Spring & Summer Wardrobe Updates

Thursday, May 3, 2018

I'm really excited for today's post because 1. I love shopping 2. I love spring and summer. A friend, former colleague, and new momma (hi Elizabeth!) recently asked to see a clothing post -- she said she's been really into browsing clothes online since having her baby, and I totally identify with that. After having each of the girls, my clothes just didn't fit the same way. Some were too big and baggy in certain places, some were too tight in others, and I just didn't feel like me. Refreshing my wardrobe (I'm guessing many of you are like me and have had many of your tops, bottoms, and shoes for years and years...even decades) made me feel sort of refreshed as Jen, too, if that makes sense.

With that said, I've rounded up my favorite spring and summer finds for you! Also sharing some photos of a couple of new pieces that have come home with me -- apologies in advance for any awkwardness, crazy hair, weird lighting/background -- I had to snap these quickly when I had a few rare minutes to myself. Bonus: nothing except the cross-body bag is over $100 -- not even those pretty dresses perfect for warm weather weddings. ;) And the cross-body bag is worth it, trust me.

The wedges of the season (reviews say they're very comfy!).

I always like something a little different. How cute are these block heel sandals? In love.

Give me all of the chambray (especially with white jeans/shorts) -- love that you can dress this cute top up or down.

I'm really feeling the cute shape of this dress and it's another item that could be dressed up or down. AND with the black and white, you could pair it with any color shoes/accessories for different looks. I tried on this similar-style gingham maxi in Old Navy and loved that it was a good length for shorter girls. 

A comfy, striped top that you'll wear all the time. For $10. (Also comes in grey and a bunch of other cute patterns)

I've had this cross-body bag in a blush color for years and still use it almost every single time I go out without the girls (because otherwise everything gets stuffed in the diaper bag!). You can have your initials embossed in gold on the front to personalize it. And it's on sale! Love the navy as a neutral in the summer.

How pretty are the colors on this dress for a bridal or baby shower, or any other summer event? I love everything by this designer (check out the rain boots).

Soft simplicity on this soft blue number. Doesn't it look as comfortable as it is pretty?

These ocean blue raffia slides are sold out at the moment, but keep checking back if you like them. I love them, and really love these similar ones too (available in all sizes).

Love this cold shoulder top (my favorite style because you can still wear a regular bra - yay!) to dress up or down.

Super casual summer look (aka what you will find me wearing almost every day!) -- this is the softest t-shirt I've ever owned. It has "don't worry, be happy" embroidered on it. ;)

Comfy yet cute -- blush pink striped shirt can be found here, shorts here (they have a drawstring waist) and $2.50 blush flip flops here!

I'm a sucker for a comfy tee that feels like you've had it for years -- this one was under $10 and says "whatever floats your boat." I picture it with white or regular jean shorts.

An off the shoulder style that actually stays off the shoulder. Sign me up!

Your average tee made above average by a linen texture and pretty color.

A few additional picks: 

This rainbow embroidered tank.

More raffia sandals that I love & these cork sandals (they'd go with everything!).

If you want to try the romper trend: love this and this. Oh, and also this.

The perfect beach cover up (and this one cracks me up, I kind of love it).

Have you made any updates to your wardrobe for the warm weather?


  1. I love those block heel sandals. So pretty and so different. I definitely could shop and use everything in here.

    1. I love that they're different, too! And they look like they'd be pretty comfortable to walk in. :)

  2. Ooh some great choices! I am a huge fan of a ruffled edge at the moment - so I am especially loving the gingham dress, the blue dress - so sophisticated and the chambray too - it always looks so nice with jeans - will look forward to seeing what you pick! As for wedges - well - once worn, it is difficult to look back! Have a lovely day! Joanne x

    1. I wish I had an excuse to get that blue dress - I just love it! And I couldn't agree more about wedges. ;) xo

  3. That makes complete sense. I felt the same way too after having my boys and needing to find things that worked best for me in that season. I am loving those block heels you found and that gingham dress is adorable!! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

    1. Yes! I think it's important to think of ourselves as important too and, if we look good, we feel good. I love the block heels too -- we'll see if I pull the trigger! ;) Have a great day, girl.

  4. really like those strappy block heels, I haven't seen them before!

    1. They're my favorite! While those other wedges are adorable, I love that the block heels are a little bit different.

  5. Love all your picks!! That striped top looks perfect for summer and I love those blue raffia slides

    1. Thanks! Ahh I love those raffia slides so much... they may have to be a Mother's Day gift to myself. ;) I wore the striped top to muffins with mom, it's so light and summery.


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