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Easy Summer Style

When you move countries — from France to California — there’s a little bit of a wardrobe change that needs to happen. Even the hottest days we experienced in our little French town have nothing on this California heat! I took advantage of this fortuitous circumstance to do a little shopping! I had seen that JCPenney had quite a few super cute summer options and I knew I needed to check it out.
I’m all about jump suits. They’re adorable and so easy. One-stop-shop right there; you just slip them on, add some accessories and you’re done! I also need some swimwear accessories. I was on the search for a simple cover-up, a big hat, and some cute sunnies. And the last thing I needed was shorts. You guys, I think the last time I bought shorts was YEARS ago. Like I can’t even remember how many years. I have basically one pair and that just ain’t gonna fly with this heat.

And believe it or not, I got all of that for under $200! Three pairs of shorts, a jumpsuit, swim suit cover-up, hat, glasses, 4 tops (I bought one for my mom), and a pair of soft track pants. All of this for $180.44 to be exact. Hashtag WIN.

JCPenney Summer Fashion Haul

JC Penney summer clothes That’s just a whole lot of happy, isn’t it? jc penney jumpsuit - summer fashion

We had a break in the 100 degree weather and I broke out the jumpsuit. I had coffee with a friend and it was a perfect fit. Now, I know that yoga pants are all the rage for busy moms, but honestly, this outfit is so much less effort and so much cuter. Don’t get me wrong, I have yoga pants days, but they are becoming less and less. Why? Because when I look cute and put together I feel great. I feel confident and good about myself. Please don’t misunderstand that our worth is in how we dress — not at all! But it can definitely provide a pick-me-up!

The last jumpsuit I bought at JCPenney last year was from the Bisou Bisou line that is exclusively at JCPenney. Bisou Bisou actually means “a little kiss” in French and the designer, Michelle Bohbot, loves incorporating French street style into her designs. You can never go wrong with incorporating anything French if you ask me!

easy Summer fashion

I could write a whole post about how awesome jumpsuits are, but let me just try to sum it up. First of all, it’s a one-stop shop. You slip it on and you’re done. You can add some accessories and depending on what kind of shoes you wear, you can dress it up or down. They’re comfortable, like pajamas but cuter. This particular jumpsuit is even perfect for the summer because even though it’s pants, it’s very lightweight and just straps on top. It’s a new favorite!

*Side note! I am 6 feet tall and jump suits generally fit kinda funny on me. This is the second I’ve purchased from JCPenney and they both have worked! Yes, please!

date night summer fashion

Flowly tops are my jam. They hide certain imperfections, they’re airy so you stay cool, and they’re über comfortable. The I “Heart” Ronson line has a ton of flowery, flowy tops that are to die for, I love it! And even though the shorts I bought were shorter, a pair like this is what I’d like to get next. (They didn’t have my size in store.)

These white shorts are MNG by Mango, one of my favorite brands. They go on like butter! They’re stretchy but not too tight, fit well and aren’t see through. They even have pockets in the front which some white shorts/pants do not. I’m wearing them as I type! I love this outfit for a simple date night look where you can stay cool and still look cute! I chose the geometric, bright top for the perfect summer date night look to stay cool and look cute. The platform shoes dress it up the perfect amount without being too fancy. My husband even snuck in for some pictures!

summer fashion haul Gosh I’m a lucky lady. Summer fashion pool side

One of my favorite things to do during the summer, probably like most of you, is lay by the pool. My kids love to swim and I love to watch. I don’t always love to get in the water, but I’m usually out there watching them. So naturally I need to protect myself. On top of wearing sunblock, which I try to do whenever I’m out there, I needed a swimsuit cover-up and wanted a wide-rimmed hat. I saw that JCPenney had some online, so I was on the hunt when I went in the store. This one is perfection. It’s wide enough to cover my face but not too wide where it flops around and I can’t actually see anything. I bought these aviator glasses also and they’re very lightweight and cute!

I now feel ready for summer. The heat no longer bothers me because I have cute shorts and tank tops to wear to beat the heat! The jumpsuit I will wear into fall and it will easily transition into a California winter piece.

I love JCPenney not only for their cute clothes & accessories, but I love the company. I got to visit their headquarters in Plano, Texas last year and you could just tell how much they cared about their clients. They aren’t trying to make you buy a whole new wardrobe each season. They want to provide styles and pieces that you can incorporate into what you already have all the while not breaking the bank. That’s my kind of company!

