How To Look Cute On Hot Summer Days

How To Look Cute On Hot Summer Days

How To Look Cute On Hot Summer Days

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Summer is in FULL swing, am I right?! It’s times like these when you want to just live in shorts & a tank top to at least be “comfortable”, right? I’m totally with you. So what happens when you want to look cute for a party, a lunch, a trip to the grocery store, or whatever the occasion may be? Let me share with you my tips on how to dress cute on hot summer days without compromising on the comfort level.


How To Look Cute On Hot Summer Days
How To Look Cute On Hot Summer Days

What I’m Wearing

Gingham Top // Zimmermann Dupe Shorts // Mules // Bag // Heart Sunnies // Hat // Strawberry Earrings // Bracelet


How To Look Cute On Hot Summer Days
How To Look Cute On Hot Summer Days


How To Look Cute On Hot Summer Days

The Sweet Details

Let’s go back to that original, hot day outfit of shorts & a tank top. Seriously the best & most comfortable thing to wear in the heat besides a bikini. To boost the cute factor but maintain the comfort, let’s re-imagine this look just a bit.

Shorts

Instead of a pair of athletic shorts or denim shorts, why not try a pair of high waisted, loose fitting shorts in another color or print. Adding some detail, or something out of the ordinary really elevates the entire look. These white shorts I’m wearing are a total Zimmermann dupe & are under $20! Not only are they cute & affordable, but the material is light & super breathable making them super comfortable to wear on even the hottest of days.

Tank Top

If you’re wearing a great high waisted pair of shorts, I recommend pairing it with a cropped tank top. Don’t shy away from cropped tops too quickly because just because they are cropped, doesn’t mean you have to show any skin. Cropped just means it’s shorter than the usual tops, but if you’re wearing high-waisted shorts, the cropped top can meet the shorts perfectly at the waist.

To take it up a notch on the cute scale, find a tank top with interesting design details. This gingham top (similar here) has a classic square neck with ruffled straps & a lovely tie in the back. Tie back tops are so cute & fun to wear this time of year. Whether you go with a tie back top or not, finding a top with details such as ruffles, buttons, bows, etc. will totally up your fashion game.

Don’t Forget The Accessories!

On hot summer days, the last thing I want to wear is a cross body bag. Maybe it’s just me, but I start to feel trapped under there, plus the added sweat. Pass. I tend to gravitate towards top handle or satchel bags for that very reason. This bamboo bag has gotten so much love over the past couple of years & I still just love the way it goes with outfits & is a great conversation piece. The structure & lines of this bag bring so much texture & depth to a look.

Earrings are a great & easy way to look cute on hot days. I’m totally obsessed with these strawberry earrings I found for under $10! I mean how perfect for summer are they?! If not these, then you know I love a good pair of floral earrings. Also, I’m loving this heart pair at the moment. (I can’t stop wearing them!)

Don’t be afraid to have a bit of fun with your sunglasses. Try a fun new color or shape & just rock them.

Lastly, wear a hat. Most likely, if it’s hot & you’re outside, that means the sun is out. Look cute & protect your face with a nice straw hat. If it’s too hot to wear your hair down, wear it in a low pony with the hat like I did here.


How To Look Cute On Hot Summer Days

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Feminine Shorts

Feminine Shorts

Feminine Shorts

How Do Shorts Fit Into My Wardrobe?

I sometimes have a hard time finding shorts that still have that feminine feel. When searching for the perfect pair, I look for feminine details that will help elevate my look & make a fun statement. Today I want to share a bit about this super cute outfit I’ll be living in this summer. Also, I’m rounding up my favorite feminine shorts on the market right now!


Feminine Shorts
Feminine Shorts

Outfit Details

Wrap Top // Floral Shorts // Lace Flats // Basket Bag // Toile Scarf // Earrings // Pearl Clips // Bracelet


Feminine Shorts
Feminine Shorts


Feminine Shorts

Mixing Florals

This outfit perfectly displays print mixing that follows all the rules I outlined in my Print Mixing For Beginners post. The contrasting sizes & common color palette help make these pieces a perfect match. Also, I love the silhouette this outfit creates. The high waisted shorts combined with the wrap top & puffy sleeves make that classic feminine shape I’m all about.

What To Look For…

When it comes to searching for the perfect pair of feminine shorts, there are a few things I tend to look for. First off, I don’t want them to be too short or too tight. I like my shorts to fully cover me so that I can even bend down without fear of showing more skin than I would like. This goes without saying, but of course they will also have to be high-waisted. I can’t comfortably wear non-high waisted things anymore. What can I say, I’m hooked!

As far as details go, I love these shorts because of the lovely floral print on display. Not to mention this is a Laura Ashley print which I have loved basically my entire life. I search for those details like a fun floral print, bows, or a unique color to make a statement & bring that feminine flair I love so much.


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What I’m Wearing

Gingham Top (Old, similar here & here) // Tie Front Denim Shorts // Embroidered Mules (Sold out! But sooo similar here!)// My Favorite Spring Bag // Scarf // Sunnies (Sold out, very similar here) // Earrings // My Favorite Nude Lipstick (shade 02)

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Do you ever look at someone & just notice a radiance about them? Their eyes are bright, cheekbones are glistening, & all while not looking greasy or artificial. They just glow. I want that look too! So along with drinking extra water, I’ve been trying to recreate that look, lately, with a few of my very favorite makeup products & it’s my new obsession. I mean, who doesn’t love that “glow from within” look?

