Keeping Cool: Summer Dresses and Candy Shop Milkshakes

Even if you never wear dresses during the rest of the year, come summertime there’s nothing better. The easy coolness of a summer dress is irresistible. Nothing to mix and match. No rules as to how long or short it can be. Look for lightweight fabrics that drape well and breathe. Color? Summer is full of it- take your pick. Pattern? Stripes, dots, flowers- anything goes as long as it’s relaxed, loose, and pretty. 

How about this fun ice-cream printed dress from ? My always stylish friend, Rachel, of sent it to me for my birthday and I love wearing it. 

I found the colorful tassle necklace at and the sandals are White Mountain Brand which I found at 

This Calvin Klein maxi-dress was both easy to wear and pack when I recently traveled to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I found it at for 70% off the retail price. The sandals are White Mountain Brand from and the hat is from

This is a tunic I wore back it February with jeans and a fur vest, over leggings, and even tucked into a skirt. I think it works well as a bathing suit cover up. It’s great if you are going to be at a pool or beach but also want to look nice as you are running errands around town. 

The tunic is from and the sandals are Guess brand from 

I wore it over this suit from The hat is from 

July 17,2016 is National Ice Cream Day ! 

Why not keep yourself and friends and family cool by hosting an ice-cream social? 

You can provide the ice-cream and blender and have guests bring their favorite toppings. 

Serve milkshakes that will make everyone smile! 

Here are two great Candy Shop Milkshakes ( Banana Split and Coconut Crispy ) that are easy to make and so delicious ! 

Banana Split Milkshake 

You will need :

5 maraschino cherries, divided 

1 cup vanilla ice cream 

1/2 cup milk 

1 banana, frozen and sliced into 1/4 inch thick slices, divided

1/4 cup colored sprinkles,divided 

1/4 cup salted peanuts 


1. Remove the stems from 4 cherries. In a blender, combine ice cream, milk, half the banana slices, 2 cherries, and 1/8 cup sprinkles. With the blender on medium low speed, blend mixture until thick and creamy, about 2 minutes. 

2. Pour half the ice-cream mixture into a tall glass; top with 2 more cherries, half the remaining banana slices and sprinkles and 1/8 cup peanuts.

3. Pour remaining ice-cream mixture into a glass. Garnish with remaining banana slices, sprinkle with peanuts; top with remaining cherry. Serve immediately.

Coconut Crispy Milkshake 

You will need:

1 chocolate-coconut candy bar

1 cup vanilla ice-cream

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup crisp cereal 

1/2 cup chocolate syrup 


1.Using a sharp knife, finely chop the candy bar. 

2. In a blender, combine half the chopped candy bar, ice cream, milk, 1/4 cup cereal, and 1/4 cup chocolate syrup. With the blender on medium low speed, blend mixture until thick and creamy, about 2 minutes. 

3. Pour half the ice-cream mixture into a tall glass; sprinkle with half the remaining candy and cereal. Pour the remaining mixture into the glass and garnish with remaining candy and cereal. Serve immediately. 

Here are some fun glasses I found at 

Add a colorful, fruity garnish to your frosty creations. Thread fresh fruit slices on a skewer and lay it across the top of each ice-cream treat. 

Another idea is to pour the mixture into a prepared pie crust, sprinkle with extra toppings, and then freeze. 

I love to use the mixture to make Popsicles this time of year. You can simply use Dixie cups and Popsicle sticks like this : 

However , there are so many fun Popsicle molds available now. I found these at

Hope you enjoyed this post ! Thank you so much for taking the time to check it out. I really appreciate your time and attention. 

Remember – 

And also: 

Happy National Ice Cream Day ! 

May it be both sweet and stylish for you ! 

Yours truly,




50 thoughts on “Keeping Cool: Summer Dresses and Candy Shop Milkshakes

  1. Soooo happy you’re u lol be the dress, doll! It looks fab on you, of course, just like I knew it would! Great post and thanks for the mention! Love you!!

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  2. Jennifer you’re amazing! I love all this ice cream and now I need some stat, or a milkshake. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Love that adorable ice cream dress too. The kids at school would love it (but they may try to eat their teacher hahahaha!)

    xo, Anna


  3. Cute dresses for sure. That ice cream dress is a lot of fun! I was just thinking the other day how cute Wal-Mart’s jewelry is now. Tassel necklaces are big, they are on my to-make list. I adore that blue bead tassel necklace from Stella and Dot but it is way too pricey. Oh how I love ice cream, I am definitely going to have to make one trip to Braum’s before this summer is over. I adore your pretty and fun posts!

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  4. What a show. So much goes into these things you produce. And some great ideas as to dif things to do with Ice Cream, terrific. The pie thing, and then taking that mish mosh and freezing it for a stick, I never came in contact with something like that. The photography is great work, good photographer.

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