Between bridal showers, bridal luncheons and various fundraiser events, I’ve recently found myself in search of the perfect late summer cocktail dress! Of course, I turned to my favorite site, Nordstrom, to find exactly what I needed. I’m sharing a few of my favorites that are great for wearing right now and well into September events as well! (The blush lace midi dress in today’s post also comes in a beautiful blue color that will be amazing for fall!)
Also, these gray ankle strap heels have been my go-to neutral lately! I found them in the Nordstrom sale last month, and they might be my most worn sale item so far!
Living in Baton Rouge, it’s definitely an advantage to have the beach just a short road trip away. In college, Orange Beach, Alabama was one of our favorite spring break destinations, and I have so many fun memories there! Even now, I still frequent the Alabama beaches with friends during the summer. (I was also just there for Hangout Fest!) After my most recent trip with Hotel Indigo Orange Beach, anIHG hotel, I put together an Orange Beach travel guide filled with spots to eat, drink and hang out all within short distances from the hotel!
Don’t get me wrong, some days having absolutely nothing to do is a GREAT thing. Other times you are itching to get out of the house to do something – anything! But what, right? Growing up as an only child taught me to get creative when you find yourself with time on your hands. Inspired by the Belk’s True Craft brand, I’m channeling my best “weekend vibes” to share five of my favorite ways to beat summer boredom – on any budget.
True Craft allows you to explore your own one-of-a-kind style and is perfect to wear on any summer adventure! I wore my True Craft tie-front tee for a day on the bike with classic jean shorts and my favorite slip-on sneakers. (Also a comfy option for your favorite sweat pants and a mug of coffee!)
I’ve heard from a number of friends that they’re done looking for “summer outfits” – which honestly kind of surprised me because we are far from finished with summer weather! But the more I thought about it, the more it makes sense. Everyone stocks up for spring and summer March-May, and now that we’re mid-July, everyone is thinking about pre-fall outfit pieces. SO, I’m rounding up five transitional pieces for late summer outfit ideas to wear both now and later in today’s post!