Monday, May 2, 2016

3 Things You Need for Summer

White boho summer dress, mules, Tory Burch tote, tassel necklace, summer essentials, tote bag,
Dress-c/o Sammydress | Mules-c/o Sammydress | Bag-Tory Burch (similar, similar) | Necklace-DIYed (similar, similar) | Watch-MK, c/o Shopbop (similar) | Bracelet-gift (exactsimilar)

Summer is coming. (See what I did there?) It might not feel like it, but it is. I, for one, cannot wait. It means time off work, grilling out, picnics, and maybe a night at Jazz in the Park. Today I am sharing my 3 summer essentials that are my go-to for almost any activity!


1. A Classic Denim Jacket
Please tell me you all have one in your closet! I wear mine constantly in the summer. Often times I keep it in the car and then take it in over-conditioned stores to keep from freezing. It's also a really nice layer for cooler nights. Denim jackets go with literally everything and serve to dress down a dress. They can even cover up if you have a top or dress that is too revealing! I've found some great options from Levi's, Zappos, and Nordstrom's

White boho summer dress, mules, Tory Burch tote, tassel necklace, summer essentials, tote bag,

White boho summer dress, mules, Tory Burch tote, tassel necklace, summer essentials, tote bag,
Dress-c/o Sammydress | Mules-c/o Sammydress | Bag-Tory Burch (similarsimilar) | Necklace-DIYed (similar, similar) | Watch-MK, c/o Shopbop (similar) | Bracelet-gift (exactsimilar)

2. A Tote Bag
Summer is a time for sunscreen, bug spray, extra water bottles, and lugging around extra things so a tote bag is always a great option. While I love my Tory Burch tote, I like to go for something less structured and an little larger that can even double as a beach bag. I am crushing on this two tone tote from Simons for under $50! The blue or sapphire blue options are so chic! 

White boho summer dress, mules, Tory Burch tote, tassel necklace, summer essentials, tote bag,

White boho summer dress, mules, Tory Burch tote, tassel necklace, summer essentials, tote bag,

3. A Little White Dress
White epitomizes summer for me. It has such a crisp, clean feel so I love wearing white during summer no matter the clothing item. But my go-to is a a white dress. It looks good with sandals, wedges, or colored heels and you can accessorize with any color jewelry to change it up! And don't forget to pair it with a classic denim jacket! I love the flowy, boho feel of this one from Sammydress!

White boho summer dress, mules, Tory Burch tote, tassel necklace, summer essentials, tote bag, Dress-c/o Sammydress | Mules-c/o Sammydress | Bag-Tory Burch (similarsimilar) | Necklace-DIYed (similar, similar) | Watch-MK, c/o Shopbop (similar) | Bracelet-gift (exactsimilar)



22 comments:

  1. That dress is so sweet, love this look.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  2. That dress is so pretty! Love how light and airy it looks!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  3. i looked for a lwd all weekend! i need this one. love the necklace too!! gorgeous, laura!!!

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  4. Beautiful dress, I love it paired with that tote and heels...also, your hair looks great!!

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  5. I couldn't agree more about having a LWD for the season. Yours is stunning on you! Dying over your sandals and necklace too!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  6. OMGosh! I just ordered this dress! I LOVE it!! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. Great summer tips! I also carry my denim jacket with me everywhere during the summer as I get cold easy inside a/c'ed buildings. This white dress is a beauty on you and I love that DIY'ed necklace, I remember that post from last year! I have been wanting to try my hand at some DIY bracelets this summer!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  8. That dress is super pretty and it looks so comfortable! Perfect for summer!

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  9. This LWD is perfect! I am loving all things white lately, especially in dress form. great essentials. I need a good tote bag.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  10. This dress is so cute! I love the feminine and summery it is. What a great necklace too!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  11. This LWD is gorgeous on you! I agree that everyone should have a LWD, denim jacket and tote. I still need to add a good tote to my wardrobe!
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  12. This outfit is so gorgeous! You look great, Laura!

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  13. I have to agree with you---especially with the white dress! It's such a perfect blank canvas for everything!
    And the jacket---that's smart to keep it in the car---I laugh at the fact that I probably wear more jackets in the summer than winter due to the air conditioning!!
    You look wonderful!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  14. I a still looking for the perfect denim jacket!

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  15. I agree those are definitely 3 staples for summer, I really need to find a great tote! You look amazing in this LWD dress!!
    Marta
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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  16. What a great dress, definitely a great find!

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  17. White dress is a definite must-have this summer! Love this one on you - lots of different textures!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

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  18. That dress is perfect for the summer! Love the color of that bag!

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  19. Yay, I can replicate...as much as a 60 year old can replicate someone more than half as young as she. I have the pieces to replicate this, I should say. That's more accurate. your dress is like butterfly wings. Gossamer. Gorgeous.

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  20. That is one cute white dress, and you look like a modern fairy!

    From Jing at www.bejingxu.com

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  21. That is one cute white dress, and you look like a modern fairy!

    From Jing at www.bejingxu.com

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  22. A white dress is a must for summer. I love yours with the pretty lace detailing! So gorgeous

    michellespaige.com

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