The One Dress You Need This Summer + The Best Memorial Day Weekend Sales

The best dress - ever. This Express off the shoulder dress is so cute, so comfortable, and perfect for a cute maternity outfit for summer! | cute summer outfit, Express blue dress, Sam Edelman metallic gold heels, Baublebar pinata tassel earrings, Ann Taylor straw tassel clutch, raffia clutch, Baublebar pineapple bracelet, best Memorial Day Weekend sales, sale finds, styled by Florida fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas, 2nd trimester pregnancy outfits, maternity fashion, maternity styleOutfit Details: Express Off-the-Shoulder Dress (on sale for under $40 + available in additional colors) | Sam Edelman Gold Heels c/o | Baublebar Tassel Earrings | Ann Taylor Straw Clutch with Tassel c/o (40% off this weekend) | Baublebar Pineapple Bracelet | Taudrey Engraved Gold Bracelet c/o | Dogeared Gold Starburst Necklace | It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment c/o | OPI It’s Pink P.M. Nail Polish | Photography by KT Crabb Photography

Ladies, it’s official. We finally closed on a house after months of searching, and we are finishing our move by this weekend. When we first started the process, my husband and I thought we were looking for a house for the next 1-3 years maximum. Now that we’re almost finished, I think I’d be happy if we never moved again haha! I finally understand why people stay in their homes for 30+ years. The process is long and annoying and expensive, and I am so, so happy to be at the tail end of the process. Thankfully, my amazing father is a realtor, so he was able to help us out every step of the way.

Now that we’re approaching the finish line, get ready to see quite a bit of home content on the blog over the next few months. I couldn’t be more excited to decorate our space and make the house into a home – especially our baby girl’s room! Ok, I’ll stop rambling about the move and get on to more pressing events – like Memorial Day weekend, sales, and why I think every woman needs this off-the-shoulder dress for summer. 

The best dress - ever. This Express off the shoulder dress is so cute, so comfortable, and perfect for a cute maternity outfit for summer! | cute summer outfit, Express blue dress, Sam Edelman metallic gold heels, Baublebar pinata tassel earrings, Ann Taylor straw tassel clutch, raffia clutch, Baublebar pineapple bracelet, best Memorial Day Weekend sales, sale finds, styled by Florida fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas, 2nd trimester pregnancy outfits, maternity fashion, maternity stylePretty tulips + the cutest jewelry ever. | cute summer outfit, Express blue dress, Sam Edelman metallic gold heels, Baublebar pinata tassel earrings, Ann Taylor straw tassel clutch, raffia clutch, Baublebar pineapple bracelet, best Memorial Day Weekend sales, sale finds, Florida fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas, 2nd trimester pregnancy outfits, maternity fashion, maternity stylePretty tulips + the cutest jewelry ever. | cute summer outfit, Express blue dress, Sam Edelman metallic gold heels, Baublebar pinata tassel earrings, Ann Taylor straw tassel clutch, raffia clutch, Baublebar pineapple bracelet, best Memorial Day Weekend sales, sale finds, Florida fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas, 2nd trimester pregnancy outfits, maternity fashion, maternity styleThe best dress - ever. This Express off the shoulder dress is so cute, so comfortable, and perfect for a cute maternity outfit for summer! | cute summer outfit, Express blue dress, Sam Edelman metallic gold heels, Baublebar pinata tassel earrings, Ann Taylor straw tassel clutch, raffia clutch, Baublebar pineapple bracelet, best Memorial Day Weekend sales, sale finds, styled by Florida fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas, 2nd trimester pregnancy outfits, maternity fashion, maternity style
So who’s excited for Memorial Day weekend? I am eternally grateful for the sacrifices that our veterans have made for our country, and I’ll be spending quite a bit of time this weekend reflecting on the honor and bravery of this nation’s fallen heroes. I can’t wait to enjoy the weekend with friends and family (even if it’s in between carrying boxes and furniture into our new home), and I hope that each and every one of you has a chance to relax with your loved ones in the sunshine. 

