Fashion Friday – Confessions & Affordable Floral Dresses for Summer

///Fashion Friday – Confessions & Affordable Floral Dresses for Summer

Fashion Friday – Confessions & Affordable Floral Dresses for Summer

Happy Fashion Friday!

It’s been so nice to be at home for a full week.  I am really looking forward to this upcoming weekend and a little downtime.  I hope you have something to look forward to this weekend as well.

Every once in awhile I feel like I’m slipping down the slope of only sharing the really good stuff in life and glossing over the hard.  I worry that I’m doing a disservice to you guys, making you think my life is perfect when like everyone, it’s not.  I don’t want you to think perfect is normal.  My life is very, very good and I am so blessed but it’s far from the glossy perfection you often see here.   So I thought I’d share a few confessions today to just keep it real…

I have a terrible capri pants tan line on my legs from hiking in Switzerland.  I thought about editing it out of these photos, but then decided to just keep it real.  It’s ok to laugh… it is kind of funny.  I was super embarrassed when it happened, but now I’m over it.  If anyone has done this and figured out how to even it out, let me know.  You can really see it in the last photo in this post.

I love traveling but this hectic summer schedule has been a little too much for me.  I have one more big trip coming up soon.

This blog is such a blessing (and I don’t take that for granted at all) but it has been a little overwhelming lately.  I feel like I’m struggling keeping up and there are constantly 500 things I could do for it.  And then I keep messing important stuff up.  I have been having some pretty bad anxiety issues over it.  When I get back from this last big trip, I’m going to be figuring out how to make it more manageable.  

Going home to Orlando is really hard on me.  I see my Mom everywhere I look and go.  I somehow felt like she should just be walking around the corner to make us tea.  It will be five years since she passed in November and I had moments on this past trip where it felt like it was yesterday.  I don’t think those feelings will ever go away.

I’m sharing this not to complain or to make you feel bad for me, but just to let you know that it’s ok if your life is a hot mess too.  We’ve all been there.

Fashion Friday

With that off my chest, let’s move onto Fashion Friday.  I might be bouncing around a bit here, but hopefully that’s ok.  That’s my life lately.

Pink Summer Dress / Running in a Skirt

With this hectic summer schedule, I’ve been full embracing pretty summer dresses.  I adore this slinky, easy to wear cold shoulder look.  I like that it has easy to wear straps to keep the dress up.

Pink Summer Dress / Running in a Skirt

The color and pattern on this dress is also so pretty.  I actually think it looks even better in person.

Pink Summer Dress / Running in a Skirt

I picked this dress up at Target and loved their selection of summer clothes this season.  They had hundreds of dress options for less than $30, including lots of floral patterns.

Pink Summer Dress / Running in a Skirt

I’m a little bummed that this exact dress sold out before I could share it with you, instead I put together a list of five cute floral from Target all less than $40.  Happy shopping!

Shop the Look

Dress: Target, also try HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE AND HERE


So nice to see you today. I’m taking the long holiday weekend off blogging, but will be back Wednesday with more from Switzerland and Thursday with a holiday recap.

Your turn!

Share a confession with me….


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I’m linking up with: Nicole for the Fit and Fashionable, Jolynne Shane for Fashion Friday, Turning Heads Tuesday. Thank you so much for the lovely linkup ladies

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:46-04:00 June 30th, 2017|Fashion, Summer|18 Comments


  1. Farrah July 11, 2017 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Time supposedly makes things better but it’s so hard to be surrounded by memories everywhere you go. I’m sending you lots and lots of love, hugs and good thoughts. <3

    (P.S. I love your dress!)

  2. Edye July 5, 2017 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Such a pretty look! A confession for me is that I have been soooo lazy with cooking recently. For the first time in about a week, I’m making something 100% from scratch, haha 😉

  3. Kristy from Southern In Law July 5, 2017 at 4:03 am - Reply

    I loveeee floral prints and this dress is so summery and perfect!

    I hope you had a lovely Fourth of July!

  4. I so love your capri tan lines and your confessions!! We’re all in this together, aren’t we?

    Love, love, love the dress. Target is such a great place for fashion bargains. But we have to impulse buy there, don’t we? Otherwise the stuff flies out the door.