So head on over and check it out!

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What’s your favorite thing about summer?

Good luck and happy shopping!

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119 Responses to Easy Summer Style

  1. Suzette July 13, 2015 at 9:09 am #

    Warm summer nights – and lemonade!!

  2. Lindsay July 13, 2015 at 9:22 am #

    My favorite thing about summer is the beautiful warm weather and drinking iced tea instead of coffee!

  3. Mami2jcn July 13, 2015 at 11:12 am #

    Beach time is my favorite thing about summer.

  4. Mami2jcn July 13, 2015 at 11:13 am #

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/620657322579349504

  5. Natalie July 13, 2015 at 11:19 am #

    The best thing about summer is getting some fresh air outside and exercising! I love to go biking and running in the summertime!!

  6. Julie Wood July 13, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

    My favorite thing about summer is getting together with family and going to the Lake and spending the day having dinner together, going swimming, and going out in my sister’s boat! We have a blast!

  7. Julie Wood July 13, 2015 at 12:10 pm #

    Tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/620671540128956416

  8. CR Williams July 13, 2015 at 12:22 pm #

    I really love the summer fashion trends.

  9. CR Williams July 13, 2015 at 12:23 pm #

    tweeted https://twitter.com/mommysweetiepie/status/620674751606861824

  10. Elena July 13, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

    I like the warm summer weather

  11. Michelle Cattapan July 13, 2015 at 1:22 pm #

    My favorite thing about summer is camping! Just got back from a long weekend with my husband.

  12. steve weber July 13, 2015 at 2:35 pm #

    Concerts are my favorite thing about summer.

  13. steve weber July 13, 2015 at 2:35 pm #

    tweet- https://twitter.com/groogruxking40/status/620708098131361792

  14. Jessica Hornibrook July 13, 2015 at 4:54 pm #

    My favorite thing about summer is wearing shorts!

  15. Jessica Hornibrook July 13, 2015 at 4:55 pm #

    I tweeted!
    https://twitter.com/jess_alora/status/620743237758652416

  16. Cynthia g July 13, 2015 at 5:25 pm #

    I would love to get some summer stuff thanks for chance cindygaarder@gmail.com

  17. Stephanie July 13, 2015 at 5:30 pm #

    My favorite thing about summer is getting outside and enjoying the warm weather and long days!

  18. CR Williams July 13, 2015 at 5:58 pm #

    my fave thing about summer is the summer fashion trends.

  19. CR Williams July 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm #

    tweeted https://twitter.com/mommysweetiepie/status/620759519300206592

  20. Lori Martinez July 13, 2015 at 7:55 pm #

    I hope I win!

  21. Christina July 13, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

    I love most about summer is all the sunshine!

  22. Leigh Anne Borders July 13, 2015 at 9:37 pm #

    https://twitter.com/leighanne000/status/620814169718304772

  23. Leigh Anne Borders July 13, 2015 at 9:37 pm #

    I am a school teacher so my favorite part about summer is not alarm clocks;)

  24. Carrie gerhart July 14, 2015 at 5:31 am #

    Love jc penney!! I always find great deals there. Live the bisou bisou and a.n.a. brands

  25. Amanda July 14, 2015 at 5:50 am #

    Bonjour!

    I live in Florida and my favorite thing to do in the summer is go to the beach, swim in the beautiful warm Gulf of Mexico and dig holes in the sand with my 2 yo.

    Loving your blog, I spent one month in France while I was in college and I miss it. Reading about your life there is a treat!

  26. kjasus July 14, 2015 at 8:31 am #

    i LOVE going to the ocean on hot summer days

  27. Barbara M July 14, 2015 at 5:36 pm #

    I love going to the lake and fishing.
    thank you

  28. Barbara M July 14, 2015 at 5:37 pm #

    Tweet https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/621115800271908864

  29. Sue July 14, 2015 at 7:46 pm #

    Love Penney’s! Your outfits are super cute. What I love about summer is the clothes!

  30. Lisa Brown July 15, 2015 at 11:39 am #

    I love the summer evening BBQs

  31. Lisa Brown July 15, 2015 at 11:40 am #

    my tweet https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/621388742599639040

  32. Kelly D July 15, 2015 at 12:25 pm #

    I like the warm weather so I can take my kids swimming and spend lots of time outside.

  33. Melissa K. July 15, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

    My favorite thing is wearing flip flops more often. In Colorado that season can be limited. 🙂

  34. steve weber July 15, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

    My favorite thing about summer is the concerts.

