Wearing //
Forever 21 dress, similar here and here
Layered bracelets, similar
Beauty //

Southern California, as devoted to it as I am, isn't always the most pleasant in the Summer. If you are fortunate enough to live by the beach then yes, but if you live inland as I do, then it's pretty difficult to keep (and look) cool. I feel like every year I end up gravitating towards one specific look. One year it was all about shorts and tees. Last year I was really into flirty skirts and Express barcelona camis. This year, all I want to wear are little dresses that can go from casual to polished depending on shoes and accessories. The formula is super simple. Dress + dainty layered jewelry + pretty bag + whatever shoes are appropriate for my mood or occasion = my Summer 2016 uniform. This is one equation I can wrap my brain around, and it's really great for those scorching days where I can't be bothered to even put clothes on. But since going nude in public is strongly frowned upon ( read: illegal) then I'll stick to this formula!

What's your uniform for Summer? Linking up with Carylee and Rachelle!


  1. Cute dress, and I love that bag!

  2. You always have the cutest details on your outfits Noelle. Love the scalop details the shoes and your purse is gorgeous!

    Summers here in Ottawa are HOT! we're in between a river and a canal so water is never far away. I live 5 mins bike ride to a beach which is great. I'm a dress and skirt kinda girl so you rarely will catch me in shorts. My motto is to always be dressed up even if it's hot, just wear lighter fabrics (and makeup)

    1. Thank you sweetie!

      You do always look very dressed up and I love that about your style. Here in California, people are much more laid back. I agree that you can still look put together in the heat, it's just a little harder! I think less is more, especially when it comes to makeup! I don't like wearing a ton of it when I'm just going to sweat it off lol!

  3. I really love the silhouette on this dress and thanks to you, Caryl and Rachelle I took the plunge on one myself. It's just so pretty! Since I only have one it can't replace my summer uniform (going strong with a Barcelona cami and shorts here!), but I'm excited to have it as an option. And yeah...I just need something that doesn't require as much thought some days, and a dress seems perfect for that!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

    1. I'm proud of you! I think you look amazing in a dress! I love them because it's one entire outfit. Easy!

  4. I'm crazy for the little dress too, love this silhouette on you.


  5. You know I am a dress fan! Love this on you, especially with that pretty bag.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. This is a perfect uniform and I love love love your palette! You always have the most feminine color choices. And I totally agree though! Last year I avoided dresses but this year I have fully embraced them again!
    Carylee | http://morepiecesofme.com

  7. I don't know how you're dealing with the heat -- eeep! But at least you look great doing it :)

    xo, alison*elle


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