Summer Outfits Lately

♦ DAY 19 of the #HWHFitnessChallenge!  Log your exercise here. ♦

Woo hoo friends!! Happy Friday!  I’m always so excited for the weekend and especially this one because we’re celebrating one of my very best friend’s 50th birthday!  We’ve been friends for about 20 years!  It’s wild to say that!!  I guess that means I’m getting old too! 🙂

Thank you so much for joining me here this week! If you missed anything, we started with a new fitness post and workout with free printable, traded in our usual black pants for a sassy red pair, got a jump start on fun 4th of July outfits, and today is a  new roundup of Summer Outfits. I hope this post inspires you to mix and match the things in your closet. And I have lots of cute summer outfit ideas for moms!

As always, for size reference, I’m super petite, 5’1, 110 and 34D.  Let’s get to it!


Summer has already hit Houston hard.  It’s been hot and humid, so shorts are high on the priority list!  You can see a full review of my favorite jeans shorts here, but the ones that get the most wear are my favorite boyfriend shorts and the comfy cuffed shorts.

summer outfit ideas for moms

Top • Jean Shorts • Sandals •  Similar Bag •  Sunglasses

It’s evident that no detail was overlooked when creating this perfect t-shirt!  The neckline is spot-on, the fit is flattering and not too boxy, and the little twist on the sleeve makes it extra special. Plus, #stripes

TOP FIT : I’m wearing XS in this top and didn’t feel like I needed the petite for a relaxed fit.

As you’ll see throughout this post, orange is a recurring theme!  Sam Edelman makes the best quality shoes at an affordable price. Every pair I have in that brand last forever! These cutout slide sandals have an extra cushiony footbed and come in tons of colors.  I’m tempted to get the white next.


summer outfit ideas for moms

Top Shorts • Bag • Sandals

This light wash, distressed pair of jean shorts are a steal at under $25! I wore them to Lost Pines and the “Out of Office” tee was particularly appropriate.  I’m still smitten with the floral embroidery tote bag.  It was perfect for taking to the mini beach and isn’t too big to carry as a regular tote.

SHORTS FIT : These run big, I’m wearing 00 and they’re still quite relaxed.

summer outfit ideas for moms

Jean Shorts • Tank • Sandals

Anytime I find a cute top with details like the ruffled hem on this one, it makes it that much more special.  I’m also really fond of this shade of pink.  I took a pic of the back so you could see the detail better.  It’s so hard to take a selfie back shot!

summer outfit ideas for moms


summer outfit ideas for moms

Ruffled Racerback Tank • Scallop Shorts • Everyday Wedges • Necklace • Bamboo Bag •  Earrings

All my collection of Gibson x Hi Sugarplum is on repeat lately too!  This top has that same special detail with the flirty ruffled sleeves and racerback. Wear this top with this racerback bra so your bra straps don’t show.

FIT : Having both the XS (pink) and XSP (polka dot) in this one, I’d say the XS runs big.  The XSP was my perfect size, but the XS was good for pulling into a front knot, as you’ll see later in the post.

I also wore it with jean shorts last week.

summer outfit ideas for moms

Ruffled Racerback Tank • Favorite Boyfriend Jean Shorts

SHORTS FIT: I sized down 1 from 25 to 24 in these, but I’d only do that if you’re in between sizes. 

summer outfit ideas for moms

Eyelet Top • Jean Shorts • SandalsEarrings

Here we go with the slides again! Orange is having a moment in my closet and I’m loving this unexpected, playful color!

These shorts are the shortest ones I have, but I still love the fit and style!  They’re also great for throwing on over your swimsuit at the pool.

SHORTS FIT: I sized down 1


summer outfit ideas for moms

Halter Top •  White Jeans •  Tassel Necklace •  Wooden Bag •  Sunglasses •  Watch • Earrings • Everyday Wedges

See!  More orange and more Gibson x Hi Sugarplum!  I know lots of you were disappointed that this darling halter sold out quickly in many sizes, but I just checked and there are still some left!  You’ll also want to wear my FAVE strapless bra with this top.  It’s amazingly comfortable, keeps the girls up all day without any fidgeting and can also be worn as a regular bra because it has removable shoulder straps.

