The Best Summer Dress Trends To Wear Now

Post-vaccination vacay. Outdoor festival. Day trip to a winery. Summer is almost here, and we might actually have reason to put on our pretty frocks this year. So, what should we wear? Today, I’m rounding up 3 top summer dress trends for 2021.

Saturated Shades

Saturated colors are coming in hot this year, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Bold hues look especially dashing on dresses. So, skip the black and neutral dresses, and reach for your brightest frock. Need some inspiration? I found this poplin mid dress at Zara for under $50.

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What I’m Wearing:

Zara dress | Telfar bag | Birkenstock sandals | Fendi sunglasses (shop options for less here)

Sizing: I’m wearing a medium, but a small or even extra small would be a better fit. The top of this dress is very stretchy and the bottom is voluminous.

Color aside, I also love this dress because it offers some cool styling possibilities. The straps could be worn up or draped on the shoulders for a subtly sexy vibe. I’m sure I could get away with tucking them for a strapless look as well. And, of course, with bold color numbers like this one, colorblocking with contrasting colors always offers fresh styling options.

Pastel Palettes

If bolder hues are a bit much for you, but you want to embrace color this summer, this next trend has your name all over it. Pastels hues pack their own power. Pale shades of blue are especially popular this year. So, this tiered dress from Zara was a must for me. It also has puff sleeves. Nuff said, right?

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What I’m Wearing:

Zara dress | Zara denim jacket (similar) | Teva sandals (also here) | Jacquemus bag

Fendi sunglasses (shop options for less here) | MaskC face mask

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Sizing: I’m wearing a medium in this dress. While it’s oversized, the buttons across the chest and the cuffs on the sleeves fit snug, so I’m glad I took the Zara size recommendation and sized up to a medium.

Fresh Florals

Thought you were over florals for summer? Wait a minute. You must see the amazing collection of pieces featuring this fresh floral print at H&M. There’s something so irresistible about the hand-painted, wild flowers print. I opted for the bandeau dress because showing shoulders is kinda my thing. The print is available on several pieces at H&M though.

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What I’m Wearing:

H&M dress ($19.99) | Birkenstock sandals | Jacquemus bag

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Sizing: This dress runs large, so size down. I sized down to an extra small.

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I Tried This Clothing Rental Subscription, And It’s Worth The Hype

This post is sponsored by Haverdash, a clothing rental subscription.

Managing the quantity and quality of my wardrobe is important to me, but doing so can be tricky as a blogger because of my content creation demands. I’ve become quite intrigued lately by the idea of clothing rentals, but a few concerns always gave me pause. On a whim, though, I tried Haverdash, a clothing rental subscription for the everyday woman, and I’ve been converted. This clothing rental subscription, which costs only $59/month, offers a few perks that are totally worth that fee. I’m breaking it all down below.

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Before delving into all the reasons I’m hooked on Haverdash, I must let you know that EVERY look featured in this post is created using my Haverdash rentals. My concern about not finding items I’d even want to try? Not an issue with Haverdash at all. Also, the monthly fee of $59 allows you to rent 3 items at a time, wear them, return them, and get more for as many times as you can fit in a month.

Scroll down below for the top 5 reasons I’m a fan of clothing rental subscriptions after trying Haverdash.

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1. Experiment with styles/trends you’re not ready or don’t want to commit to.

The moment I started my Haverdash subscription, I added styles to my closet that I wouldn’t necessarily purchase. Back-out sweaters, faux leather midi skirts, denim skirts…if it caught my eye, I tried it. It’s a no-risk experiment because I could wear the items (or not) and return them. Of course, I ended up loving everything.

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2. You can always have a fresh outfit for any occasion.

I’m a huge proponent of repeating items and outfits, but sometimes you just don’t want to wear the same thing around the same people or in the same space. With rentals, you never have to worry about that. Wear it once, return it, get something new.

3. Don’t want to part with a rental? You can purchase it at a discounted price.

When I unboxed this striped sweater with the stunning opening in the back, I knew I wouldn’t want to part with it. And, I don’t have to. Every item you rent is available for purchase at a discounted rate. It’s like giving items a trial run before they earn a permanent spot in your closet. Win-win!

