Snapshots of July

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Morning guys! I took some time off last week from the blog, to unplug for a bit, spend time with family, friends and just enjoy summer, while it’s still here! July surprisingly didn’t fly by for us and I’m really thankful for that. I’ve been very busy over at SMP and Shawn has been training and studying day in and day out for the police academy. We’re looking forward to August and squeezing in as much boat and beach time as we can! Here’s a look back July on Instagram, you can follow me at @melissambilodeau. Happy Monday! xo

5 Summer Whites Every Girl Should Have

If I could sum up my favorite summer style, it’d be a big floppy hat, sandals and something white. It’s easy, effortless and I always seem to feel a bit more relaxed wearing white, like I’m on a little pretend vacation at some fab resort. I used to save my fancy whites for those getaway moments… but once or twice a year just doesn’t cut it. Here are five summer looks in white that I think every girl should invest in, from a beach day to a night out, you really can’t go wrong.

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Beach Babe. First off, a white coverup will go with every single one of your bikinis. I always find myself going for a colorful or patterned coverup but that end up only matching one of my suits. White is the way to go.

Coastal Gal. How pretty is this flowy white maxi? I love maxi’s for their comfort but feel too casual in them sometimes. This one in white feels so fancy. Great for a coastal getaway, dinner date night or a summer cocktail party.

Lazy Day. This look is super easy and classic. A white button up and pair of cut-off denim shorts are style staples that I’ll always have.

Tourist. The crochet short, skirt or skort is one of those trends that I loved from the start, making your already tanned up legs look even tanner.

Night Out. I love my blue jeans, I do. But you can’t beat white denim or white linen pants in the summer. Perfect for that night out, when the temps drop just a bit. Strap on some killer heels or wedges and you’re an instant babe!

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Lemon + Lavender

During my early morning walk with Savannah today, I spotted this sweet purple bloom and it’s little bumblebee making its way around the tiny petals. It reminded me how much I love this color combo and sparked an idea for today’s inspiration board, based on the colors and two summer scents that I never tire of, lemon and lavender. I’ve been dying to design a girls brunch based just around this palette. Think bunches of lavender, spiked lemonade and pops of yellow linen on an all white tablescape. It’s feminine, sophisticated and a great alternative to a girly pink palette!

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Top to bottom, left to right: Style Me Pretty | Lemon Macarons | KT Merry | Southern Weddings | SMP Living | Nordstrom | Martha Stewart Weddings | Herz-Allerliebst | Lark & Linen

Oh, and happy hump day, woop-woop! Today is actually my Thursday, I’ll be taking Friday off to visit my family in Maine this weekend. xo dears!

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