Summer Dresses and a Giveaway

First off, thank you all SO much for the outpouring of love and sweet comments on my last post. My readers are truly the best, and a few of you made me tear up. It really encouraged me so much!

I have a few minutes off of my mom uber duties this morning during basketball camp, so I thought I would dash off a quick post. We have a few outdoor weddings and events to go to this summer and I ordered a few new dresses to try out for the occasions. I snapped some quick iPhone shots in my mirror while I tried them on to share with you all.

This is the first of my half-arsed blog posts for the summer, so let’s all pretend I steamed all the clothes, set up the nice camera, that I don’t have 3 lbs of dry shampoo in my hair, and I took more than 10 minutes to write this – deal? Oh, and I ordered several pairs of shoes to try too, but they are living the high life with my UPS guy apparently, so also pretend I have on shoes that go a little better with these dresses. Now that everybody is firmly in make-believe-land with me, snap back to reality as I actually hit every price point from $25 – $100, so there is a little something for everyone.

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I love the classic feminine feel of the pleated skirt on this one and the price point cannot be beat!

white pleated floral summer dress

This simple knit navy dress is so easy to throw on with flip flops and a jean jacket for a more casual look. Add heels and some gold jewelry like I did here for an evening out.

navy knit dress

I love the flowy feel of this yellow maxi dress and it could definitely be dressed up or down as well. It also comes in a few other colors.

yellow floral maxi dress summer

A good wrap dress is always nice for summer and this one is very flattering across the tummy area for us moms.

pink summer wrap dress

Aaaaand… I’m just realizing now that I forgot to snap a pic of the jumpsuit, so you will have to believe me that it’s super cute!

Summer Dresses Under $100

You can click on any of the bold words below to check out the dresses.

  1. Floral Maxi Dress
  2. Linen Jumpsuit
  3. Navy Knit Midi Dress
  4. Wrap Dress
  5. Floral Midi Dress

Oh and here is the cute Target clutch I’m holding in a few of the shots.

And my shoes.

Ok, now for that giveaway! I’m so excited to share these pretty jewelry pieces from Amelia Lawrence Jewelry. And excuse the up close and personal selfie, but I wanted to show you up close how pretty these pieces are on. PS – I get asked for my secret all the time when I’m “tan” – if you need a good self-tanner this is the one I use!

A woman posing for the camera

Amy reached out to me to ask if she could send me some jewelry and I was immediately drawn to her simple and delicate designs. I’m not a huge statement jewelry person as I feel a little like a clown in big earrings or a bright necklace, but her pieces are SO my style and perfect for layering. I usually wear a trio of 3 simple gold necklaces together, but this one is my absolute fave.

Here is a close up of the  Leyanah Arch I’m wearing.

A small gold necklace


And the Marquise Hoops are perfect to throw on for every day and they are so lightweight.Small gold earrings

I’m actually giving away a pair of these earrings and this necklace over on my Instagram page later today. Just comment on the selfie photo on Instagram to enter! I also have a coupon code for you all if you want to snag your own. Use the code LILYPADCOTTAGE for 20% off your order. The code will be valid until July 4, 2019. Check out all her designs here.

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  1. Old enough to be your mother (at least!) here. I just want to compliment you on knowing exactly what dress silhouettes will flatter you. NOT one is a loser or unflattering to you.

  2. Hi, just wanted to say I love your posts and all the pretty things you share with your readers. l did not see where anyone picked the dress they liked best. So, I will tell you….they are all pretty, but the pink one does the most for you and its such a beautiful color for a wedding and its more figure flattering than any of the others.

  3. Beautiful summery dresses. They look fantastic on you. I love this jewelry. The necklace is so dainty and just perfect.

  4. You’re hysterical….. the “3 lbs of dry shampoo” made me snort my tea. And all the dresses look much better on you than they did in any of the links :) We have a summer wedding to go to as well, so thank you for the ideas. Have a great week!

  5. Love the dresses, and ordered the clutch and the Marquise Hoops. So pretty!! And just remember a half arsed post is better than no post at all!! It was great !

  6. Good morning and happy last day of spring. Summer officially begins tomorrow! Are you wearing the small or medium size Lyeanah necklace?

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