TOP FIT : The XSP was my perfect fit in this top, even though I wear a 34D.  

JEANS FIT : TTS, wearing 25P

summer outfit ideas for moms

V-Neck Tee • White Distressed Jeans • Everyday Wedges • Crossbody Bag

What do you wear to a Justin Timberlake concert?!  Honestly, just getting to go to concert and see him this.close was the highlight for me, but I wore my fave distressed white skinny jeans (I seriously love them) with the everyday v-neck tank.  I have this one in tons of colors and wear it with everything!

summer outfit ideas for moms

Ruffle Sleeve TeeFrayed Hem JeansWedges • Necklace

When our baby blogger was here this week, she got a taste of photographing and posting an Instagram and Stories!  I can’t believe how mature 13 year-old girls are these days!  She was a delight and I’d happily have her back!

I wore this grey stitch detail and ruffle sleeve tee and frayed hem jeans and she choose the accessories!

JEANS FIT : TTS, wearing 0P

TOP FIT : Runs big, I’m wearing XXSP

My wedges were in my latest Nordstrom Trunk and, although they’re high, they wide wedge makes them quite comfortable and easy to walk in. They’re TTS.

summer outfit ideas for moms

Tie-Front Cami • White Jeans • Clutch • Sandals •  Strapless Bra •  Necklace •  Earrings

I could’ve put this one in my 4th of July post! The red cami and white jeans would fit right in!

TOP FIT : I’m wearing the regular XS, which is TTS, but I might prefer a slimmer fit with XSP.  I ordered XSP in the palm print to compare sizes, but I’m still waiting on it to arrive.

summer outfit ideas for moms

Striped TopRaw Hem Jeans • Tote • Sandals • Necklace

This one was for sure in there!  But the top comes in lots of solid colors too, so it’s not just for the upcoming holiday!


summer outfit ideas for moms

Smocked Dress • Blue Aviators • Agate/Tassel Necklace • Tory Burch Miller Sandals

My next dose of orange comes in my perfect Summer mini dress.  I love this one so much that I wrote a whole post about it & just got it in pink! There’s still one black one out there calling my name . . .

summer outfit ideas for moms

T-Shirt Maxi Dress XXSP • Crossbody Bag • Flip Flops • Bracelets • J Necklace

Y’all were crazy for this drawstring maxi dress.  It’s like your comfiest t-shirt, in a dress!

FIT: It runs big, so size down. The XXSP fit me perfectly without having to alter the length.

summer outfit ideas for moms

Maxi Sandals • Bag • Necklace • Bracelet  • Neckerchief

DRESS FIT: TTS, I’m wearing petite petite. And no alterations needed!

This red maxi and the black one below are also great dresses for us shorties because it comes in petite with adjustable spaghetti straps.  The dress is truly versatile for vacation, date night, weekends, and more. It even works as a swimsuit cover up!

summer outfit ideas for moms

Maxi Dress • Necklace • Sandals • Hat

dressy summer outfit ideas for moms

Wrap Top • Red Pants •Hobo Bag • Shoes • Bracelets • Watch • Earrings • Necklace • Sunglasses

If you missed the latest Work • Weekend • Wow, these red pants were the star of the show and maybe they looked familiar. . . because they are the same pants as the ones below!

dressy summer outfit ideas for moms

Tunic Top • Ankle Pants • Leopard Heels • Sunglasses • Similar Faux Leather Satchel • Bar Necklace • Danielle Earrings • Ankle Bracelet


I definitely have a thing for jumpsuits and rompers, despite the pesky bathroom issue. 😉

summer outfit ideas for moms

Romper • Necklace • Tory Burch Miller Sandals

This blue striped romper and the white one below are great for hot Summer days alone or worn over a swimsuit.  Both are great deals too- $32 for the blue one and $34 for the white!

