7.13.2015

My Dressy Summer Style


Once summer hits, it seems like life gets really busy--it flies by so fast. Not a weekend goes by that we don't have some fun event to attend, like parties, showers, and weddings. It's the season, right? And the biggest decision is what to wear. We want our summer style to be comfortable, affordable, and adorable for summer. Get ready to make a splash this summer with outfits by JCPenney!
4th of July Classy Cookout--
  • I threw a 4th of July classy cookout complete with grilled goodies, homemade lemonade and s'mores (a must). Then we headed up to the roof and watch the fireworks. I live in Midtown, so I can see all of the fireworks around the city--it's an awesome view.
  • I wore this JCPenney Liz Claiborne Keyhole Bar-Neck Striped Fit-and-Flare Dress. It's super comfortable and is stretch knit. It's 4th of July without being costume-y. I love the fit of it too.

A fave feature is the detail of the gold-tone metal bar on the front keyhole.  I can skip a necklace and instead rely on that patriotic punch of color with a red bracelet. 
Outdoor Summer Wedding--

  • I have worn this dress so much this summer! I recently wore this to an outdoor wedding and got so many compliments on the color. I wanted to be comfortable yet stylish and this JCPenney Alyx® Sleeveless Crochet Belted Dress worked perfectly.
In addition to the textured detail on the dress, I decided to dress it up with fun accessories like the necklace and bracelets. There are so many options! 
Two outfits perfect for summer! Be sure to head to JCPenney for all things summer.

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149 comments:

  1. That striped dress is so pretty! Love the detail and it was definitely perfect for a 4th of July bbq!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. I love seeing your style and both dresses are nice, especially the striped one. So nicely styled for the 4th. Nautical and Patriotic. I love dresses from JC Penney and own a few of them already, including some fancier ones. Hope this comment counts as an entry. I might write something on my blog, as well. =)

    Looking great, Elle! <3 Ada.

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  3. stunning pictures u look so perfect

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  4. Love the striped keyhole dress, perfect for a summer party! Jealous that you got to see all the fireworks, we missed them this year.

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  5. I'm not eligible for the giveaway but I just had to comment on how perfectly lovely that top dress especially is. And I think you accessorized it perfectly!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  6. Elle, I love both your dresses! Really love seeing your outfit posts:) And so agree how summer goes by so fast! I always dread the end of August....it's like I blinked and summer is gone! :(

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  7. What lovely looks for summer parties! I love al fresco dining on a cool summer morning or evening!

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  8. My favorite thing is FLIP FLOPS~ :) haha
    I love JCPenny's - I always seem to get my purses there & love their Liz line.

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  9. That striped dress is darling on you and was so perfect for the 4th! My fav thing about summer is going to the beach!

    -Sharon

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  10. I love that striped dress! It looks so pretty :)

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  11. I hope you'll do more of these posts, Elle. It's so lovely to see your fashion sense and you look absolutely love in both looks. xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  12. Love the color of the second dress! I love cute summer outfits and bikinis of course to hit the pool or beach in.

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  13. Love the nautical vibes of the first dress Elle! Summer is indeed the perfect excuse to polish your dress collection. I love the accessories you chose to play up the navy and gold accents.
    The second dress is sweet, flowly and everything I would wear to a summer wedding or brunch with friends. What an excellent giveaway Elle!

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  14. I love your dresses! I always check in at my JCPenney every few months to check out what they have for each season. It is one of my favorite places to get dress pants for work and work out tops!

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  15. What cute dresses--both just say "SUMMER!!" That minty turquoise color is beautiful on you too!
    My favorite thing about summer is the relaxed atmosphere--for some reason I just feel more relaxed this time of year! Oh and baseball, love me some baseball :)

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  16. Beautiful dress dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  17. I love both dresses! They are so cute. The green one is my favorite.

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  18. I like the detail on the front of the striped dress. The mint dress looks great on you!!

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  19. Love your dresses! I'm a huge fan of JC Penneys! My favorite thing about summer is the longer days!

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  20. Love the second dress its so pretty!

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  21. you look great. I love cropped pants for the summertime and tank tops.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  22. i love the striped dress elle! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  23. Beach time is my favorite thing about summer.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  24. tweet--https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/620656845179457536

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  25. Both of these styles are beautiful on you!

    Rebecca | morerebe.com

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  26. https://twitter.com/yarbr012/status/620659012841803776 yarbr012@gmail.com

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  27. The best thing about summer is getting some fresh air outside and exercising! I love to go biking and running in the summertime!!
    yarbr012@gmail.com

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  28. My favorite thing about summer is getting together with family and going to the Lake and spending the day having dinner together, going swimming, and going out in my sister’s boat! We have a blast!
    my email jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. tweet-https://twitter.com/JewelWood/status/620671095075504129

    my email jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Your 4th of July look is so cute and fun! My thing about summer would have to be the longer days. I like my sunshine :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  31. My favorite thing about summer is warm weather

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  32. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/620682502420606976

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

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  33. Both of these dresses are so cute! I love summer dresses with cute sandals.

