Summer Favorites 2017

I hope everyone enjoyed the long holiday weekend.  Summer is almost here and I can barely wait!  After all of the rain we’ve had this past winter, summer can’t arrive soon enough in my book.

Everything is so green and lush and our reservoirs and lakes are finally full. 🙂

I spent this past weekend in Cabo with three of my good friends.  Every May we do something special and Cabo has been our location of choice for the last several years.  You can’t go wrong with Cabo.  I have two fun posts coming up about my weekend there so stay tuned.

Are you looking for some fresh new pieces for summer…..well, I hope you find a bit of inspiration in this post.

I’m loving this dress from Madewell.

Love all of the cute pops of color and the fun tassel tie.

I had to show you the back because it’s as fun as the front.

How often does that happen?!

This beautiful bow tie dress from Banana Republic is so feminine and classy.

I’m loving this figure flattering maxi from Boston Proper.  You can never go wrong with a cinch at the waist!

Gingham is every where this season and I think it is the most adorable look.

Do you like it or not?  This cutie is from Boston Proper.

A classy maxi from Target.

I love a cute tunic with tassels and great detailing.  This adorable shirt is from J Crew.

A white sweater with fringe. Too cute!  Another great choice from J Crew.

I always love an animal print and this linen-cotton shirt is perfect for summer and it’s on sale from J Crew!

And a pair of linen animal print shorts from J Crew.  Sizes are limited.

Maybe you don’t want a gingham dress and would rather do the gingham trend in a shirt.  Here it is in a cute off the shoulder option.  Channel your inner Marianne from Gilligan’s Island!  If you are in your 20’s or 30’s please ignore that comment. 😉

I know I use the word love too much, but I LOVE this black and white off the shoulder top from Boston Proper.  I’m always a fan of black and white and the bold stripes look fabulous.

Another fun trend for the season is the bell sleeve, which I’m loving.  The piping and classic style have me swooning for this lovely shirt. 

A Vince jumpsuit from Nordstrom.  So cute and pulled together for any occasion and what a great piece for travel.

I think I could live in this !  And it comes in black.

How adorable is this cute little clutch from Madewell.  A nice bag for carrying your phone and lipstick.

And it’s lined!  Love that!!

A pom pom clutch to go with your summer outfit. Too cute!

Another find from Madewell. 

The perfect round tote for all of your summer travels.

Fun and functional from Madewell.

A colorful and fun bag from Boston Proper.  This bag has a zipper and is large enough to hold all of your beach or travel essentials.  And this bag is lined – and it’s on sale!


So many cute mules out right now and I found these cuties at M Gemi.

And these come in a variety of different colors.



Another great pair of shoes from M Gemi.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve been wearing my slip on sneakers constantly!  These come in a variety of different colors.

Slides with a block heel from Sam Edelman.  This color. 🙂  And they come in a few other color options – and they are 30% off.  Most shoes on the Sam Edelman website are 30% off for the Memorial Day weekend… looks they have extended the sale.

It wouldn’t be a post from me if I didn’t leave you with a few fun cover up options.  You have to have some festive cover ups in your summer wardrobe.

I’m obsessed with this color combination!  I would use this for a cover up, but it could be used as a tunic or a dress.  This adorable piece is from Lilly.

Beach cover up pants with cute poms on the bottom and a wide leg!

Okay…. I’m in love with these!

And adorable worn around town with a white tank or t-shirt.

Another piece from Boston Proper.  I have to say they have so many unique pieces for summer vacation!  They have the getaway wardrobe down don’t they?!

Have you found some styles you are loving this summer?  Are you wearing gingham and bell sleeves?  Where did you find your favorite pieces?

Are you and your kids counting down the last days of the school year?  My kids are in serious countdown mode!  One more week and then finals!

What are you up to this summer?  Are you taking a road trip or traveling to a favorite destination?  I would love to hear what you are doing!

Thanks for stopping by!    April  xo

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2 comments on “Summer Favorites 2017

  1. April, LOVE your clothing posts! There are a lot of cute choices out right now. I also have that J Crew dress with the tie on my radar and I am addicted to my slide-on sneakers. I love those flowered pants and the striped off the shoulder blouse from Boston Proper. I have to check them out. What cute pouches from Madewell- the Vacation one especially! Madewell is always good.

    So happy my kids are almost done. This week almost feels like summer, but I am liking the spring-like weather, not too hot. Cannot wait to hear all about your trip. Again great post. Always love your style!! xo Kim

    • Thank you, Kim! I always like your fashion choices as well. Yes, Madewell always has so many nice pieces and I’m currently loving their jeans! Look forward to seeing you soon and I’m glad your kids are almost finished with their school year. April xo

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