Happy Friday friends! I love this day so much as it kicks off the weekend! We don’t have any big plans, just preparing to start school on Monday! #already?? As always, it feels like the summer flew by and I’m all kinds of sentimental about my big boy starting second grade. I swear, even in the last two weeks, he seems to have grown into an even bigger, more mature person. And his sense of humor is off the charts. I love laughing with him!
Today, I’m excited to kick off a new monthly series I’ve had in my head for awhile now. At the beginning of each month, I’ll share what I’m loving for that month, with the aim to highlight fun and fabulous things I swear by, some things I might want to try, great deals, and under $50 finds. All perfectly appropriate for the flavor of each month!
Since August is still HOT, HOT, HOT here, this month’s Monthly Loves features some things I’ve been crazy about this summer (boyfriend jean shorts and the darling crocheted swimsuit and an inexpensive dupe for my classic Aviators), along with a stylish pair of slip on sneaks, and the $34 tank dress (with pockets) and peplum tank I’ve been wearing on repeat lately.
Crochet Swimsuit ⋅ For splashing around the pool with the kids (or even with your girlfriends) this one piece suit is a winner. I bought it in olive and got so many compliments on it. It’s ultra flattering the way it’s cut and how the crocheted detail is placed, so it’s that artful combination of hot mama and covered up mama. A definitely fave this summer! If you have any late summer trips planned, definitely take this with you! They say size up, so I bought a Small and it fits with a little wiggle room so maybe I could’ve went with XS. See how it looks on here.
Embroidered Bag ⋅ Y’all saw embroidered bag during the Nordstrom sale and I’ve already gotten so much use out of it for adding that pop of pattern and color to my otherwise neutral outfits. But that bag was a designer splurge, so I wanted to find you a gorgeous more affordable option. This under $5o version is a darker alternative, and I love the contrast of the bright floral embroidery. It will look great into fall and winter too.
Peplum Tank ⋅ I adore this peplum tank so much I bought it in multiple colors! It’s just swingy perfection and goes great with both shorts and jeans. I wore it out on a special girls night this week too! It’s European sizing, which is a little different, the US 2 is what fit me best. I like it with my backless bra you saw here because my strapless bra still showed in the back.
Tank Dress (with pockets!) ⋅ I wish I’d discovered this little gem even earlier this summer! It’s the perfect little tank dress with pockets and you can even layer it over your swimsuit as a cover up! It comes in more colors too! (Only $34!)
Feather Earrings ⋅ How sweet are these feather earrings?! I like them as a lightweight alternative to the beaded tassels I’ve been wearing lately and they’ll make a particularly good transition from summer to fall.
Wrap Dress ⋅ Snatch this gorgeous wrap dress up while it’s still 40% off! The vibrant colors, bold stripes and wrap-around style put it over the edge for me!
Fave Jean Shorts ⋅ This little workhorse of a jean short has served me well this summer and they’re not slowing down yet! They’re still the most reached for item in my closet and look even better with wear. They’ve washed well and are holding up great! They run big though, so size down. I sized down from my normal 25 to 24.
Choker ⋅ It’s not my everyday necklace, but for a special occasion or when you want to make a statement, a long choker like this is a great choice. This one is 60% off now.
Sneakers ⋅ All hail the perfect running around town, but still stylish sneaker! It took me a couple tries to find the perfect pair, but I love these. They are ultra comfortable and really well made. They run big though, so you’ll need to size down.
Sunglasses ⋅ Y’all know how much I wear my blue Aviators, and I was hoping they’d go on sale during the Anniversary sale, so I could snag another color but no such luck. I do have this less expensive pair in pink and they are a great dupe for the classic Ray-Ban Aviator. They fit well and don’t feel like plastic cheapies. The shape is the same as the aviators, but they are slightly larger. All in all a really good buy at less than half the price of Ray-Bans.
And I couldn’t leave you without this weekend’s . . .
ANN TAYLOR ⋅ $50 off full price dresses, code DRESSITUP. I love this classic style.
ANTHROPOLOGIE ⋅ 20% off dresses
BANANA REPUBLIC | Up to 40% off fall favorites
BEBE ⋅ 25% off $200 or more, code FALL2017
EXPRESS ⋅ All jeans $39.90. Perfect with these solid slimming v-neck tees.
GAP ⋅ Up to 50% off everything + extra 20% off + FREE shipping, code BESTDEAL
LOFT ⋅ 40% off everything, code OHYES. I want this striped ruffle sleeve top.
NORDSTROM ⋅ This darling one shoulder ruffled top is 33% off (love the gingham!) and this ruffled sleeve top is 40% off, only $23! You could wear it casually or dress is up with a statement necklace and heels for a date night look!
Have a great weekend friends!