Well, hey there! I’m back after a little hiatus (and it was lovely being able to unplug). August is a bittersweet month for me as I get excited for fall but hate saying goodbye to summer. If winter could just be milder, Chicago would be the best city in the world! But I digress–here’s what’s on the horizon for us this month–gearing up for school and (hopefully) beginning our master bathroom renovation. Ooh boy, I cannot wait to share that with you! In the meantime, let’s start slow with this striped, mini, summer dress. It’s perfect casual dress for the dog days of summer and is under $80. Plus, it’s a nice departure from my usual black/navy/white stripe combo…it’s nice to have a little soft red in my life.