ROMPER FIT: Runs small, wearing Small Petite

summer outfit ideas for moms

Lace Romper • SandalsSunglasses • Wooden Bag


summer outfit ideas for moms

Black Romper • Tassel Necklace • Gingham Bow Wedges

FIT : I got this romper in two sizes (XSP blue print & XS solid black).  Both fit me, but the XSP is a little shorter and with the XS I could blouse the top part over the shorts.  

summer outfit ideas for moms

Floral Romper • Tassel Necklace • Everyday Wedges • Bamboo Bag

And I found three stylish Summer jumpsuits below.  I like to think of a jumpsuit as the hip younger sister to a dress. You can wear it almost anywhere you’d wear a dress, but you’ll feel sassier and more chic!

summer outfit ideas for moms

Stripe Jumpsuit (and here)• Y-Choker • Bracelet • Watch • Wooden Bag • Heels

JUMPSUIT FIT : TTS and the XS fit me perfectly in the waist, but the top was tight on my 34D chest. 

summer outfit ideas for moms

Eyelet Jumpsuit • Fan Necklace • Watch • Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Bag • Bracelets • Ring • Pointy Toe Heel

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JUMPSUIT FIT :  This jumpsuit fits TTS, and comes in petite, I’m wearing 0P.  

summer outfit ideas for moms

Tie Waist Jumpsuit • Choker • Bracelet • Watch • Clutch • Heels • Rings

JUMPSUIT FIT : This jumpsuit fits TTS, but because it didn’t come in petite, the crop length is full length on my 5’1 frame. The shoulder straps are adjustable, and I’m wearing my fave strapless bra with it.


Are you still with me on the #HWHFitnessChallenge?! It’s definitely been a challenge, but I’m so glad we are doing this together and motivating each other!  Only 11 days to go!

summer fitness outfit ideas for moms

Similar Tank • Sports Bra • Sneakers • Shorts

These shorts are a fave for running and working out.  They’re a great length, lined, and have a stretchy elastic waist band for $30! The shoes are just too fun!



workout outfit ideas for moms

Racerback Tank • Sneakers • Crop Leggings • Sports Bra (2 for $60)

I rewarded myself with a new pair of sneakers and am really happy with them.  They are super lightweight with a stretchy upper foot and mesh for breathability. I like how there’s not a true ‘tongue’ just one piece that pulls on easily.  I’ve been doing mostly weight workouts and classes in these and still wear my Nike Flyknits for running.

Best sports bras for running

Best Running Bra

If you are going running or just want extra support for the girls, this is the sports bra to wear.  The awesome thing about this sports bra is it’s sized according to your bra size with hook and eye closures in the back so you can get a very accurate and comfortable fit.  The shoulder straps are thicker and padded so they don’t cut into your shoulders or hurt while you’re wearing it. And they are adjustable with velcro, so you can lengthen them or shorten as necessary.

FIT : I find they run TTS.  I wear a 34D bra, and I buy 34D in this sports bra.


summer outfit ideas for moms

Straw Hat • Swimsuit Coverup • Haviana Flip Flops 

Favorite coverup, hat, and pool flip flops in one pic! The shorts romer coverup has the cutest embroidery and crochet with a little ruffle at the side.  It fits TTS, wearing size XS.

summer outfit ideas for moms

Lipstick “snob”Straw Hat • Mirrored SunglassesBar Necklace

I’m crazy for the shape and style of this straw hat & in comes in different sizes for a custom fit!  I’m wearing XS.   My mirrored sunnies are a great, less expensive dupe for Ray-Ban aviators! Less than half the price!

summer outfit ideas for moms

Black Crochet Swimsuit 50% off • Mauve Crochet Swimsuit

This swimsuit is just hot, no doubt about it!  I love the crochet detail and how it’s artfully placed to emphasize your hourglass shape!  I’ve seen this suit on all kinds of body shapes and it always looks amazing!  And the straps are adjustable.

Fit: TTS, Small

one shoulder Bikini

One Shoulder Bikini Top • Similar Bottoms • Toddler Swimsuit

Y’all saw this one shoulder bikini on Monday, but good news, it’s been restocked in all sizes! 

