I Feel Pretty | Summer’s Faves

Today is a recap post of some of my favorite summer outfits.  Why a recap?  Well, I have two really good reasons.

1.  It’s August in Texas.  Translation:  I won’t dress in real outfits for a few more weeks. So why pretend, right?  I could show you my daily outfits this week but you’d get sick of tank tops, shorts and flip flops really fast.  IT’S HOT, YA’LL!!!

Texas HeatYes, that says a high of 106 today!

2.  My photographer (hubby) is traveling for work.  We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled outfits next Wednesday.  But until then…

Here are five of my favorite summer outfits that have been on heavy rotation.  Bring on fall!

Fedora Floral Shorts Tank TopFloral Shorts + Fedora

Speaking of floral shorts, these are SO cute and a total steal!

[Pim + Larkin Floral Shorts]

Red Shorts Blue Oxford FullRed Shorts + Chambray

Coral Blouse Lace Shorts 2Lace Shorts + Coral Blouse

Beach Wardrobe Tribal Print TopYellow Shorts + Tribal Print Top

Coral Turquoise Dress Full

Sunset Sail Dress - Red, Pleats, Casual, Spaghetti Straps, Long, Blue, Maxi, Summer

[ModCloth Sunset Sail Maxi Dress – ON SALE!]

This Sunset Sail maxi dress from ModCloth is on sale right now, you won’t believe the price!  Hurry and get yours HERE before they sell out.  I promise you’re going to love it.  🙂

For those of you who played the “Which Watch?” game with me last Friday, if you guessed the Lady Nini, you got it right!  She’s even prettier in person.

Michael Kors Lady Nini Watch Review[Michael Kors ‘Lady Nini‘]

I Feel Pretty

It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty. Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along. Just tell me what made you feel pretty this week in the comments!

I Feel PrettyLink up your outfits or anything else that makes you feel pretty. There are just a few simple rules:

1. Follow GYPO. (Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin‘)

2. Link up your pretty post.

3. Link back to my blog (using the button above or your own link).

4. Visit other pretty peeps.

That’s it! Let the fun begin.

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Getting my pretty on with Fashion Friday, Friday’s Five, Summer StyleShanna, The Pleated Poppy, Sarah, Lauren and Jill.




  1. Shay Shull

    Of course I love your looks today because 4 out of 5 involve fun, colored shorts! You look fabulous in all of them!! When I saw our forecast for this morning, I about cried. Poor us!

  2. Jen

    I love the yellow and floral shorts! And you don’t need a good excuse to wear flip flops and tanks all week. Sometimes (ok, a lot of times) it just happens. I’m ready for some fall weather too

  3. H&K Style Journey

    Send some of that heat this way. The temps have dropped and it feels like fall here. I don’t want summer to go away just yet! One of my favorites was the red shorts and chambray. So cute!

  4. Lulu Soler

    Love the maxi! But you look gorg in all the pics!

    xo Lulu

  5. April

    Great round up of summer outfits…love the light colors!! My husband used to be my photographer, but with his crazy work schedule, he got me a tripod and remote. I just take my own pictures…so much easier!!

    xo April

  6. Laura

    You picked really great summer favorites! I love the wedges you wore with your red shorts!

  7. Ada

    YOU HAVE HAD SOME GREAT OUTFITS THIS SUMMER, ALISON. I love looks 1, 3 & 5. You have a great collection of Shorts & Maxi Dresses.

    My Pleasure linking up. =)

    Have a Great Day, Ada.

  8. MorganizewithMe!

    Beautiful summer outfit recap, and I’m so sorry for that much heat, yuck!!!

  9. Laura @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels

    The yellow shorts with the white and teal top is my favorite because you look so great in those colors. Love the watch too!

  10. Katie @ Loverly She

    Oh man – that IS hot! It’s actually been a little bit below seasonal temperatures here, which has been nice for me 😉

    You look so pretty in that maxi dress – I know I commented on it before, but it really does look lovely!

  11. Ginny

    Yep, it’s hot there alright! Love the tribal shirt and shorts, so cute! Thanks for the link up!

  12. Sheaffer

    I still love that Dooney bag soooooooooooo much! And all of your looks are fab!!!!

  13. Margaret

    There is definitely something about 100 degree weather that knocks the fashion out of all of us. Does not matter, those outfits you have listed above are super cute. Thanks for hosting!

