Gingham Ruffle

Ruffles and gingham all in one? I think my wildest dreams have come true. These pants are stretchy and comfortable, plus have the pretties ruffle at the waist and at the ankles. The cuteness is verging on overload.

I love going a bit simple and wearing a black off the shoulder on top. You can also pair the gingham with chambray and wear a button down (tucked in or knotted), a sleeveless white button down, or just a tank top for a dressed down look. If you want to add some color, I would wear some pink or baby blue shoes. Again, my simple side went with some cute black sandals with a bow detail in the back.

THE EARRINGS. I found this statement pair at Charming Charlie. They are under $15 and perfect when the rest of an outfit is simple, or if you’ve gone the casual route and want to add a little fun to your look. I’ve linked several pairs below, from beaded to tassel – and I love how something small (and budget friendly) can really elevate your outfit.

As we go into fall, I will be wearing this gingham print with a pretty sweater (think pink, white or black) and some flats. All outfit details are below!

Summer Sundress On Sale

I love a good, comfy, breezy summer sundress, and this one is on sale for under $50. It’s such a pretty blue ikat print (but check out the super cute ivory version with textured fabric) and can be worn multiple ways, making it the perfect piece for your end of summer vacation.

  

The ties at the shoulders are the cutest, and add that little detail to make a dress unique. I also love the scoop neck and length – it’s not too short and hits above the knee (or at the knee for most). Technically it’s a beach cover up, but I’ve been wearing it as a sundress, tunic with jeans, and date night frock. So basically, it’s everything you’ve ever wanted in a dress – it goes from morning to afternoon to night.

  

I paired it with my favorite jeans at the moment – an exposed button crop with shark bite hem. They are so stretchy and comfortable with a high waist. You can also pair this dress with skinny white jeans and some nude heels for a fancier feel.

Scoop this dress up before it’s gone! Your wardrobe will thank you. All outfit details are below, including this adorable circle straw bag (that holds A LOT, think sand toys, wallet, phone, and sunscreen!).

Striped Summer Linen

This top is actually part of a two piece striped summer linen set that is $15. It’s lightweight, with a classic white and blue stripe and I love both pieces, but usually split them up. I pair the top piece with a cami and my favorite jean shorts (it also goes with skinny jeans, denim skirts, white denim, white dresses, etc. – the list goes on). The ruffled shorts are perfect for beach trips, pool days and even pajamas because they are on the shorter side.Read More

Madewell Dress + Blogger Event!

I’m so excited! Not only is this dress adorable, but it’s from one of my favorite stores, Madewell – and I’m having a blogger event this Saturday! Come out and shop with me from 12-2pm, Saturday July 29th at Madewell Somerset in Troy, Michigan. You can shop my pics, keep your kids entertained with fashion coloring sheets, use a special discount code, and there will be sips + treats. I’ll also have some of my favorite recipes on cards you can take home!Read More

Frosé

If you’re wondering what exactly frosé is, I’m here to help. On the flip side, if’ you’ve had the pleasure of enjoying frosé at a restaurant or trendy bar, then I’m also happy to help you make the concoction at home. It’s simple, and the hardest part is waiting for the rosé to freeze. If you love rosé and you love slushies, this is your drink.

Frosé is made my freezing rosé, blending it with a chilled strawberry simple syrup and adding lemon juice and ice. It’s perfect for warm summer days and evenings. If you’re thinking it’s a great party drink, IT IS and you can make it all ahead of time.

Some tips: use a dark colored rosé. The color of rosé lightens during freezing, and you want a nice pink drink. Second, use shallow containers to freeze the rosé. It helps move the process along faster. Also, chill all ingredients. You want a good slushy consistency, and super cold ingredients will help make perfect frosé. My last tip, make more than what you think you need. It goes down easy, and before you know it, you’ll be out of frosé (and probably crying). If you over make, you just leave it in the freezer and have a nice treat for an unassuming Monday evening.

