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                    Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour                            {Fresh & Breezy Summer Style}

Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour {Fresh & Breezy Summer Style}

 
Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour - decor and fashion blog hop

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Welcome! I'm so happy you're here! It's such a pleasure to join this group of talented bloggers in the Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour, hosted by Summer Adams and A Blissful Nest! When you think of summertime, what comes to mind? For me, summer is a time to kick back and relax, visit with family and friends and take part in some good, old-fashioned R&R! We are about to head off to one of our favorite beach bars for dinner and drinks, but first, let me give you a little tour! Oh, and I hope you have a refreshing beverage for the tour...some crisp Riesling is doing the trick for me. ;)

Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate

If you've followed me on Instagram or on my blog, you know I really love a good foyer restyling! To see what this foyer looked like when we moved in and how I transformed it on a budget, click here. For summer, I've removed the layered gold framed art that was here and replaced it with a large arrangement of fresh greenery from our backyard. Contained in a tall turquoise vase, the arrangement really pops against the neutral background and creates a simple and fresh statement. 

For this Loveliest Looks of Summer tour, my goal was to use FREE greenery and flowers. So, everything you'll see throughout this post is from my yard! Sometimes I catch myself eyeing the fronds and plants lining our pool and I always end up with the clippers in my hand looking for a new arrangement! :D

Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling

I really believe in the "blues" of summertime! Throughout my home, you'll find that I've brought out accents of blue and turquoise. You can never go wrong layering in colors of the ocean. ;) Also, is this pillow not the cutest!? I found it last summer and was really excited to get it back out again. I love switching out my throw pillows! It's such an easy way to completely change the feel of a room. I know I say that all the time, but I can't stress that enough! 

Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling

Sun hats are decor now. Oh, you didn't know that? Yes, they totally are. (Let's just go with it, okay?) That ottoman is a nice place to toss my hat when it's not in use. It's summertime and I NEED my hats! My hair and freckly face will thank me later. You can read more of my beauty essentials for surviving the Florida sun and humidity in my previous post.  

Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling

This 40 inch mirror is a $20 Craigslist DIY and you can see the details on how I transformed it here.

Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling

Speaking of Craigslist...I also found these faux bamboo lamp bases there and purchased a harp and finial along with these new white lamp shades for a sleek look. I think I'm rather smitten with them now, but they just might be traveling to another room in my house soon...stay tuned for that. ;)

Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling

Moving from the foyer to the dining room, can you spot where I've added another splash of blue? In addition to changing out throw pillows, I'm a big fan of swapping out rugs for the seasons. If you're into shopping sales like I am, finding a rug under or around $100 is totally doable and makes the switch much less costly. I purchased this blue and white striped beauty for $106 with free shipping. Not bad, eh? (That's my Michigan dialect coming out.) ;) If you don't recall the rug that was here for winter, click here to see it. 

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Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling
Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling

The dining room table is always a perfect spot to play around with fun greenery arrangements, as well. Typically, I'll keep a tall vase with palmettos or other types of fronds, but this time I added in two special beauties that were blooming in the front yard.

Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling
Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling

Our Giant Bird of Paradise plants produce large cone-shaped "flowers" that have white petals fanning out of the top, which resemble a bird. You can see hints of purple in the center too. Aren't they cool looking? 

Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling
Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling, giant bird of paradise
Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling

I've kept my beachy-boho wall hanging for summertime, since the driftwood is very laid back and beach-inspired. It's actually from the shores of Lake Superior near my parents' cabin in Michigan so I have a piece of the summers where I grew up. :) To see the DIY tutorial and how to make your own, just click here

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I've admitted before that we rarely sit at this dining table, but it sure is fun to style! 

Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling

When I'm dressing for Florida summer weather, I try to wear a loose top and comfy sandals. We usually sit outdoors whenever possible and tend to do a bit of walking from place to place. I'm currently loving these ruffles!

Another favorite that has carried over from spring to summer are tassel earrings! I found these white ones that are so inexpensive and go with just about everything! Below are a few of my other favorite tassel finds. 

Now on to the living room! Not a whole lot has changed in here, but I did switch out my cushion covers for these adorable turquoise scalloped covers that I found at Tuesday Morning! I rounded up some similar fish scale or scalloped pillows and covers for you, because I just love this pattern!

Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling

Every year I look forward to bringing out my pineapple decor. In this vignette, a fresh magnolia blossom and pineapple figurine are screaming summer to me! I received this beautiful candle from Summer House Lifestyle and it smells incredibly similar to a fresh magnolia blossom!! If you've ever put one in your house, you know how fragrant they can be! 

Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling

Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling

Sidenote: Magnolias remind me of marzipan. :)

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Another super easy way to change your decor for the seasons is by switching out framed art or photos for your personal vacation photos. The framed picture below wasn't exactly a "vacation" for my husband and me, but it was taken at the beach when we first started dating. The gold sunburst frame holds a wedding photo with the same aqua color that I use for summertime. 

The frond below is from a cycas palm. They line our front walkway and are getting huge! If you don't happen to have any to trim, you can use these faux fronds instead.

Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling, table styling,
Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling

This is pretty much a fact, right? Life is indeed "better at the beach". I found this cute lumbar pillow a couple of years ago at HomeGoods. There are lots of cute ones online, too! 

Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling
Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling
Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling
Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling

Occasionally, I like to sneak faux fronds or flowers in with the rest of my greenery. Most visitors can't tell what's real and what's fake! Can you? ;)

Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling

I just love greenery against a fresh white background! The margarita glass rims and champagne bottle jacket add just enough color to my bar cart.

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Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling, cane bar cart styling

I couldn't leave out these photos of Summer (the dog, not the season), because whenever the camera is out, she is sure to get in front of it. I think she likes to be in on whatever it is I'm doing at the moment. 

Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling
Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling

Well friends, it's time for me to throw on my hat and head out the door!

Loveliest Looks of Summer Tour | Fresh & Breezy Summer Style - coastal home decor for summertime, summer outfit ideas, ruffle top, tassel earrings, living room decor, dining room decor, tropical greenery, decor on a budget, free ways to decorate, foyer styling

Now for a nostalgic '90s music reference..."you don't have to go home, but you can't...stay...here." Lucky for you there are 8 more fabulous bloggers bringing you their Loveliest Looks of Summer - just click on the links below and be sure to visit them all! I so enjoyed taking you on this tour and can't wait to have you back again! :) Cheers, friends!

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Sending Sunshine,

Jessica

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