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Summer Fashion :: Simplified

This post is written in partnership with Vivian Rose Boutique.

You know that feeling when you’re wearing an outfit that makes you feel great?  It fits just right, the color is perfect for you and you are radiant.  Has it been awhile since you’ve felt like that?  Kids in designer duds while you’re rocking a t-shirt from high school?  

It’s time to treat yourself, mama.  

We spent an afternoon at Vivian Rose Boutique in the historic Union Train Depot in Old Town Mankato on the hunt for some versatile summer pieces that made us feel great!  

Sometimes the hardest part of getting dressed is having too many options (Guilty!) so we were thrilled when Sharry at Vivian Rose showed us her selection of summer dresses.  They can all do double duty (Bonus: all of these options are also nursing friendly!).    

The ‘Asheville Dress’

The ‘Asheville Dress’ is so soft and comfortable.  It’s perfect for the office, a graduation party or a wedding.  Swap the wedges for flats or leather sandals and you’re ready for a day trip with the family. (Note: limited sizes available, more are on the way!)

The ‘Melissa Dress’

THIS DRESS.  The color is gorgeous.  It fits like a glove.  I would wear it every day.  This is another multi-purpose dress.  Dress it up with heels and a cute clutch or dress it down with flats and a jean jacket.  I can also see this with a cozy cardigan and ankle boots later in the year (Sorry for wishing away the summer there for a second!).  

The ‘Safari Dress’

Vivian Rose Boutique is knocking it out of the park in the dress department this season!

Here’s another great option for work or play!  I love the neutral color of the ‘Safari Dress’ add leopard print accessories or a tortoise shell necklace for a timeless look.  There’s something about a simple summer dress that makes me instantly feel pulled together.  

I love the unexpected combination of shorts and blazers. 

These are perfect for a casual office setting, date night or other fun weekend event!  The other great part about these outfits is the fact that you can easily dress them up or down.  Leave the blazer at home for a warm summer evening on a patio or pair these delicate tops with jeans for an entirely new look! 

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Shorts flat lay

I am wearing the white peplum top with floral satin shorts  and the slate boyfriend blazer

Also pictured:  

Top: Floral blazer and scallop shorts with the perfect little leather handbag, flowy ivory cami and black sandals.  (Cami and sandals are in store only).  

Bottom: This top is a closet staple.  It’s simple, versatile and still feels special.  Pair it with the ‘Cali shorts’ for the perfect summer outfit.  (Top is in store only and shorts are coming soon!)

Maybe you’re looking for something more casual? 

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered there too!  I am a firm believer in finding a comfortable pair of jeans that feel great, buying multiple pairs and wearing them over and over.  Enter: Kan Can Button Ankle jeans, these jeans hug in all the right places and the ankle snaps add just a bit extra to your look.  I’m wearing them below with the ‘Laguna top’ with the just perfect pop of color. (Pom Pom tote available in store).  

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casual flat lay

Also Pictured:

Bottom: This distressed denim skirt is a must-have.  I love it with this red floral top, but you could pair with any of the tops above or dress up a graphic tee!  

Speaking of graphic tees… Vivian Rose Boutique has THE best graphic tees.  We’ll leave you with these gems which are coming soon!

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Love these choices but still aren’t sure where to start when it comes to building your summer wardrobe?  Stop in to Vivian Rose Boutique in the Historic Union Train Depot in Old Town Mankato.  They will make sure you leave with something that makes you feel fantastic!  


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