Summer is such a sweet time to share a little hospitality with neighbors and friends. It’s so easy to just throw something on the grill, fill a charcuterie board with bite size delicacies or serve ice cream straight from the carton. Today I’m teaming up with Talbots to share a few fun dresses that are perfect for your greetings and gatherings. Here’s a little summer hospitality with Talbots.
Talbots is my go-to brand for casual but elevated fashions that work for my relaxed lifestyle and modern classic style aesthetic. The three dresses I’m sharing today reflect that elevated casual style with simple charm and the comfort we’ve all come to expect from our summer clothing.
Today Talbots is offering 40% off your purchase, so it’s a great day to check out my Talbots Favorites, too.
I love this tiered midi dress with eyelet trim for easy backyard entertaining. I just wore it with gold sandals (similar) and these darling starfish earrings. The cotton, modal and Spandex blend fabric is perfect for all-day wear.
You can absolutely wear a regular bra underneath this easy-to-wear midi dress, and the wide eyelet trim and full skirt make it feel so feminine and festive.
The website calls the color of this dress “orange zinnia,” but these photos represent the dusty orange-red color quite accurately. The dress is available in misses, petite, plus and petite plus sizes. I’m wearing a medium and would say it runs true to size.
If you’re looking for a little more sophistication but still want the comfort and ease of a simple cotton jersey dress, this floral maxi dress is a lovely option. The jungle print is so fun! I adore these colors.
The keyhole feature and the jewel neckline in the floral maxi dress look so feminine. And once again the wide shoulder straps accommodate a regular bra perfectly.
Unfortunately my earrings are no longer available, but I found these pretty seashells charm hoops that would coordinate beautifully with the colors in the floral maxi dress. Talbots always has such lovely jewelry to accessorize their fashions.
The floral jersey maxi dress features a gently elasticized waistband that just grazes the body, creating an A-line silhouette. It fits true to size; I’m wearing a medium. This lovely summer dress is available in a full range of sizes, including misses, petite, plus and petite plus.
The floral jersey maxi dress is perfect for hosting because it’s comfortable, breathable and charming. But it’s equally suitable for heading out. Again, I just wore my gold sandals and minimal jewelry for a truly simple summer look.
Next up I’m sharing a voile fit and flare dress made in the prettiest shades of blue and red.
This 100% cotton dress is floaty and flirty – perfect for sharing a little summer hospitality with your new neighbors or joining friends for brunch.
I still wore a regular bra with this strappy sundress. And Talbots made it easy by including strap snaps that kept everything in place nicely and gave me a little extra confidence. The dress is fully lined, too, but it still feels soft and lightweight.
The voile fit and flare dress runs true to size; I’m wearing a misses 8. It’s also available in petite sizes.
I like to keep everything as easy as possible when I’m entertaining or sharing neighborly kindness. Don’t you? And that’s exactly why having a pretty dress like any of these three on the ready is such a good idea.
Today Talbots is offering 40% off your purchase sitewide. You can shop the looks above as well as a few other accessories I’ve chosen to coordinate with them in the shopping widget below. Remember, today’s post was sponsored by Talbots, but I value your trust so I always share my honest and genuine opinions. Talbots is my go-to store for modern, well-made clothing that suits my casual lifestyle and classic style aesthetic.
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Blessed for My Day
Have you ever gotten so caught up in preparing for your guests that you began to resent their arrival? No, you didn’t mean to. In fact, you invited them! You anticipated their arrival, excitedly planned the meals and other arrangements and cleaned every area of the home where they might go. You meant to show them a good time.
But maybe by the time your company arrived you were already exhausted from the preparations. And maybe, just maybe, because you were so tired and “keyed up” you couldn’t even really enjoy their presence. It happens. I’ve discovered that if I’m a little unwound when I have guests in my home it’s because I’ve lost site of the real blessings of hospitality. Your guests do not care how clean your home is, how tasty the food is or how beautifully decorated the table is. They just want to spend time with you. The best thing we can give our guests this summer is focus. So make part of the meal and purchase the rest, clean some of the house and close the doors on the rest and put the food away after the meal but let the dishes soak. Sit with your guests, look them in the eyes and enjoy their presence. That’s when they’ll know that you are truly glad they are there.
Be hospitable to one another without complaint. ~ 1 Peter 4:9