why i love summer dresses | a glance of my new haircut

i took the plunge and got a new haircut!  but before we get into that, it’s why i love summer dresses this week on the blog.  on Monday, we featured a maxi dress and yesterday a shirtdress. with so many different types of dresses and prints, it’ll be impossible to get through them all.  but i think you’re going to love today’s OOTD:  we’re giving you a glance of my new haircut and a shift dress for summertime.

why i love summer dresses

it’s hard to find a single item in my closet more feminine than a dress.  and when summer roles around, you don’t really need an excuse to wear one other than, well, it’s hot outside.  it’s hard to say what type of dress is my favorite, but the shift dress is hard to beat—it’s a classic.   what’s your favorite type of dress to wear during the summer months? 

floral shift dress | suede sandals | crossbody bag | wicker bag | wicker bag 2 | bangles

a ruffle shift dress 

i’m loving this floral shift dress from Ann Taylor.  we feature floral prints a lot on the blog.  that’s because they’re always on trend; they never go out of style.  flowers are such a part of my personal aesthetic.  (my hydrangeas have taken off this year!) whether you’re wearing a floral print shirt, pants, or a dress, you really cannot go wrong.  i’ve paired this dress with a pair of suede sandals.  (who loves sandal season as much as i do?)  easy.  peasy.  a perfect summer outfit.  

floral shift dress | suede sandals | crossbody bag | wicker bag | wicker bag 2 | bangles

a glance of my new haircut

over the past few months, i’ve received a lot of questions and comments about my hair.  i grew it out during quarantine—i think many of us did—but i finally got a new cut!  i’m loving the look and feel of it and wanted to give you a quick glimpse.  something totally new and different, because who doesn’t need to change things up right now.  

floral shift dress | suede sandals | crossbody bag | wicker bag | wicker bag 2 | bangles

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75 Comments

  1. Lisa Simmons-Yarbro wrote:

    Hi Beth! Love this dress! What type of bra are you wearing with it?

    Thanks!!
    Lisa

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
    • i am wearing a racerback bra under this dress.

      Posted 6.24.20 Reply
      • Lisa Simmons-Yarbro wrote:

        Thank you!!!

        Lisa

        Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  2. Good morning Beth! ThAts my haircut! Only problem is (for me) Is that it frizzes with the heat and humidity no matter what Product I use. 😔. 9 months of the year it stays straight and smooth naturally. But summer? Curly wavy and frizz. You look great! Hooe your hair behaves better than mine!🤗

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
    • Christine wrote:

      I have the same problem …

      Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  3. Paula Kopczynski wrote:

    Love your new haircut!! Love floral summer dresses, too, but not shift style for me. I am very short and this dress style is not too appealing! Looks great on you, though!! Thank you!!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  4. Sarah wrote:

    I like your hair cut. Your hair always looks pretty. After four months of no hair cut I asked for just a trim. Kinda liked it longer.

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  5. Arna wrote:

    Your hair looks beautiful. The cut is great on you.

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  6. Lezlie Davis wrote:

    I love your new hair style. It’s perfect for you!!!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  7. Amy E Partridge wrote:

    You look fabulous Beth! I am loving your new cut and style. The fringe of bangs gives you a little extra pizazz. Happy Summer!!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  8. Adrian wrote:

    Dear Beth,
    I absolutely love the new hairstyle, I’ve always liked bobs anyway, loving your blogs keep up the good work.
    Adrian xxx.

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  9. Mare wrote:

    Dear Beth,

    You look stunning in your new haircut!! Wow!!

    Mare❣️😷

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  10. Catharina Koskimies wrote:

    love the haircut

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
    • Christine wrote:

      Long live the BOB ! Classic style on a classic lady ! Beautiful !

      Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  11. Sue wrote:

    Love the new look, Beth! It’s fabulous on you, very flattering and highlights your beautiful face!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  12. Shara Smith wrote:

    Loving your new haircut! I’ve worn a variation of the classic bob for so many years (ok, decades!LOL) that I can’t count..they always look updated. Since we moved back to Georgia, I need to get mine shorter now too:)
    I favor a sleeveless knit A-line mini dress for keeping cool, but loving your floral as well!
    Hydrangeas rock!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  13. Marilyn wrote:

    Cute hair! Honestly, you have the ability to wear your hair in different shorter styles! This is very nice.

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  14. Janet Reading wrote:

    Your new cut is so becoming! You have great hair and I have liked all of your styles, but I agree with you—it’s always fun to switch things up and keep fresh. I have also decided to make a change. My hair grew a lot during isolation and the color faded (and all of the gray roots are front and center!). Interestingly, all of my family and friends who have seen me said they really like my hair lighter and longer, so I am going with it! For the first time in years, I can do a ponytail! I have a an appointment next week and my hairdresser said many of her clients are liking their hair longer now that they have gotten past the “awkward” phase. Interesting! Keep up the good work—reading your daily post is one of my morning rituals—thank you!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  15. Carley wrote:

    Good morning Beth!
    Yes you start off most of my mornings, as I always look forward to your fashion and style advice. Beautiful dress and I’m loving your new hairstyle. More than anything this season I’m loving your outlook on life right now. Thank you for all that you do for us out here in the social network land!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
    • Kathy Ludgate wrote:

      Love your new hairstyle and your series on dresses. I am thinking of keeping my natural hair color now that it is past the growout. I had not seen my real hair color for 20 years. Now it is white in the front and silver in the back. Think I like it.

      Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  16. My compliments to you.

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  17. Violet L O'Brien wrote:

    Hi Beth, Your new hairdo is gorgeous, of course it doesn’t hurt that you have very good hair, You look fabulous!!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  18. Sheri wrote:

    I love the new haircut, Beth!! I finally let my daughter trim about 3 inches of “quarantine growth” to a little past chin length. You’ve inspired me to get a little shorter bang . What do you call the shaping of the sides and back… is that an undercut, stacked bob? Tapered? I’m not sure of the terminology to ask for… cold you help? Love the shift dress ensemble, too!🙂

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  19. Cheryl Smith wrote:

    Hair is so cute and fresh! Love the adorable dress.

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  20. Deborah wrote:

    I love your haircut and color. You have inspired me to embrace my natural hair color, so I am transitioning from golden brown to my authentic white. I just retired from teaching school for nearly 40 years and had planned to start the hair color transition this summer. Along came the Covid quarantine, which helped give me courage to speed up the process.
    Keep encouraging us to be our best true selves.

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
    • Sheri wrote:

      Me, too!!🙂. So far, going well! Liking what I see!

      Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  21. Linda M Dickey wrote:

    Love love love the new do. Very flattering!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  22. shirley simkus wrote:

    love the new haircut……
    do you product on your new haircut….

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  23. Leoda wrote:

    I love your new haircut! It’s so cute on you!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  24. leila chouikha wrote:

    you are very beautifull xith dress

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  25. Nelda Pattillo wrote:

    I understand the hair issue! I also tried a longer look but finally decided that my shorter hair really was my best look!
    Love your new cut!!💕

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  26. Janis wrote:

    Love your hair!!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  27. Carol B Luff wrote:

    Love the haircut on you. Change is good!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  28. Jeanne Myers wrote:

    I love the new haircut! Great shaping for your face ❤

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  29. Gladys wrote:

    This is a very pretty, fresh and happy outfit. We need happy.
    Your haircut looks modern and elegant. Hoorah to hair which can always be changed.
    Best wishes.

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  30. Lee Wilson wrote:

    Beth, your new hairstyle is adorable! As usual, you look lovely.

    Lee Wilson

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  31. Lee Wilson wrote:

    Beth I love your new hairstyle! It looks so fresh and contemporary. As usual, you look lovely.

    Lee Wilson

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  32. rosalie frawleyl wrote:

    I also let my hair go grey and I love it, looks like yours, I love to shop, and am looking for a summer casual dress, but I prefer maxi style. Some of the things you wear are not a good buy for me, especially the bags.

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  33. Lin wrote:

    LOVE your haircut. Looks to me like you have fabulous hair to work with. (You are adorable in that dress as well.)

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  34. Stephanie wrote:

    Love your new cut but you have lovely thick hair that always looks great…and the dress is so cute, might even work for some of us with pear shaped bodies

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  35. Barb wrote:

    LOVE your new hair cut, and it makes you look younger!!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  36. Holly Kurtz wrote:

    Oh Beth, I love your new hair cut. The fringe frames your beautiful eyes perfectly. You look absolutely stunning!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  37. Priscilla C Herrera wrote:

    Wow, love your hair cut! Who would of known, I got my hair cut yesterday in the same style! Love it! So enjoy your daily postings.

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  38. Melissa Wulff wrote:

    Love the shorter haircut with bangs!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  39. Martha Williams wrote:

    I also let my hair grow out during the quarantine. Love your new haircut.

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  40. Cyndi wrote:

    Hi Beth – you haircut is darling, but then i’m prejudiced (it’s the haircut I most often wear). It’s so easy to maintain.

    I most often wear knit swing dresses, when I wear them. I’m most comfortable in pants, and don’t wear shorts anymore. I wear dresses mostly on the hottest days of summer.

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  41. Belinda wrote:

    Cute. Sassy and summery. Both the hair and the dress!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  42. Cindy D. wrote:

    Beth, love your new do. Do you use mousse and blow dry with a round brush?

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  43. Andrea wrote:

    Wow, Beth, now I can hardly wait for my hair cut in 2 weeks! Love the length and back, perfect for your hair. My fav style was actually when you wore the beige jumpsuit post surgery. Wearing one side behind the ear really opens up your face.

    Love the lipstick you have on – bright but not dark. Those shades are hard to find these days – gorgeous.

    Covid has really impacted our ability to feel our best. You’re like a bird in the breeze at last – happy and joyful🌷

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  44. Andrea wrote:

    Wow, Beth, now I can hardly wait for my hair cut in 2 weeks! Love the length and back, perfect for your hair. My fav style was actually when you wore the beige jumpsuit post surgery. Wearing one side behind the ear really opens up your face.

