Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Summer Essentials

Hat: Old, similar HERE| Dress: c/o Gwynnie Bee (sign up for YOUR FREE membership today)| Wood watch: c/o HERE
Purse: Kate Spade, similar HERE| Brown leather booties: Old, LEVITY

Here we are, in the middle of June and I’m just now thinking about my summer essentials… Could it be because the weather has not consistently reminded me that the official start of summer is less than two weeks away? Perhaps! However, I’ll take my share of the responsibility. After all, as a style blogger it is my job to be on top of these things! LOL!
Three basic items make up my summer essentials list:
A straw hat
An excellent way to shield your eyes and better yet the delicate skin on your face from damaging sun rays is by wearing an over-sized straw hat. Plus it's the perfect disguise for fly away hair! 
A white leather tote/handbag
Every year I treat myself to a new white leather bag. They are perfect for the summer months (and beyond in a mild climate) because they match everything and can instantly brighten up a look.
Note: Use caution when wearing dark colored denim as the dye can easily wear off onto your white leather bag.
A healthy stash of sundresses
In true girly girl fashion, I reach for dresses more often than not. This season, summer dresses come decked in frills, ruffles, faux wraps, and the list goes on and on. Pick styles that suit your fancy and stock a stash of sundresses suitable for every summer venue. Or better yet, stock up with a FREE Gwynnie Bee trial membership😋 I love trying different styles via Gwynnie Bee- I can have a variety at my fingertips w/o commitment! The dress is today's post is yet another example of such. Although this dress was a fun wear (I love that the straps can be worn on or off the shoulders) it wasn't a keeper for me. However I will keep it in my virtual closet, in the event that I'd like to wear it again 😉
If you’re not familiar with Gwynnie Bee, read all about them HERE.
Until next time Babes,


  1. I love this dress on You Sis!! Gotta love a white handbag and a hat. I just put my white handbag away after working hard to remove the blue dye from my jeans. Enjoy. .

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    2. Thank you much Neti!!! Blue dye can be a pain to deal with, I try hard to remember not to wear white purses with colored denim :)

  2. I so need to get me more sundresses. Looking at how fine you look reminds me I need to get me more sundresses GRIN

  3. That dress is so cute on you!!! Love it!

  4. Love the look! It's true that straw hat + handbag + sundresses is essential for summer. And the dress is very good on you, especially when the straps off shoulder ^^

  5. 100% yes to this dress! I need it!

  6. this dress looks amazing on you!!!!

  7. I love this look! It's always edgy and I just love that sundress paired with those open toed booties!

  8. Love it! I just invest in more sundresses

  9. You look wonderful in this dress Joi! Thanks for linking up with tinaspinkfriday :))
    XO Tina

  10. Sensational look! Love that you can wear your dress as an OTS style or with straps! And those earrings are fabulous!


  11. Great look. I like how you accessorized the dress with the hat and tassel earrings. So chic. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  12. That is the most stunning off shoulder dress I've seen in a while. Love the shoulder detail and the dainty prints!

    Jessica |

  13. Very pretty dress! It looks great with your hat and fab earrings. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!