Colorful Summer with Dolly and Dotty

It's hard to believe that it's not actually summer. It's hot as hell most days, and it just feels like summer is in the air. Naturally, I'm already dressing like it is too. The folks at Dolly and Dotty were kind enough to send me this dress and one other recently, and I can honestly say that this dress is spectacular. It's one of those pieces that took me forever to figure out how to style just because there were so many ways I could have done so. It's so versatile and fits perfectly that I can already see myself wearing it to death all year. Not only is it very well made, but it also has pockets - obviously that in itself is reason enough to love a dress. It feels perfect for days at the park (like this one) or days walking around downtown. 

Speaking of perfect, yesterday included both of those things and more for me. Jon and I spent the first half of the day taking pictures (yes, he's an experienced Instagram boyfriend) and walking around both the park by our apartment and the downtown area across the street where a little farmer's market happens every Sunday. In the afternoon, we headed over to my parents' house to celebrate Mother's Day. My brothers, sister-in-law, and nieces and nephew were there, but Jon's parents also joined. We're incredibly lucky that not is Jon's immediate family small, but our parents get along really well so we've be able to do some holidays together in the past year or so. It's really the best to have both sets of parents in one place and see our families like each other so much.

In pop culture news, how amazing is it that NBC saved Brooklyn Nine-Nine?! It's one of my favorite shows on TV, and I was so bummed when it got canceled. I can't wait for more episodes now! 

Dress: c/o Dolly and Dotty
Shoes: Thrifted (similar)
Purse: Thrifted (similar)
Hat: Daiso (similar)


  1. You look super cute in your striped dress!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. You are so dang cuuuuute in this!

    Also heck yeah- more NINE-NINE! Now if only NBC would also save Timeless my TV watching life would be complete.

  3. You are too cute! I love this look. PS: I nominated you for a blogging award over on my site :) Come over and play if you're interested!

  4. It's so frustrating, right?! I have found some good shops on Instagram that specialize in plus size vintage! I'll tag you! I also wrote a blog post about a couple of them a month or so ago. Check it out!