Monthly Musings July 2024: Summer Fashion

 It's the final Thursday of the month and time for Monthly Musings with Patty and Holly.  I know I've been pretty sporadic about joining in this year but I do enjoy these little Q&A type posts. This month we're looking at summer fashions. 



1. Favorite summer outfit? You mean like pick one?! I can't do that.  Here are a few favorite outfits I've worn this past month.



I actually have worn this twice this month as it is quite cool since the pants are nearly see through when not on and the shirt has lots of little pin prick holes in the design



2. Favorite summer footwear? That's easy- flip flops!  I own at least a couple dozen pairs.

a new pair of Keen's I bought on vacation

I haven't seen the Rafters brand of flip flops in ages so I picked up this cute blue pair and the pink below on our travels this summer


These sketchers are another favorite and oh so comfy with a thick cushioned sole

3. Summer accessories I wear on repeat? In summer I tend to wear just earrings and maybe a bracelet with a few rings but I do switch them up everyday to match my outfits.

4. My summer bag? It's always some sort of Vera Bradley. 

This has been the one I've been using this summer

5. Summer scents? Um... bug spray! LOL  That is definitely the scent I most use in summer because mosquitoes just love me and will not leave me alone (even with the bug spray).  I really can't use perfume or anything pretty smelling. 



6. Maxi dress, romper, or jumpsuit?  Yes to all 3!! I have several maxi dresses, rompers and jumpsuits and I am wearing them quite often this summer. 

Clara Sun Woo jumpsuit

Soma jumpsuit with built in bra


Maxi dress (I think it was from Shein last summer)

Maxi dress with built in bra from Lily Pulitzer 

Romper from Amazon


I've been wearing this jumpsuit from Stitch Fix on a near weekly basis

I have this maxi dress from Soma in 3 diff colors- Navy, black, and this pretty pink cloud pattern

I get so many compliments on this dress from Modlily!

A jumpsuit I bought in 2020 (without even trying it on at a Nautica outlet) and it fits so well

This jumpsuit was purchased on Amazon and I've even worn it to bed a few times it's so comfy

7. Favorite sunglasses?
Some cheap pair from Target that I bought a couple of years ago.



8. Favorite Pj's? I tend to wear the Cool Nights from Soma the most in the summer or else a pair of lounge pants with a regular tank top.  

9. White after labor day? Yep, though in all honesty I hardly ever wear white at all. It's not a real flattering color on me. 


10. Favorite summer fashion trend? I honestly don't keep up on trends much but I am loving all the jumpsuits everywhere.  I am a huge jumpsuit fan. 


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Comments

  1. Those jumpsuits look so great on you- wish I could wear them! Ok I know you don't like white on you but I LOVE that outfit on you with the white jeans- on point and you look amazing :)

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  2. I laughed and cried when I read "bug spray". They are so bad here - at least for me. They love me. I even spray myself and still get bit sometimes. You have such a good collection of summer clothing and you "get dressed" each day it seems like. I am super lazy if I am at home and just wear my lounge clothes.

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    1. Yes! I've taken to carrying bug spray with me and applying it while hiking-- I doused myself 3 times in 45 minutes this morning and still came home with at least a 1/2 dozen bites!

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  3. I love that Amazon star romper! You look great in your white outfit! I agree that flip flops are the way to go in summer.
    Sarah @ Sunshine & Books

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    1. It's become my "go to" 4th of July outfit.

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  4. Agree that the white outfit is super flattering on you! I like your maxi dresses, too. Feminine and comfy looking, too.

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  5. I love all your cute outfits, but I do have two favorites- those flowy black pants and the romper you've worn to bed. I love something flowy and comfy, especially when it's really hot outside. I live in dresses for the same reason, because when it's over 100 in humidity, I don't want ANYTHING touching me. So, easy breezy dresses for the win! I hope you're having a great week, friend!

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  6. So many pretty outfits! Love the maxi's and the pink capri's and black top.

