Thursday, June 6, 2019

GIBSON x HI SUGARPLUM SUMMER OF COLOR COLLECTION


I am so excited to be sharing some of my favorite pieces from the new Summer of Color collection by Gibson & Cassie from Hi Sugarplum!  I have bought so many pieces by Gibson over the years and it is one of my go-to brands that Nordstrom carries.  Cassie with Hi Sugarplum has launched a few previous collections with Gibson and the items I have from her collections are some of my favorites.

If you have been following me for any length of time, you know I love bright colors, cute versatile styles and reasonable price points.  The new Summer of Color collection has all of these qualities and I love every single piece and color option!  You can mix and match so many of the items, the colors are bright and summery and each piece is very flattering.  Everything in the collection is priced under $100!

Cassie's previous collections have sold out quickly, so if you are interested in an item, I would recommend snagging it!  These pieces are only available on line (not in stores) and Nordstrom always offers free shipping and free returns in case something doesn't work out.  You can click the name of the item you are interested in under each photo and you will be directed to the retailer's website to purchase.




How fun is this RUFFLE NECK DRESS?  I love the ruffle around the neck with the bow that ties in the back.  I think this halter neck line is very flattering on any body type.  Did I mention that it has POCKETS too?!   The dress runs true to size and I am wearing a small.  




This ONE SHOULDER RUFFLE TOP was the first thing I added to my cart when I saw this collection.  I think it is such a great piece to wear on vacation or for a date night.  I was immediately drawn to this colorful stripe but you will see later in this post that I picked up the top in another pretty pattern too.  I have it paired with a TIE FRONT SKIRT and it would also look great with white jeans or even denim shorts for a more casual look.  The top runs true to size and I am wearing a small.  I would recommend sizing up in the skirt as it fits high and snug at the waist.   I am in a small in the skirt but wish I would have selected a medium as it does not have any stretch at the waist.  





I love a jersey knit dress as they are so comfortable and don't wrinkle.  When I saw this KNIT DRESS I thought it would be the perfect summer dress and I was right!  The knit is so soft and the embroidered back adds a fun touch.  I am wearing a size medium in this dress and think it runs true to size to slightly small.  

WEDGE SANDALS \\ BAMBOO PURSE
EARRINGS \\ BRACELETS HEREHERE & HERE

A white tank is a summer basic, but it is hard to find one that is not see through.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that this WHITE TANK is not see through at all!  I love the flattering neck line and will be wearing this all summer long.  The tank runs slightly large and I am wearing a small.  If you are in between sizes, I recommend sizing down in the tank.  I styled it here with a fun pattern print of the same TIE FRONT SKIRT I shared above.  Wouldn't this look be perfect for 4th of July?


I wanted to share a completely different look with the same TIE FRONT SKIRT.  I have paired it with the matching ONE SHOULDER RUFFLE TOP and love that it looks like a dress when you wear the same pattern in both pieces! That is one of my favorite parts about this collection.  Each piece comes in so many colors and patters to create multiple looks.  The top runs true to size and I am wearing a small.  I would recommend sizing up in the skirt as it fits high and snug at the waist.   I am in a small in the skirt but wish I would have selected a medium as it does not have any stretch at the waist.   


COLORFUL SANDALS \\ LOVE CLUTCH
BRACELETS HEREHERE & HERE

Last but certainly not least is this RUFFLE SLEEVE TEE.   The boat neck line is so flattering and I am always in favor of a ruffle sleeve.  I am wearing a small in the tee and find that it runs slightly large.  If you are in between sizes, I recommend sizing down in the tee.  I paired with my own OFF WHITE JEANS, and it would also look cute with the pink TIE FRONT SKIRT that I shared above.  

Each of the pieces come in so many colors and patterns and there are other styles including shorts, pants and rompers in the collection too.  You can SHOP THE FULL COLLECTION HERE.  I hope you found a new piece or two to add to your summer wardrobe.  I know I will be wearing my Summer of Color pieces all summer long and will be sharing more on my LIKEtoKNOW.itINSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK with different ways to style each piece. Huge congrats to Gibson and Cassie for this amazing collection!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Summer Dresses Under $50

MAXI DRESS - $47 with code JUNE40 (Runs small, size up)
BRACELETS HEREHERE & HERE

How it is June already?!?  Hard to believe that my girls' last day of school is this Thursday, and then I will have a 3rd grader and a 9th grader!  Summer break is almost here and it definitely already feels like summer with temps in the high 80s.  When it is really warm outside, one of my favorite things to wear is a cute summer dress.  They are easy to throw on and still look put together, and I think they are cooler and more comfortable than shorts.

I have rounded up some of my favorite summer dresses that are all under $50.  I shared sizing information & pricing under each photo with a direct link to each retailer's website to purchase the dress if you are interested.

SLEEVELESS DRESS - $27 (Runs TTS)

BOHO DRESS - $28 (Runs TTS)

PINK DRESS - $24 (Runs TTS)

DRESS - $49 (Runs big, size down)
SIMILAR SHOES HERE & HERE \\ EARRINGS
BRACELETS HEREHERE & HERE

EMBROIDERED DRESS - $26 (Runs TTS) 

JERSEY DRESS - $19 (Green is sold out but available in 4 colors - Runs TTS)
BRACELETS HEREHERE & HERE

MAXI DRESS - $27 (Runs TTS to slightly large)

I hope you all enjoyed this affordable dress round-up! For some additional dress options, be sure to check out my recent Target Finds blog post HERE.  If you have ideas of other blog posts you would like to see, feel free to comment below or SEND ME AN EMAIL.  For daily style posts, you can follow me on LIKEtoKNOW.itINSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK.  If you don't already get my blog posts sent directly to your inbox, head to the box that says "Subscribe" to the right of this post.  Fill in your email address and you will receive an email to confirm that you want to get my blog posts sent to you. I promise you will only receive an email when there is a new post on the blog!

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