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Is there an event you have to attend almost every weekend this summer?
Yes? Me, too! The question that instantly arrises is: “What am I going to wear?”
However, for the past three years, I have minimized the amount of clothing I purchase for myself drastically! Not only is this a great budgeting strategy, but it also helps our environment. Therefore, I now tell myself, “Shop your closet!” Also known as, my own personal Target!
All the clothing items I’ll be wearing to complete the three styles have been purchased at Target at different moments and have been part of my capsule wardrobe from one to three years!
I did however, want to refresh my wardrobe capsule this month with one new summer item and opted for this beautiful, breezy, versatile navy sundress from, you guessed it, Target and will show you how to style it for three different occasions!
1. Event: Brunch With Friends at the Wharf
Breezy and overcast mornings by the wharf are a normal occurrence, but it’s not long until the warm sun burns off the morning dew along the coast.
Meanwhile, being able to layer this lightweight sundress by Xhilaration with a long and cozy sweater by Merona™ is perfect. I’ve had this grey sweater since I was pregnant with my daughter three years ago (so many fond memories).
To keep my style beach-friendly a paired the flowy dress-sweater combo with these dainty black braided thong ankle strap sandals by Merona™. I’m so happy Target keep stocking them year after year!
I opted for a cool sun-protecting navy Panama hat for the afternoon stroll to our cars and a soft and stylish cognac-colored backpack by Universal Thread™ to complete my look for a brunch with my girl friends!
2. Event: Playdate With Daughter at the Park
The vibrant floral pattern on this midi length sundress made it easy to pair it with a matching rust-colored v-neck shirt by a•new•day™. Wearing a tee under a strappy dress is essential when you’re leaning over to speak with your child at their eye-level, or to tie their shoes. To add comfort, I paired this flowy dress with casual black slip-on sneakers by a•new•day™ to help me move and play swiftly and safely with my Ellie.
I’m still trying to implement the importance of sun protection to my daughter. She’s resisting all head gear with the exceptions of crowns haha. For now, I’m setting an example by wearing hats as often as possible, so she sees that I follow my own advice. I love this breathable neutral and classic straw sun hat with its girly blue pattern print ribbon surrounding the brim for aded color and texture!
I love being able to carry this squared shoulder bag by a•new•day™ that converts into a backpack when I’m with my daughter. It’s small, sleek, and deep enough to not only carry my essential, but hers, too, without having to carry a larger bag.
We all know that when we have more pockets the more unnecessary things we find to place inside of them! haha Isn’t that the truth?
Ellie and I had so much fun playing at the baseball field this afternoon!
3. Event: Date Night with Husband
One of the main reasons I was attracted to this Target sundress was the knotted bodice below the chest area and smocked-waist giving the sundress an extra flirty appeal to an otherwise casual dress.
For this reason, I knew it would be versatile enough to also wear to a date night with my husband!
The flowing and flattering shape makes me feel confident during the dinner date. Later, when it’s cooler at night, I am able to add this chambray shirt by a•new•day™, I purchased at Target a year ago in May, over the dress.
However, I did not want the relaxed-fit button-down chambray shirt to hide the sundress’ silhouette. To avoid this from happening, I simply tied the bottom corners of chambray shirt around my waist and this easily added a belt-effect to my waist, too! Win-win!
Flirty is the name of the game! These chocolate-brown mules by Universal Thread™ were not only the perfect color to compliment the navy and rust-orange florals on the sundress, but the squared-heel and height are my favorite for casual date nights. They’re cute and comfortable — I can definitely keep up with my husband’s long strides without a trip! 😉
This soft navy blue structured purse by Merona™ is one of my favorites! I just love the double-buckle detailing. I have been able to use this purse for date nights, play dates, and Target runs!
Styling this feminine, floral, and light-weight sundress from Target for my summer events was so much fun!
Let me know, if you also shop your closet (Target)!
For more amazing summer dress styles you will want to see how my dear friend Fely styles her Target boho-chic summer dress three different ways on her blog Miss Fely! She has the skills to put together chic, trendy, yet mommy-friendly outfits on the fly!
Come back, and let me know, which of Fely’s three looks was your favorite!
Also, make sure you check out our summer 2018 collaboration where we provide multiple chambray shirt outfit inspirations for you!
Fely has inspired me so much to try new trends without jeopardizing my own personal style. 🙂
Having a capsule wardrobe has helped me save time in the morning and allowed me to be more creative with my outifts by only holding the clothing pieces that I love the most !
Sparking so much joy — à-la-Kon-Mari!
Which of the three styles was your favorite and why? Let me know in the comments!