Summer Days

posted on: 7/08/2013

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Is it just me or do the days run together in the summer? Maybe it's because I'm on retail schedule so pretty much every day is the same but I woke up today certain it was Saturday. (Just for clarification, it is Monday right?) But I'm still going to dress like it's Saturday. It is summer after all and no one is going to stop me. Plus I added the earrings to make it weekday fancy. 

I do love summer time though; everything is more relaxed. The days feels so long, not endless but instead in a way that you don't want them to end. We have yet to hang curtains in our bedroom so I wake up with the sun peeking through our bare windows every morning instead of the loud beep of an alarm. There is something so peaceful about summer to me. Everything slows down its pace just a bit, the days stretch late into the evening, and even my fast-moving brain with it's lists and to-do's becomes quiet. I like the summertime quiet, even if it means my long list of to-do's will just have to wait. 


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Dress: Here or Similar
Shoes: BC Footwear
Tote: Madewell
Earrings: Similar

80 comments:

  1. Lovely pattern on your dress! You have the Summer dress look down :)
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  2. I love this dress! It is so cute... and I am with you on the whole peaceful summer thing! Makes stressful days so much better!
    xo, Meg
    www.sealed-with-style.com

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  3. what a perfect, summer dress! love it! x

    dipped in yellow

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  4. I love this dress! the details on the top are so pretty!

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  5. Simple Easy StyleJuly 8, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    I am in LOVE with this dress! I have one that's very similar to this, but i want this one too.

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  6. loving the dress

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  7. Um, Kendi? Your skin is glowing. :)

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  8. What a cute dress! You look gorgeous.

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  9. Indeed, indeed! I love summers, they are just so easygoing! I think everyone's in a better mood from all the sunshine!
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  10. chelseaandthecityJuly 8, 2013 at 10:58 AM

    Let those to-dos wait Kendi! It's so fun to just be in the moment during Summer. There are colder days ahead that are perfect for checking off nagging tasks! I'm loving that Madewell tote and your pretty Summer dress by the way.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  11. There are so many things I love about summer. Wearing cute summer dresses like this is definitely one of them. You look so pretty!


    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  12. I love this dress! The print on the top is so awesome!

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  13. I love your dress!

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  14. melissa rosenkildeJuly 8, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    Totally agree, there is just something so easy about summer. Love this dress BTW!


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  15. Britt @ The Magnolia PairJuly 8, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    I almost bought that bag last weekend from madewell! now i am regretting my decision. it looks so cute with your outfit! you look great kendi!

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  16. Perfect shoe-bag combo!

    With love
    Elisa - My Fantabulous World

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  17. I also love summer for all of the reasons you just explained. Beautiful look! That dress is perfectly summertime.

    -Chelsea

    http://www.organizedxxmess.blogspot.com

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  18. Pretty dress and your hair looks gorgeous here!

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  19. I feel like your hair got long overnight. But then again, it's summer, so like you said, all the days run together I guess! Glad you're enjoying the season :)

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life…Oh, and check out the Pin to Real Life style challenge I'm doing this week!

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  20. Beautiful dress, you always amazing!!

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  21. That dress is adorable. I love the detailing at the top. And your shoes and bag are perfectly coordinated.


    megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  22. Ooooo, that dress is SO dreamy. Perfect for Summer, I love it!

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  23. I love this bag you keep posting. It's the perfect summer tote!

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  24. Classy Chic & ChardonnayJuly 8, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    I'm with you- I have a M-F corporate job and I still forget what day it is! Love the dress and those fancy earrings!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay
    http://ceislin.com

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  25. Kendi, I'm in love with that dress. Thanks for sharing the link for buying it. I read the reviews, and people seem to agree that is runs small. Any advice on sizing? Thanks!

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  26. This is heavenly light and you look so peaceful in it. I'll be the 1000th person to OMG love that bag.

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  27. The dress is adorable! I need it. I so agree with summertime being peaceful. It is a great time to slow down and let the day stretch into night without worrying about the long lists of to-dos. I'm with ya sister!

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  28. Yes, that's what I call a beautiful and chic summer outfit. Adorable dress!

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  29. Super cute dress for summer, loving it!

    xo Jessica
    www.mystylevita.com

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  30. I agree with you, I love summer's long days. Everything is more enjoyable in the summer.

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  31. I agree. Summer brings the calm and happiness out of everyone!
    xoxo
    Birdy
    www.thetwirlteam.blogspot.com

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  32. LOVE the dress! Clicked through and saw it's actually a cover-up ... so my question is: does it need a slip? Or is it heavy enough fabric to wear alone?

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  33. Looks super comfy and cute! Hey whatever happened to the shoemint giveaway? I actually ended up buying 3 of their shoes this past week when they had 50% off of sale items. I mean... how can you not?!

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  34. Code OverdressedJuly 8, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    Cute little dress, the details are adorable! This works perfectly for a Saturday or a Monday.


