Summer Dreamin’ with Gibson

Happy hump day my friends. Yesterday my week took an unexpected fun turn, and I got to enjoy keeping one of the young mama’s little girls from bible study so she could go have a baby sister. We had the best time. I said I was a “Mimi”in training. I have a while to wait if all goes according to plan, but I will be beside myself when I get the news a little one is coming into our family.

Okay, so now let’s talk about summer dreamin’. Who’s ready for some sun and sand? Yes, I’m holding my hand up and bouncing up and down emphatically. The beach is my absolute happy place. I keep telling Kent we might need to get a place at the beach when we retire. You just know if you have a beach home, the kids will vacation with you. #illdowhateverittakes

When the Gibson x hi Sugarplum line came out a few weeks ago, I grabbed a couple of things to try, and share with y’all.

How cute is this dress? I knew when I saw it I wanted to try it. Maxi’s have never really gone out of style, but I feel like they haven’t been quite as in the forefront the past few years. Having said that, I’m also feeling like this year they are trying to make a resurgence.

I ordered this darling palm print and the solid black. Both are super cute and comfy. The material is a crepe material and I’ll be honest with you, I prefer a cotton knit in a maxi. I think the crepe gives it a dressier feel and I wouldn’t really have a great opportunity to wear it. If I was going on a big vacation or cruise, this would be absolutely perfect and going with me.

I ordered a small in both of these and should have gone with an x-small. I had a hair clip on the back to draw it up where it was way too big in the top. I love the empire waist on this dress. It’s a cut that is very flattering and the back is kind of a modified racer back.

I threw on my denim jacket just for grins to see how it would look and it would totally work, but how cute would this light pink denim jacket be?
P.S. My earrings are from Bauble Bar and some I wore the most last summer. I always got compliments on them. Good news!!! I found an identical pair on Amazon AND they also come in a bunch of other fun options.

The last thing I ordered was this pair of “paper bag” pants. They are adorable and I loved them, but…I’m finally resigning myself to accept they aren’t in the cards for me. They are just wrong for my body type. I am extremely short waisted and these pants looks best styled with a shirt tucked in.

I’m 5’3″ tall and these are a petite small. They fit perfectly, were soooo comfortable and cute and I soooo wish they worked on me. So, if you are longer waisted and/or taller, get them!

You can shop the entire Gibson x hi Sugarplum here or by clicking on the links below.



  1. Living on Cloud Nine
    February 20, 2019 / 6:58 am

    Ooooh so excited to see these pieces all on beautiful you! There is just something about a black summer dress with a Jean jacket and leopard, probably one of my favorite looks! Those pants are indeed incredible and you know I’m all about that palm print! I hope you have the most wonderful Wednesday my lovely dear!

    • February 21, 2019 / 10:29 pm

      Well thank you very much! I do think you need the palm dress for Grand Cayman! I’m so excited for your trip…I wish I was going too. ?XXOO

    • February 21, 2019 / 10:29 pm

      They are so easy, you are right about that…and comfy. XO

  2. February 20, 2019 / 7:52 am

    I live in maxis in the spring and summer and I love your fun palm print dress! Those paper bag pants are so cute on you!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • February 21, 2019 / 10:29 pm

      Me too Ruth. I am ready for some sun kissed skin! XO

  3. February 20, 2019 / 9:41 am

    The tropical print really brings you to life much more so than the black IMO, even though you didn’t ask-ha! I agree on doing whatever it takes to get the kids to come visit!

    • February 21, 2019 / 10:29 pm

      Thanks Kim! It’s such a fun print. YES, to whatever it takes. XOXO

  4. February 20, 2019 / 10:52 am

    Wearing dresses like these beauts will guarantee you a beach retirement home, how could Kent say no to more opportunities to see you in these dresses?!
    Hugs, Mary .

  5. February 20, 2019 / 11:38 am

    I love that palm print maxi. So pretty.
    x, Julie |

  6. February 20, 2019 / 1:10 pm

    I think we need to convince Wayne and Kent to take us back to Maui so that we could twin in our gorgeous maxi dresses! I just love that floral print on you! I wore a royal blue floral print maxi when we went to a luau and it was just perfect!

  7. February 20, 2019 / 7:44 pm

    I love how comfortable paperbag pants are, but I’m short waisted too and well, more of a rectangle shape so I don’t have much of a waist anyway so they aren’t super flattering on me. Sometimes I wear them anyway! I honestly think they look cute on you!

