| dress *old* (similar) | shoes (similar) | earrings | sunglasses | wallet | silver bracelet | gold pineapple bracelet (similar) | gold bangle | Photos by Rose Gold Photography |

Late summer (early fall)  weddings are approaching and this is a great option! A dress with a fun print that you can add a cardigan or cute leather jacket to later on if the weather turns chilly. I went with my favorite heeled mules I found for a steal at T.J. Maxx, but you can really style these dresses with any shoe in your closet! It’s not too short and has a high neckline to make dance the night away an easy task. 😉


| shirt (similar) | shorts (similar) | sandals | bag (similar)| silver bracelet | gold pineapple bracelet (similar) | gold bangle | earrings (similar) | Photos by Rose Gold Photography |

I know these summer days are dwindling down…BUT here in the Midwest the humidity lingers on. That means I will hang on to these cute little outfits for as long as I can…or at least until September. Then, I will transition this top with white jeans and these white shorts with light sweaters. 🙂 I can’t believe the summer has flown by this quickly!?  We crossed off a ton on our bucket list these last couple of months, so it isn’t all sadness as we watch this fun season pass us by once again. We went to Disney World (that post is here), went to the beach (that post is coming!), and visited some of our favorite places in St. Louis. We’ve also completely rearranged our kitchen (that post is coming!), purged a bunch of s.t.u.f.f., and decided to make a huge lifestyle change by following Dave Ramsey! (I’m sure I will share this at some point when we are further into everything.) All in all, I think this has been our best summer yet! Now, I go into my tenth year teaching and Rypken starts Kindergarten!? Wow. Did I just type that? I’m just going to squeeze summer for just a little longer… Ok?


| dress (similar)| wedges | earrings c/o Kendra Scott | bracelet | wallet | sunglasses (similar) | Tara Nicole Photography |

Summer is here! That means warm weather, CUTE DRESSES, and longer days! I bought this dress to sing in the wedding of a good friend last summer and the gift to myself just keeps on giving! I got it from Chicwish, but it seems to be out…so I linked a similar one above and more at the bottom. Can you believe that it is Memorial Day Weekend yet again!? Bring it on, says this teacher!!! School is officially out of session, my hubby’s baseball coaching season has come to an end, and I am ready to C.H.I.L.L.  I can smell the sunscreen and bbq already! Summer has always been my favorite season…relaxation, fun with family/friends, vacations, catching some rays on the water, and no plans. Although, this year Rypken started tball and Chris is coaching, so that is on our agenda. Other than that, I plan to get back into running (I’ve already started), get my laundry caught up (I mean who does that?), and clean my house for the first time in like a month (#guilty). Here’s to you summer, old pal!



SHIRT: c/o Krass&Co “Mermaid Hidden Pocket Tee” in Light Pink | SHORTS: c/o Krass&Co “Scaled Back” in Island Blue | SANDALS: Jack Rogers “Georgica Jellies” | BRACELET: David Yurman

Krass&Co is my absolute favorite athletic brand! It meshes my sense of style with the comfort I want for every day wear! The price points are reasonable and they seem to always be having a sale! (Seriously, be on the lookout on Tuesdays especially!) What’s not to love?!?!?! This specific outfit is so cute, I think I have worn it three times in less than 10 days. Don’t judge. I CAN’T with this mermaid tee!? It is called a “hidden pocket tee” because she actually swims into your pocket! Just scroll down to see… So darn cute! Krass&Co has every preppy print you could imagine with any color coordination your heart desires! Plus….they are the comfiest shorts I’ve EVER worn! I’ve been buying them myself for over a year!

Guys! Just for my followers, they were so sweet to give you all the code: JESSICAMCLAIN for 20% off your Krass&Co purchase! Yay!!!!!



















When you almost fall in the water, but you don’t. It’s cool…




SHIRT: Banana Republic (on sale!) | JEANS: American Eagle (old, similar) | SHOES: c/o Lindsay Phillips Switchflops “Ansley” with the “Sophie Snap” |  BAG: Marley Lilly (on sale!) | WATCH: c/o Jord “Cora Koa & Rose Gold” Wood Watch | BRACELET: c/o Kendra Scott (old, similar)| EARRINGS: Marley Lilly |

This shirt. No really. This shirt, you guys! The ruffles. The stripes! Dying. And guess what? I found it on the sale rack! It is still on sale! I have it linked above, don’t miss out! I paired it with some fun earrings and dressed it down with some jeans for a Sunday with the family.

I also am LOVING this watch by Jord. This wood watch has all the bells and whistles, but is also…as they explain it…”simple and stunning.” I’ve never owned a wood watch before and was super excited to try this rose gold faced one out! It is just the right size, comfortable, and my favorite color! What makes it even better is the company is owned and operated in STL! Just a hop, skip, and jump away! So cool!

*Cue the confetti: They have been so sweet as to give you all a chance to win a $75 coupon code!!! Find out more about that at the bottom of this post! Yay!*








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