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4. You never have to pay for dry cleaning.

I love that once you’re done with the items in a shipment, you simply pack them up, place them in the pre-paid bag, and send them back. Haverdash handles the dry cleaning. Less laundry for me? I’m so here for that.

5. Unlimited access to the latest styles

One of my favorite features about the Haverdash setup is your monthly fee gives you unlimited access to the styles you want to wear. You’re allowed to rent 3 items at a time. Once you’re done with them, send them back and 3 new items will instantly be shipped to you.

Have you tried a clothing rental subscription? Tell me below. If you haven’t tried Haverdash yet, try it today! You will be glad you did. Check out my Instagram and Instagram stories later today for a glimpse inside the process (from unboxing to styling).

15 Comfy Chic Ways To Dress For Thanksgiving

Getting dressed for Thanksgiving requires a little thought. It’s a special occasion, so you want to look stylish, but you also want to be super comfortable to fully enjoy all the festivities. I did a round-up of 12 comfy looks that are perfect for celebrating Thanksgiving a couple years ago. Today, I thought I’d check in with an updated version of that post. The best news? You probably already the items in your closet to create your Thanksgiving style.

12 Cozy Chic Looks To Master Your Thanksgiving Style

1. Your favorite jeans and a sharp shirt

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2. Thoughtfully selected knits and leggings

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3. Turtleneck sweater and leggings

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4. Puff sleeve blouse and stretch pants

5. Oversized blouse and leggings

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6. Cozy knits in fun textures


7. Oversized chunky sweater and mini skirt

8. One piece wonders with wiggle room

9. Faux Suede leggings and chunky sweaters

10. Voluminous tops and your favorite jeans

11. Silky tops and wide leg pants

12. Knit dresses

13. Cozy sweater jackets and your favorite jeans

14. All black but play with texture

15. Sweatshirt dresses



5 Ways To Wear Must-Have, Mini-Flare Jeans

Hands down. One of my new favorite silhouettes for pants is the ankle length, mini-flare jeans. They’re so modern and fresh. My go-to pair is a Madewell style in washed black (and I have my eyes on this stripe pair). They’re fitted through the hip and thigh with a cropped kick out leg. Overall, the shape is flattering. It’s also quite versatile. Your options are plentiful when it comes to pairing it, from the tops to the shoes. Here are 5 easy yet fabulous ways to wear these jeans.

5 Ways To Wear Must-Have Mini-Flare Jeans
1. Cool Layers

Mini-flare jeans

Top | Jacket (similar, similar) | Jeans (now on sale) | Mules c/o

Sunglasses (Fendi on sale here) | Bag (also here)| Anklet | Earrings (similar) | Watch (similar, similar)

2. Play With Proportions

Mini-flare jeans

Balloon sleeve top| Flare ankle denim| Leopard sock booties (on sale!)

3. Rely On The Classics

Mini-flare jeans

Balloon sleeve shirt (similar, similar, similar) | Flare ankle denim | Slingbacks (under $30)

4. Have Fun On Top

Top| Jeans| Sandals| Earrings (similar, similar) | Bag| Lip (Bawse)

5. Boss Up With A Blazer

These faux leather bottoms have the same silhouette, so I thought this ensemble would be a great option for the jeans as well. They look fantastic with a sharp blazer.

Velvet blazer| Flare leather leggings| Studded mules| Necklace (similar) | Earrings (Original post)

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12 Stylish and Comfortable Ways to Dress for Thanksgiving

Let’s face it. Getting dressed for Thanksgiving dinner takes some strategy. Am I, right? If you’re going to be in mixed company, you want to look like your usual stylish self. But, you also want to be comfortable since there’ll be lots of eating and drinking. The good news is, it’s possible to balance both style objectives. Here are 12 Thanksgiving outfits that do just that.

12 Thanksgiving Outfits for Every Dinner

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4. Original post | Shop the dress on sale (and also in grey) here

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5. Original post | Shop this must-have belt here.

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8. Original post | Shop fly joggers here, here, and here.

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11. Original post | Shop the new version of this midi shirt dress here

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