You can get the recipe on a cute little card this weekend at Madewell in Somerset Mall (Troy, Michigan) from 12-2pm! I’m hosting a special pop-up event where I will have a bunch of my fashion pics + styling tips! I’ll have this recipe printed and you can pick one up + say hi (while supplies last).

Ingredients:

  • 1 750 ml bottle rosé (a deep bodied bottle is best – meaning a deep pink color – I use an inexpensive bottle from Trader Joe’s)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 6 ounces fresh strawberries, hulled and cut in half
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (use a touch more if you like tart flavors)
  • 1 cup ice

Directions:

Pour rosé into a plastic or glass container and freeze for at least 6-8 hours. Meanwhile, bring sugar and water to a boil, just to dissolve the sugar. Remove from heat and add strawberries. Let steep for about 30 minutes. Strain strawberries out with a fine mesh sieve.

Once rosé is frozen (it will be slushie, not completely frozen), scoop into a large blender. Add chilled syrup, lemon juice, and cup of ice. Blend until milkshake consistency. Place back into plastic or glass container and freeze for 30 minutes, or until needed. Can be stored for up to 7 days. When ready to serve, scoop into glasses and serve with a straw.

Simple Addiction Anniversary Sale

I’m a huge fan of the online boutique Simple Addition, and it’s officially the Simple Addiction Anniversary Sale! Each day they have special deals for up to 80% off, and it’s a great time to grab some basics, too. This Heidi Outfit in a Box set is so cute, soft and comfy – plus it simplifies getting dressed. Everything you need – a shirt, skirt + jewelry are included and it’s on sale this weekend. I’m wearing a size small in the top and an extra small in the skirt, and it runs true to size. You can also purchase just the skirt here or just the top hereand they are both on sale!Read More

Open Shoulder Floral Top

When you find an open shoulder floral top that’s easy to wear, you swoon. You go “Hallelujah! A top I can wear with a normal bra!” But beyond that detail, I love the print on this version. It has soft, muted colors and is such an easy, wearable style. It is a flattering fit on almost any shape. You can pair it with literally anything – from denim skirts to white shorts to any of your skinny jeans. I also love it with flare jeans for more of a boho feel. It’s currently sold out, but I’ve linked to a bunch of similar tops below, and it’s my hope it is back in stock soon. My sandals are on major sale and come in three colors. I would snag them now before they’re gone. They are super comfortable with the slightest wedge ever, which makes them wearable for hours and hours. And hours.Read More

Denim Skirt with Ruffle + Bell Sleeve Embroidered Top

This outfit is the bees knees. I love both pieces, and they are completely budget friendly. This denim skirt with the cutest ruffle is on sale for only $34.90 and my top is $17 (but feels much more expensive with the gorgeous embroidery). If you’re looking for a date night look, brunch outfit or summer concert inspo, this is it. And look at me unapologetically admire my $32.99 sandals…Read More

Yellow Floral Tie Front Blouse

Some tops are just happy, and this yellow floral tie front blouse is one of them. It has the prettiest yellow hue with happy, colorful blooms in easy to pair colors. The navy, pinks, and sage green go so well with your favorite denim but work also with white, blush, and a lot of colored denim right now. Since we’ve got some heat right now, I’m wearing my favorite cut offs, but I’ve also worn this top with flare jeans, white skinnies and a navy gingham skirt for pattern mixing. It’s under $14, and a great blouse for the summer.Read More

Polka Dots and Ruffles

“Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?” – says white tee. YES, yes it is what you are looking for. This tee has it all. Fun ruffle detail, a sheer panel with cute tiny polka dots, and super soft fabric that’s roomy and comfortable. So let’s get this straight. It feels like a cozy sweatshirt but is cute, has fun details, and is so basic yet not basic. This tee screams “add me to your closet!” And it’s $15. Need I say more? I do need to – it also comes in black.Read More