THE LAKE IS MY CARIBBEAN & CREATE 28 LINK-UP

While I love the tropical climate and bright blue waters of the Caribbean, its not practical to get there often. However, we live an hour away from the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan and go as often as we can. I got this gorgeous Maxi dress on clearance at Kohl's last year to take to the Cayman Islands and forgot to bring it. Monday was a Maxi dress prompt for our Create 28 so I was so happy to pull it out for the next best thing, a trip to the 
Beach on Lake Michigan.

Of course I had to pair it with my straw beach bag from ShopBob. Since wedges aren't really practical for a beach town day, I decided to pair it with my deep coral color sandals from of all places..WalMart. They are so comfy that I just had to get them in black, silver and magenta and they are under $10 but you'd never know it!

This particular day was the ultimate beach day for me. Light breeze, 75 degrees, not crowded...the stuff that magic is made of for this water loving girl. I even got a few items at a boutique in town called "Lana's" including a tank that says "Born on a Beach." It may not be Caribbean beach but for our family, it's the next best thing for sure!! 









 NOW Join Us for CREATE 28 Fashion Link Up and Head over to THE BLENDED BLOG  to see all the fun looks from the first week of Create 28.
Also, make sure to check out my friend  Lana's blog tomorrow where she will style some FRINGE FUN....next week I'll be feeling Fringe Fantastic as well!!!!




Can't wait to see your Summer LOOKS Gorgeous friends!! 


xoxo



66 comments:

  1. Look at you! You are so ready to jet set to the keys in that dress. Love your hair and shoes too! Very very summery and of course perfection...xoxoxox Amanda

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  2. That dress is stunning, almost as much as its wearer. It's the perfect summer find! I've never seen one like it!

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  3. What a beautiful dress! I love the halter cut and print! You look gorgeous!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  4. Gorgeous dress! We are so lucky to live so close to the Great Lakes!
    Jaymie

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  5. Love that maxi on you! I'm partial to blue because it's my favorite color :) Plus, I think blondes look great in blue!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  6. That dress is GORGEOUS! You look like a tropical dream! I love the pretty, pastel colors in it so much!!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  7. Being by the water is definitely my happy place. Love this maxi because it looks so light and airy. Those sandals from WM are such a deal! I need to check out their shoe aisle. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  8. This dress is SO unique and flatters you so well! I love how light and airy it looks, and of course the gorgeous woman wearing it! Love this friend!

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  9. You look so chic in this dress! I am loving how unique it is and different so fun for summer! Always looking so fab!!!!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  10. You are gorgeous!! I am loving this dress on you! Beautiful!!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  11. Talk about awesome location for a photo shoot and your outfit is the perfect final touch!

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  12. It looks so lovely! I would go as often as possible too. Great maxi dress!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  13. I love love your maxi dress. It is so beautiful and unique. Such a cool map pattern and adorable sandals. Keeping Summer and blue waters in mind I am joining you ladies with a pretty blue dress today. I think you would like it. 👍🏼

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  14. What a beautiful dress to have been forgotten for the perfect vacay! Gosh, I hate that for you, but you look beautiful even if it is Lake Michigan! I'm so jealous that ya'll are so close to a beach! So THAT'S how you get that beautiful tan! Love you!

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  15. Such a gorgeous dress on you friend, perfect for days at the lake and of course the Caribbean! <3
    Green Fashionista

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  16. I love that dress, it's perfect for the beach. I was just thinking I wanted to find some maxi dresses for a couple conferences I have coming up. This is great timing and wonderful inspiration!

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  17. I love your dress. You look gorgeous!

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  18. That maxi dress is perfect!! And it looks light and airy which is perfect for those hot summer heat! So beautiful!

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  19. Looking beautiful! Isn't it fun when you can find something you love for a great price, like those shoes? Comfy shoes are priceless!

    Thanks for hosting!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  20. LOVE that dress! I love finding a good maxi for the summer. So cute!

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  21. Love that maxi on you and can we talk about how gorgeous your tan is?! With your hair...it's always looks so perfect :) Love you lady!

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  22. I've found so many cute dresses at Kohl's. I love the neckline of this dress and the sheer bottom layer...especially because some maxi dresses can be stifling on the legs when it's warm out.

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  23. This is such a beautiful dress, Andrea. You look gorgeous in in, the colors are so pretty on you! And $10 cute sandals...yes please! The straw bag is just adorable too!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  24. Love the maxi dress, and I hear you! We love the Caribbean and even though Lake Michigan is not quite Aruba, for instance, we still love it! Esp during the summer! You look stunning -- enjoy the warm weather!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  25. I love that dress! You picked the perfect background for it :)

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com/easily-suede/

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  26. Oh my what a beautiful view! That dress is stunning on you and I am loving those sandals! Way to go Walmart!

