June 30, 2014 - Easy Outfits, Packing Lists, Style, Style Challenges

Five Days of Summer Outfits

Even though it’s *not quite* July yet, it is time for another installment of my Selfie Style Diary.  Once a month, I do a recap of some of my favorite everyday outfit selfies that were posted on Instagram.

This past week I participated along with the GYPO Summer Style Challenge and wore each day’s outfit.  Not to toot my own horn (toot toot!) but I can see why you girls love the challenge.  It sure does make getting dressed every day a lot easier!  One less thing to think about in a day is a great thing.

Here were last week’s style challenge outfits along with my interpretations of them.


 I love maxi skirts for church and felt cool and comfortable in this all day.
Summer Outfit 7

062714-green-tank-maxi-skirt [Tank Top:  Same/Maxi Skirt:  Same/Necklace:  Same/Sandals:  Same]


This casual outfit was perfect for a day of running errands and taking Ava to the barn for her riding lesson.

Summer Outfit 8


[Cardigan:  Same/Denim Shorts:  Same/T-shirt:  Same/Sneakers:  Same]


The girls and I went out to lunch and did some shopping on Thursday.  I wore my new tribal print tank with khaki shorts.

Summer Outfit 9


[Top:  Similar/Shorts:  Same/Earrings:  Similar/Wedges:  Similar]


I’ve gotta admit this is one of my favorite outfits for summer.  It’s so simple yet looks so perfectly put together!


Summer Outfit 10

062714-red-shorts [Shirt:  Similar/Shorts:  Similar/Sandals:  Same]


For my hair appointment on Thursday, I went with a variation of the challenge outfit by keeping the printed shorts and tank, but adding a denim jacket and swapping the wedges for sandals.


Summer Outfit 4

062714-whale-shorts [Denim Jacket:  Same/Tank Top:  Same/Shorts:  Similar/Sandals:  Same]

The style challenge made it getting ready so easy that I’m going to wear the outfits again this week too. 🙂

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  • KellyinPA

    The coral shorts and the black/white striped tee from Target has been one of my favorites this summer too, Alison. So simple, but sort of unexpected in a way? IDK, but it works!;)

  • Your favorite outfit is definitely my favorite outfit too! That striped tee with those bright shorts is too cute!

  • My trick is to pick on item and work everything else around it.


  • Your ADORABLE white whale shorts – the link is not working.
    I know the old rule is – if you wore the trend once (like in the 80s) you should not do it again. But I have to break that rule for shorts with whales on them!

  • I love the last look too–it’s amazing how much adding a jean jacket just brings an outfit together. And those whale shorts are just too adorable!

  • I love all the looks, but the whale print shorts are my favorite! So cute for summer!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  • You look so cute in the red shorts and striped top! All of the outfits look great on you, but I especially loved that one.

  • Great outfits! I really like those whale shorts, they are so cute!

  • Your whale shorts are so cute! LOVE IT

  • Love all your outfits. I try to plan out my outfits much in advance, because if I don’t my room ends up looking like a disaster zone. I end up looking at my closet and saying I have nothing to wear. It makes getting dressed much easier.



  • Those whale shorts are the cutest!!!

  • Love your outfits! I wore almost the exact same outfit to church yesterday except my skirt wasn’t a maxi – still black and white striped though. 😉 I’m kicking myself for not signing up for this challenge. I think I was so overwhelmed by our move that I totally forgot about it. Are you going to have another one for the fall or some time in the near future?

    • Hey Ashley! Yes, I’m doing a fall challenge. It will be announced sometime in early September. I’d love to have you join us!

  • That first outfit is so simple and so killah! LOVE.


  • I love all of those outfits and am definitely bookmarking this for inspiration later.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  • I adore your Whale shorts! Too cute! Ax

  • I love the color of that green tank. This is a great color on you. But I love all looks. You always look so put together!

  • I picked up a cute printed top from Target last week after your blog post about printed tops! I really enjoyed wearing it today. I love yours, too! Have a great week!

  • You take the prettiest selfies Alison! And these looks are again inspiration to me!


  • Heather Elder


    Love your site – thanks for all the tips ! I would love to know where your head band & wrap came from in these outfits.


    • Thanks Heather! The gold braided head band is from Target (it’s Goody brand) and the head wrap is from Forever 21.

  • I love how stylish yet functional your outfits are! You really have a knack and I keep getting new ideas from you! Love the gold sandals in #1 by the way.

  • July or not, I love all the outfits. This is a plethora of inspiration for me :D. You look gorgeous in just about everything you wear..sigh.

  • I love all of your outfits! You’re always so chic! I need that maxi skirt in my life!

    • PS – where’s the maxi from? It says the link is not valid.

      • Hi Niki! The maxi skirt is from Target. I just updated the link. Thanks for letting me know!

  • I love your outfit selfies & the best part is that all the outfits are so always so pretty and practical for everyday!! Your maxi skirt outfit is stunning, also love your wedges & cute whale shorts!! Hope you are having a great week & Happy 4th of July:)
    Marta, xo

  • You are such a babe! I love that striped maxi. 🙂


  • ADA

    You look great in that apple green shade first of all. Such cute, easy-breezy, put-together outfits. as always. My favorites are the first and last one.

    I haven’t heard from you in a while gorgeous Ali. Hope all is well. =) Happy July, dear. <3 Ada.

  • Great outfits! I love all of them!!!

    Rachel Ashley

  • Lovely outfits! The Kendra Scott Rayne necklace is beautiful… I have a purple one and would love a white one too. Her jewelry is so pretty and great quality too!

  • Hannah

    You look adorable! Question- the link to the tank tops isn’t working. Can you tell me the brand of tanks you buy? I love the colors, the length and the coverage! Thanks!

    • Hi Hannah! I swear by Target’s Merona Favorite Tanks. They are the best ever! I’ve updated the link in the post but here’s the direct one too: Merona Favorite Tank.

  • Oh my gosh, I just love all of these! Adorable!

  • Maxi dresses and skirts are the perfect summer wardrobe items! Happy 4th Holiday!

  • Kim

    I LOVE all of those outfits, especially the boyfriend cardigan with shorts. Would you be able to tell me where the canvas handbag you have shown with that outfit is from? It’s a cute, casual summer bag 🙂 Thanks!