Instagram Roundup – July (Summer Outfit Ideas & Summer Family Activities)

July has been a very busy month for me since I spent most of it planning and executing stuff for my daughter’s princess themed birthday party. (I’ll be doing a post about it soon, so watch out for it!) And I also did a lot of shopping especially with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. If you still haven’t shopped the sale yet, check out my picks from this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Also, Today marks my birthday month, so I am so excited to find out what August this year will bring me. Anyway, today I’m sharing my favorite Summer outfit ideas and family moments that I shared on Instagram last July!

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Mommy and daughter riding the carousel

On her: dress // similar sandals here

On me: tee // similar dress here // shoes (currently under $25!!!) // cap // sunglasses // bag

This picture was taken during my daughter’s field trip back in June. We went to Clemyjontri Park which is located in Mclean, VA. It was a huge playground with nothing but fun things for kids to explore and run around at. She spent the day having fun with her friends and her brother. We also got a chance to ride the carousel together.

woman wearing white chiffon wrap top, gingham pants, turquoise Ferragamo Sofia satchel, rounded sunglasses, and a pair of blush classic pump - a cute and simple Summer work outfit idea

Outfit details: similar top here and here // similar pants here // sunglasses // bag (pre-loved), cheaper options here and here // similar necklace here // watch // shoes

These gingham pants are one of my favorite work pants, not only because they’re stylish, but also because I don’t have to iron them. That simple thing makes life so much easier for me.




family photo of One Awesome Momma wearing coordinating 4th of July outfits, taken during 4th of July

Wearing our coordinating outfits, this photo was taken on 4th of July. We didn’t go anywhere on that day. We just stayed at home, grilled for dinner, and spent some quality family time.

woman wearing colorblock dress, fuchsia blazer, a pair of gray Marc Fisher Magnol pump with straps, and beige Chanel jumbo flap bag - a fun and stylish Summer work outfit idea

Outfit details: similar dress here and here // similar blazer here and here // similar belt here // bag (in different color, pre-loved), cheaper options here and here // watch // shoes

You know that I always love a good pop of color in my outfits. And this outfit is probably one of my favorites since it’s so fun and cheery! I’ve had this dress for years and I still love it up to this day. I love pairing it with neutral accessories but it doesn’t hurt to pair it with colorful pieces from time to time to change things up.

mommy and kids with icing on their faces coming from the birthday cake taken on Alex's birthday dinner in Ocean City, Maryland

family picture of One Awesome Momma during Alex's birthday dinner, taken at Ocean City Maryland

toddler wearing a rainbow colored dresses taken on her Birthday dinner in Ocean City, Maryland
smiling toddler with icing on her nose which came from her cake on her birthday dinner in Ocean City, Maryland

family picture of One Awesome Momma during Alex's birthday dinner, taken at Ocean City Maryland

These pictures were taken during Alex’s birthday dinner. She wanted to have pasta on her birthday so we went to Mancini’s Brick Oven Pizzeria and Restaurant. Their food was amazing!



woman wearing black lace top, khaki green paperbag pants, black Aldo heeled slides, round sunglasses, pink gingham Henri Bendel Claremont top handle satchel - a simple and easy Summer work outfit idea

Outfit details: top // pants // sunglasses // bag // watch // heels

I really love the simplicity yet stylishness of this work outfit. I adore the lace details of this top & it’s absolutely perfect for warm Summer days! It can be dressed down with shorts too!

mommy and kids playing on the sand at Ocean City, Maryland

Outfit details: her swimsuit // my swimsuit // my sunglasses // his swimwear (similar)

This was taken during Alex’s birthday weekend! She said she wants to go to the beach for her birthday so we took her to Ocean City, Maryland. We arrived late in our hotel on our first night so we weren’t able to explore. But we spent our entire second day at the beach playing on the sand and chasing the waves. However, the waves were too strong for what the kids wanted so the next day and until we left, they only wanted to stay in the pool.

woman wearing white tank top, green chiffon maxi skirt, black Target pearl embellished slides, red square sunglasses, and PVC flap bag with shoulder chain strap - a simple yet stylish summer outfit idea for beach and beyond

Outfit details: tank top // skirt // slides // bag // sunglasses // watch

I’ve been eyeing this skirt for a while. I got a $75 Amazon gift card from work a few weeks back and I knew exactly where to use it. I got the maxi skirt and this fun PVC bag.

family picture of One Awesome Momma taken during Alex's princess themed birthday party

Outfit details: Alex’s dress // Alex’s shoes (similar) // my top // Xoey’s costume // Xoey’s shoes

This picture was taken during Alex’s birthday party last Saturday. She wanted to have a party at our house with all of her friends. So I, with the help of my dad and husband, did our best to make sure we hit all her checkboxes for her birthday party.

woman wearing striped one-shoulder swimsuit, sarong, floppy straw hat with text

Outfit details:  swimsuit // similar sarong here // hat

This is my current favorite swimsuit; I’ve been eyeing this since last year. I couldn’t get myself to buy it because I thought it was expensive. So when J.Crew had a sale earlier this year and I saw this was part of it, I immediately snagged one. I couldn’t be any happier that I did because not only was it flattering, but also a very mom-friendly swimsuit.

