wednesday white summer dress

Thank you for all the great feedback on my recent post.  Your input was really valuable and helpful. I’m reading over comments again and writing down a few notes to reflect further.  I like the point some of you made to keep posting what feels authentic, whether it’s in video or written format.

White fashion sidenote: I recently picked up this summer dress in black and LOVE it.  Just spotted it in white (which I didn’t see when shopping in the store) and holy moly it’s adorable…and it’s on sale!  This is the perfect summer dress: stylish, edgy, and on and super comfy.  By comfy, I mean you can eat cheese and dessert and not feel guilty or uncomfortable around the waist, ha ha.  There’s plenty of room in the waist without looking like you’re wearing a parachute.  What sold me on this dress was the fringe and dots together – swoon!

Styling:  this dress would be adorbs with a big straw hat, a striped hat, or even a denim jacket.  For shoes it would look great with sandals, wedges, or heels.  For hair you could do a swept up twist, sidepart pony, or long side braid.  I wore my dress with straightened hair, red lips, denim jacket, and nude wedges and really liked the look.  You could also glam it up with opera length pearls tied in a knot and a low bun.  Tres chic!

**Yikes, just noticed it’s selling out…but plenty sizes left in black and petite sizes in white.  Alternate white summer dresses I also like are here, here, and this eyelet top and skirt combo.**

Love the versatility of style this dress has – it can go edgy, dressy, casual, or vampy.  Versatility is pretty important in our environment here at the beach, because so many activities are outdoors.  I also think this is a perfect picnic dress.  White dresses and picnics are the epitome of summer.


Wow, did I just talk myself into getting this in white?  Yep, ordered one.

Back to the last post’s topic, I’m going to research vlogs more, and what all is involved with production.  A friend in the profession warned me that producing videos is very time consuming.  I was like oh ya, that makes sense.  This is something I will never forget when I used to edit my own stories when working at ABC, and later at FOX in Atlanta.  Editing in general can take FOREVER.  But in the news world you only have a short period of time until your deadline, so you have to be crazy fast in your edits.  If I did produce any vlogs, I would make them simple, conversational, and informational.  I would probably aim for one or two a month.  The posts on the blog would continue as is.  I guess I was thinking some videos might add an extra layer of communication.

Some of you pointed out the topic of privacy for our family and that’s also a good reminder.  As our children have grown older, you may have noticed less of their “life” posted here on the blog.  I think as kids get older they need more privacy, and I always try to respect that.  No one likes to grow up on display or under a microscope.  Plus, sometimes I think to myself, “do I want us to live our life or document it?”  Definitely live it!

Last but not least, I did not want anyone to feel guilty about not commenting, so please don’t apologize.  That wasn’t the intention in my post ; )  I save guilt trips for motherhood moments, ha ha haa.  Just ask my kids.

Cheers to you for being the coolest blog friends.  Thanks for being so authentic and kind.  Hugs to you all!







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  1. Portia says:

    Just bought the dress! Thanks Seleta.

  2. susan says:

    bought it in tall. so cute

  3. Seleta says:

    Yay, Susan! It will be such a fun summer dress : )


  4. Heather says:

    Love this style idea, and love your blog! You are a breath of fresh air!

  5. Kate says:

    First off I have not gotten the last two posts so I guess there is a lack of consistency …blogs I follow usually have at least weeekly content – any more and I feel is too much. Rather see posts consistent with interesting content than little random daily posts. Prob wouldn’t watch videos personally …I do enjoy your fashion, skin and decor posts. Totally get taking family out of the equation for privacy reasons:)
    I LOVE the seaside area so your blog helps feed that- keep up the good work and honesty.

  6. Penny says:

    I enjoy and appreciate your blog the way it is.. With that said, if you choose to add a video here and there I certainly don’t mind.Whatever you decide, it is your own unique style that makes your blog what it is.

  7. Seleta says:

    You’re welcome, Portia. Hope you like it!


  8. Tamara says:

    I love your blog, sometimes it hugs me,
    sometimes it pushes me and it is always
    Very esthetic.
    I trust you to do what is right for you and I’m sure I will enjoy it.

  9. Bridget says:

    I don’t usually make a comment but do enjoy reading your blog. I enjoy seeing images from your ballet side of life and especially like your Bible quotes. I don’t comment because I don’t feel like o have much to add but do appreciate seeing your posts. If you posted videos, I’d be most interested in your homes and Seaside. I’ve never been there but it’s always intrigued me. I live in San Diego so it’s tough to beat that but Seaside sounds charming. Thank you for your blog!

  10. Christina says:

    Both the white and black dresses your purchased are lovely! My 17 yr. old daughter would look stunning in both of them. I love her style – somewhat vintage, totally classy, very a-typical for her age. She would wear either color as a Homecoming dress. She wore a dress from Boden last year and was complemented right and left (and told she looked like Audrey Hepburn- her style icon!). Thanks for posting these.

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