The No-Fuss Summer Statement Dress

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So, here’s the deal. When the temperature rises outside, I’m not so big on accessorizing. I will do WHATEVER it takes to not melt in the heat and that includes simplifying my outfits as much as possible. I have two priorities when it comes to my summer wardrobe choices:

  1. It must keep me cool.
  2. It must be comfortable.

Ok, so I want it to look good, too, but the other two requirements definitely come first. I often even ditch necklaces when the sun is beating down!

My desire for simple summer outfits often results in me grabbing a lightweight dress. This summer, I have a new favorite that checks all of the boxes above AND makes a statement all by itself!

Meet the Topanga Dress from Aventura Clothing…

Let’s talk about the name first. Any other Boy Meets World fans/groupies out there like me?! Oh my word – love that show SO much, so the Topanga Dress just called out to me immediately! You’ll also notice I ordered the one with green stripes. Did you expect anything else from this queen of green?! For the record: it also comes with coral, black, or blue stripes!

The Topanga Dress has all the features a woman loves in a dress: flattering design with cap sleeves, super comfortable organic cotton fabric, and POCKETS! My husband is so tired of hearing about my love of pockets in dresses, but I won’t stop saying it – DRESSES WITH POCKETS ARE THE BEST! For that super summer look, I paired it with my go-to leather sandals, gold aviators, and this fabulous packable Uma Sun Hat, also from Aventura! Wouldn’t this work well as a swimsuit cover, too?

I really love the versatility of the Topanga Dress. I had planned to wear it for Easter with some cute tan wedge sandals, but the weather did not cooperate. Since I was really set on wearing this cheerful dress, I just layered it with a denim jacket, leggings, and flats to keep myself warm! I loved the denim jacket look so much and I know I’ll be wearing it like this on cool summer nights often!

There are so many fabulous ways to wear the Topanga Dress! I’m teaming up with some fellow Aventura Clothing ambassadors to share our favorite ways to wear it! Check out their styles and posts below:

“I love to work within my closet to create many unique looks out of just a few pieces. Since I had just worn the Topanga dress for my 5×5 challenge, I decided to add a little twist to this classic. A simple knot can change the length and shape of any dress. It also adds a little casual sass to a simple dress.” -Jamie from Mommy in Flats

“The thing I love most about the Topanga Dress, is how versatile it is. Not only can I mix it with so many pieces in my current closet, but it works just as well with a baby bump as it does without! Paired with comfy sneakers, a denim vest (or jacket!) and my favorite baseball cap is the perfect weekend look for this expecting mama.” -Kristin from Taz + Belly

“This cute dress is perfect for throwing on with tennis shoes for running errands or you could dress it up with wedge sandals for a date night!” -Mary from Real Girls Realm

“The Topanga dress is a striped spring classic from Aventura Clothing. It’s easy to layer for the cold spring weather that everyone seems to be having. A denim vest paired with beige ankle boots make this an easy spring look that anyone can wear!” -Ruth from My Little Nest

“Stripes, pockets, lightweight material…sold! Adding this dress to my closet was the best fashion decision I’ve made for the spring so far!” -Shannon from The Simple Moms

Don’t you just love all the different ways the Topanga Dress can be styled?! Go grab one for yourself and use the code ERINM20 to get 20% off your first Aventura Clothing order!

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3 Fall Looks to Love from Aventura

I am an Aventura Clothing ambassador and received this clothing to review.

When I became an Aventura Clothing ambassador earlier this year, I knew they had some great basic pieces for living an active lifestyle. Over this past year, I have learned that Aventura is so much more than just an outdoor company and I have fallen in love with their clothing! They were one of the first companies I had ever heard of committed to making clothing with a low environmental impact. Eco-friendly, sustainable, comfortable, AND fashionable – what’s not to love?!

Aventura really can be worn for any occasion, especially as we layer up for fall here in the Midwest! You know it’s my favorite time of year, right? Long sleeves, vests, pants, boots…those are my jam. Nothing beats fall fashion. Today, I’m featuring three fall looks I love for different parts of your autumn day!

