Happy Monday and welcome to an all new Stylish Monday Style Post and Global LInk Up Party! Speaking of style, what comes to mind when you think of summer fashion? Lounging poolside, mimosa in hand? Lakeside in a swimsuit and sarong? Dining al-fresco in all white outfit? Denim shorts and a flowy tank top for a picnic in the park? Sipping sweet tea on the patio in a simple tank dress and an oversized floppy hat?
For me, the Pandemic has changed how I view my wardrobe. Now more than ever, what we wear can set the tone or mood for the day (more in Why What You Wear Matters | HERE) – and these day’s I’ll take a mood lifter whenever I can get one! For example, when I want to be transported poolside in Palm Springs, I might don a Caftan in my backyard. Dreaming of cocktails with friends? I throw on a kimono, my fancy gold shoes, and pour myself a sangria spritzer. And who knows, with the right outfit you may find yourself turning up the speakers and dancing alone on your patio as the sun sets. Getting dressed for “me” each day has given me the freedom to experiment and take more risks when it comes to fashion, with comfort, elegance, bold color choices, and unique prints at the forefront – pieces like the Caftan I’m wearing today.
What I’m Wearing
I’ll admit, I have a weakness when it comes to a gorgeous print. So when I saw this stunning Jennafer Grace golden yellow palm print Caftan, I knew it needed a spot in my wardrobe. A truly effortless piece, I can pop this caftan over anything from a swimsuit to a bralette and feel chic and fancy all day long. And when I needed to pick up a few things from the market, I simply tied the hem in 2 knots, added a banana bag for my money and mask, and was ready to go. I’ve never received so many compliments in the grocery aisle before!
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How My Friends Stay Cool and Chic Around the Globe
Today I’ve partnered with 7 of my blogger friends, from California to the Netherlands, to share with you what we enjoying wearing when the temperatures soar. After you take a look, I hope you take a moment to link up YOUR OWN blog posts and IG outfits at the bottom of today’s post. Share whatever you like, be a part of the community, get your looks and links featured on 8 blogs around the globe in today’s Link-Up Party. Meet my friends; Nina, Julie, Michele, Nancy, Emma, Ada and Nicole.
Here in Florida, “we are taking the sizzle out of summer but keeping all the good stuff. Find out how to melt proof your makeup, choose the coolest clothes, look and feel amazing in the heat” with Nina Bandoni of Sharing a Journey Blog | PRESS HERE
“This thrifted sundress with built in bra is how I beat the summer heat” – Michele Clark of @seechele_styles | Press HERE
“For me nothing speaks more Sizzling Summer than a white dress. And some evening sun, long hot Summer Eve’s with cocktails!” – Nancy Baten of Nancy’s Fashion Style | PRESS HERE
How beautiful is this blue and white print on Nicole? I love her oversized bag and pretty headband for keeping stray locks off the face on a hot day. More of Nicole’s look can be found by visiting High Latitude Style | PRESS HERE
Oh My Stars!! It’s no wonder Emma has such a bright smile on her face. And can we talk about the sunnies and pink bag? – To join Emma Peach of Style Splash | PRESS HERE
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I can totally understand that you get a lot of compliments on that CAFTAN. It’s simply Gorgeous!
Hi Nancy! I so love this piece so much, it just adds a little bit of fancy to my everyday style. xx Suzanne
eva @ StyleMyThrift.com says
Suzanne! this is one of the best caftan prints I’ve seen in a while! there’s a fine line between just a common caftan and one that is chic!! this one is chic!! and I agree, i am dressing for myself and changing to suit whatever mood i’m in or whatever I am doing in the house, or for the limited socializing we might do.
your fellow californian, eva
Hi Eva! Isn’t it special? Jennafer Grace really knows how to style pieces to flatter women’s bodies. She is an amazing designer. And she has an eye for sourcing the most gorgeous prints. Everything she designs is so happpy!
thanks for linking up with Stylish Monday!
Lucy Bertoldi says
YOu’re a beauty and that caftan is to die for!! Love the way you wore it with the belt bag- I never thought of this, and will for sure do it now (gonna be wearing it at the grocery store too!) Have a great week xx
Hi Lucy! The belt bag was inspired by a fellow caftan lover. I thought it was such a great idea – allowing me to wear my caftan wherever I need to go. I also saw an idea where someone 1/2 tucked the caftan into jeans. Sounds odd, but it was super cute. WHen It cools off around here I will have to give that a try! Thanks for linking up with Styish MOnday!
Kathrine Eldridge says
This caftan is gorgoeus! I adore the color and print on you. Thanks for the link up!
THank you Katherine! I actualy purchased this piece based on the print ALONE. Never even tried the piece on. I knew the bright print would bring sunshine into my day – any day of the week! Thanks for linking up with STylish MOnday!
Jacqui Berry says
This caftan is wonderful, i love the colour and pattern, you look great in it. JAqui x
Thank you Jacqui! Jennafer Grace is such a talkented designer, I’m obsessed with everything she creates. She really knows how to style a womans body and has an amazing eye for prints. Thanks for linking up!
allie mackin says
Ah love this look! This caftan is sooooo pretty and You look great in it 🙂
Thank you Allie! I’ve never worn a caftan for daytime – until now. I guess these are times for lots of “firsts” – especially when it comes to fashion. Thank you for linking up with STyilsh Monday!
Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom says
I just love how you styled this and the yellows 🙂 That necklace is gorg, too!
Hi Carrie! Thank you. I love this Happy print so much! Every time I wear it I get a cheerful elegant vibe, how could I not?
Thanks so much for linking up with Stylish Monday! Next month’s theme is Tie Dye and I’ll be sharing another Jennafer Grace design (I’m kinda obsessed with her pieces, LOL).
I am so happy we got together again this month suzanne. i WOULD TOO GIVE YOU A MILLION COMPLIMENTS ON THIS LOOK. That caftan is simply gorgeous and it looks so great on you! You are so put together for a resort, the beach, a lounging party or a cocktail party by the pool. This would work for an outdoor casual summer 2020 wedding, too. Plus the colors and print are so vibrant, I simply love it!
It was so nice being a part of STYLISH MONDAY with you this month! Hope we can do it again next month. Welcome and check out my post too and you can join my Thursday Moda linkup tomorrow and every Thursday!
Oh Ada, you are too sweet! It was funny though, random compliments from InstaCart shoppers…LOL! You are so right about the versitility of this caftan. I only wish I could wear it – and style it in more ways. I have the coolest snake lucite mules and fancy bing to wear with it when we can get out and go places again. But until then, my birdies and flip flops will have to do!
So excited for next months theme…tie dye! I’ll be sharing another beautifu Jennafer Grace piece..