Summer Dreaming w/ Free People & Nordstrom

It’s 92 degrees in Austin today. 

When Texas officially becomes a seeming-like never-ending oven, there are 3 things I consistently crave:

  1. Water – lots of it!
  2. Sundresses – comfortable, cool, easy breezy sundresses. right?
  3. The weekend – what is it about the heat that just simply drains you of your weekday energy?!

Water, sundresses, the weekend…who’s with me?! I’m super excited to partner with Nordstrom to talk easy-breezy summer wear: and when it comes to dressing casual, cool and chic for the summa, my go-to brand is…. obvi-ous-ly Free People. The lightweight fabrics, slouchy silhouettes and laid-back designs are the quintessential style icons for a casual summer in Austin. This adorable little sundress was the perfect embellishment for a warm day at South Congress hotel:: an Austin gal-about-town’s destination for turquoise waters and retro-chic vibes. If you guys aren’t from Austin, you must stop by the iconic hotel located on the famous South Congress. I was elated to find out they sell Summer Day pool passes, so any Austinite (even if you’re not staying at the hotel!) can relax all day poolside.

I spent the day in the sweetest Free People dress (the reviews on Nordstrom are correct, this dress is a total classic keeper) with floral embellishments and a scalloped trim. This darling little frock is the perfect little throw-on weekend number, specializing in vacays and pool days. And it happens to be 40% off right now!  Another fun Free People fact? A lot of you girls ask me about my favorite intimate pieces for summer dressing, and Free People carries both of them! My favorite strapless bras being this one and this one by Free People. Last, but certainly not least, my favorite summer white tee: found here at Nordstrom.

When it comes to summer shoes, I’ve been darling to these wedges (they elongate your legs, babes!). Minimal accessories are always a good idea.

PS – do you like the new redesign? Many thanks to those of you who reached out! XOXO

Photos by Jordan Afshin

Thank you, Nordstrom, for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. 

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  1. HER. Boutique

    I love this blue dress, it is perfect for summer time! I love the shoes you paired with it as well!
    HER. Boutique

  2. Mary-Katherine

    That is such a darling dress! When I moved to Texas last Summer I had to get all new “Texas clothes” aka pieces that didn’t touch my body because it was TOO HOT hahaha. That dress would definitely fit the bill!

    The new re-design is so streamlined and pretty, my one qualm though is that in your copy it’s hard to tell what is a link :/ For example, where you linked the two strapless bras today, there isn’t any way to know that it’s a link unless I mouse over it. It would be really helpful if it was a different color, or font, or italicized. Just an idea!

    1. Hey girl!

      Thank you SO much for letting me know about those links! I have development working on it today — you are a lifesaver, totally missed that!

      And YES YES YES about lightweight comfy dresses! Amen sis!

      Happy Monday! XO Jessi

  3. Rachel

    This is the perfect summer sundress! Love the color and embroidery, and it looks super cool, too! Happy Monday, Jessi!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  4. Makayla M.

    I love your new blog layout!! It looks so good. & you look amazing in this dress & color! xo

  5. Amy

    I am so with you! Those are the essentials, and Free People does summer pieces so well. Love this dress on you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. Grace Sawford

    LOVE this dress! what a pretty color! have a wonderful day!

  7. Jennifer

    I’ve been eyeing that dress! I didn’t know it came in the colour. I only saw it in white and dark blue. I love the turquoise.
    xx Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  8. Shannon

    This dress is just too cute! I love the color and its so perfect for summer!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

  9. Linda

    That color looks absolutely stunning on you! Love it.

    xoxo –
    Linda –

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