Summer dresses

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Summer dresses, happened so fast….

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(Get it, Danny. GIF source here.)

Hands down, summer dresses are my favorite wardrobe staple. Here in Socal (and also in AZ), you can wear them about 10 months out of the year (especially if you add a sweater, tights and boots), and I love that they’re an entire outfit. I still feel put together and girly, but can get dressed in a snap, which is appreciated when I’m in between brushing tiny teeth and making toddler braids/pigtails.


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(dress c/o White Plum)

Here are some dresses and themes I’m going crazy for this summer:


Summer dresses

1) Stripes! LOVE anything striped, and I find that it’s super flattering for maxis or short dresses. Here’s the link to the cute gap maxi I’ve been wearing lately. I also like this unique striped dress from Anthropologie.

2) Delicate details. I love a little bit of lace on a dress for a romantic touch. Especially adore this dress and this one.

3) TIE DYE! My inner hippie just did backflip of joy. Since we live in a beachy spot, tie dye is the norm. I’m embracing it, especially for dresses, coverups, tanks and my one pair of beloved tie dye genie pants. This one is gorgeous but a little on the pricey side. I like also like this one, which is more budget-friendly (on sale for $49 right now; love the thyme color).

4) Mexican-inspired embroidered. I recently got two dresses with gorgeous embroidery -stay tuned for pics on an upcoming giveaway post!- and feel like it’s a little nod to Tucson. I grew up wearing dresses my mom and nana brought back from Mexico, and they always really made me feeling like I was playing dress-up. I still feel the same way. This maxi from J. Crew is swoon-worthy and I also love this one from White Plum.

5) Color blocks. I especially love the color combos for this season. (Current fave, from gap + fun pleats on this one!)

What’s your favorite summer dress style? Feel free to link to any faves in the comments section! It’s fun to shop together 😉




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  1. Crystal on June 20, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I love maxi dresses, especially from Anthro, I’ve got my eye on this one:

    I also like wearing really short, slinky dresses, since it gets so HOT here:

  2. Ari@The Diva Dish on June 20, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    I love wearing dresses in the summer! They are just so easy and comfy to wear! (Especially since I live in Las Vegas where it’s 120! 🙂

  3. Julie on June 20, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I’m thankful that I can wear summer sundresses year round here in California!

  4. Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. on June 20, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Great Danny Zucco GIF 🙂

    So happy summer is here! I’ve been living in my maxis lately.

  5. Livi on June 20, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Color blocks are such a fun addition to summer dresses!

  6. Melodie on June 20, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    I love dresses in the summer! i love the blue one you have on in the picture! Any kind of maxi is my favorite. In fact, I just got a cute one in the mail from Old Navy today that I had ordered. Shorter knee length ones are more practical…I can get more use out of them since I’ll wear them out and about to the grocery store or whatever. Maxis feel a little more “fancy”, but oh man, i love them!

  7. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on June 20, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    It’s actually a little too cold and windy in San Francisco for summer dresses, but I still wear them with some tights. I LOVE maxi dresses the most. Hope you’re still loving San Diego. My husband’s parents live there, so I’m hoping to come down and explore one day soon.

  8. Pua on June 21, 2014 at 2:47 am

    That Danny gif made me smile… one of my favorite movies! I haven’t found dresses that I like since I’ve been pregnant, but I tend to wear dresses similar to your beautiful White Plum dress in the pic above!

  9. char eats greens on June 21, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I just got a cute striped/half chevron one (Roxy!) yesterday! It has a cute open back (unknown for what bra I’ll wear with it yet though haha) and it a pale/pastel green colour! Love these options. Totally saved it for later 😉

  10. Laura B @ FitMamaLove on June 21, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    I LOVE summer dresses and I don’t have nearly enough! Need to go shopping–now!

  11. Allie on June 22, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    I’m loving any dress with a collar or a fun print right now – I’ve got my eye in ine with pineapples all over it currently! I’m a big fan of dresses in general – they’re easy and super comfy, but you still look good!

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