Summer Basics + Co-Hosting a Link Up

Sunday, May 19, 2013

If this is your first time to The Bee's Knees, Welcome! I like you already.  :) 

Today I'm sharing a few of my favorite summer basics that I just can't live without. It's heating up here in the Mitten (81 degrees today!) and I'm breaking out some summer essentials... Finally!
Is there anything hotter than a maxi dress right now?? If you don't own one you should really consider making the investment. And when I say 'investment', that can mean as little as $10. Take this dress for example- $10 dollars on sale at Old Navy (buy it HERE), and it's WAY comfy and effortlessly cute. Score!
Because I'm a bargainista, I managed to score this color blocked Vera Wang purse from Kohls for only $19.99. I've had it since last year and I STILL love it. Check Kohls, for real. 
No one can survive summer without a pair of shades. Try spicing it up with a pair of trendy cat eye frames! 
I'm a firm believer in leather sandals. Buy cheap- your feet will hurt. Buy leather- be happy! :)
I purchased these gladiator sandals last week from DSW (get them HERE). They are Audrey Brooke and were normally $80. I got them out the door for $24 on sale (with coupons)! Cha ching... 
I love head scarfs for a few reasons: 
1.) They are adorable
2.) They spice up any outfit 
3.) They keep your hair out of your face in the hot sun
I thrifted this scarf last summer in Wichita, KS.

Today I'm 'really' excited to be co-hosting a link up with Carly and Molly! These are two amazing girls with beautiful blogs that I look forward to reading every day. I know you will love them so please hop along and join in the blog-hopping fun!


Happy YOLO Monday! Each week, Molly & I will be selecting a few of our favorite posts from the Monday before to feature……it’s a great way to put the spotlight on a few of y’all each week! Please be sure to link up an ACTUAL post, not just a link to your main page.
zucchini bread
DIY Glitter Nails
The Rules for #YOLOMONDAYS Link-Ups:
  1. Follow your hosts Molly @ still being [molly] ,Carly @ Lipgloss & Crayons , and your guest host for the week Melissa @ The Bee's Knees
  2. Grab a button and / or post a link back here in your BLOG POST (NOT your blog’s main page) so your readers know what all the #YOLOMONDAY-ness is about. We love you guys linking up and we do go through and read all your posts… so if you do not give credit, we will have to remove your link. That’s no fun, right? Right. So be nice and share a link! Pretty please?    
  3. Link your blog post up using the linky tool below! It can be ANYTHING! An outfit post, a giveaway, a story, a recipe, whatever. Why? Cause it’s #YOLOMONDAYS!
  4. Visit a blog or four that you’ve never been to before and leave a #YOLOMONDAYS comment – you never know, you might “meet” someone new that you will lurve!
  5. Have fun! Cause #YOLO!
Want to cohost #YOLOMONDAYS? We will be accepting weekly cohosts starting next week..........please email us at for more info!

*Linking up with Courtney from Shabby loves Chic


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