Every Day Adventure


I knew I would love the Simone Vest the moment I saw that gorgeous smoke pine green color! It matches my Packers gear perfectly! I also love that is warm without being too bulky.

The vest is just the right piece to layer over the Crosby Top (OH SO COMFORTABLE) and pair with the Tara Pant! Really, this top and these pants are capsule wardrobe-worthy pieces because they are great starters for any outfit. As you can see, I’ll be wearing this to cheer on my favorite team, but could also go on a hike or volunteer at the boys’ school in it, as well!

Going Out

You can still wear your favorite little black (or grey) dress into the fall, especially when you have a great sweater to layer over it! The Bethel Cardi is cozy and classy – wear it with a dress and boots or jeans and slip-ons. It also comes in two other colors if you’re looking for more earthy tones!

Staying In

On Friday nights, we make homemade pizza and stay in for the night as a family to watch movies and snuggle. I will be spending every Friday night (and other nights, too) in the Luna Jogger from now on!

Lightweight, but warm and cozy, not too short or tight – these are the joggers I have been looking for! I think you will find yourself living in them, too!

I have lots more Aventura Clothing goodness to share this fall and winter, so I think now is a good time to mention the discount codes I have to give out to YOU! Who wants 60% off one Aventura order up to $250?! Just email me at homewiththeboys at gmail dot com and I’ll get a code sent your way!

A little extra fun: I’m joining three other Aventura ambassadors to talk about our favorite fall pieces today!

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Which fall outfit would you wear?

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Soft Spring Layers from Aventura!

I shared my first experience with Aventura Clothing last summer and I’m excited to tell you I will sharing lots more as I was chosen to be an Aventura Ambassador for 2017!

I love Aventura for many reasons – family-owned business, use of eco-friendly fabrics, great styles – but I was most drawn to Aventura because they celebrate the active life I want to live with my family and make great clothing to go on those adventures! I have so many fun pieces to share with you, but today I’m focusing on a couple of must-have pieces for early spring.

Here in Nebraska, early spring is still quite chilly. Long sleeves and layers are a must. I want my early spring pieces to keep me warm, but also have a soft, light quality that fits the season.

The first item to fit this spring wardrobe need for me is the Sonnet Hoodie!

I will always choose a hoodie and distressed jeans for an every day look. The Sonnet Hoodie comes in beautiful colors that make this casual outfit perfectly cute! I love the spiced coral hoodie paired with darker red sneakers!

The unbelievably soft fabric of the Sonnet Hoodie made this an instant favorite for me and the button-back sleeves keep you cool when the temps warm up.

If you’re looking for a layering hoodie that can be removed or added easily, I highly recommend the Hartwell Hoodie! Can you ever go wrong with a gray hoodie? The answer is no. The hoodie is classic, with great stitching along the zipper to give it extra pizzazz! I could wear this over a sundress or yoga pants – so versatile!

In both outfits, I’m also wearing the Bienne layering tank. It is so comfortable and the ideal piece for those shirts that are just a little lower than you would like. I also wear layering tanks because they allow be to active without showing any extra skin around the middle! I’ve tried LOTS of layering tanks, and this is one of my favorites ever!

I can’t wait to share more great spring pieces and accessories from Aventura with you – THE HATS! Stay tuned for lots more Aventura, including some fun giveaways!

I have teamed up with some other fabulous bloggers who are pumped up about getting outside in their new for spring Aventura clothing as well. I’d love for you to take a peek and tell me what you like from them, too!

Before you go for the day, click on over and see what they are wearing this month! Talk to me and tell me what YOU are liking…either from me or them. I’d love to hear from you!

Shannon from the SIMPLE moms // Erin from Home with the Boys // Andrea with Momma in Flip Flops // Mary from Real Girls Realm // Karen with Play Outside Guide // Amber with The Closeteer // Megan & Wendy from Long Story Short with Megan & Wendy

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