Still Summer?

Ok, Ok, I know, most of you are saying summer is over.  And, I know I promised a fall preview post.  It has been so hot here in North Carolina that I haven’t been able to focus much on fall.  I have however been working on the fall preview; there is so much I want to cover that I want to make sure it’s interesting content and has good links to some of the popular items.  So I am doing a post today on summer dresses instead.  I love love love dresses in the summer; I have worn a dress to work almost every day.  Not because I have to, but because they are so much cooler and more comfortable than pants when it’s 92 degrees with 70% humidity!  And wearing a dress makes picking out an outfit so effortless – pick your accessories and you are out the door.

I also want to highlight summer dresses because they are all on sale now!  It is a great time to stock up on items for next summer at great prices.  Put them away and then next summer it will be fun to pull out a bunch of new stuff, knowing you got great bargains.

Love the detailed hem on this dress!

I love this blue dress from Belk.  The halter neckline, the design in the fabric, and the handkerchief hem all give this dress some interest.  I picked this up last fall on clearance and saved it for this year.

I love both of these flowered dresses from Loft.  The orange one on the left is from last year and sadly no longer available.  It looks really nice on and could definitely be worn for church, a nice dinner, or to a dressier workplace.  The blue dress on the right has such great colors.  I wore it the other day and chose to accent the pink with some tassel earrings and pink leather wrap bracelet.  It is still available here but the sizes are limited.

I love this white dress from Loft with the detail on the neckline.  The colors are navy blue and a brighter blue.  I accented with navy but if you had jewelry/purse/shoes etc that matched the brighter blue it would be stunning.  The dress is fully lined so you don’t have to worry about it being too thin since it is white, and the white is so crisp and cool for summer. 

Lastly, here is another blue floral dress, also from Loft.  Are you noticing a pattern here?  I love Loft dresses and also the color blue!  This one is available but again in limited sizes. 

The other great thing about these dresses is they can transition into fall by adding a cardigan, denim jacket, moto jacket, blazer, duster, or anything else of your choosing to stand up to cooler temperatures.  Swap the sandals for booties or stylish sneakers and you are ready to go.  Loft, Old Navy, Belk, and many others have great sales on summer dresses right now. 

Happy Bargain Hunting!

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