    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  35. Do you love that bag? I am considering getting one and I notice it in a lot of your posts.

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  36. I love how chic your simple dress is..you would never think, but it's gorgeous and understated!

    xo

    Kelsey

    http://thekelseywolfeblog.com

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  37. Ooh just love this dress!!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  38. Looks amazing!! Love the dress so much.

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  39. Love the dress - and I love your words on summer. That's definitely how it felt this weekend (UGH is it 5 yet?! I think it is where you are, but I've still got a couple hours to go).

    p.s. - there's a Lilac Bijoux Giveaway on the blog today! See Mo Go.

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  40. Hi, I was also wondering about the sheerness of this dress.... What kind of slip do you have under it?

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  41. Summer is pretty amazing for the mind and soul. I swear there's just something about the sunshine in the early morning and late evening.

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  42. Such a perfect dress for sticky, hot summers! Fresh and beautiful!

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  43. Hi Allee: I just have a normal slip on underneath, it's white so it goes with this dress. Kind of like this one: http://www.target.com/p/vassarette-womens-cc-half-slip-16/-/A-13785838#prodSlot=large_1_14

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  44. so the top is thicker than the bottom but all i do is wear a slip underneath the dress (like so: http://www.target.com/p/vassarette-womens-cc-half-slip-16/-/A-13785838#prodSlot=large_1_14)


    I honestly don't know why they call it a cover up! It's a dress, I promise. Cover ups don't have zippers and nice embroidery in my book :)

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  45. I would size up! It does run small especially in the bust and arm openings :)

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  46. Really? I wish it would grow overnight! I feel every single day of the last two years of growing it out. It can't get longer fast enough :)

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  47. Is it? I have changed up my beauty routine, maybe it's working! :)

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  48. I love the oblong earrings!

    Ash
    www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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  49. Absolutely love your dress and purse Kendi! So gorgeous xx

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  50. Love the dress on you. You always look so relaxed and yet still stylish in your clothes!

    Abi

    http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

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  51. This dress is adorable. The earrings are lovely. You always look fantastic, and your outfits are always amazing.

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  52. MK, FauxFancy.comJuly 8, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    What a quintessential summer outfit! I love the dress and sandals together.
    Hope you enjoy the slow pace - it's my absolute favorite.
    xo,
    MK


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  53. This is a perfect summer look! I definitely love summer days...even if I'm stuck behind a desk.

    Lauren
    Style of One's Own

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  54. Alexandra Garman-SkeenJuly 8, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    What a totally perfect summer dress! Love the detailing on the bust, so hippy chic! You're so right, the days are just melting into one big, long, never ending week.... but I'm not complaining!
    -Alexandra
    www.rhymeswithfashion.com

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  55. That dress is so lovely


    xx glamdevils

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  56. Boardwalks & BoulevardsJuly 8, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Gorgeous summer dress! I love the emboridered details at the top.

    - Kaitlyn

    Boardwalks & Boulevards

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  57. Agreed - nice, long days. Relaxed and sunny.

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  58. Such a lovely summer dress! I really like the print on the top :) So jealous of your warm weather too! :)

    Away From The Blue

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  59. You look beautiful! LOVE this look!

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  60. Love the shoes & bag. Summer all melts together when I'm on vacation!


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  61. Aw, you're making me miss Summer now! I'm in South Africa and we're in the middle of winter. Love your blog, you're so sweet and funny xo
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  62. The dress is adorable! A sweet frock for picnics in the park <3

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  63. I know what you mean. I feel like I"m busier now than I was before Summer started. Love your dress. So pretty.

    I would love for you to stop by and link up Thursday.

    Agi:)

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  64. I love everything about this outfit. So effortlessly summer.

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  65. So cute! Simple and pretty, love it!

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  66. Great hoops ! those earrings are soo different.

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  67. I love that outfit! You look adorable. What kind of nail polish are you wearing?

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  68. I LOVE that dress and bag! And I agree with you, days do seem to run together sometimes in the summer! And I love that everything is peaceful and relaxed. I would be completely fine with summer being year-round.

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  69. I love the pattern and colors on that! I prefer darker colors and so paired with a simple color like cream, this is perfect.

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  70. That dress is just so adorable! Got to love summer, right?

    xoxo,

    Laura

    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  71. Love the sandals.reminds me of salt water sandals.

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  72. you look gorgeous - I love your dress

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  73. Such a perfect summer look! Summer is so wonderful!

    <3 Kastles

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  74. This ethnic summer dress is just too cute! Love the whole look, in my eyes, you can do wrong (fashion-wise and otherwise)! Byeeee!

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  75. I love that outfit! So fresh and summery!

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  76. So I bought this dress (and you are correct - it is a dress even without a slip under it ... although I do wear a slip) and have worn it almost every day since! So comfortable! So perfect for hot summer days! And I've gotten a ton of compliments! Thanks for sharing (wearing) this one!!

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