Backyard BBQ Style

There’s nothing I look more forward to during the summer months than a good ‘ol fashion backyard barbecue with family and/or friends. I was lucky enough to host my own for Father’s Day at the beginning of the summer, and this past weekend we attended a cookout at my uncle’s house on Saturday and hosted our own get together with my in-laws on Sunday.

With the temperatures well into the 90’s – hello, sweat – and outrageous humidity levels, I knew a sundress was going to be my outfit of choice for being outside this weekend. I hadn’t yet had a chance to wear this LC Lauren Conrad dress from her Minnie Mouse collection, but I thought a family cookout was the perfect opportunity since the navy and white polka dots and gross grain ribbon detail just scream summer picnic to me. Complete with my favorite-of-the-moment white sandals and woven clutch, I was ready to stuff myself full of food and also keep cool.

dress: LC Lauren Conrad Minnie Mouse Collection (similar & similar) | white sandals: Target | clutch: Target | silver drop earrings: Really old (similar) | pearl chain bracelet: American Eagle, really old (similar)

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Disclaimer | We took these photos approximately 15 minutes
before a massive tornado-potential storm hit our area on top of me running on a minimal amount of sleep in 48 hours. Forgive me for
the lack of quantity (and quality …) of the photos.

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  1. I just adore you and your style. This dress is so perfect on you – you are like a Lauren Conrad twin! Totally perfect outdoor, Summer style! And perfect for this heat that’s like WHOA!

    Posted 8.5.15 Reply
  2. Christina Sotherden wrote:

    I so love the blue/white style and especially the stripes at the bottom of the dress – fantastic look and tornado/lack of sleep doesn’t phase you because you look great in the look! The clutch is so summery as well.

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
    • Haha, I’m glad that I didn’t show my lack of sleep too much in these photos! It was way worse in person. 🙂

      Posted 8.10.15 Reply
  3. Love that Lauren Conrad dress – it looks fab on you, girl!!

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
  4. Oooh I love this! SO perfect for a backyard gathering. It’s so classy but fresh. XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
  5. Nadia wrote:

    This dress is so sweet, I love how it’s a little bit longer than the traditional sun dress! I would have never known that there was a storm on it’s way, the photos are great! Stay safe & dry!

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
  6. Love this dress! Perfect summer BBQ style!:)

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
  7. oh my. that dress is the most adorable thing i have ever seen and i need it in my life. your disclaimer made me laugh, this post and the photos are fabulous! you’d never know 😉

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
  8. Patricia Blaj wrote:

    That’s the perfect backyard barbeque outfit, especially when the temperature’s in the 90s. You look gorgeous!



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  9. There you go again with those fabulous sandals. Love that dress on you and your disclaimer, lol I feel like I need to put those on some of my posts *disclaimer….writing this at 1am please apologize for any grammatical errors* would be mine most of the time

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
    • Haha, right?! I feel like most of my posts need a disclaimer, but I guess I looked worse in person than the photos portrayed. Just wanted to let you all know. 🙂

      Posted 8.10.15 Reply
  10. Absolutely LOVING this dress on you girl, perfect for summer outdoor shindigs 🙂

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
  11. Ashley wrote:

    Your disclaimer made me laugh! You look beautiful silly girl!

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
  12. I love that there is a Minnie Mouse collection! This looks great on you, and perfect for this hea we’ve been having!

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
    • Thanks, girl! And, I know – most of the other pieces in the collection were way too young for my taste, but I couldn’t resist this dress.

      Posted 8.10.15 Reply
  13. Backyard BBQ perfection! This dress looks adorable on you! Wouldn’t have ever guessed you were running low on sleep 🙂

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
  14. Perfect dress for summer!! So cute on you too. 🙂

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
  15. Cutest dress ever!

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
  16. Debra Stachelski wrote:

    Such a cute dress on you, it was perfect for the party on Saturday! Another LC winner!

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
  17. Jenn wrote:

    You are just adorable! This would definitely be perfect for a backyard BBQ, or a trip to the wineries…anything! 🙂

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
  18. Perfect breezy dress for a BBQ!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
  19. You look gorgeous! Such a cute dress!

    xo Southern Style

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
  20. mdb0112 wrote:

    Great dress! I love LC & her collections.

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
  21. Biana Perez wrote:

    I love the length on the dress – it’s so different and fun!! Of course she has an amazing collection and you look gorgeous in the dress! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
  22. Pinky wrote:

    Love the detail on the dress, LC is just amazing, right?!?! What a cute piece from her collection!

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
  23. Pamela wrote:

    You look so cute in this! Love everything about it!! I still need that clutch too haha!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply
  24. Very cute! What a perfect BBQ look!

    Her Heartland Soul

    Posted 8.4.15 Reply

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