Whether you’re planning a family get together or just finishing your to-do list like me, you’ll also want to pay attention to this weekend’s sales. Almost every retailer on the market is offering huge discounts, so you can stock up for summer without breaking the bank. In fact, the off the shoulder dress featured in today’s post is on sale in three different colors, and you can grab my favorite straw tassel clutch for 40% off through Monday. My engraved gold bracelet that I wear in almost every single post is on sale this weekend too, and you can customize it to say whatever you’d like. I have the set of three in different metals, and I chose to engrave the gold bracelet with my mother’s birth date in Roman numerals. It’s one of the most special pieces of the jewelry that I own. Speaking of jewelry, you can also pick up a pair of the tassel earrings shown in today’s post in a pretty pink and light blue color combo for 30% off right now!

The best dress - ever. This Express off the shoulder dress is so cute, so comfortable, and perfect for a cute maternity outfit for summer! | cute summer outfit, Express blue dress, Sam Edelman metallic gold heels, Baublebar pinata tassel earrings, Ann Taylor straw tassel clutch, raffia clutch, Baublebar pineapple bracelet, best Memorial Day Weekend sales, sale finds, styled by Florida fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas, 2nd trimester pregnancy outfits, maternity fashion, maternity styleThe best dress - ever. This Express off the shoulder dress is so cute, so comfortable, and perfect for a cute maternity outfit for summer! | cute summer outfit, Express blue dress, Sam Edelman metallic gold heels, Baublebar pinata tassel earrings, Ann Taylor straw tassel clutch, raffia clutch, Baublebar pineapple bracelet, best Memorial Day Weekend sales, sale finds, styled by Florida fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas, 2nd trimester pregnancy outfits, maternity fashion, maternity styleThe best dress - ever. This Express off the shoulder dress is so cute, so comfortable, and perfect for a cute maternity outfit for summer! | cute summer outfit, Express blue dress, Sam Edelman metallic gold heels, Baublebar pinata tassel earrings, Ann Taylor straw tassel clutch, raffia clutch, Baublebar pineapple bracelet, best Memorial Day Weekend sales, sale finds, styled by Florida fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas, 2nd trimester pregnancy outfits, maternity fashion, maternity styleThe best dress - ever. This Express off the shoulder dress is so cute, so comfortable, and perfect for a cute maternity outfit for summer! | cute summer outfit, Express blue dress, Sam Edelman metallic gold heels, Baublebar pinata tassel earrings, Ann Taylor straw tassel clutch, raffia clutch, Baublebar pineapple bracelet, best Memorial Day Weekend sales, sale finds, styled by Florida fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas, 2nd trimester pregnancy outfits, maternity fashion, maternity style
Before I share my favorite Memorial Day weekend sale picks with you, we have to take a moment to talk about this off the shoulder dress – because you need it. In addition to being incredibly affordable, it’s figure-flattering, and made of the most comfortable fabric. I’ve only owned this off the shoulder dress for a month, and I’ve already worn it at least a dozen times. It keeps you cool in the summer heat, and it can be dressed up or dressed down. Plus, this non-maternity dress also works for the mommies-to-be! I’m still rocking it at 6 months pregnant, and I think it might work for my third trimester as well. Oh, and did I mention that this dress doesn’t require a bra? Like I said, you need this dress.

Pretty tulips + the cutest jewelry ever. | cute summer outfit, Express blue dress, Sam Edelman metallic gold heels, Baublebar pinata tassel earrings, Ann Taylor straw tassel clutch, raffia clutch, Baublebar pineapple bracelet, best Memorial Day Weekend sales, sale finds, Florida fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas, 2nd trimester pregnancy outfits, maternity fashion, maternity styleThe best dress - ever. This Express off the shoulder dress is so cute, so comfortable, and perfect for a cute maternity outfit for summer! | cute summer outfit, Express blue dress, Sam Edelman metallic gold heels, Baublebar pinata tassel earrings, Ann Taylor straw tassel clutch, raffia clutch, Baublebar pineapple bracelet, best Memorial Day Weekend sales, sale finds, styled by Florida fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas, 2nd trimester pregnancy outfits, maternity fashion, maternity styleThe perfect shoes - Sam Edelman Yaro gold heeled sandals styled by Ashley Brooke Nicholas in a cute summer outfit ideaThe best dress - ever. This Express off the shoulder dress is so cute, so comfortable, and perfect for a cute maternity outfit for summer! | cute summer outfit, Express blue dress, Sam Edelman metallic gold heels, Baublebar pinata tassel earrings, Ann Taylor straw tassel clutch, raffia clutch, Baublebar pineapple bracelet, best Memorial Day Weekend sales, sale finds, styled by Florida fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas, 2nd trimester pregnancy outfits, maternity fashion, maternity styleOutfit Details: Express Off the Shoulder Dress (on sale for under $40 + available in additional colors) | Sam Edelman Gold Heels c/o | Baublebar Tassel Earrings | Ann Taylor Straw Clutch with Tassel c/o (40% off this weekend) | Baublebar Pineapple Bracelet | Taudrey Engraved Gold Bracelet c/o (20-25% off this weekend) | Dogeared Gold Starburst Necklace | It Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Treatment c/o | OPI It’s Pink P.M. Nail Polish | Photography by KT Crabb Photography

