Summer is going to be here BEFORE WE KNOW IT. And I just can’t help but browse some of (okay, all of 😂) my favorite retailers for some new pieces. J.Crew Factory has been a go-to since my teaching days—for the style and quality, you won’t find better prices anywhere. This is what I have my eye on, plus even more at the bottom!

Gauze Dress / Striped Top / Scallop Tiered Dress / Woven Flats / Woven Crossbody / Scalloped Tank Top / Gingham Swimsuit / Baseball Hat / Striped Cardigan / Scalloped Active Dress / Scalloped Swimsuit / Striped Dress

Gauze Dress: Is this not the perfect throw-on-and-go dress?! Comfortable, effortless, comes in five colors, AND it has pockets. The reviews say to size down!

Striped Top: There are only a few ways to combat humid Chicago summers, and one of them is lightweight linen. 😉 This top is SO classic and the ruffles make it even prettier! By the way, it comes in two colors PLUS another print.

Scallop Tiered Dress: The first of many scalloped pieces in this roundup… CLEARLY, I have a type (it extends to home decor too)! The two-toned trim? TOO CUTE.

Woven Flats: I love these—don’t you love these?! The cane details make them look wayyyy more expensive than they actually are. They also come in gold and black, and I’m tempted to get ALL OF THEM.

Woven Crossbody: What moms would do without crossbodies, I just can’t even think about. They’re the best, and this one is perfect for upcoming summer travel.

Scalloped Tank Top: I told you there would be more scallops! 🤣 This tank top is only TWENTY DOLLARS and it just screams “Kelly”—it comes in two other colors, but obviously I like the navy best.

Gingham Swimsuit: Seersucker, gingham, blue and white… It’s what all my preppiest dreams are made of!

Baseball Hat: Oh, how I love baseball hats. They shield your face from the sun and, more importantly, shield your greasy hair from the gaze of others haha. The natural color is obviously the most versatile, but the Nantucket red is calling my name!

Striped Cardigan: Even when we’re heading somewhere warm, I like to pack a jacket or cardigan with me for when it cools down at night. The nautical navy and white stripes are preppy perfection.

Scalloped Active Dress: Between the scallops and the navy, this active dress is an automatic yes in my book. Apparently there isn’t a built-in bra, but there is built-in shorts!

Scalloped Swimsuit: The last of the scallops, I promise! How could I not include this?! It’s such a “Kelly” swimsuit.

Striped Dress: This is one of those dresses you’ll want to wear everywhere—to lunch, on vacation, to a kid’s birthday party, etc. It’s just so cute!!