One perk of visiting my sister, Emily, was the opportunity for us to take outfit photos for each other (her post here)! It was 93 degrees that day, so we quickly ran out to their backyard to snap some pictures before we started sweating too much. My niece, Pippa, had to get involved as well- so she took some test photos for us and directed some of the shots. If I didn't know any better, I'd say we have a budding photographer on our hands!

I almost always prefer to wear dresses in the summer, because they are the easiest way to look put-together while still being comfortable. Knowing I had to stock up on sundresses, I used my upcoming trip as an excuse to go wild at TJ Maxx (as if I need an excuse...). I loved this dress the second I put it on! It's such a great color on anyone, because it makes even the palest skin (so, me) look sunkissed. The fabric detailing on top means no need to add a necklace- which no one wants to fuss with in the heat!

Dress: TJ Maxx (Brand: Sweet Wanderer); Sandals: TJ Maxx (Brand: Mariella)

Final photo posed and photographed by Pippa