Summer entertaining ideas

Prada saffiano cuir double bag

Sea stripe and eyelet dress

Prada saffiano cuir double bag

Stripe dress with statement sleeves

Sea striped dress statement sleeves

First things first- Thank you so much for your amazing feedback on my last blog post. It can be scary to hit the Publish button on a personal post, but every note I received made me feel like I was wrapped in a giant hug. Thank you <3

Who can’t resist a good summer stripe? I have 5 million striped dresses (and counting), but the pretty eyelet sleeves on this dress convinced me I needed another one. It’s like my favorite, worn-it-to-death striped T-shirt but so, so much better. This dress is one-and-done at its best. You throw it on and you’re ready to go whether you’re headed to a backyard BBQ, a sunset boat ride, a fun girls dinner, etc. Bonus: This dress is currently 40% off, so that makes adding it to your cart that much easier. Trust me, this dress will quickly become the Queen Bee of your warm-weather wardrobe.

What are your plans for the weekend? As you know from my entertaining content on Brooke du jour, I love throwing parties. Give me a good theme and we’re in business. I’m organizing a summer-themed graduation party for a family friend this Saturday, and I’m really excited about it! When I commit to a theme, I commit so get ready for a recap on the blog full of summery goodness. We have all these fun details like burgers with wrappers that say, “Sun’s out, buns out!,” an obnoxious amount of pool floaties and these amazing shell sippy cups. And yes- there’s going to be a tiki bar. I requested a cute bartender from the catering company but they didn’t make any promises, lol!

In addition to the graduation party this weekend, I’m also throwing a Bachelorette watch party, a 4th of July clambake, a French backyard dinner for Bastille Day and a “rosé all day” party later this summer. Lol! Clearly I can’t seem to get off Pinterest! Keep an eye out for lots of entertaining content on Brooke du jour. I hope you enjoy it! xx

Outfit: Sea dress (other sizes available here)

Accessories: Prada purse (similar), Steve Madden heels (similar)

More stripes!

Valorie Darling Photography


  1. June 4, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    These sleeves are amazing!!

  2. June 6, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    This dress is so darling!! And themed parties are the best–all of the celebrations you’re throwing this summer (um, rosé all day? Yes please!) sound like so much fun!

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