  35. Ramey Felty July 15, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

    My favorite thing about summer is getting to enjoy my kids and watch them play softball 🙂

  36. Christina July 16, 2015 at 5:37 am #

    My favorite thing about summer is ice cream!

  37. Christina July 16, 2015 at 5:38 am #

    Tweet – https://twitter.com/cmd277/status/621659853023526912

  38. Natalie July 16, 2015 at 7:10 am #

    My favorite thing about summer is being able to run and bike outside in the nice weather. I love doing outside activities!

  39. OFG July 16, 2015 at 12:44 pm #

    I love the long days. It gives us more time to play outside.
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

  40. Jessie C. July 16, 2015 at 7:58 pm #

    My favorite thing about summer is beach time with my kids.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  41. Jessie C. July 16, 2015 at 7:59 pm #

    tweet-https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/621876469749321728

  42. courtney b July 16, 2015 at 9:53 pm #

    I like taking my kids swimming and doing outdoor barbeques with the kids! thank you !:) xoxoxo

  43. courtney b July 16, 2015 at 9:55 pm #

    tweet

    https://twitter.com/MeandBells/status/621905395489988609

  44. courtney b July 17, 2015 at 11:56 pm #

    well I love the Summer- love being outside at the lake, swimming….

    lots of sports outside !:)

    xoxoxoht

  45. Tori July 18, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

    My favorite thing about summertime is enjoying the bountiful fruit and produce at local farmers markets.

  46. Angi July 18, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    My favorite thing about summer is probably the relaxed schedule and sleeping in. Lovely!!

  47. Wanda July 19, 2015 at 5:56 am #

    I’m not a fan of summer (heat and humidity make me an angry person lol) but there is one thing I do love: Ice Cream! For a few months ice cream becomes a perfectly acceptable food group and it’s always on super sale. Yay summer!

  48. maria cantu July 19, 2015 at 11:29 am #

    My favorite thing about summer is going to the beach and sundresses.

  49. Veronica July 19, 2015 at 6:35 pm #

    My favorite thing about summer is getting outside and hiking and exploring (we just moved to New York and it is so beautiful)

  50. Kerry July 24, 2015 at 3:47 pm #

    My favorite thing about summer is going on the lake with our boat!

  51. Rebecca July 25, 2015 at 5:32 pm #

    Our family has been enjoying camping this summer!

  52. Cynthia C July 27, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

    One of the things I love about summer is being able to enjoy the outdoors without having to bundle up in layers and boots. The warm sun is wonderful and inviting.

  53. Cynthia C July 27, 2015 at 12:58 pm #

    Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/625757125390794752

  54. LaTanya July 27, 2015 at 3:40 pm #

    taking vacation with my family

  55. LaTanya July 28, 2015 at 6:36 am #

    taking summer vacations with my family

  56. Margaret Smith July 30, 2015 at 8:08 pm #

    My favorite thing about summer is going and having bbq’s and getting together with friends and family.
    Thanks so much.

  57. Margaret Smith July 30, 2015 at 8:10 pm #

    I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/626952842650234880
    Thanks again.

  58. shelly peterson July 30, 2015 at 11:54 pm #

    I like going to the lake and parks and having bbq’s.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  59. shelly peterson July 30, 2015 at 11:56 pm #

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/627009661946867714
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  60. Cindy July 31, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

    Longer days to stay outside.

  61. Amy M. August 1, 2015 at 11:54 am #

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/theamymichaels/status/627552864651579392

  62. Amy M. August 1, 2015 at 11:55 am #

    My favorite thing about summer is the bright sunny weather and how everyone seems to be in a better mood than in the winter!

    • Natalia August 4, 2015 at 7:01 am #

      Isn’t that so true! Sun makes people happy!

  63. LAmusing August 1, 2015 at 4:40 pm #

    I love summer BBQ!

  64. norma August 1, 2015 at 4:41 pm #

    I like the warm weather!

  65. Kerry August 2, 2015 at 6:28 pm #

    tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/628014069937778689

  66. Susan Smith August 3, 2015 at 6:05 pm #

    My favorite thing about summer is spending time at the pool with my children.

  67. Susan Smith August 3, 2015 at 6:07 pm #

    https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/628371596709916674

  68. Norma August 4, 2015 at 10:02 am #

    I love the warmer weather!