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  27. Gorgeous! Great dress XO. #LINKUPWITHLISA @ http://www.beauty101bylisa.com/2016/06/linkupwithlisa-52-in-honor-of-my-daddio.html

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  28. Such a pretty dress!!! It is great to be that close to any shore, doesn't matter if it is lake or ocean!!!

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  29. Looks like such a pretty spot! And a perfect dress for the day!

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  30. What a beautiful dress and such a fun print! You look so pretty!

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  31. Beautiful photos! Beautiful dress!

    Mary
    www.marymurnane.com

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  32. I don't blame you! The back drop to your pictures is stunning, and that dress is just beautiful on you!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  33. It really is hard to travel all the time to exotic destinations, but sometimes you can get the best of both worlds right in your backyard! That maxi dress is so cute and perfect for the lake!

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  34. That's such a fun dress!

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  35. Beautiful dress! Perfect for the beach! You look amazing!

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  36. You found my boutique - ha ha! I wish! You have the most beautiful dresses, and this one is no exception. Gorgeous on you!

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  37. What is it about large bodies of water that is just calming to the soul? LOVE this dress and how you styled it! These photos are so so fun!

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  38. That is a lovely maxi dress! Perfect for the beach - whether it's by the sea or the lake! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  39. Amazing look! Gorgeous dress! Perfect day!

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  40. Beautiful shots Andrea...love the dress! Great things can be found at Walmart if you take the time to look and those sandals prove it.
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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  41. You look amaziing, beautiful dress.
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  42. Who needs to go anywhere else when you have a gorgeous lake that looks like THAT?! Hello, lucky! What a beautiful day, and what a simply stunning dress! So perfect and coastal chic :) And I always say this, but blue is soooo your color. Have a great time at all of the graduation parties this weekend! I'm sure it's going to be loads of fun!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  43. The lake looks gorgeous in these photos- and so do YOU! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  44. What a fabulous dress for summer and the lake! Lake Michigan is so beautiful, I would go all the time too! Have a wonderful Thursday, Andrea!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  45. What a fun dress. Seems like you just need to go back to the Cayman Islands to me ;)
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  46. Andrea, you look so gorgeous! What a pretty dress for a day by the lake!



    Amber
    All the Cute 🎀
    Today's Post: Crochet Details...

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  47. You look stunning in that cute maxi dress! I would love to live that close to Lake Michigan.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  48. Lovely dress! You look so pretty xoxo

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  49. That dress looks beautiful on you and goes so well with the lake in the background!

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  50. What a cute dress! Lake Michigan is so beautiful in the summer :)

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  51. Love your dress! What a great find. And that lake looks so relaxing :) Beautifully Candid

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  52. umm that dress is STUNNING on you my friend! so glad i found you from the link up! hope youll stop by my blog to see my favorites too! happy friday girl!

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  53. That is a lovely maxi dress and I love the print!

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  54. Beautiful dress, maxi dresses suit you well.
    I just started a linkup too and would love it if you join.
    Come take a look at CidStyleFile.com

    Thanks
    Veronica

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  55. Such a pretty dress! I love it. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

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  56. When I look at you I can feel the summer! Great :-) thank you for linking up inn Fancy Friday at www.nancysfashionstyle.com

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  57. Such a beautiful dress, love it!!

    Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop

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  58. Oh, I have the maxi skirt version of this dress and I love it! This maxi looks great on you.

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  59. Love the breeziness of this maxi, it has coverage but is gauzy and cool, too. The pop of coral in your sandals is darling with the blues. Just pretty as a picture.

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  60. What a fabulous dress ... it is summer perfection!! you look so lovely in it... stylish and relaxed .. great summer combo :)

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  61. What a fun dress and I love it with the coral sandals! You always look so fabulous!

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  62. Stunning flowy maxi dress, looks so lovely. Wow I love your tan too.
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo
    http://garaytreasures.com

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  63. gorgeous summer maxi! I REALLY love the print!

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  64. Gorgeous maxi, gorgeous photos, gorgeous woman!

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  65. Ok. Time to book the vacation to the Carribean! Ill go with you! ha :-) How nice it is to have this near you. You look so summer ready and gorgeous, tan, gorgeous blue print on your maxi dress and love your hair up. I am going to try different styles putting my hair up this summer. Have a great weekend
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads tuesday!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  66. You have the best by the sea outfits. Love this maxi!

    http://michellespaige.com

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