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Blazer vest for spring and summer

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Wearing: sunglasses / statement earrings / blazer vest / white layering tee / gemstone bracelets (under $50, local designer) / spring nail polish / green mini bag / G buckle belt / dark wash jeans / slingback heels /

Raise your hand if you are excited for the return of the blazer vest?! My hand is way up! I loved blazer vests back in the 1990s. They were a great alternative to a blazer on warm summer days. You can wear a layering tee underneath a blazer vest or really dress one up with a body conscious blouse underneath.

Wondering how to style a blazer vest? They are really easy! Blazer vests play well with jeans and shorts on casual days, and then they are perfect for the office on workdays when paired with trousers, trouser shorts, and skirts. I love how blazer vests are structured yet comfortable too. Love them!

In these photos you can see a timeless and casual way to style a blazer vest. I paired mine with a classic white tee and dark wash jeans. I really wanted my new green bag to pop! This outfit has a classic yet 1990s vibe to it, and I love that.

If you are looking for an alternative to a blazer for the office or chic casual days, this is what you need! The blazer vest is perfect for staying professional at work on hot days, as well as looking put together on casual days. I started off with a black one this season, I plan on adding a fun color to my summer wardrobe; it’s just hard to choose which color!

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What do you think of the blazer vest for spring and summer? Do you plan to wear it?

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XOXO

Cathy

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Casual summer dress and sneakers

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Wearing: silver bamboo hoops / sunglasses / silver moon necklace (old, also love this one) / blue dress (under $50) / denim jacket / gemstone bracelets (local designer, under $50) / spring nail polish / handbag / sneakers /

How cute is this summer dress! Since I lost a lot of weight, I am in the process of slowly replacing my wardrobe. One of the items I needed was a casual, go-to summer dress I can dress up or down depending on the occasion. I was thrilled when I spotted this dress, which is available in several colors and is under $50. Love that!

There were so many colors to choose from, but I ultimately chose blue because I love blue! This dress has short sleeves and a flattering twist design at the waist. It fits really well, and I found it to be comfortable for day-long wear. I definitely need to snap up another one in a different color!

It was a cool and casual day when I decided to wear my new dress. To keep myself warm, I opted for my trusty denim jacket and for walking, I chose these funky sneakers. This turned out to be a really comfortable outfit! I normally don’t think of wearing a dress as comfy, but this one shattered my preconceived notion! I look forward to wearing it casually this summer, as well as pairing the dress with wedge espadrilles for a dressier look. It will also look cute with sandals, flip flops, and flats. Love!

If you are looking for a casual dress under $50, I highly recommend this one! There are so many colors to choose from!

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Have you ever bought something and been surprised how comfortable it turned out to be?

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XOXO
Cathy

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Affordable summer dress

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Wearing: sunglasses / statement earrings / print wrap dress (under $50) / gemstone bracelets (under $50) / pink tote (old, also love this one) / spring nail polish / slingback heels / biker shorts / tank top /

It’s dress season! I wore this wrap dress to a daytime tea event last weekend, and it worked out perfectly! Time got away from me, so I needed to find a dress pronto; this one arrived within 48 hours of me ordering it! Plus, it was under $50. Love that!

While I dressed it up for the event with slingback heels, this affordable summer dress can also be worn with sandals or espadrilles for a casual look in the warm summer months. I’m looking forward to styling it in different ways this season!

How cute is this tote bag? I am very sad that Mansur Gavriel only made it for two seasons. It is a handy tote bag which is strong and can carry a lot inside! I had to carry teacups to the event I attended, so this tote was perfect because I could fit three tea settings inside as well as my wallet, keys, and phone. While this tote isn’t for sale any longer, I did link to one that is equally practical and very cute. Hope you love it if you are in the market for a smaller, workhorse tote.

Wrap dresses can be a pain on windy days, so I always wear biker shorts and a tank top underneath my wrap dress. The day I wore this dress, also happened to be very windy! I was quite thankful for my biker shorts, haha.

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Have you ever had to purchase a dress last minute? This is a good one to keep in mind! There are a few additional fabric choices too if this green print isn’t your thing. I am thinking of picking up another one in a different fabric for the summer. This dress is so easy to dress up or down, I love a versatile piece; especially when it is under $50!

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XOXO
Cathy

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