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The Linen Dress.

It was 100 degrees outside yesterday! The second I walked out the door I was melting (so much for straightening my hair! Ugh.) But thankfully I was wearing this linen shift dress from Duffield Lane! A linen shift dress like this is an absolute must have for my summer wardrobe- the easy to wear shift style doesn't cling to your body and the linen fabric breathes nicely and keeps you comfortable all day long. I styled my shift dress with a striped sweater tied around my waist for a nautical touch, and I added my straw boater hat and nude sandals to finish off the look!

Dress c/o | Similar Sweater | Sandals | Bag | Hat (old from J Crew)

Tennis Attire.

Okay confession: I don't actually play tennis, but I do love tennis outfits! Skorts, cute sneaks and baseball hats? Count me in! 

The skort that I am wearing in today's post is from Duffield Lane and is incredibly comfortable and it pairs beautifully with this bow tie tank which is also from Duffield Lane! You can find me sporting a comfy casual outfit like this while out and about running errands or just hanging out on my back porch sipping some sweet tea! Maybe one day I will take tennis lessons and can actually wear this outfit to play ;)

Strawberry Picking.

A few nights ago I went strawberry picking with my parents. It was the perfect evening out and the berry patch was loaded! We picked about 20 pounds of strawberries in no time!! Now it's time to make some pie and jam!

Of course I had to wear my berry scarf to go strawberry picking haha! This fun little scarf from J Crew Factory adds so much charm to any outfit. For this particular evening, I paired the scarf with navy ruffle shorts (on sale for $20!!), a white eyelet top and my go-to straw hat! I think this look is berry cute ;) You can find all the links to what I'm wearing at the bottom of the post as usual!

Scarf | Shorts | Similar Top | Similar Hat

How to Get Lilly for Less.

I am a long time lover of Lilly Pulitzer. The only thing stopping me from having a wardrobe full of Lilly's beautiful printed resort wear and colorful dresses are the price tags *sigh.* Over the years I have treated myself to a few Lilly dresses but let's be honest, I can't always spend $200+ on a new dress whenever my heart desires. But luckily I have found a solution to fix my Lilly cravings! The answer is: Poshmark. If you are not familiar with the app, it's basically a place where you can buy and sell new and used clothing. I used to use the app just to sell my gently used clothes but recently I discovered that there is a whole world of Lilly clothes just waiting for a new home! Buying second hand is great for any gal on a budget who craves that luxe Lilly lifestyle. I have already purchased two Lilly dresses off the Poshmark app this spring and I am already eyeing up a few more!

Here are some of my tips for buying Lilly on Poshmark:

1.) Make sure its authentic! Ask to see a photo of the tag inside the dress before purchasing.

2.) Ask about wear and tear. Most sellers on Poshmark will be honest and say if anything is wrong with the dress in the description but I always like to ask if nothing is stated.

3.) Check everyday for new listings! When searching, I use the key words " Lilly Pulitzer dress" and new listings will automatically pop up. You can also change the algorithm from "just shared" to "prices low to high" by clicking the sort button. You may have to scroll a little ways to get to the good stuff but its worth checking out to see what deals you can find.

4.) Make sure the seller posts real photos of the dress, not just online photos from the site. Ask to see photos of the actual dress they are selling to make sure it's legit.

5.) Make an offer! But don't lowball. I always like to make a reasonable offer and most of the time the seller will accept or make a new offer. Remember that it is still a Lilly item so don't lowball sellers unless there is something wrong with the piece.  Most gently worn Lilly items I have seen sell for $50-$100. NWT (new with tag) pieces will sell for more.

Underneath The Pink Blooms.

A few weeks ago while out and about with my mom, we spotted the most beautiful trees in bloom so we just had to stop and take some photos. Being underneath all of the pink blooms was so magical. A sweet fragrance filled the air, birds were chirping and geese quietly laid in the grass, enjoying the sunny Spring day. It really felt like I was in a fairytale. 

For my outfit that day I wore a striped midi skirt (which is now on major sale!!) paired with a navy sweater vest and a colorful statement necklace, which are all from J. Crew Factory. A simple pair of nude sandals and my thrifted basket bag finished off the look. 

Skirt | Sweater | Necklace | Sandals | Basket (thrifted) 

Preppy Summer Essentials.

I cannot believe we are halfway through May already! Schools are coming to an end and that means one thing... summer is just around the corner! While I may not be in school anymore, I still get excited for summertime. Warm weather, vacations, bonfires, tan skin... what't not to love!? I have already started to prep my closet for summer so I thought I would share with you what my preppy summer essentials are! Take a look down below for details!

Lakeside Stripes.

Last Friday my family and I spent the evening at Memorial Lake and it really felt like summertime. The air was warm, people were fishing and paddle boating, and I was totally relaxed while walking around the trails, admiring the scenery. There really is just something about being lakeside that makes you feel like your on a summer vacation, no matter how close you actually are to home.

For the evening at the lake, I wore this navy and white striped dress from Duffield Lane. This dress is so comfortable and easy to slip on for everyday wear. I wanted to go for a nautical look so I paired the dress with my favorite Jack Rogers sandals and a bold red lip!