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Outfit Post: Summer Was Made for Summer Dresses

22Sometimes hot weather and dressing cute just don’t go along, times like these cause for the infamous summer dress! I get really hot in the summer, so I don’t like wearing a bunch of clothes! Hell, I will wear the least amount of clothing my body requires…lmao This week Chicago and its bipolar weather stuck again, we went from 60° to 80° in a matter of a few hours and I was so caught off guard. I’m not used to it being hot until the middle of June so I went to the store and grabbed the first dress in sight!


The other reason I love summer dresses is because they hide all the weight I’ve gained. It’s true, I’ve probably gained 30lbs in the last 2 years! What sucks is, I think I broke my metabolism, at least that’s going to be my excuse. I’m now working to lose the weight so in the meantime, I will rock dresses that help to hide it.IMG_3513

I paired my dress with my Olivia + Joy purse that I’m obsessed with (similar one here), you can read more about the brand here.IMG_3514 IMG_3517 IMG_3518

Dress: Forever 21 (get it here), Necklace: Julie Vos (c/o), Purse: Olivia+Joy (c/o), Shoes: BCBG, Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples (c/o).IMG_3520 IMG_3522I paired my dress with this necklace I received from Julie Vos. She is definitely a beauty, expect to see her all summer long.

Julie Vos Necklace

Monday Mingle

This week, I’m participating in Monday Mingle a link up rotated between MomtrendsBonBon Rose Girls, and GlamamomAlso linking up with Not Dead YetWatch What I’m Wearing, Yolo Mondays, Plane Pretty.

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About the author

Raijean Stroud

Fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger based in Chicago and founder of Swa-Rai.com, Swa-Rai Media Group and Bleeding Heart Project. Launched in 2010, Swa-Rai discusses a range of topics including: fashion, beauty and lifestyle experiences which includes travel, tech, family, dining and so much more! When not in Chicago, Raijean can be found traveling around the country covering some of the hottest events! She can be spotted in places such as New York for covering events such as Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Las Vegas for CES (Consumer Electronics Show), LA for Lucky FABB and more! When she's not traveling she's in Chicago, interviewing celebrities and covering exclusive events.

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