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How I Get The “Glow From Within” Look

To get this look, I truly believe Hourglass does it best. They just get it so right time and time again. Their products give my face all the glow with no unwanted shine or grease. Lately, I’ve exclusively used their powders on my face. They last all day & transform my skin in a way no other product has done before.

Ambient Lighting Palette

I can’t help but use this palette every single day. Whether I’m going full glam, or for a more minimal look, it’s safe to say that I used this palette in some way, shape, or form. Nothing lights up my face like this little gem does. My favorite way to use this product is after I’ve applied my foundation or tinted moisturizer & my concealer. I take a natural haired tapered brush, mix the two lighter shades together & apply them to the center of my face. Lately, I’ve also been using the darkest shade as a pre-bronzer. I apply this on the perimeter of my face. The finish of these powders on the face is absolutely flawless.

Ambient Lighting Bronzer

This is my most recent Hourglass purchase, & it’s just perfect for summer. It builds beautifully for a natural looking golden goddess effect. This bronzer does have a sheen, but any shimmer seen is so soft & lovely. It’s never choppy or patchy. My favorite shade in this range is the Luminous Bronze Light.

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It seems only natural to finish off my face with an Hourglass blush! I own a blush palette that was unfortunately limited edition, but all of their colors are gorgeous. The same rave reviews apply to these lovelies: long-lasting, perfect pigmentation, & all the right kind of glow. My two favorite shades are Luminous Flush & Mood Exposure.

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My Fav Things To Do With My Fiancé

My Fav Things To Do With My Fiancé

My Fav Things To Do With My Fiancé

What I’m Wearing

Chambray Top (Old, similar here) // Olive Denim Shorts (Old, similar here) // Gorgeous New Scarf // Red Ballerinas (another version here) // Earrings // Lipstick in Shade 02

My Fav Things To Do With My Fiancé

My Fav Things To Do With My Fiancé

My Fav Things To Do With My Fiancé

Quality time is definitely one of my love languages, & it’s safe to say that I love spending time with my fiancé. I never get tired of being with him, & good thing since we are promising our forevers to each other in less than 80 days! This fiancé season has been so special to me. I’ve loved continually growing closer & dreaming of what our future together will look like. He is my best friend, & whether we are out on the town, or watching Netflix at home, we always have a good time as long as we are together.

My Fav Things To Do With My Fiancé

Pizza Parties

One of our favorite things to do together is have a good ole pizza party. We love a classic pepperoni pizza with cheesy breadsticks if getting delivery, or our newest frozen pizza from Kroger is the White Chicken Pizza. So good! We fill our plates, grab our drink of choice (mine: any fruit juice with Prosecco, his: a tall glass of Cabernet Sauvignon), & head to the couch to watch our show. Right now, we are on the 5th season of The Blacklist & would highly recommend watching this if you haven’t. This is one of the best shows we’ve ever watched. Another show we both really loved is White Collar. I mean who doesn’t love Matt Bomer?! We are always on the hunt for another show to start watching, so if you have any recommendations for us, leave them in the comments below!

Dancing Together

Ben & I met while we were dancing professionally with the Richmond Ballet, so it’s only natural that one of our favorite things to do together is dance. We love dancing together at weddings & events, but we even dance at home on the daily. Sometimes, we will put on our favorite Frank Sinatra record (the one with our song for our first dance at our wedding), & slow dance in the living room. Honestly though, most of our dancing is the fun, silly kind that just makes us laugh. We do love to laugh. I know that dancing will always be a special part of our home & our family.

Spending Time Outdoors

Now that the weather is finally getting warmer, we love spending time together outdoors. We both love working in the gardens together & seeing our plants grow & thrive with each new season. Some of our favorites we’ve planted include hydrangeas, pink peonies, snapdragons, & a quickly growing crape myrtle tree. We love being able to clip fresh flowers & bring them inside.

When the weather is nice, we love to cook out & sit by a bonfire in our homemade fire pit. There is something that is so mesmerizing about a fire. I find that it always brings about the best topics of conversation as well.

We also love to take our cute puppy, Luna, on nature walks. Richmond is just so beautiful & covered with trees,plants, & rivers that she loves to explore. I never thought I would be such a dog lover, but this little lady has totally stolen my heart. We love having her in our little family.

Being Us

Every couple has their quirks. Those things that are most personal & therefore extra special to you as a couple. We love to sing with each other, not because we think we are good (because we’re not), but either to laugh or to remember a memory tied to a song. Ben is also a genius when it comes to nicknames. I’m getting quite good at it now that I’ve been with him for a while, but hearing the most creative things come out of his mouth just amazes me. Whether he is coming up with a new nickname for me, our pets, or any random household object, it’s sure to make me smile every day.

My Fav Things To Do With My Fiancé

My Fav Things To Do With My Fiancé

Above everything else, we love to support each other. We are partners, dreamers, hand holders, & fighters through & through. I love being his fiancé, but I can’t wait to be his wife!

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