Summer Dress

Happy first day of Summer!
Maybe you live in a place like I do where it’s felt like Summer for some time now or maybe you live in a place that’s still on the cool-ish side, no matter, you probably still want a great dress for the season. Although I wasn’t really looking I found one! Now here’s the deal with mine, it was thrifted. Yup. I did a little closet clean and brought some things to Style Encore and while they were going through my clothes I was going through their racks to kill time. Then I found it!

This dress is from H&M and I’ll tell you it’s perfection. It’s lightweight, gauzy material is perfect for hot weather and it’s so flowy! Oh and did I mention it was $9? Yes! I wore it for Father’s Day when we went out to lunch with my mom and dad. It was perfect for lunch and then some shopping. Now since mine isn’t available any longer this one is similar. At H&M this one , this one, this one, this one, and this one would work too.

We didn’t carry our camera with us so my husband snapped a few with his Iphone, which was a good thing because by the time we got home it was dark and rainy. That’s Florida in the Summer, bright and sunny one minute and then rainy the next!

I was able to wear my latest addition to my growing collection of Vionics so I was literally comfortable from head to toe! Once again I’m wearing my go to Kendra Scott necklace and my leopard cuff from Accessory Concierge. I chose to carry my new (similar) straw tote from Express. I purchased my tote during the Memorial Day sale at Express; it was 40% off and I had a $20 rewards card so I ended up paying $17 (including tax) for this awesome bag! Honestly if I had one tip to give you about shopping I’d have say it would be to get a store credit card for the stores you shop frequently. I NEVER carry a balance on ANY credit card but you are often given extra discounts and rewards during your birthday month. Just be careful and make sure you pay your credit card off every month!

Have you found the perfect Summer dress yet? What are your criteria? Feeling cool, comfortable, and stylish in a breezy Summer dress – that’s what’s in This Blonde’s Shopping Bag today!

xo,
Kellyann

Shop dresses here:
Women’s Elan V-Back Cover-Up Maxi Dress • $58
Plus Size Women’s City Chic Julliet Off The Shoulder Shift Dress • City Chic • $55.30
Women’s Moon River Crochet Trim Maxi Dress • Moon River • $62.98
Women’s Lush Ruffle Maxi Dress • Lush • $32.98
Women’s Socialite Stripe Cross Back Shift Dress • Socialite • $20.40
Women’s Wayf Blouson Midi Dress • WAYF • $40.80
Women’s Leith Racerback Shift Dress • Leith • $49
Women’s Lush Knit Maxi Dress • Lush • $38.90–52

Linking up with:Patti for Visible Monday, The Blended Blog, Royally Waiting,Get Your Pretty On, Moda Thursday,Not Dressed as Lamb ,
Confident Twosday ,
A Pocketful of Polka Dots , Lady in Violet Fashion Should Be Fun Shelbee on the Edge

XO,
Kellyann
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33 Comments

    • Kellyann
      June 21, 2017 / 6:56 pm

      Thanks Laurie. My friend is headed to London on Friday and she was afraid it would be cold, I’ll have to let her know you’re having hot weather. In the heat there’s nothing better than a flowy dress to keep cool!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  1. June 21, 2017 / 10:40 am

    Oh I love the drop waist detail on this dress! What a perfect dress for Father’s Day activities.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod
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    • Kellyann
      June 21, 2017 / 6:55 pm

      Thanks Blaire! It was a great dress to wear on Father’s Day and I was comfortable all day long, even in our brutal heat!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  2. Andrea
    June 21, 2017 / 10:46 am

    WOWZER!!! This is stunning as can be my friend!!! You look like a Summer Goddess!! I love the fit and cut of this and that bag..oh that adorable bag!! You are a vision of wonderful and I hope your day goes great!!