  14. Lacey @ Sunny + Turquoise

    You rock that fedora! I have been trying them on ALL summer and the “one size fits all” does not fit my head & afro, yours looks wonderful! Have a great day Allison!! xoxo

  15. Dude Mom

    That colorful maxi is my favorite! So fun!

  16. Marla

    Love your fun colorful looks! I am in DFW too and I’m surprised you even wore a sweater or chambray! It’s hot here!!!!

  17. susan

    All so pretty! I love that maxi dress!

  18. Happiness at Mid Life

    I love all of your summer styles – can’t pick a favorite. I love your new watch – I was tempted to buy it during Nordy’s anniversary sale. I really like that it is more like a bracelet style.


  19. Sarah @ Tucker Up

    The heat advisory is no joke. Just walking to my car I wanted to strip all my clothes off! Love these outfits, but I am truly ready for fall! Bring on the cooler temps!

  20. Sharon

    Oh my goodness you must live so close to Cheer Athletics! Why aren’t those real outfits? I think they are! 🙂

  21. Kenzie @ Life According to Kenz

    That’s so crazy that it’s so hot where you are! Here in MN, we’ve been having fall weather already! It’s fun to start wearing my maxi dresses with chambray or a denim jacket, but I already miss shorts and tees! 🙁

  22. Suzanne

    We had 115 a few weeks back. I had to buy a new dress when I was out shopping because I’d sweated through the one I was wearing. Yep…it’s gross when it’s that hot.

    My favourite look is the last one. Reminds me of a tropical drink.


  23. Kristin

    You’re totally making me want that maxi! It’s beautiful on you!

  24. Renee

    loving all those outfits, and that you are not afraid to use colors 🙂

  25. Carly

    I adore ALL of them…but that first look is my fav…partial to fedoras, lol.

    STAY COOL!!!

  26. Jessi

    That IS hot!! I don’t blame you for not dressing up! 🙂 I’m kind of having a lazy yoga pants kind of week myself…
    I love all of these, especially the chambray + red, that pretty maxi and that awesome tribal shirt!

  27. Liz

    You look beautiful in each and every one of your outfits but I love the top one the most. I’ve added a blog post to “I feel pretty”. What a lovely idea xxx Love Liz xxx

  28. Annette

    That are indeed high temperatures, Alison. Your summer looks are so appropriate!
    We had a a couple of weeks with lovely and hot summer weather up to the low nineties. But since I live in the mountains it always cools down at night to the mid/high sixties which allows a nice sleep as we do not have a/c here.

    Annette | Lady of Style

  29. Lauren @ Style of One's Own

    Loved the recap…I do not blame you for being a tank top and flip flops kinda gal in that heat! It’s about 100 here in CA but my freezing cold office still allows me dress normally.

    Style of One’s Own

  30. Silvergirl

    I adore this maxi dress and am heading over to check it out right now
    It has turned cool here and I am in heaven, but I know it won’t last.

  31. Jenna

    I really love each and every one of those outfits! I feel so bad for you having to deal with such hot temperatures! I honestly feel like this has been the most mild summer we’ve ever had in Florida, so it hasn’t been as bad as usual, but I am so ready for fall, too!!

  32. Danielle @ The-Lifestyle-Project

    Haha if I had to try dressing in that kind of heat it’d be a mission for me to try and find “real clothes” too! I think your yellow shorts and tribal print shirt is such a fun outfit and so easy for those casual laid back summer days. Best of luck not melting this month!!

  33. Because Shanna Said So

    Isn’t it AWFUL!!!!! It was 109 today in Austin!! UGH!!! Love all your looks this summer, that maxi is my all time fave!! GORG!

  34. Anna

    So many fabulous looks. I think my fave is the one with the tribal print top. So darn cute. Fabulous recap, love. If you get a sec, I’m sharing my Vanity Fair feature on my blog today. 🙂 xo


  35. Ursula

    The decision is really hard – so many great outfits! I especially like the shorts in yellow, red and floral pattern. really sweet! The dress, however, is an absolute eye-catcher and also one my favorites!

  36. Tara

    Love them all!

  37. Mary

    Hi Alison! It’s my first time here. Thank you for hosting this link up!

  38. Glamamom

    That’s totally how I feel during heat waves too! You’ve had a very stylish summer so far. Stay cool!

  39. liz

    I think the floral shorts are all sold out! The link doesn’t work and I tried a google search. 🙁

    • Alison

      Liz, I’m so sorry! This post was from a couple years ago. 🙁 I can help find something similar if you would like.



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