August 6, Maxi Dress

Tonight is National Night Out and my neighborhood is having a street party & BBQ to celebrate. The idea is to gather neighbors together to get to know one another, as well as form a relationship with local police. The more you know your neighbors, the safer your community is!

I’m going to wear this cute maxi dress that I bought back in June at Nordstrom Rack. There is something retro about this dress that I love. The embroidery reminds me of something my mom would have worn in the 70’s. I love the vertical stripes because they make my legs look longer, and the cute ruffle detail at the hem adds some interest. Best of all, it has pockets. I LOVE a dress with pockets!

Since there is so much going on with the dress, I’ve kept my accessories very simple with a dainty necklace, a few bracelets and flat sandals. Once the sun goes down, I will throw on my dark denim jacket to keep warm.

Is your neighborhood celebrating National Night Out? If so, have fun! 🙂

June 15, Striped Dress

My son is graduating from high school on Monday, and today is their Convocation. I don’t know much about this event, and have no idea what people will be wearing, so I decided to wear a casual cotton striped dress and hope I’m not underdressed!

Colorful striped dresses are very on trend right now- but I’m not one to wear super bright colors, so instead of totally following this fad, I have opted for a more muted version that is more my style. I just found this fun dress at Nordstrom Rack, and I absolutely love it. I think this will be a perfect summer staple for any occasion. The length works for day or evening, and it’s so different than anything I own. Today it’s a bit chilly, so I am pairing it with my denim jacket (with the sleeves rolled up), but for a hot day- I could easily wear it alone with cute white slides.

And check out the cute back! Love the tie!

Here is what the tag says, which I think is awesome!

These are words to live by!

Sidenote- I was in a classroom last week and there was a poster on the wall that said ‘Grace is showing kindness when it isn’t deserved’. I thought that was such a great way to define grace. While I’d like to think kindness is always deserved, I think what this means is that even when someone is being a total jerk- you still show kindness to them. I love that our elementary school children are learning that character trait. I need to remember that in my own life!

Dress- Nordstrom Rack

White slides- Target

Brown slides- Steven (TJ Maxx)

June 13, Tunic Dress

I bought this cute dress last summer in Kansas City at TJ Maxx. Every year my sisters invite me to attend a White Party at their Country Club (where everyone is dressed in white) and I needed something to wear.

I love the tunic style of this comfy dress- and the cute embroidery adds interest to the otherwise plain outfit. To keep it casual I chose simple braided leather sandals. It’s perfect for a hot summer day, or a casual pool side party!

Dress- TJ Maxx

Shoes- Target (old!)

April 1, Striped Dress

I swear, almost every style gal that I follow owns some sort of blue and white striped dress. I’ve seen this look everywhere, and today I’m showing mine! This is just such a classic and easy to wear piece!

As you can see in my before photo- this dress clings a bit to my curvy hips- so tying the jacket around my waist breaks up the curves, and adds a very casual vibe to the look. The white tennis shoes are a good option if you aren’t quite ready to break out the sandals yet.

Normally, I don’t suggest you go out any buy anything (unlike many other blogs, I’m not trying to sell you clothes), but in this case- I would suggest buying a blue and white dress. Here are some cute ones that I found!

This cute Gap dress can be found here!


Another one from the Gap, it can be found here!
Totally different style, but it’s so cute I had to include it. It’s from Amazon.
Back to the Gap. Here is the link to this one!
Much more baggy fit in this one from Everlane
I’m not loving my sandals here, but wanted to show the jacket on.

Mine is from the Gap (hence all the Gap links), but it is several years old. My shoes are Superga, and my jacket is from Target.

I hope it’s nice and sunny where you live today. We are supposed to have a high of 69 degrees. Woot hoot! Maybe I can work on tanning my pale legs!!

ps- be sure to check out my page Month in Review. It shows all the outfits I wore for the entire month of March. Kind of fun to see them all at a glance.

pss- also you can always catch me on Instagram @everydaymomstyle2019