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Loft: New Arrivals

I hadn’t ventured into Loft lately, so I stopped in the other day and found so many cute pieces! If you need anything patriotic for the 4th, I’ve included them as well. The best part is, you are able to wear everything all summer long. Plenty of cute, casual looks as well as a number of pretty dresses for all your outdoor gatherings. Most things ran true to size unless otherwise noted below and I’m 5’7″ for reference. Currently you can get 50% off your purchase with code YAY!

Dresses like this are so practical and always get a ton of wear. With sandals or sneakers and a denim jacket over top it’s great for picnics or ball games or also makes a great swim cover-up.

I loved this adorable jumpsuit. It’s another one that you could pair with white sneakers and a denim jacket or take it in the other direction with sandals and a blazer to dress it up for church, work, showers stc.

This dress screams summer time! I love the plaid print and and the cut-out back. I’m typically an xs in Loft dresses which is true here.

The mix of color and prints on this shirt-dress was so pretty! A great piece to pack for a beach vacation.

Loft has a knack for playful prints like this pineapple sweatshirt. It’s light-weight and pairs perfectly with these green, tie-waist shorts. I’m wearing a small in the top and xs in the bottoms (their bottoms tend to run large).

A basic striped tee is always good to have on hand. Instead of pairing with basic denim, consider mixing and matching those bright summer hues.

A classic light-weight Lou and Grey sweater with patriotic flair. I’m wearing the small here. I don’t always have luck in Loft jeans, but this style was a winner for me. I love the vintage wash and straight leg, it’s exactly what I’m drawn to these days and they feel much more expensive than their price tag (especially at half off!).

A great, classic, striped tee that you can’t go wrong with. Pair it with shorts, skirts, sneakers, sandals….the combinations are endless with this one.

A cute and casual sleeveless sweatshirt that also comes with matching shorts. Super cute to pack for vacation for lounging around.

It doesn’t get much more summer classic than this red, white and blue combo. All three are great mix and match pieces, but I love pairing tailored shorts and a blazer together for a chic summer look. The tee runs large as do the shorts, I recommend sizing down in them.

This terry sweatshirt is perfect when you need an extra summer layer. It would be great for chilly mornings/evenings at the beach!

I love a good business casual look regardless of where I’m wearing it. This blazer is lightweight, comes in a bunch of color ways and is perfect for summer. It has a slightly oversized look which is on-trend at the moment, yet it doesn’t feel overly boxy or shapeless. It would look just as cute over a maxi dress or with a graphic tee and cut-off shorts. You can really get your money’s worth with this piece! These gingham pants are all sorts of adorable with their neutral print and paperbag waist. Not to mention they are so comfortable and run true to size. I could see these worn with just about any solid color top or even a chambray shirt to dress them down a bit. If you need a good base layer this summer, this bodysuit has been my go-to and I have it in an array of colors. The white one just had a run in with a bottle of nail polish in the wash (a sentence I never thought I’d have to say) but I have a new one already on the way!

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One-Piece Swim Picks

With Memorial Day behind us and pool season in full swing, I wanted to share some of my favorites when it comes to swimwear. For the most-part I’ve always been more drawn to one piece suits than any other style. I find them to be flattering and I generally feel more comfortable and confident in them. In addition to a good fit that isn’t too cheeky, I’m always looking for fun and feminine details in a swimsuit. Whether it’s a bow or ruffles, scalloped edges or fun color-blocking, there are multiple ways to express your style and personality. Below you’ll find my top swimwear picks that fit this criteria in an array of color ways. And if you’re on the hunt for a good cover-up, I love both this fishnet sweater and this long wrap skirt. Both are lightweight and great layering pieces to mix and match all summer long.