  8. February 20, 2019 / 5:57 pm

    Cute, cute dresses but I just never wear maxi length dresses. But, I have to tell you that I ordered that tiered tray off of Amazon after reading your post. I can hardly wait to get it and can’t believe I’ve been so late to the party. I’ll have to post about it once I get it.

    • February 21, 2019 / 10:29 pm

      Oooooo, Lea! I can’t wait to see your tray all dolled up. I know it will be darling! XO

  9. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    February 20, 2019 / 6:32 pm

    Ahh! I need to see if there is anything I want from that Gibson line left!! 🙂 I saw some cute summer pieces for our trip to Maui. You just look gorgeous in all of these. Just all of them! I especially love that palm dress!


    • February 21, 2019 / 10:29 pm

      I bet you can find something?. That dress would be so perfect for your Maui trip!!! XO

  10. February 20, 2019 / 7:44 pm

    I love how comfortable paperbag pants are, but I’m short waisted too and well, more of a rectangle shape so I don’t have much of a waist anyway so they aren’t super flattering on me. Sometimes I wear them anyway! I honestly think they look cute on you!

    • February 21, 2019 / 10:29 pm

      Me too Laura, I just wish I felt like the were more flattering on me. You’re such a sweetie!!! xo

  11. February 20, 2019 / 11:22 pm

    I am ready for Summer! Haha, first we have spring though. I love denim jackets on dresses!

  12. Kellyann
    February 21, 2019 / 4:38 am

    I am still waiting for my pants to arrive but based on your experience I think I know how things are gonna turn out! When will I accept the fact that this style is not going to work on me? Boy, I fall hook, line, and sinker every time I see them styled so cutely.

    • February 21, 2019 / 10:19 pm

      I.CAN.NOT believe your pants STILL haven’t come. That’s CRA-ZY! We need to be stretched so we can wear these cute pants!!! XO

  13. Holly Breton
    February 21, 2019 / 4:49 am

    That floral maxi is outstanding- you look dynamite in everything as always- what a collection- I snagged a couple of tops and I am in love 🙂

    • February 21, 2019 / 10:19 pm

      You are so sweet Holly. Thank you! I can’t wait to see you in the pieces you got. XO

  14. Mummabstylish Mummabstylish
    February 21, 2019 / 3:06 pm

    I love all your pieces, most of all that pretty summer dress. I’m envious of summer dressing, can’t wait! Thank you for joining me on #chicandstylish Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • February 21, 2019 / 10:09 pm

      Thanks Jacqui. I’ll tell you, when I took these pics I was freezing. It’s not been warm here lately. Come on summer!

  15. February 22, 2019 / 12:43 am

    It’s so upsetting when you fall in love with an item but it doesn’t work – I have it all the time. The dress is gorgeous on you – I love the bright colours. I love the idea of a beach home – how wonderful for the whole family! Have a wonderful weekend xx Maria

    • February 25, 2019 / 7:33 pm

      I know, Maria! When will I ever learn about those darn paper bag pants. LOL Happy Monday! XO

  16. Gina Daily
    February 22, 2019 / 6:55 am

    How fun that you got to babysit this week! I also agree with your thoughts on maxi dresses. They’re kind of like leopard print this year. They never went out per se, but they’re back IN strong right now. Both the dresses you showed look fab and I do love those pants too! Sorry you didn’t like them on yourself but you’re right they are adorable.
    Gina || On the Daily Express

    • February 25, 2019 / 7:33 pm

      She was the sweetest…I told her mama we’d keep her and the new baby if they want to go get a bite and a break sometime. Baby snuggles are the best. Thanks for the sweet comments. XO

  17. janice
    February 22, 2019 / 8:14 am

    The maxi’s look gorgeous on you! I am concerned about the quality of the Gibson Hi Sugarplum collection. The reviews are not good on many of the items. I ordered several pieces from the summer line last year and was disappointed in the quality and the fit. What is your opinion of this new line?

    • February 25, 2019 / 7:33 pm

      Thank you so much Janice! You are too kind. I have a feeling the quality of this line is much like that last one. I got one of the tops from Rack (super cheap) at the end of season and it felt a lot like these dresses. I think they’re cute, but I’d wait for them to go on sale? XO

  18. February 23, 2019 / 1:09 pm

    How cute are you, especially in that dress with pockets?! Also, I LOVE those pants! I think your legs look super long in them if you are only 5’3″!!

    • February 25, 2019 / 7:33 pm

      You know we gotta’ love pockets! Well if those pants make my pants looks super long, maybe I should wear them every day. Thanks precious girl! XO

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