One of the things I love the most about Nashville is the group of amazing girlfriends I have had the privilege of having in my life since moving here.  I wanted to take all of them with me to Cabo, and all of you guys too, but that wasn't possible.  Since I couldn't do that, I wanted to plan a little special something to celebrate a belated 40th birthday. 

These women mean the world to me and I wanted them to know how much I appreciate them and the role they play in my life.  I am certainly a richer, better person thanks to all of them and to all of you.  I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for all the sweet birthday messages and support you guys have given me. 

To say that words don't even describe how appreciative I am, is the understatement of the year.  Thank you for being my friends, thank you for loving and supporting me even though you don't know me in real life, and thank you for following along with me on the crazy adventure.

I am going to share all the in's and out's of my little get together and my tips for easy outdoor entertaining in the summer next week, but today I wanted to share some ideas for what to wear when going to an outdoor event in the summer time.  I have put together three different outfits for three different types of summer time occasions that you might be going to.  I really wanted to think outside of the box on some of the outfits you would typically think to wear to these common events.  It's summer time ladies; let's have a little fun with our outfits! I have also sourced lot of fun items so you can build your own summer outfit for your next outdoor event. 



The key to a summer BBQ is a casual look that is effortless but not sloppy.  I love the thought of a romper at a backyard BBQ because it is unexpected and different than your typical sundress or shorts and t-shirt.  I absolutely love this gray romper because it looks like you could still be comfortable chasing after your kids...and it is only $48!  Pair it with a cute flat sandal and some easy jewelry and you are good to go.   I source some of my favorites rompers, along with some dressier options if you get the luxury of going to a kid's free BBQ.

what to wear to a summer bbq


As you saw in my post earlier this month, I am a huge fan of a rooftop cocktail.  I don't know what makes a drink on a rooftop bar so much more fun, but it is one of my favorite ways to do cocktails in the summer (that is when it is not pouring rain or burning hot).  Another thing you might have noticed, is that I am totally in to the two-piece trend this summer.  In fact, I am wearing one of my favorite summer two-pieces in the roof-top bar post.  And I wore a two- piece outfit to my 40th birthday party in Mexico.  I know,  you are all freaking out.  I totally get it.  The two-piece trend is not for everyone, but remember I am pushing you out of your comfort zone and we are thinking outside the box.


How many of you guys have summer weddings on the calendar this year?  We are almost out of the wedding stage with all of our friends, unless they are second marriages.  However, my sweet friend Hunter, Melissa from Parlour 3's daughter, is getting married in September so we do have one to go to.  In fact, I have a fun post coming up next week with Hunter about gifting for weddings.  Stay tuned for that.  I am on the look out for a wedding outfit and I am LOVING the idea of a jumpsuit for a wedding (remember my Banana Republic post?).  Again, I am loving that it is something unexpected, still really sexy, and super comfortable for getting down on the dance floor.  This jumpsuit is everything.  I am obsessed with the t-strap back.

what to wear to a summer wedding