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Summery Striped Maxi Dress

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Tiered Striped Maxi Dress (makes for a perfect cover-up too!) | Fan Tassel Earrings | Transport Tote | Indio Sunglasses, more colors here| Studded Sandals | Lips in Peony Gloss

It only felt right after a weekend in the sun (and ignoring my phone, email, Instagram, etc.) and a hot weekend in Chicago to share this adorable summer-ready outfit! For the past few months we’ve been swaying between spring weather and winter weather and I’m ready for the spring/summer temps to stay for good!

For as much as I sometimes struggle and complain about Chicago in the winter, I feel the complete opposite about it in the summertime.

Trees sprout leaves again, plants, grass and flowers emerge from the brown dirt and suddenly the streets are vibrant and full of life again. And, it’s hard to not have all that fresh new life breathe some new life into you as well.

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Striped Maxi Dress - swim cover-up
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I think that’s why I’ve been on such a kick of cleaning out our place, tidying up, and getting a good refresh!

Last Friday, I even spent some time with my developer cleaning up my blog (realized I had a some extra stuff that was causing it to load slowly, so hopefully you notice that things are loading faster!), got my editorial calendar organized for the rest of the month and the beginning of June and wrapped up a few other things that had been hanging over my head.

I’m excited about all the new content to come!!

Think workouts, summer style, travel tips, quick beauty tutorials and some exciting launches!

I do feel like I’ve been a bit of a bad blogger lately. But, I’m not going to apologize for it. It’s not because I don’t care about putting out great stuff here, it’s that I’ve finally learned to give myself some grace and only do what I can do. Okay, well, let’s be honest, I’m still a work in progress there, but for the first time in so dang long, I actually felt totally okay not killing myself to get a post out every other day. I just let it go for a bit while I’m in a busy season of life.

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Striped Maxi Dress - summer outfit idea
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I’ve been working hard on another project—more to come SOOO soon! I know I keep hinting at it and we got pushed back a week with Owen and I getting sick and going out of town. But, that’s the reason I’ve been off my blogging game. It’s taken up so much of my time because I want it to be amazing (and I hope you guys love it too).

These past few months have been such a good reminder that if I focus on the outcome, the pieces really do all start falling together. It might not happen the way you expected, but the timing will all be okay.

But, things all feel like they’re falling into place at the perfect time.

We’ve got some fun travel plans coming this summer and fun visitors coming to town as well. I’m just soooo looking forward to amazing weather and more time outside hanging with my family and friends!

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Striped Maxi Dress - what to wear summer

Striped Maxi Dress

I got this maxi dress a few weeks before we left town and was so excited to actually wear it in Florida last week. It’s super comfortable and breezy. Also, it’s perfect as a casual dress or a swim cover-up.

I got these fan tassel earrings too which I wasn’t sure if I’d wear. Usually, I’m a studs gal, but I freaking love them and have worn them on multiple occasions already. Sometimes I forget how much I love the color yellow!

Lastly, these studded sandals are also new. They’re so cute! I love the metal stud details. I have so many pairs of camel sandals (just got this pair and I’m OBSESSED! the softest leather ever!), so it was nice to switch it up a bit.

Can’t wait to wear all the dresses this summer!! What’s your favorite thing to wear during summer months?

BTW, 10 ways to boost your happiness now, and embracing change and trusting the timing of your life.