striped swing dress.

Happy Tuesday! I have been loving two things lately: stripes and swing dresses. Swing dresses are the dresses for spring/summer because not only are they cute and comfortable, they’re not tight. Since it’s starting to get hot here in Wisconsin (and everywhere, I’d assume) the loose fit makes the entire outfit breathable. I grabbed this one from target because obviously and I love the navy and white stripes paired with a denim jacket. I rarely wear a jacket unless it’s with the dress (IΒ  Β  can’t handle denim jackets with denim jeans).

I’m linking all of my favorite swing dresses for summer PLUS they’re all very affordable, under $70.

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*when Sarah says spin and you end up not falling, this is the face you make*

dress: Target | jacket: H&M | wedges: Steve Madden | bag: Nordstrom (sold out)

I finally went to the farmers market on Saturday! If you saw this post you know I was really wanting to go but it didn’t open until two weeks ago. On Saturday we went looking for flowers for my sisters wedding and that turned out to be pretty fun plus, I managed to snag an empanada (it’s like a mini/baby cheese bread) from Stella’s Bakery. If you’re from Wisconsin you’ve got to know about Stella’s. I love the farmers market. It’s a staple activity for the spring and summer. The fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and all the people just scream summer πŸ˜β˜€οΈ

I’m taking some outfit photos withΒ my sister later today. If you want to see behind the scenes of our photo shoot follow along on Instagram stories (@lydmonson). After the photo shoot, she’s heading to yoga and I’m heading to a coffee shop because, obviously, and then we’re going to Chipotle for dinner (YUM). What’re your plans for the day?

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  1. 04/26/2017 / 4:55 pm

    What a cute dress on you! I love striped dresses and the navy is very attractive. Thanks for sharing a great summer look!

    • Lydia
      04/28/2017 / 3:27 pm

      Striped dresses are the best dresses! Thanks babe πŸ™‚

  2. 04/26/2017 / 5:15 pm

    You are so stinkin cute! I adore that dress! It’s so perfect for Spring, it looks so good with that jeans jacket but would be great in Summer all on its own.

    • Lydia
      04/28/2017 / 3:26 pm

      Ha, thanks Jane!!

  3. Robin rue
    04/26/2017 / 5:33 pm

    I am totally in love with that dress! You look super cute in it!!

    • Lydia
      04/28/2017 / 3:26 pm

      Thank you so much Robin!

  4. Kristina
    04/26/2017 / 5:56 pm

    Very cute dress! I love it with the Jean jacket too! It look comfortable for spring, summer and a cool but not too cold fall day even!

    • Lydia
      04/28/2017 / 3:26 pm

      Yes, totally agree! Thanks Kristina πŸ™‚

  5. 04/26/2017 / 6:38 pm

    You look so chic and comfy! Love this dress! And jealous you had an empanada recently – I love those!

    • Lydia
      04/28/2017 / 3:26 pm

      Thank you so much, Karen!

  6. 04/26/2017 / 7:24 pm

    I saw this dress at Target today! It’s super cute! I didn’t have a chance to try it out, but it looks great on you!

    • Lydia
      04/28/2017 / 3:25 pm

      Thank you, Joanna! I’m sure you’d love the dress if you tried it on!

  7. 04/26/2017 / 9:05 pm

    Swing dresses are just so darned comfortable! I think they are even as comfortable as jeans. Love the shoes, too.

    • Lydia
      04/28/2017 / 3:24 pm

      100% agree! When it’s really hot, I definitely grab a swing dress instead of shorts/jeans.

  8. 04/26/2017 / 9:09 pm

    That dress is adorable! It looks perfect for spring and leading into Summer. I really have been loving stripes lately too!

    • Lydia
      04/28/2017 / 3:24 pm

      Can’t get enough of stripes. Thanks Jessi!

  9. 04/26/2017 / 9:19 pm

    Cute dress, when you said swing dress I thought you meant they were for swing dancing! πŸ™‚ I love navy for clothes and comfortably cool dresses are perfect for NC summers too. I’ll have to make a Target run!

    • Lydia
      04/28/2017 / 3:24 pm

      Haha! Not quite (all though swing dresses are totally bomb)!

  10. 04/27/2017 / 5:55 am

    The farmers market sounds fun, great news that you finally got there. I love the striped swing dress too, so simple yet makes a great impact x

    • Lydia
      04/28/2017 / 3:23 pm

      Thanks Rhian!!

  11. 04/27/2017 / 12:31 pm

    Swing dresses are a great spring and summer staple. They are so comfortable and versatile. Love how you paired them with a comfy, stylish wedge.

    • Lydia
      04/28/2017 / 3:23 pm

      Thanks Cindy! Totally agree, closet staple!

  12. Reesa Lewandowski
    04/27/2017 / 2:46 pm

    I love simply dresses like this that you can pair with a jacket or sweater and dress up or down. You look adorable!

    • Lydia
      04/28/2017 / 3:22 pm

      Thank you thank you! Me too, simple dress alll the way.

  13. Brittany
    04/27/2017 / 3:19 pm

    This dress is so cute! I’m completely obsessed with stripes so this is right up my alley! It’s perfect for spring!

    • Lydia
      04/28/2017 / 3:22 pm

      Thank you Brittany! Me too, I can’t get enough of stripes!

  14. 04/27/2017 / 4:56 pm

    This swing dress looks great with the denim jacket. I’m all about navy stripes too, plus I love going for a bit of a nautical twist. Hope you enjoyed the farmer’s market!

    • Lydia
      04/28/2017 / 3:21 pm

      Thanks Jean πŸ™‚

  15. 04/27/2017 / 7:11 pm

    Love this outfit! The dress and jacket would be perfect in spring/Summer. Actually inspired to go summer shopping now!

    • Lydia
      04/28/2017 / 3:20 pm

      Thank you Di!

  16. 04/27/2017 / 10:16 pm

    Great layering piece! I love transition pieces like this that can go through different seasons with tights, jackets, boots, to flip flops on the beach!

    • Lydia
      04/28/2017 / 3:20 pm

      Me too! This dress looks really cute with booties and tights, which will be perfect for fall!

  17. 04/28/2017 / 9:12 am

    I love this look. I have a similar striped dress that would be adorable with a denim jacket! Thanks for the spring inspiration.

    • Lydia
      04/28/2017 / 3:17 pm

      Thanks, Heather! Glad I could help πŸ™‚

  18. 04/28/2017 / 12:36 pm

    That is such a lovely dress! I think it looks so comfy and light which makes it for the Spring/Summer weather. I love how you styled it as well, with the denim jacket and the wedges.

    • Lydia
      04/28/2017 / 2:52 pm

      Thank you, Carol! It’s definitely comfy, I’m obsessed!

  19. 04/29/2017 / 12:45 am

    I just adore this whole outfit. This is exactly my style, and I traveled in something similar last summer when I visited Washington D.C. I love those shoes and how they match your hair! Happy accident? So cute! I love how you look cute, comfy and classic all at the same time.

  20. 04/29/2017 / 3:19 pm

    This is such a pretty and versatile dress. I love the sandals that you paired it with and I like the idea of layering it with a big shirt too.

  21. Krystle Cook
    04/29/2017 / 5:19 pm

    This dress looks like it is so comfortable. I need to add one of these to my wardrobe asap!

  22. 05/01/2017 / 10:53 pm

    I loveeeee your style! I wore a grey version of this dress today!

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