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Hydrangea Lane

One of my favorite things about visiting the Cape is all the beautiful hydrangeas. It is actually the PH in the soil that determined their color. Up in Boston most hydrangeas bloom pink or purple, but on the cape they are always a beautiful shade of blue. My dad planted some special in our yard at home so that they would bloom blue every year!

Packing for the cape is normally rushed, I toss a whole bunch of dresses, a swimsuit, and some sandals in a bag and hope for the best. I was happy to find this oldie but goodie in my bag! Its vineyard vines a few years ago, the v-neck was a little deep for me so I had the fabric sewed up a little higher. I love the stripes, it is the perfect preppy dress! My tote is from Madewell and I got my hat at Nordstrom a couple of summers ago.

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Avoiding tan lines

Well if there was any question before summer is definitely here. This weeks heat wave had me living in the pool! When it gets really hot like that I love to be able to just toss on a dress and go. I really and not a big fan of shorts when its hot out, I feel like they never sit right and I spend way to much time and energy adjusting them! I am loving this off the shoulder Embroidered Oxford Dress from vineyard vines. It is perfect for hot days, I wore it out to dinner the other night after a day by the beach. It is super light and comfy for that lightly sunburnt skin. The embroidered details on the hem dress in up enough while keeping the overall look casual. I will definitely be packing this dress for all my beach vacations this summer.

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I paired the dress with my o-to gold Jack Rogers, an adorable necklace from Peachy Pendants, and my favorite Madewell tote. My earrings are from Primark, and only cost $5!!

 

Thank you so much vineyard vines for sending me this fabulous summer dress, as always all opinions are my own. I hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July. I hung out at the pool with my friends, be sure to check out my 4th of July video on IGTV here. What do you all think of IGTV, into it or all set? Let me know in the comments!

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It has pockets!

Every girl needs a perfect summer dress! This year vineyard vines nailed it with this adorable striped dress. I am in love with everything about it, the vibrant stripes, the bow on the back, but most of all it has pockets! As I’m sure many of you know I get very excited when a dress and or skirt has pockets. This dress can be dressed up or dressed down. It is professional enough to wear to the office but still fun enough to wear out. With the right accessorize and shoes you could even rock it at a wedding! Vineyard Vines always runs a little big in my opinion, so if you’re between sizes I would size down, I definitely had a little extra room in this one.

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Vineyard Vines had a great collection of dresses this season but this one is definitely my favorite! I styled it with Jack Rogers and put my hair up so everyone could see the adorable bow on the back. The bow makes this dress so fun but it is still classy enough that anyone can wear it.

I hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July! I will be hanging by the pool with family and friends at my aunt’s annual cookout. I love going to my aunt’s every year it is one of the traditions I look forward to most every year. What do you do for the 4th? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Thank you vineyard vines for this adorable dress, as always all opinions are my own.