TOP FIT : TTS, wearing size Medium

Smocked bikini top

Smocked Bikini Top (similar) • Bikini Bottoms

Not gonna lie, I was kinda worried this suit wouldn’t be kid friendly, but luckily, it stayed put just fine and the smocked top is super cute! Wearing size Medium.

swimwear for moms

 Swimsuit Rash Guard 

Especially on vacation with several days in the sun, sometimes you want to cover up your skin. An adult rash guard is the perfect solution.  It’s surprisingly cool on and the silky material feels good against your skin. I’m usually not a fan of brands labeled clothing, but I feel like the “billabong” on this one looks surfer chic.

FIT : It’s designed to be snug, I’m wearing size Small

Red swimwuit

Red Swimsuit

Give this one-piece a try if you want a sassy suit that’s still family friendly.  It comes with a removable halter strap and is currently price matched 30% off!

FIT : TTS, wearing size 4

summer outfit ideas for moms

Maxi Coverup

This maxi coverup is flowy goodness with pockets! I had mine altered so it wouldn’t be too long with flat sandals!


Shorts pajama set

 Pajama Set

It’s so hot here lately, that I had to find a shorts/tank pair and I’m smitten with this set. They make for comfortable, cool sleep and lovely lounging around before bed.

They’re $38 a set, or 2 for $60. I really wanted the blue stripe, but they didn’t have my size.  Luckily, grey is also one of my favorite colors. Isn’t the lace trim on the racerback tank cute?



Below are the weekend steals you don’t want to miss out on with my picks!

NORDSTROM • Great savings! Get the best deals on clothes, shoes and accessories!

My picks: My two favorites swimsuits are on sale right now! The red is 30% off and the black crochet is 50% off. My black floral shorts are 40% off.

LOFT • 50% off tops

My picks: These slim tie waist pants look super cute and come in black and white. This starry sky ruffle top would be a great addition to my 4th of July outfit post yesterday!

BLOOMINGDALES • Take $25 Off every $100 you spend on certain items with code PRIVATE + 20 – 50% off other items

My picks: The crochet swimsuit is 49% off here and in 5 different colors! The slides I’m loving right now are part of the PRIVATE sale!

COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD • Get $50 off $175 purchases with code SUNNY50, $25 off $100 with code SUNNY25 and $10 off $50 with code SUNNY10 OR 20% Off with code HWH20

My picks: The Face Oil No. 9 & Extreme Recovery Cream are part of a flash sale. Order these now, I’ll be talking about them again soon!

EXPRESS • 70% Off off new styles and Get 30% Off Clearance

My picks: Loving this off the shoulder eyelet tee and it’s under $15 right now. If you’re looking for a good button up – this has options and it’s under $30!

JCREW FACTORY • Buy One, Get one pair of Shorts for free!

My picks: These picks were hard to narrow down, I’m loving this store right now. This v-neck cotton tee is on sale. The scallop shorts are buy one, get one (narrow it down from 6 color options).

Have a fun and safe weekend, friends!



  1. Amber
    June 22, 2018 / 8:11 am

    My favorite look on you is the fourth of July striped shirt outfit. You look great in it and stripes are my favorite. I would love to be able to wear it but it is not my best look with my stomach. I will keep up the exercise challenge and maybe someday!

    • June 25, 2018 / 9:24 pm

      Thanks Amber! Let me know how the challenge goes for you!

  2. Cary
    June 22, 2018 / 9:35 am

    Did you size up a half size in the Sam Edelman leopard Gigi sandal?

    • June 22, 2018 / 1:42 pm

      Hi! I didn’t size up and they fit fine! 😉

  3. Sandra
    June 22, 2018 / 11:04 am

    Great post and inspiration photos. Love these summer looks, so many different outfits……and you look so healthy and strong, inspiring for us on the fitness challenge for sure. Have a super weekend and wish your girlfriend a Happy 50th, I’m a few years right behind her:). Cheers.

    • June 25, 2018 / 9:23 pm

      We all are! 😉 Everyone kept saying she looked 35!!

  4. Kristie W
    June 23, 2018 / 7:19 am

    So many great outfits! I think the first one is my fave because I don’t think to pair up blue and orange much.

    • June 25, 2018 / 9:23 pm

      Unexpected combo! 😉

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