  69. LAmusing August 4, 2015 at 10:03 am #

    my favorite thing is summer BBQ and yet we’ve only had one so far this summer 😛

  70. rachel August 4, 2015 at 12:55 pm #

    Being warm! That means sundresses and ice cream all summer long!! 🙂

  71. ANGEL JACKLYN August 4, 2015 at 8:14 pm #

    https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/628765809326710785

  72. ANGEL JACKLYN August 4, 2015 at 8:14 pm #

    THE WEATHER… I LOVE BEING ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE

  73. Debbie B August 4, 2015 at 10:18 pm #

    my favorite thing about summer is family vacation

  74. Debbie B August 4, 2015 at 10:19 pm #

    i posted a tweet here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/628797438506086400

  75. angie August 5, 2015 at 6:53 am #

    ONE of my fav things about summer is being able to cookout. I love the taste of the variety of veggie burgers and brats and dogs and “chicken” that we grill each year. SO good!

  76. angie August 5, 2015 at 6:53 am #

    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/628926286904360960

  77. Henria O. August 5, 2015 at 12:14 pm #

    I love the longer days of summer!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  78. D Schmidt August 6, 2015 at 4:01 pm #

    My favorite thing is my children can play outside thus leaving the inside clean longer 😉

  79. D Schmidt August 6, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/629426985761157120

  80. erica best August 7, 2015 at 6:36 pm #

    i love summer dresses

  81. ELIZABETH P August 8, 2015 at 3:31 pm #

    I love heading to the pool

  82. Janice Cooper August 9, 2015 at 6:37 pm #

    My favorite thing about summer is barbecuing and being able to go the the park for walks

  83. Janice Cooper August 9, 2015 at 6:39 pm #

    https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/630553854556254208

  84. Tamra H August 10, 2015 at 11:12 am #

    My favorite thing about Summer is relaxing by the water! Any water, I’ll take it! 🙂

  85. Tamra H August 10, 2015 at 11:13 am #

    tweet: https://twitter.com/Twenteries/status/630804086707912706

  86. Gina M August 11, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

    My favorite thing about summer is spending time at the pool.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  87. Betty C August 12, 2015 at 2:11 am #

    My favorite thing about summer is the long warm days. I love the heat of summer and hate the cold of winter.

  88. Betty C August 12, 2015 at 2:13 am #

    Tweet – https://twitter.com/willitara/status/631392770964500480

  89. Amanda Sakovitz August 12, 2015 at 8:13 am #

    I love the warm weather!

  90. Amanda Sakovitz August 12, 2015 at 8:14 am #

    TWEET
    https://twitter.com/aes529/status/631483595622887424

  91. Thomas Murphy August 12, 2015 at 12:43 pm #

    I love the hot weather during summer.

  92. Thomas Murphy August 12, 2015 at 12:45 pm #

    tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/631551925834616832

  93. ellen casper August 12, 2015 at 6:02 pm #

    My favorite thing about summer is going jet skiing.

  94. ellen casper August 12, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

    https://twitter.com/usnamom2014/status/631632051750498304

  95. Tabathia B August 13, 2015 at 8:17 am #

    Taking my kids out to the beach

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  96. Tabathia B August 13, 2015 at 8:18 am #

    tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/631845449817817088

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  97. Elle August 13, 2015 at 8:32 am #

    I love spending time at the beach with my family in the summer.

  98. Stephanie Phelps August 13, 2015 at 9:06 am #

    My favorite thing about summer is going swimming and wearing all the cute clothes!
    my4boysand1@gmail.com

  99. Stephanie Phelps August 13, 2015 at 9:06 am #

    I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/631859137408823296

  100. Denise L August 13, 2015 at 9:09 am #

    My favorite thing about summer is the warm weather and long days so we can be outside more.

  101. Denise L August 13, 2015 at 9:09 am #

    tweeted – https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/631859734606249984

  102. Tarissa August 13, 2015 at 10:45 am #

    I love spending extra time reading on our patio. Love summertime!

  103. Ellie Wright August 13, 2015 at 11:38 am #

    My favorite thing about summer is going to baseball games. Both little league and Major league.

  104. Ellie Wright August 13, 2015 at 11:38 am #

    tweeted

    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/631897443995549696

  105. Jeffrey August 13, 2015 at 3:53 pm #

    Hiking trails with my kids in one of my favorite things to do in the summer. Riding bicycles is also fun.

  106. Jeffrey August 13, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/631962774738829312.

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