Ah, sweet, sweet summer! While it may not be my favorite season, I have learned to appreciate the joy that comes with floppy-brimmed hats and opened-toed shoes. Being a New England gal, the weather can be quite unpredictable here, so it’s best to always have a variety of wardrobe options year-round. I’ve been into warm colors and intricate patterns lately, along with textured neutral accessories. Enjoy my seven wardrobe staples for this month! (Postscript: I do quite a lot of Amazon shopping, and that’s where you’ll find a majority of these items.)

This short-and-sweet floral printed 50s style dress from Grace Karin. This sleeveless, cotton boatneck dress comes in forty-two different prints, so I had a difficult time picking which one to order! This dress is breathable, comfortable, and absolutely stunning over a petticoat. Every time I put it on, I feel like I’m getting ready for an afternoon tea party. You can find it here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01J99PUF2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1&psc=1


These classic flat Oxfords are perfect for both casual and formal wear- and they look fabulous with almost anything I pair them with. There aren’t many days I’m seen without a pair of heels, but these are my new go-tos for the long days spent on my feet. The little holes that dot the sides also make these shoes quite breathable and perfect for summer. Order them here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00724ZIBS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


This adorable dress is exactly same to the floral one- it just has a different print. I’ve never seen a print like this one before, and I fell in love the moment I laid eyes on it. Prepare to get loads of compliments when you wear this one out on the town! As I said before, the material is breathable yet thick, and looks marvelous over a petticoat.


I purchased this beaded clutch at a local boutique for my Sophomore prom, which feels like ages ago. Though I scoured the internet thoroughly to see where else this clutch can be purchased, I couldn’t find the company or the seller. Fortunately, there are many other clutches on the market that are very similar, if not almost identical! This clutch isn’t big enough to fit a smartphone, but is the perfect size for tiny essentials, like lipstick and powder.


Maaaaaybe my new favorite dress of all time? Gosh, this dress is amazing. I feel like a 1950s waitress every time I slip into it, especially when paired with the Oxfords. In the picture online, the minty color looked a brighter and tackier, so I was pleased to see that the actual color is rather muted and softer. This dress looks lovely with or without a petticoat, so have fun experimenting! Get it here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0727M7H5G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


I’ve posted about these flats before, but how could I not repeat myself? Yes, those are sloths hugging rainbows with cherub smiles on their faces. These flats are 100% vegan and ideal for both casual and formal attire, in my opinion. They pair nicely with any dress, adding fun and a bit of silliness to any summer look. Also, did I mention that they are insanely comfortable? You can find them here: https://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes/slow-and-behold-vegan-ballet-flat/155024.html


This A-line pleated high-waisted skirt, with a bow tie on the front. Sure, it’s only May, but can you imagine wearing this to a Christmas party with a ruffled green top in December? *dreamy sigh.* This elegant skirt is under $20 and comes in four different colors, including black, blue, and green. The material is breathable and light, while still keeping my tush fully covered at all times. I prefer it without a petticoat, but it looks lovely both ways. Find it here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XSKL57Q/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


That’s what’s new, everybody! Enjoy your day, and I’ll see you on Friday.



Posted by:Sarah Desroche

I am a twenty-two year-old college grad based in the Boston area. As a Digital Media + Social Justice major, spreading inspiration and positivity is extremely important to me. When I'm not reading, writing, or blogging, I enjoy cooking delicious vegan meals and binge-watching crime shows on Netflix. Thanks for stopping by!

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