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  34. I love you in this dress Elle! It is a great color and cut for you! I am glad you had a nice holiday weekend! Susan

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  35. they both look fabulous on you, but the second one - the colour looks like it was made for you! gorgeous!

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  36. That shade of green looks fab on you! Love both tho!

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  37. Love both the looks! They're so fresh and summery! And so nice to see an outfit post from you Elle :)
    xx
    www.junewantsitall.com

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  38. Those two dresses are so cute on you! I love the colors! Summer is such a fun time for get togethers and enjoying the outdoors! Sounds like you definitely are doing just that!

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  39. I loved the first dress, the striped one, and the bracelet! Very nice that you had the nice food and then the firework later! Also, I would have paid a compliment as well for the "wedding" outfit - the color is REALLY fabulous, you look amazing! I am not entering the Sweepstakes, because once they contacted me and said I had to live in the US, so I am telling in advance I am not entering :)
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  40. Both dresses are so pretty! but I love the stripes on the first one!

    xo,
    Angela

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  41. Concerts are my favorite thing about summer.

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  42. tweet https://twitter.com/groogruxking40/status/620708359130365952

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  43. I love seeing your outfits! I hope you'll do more :) The dresses are great, and perfect for Summer.

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  44. The beach is definitely my favorite thing about summer! Also I love both these dresses! So pretty! :)

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  45. I love both dresses!! They both look great on you and that teal color is gorgoues!

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  46. Such cute looks, Elle! I love that mint dress. You look gorgeous!

    Christie
    The Closet by Christie

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  47. Cute dresses! I really like the blue and white one :)

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  48. https://twitter.com/leighanne000/status/620815750111084544

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  49. I love that I have no alarm clocks to set in the summer.

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  50. Elle, I did my post today around a JC Penney dress and mentioned the giveaway for an additional entry, too. You can check it out below. Thanks, Ada. =)

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2015/07/pretty-pink-crochet-and-jc-penney.html

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  51. i LOVE going to the ocean on a hot summer day

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  52. https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/620974701691535360

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  53. I love JCPenney and shop there all the time! I also love breezy, stylish dresses during the summer. You look great! My favorite thing about summer would have to be sipping wine outdoors at one of the awesome vineyards around here.

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  54. Both of these dresses are gorgeous on you! I love the stripes!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  55. I absolutely love these dresses on you! The green one looks especially lovely on you!
    ~Sara

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  56. Those dresses are beautiful. I only have two dresses currently that I can wear, but I'm hoping once the baby is born I can slowly go back to wearing the normal clothes that I've been dying to wear. Especially since I keep seeing all the new styles and fashions.
    http://emilymaiko.blogspot.com/

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  57. Ice cream is my favorite thing about summer!

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  58. Tweet - https://twitter.com/cmd277/status/621377500698939392

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  59. i love the summer evening BBQs

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  60. https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/621387802626764800

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  61. I like the warm weather so I can take my kids swimming and spend lots of time outside.

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  62. tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydpa/status/621398792210792448

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  63. Favorite thing about summer: time with friends. My BFF always takes a week off to visit me and we love our quality beach time!

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  64. https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/621764662376464384
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  65. I love the long days. It gives us more time to play outside.
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  66. Beach fun is my favorite thing about summer.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  67. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/621874077309861888

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  68. So pretty girl! And neither look too hot which is a must in this heat!

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  69. I love being out in the sun!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. My favorite thing about summer is going to the beach and sundresses.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  71. Great 4th of July outfit! Love these dresses :)

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  72. I love both of the dresses on you. The fit, stripes on one and the colors-both great and you looked so pretty as always. My favorite thing about summer is the water, like being on the lake with family and friends on the pontoon listening to some tunes, I love it. I also love the beach and people watching. I would only get in the water enough to splash water on me to cool off but I may be staying by the pool rather than the ocean with all the shark attacks.

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  73. I tweeted about this: https://twitter.com/ce43174248/status/623492831617921024
    Email: reidsrd@hotmail.com

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  74. My favorite thing about summer is that my grandkids get to come visit. We craft, shop, swim...and love it!

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  75. I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/trrg12/status/624227107351072768

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  76. My favorite thing about summer is going on the lake with our boat!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  77. My favorite thing about summer is spending time at the pool!

    So, I know this is a sponsored post and all, but I used to work at JCPenney, and I LOVE their clothes! I primarily worked in Women's Dresses. I had a knack for finding the perfect dress for any customer who asked for help. I loved whenever my customers bought my recommendations. :)

    Also, while I'm assuming you're not petite (it's hard to gauge people's heights from pictures), JCPenney has great petite clothing too. Probably a third of my clothes are from there!

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  78. Our family has been enjoying camping this summer!

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  79. My favorite part of Summer is all the time I get to spend with my family. Lots of swimming at the lake, cookouts, walks, etc.