    Love the lipstick you have on – bright but not dark. Those shades are hard to find these days – gorgeous.

    Covid has really impacted our ability to feel our best. You’re like a bird in the breeze at last – happy and joyful 🌷

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  45. Love the new haircut. It suits you to a T.

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  46. kim wrote:

    Hi Beth, love your new hair style! I have had a bob for yrs. it suits my hair texture the best. Summer is terrible though for my hair with the humidity, makes it wavy and frizzy. Do you use any product in your new cut? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  47. Elisabeth wrote:

    Hello Beth. I love all your ootd and hairstyle. It’s so feminine and fresh, a lovely flower print dress, the little round bag, and you look great! A young girl for summer! Bravo! Hello from France!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  48. Suzanne Smith wrote:

    That looks like a nice lightweight fabric on that dress–cute! And your hair looks terrific! I still need to get mine cut, but am still nervous to go given my immune-compromised status, so I’ll try a longer look for now. It’s kind of fun actually–thankfully she gave me a good cut before covid so it’s doing ok this far, and I’m using lots of hair masks to keep it moisturized, etc. I love your new ‘do!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  49. Colleen wrote:

    You always look lovely in anything you wear. I’m so jealous!!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  50. Marybeth wrote:

    Your hairstyle is adorbs! Dress cute too… love florals!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  51. Karen Landis wrote:

    So pretty! I love that you wear feminine fun dresses! I might have thought this one was too young on the rack, but it’s perfect on you. I’m going to look for one like this. Since it’s summer, I’m thinking it’s been almost a year since you lost the love of your life and it may not always be easy to carry on. My prayers for you today – continued strength and that life would hold joy and meaning for you.

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  52. Helen Barron wrote:

    I notice a lot of these layered style dresses in the shops this year and I am afraid I think they are awful. A normal shift style dress would be much nicer. This shape flatters nobody – not even you who has a great figure but especially anyone who is not a small size! I don’t agree with you on this one at all!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
    • Lisa wrote:

      I agree.

      Posted 6.25.20 Reply
  53. Gwen Marie Ewing wrote:

    I love your haircut! It’s so flattering and classy! What a difference a tiny trim and bang makes! You look really good! The dress is so feminine and flowy, love it!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  54. Jeanette wrote:

    The hair cut is very flattering. Both you and I need bangs with high foreheads.

    Is it possible you could show us the backs of your dresses and outfits rather than just the fronts? Thanks!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  55. Susan wrote:

    Hi, Beth I had to add my “looking good” comment to all the others. Thank you for sharing your new haircut and your gift of style. We haven’t gotten that far in our reopening yet and it seems like everyone needs a cut!!!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  56. Sangita M wrote:

    Your dress and hair look great! I totally understand the need for something new. I too have a different hairstyle than before COVID. You also inspired me to just let the grey grow in and I am happy with it. You are a daily inspiration and I look forward to your posts everyday! Take care and be well.

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  57. GLG wrote:

    You look fabulous and cool. Love the shift dress on you. Your new haircut is elegant and modern. You have wonderful hair.

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  58. Christine McMorran wrote:

    Your haircut looks fantastic. It suits your face so much and it was definitely worth the wait. Fabulous!!!

    Posted 6.24.20 Reply
  59. krish wrote:

    Nice Post

    Posted 6.25.20 Reply
  60. Elizabeth Smith wrote:

    I love the dress you wear, I like this type as they are not long (being short), so not overwhelmed by yards of fabric, also love your new hair style!

    Posted 6.25.20 Reply
  61. Edie Brown wrote:

    Beth, Although I prefer short hair and loved your looks, I understand the need to change it up sometimes. I like the new style, especially with the shorter whisps. It’s flattering to your pretty smile! Keep it up girl, you consistently knock it out of the park!
    Edie

    Posted 6.25.20 Reply
  62. Love your new hair do, but I have to tell you after several months of No Hair Appointments I took your picture off of Pinterest to my hair dresser to copy your shorter style. I am also embracing my grey (My Sparkle as I like to think of it). Thanks for all your tips and style.

    Posted 6.26.20 Reply
  63. lorena wrote:

    Loving the new hair cut!
    I am actually growing my grey… not sure if I am going to keep it but for now my hair and scalp are getting vacations from all the dyes.

    Posted 6.26.20 Reply
  64. Pamela wrote:

    I love dresses too and this one looks really comfortable and smart. Your new haircut is fabulous! It makes me think of the bubble cut from long that I always wanted but my hair is too fine and flat. I haven’t ventured out for a cut just yet and am actually sporting a short french braid, mercy…flashback to my 40s!!!

    Posted 6.27.20 Reply
  65. Gail King wrote:

    Beth,
    Love your new look!

    Posted 7.1.20 Reply
  66. Rhonda wrote:

    I LOVE your new haircut!! Such a cute, short bob and very complimentary to your face shape!

    Posted 7.5.20 Reply
  67. Susan wrote:

    Love your new haircut!!!!!

    Posted 7.6.20 Reply
  68. Anita Clemens wrote:

    Love your new haircut.

    Posted 7.6.20 Reply
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