Wednesday, July 9, 2014

On the beach

Before I get to today's post, I wanted to let you know about what's going to be happening next week, just in case I don't get to another post this week. I'm collaborating with the very sweet Ada from Elegance & Mommyhood to bring you a fun theme week! You can probably guess by reading my blog, but I love saving money and getting things on the cheap! That is the whole idea for our theme week: to show you how you can get some of the summer's most popular trends without breaking the bank. Here is what our week will consist of:

Monday: Maxi Skirt/Dress
Tuesday: Statement Necklace
Wednesday: Graphic Tee
Thursday: Midi Dress/Skirt 
Friday: Gladiator Sandals

We are focusing on getting each item for $20 or less, and our entire outfit we are sharing with you won't cost more than $75. We are having a linkup open for the entire week (it will run the 14th through the 23rd, so you have plenty of time to join us!) so you can share with us and others how you do summer's trends on the cheap! You can link up one day, two days, or all five days! So make sure you keep an eye out for that next week and join in on the fun :) 

Over the 4th of July weekend, we were in Door County. We stayed right on Lake Michigan, but did a lot of sightseeing inland, so I brought a lot of things I could layer together. Here is actually the only outfit I ended up taking pictures of:

Dress: Target (exact)
Chambray: Old Navy
Sandals: Target
Necklace: Farmers' Market Stand
Earrings: Target

You guys, I seriously love this dress! Haha, I love it so much I think I've worn it 3 times since I got it a week ago... But it's super comfortable and flowy! It is a tad long on me- it's just above the floor if I'm wearing wedges or heels, but if I'm wearing flats, I have to hike up the elastic waist up pretty far. Under the chambray, though, it's not even noticeable! So I'm still debating on whether or not I want to try hemming it, or just leave it as is.

A fun thing that we do every year is go to the Farmers' Market in Sturgeon Bay on Saturday mornings. They have quite a few jewelry booths there, but one in particular always catches my eye! I got two necklaces from them last year ($10 each!) and this floral one this year! I think it's so unique. It really caught my eye, and being a neutral silver, I can wear it with pretty much anything! gives a fun pop to an otherwise more plain outfit.

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Tucker Up, Because Shanna Said So, I do deClaire, Style to Inspire, Summer Style, Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday


  1. OK this is MY MOST FAVORITE LOOK on you ever. Plus the photos are gorgeous (of course by the beach) and you look FAB in a high bun. Just perfect all around.

    Thanks so much for announcing our themed week next week and for your super kind words which of course I feel the very same way.

    P.S. Will E-Mail you in a few. Stay tuned. =)

  2. I have not been up to Door County in a few years. Such pretty scenery! Love your maxi dress and your new flower necklace is really cute!


    1. Thank you Jill! We've been going up there for a few years now and it's just a nice place to get away and relax!

  3. Your maxi and denim shirt look is basically my jam! I've been wearing a variation of this for weeks now. LOL It's so comfy, easy, and basic. I just blogged about it a couple of days ago!

    More Modern Modesty

    1. It is super comfy! I just checked yours out too and I love how you paired it with the polka dot skirt! Super cute!

  4. Hi there! I love the photos.. would love to be there now, I am new to your site, but love the flowing maxi skirt and chambray top, the silver jewerly is a great choice with the blue
    from the link up, jess
    please stop by

  5. What a pretty necklace! And these pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I am looking forward to your theme week! I'd love it if you could link up to my Confident Twosday link up from yesterday, too!

  6. I rarely go to target and when I do.. I do not get this lucky with clothes. I've barely bought anything there. worst luck ever. It looks great on you though.
    come on by :)

  7. LOVE this look!!! That is literally the PERFECT beach outfit. You nailed it! Stripes and chambray are two classics that are definite favorites of mine! Annnnd now you're making me want to get to the beach asap! ;)


  8. Love this look! Super cute striped dress and the layered chambray top is perfect. Gorgeous necklace, too! Looking forward to your series with Ada.


  9. i would wear that dress a lot too if i owned it... i love it! perfect for the summer! :)

    would love to invite you to link up as well! --
    Rhea, Et Cetera - Style to Inspire

    happy wednesday!
    rhea | Rhea, Et Cetera

  10. Love how you've worn a denim shirt almost as a jacket. It changes the whole look from wearing a maxi on its own. Love the beach shots! I wish I could go to the beach, you're so lucky!

  11. Hi Maria!

    I found you through the Random Wednesday linkup party! This is an adorable dress! Some of my most favorite outfits come from Target! I've followed you on your social media accounts so hopefully I can see some more of your cute posts :)

    I'd love for you to check out my blog and follow along as well :)

  12. You look great, and the view is gorge! ;)

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  13. Such a cute look. Your theme week so fun. I will be linking up with you two.

  14. Coming over from the link up. You look great in this outfit! I love your necklace!

    Nicole to the Nines

  15. Chambray and stripes is such a classic, and perfect combo. You look so ready for a beach day.
    Chic on the Cheap

  16. I love Door County! And what a perfect outfit to wear while there. :)

  17. Love the striped dress! And the necklace is gorgeous <3

  18. LOVE the maxi and the denim combo! You look stunning! xo Andrea
    Boho Bunnie

  19. I like your new necklace and the way you styled your maxi dress is too cute. I linked up. Rachel xo