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  80. https://twitter.com/midwestglam/status/625180343214018561

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  81. My favorite thing about summer is all the time I get to spend with my family!! & by the way, I LOVE those dresses!! You look fantastic!! banks_family_5 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  82. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/T1ffany_Ann/status/625462600877281280 banks_family_5 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  83. Favorite thing about Summer is being able to wear all my cute summer dresses!
    apicazo@umich.edu

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  84. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/AlinaConn/status/625635671789707264
    apicazo@umich.edu

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  85. I live in Michigan. So, my favorite thing about the summer is being in the SUN!!!!
    connsean@yahoo.com

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  86. Here's my tweet: https://twitter.com/connsean71/status/625641343335968768 connsean@yahoo.com

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  87. My favorite thing about summer is it is not winter! It's so nice to be able to enjoy being outdoors in the sun.

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  88. Tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/625755581580767234

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  89. I like taking summer vacations with my family

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  90. https://twitter.com/sweetums82/status/625792903076392960

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  91. I can go to the beach!!
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  92. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/626202408130080768
    tina19820115@gmail.com

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  93. My favorite is spending time outdoors with friends & family, especially having bbq's. Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  94. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/626948273035702276
    Thanks again.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  95. I like going to the lake and parks and having bbq’s.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  96. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/cshell202/status/627019417944113153
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  97. https://twitter.com/benz1171/status/627242689579364353 benz1171(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  98. My tweet: https://twitter.com/theamymichaels/status/627550429837160449

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  99. I love busting out my summer wardrobe of sandals, jean shorts, tanks, and dresses!

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  100. I love summer BBQ!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  101. tweet! https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/627626142078341120

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  102. Thanks for the fun giveaway- I could use some new fall clothes. As for the summer, I LOVE being able to swim. It's wear I get most of my reading done in the summer and it's so relaxing.

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  103. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/628011477694345216
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  104. I love spending time at the pool with my children.

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  105. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/628362901175279617

    s2s2 at cox dot net

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  106. Warm weather and eating dinner outside! Love soaking up the warmth!

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  107. TWEET! https://twitter.com/kytah00/status/628762806595227648 afjackly@oakland.edu

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  108. ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS IS THE BONFIRES THAT COME WITH SUMMER! YAY! afjackly@oakland.edu

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  109. my favorite thing about summer is family vacations

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  110. i posted a tweet here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/628793487920500736

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  111. I am a photographer and, in the spring and summer, some of my best photo opportunities come during morning photo shoots in my own backyard. I love it!
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  112. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/628923993723150336
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  113. My favorite thing is my children can play outside thus leaving the inside clean longer

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  114. tweeted https://twitter.com/mummytotwoboys1/status/629428565621256192

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  115. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/629738806237859840

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  116. I love spending ttime at the pool. truckredford(at)Gmail(Dot)com

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  117. https://twitter.com/eliza_elliott/status/630144411595247616 truckredford(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  118. I love your striped dress! My favorite thing about summer is the weather and being able to go the the park for walks
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  119. https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/630549959582945280
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  120. My favorite thing about Summer is hanging out near the water!

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  121. tweet: https://twitter.com/Twenteries/status/630806357952856064

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  122. My favorite thing about summer is iced coffee!
    mrszeno34 @ aol . com

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  123. My favorite thing about summer is spending time at the pool.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  124. My favorite thing about summer is the heat. I like being able to wear casual clothes and not have to keep adding layers to stay warm.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  125. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/631393883717505024

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  126. I love the warm weather!

    POKERGRL8 AT GMAIL.COM

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  127. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/631482609357426688

    POKERGRL8 AT GMAIL.COM

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  128. I love the hot weather during summer.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  129. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/631549862551552000

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  130. My favorite thing is jet skiing on the lake

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  131. https://twitter.com/usnamom2014/status/631550807763238912

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  132. Taking my kids to the ice skating rink to cool off

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  133. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/631841336753319936

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  134. I love spending time at the beach with my family in the summer.

    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

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  135. Tweet: https://twitter.com/PrettyHotPink6/status/631852525776412676

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  136. The thing I love about summer is all the cute clothes and being able to go swimming! my4boysand1@gmail.com

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  137. I tweeted my4boysand1@gmail.com
    https://twitter.com/my4boysand1/status/631856498243706880

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  138. My favorite thing about summer is the longer, warmer days. So many things I love to do outside!
    dmarie824 at aol dot com

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  139. tweeted - https://twitter.com/dmarie824/status/631858804573868032

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  140. Hamburgers and ice cream in the summer time are my fun favorite foods!
    pixelberrypie at yahoo dot com

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  141. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/pixel_berry_pie/status/631880454275252224

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  142. My favorite thing about summer is going to baseball games. Both little league and Major league.

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  143. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/631887968089706496
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  144. We like to go for long bicycle rides, packing our lunch for picnics.
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  145. I posted a tweet: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/631972380974444545.
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

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  146. I like summer because I live in rural Wisconsin and during the summer there is actually stuff to do around here (events, fairs, parades etc.) And I also like that is isn't below zero. :)

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