    • Kellyann
      June 21, 2017 / 6:54 pm

      And you’re so sweet Andrea!!! I felt like a Goddess in this long, flowy dress!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  3. Jaymie Ashcraft
    June 21, 2017 / 11:51 am

    This is a perfect Summer dress!!!
    Jaymie

    • Kellyann
      June 21, 2017 / 6:53 pm

      Thanks Jaymie, it really is a perfect Summer dress here in hot Orlando!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  4. June 21, 2017 / 11:52 am

    This summer look is divine! Loving the maxi and that bag is EVERYTHING. Xo Jonet

    • Kellyann
      June 21, 2017 / 6:52 pm

      Thanks Jonet, I am loving this bag! It just screams Summer!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  5. Phyllis
    June 21, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    I’ve been thinking about Vionics you mention often. Are there other good sale sites other than the one you linked? Any local shops?

    • Kellyann
      June 21, 2017 / 6:50 pm

      Honestly Phyllis Dillard’s is the only place locally I’ve seen them and they are full price but worth it. The Florida Mall store has the best selection followed by Altamonte and then Oviedo. If you start with just the flip flops you can grab them at Oviedo Dillards. I think you’ll love them!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  6. June 21, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    What a lucky find, Kellyann! $9!!! That is amazing! It really is the perfect summer maxi and best of all, it looks amazing on you! Happy summer!

    Mary
    http://marymurnane.com

    P.S. We both had the same idea – I’m wearing white in my post today, too 🙂 Great minds 😉
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    • Kellyann
      June 21, 2017 / 6:48 pm

      I’m tickled that you and I both styled white dresses, you have amazing style! Luck was most definitely on my side when I found this dress last week, I will be wearing it a ton!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      June 21, 2017 / 6:46 pm

      Thanks Cristina! Yes, I feel so summery in this outfit!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  7. June 21, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    That’s a screamin’ good deal!!! I love the halter necklines and you wear it beautifully. I’m going to have to go ahead and get one of those cuffs from AC (my wrists are super small…how’s it seem to run? I’m always hesitant to order bracelets if I can’t try them on) I love wearing a dress on a hot day. Staying cool and looking great while doing it = awh-some! Happy Wedensday!
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    • Kellyann
      June 21, 2017 / 6:45 pm

      Thanks Lisa! You’ll like the cuff, my wrists are small but this one stays on beautifully. I wear it all the dang time, I’m so glad I got it, I think you would be too!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      June 22, 2017 / 9:21 pm

      Thanks Deena, I am so thrilled to have found it!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  8. June 22, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    I love white in summer! It makes all your accessories pop and it feels so fresh and cool to wear. This dress was a thrifting score! It’s gorgeous on you!
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    • Kellyann
      June 22, 2017 / 9:23 pm

      Thanks so much Laura, this dress is definitely my best thrifting score!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      June 22, 2017 / 9:25 pm

      Thanks so much Alyson, since you live here in Florida you know that glow in the 3rd picture is really sweat, lol!!! I love the tote, it’s been fun using it too, I feel like I’m at the beach!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  9. June 22, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    Beautiful summer dress and it you look fabulous wearing it! Love the bag too.
    Nora

    • Kellyann
      June 22, 2017 / 9:25 pm

      Thank you so much Nora, I appreciate the compliments!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  10. June 22, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    You’ve struck lucky, perfect dress at a perfect price. You look lovely and the accesories make it a fun, light and easy to wear outfit. Perfect for your sunny climes. I wore an H&M maxi dress over beachwear on Father’s Day too. Beach dresses, a navy bardot and a yellow floral top my list if cooling dresses right now – the dresses come out when the heat cranks up!
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    • Kellyann
      June 23, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      Yes, Mary, dresses are the best in the heat! I used to only wear shorts in the Summer because dresses felt too dressy but thank goodness all of these cute, casual dresses have hit the market and opened up all kinds of options. I hope you have a lovely weekend beautiful lady, I just adore your style!
      xo,
      Kellyann

    • Kellyann
      June 23, 2017 / 8:22 pm

      Thanks Abril, I am loving this bag!
      xo,
      Kellyann

  11. June 23, 2017 / 11:25 am

    I loved this outfit post when I Saw it in IG, but it’s fun to read about the details here on your blog. I have a few items that I’ve thrifted for and I can’t believe how much I wear them. You look lovely! Thank you for linking up with the Thursday Moda and for your sweet comments. You make blogging fun.
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