If you loved any of the outfits or moments this post, don’t forget to pin it.

I hope you liked the Summer outfit ideas and our family moments I shared in this post. And I hope you found some inspiration.

What did you think of this post? How was your July? Which outfit or family moment was your favorite? Let me know in the comments. You know I always love to hear from you.

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42 Comments

    • Belle
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:28 AM

      It sure was! Thanks for dropping by.

  1. August 1, 2018 / 9:59 AM

    What a FUN month you had! So much to be thankful for and celebrate!

    • Belle
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:28 AM

      Absolutely true! Thanks girl!

    • Belle
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:29 AM

      Thanks girl! We live really close to each other! 🙂

  2. August 1, 2018 / 11:33 AM

    Wow!! You had a fun-filled July, didn’t you!?! Always great to see what others are doing.

    • Belle
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:29 AM

      It sure was a fun and busy month.

  3. August 1, 2018 / 12:33 PM

    Omg. I love that pic of you and your daughter on the carousel!!! I can’t wait till my kids are a little older (ok, yes i can wait, but there are things I’m so excited for!!) so we can take pics like that!!! xoxo

    • Belle
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:29 AM

      Yeah, it’s so much fun when they’re a little older so you can do more stuff with them. But then they get so excited to grow up and want to do everything on their own. Like Alex can’t wait to be 20. Can you believe it?!?!?!

  4. McKenna
    August 1, 2018 / 1:41 PM

    Your children are precious!! And planning birthday parties are my fav even though it’s a ton of work!! Haha!!

    • Belle
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:30 AM

      Thanks girl! Yes, birthday parties are so exhausting. But then you see how much fun they’re having so it makes it all worth it!

  5. ashley hargrove
    August 1, 2018 / 3:06 PM

    So many great looks! This is such a perfect roundup for summer! Looks like you had an amazing July!

    • Belle
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:30 AM

      It sure was an amazing month.

  6. Stephanie
    August 1, 2018 / 5:08 PM

    So many happy prints and colors that you wore this past month! Super cute!

    • Belle
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:31 AM

      Thanks Stephanie!

    • Belle
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:31 AM

      Thanks girl!

    • Belle
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:31 AM

      Thanks Leigh!

  7. August 1, 2018 / 9:51 PM

    I love those black patent shoes!

    • Belle
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:31 AM

      Thanks Jazz!

  8. August 2, 2018 / 2:53 AM

    It looks like you’ve had a fun and very stylish summer! Can’t wait to hear more about your daughter’s birthday.

    Megan | http://www.pipmegan.com

    • Belle
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:32 AM

      Thanks Megan! I’ll do a post about her party when I get a chance.

  9. August 2, 2018 / 10:21 AM

    Happy birthday month!! And I love your families coordinating outfits for the fourth! My family loves matching for holiday’s too!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    • Belle
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:33 AM

      Thanks Morgan! Wearing matching outfits during special ocassions is so much fun!

    • Belle
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:33 AM

      Thanks Jannine!

  10. August 2, 2018 / 12:26 PM

    I love all of these outfits, and your family is adorable. Hope you’re having the best summer with them!

    • Belle
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:34 AM

      Thanks Brooke! Of course, I’m always enjoying every moment with them.

  11. August 2, 2018 / 12:45 PM

    I looks like you and your family are having a very fun summer!

    xo, Laura

    • Belle
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:34 AM

      We sure are. Thank you!

  12. August 2, 2018 / 1:10 PM

    Loving all these outfits but those gingham pants are my favorite (that floral skirt is coming in close though).

    • Belle
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:34 AM

      Thanks girl!

  13. Marcie
    August 2, 2018 / 3:41 PM

    That swimsuit is super cute! Glad you found so many deals this summer!

    • Belle
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:34 AM

      Thanks Marcie!

  14. August 2, 2018 / 4:22 PM

    Off to give you a follow over on IG if I don’t already. That swimsuit is adorable, too!

    • Belle
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:35 AM

      Thanks Meghan!

  15. August 3, 2018 / 12:24 AM

    What a fun July! I honestly can’t believe it’s OVER!

    • Belle
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:35 AM

      Same here! It sure was a fun month!

    • Belle
      Author
      August 16, 2018 / 9:38 AM

      Thanks Lydia!

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