Summer came quickly this year and is leaving just as fast. How did you spend your summer? I spent mine working, crafting, and upgrading my work and myself. I’m not complaining though! I enjoy what I do and compared to my other summers, this has been the best, productively, spiritually, and emotionally.
Summer isn’t gone yet though, and as it gets closer to the fall (my favorite season because it means winter is coming), the weather is cooling down enough for comfy relaxing days and nights at the beach. Bonfires, anyone? I’ve never been to a bonfire but I dream of going to one. This is honestly one of my biggest goals on my bucket list!
Beauties on Fire is back and this weeks winning theme is Summer Styles! Last weeks winning theme was Classic Beauty, check it out if you missed it! When the winning theme was announced earlier this week, I knew that I wanted to do a fashion post for this theme instead of a beauty look. I personally feel dressing for summer is so much better and easier than applying makeup.
I was rummaging through the closet in my “office” and found all of my summer clothes that I thought were stuck in the storage…I was happily wrong! I havent been out much since I found the clothes so I knew I wanted to use them for this post! I put together some really cute and comfortable outfits that I love and would totally wear at the beach (over my bathing suit, of course!).
I also wanted to showcase my sandals because I am completely a shoe girl and love my shoes but alas, I had no cameraman working with me and honestly, I think I am shoe-picture-challenged. I could not for the life of me get a good shot or angle. It frustrated the life out of me and I didn’t have much patience as I was taking the pictures, so I gave up very quickly.
I only used a few pieces of clothes to create my looks. They came out better than I expected and it made me feel great. I think my favorite looks are the light blue shorts, black top, with the beige cardigan and the black shorts, black top, with the blue-flowered cover up. Those specifically just scream beach wear to me.
A loose graphic tee or tank is the perfect top for beach wear. Easy cover-up, easy to put on, easy to take off. I love elephants so this look is just perfect for me!
The top is honestly one of my favorite tops I own. I use it for a little bit of everything. Shopping. Grocery shopping. Day wear. Night wear. I even wore it to church one time with high-waist Jeans. It’s so comfortable and breathe-able. I’m all about my clothes giving me breathing room. Plus, it’s leopard print…my favorite.
“Plaid should never be worn in the summer!” – Said no one ever. Wear that plaid button up over a cute tee or cami and be fabulous, darling!
Cardigans…honestly one of the best ever clothing pieces designed. This was about $12 at Wal-Mart.
Don’t forget the watch and your sunglasses!
The clothes are all from Wal-Mart.
The sunglasses are Betsey, from TJ Maxx.
Watch from also Wal-Mart.
Bracelet is an old necklace.
Necklace chain from Groupon.
Pendant was a gift.
Earrings are from Marshalls.
Click on the image below to be taken to the link-host and see all the other beauties in the collaboration!
Have fun, Live life to the fullest, enjoy the little things.