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  7. What a great set of questions.
    I love all of your outfits but especially the one with the purple coloured top. I love the idea of flip flops but can't get away with wearing them, I always get a sore patch between my toes. I love that bright sunflower dress of yours from Modlily, I saw a similar skirt from Shein and did think about buying it.

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    1. Aw, thank you! I find that I must have cloth not plastic or vinyl between my toes and then it's alright.

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  8. I love all of your maxi dresses, but I think the polka-dot one is my favorite :)

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    1. Thanks! I love that one too. I just wore it for the first time this summer and I love it. It has a fun little slit up to the knee too.

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  9. Wow Joanne, you have a lot of nice outfits for the summer. I love your dresses and the jumpsuits. I wear very casual clothes during the summer months.

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  10. Great outfits, Joanne! Here it is scorching hot, so I am always in my dresses; the lighter the fabric, the better!

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    1. Yes, I am finding that dresses are fabulous for those really hot days... but we don't get that many of them up here.

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  11. The bug spray comment literally made me lol --haha
    We have big mosquito issues here...so we're all about the bug spray. I LOVE the Stitch Fix romper/jumpsuit. Perfect for summer.

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    1. Thank you! I have been getting bit a lot this past week so it was high on my list of things to spray. LOL I even went to check and see if that Stitch Fix Jumpsuit came in another print-- because if it had I would have scooped it up in a second.

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  12. I didn't know Sketchers made flip flops?!?!? Amazing!!!

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    1. Yep! I found them a few summers ago and they have held up so well.

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  13. We are always so happy when you join us! And you also look cute in maxis and I am loving your jumpsuit options.

    Patty
    Goodbetterbestfood.blogspot.com

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  14. I'm not fashionable enough to switch things up according to the seasons, well other than the weight of the clothes!

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  15. I love flip flops but they need to have a little arch in them. Fortunately there are a lot of companies making them that way now. I wear a lot of white in the summer.

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    1. I hardly ever wear white; even my wedding dress was more ivory than white. I have to have a pretty good base tan to wear white.

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  16. Love all of the maxi dresses and jumpsuits! They are all perfect for summer!

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  17. Those maxi dresses are stunning on you Joanne.
    XOXO
    Jodie

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  18. Love all the maxis and jumpsuits, Joanne! My sister used to sew for Vera Bradley back when it was just a cottage industry. She would be given x amount of fabric and zippers and had to account for all of it when she returned the completed pieces. It's so funny to me to see people loving it because it got to be so commonplace at home (back when I lived 20 miles away from Fort Wayne, IN). I only have a couple of pieces. One is a backpack I got on eBay. I wanted it so badly I paid way too much for it. I was kind of surprised when I discovered it came FROM Ft. Wayne. Whoever was selling it had probably bought it at the annual sale.

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    1. I can't say I love all their pieces or patterns but every now and then I stumble upon a new pattern that I just love and have to have. I like them so much better than plain black or tan purses.

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  19. I love the romper from Amazon!! So cute!

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  20. This was fun! You have so many cute rompers, jumpsuits and maxi dresses! I like white after Labor Day too. I feel like I always spill something on my white clothes but I love them!

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    1. Yes, I am so bad with keeping my whites white!

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  21. I love that Vera Bradley bag - wonderful color combo and print! It's funny...we are kind of opposites since I don't like to wear flip flops or jumpsuits. That star print romper from Amazon is really, really cute though... :)

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  22. I love the scallop on that blue shirt and that striped jumpsuit is so cute and looks so cute on you!

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    1. That bright blue shirt with the scallop detail is one of my all time favorites.

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  23. The black Modlily dress looks fabulous on you, I love the bright colors! Great list!

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    1. Aw, thank you! I wore that on one of our college tours and got lots of compliments on it.

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  24. Joanne, I love all of those outfits! They are all so pretty and flattering on you, pretty lady.
    Visiting today from Encouraging Hearts 7 Home #41&42.

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