Summer Style With ModCloth

As of today, summer is officially here – and for me that means backyard barbecues, outdoor music festivals, and Fourth of July celebrations. Today I’m partnering with ModCloth to share two of my favorite looks that are perfect for summer. What I love about ModCloth is they have am expertly curated range of clothing, shoes, and accessories sourced from over 100 independent designers, and everything is at a great price point. I also love brands who promote positive body-image, and Modcloth regularly features plus sized models and carries a full range of sizes.

I find that summer style can be a little bit tricky to pull off, It is fairly easy to look chic in the colder months because you have so many more items to add to your look. When it is 80 + degrees, it may seem as though you don’t have quite as many options. However, I have learned a few ways to make it work – for anyone.

The first is pretty self-explanatory – opt for clothes that aren’t too tight or constricting, things that can be described as easy-breezy are your best best. A dress is always a good idea (and breezy as well) – I really love the ruched detail on the neck and the elastic on the waist of this dress– it is incredibly figure-flattering. Side note: the ruching actually helps to disguise any wrinkles you may get – which is a huge pet peeve of mine. The dress could also be worn on a swimsuit, if you are planning to go to the beach or for a pool party. Also, since summer is here, you might get on with other preparations as well, such as renovation and remodeling projects (for instance, you can hire a pool building company for your regular pool maintenance). You can pull off such summer dresses in every summer setting, and it is also a comfortable option to spend a relaxing evening beside your pool with some food and wine.

Next is to add light layers – to be prepared for the occasional rain shower or change in weather, and just to add interest to your look. I added this utility vest (which I seriously think everyone should own), plus it has a hood, and pockets, which I love.

Be sure to look for pieces with a unique detail to it, after all if you are only wearing jeans and a tank, make sure it is a really great tank . For example, this lightweight floral tank has a tiered hem, and a bow detail at the shoulder (which is also removable). The material is so light and airy, and it is just a happy print.

Finally, my secret to making any summer outfit look ‘picture perfect’ is to add one element that really stands out – the easiest way I do so is to add color – like the bright red bandana (that I stole from Adam’s baseball uniform – they are the River Bandits) or these espadrille flats in a bright tangerine color.

Scroll down to see how I styled my favorite summer outfits, and also shop more Printed Pieces, and Summer Trends from ModCloth.

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Look 1 Thanks to Modcloth: Dress | Vest | Sneakers

Look 2 Thanks to Modcloth: Top | Shoes

Note: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Mod Cloth and Shopstyle Collective, all views expressed are 100% honest and my own.

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Last week we took a quick trip to escape the snow for some sunshine in Key Largo, Florida☀️ We spent every moment possible outside, Tom and Adam got their Scuba Diver PADI certification (yay!) while Sophia and I spent our days either swimming or drawing marine life and landscapes. This was my first trip after my sister passed last November, and even though I look so happy here, there were so many moments I felt the grief and sadness, as if it happened just yesterday. I am still figuring out how I want to show up in this space, as I have changed so much as a person since the loss. I just don’t feel called to post some of the things I shared before. Maybe that will change someday, or maybe it will just naturally evolve into something new. I think I will take this year to just process it all. (Even the idea of taking an entire year to think through something is a huge shift for my usually hyperactive type A personality) My focus at the moment is just living in the moment with my family and friends, spending time doing things that make me happy and healthy. I hope to share some of that journey here with you ~ thanks for following along ❤️
I had planned to shoot this outfit in collaboration with @lenacoutureofficial right before my dear sister passed away. Saba, the designer, was more than understanding if I didn’t want to anymore - but after thinking on it for a while I decided I wanted to - in my sister’s honor 💗 She was always my biggest hype woman. When i would feel like I’m not good enough or that I should quit (which was often) she would tell me I was unique and great and to keep it up. When I think of my sister, beauty and love is all that she embodied in her being. She expressed that on the outside also - as she loved to wear everything glam, bright & colorful, and full of bling. Hair done, nails done, everything did - that was Nusrat. For this shoot I took the time to get glam after a long hiatus - and makeup and hair took so long because I think I forgot how to do it, but afterwards I was surprised how I felt transformed. When I wore this gorgeous outfit that I know was designed with such love and incredible attention to detail by @lenacoutureofficial, I felt all of that beauty - like a walking piece of art, and very much at peace. Thank you so much to @divmophoto for capturing the feeling so well 💕
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There are some trees with seeds that only grow after a fire. Their seeds are completely sealed with a resin that have to be physically melted off by a great fire in order to propagate. So to do we as humans, gain wisdom only after great pain and suffering.*
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