A Summer Dress

Now that summer has officially begun, I've been pulling out more and more dresses from my closet to wear. I love that it doesn't take much to pull a look together, especially if you're in a hurry out the door, or in a last-minute pinch needing an outfit for a summer soirée. There's no need to rummage through your entire closet panicking about which blouse you should wear with which skirt; with a dress it's a "one and done" deal! Just slip on your favorite pair of sandals, grab your cross body and lipgloss and you're ready to go.

If you don't know this about me already, then I'll fill you in on a little secret: I'm a huge fan of neutrals (surprise!). Nine times out of ten you will usually find me in some sort of heather grey, cream or taupe hue, or mixing and matching all three together. Don't get me wrong, I do love color, but when I'm out shopping I always gravitate towards these classic color palettes which pair back to many other pieces within my wardrobe. One of my favorite dresses is this one I'm wearing, which is an older style from Anthropologie. I bought it a couple summers ago to wear to my bridal shower, and I just loved the feminine ruffle details on the shoulders and hemline. Plus, the fact that is has stripes AND pockets is a major win (another fun fact: I'm a stripe fan, too!).

Freddy and I stumbled upon this quaint park in our neighborhood that we hadn't discovered before, and we both got so excited! The lush grass and tall oak trees make this a perfect spot for a summer picnic or BBQ hangout with friends. There's even a pergola with enough picnic tables to invite the whole neighborhood. Okay, maybe not the entire neighborhood, but you get my drift. Not to mention the bench swing beneath the tree is so adorable!

With 4th of July just being a week away (can you believe it!?), I've already started thinking about what to wear for family outings. I've listed some of my favorite pieces I've been eyeing below. Do you have your Independence Day look planned already? I'd love to hear about it in the comments!

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