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Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a beautiful floral dress from Nordstrom12

Summer is officially here, and I am ready to celebrate the beautiful warm weather. With the warm weather comes lots of outdoor events such as weddings, showers, reunions, vacations, and I’ve even been invited to a luau party.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a beautiful floral dress from Nordstrom23

I love wearing dresses all year long, but I am especially partial to them in summer. Dresses are a one-and-done item, so you only have to pick one piece of clothing and walk out the door. I was immediately drawn to this Floral Cotton Maxi Dress because of the gorgeous colors and print. The drawstring closure under the bust lets you adjust the dress to fit your body, and then the dress falls away from your body which is perfect for hiding the tummy area.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a beautiful floral dress from Nordstrom18

The 100% cotton material is cooling in the summer, and the maxi length means no one will be spooked by my white legs. Lol! The dress runs true to size, and I am wearing a medium which fits me great.

Here are a few summer dresses in different sleeve and hem lengths that I also liked. Plus, I added a couple of handbags and heels to finish the look.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a beautiful floral dress from Nordstrom9

This dress has a square neckline, so I added these Tasseled Statement Earrings topped with semiprecious stones. I’m wearing the gold teal mix here, but I also have the matching necklace in the gold blue mix. Because the earrings create such a statement, I kept the rest of my jewelry to a minimum. I added my dainty 18 Kt. Gold Vermeil Cross Necklace and Cuff Bracelet to the look; they complement the dress but don’t compete with the earrings.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a beautiful floral dress from Nordstrom1

I love wearing Platform Sandals with long dresses. These COACH sandals have a 1″ platform and a 3 1/2″ heel, so they kept my dress from dragging the ground. These sandals are gorgeous, and they fit great. The only issue I have with these sandals is that the footbed is lined with the same woven material. I would have to wear these a little longer to see if I get used to the woven material. I found several other sandals that would look just as cute, and I’ll link those below.

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a beautiful floral dress from Nordstrom6

Everything I’m wearing today can be purchased at Nordstrom, and with their free shipping and free returns, it is super convenient. I love trying on clothing in the privacy of my home, but I hate paying for shipping and returns. That is one reason I love shopping at Nordstrom; it never costs me anything to try new clothing styles. Nordstrom offers BOPUS (Buy Online Pick Up in Store) and contactless curbside pickup options.

Plus, be sure to sign up as a Nordy Club member. When you shop, you can start earning points toward Nordstrom Notes and get exclusive perks like members-only access to sales, offers, and events, including the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The preview for the Anniversary Sale starts tomorrow, and I will post more about that and my WISH LIST picks later in the week. Plus, there are some changes to the way the sale is happening, and I think that you will like those changes.

Nordstrom and ShopStyle Collective sponsored this post, and I will receive compensation, but the opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. You look beautiful! I too agree that that the layout of your newsletter is great. We’ll done.

  2. Beautiful dress and earrings. Makes me happy just to look at those colors. I have to say, I love your posts when you feature colorful outfits! Very uplifting!

  3. Looove the new look of your news letter!

  4. Ginger Hiller says:

    What a pretty dress and I love the statement earrings! I also love shopping online at Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack. I do wish that the shipping of returns to Nordstrom Rack was free, like it is with Nordstrom.

  5. Mary Ruth Harden says:

    Such gorgeous colors on the maxi dress. I wish it was tea length. But it is a lively dress. I’m short so feel shorter in long dresses even though they can cover a multitude of flaws.

  6. LOL…..when I saw the long dangle earrings it reminded me of a few weeks ago when my husband and I were out to dinner; and when leaving the restaurant we stop to say hi to a group we knew. I had on similar style earrings on and the Walmart distressed jeans (a very casual vibe restaurant in the summer at the beach). I got complements on my appearance from a younger person at the table. That was a great compliment because she is a stylish young mother herself and thanks to you for helping me look “cool” and still age appropriate for 60. Have a great day, you’re the best.