Shop Today’s Off The Shoulder Summer Outfit


I hope that you have a wonderful weekend with your family and friends filled with sunshine and laughter. We’re so blessed that our veterans gave the ultimate sacrifice to secure our freedom and safety. Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Photography by KT Crabb Photography.

The Best Memorial Day Weekend Sales

While I’ll  be spending my weekend moving, I’m still able to take advantage of the holiday weekend’s best sales because they’re starting NOW! I’ve rounded up my favorite deals from my favorite retailers, so keep reading to see the best Memorial Day weekend sales and coupon codes. By the way, you can always stay up to date on the latest and greatest sales when you bookmark my Sale Finds page. All of the items shown below are conveniently linked on that page along with all of the sale items that I find each week. Happy shopping!

Express Sale Finds:

This weekend, Express has almost everything on their website up to 50% off – including the dress featured in today’s post! Click the images below to shop my favorites, and see how I styled the floral camisole dress also featured in the sale here.


Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Finds:

Nordstrom’s sales are famous for a reason; they’re AMAZING.  Right now, they have thousands of items discounted in their Half Yearly Sale, and I’ve rounded up the best sale finds from the Nordstrom sale for your convenience in this post. If you’d rather shop straight from this post, simply click the images below to see my top picks.


Lilly Pulitzer Splash into Summer Gifts with Purchase:

Through May 28th, you’ll receive a free gift with any purchase at Lilly Pulitzer + the more you spend, the more gifts you’ll receive! 



Gigi New York Favorites:

This weekend at Gigi New York, you can get a discount on your purchase based on how much you spend. You’ll save 20% off any $125+ purchase, 30% off any $250 purchase, and 40% off any $500 purchase, so if you’ve been eyeing a Gigi New York purse, now is the time to buy!


Baublebar Sale Finds:

You can save up to 70% off Baublebar jewelry this weekend, so it’s the perfect time to stock up for summer.


Ann Taylor Sale Finds:

I’m having a love affair with Ann Taylor‘s new releases at the moment, so their Memorial Day weekend sale is definitely on my to-do list. You can save 40% off full price styles and an additional 50% off their entire sale section with the code SUMMER.


LOFT Sale Finds:

Another store that’s been killing lately is LOFT, and this weekend you can save 40% off everything online with the code VACAY. http://bit.ly/2qlh4Cq


Nordstrom Rack Sale Finds:

Starting May 26th, you can get an additional 25% off all clearance items at Nordstrom Rack.


Urban Outfitters Sale Finds:

All weekend long, you’ll get up to 50% off items at Urban Outfitters. Plus, they’re offering 20% off all pool floats



Bloomingdale’s Sale Finds:

At Bloomingdale’s Big Brown Bag Sale, there are tons of your favorite brands on sale + save an additional 20% off your purchase with the code BIGBAG at checkout. 


This post contains affiliate links, which means that I make a commission if a sale is made after clicking through a link. I value your trust and only recommend brands and products that I truly love. 


The best dress - ever. This Express off the shoulder dress is so cute, so comfortable, and perfect for a cute maternity outfit for summer! | cute summer outfit, Express blue dress, Sam Edelman metallic gold heels, Baublebar pinata tassel earrings, Ann Taylor straw tassel clutch, raffia clutch, Baublebar pineapple bracelet, best Memorial Day Weekend sales, sale finds, styled by Florida fashion blogger Ashley Brooke Nicholas, 2nd trimester pregnancy outfits, maternity fashion, maternity style

2 Comments

  1. Annette
    May 29, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    Congratulations on your new home Ashley. I hope you have many happy memories there!