Fourth of July Shopping

Can you believe the Fourth of July is next week?! The Fourth is one of my favorite holidays and I can't wait to celebrate it at my grandparent's house. Each year is full of traditions: sparklers, the parade, enjoying the sunshine on the back porch, and delicious food.

I have been loving all of the clothing that's come out for the Fourth this year. From comfortable summer dresses to fun earrings, there is such a great variety to choose from. I've pulled together some of my favorites that I've found thus far in hopes it may help you put together your festive look. I've been eyeing all of these items and think they all would be perfect for the holiday!


Summertime Gingham

Nothing says summer quite like gingham, and I am almost always in dresses during the summertime. When the Vineyard Vines and Target collection included this gingham shirt dress, it was the first item on my list. I have a similar dress from Vineyard Vines in a light blue that I got years ago and it is easily one of the most worn items in my closet during the summertime. I have a feeling this navy number will be too.

The material is so comfortable and soft, and I was happily surprised by the quality of dress. I don’t think you would have any idea this isn’t a traditional Vineyard Vines piece. The classic style is easy to wear for a number of occasions, and is there anything better than a navy and gingham combo?!

While this dress is sold out, I’ve found a few alternatives that are so cute (and many on sale!).


Happy National Wear Your Lilly Day

Happy National Wear Your Lilly Day! Though it was a gloomy day here in Chicago, I can't think of a better way to celebrate the summer solstice than in a bright print. Lilly Pulitzer is my favorite brand all summer long — no matter the occasion. Lilly brings effortless color and fun with any piece.

Today I wore one of my favorite shift dresses in the classic Pink Lemonade print. I am loving all of Lilly's current prints and have linked a few dresses perfect for summer below. 

How are you celebrating National Wear Your Lilly Day?!


Endless Summer Eyelet

top (c/o) | jeans | shoes (old, similar) | bag (old, similar) | earrings | bracelet

These past few days in Chicago have been overcast and chilly and this part-time southerner has been cold! I am dreaming of sunny days and warm weather. Despite dressing to stay warm in the the cooler temperatures (think below 75), I’ve been doing my best to keep my outfits looking summery.

Eyelet is such a great summer fabric and makes such pretty effortless clothing. This eyelet Haley and The Hound top is one of my new favorites with its bell sleeves and versatility. I wore this outfit on Father’s Day when the temperatures were in the high 50s. Paired with jeans and fun slip ons, I felt summery and comfortable despite the temperatures. I love the eyelet and feminine details of the tie in front of the top. 

I know I’ll be wearing this top all summer, too. Whether with white jeans or pink shorts, it is an essential for the summertime and can be easily dressed up or down. It will be a go-to for a variety of occasions.

Do you have a go to top for the summer?


Summer Earrings under $25

It feels like summer is in full swing and the bright colors are here! The perfect way to add a pop of color to any outfit this summer is with a great pair of earrings. I love how they are such a simple accessory but can be interchangeable with countless outfits. My favorite accessory, that’s for sure!

I’ve rounded up my favorites that I’ve seen so far this summer. Each pair is under $25 and is so versatile. Whether you are heading to the office or grabbing dinner with friends, earrings are such a way fun to add to your look and a great addition to any jewelry collection. 


Father's Day Gift Ideas

Can you believe Father’s Day is almost here?! I’ve been searching for the perfect gift for my dad and thought I’d share some of my favorites I’ve found. Whether your dad is a football fanatic or a grill master, here are a few items that would make a great gift for dads.


National Nail Polish Day

Hooray for June! If it didn’t feel like summer before, it certainly does now. Between warm weather and everyone breaking out their summer wardrobe, it feels like summer is in full swing.

One of my favorite parts of summer is all the bright colors. Whether its clothes, décor, or practically anything on shelves, everything seems just a bit more colorful. This includes nail polish, and I’ve been eyeing so many fun colors that have come out this spring and summer. 

Essie has declared June 1 National Nail Polish Day. To celebrate, Essie products are $2 off today only at Walgreens. What better day to pick some pretty colors for this summer?!

I’ve put together a collection of my favorite colors I’ve seen this season. There’s definitely a trend in my color scheme, but I think all of these colors are perfect choices for the summertime.

What nail polish color is your favorite?

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