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It’s no secret to my friends that I love sundresses. I wear them almost everyday of the summer! My thought is the last thing you want to think about in the sweltering heat is the hassle of an uncomfortable outfit. Dresses make getting dressed in the summer a breeze, not only are the they cool and comfortable, they are an outfit in one. No need to find a matching top or figure out the bottoms that will work! From maxis to minis in an eclectic range of pretty colors and prints, these flirty frocks should be part of your hot-weather wardrobe staples. The only problem? Picking which one to wear. Lucky for you, we’ve laid down the groundwork. Here are our top fan favorites that you’ll want to live in all season long!
Summer Hair Trend: The Braided Headband. You’ve seen it all over hollywood from formal to casual, the look is very versatile!
So, we love the look not only for its versatility, but it is a fun alternative to the standard ponytail as the temperature rises, and is a genius way to mask second-day strands! It is easy!
Check out the tutorial we found on Pinterest:
Do you like the look??? I do. I am going to try showing it off today!
how is it going how there in cyber land? it has been an odd start to our summer here in northern ohio. during the last week of school i had the air on and was a hot mess outside. now? rain, clouds and under 70. odd. but i am not complaining…i am not a hot weather fan.
anyway…this summer is going to prove to be very exciting for our family. we have purchased a property close to the lake for a weekend/summer home with my parents! not sure about you…but i love seeing a home come togehter…hate the work. haha. although since we don’t have to live there maybe this won’t be as bad. don’t fret…you will see lots of photos and posts with before and after and projects…but for now…let’s dish on what i should wear to a lake party event…
what screams LAKE more than this mint and blue chevron dress? and how do you pass it up at only $39.99 (remember i like to purchase everything for under $50).
what fun is this dress? some different colors and different patterns…this would be unique at a lake party. and again…$39.99
what about a cooler day? one of my favorite color combinations is orange and navy. this dress ($45.95) screams me (except i don’t love to show my arms…but at least my legs are hidden haha!)
i think this would be a cute necklace ($32.99) with all the dresses. i tend to keep my accessories small and light when around sand.
you can find all these and more Made in the USA product at MiUS Collection! and of course, we are linking this post with lindsey at the pleated poppy for what i wore wednesday
i’mmmmm baaaaack (not sure that you can read that how i meant it to sound….)
anywho…it’s me, carrie. how have you been? we have been crazy which is why i took the blog break. too much to discuss unless i had a personal blog (which i don’t) but all is good in the hood and now let’s get on what i “should” wear wednesday. as always, linking up with lindsey from the pleated poppy…
now…i know this is what i should wear wednesday…but i have a confession to make…i actually own this maxi skirt and i love it! i wear it with a white t-shirt because the owner of MiUS collection said i should invest in white t-shirts for summer. she also said her sister wears a cute white button up shirt with it. personally…because i love black..i think you could wear a black t-shirt with it too…
i love the daisy chain necklace and i think the whisper pink ring would be a great hint of pink…just like the skirt has.
shop www.miuscollection.com for all items!
zoe tie dye maxi skirt $39.99
daisy chain necklace $19.99
whisper pink petal ring $12.99
Last weekend, we completed the first of our summer collection photo shoots. We had a blast! The talented Toni Geib from BellaFotos took some amazing shots and we thought we should share the fruits of our labor.
These photo includes the following pieces from the MiUS Collection:
These lovely dresses are part of our Emerging Designer Showcase! The navy dresses are custom ordered and proudly handmade by Tidal Cool Creations. The beautiful gray dress is designed and made in Los Angeles by Amadi.
These are my two favorites from the session. Stay tuned, we’ll post more sneak peeks throughout the week!
Photographers: Toni Gieb from BellaFotos, and Patrick Hovan
Hair Stylist: Ginger Brock from Creative Cuts
Furniture: Salvage Style
Models: Amanda Krieg, LaShonda Reed, and Stephanie Conrad
Set Design & Stylist: Yours truly Millie @ MiUS Collection
It is Earth Day today.
Did you know that over one billion people in 192 countries are participating from New York to Sao Paolo, Seoul to Babylon City, New Delhi to Boston, Rome to Cairo; people everywhere are taking action in their communities. This is amazing! I think it is a global reminder of how we are tied together in this beautiful planet.
So in order to make a change for the better, our family has taken steps every year to help make our carbon footprint less. We recycle… paper and all cardboard and three years on Earth Day, our family decided to lower our carbon footprint by using reusable bags whenever we go shopping. Kids learned in school that the process of making traditional paper grocery bags includes over-harvesting our forests, chemical off-gassing and a lot of energy consumption. And don’t even my daughter started on plastic bags!! They blow all over the landscape, fill up our landfills and pose a hazard to wildlife.
So we made the change to reusable. Since, i love cute, although the grocery store reusable ones are a no-brainer I wanted to add some “cute” to the tote and I went shopping for shopping bags : -) You can find reusable shopping bags in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but those with similar dimensions to brown paper bags are my favorite type. Here a list of Made in the USA options from our friends at “Made in USA Challenge“:
So, I got myself some cute shopping bags, but it was hard at first to remember the bags at first, always forgot them in the car!! So I had to chance some habits. A got a small “trapper” container to keep them all together in the car, but recently I discovered The Tote buddy (another small business – I prefer to shop from other small businesses). The Tote Buddy is a case that holds several reusable bags fashionably! Score!
And remember you can use uses reusable bags not only for shopping, but also for tasks like gardening and toting pet supplies.
We hope today… you start doing something to lower your carbon footprint.
It’s easy! Attend an Earth Day event in your community, start doing something to lower your carbon footprint, and take a photo of yourself being part of the solution and upload it to The Face of Climate Change Wall.
What will that be?