  5. Lisa Ballantyne June 30, 2017 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Love the beautiful dress, and your beautiful honesty alongside. It has been 16 years since the passing of my beloved mother and I am still dealing with the memories and how much I miss her. She fought a brave battle against liver cancer, until she could fight no more and knew it was her time. So I know how hard it is to go places or do things that carry reminders, even subtle ones. Keep that smile on your face and keep sharing with your readers, because we truly enjoy being a part of your life, even if only through reading your blog pieces and getting an inside look at your life and the person you are.

    Happy Friday!

  6. Joan June 30, 2017 at 10:24 am - Reply

    My mom has been one for 17 yrs and I still miss her. Our moms are special people in our lives. I hope you have a restful weekend.

  7. Emily June 30, 2017 at 9:59 am - Reply

    Dear Julie, I am so thankful for your honesty, and I am so thankful for the joy and hope I still see in you despite life’s trials. God does strengthen us to face life and to remember that Jesus has even conquered the fear of death for us. I always think about that when someone that I love who loves Jesus passes on from this world. I can’t wait to see them in heaven some day soon.

    And I know what you mean by being overwhelmed. Praying for wisdom from the Lord as to how you can manage time and know what to say ‘no’ and ‘yes’ to.

  8. Emily @ Pizza @ Pull-ups June 30, 2017 at 8:33 am - Reply

    I imagine it would be so hard to go home and have memories of your mom everywhere, my heart goes out to you. I love that dress.

  9. Susie @ Suzlyfe June 30, 2017 at 8:00 am - Reply

    Oh, Julie, I’m sorry that you are having a rough go of it right now. I can’t imagine how hard it must be to go home — to see reminders of your mom everywhere. Just know that we all understand, support, and love you! Do what you need to do, ok? Hugs!

  10. Life gets hectic for all of us. My blog can stress me out too and it’s supposed to be fun. I realized that if I take a day offfeim it it’s ok and no one will notice. Hope you have a great weekend

  11. Shelley Marcy June 30, 2017 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Prayer for me is the answer to the hectic and imperfect life we live here on Earth. One day those of us who know and trust Jesus as Lord and Savior will live together in Paradise with absolutely no worries (nor tan lines!). In the meantime we are an imperfect people living in a fallen world….but, God put us here for a reason and it’s a joy to see that you are out there spreading cheer and learning all you can in the process. Not only that, but you share it with all of us who by the way are also totally imperfect! You are loved and adored by God, your husband, your family and your friends. Never let life get in the way of letting you feel that love! When you start to feel overwhelmed and down, look up first….and He will lead you to also look around. The fact that you are “real” to all of us, that you struggle like we do, that you are as imperfect as we are is actually what makes your blog so special to all of us. Never let that change. Finally, when you are having a difficult time (for whatever reason), please don’t keep it to yourself. You have a bunch of prayer warriors out here just itching to pray for you and lift you up to the Lord! That’s how much you are loved!!

  12. Andrea Nine June 30, 2017 at 7:26 am - Reply

    That is the Sweetest dress!!! You look darling!! Wishing you a long weekend as sweet and beautiful as you are!!

  13. Beth Ann Chiles June 30, 2017 at 7:18 am - Reply

    Hope you get some real downtime this weekend. I totally understand the feeling of being overwhelmed sometimes with the blog and I don’t even really do my blog for income! But i get it. Take it easy and know that we are all out here cheering you on and supporting you! Love the dress and know that Target has some really cute options! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Paula June 30, 2017 at 7:09 am - Reply

    Love the realness, the dress is darling & your special. Thanks for keeping it real and shaing your travel advenures, and life. Enjoy your holiday weekend, stay dry.
    Kiss Rhett & Mckenna

  15. Mary Beth Jackson June 30, 2017 at 7:00 am - Reply

    oh my! You do have that tan line thing going on! The dress is still super cute on you! Relax and enjoy the weekend and not worry about the blog and remember there is always WINE! 🙂

  16. Blane Sherer June 30, 2017 at 6:27 am - Reply

    The ” realness “of your blog is one of its best
    qualities. Enjoy your downtime this long
    July 4th weekend.

  17. Luci Buckner June 30, 2017 at 5:51 am - Reply

    Love this dress!!! Always nice to see your smiling face. You do a great job with this site. Slow down and relax for a pleasant 4th of July weekend. You surely deserve it.

  18. Luci Buckner June 30, 2017 at 5:49 am - Reply

    Love this website. Always nice to see your face. You do a great job. And it’s all so informative. Hope you can relax this weekend and have a Happy Fourth of July celebration. Take alot of deep breaths and slow down some. Peace to you. Love this dress!!!!!

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