What I'm Wearing... Summer 2016

Days are longer, kids are out of school, garden is prepped, grad parties & weddings are lined up, beach time, pool time & anything else we can do to get outside to enjoy the weather. Now cabin fever means anxiously waiting for the next time you can head north. It is what summer is all about. Dressing for the summer is much easier with this in mind: anything white, laid back, bright prints and flowy dresses.

"What? Did you say something? No? I'll just keep walking then."

I may look like "Real Housewives" in this outfit, but I'm really more of a St. Paul housewife: practical yet chic. The white pants are insanely soft Tencel with a great drape-y flare & they literally go with everything! The lightweight silver knit tank looks great with denim shorts, pencil skirts or layered over a maxi dress.  Shop the Look Here:  

Waiting for my shopping buddy outside my favorite boutique

Waiting for my shopping buddy outside my favorite boutique

I am in love with this skirt. It fits like a pencil skirt & a mini skirt & it has fringe?! Perfect. I can pair it with a tailored jacket for work, basic T-shirt for day-time, or add edgy accessories & mixed stripe boxy top for a fun going-out look. Shop the Skirt Here:

"Oh, this old thing? I just threw this on!"

"Oh, this old thing? I just threw this on!"

I am not a stranger to Nicole Miller stretch jersey tuck dresses. I own more than you should know, but the point is - they are ageless, timeless, comfortable, convertible (meaning casual or dressy), and sexy-as-hell! They hug all the right places and hide all the - well, the places you might want to hide (although they are also adorable on pregnant women that want to show off their bump).  Shop the Dress Here:

"I wonder if I should change my nail color to lilac..."

"I wonder if I should change my nail color to lilac..."

The second I put this maxi on, I knew it had to be mine. I live in Tolani silk tunics all summer long because they are easy, lightweight, colorful, and feel good! This dress is no exception! I love all the new boho accessories in store: stacked rings, bracelets & ear cuffs from Wanderlust + Co. Shop the store for all the fabulous accessories, but you can Shop the Dress Here: