Summer of Style | 02

Happy Tuesday, lovebugs! We’re packing up our little apartment in Naxos today, then it’s a quick ferry ride to our final island stop, Mykonos! I’m excited to see what this new island has in store, and something tells me it’s going to be an eye-opener after our days in sleepy Naxos! My phone and camera are overflowing with photos, so I’ll be sharing it all with you soon! (Of course, you can follow our day-to-day on my Instagram Story!)

I can’t believe we’re already on week two of the Summer of Style series! This Summer is going to fly by, isn’t it?! Especially with the impending move-out date on my son’s calendar!! #uglycry

Today I’ve got the cutest halter dress for you, and it is so perfectly cheerful, and a great option for Summer parties, showers, graduations and more!

Striped Fit-and-Flare Dress | Wedges (on sale!) | Straw Tote | Similar ScarfTortoise Earrings

Eliza J is one of my go-to brands for specialty and special occasion dresses, and Nordstrom always has an amazing selection. They  are so beautifully made, and the fit is always flattering.

This fit-and-flare is a sturdy cotton with a back cut-out and exposed zipper. It comes with a chic little belt, but you could swap it or go without if you prefer. I love the cheerful, yet not overly bright, yellow for summer, too!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a 2-petite for the shorter length.

Striped Fit-and-Flare Dress | Wedges (on sale!) | Straw Tote | Similar Scarf | Tortoise Earrings

I’m going on three summers with these wedges, and they still look perfectly new! They create a long leg line, but are easy to stand and walk. Plus, this neutral hue goes with absolutely everything!

Fit Tip: Size up half if in between.

Striped Fit-and-Flare Dress | Wedges (on sale!) | Straw Tote | Similar ScarfTortoise Earrings

I’m often asked about undergarments with silhouettes like this…and I can’t say enough about the NuBra! It provides coverage and medium support, while making strapless and backless an option. The sizing ranges from A to D cups, and it will last me a full summer season.

Striped Fit-and-Flare Dress | Wedges (on sale!) | Straw Tote | Similar Scarf | Tortoise Earrings | Ring | Thumb Ring


What color are you crushing on this summer season? I’m wearing lots of blue and white in Greece (see the outfits here), but this yellow is definitely another favorite.

Oh, and if you’ve been waiting on the Naxos Embroidered Tank from our Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Summer of Color Collection, you don’t want to miss tomorrow’s blog post!!

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*Photos by the darling and talented Mary Hafner. This post is created in collaboration with Nordstrom, but all product selections and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*

Leave a Comment


  1. Sandy wrote:

    D o n o t leave your camera on the seat of the taxi and forget it, SPs! Great photos so far! Have a blast!

    Posted 6.18.19 Reply
  2. Patricia wrote:

    Mykonos, if you saw nude beaches on Naxos … Mykonos is even more of an eye opener…

    Posted 6.18.19 Reply
  3. Gwen wrote:

    Do you buy your regular cup size in the NuBra? I tried it & felt like I needed to size up…a lot!?!

    Posted 6.18.19 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Gwen! I’ve actually tried both my usual cup and going up one…and much prefer my usual. I’m able to get more lift with it! Try placing it further out from the center before clipping together!

      Posted 6.18.19 Reply
  4. Vicki wrote:

    Hi, I know this is a bit off topic, but am going to Florida next week & I know you guys have been to Anna Maria island, was wondering if you could give your opinion of must do’s for one day there? Beach, restaurants, etc, thank you!

    Posted 6.19.19 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Vicki!! You’ll love your day on AMI!! I have 4 posts with all our fave stops…use that little magnifying glass in the upper corner we of my blog to search for them! xo

      Posted 6.20.19 Reply
  5. Deborah wrote:

    Just a question. Found the Naxos tank on Nordstrom but it was only in plus sizes. Did locate the regular size briefly but it showed sold out. Can it be sold out before it has even been listed? Have watched carefully for it but perhaps I missed it. This was the one piece of the collection that I could really use.

    Posted 6.19.19 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Deborah! The Naxos tank for Misses should be loaded soon! I’ll announce as soon as it’s live!!

      Posted 6.20.19 Reply