#ACSummerBash Link Up

Hey everyone! To celebrate the summer, I’ve been planning a ton of posts and events, all of which are for #ACSummerBash. Friday I posted about my giveaway with Sociable Apparel, which you MUST go check out if you want cute free shirts.

Today, I have a big link up, in which I asked bloggers a few questions about the summer. So many beautiful people got involved in this summer celebration, so make sure to check out all of their sites – I promise it’ll be worth it.

Tell me who you agree with in the comments, or answer the questions yourself!

  1. What about summer inspires you?
  2. What do you do with your extra time (whether it’s because you’re out of school, or the extended daylight hours)?
  3. What are your go-to outfits for warm weather?
  4. What’s your favorite thing to do during the hot summer months?

Annnnd as if there wasn’t enough already, check back at noon today (EST) for a cute summer must-haves post!

Courtney @ Courtney Fashionista

What about summer inspires you?
Summer always motivates me to get out and try new things.  The warm weather allows for ample outdoor activities and events.  I always tend to make a summer bucket list to ensure I take full advantage of all that the season has to offer.

What do you do with your extra time (whether it’s because you’re out of school, or the extended daylight hours)?
I work full-time but it is so much nicer to be greeted by the sun when leaving the office!  The extra Vitamin D gives me more energy and encourages me to be more active.  I”m a huge fan of going for a little jog after work at a local park.

What are your go-to outfits for warm weather?
A good maxi is essentially my summer uniform.  I have several that I wear repeatedly throughout the summer.  They’re super comfortable and versatile.  I can wear one from day to night and accessorize it in different ways to create new looks with each wear.

What’s your favorite thing to do during the hot summer months?
My absolute favorite thing to do in the summer is lay poolside.  If its not raining, there’s a 99% chance that I’m laying out at the pool with about 5 fashion magazines!

Meg @ The Audacious Queen

What about summer inspires you?
Everything is so much brighter in the summer time. I love how colorful and positive everything seems to be in the summertime. I feel so inspired by nice weather to go out and be more productive. When the sun is shining, so am I. Sorry that was super cheesy, but I definitely am more productive when the sun is out than when it is gloomy and overcast. The weather clearly affects my mood!

What do you do with your extra time (whether it’s because you’re out of school, or the extended daylight hours)?
I am such a busy person to begin with, that I definitely try to take advantage of the extra free time! This summer in particular, I’m spending a lot of time focusing on my blog. I really want to improve it and ramp up the quality of my blog, Instagram, and Twitter. I feel that summer is the best time to focus on this because of the time. I can test out a new style or theme and really focus in on working on it. This makes it easier for me to get into a routine when the school year starts, because I’ll know what my style is. With more daylight also leaves more time for me to do outside things. I’m a runner, so in the summertime I try to get in two runs a day because the daylight allows for it. It’s great.

What are your go-to outfits for warm weather?
I love sundresses. They’re definitely my go-to because they can be dressed up or down based on your accessories and shoes. They’re also so much easier to put on rather than putting on shorts and a shirt. I can just throw on a dress and I feel that I immediately look more put together. It takes less time to put on a sundress but it looks ten times better. They’re also so breezy, and great for the warm weather.

What’s your favorite thing to do during the hot summer months?
I love the heat. I prefer 100 degrees to 30 degrees, and I hate snow and cold and ugh. I take advantage of the sun as much as possible. If I can be, I’m outside. I’ll bring my work outside if I have to, I just want to soak up as much sun as possible and enjoy the outdoors. Besides running in the heat, just enjoying the summertime is one of my favorite things.

Jenny @ Breakfast at Lilly’s

What do you do with your extra time (whether it’s because you’re out of school, or the extended daylight hours)?
During the summer, I spend a lot more time outside soaking up the sun, reading, and focusing on my blog.

What are your go-to outfits for warm weather?
In the summer, my favorite outfits to throw on are dresses and a cute pair of sandals.

Jamie @ The Fashion Newcomer

What about summer inspires you?
Summer inspires me because it is so relaxing. No school, tests, no deadlines (well, besides my self-imposed blogging deadlines….) – it makes for a nice breather.

What do you do with your extra time (whether it’s because you’re out of school, or the extended daylight hours)?
With my extra time, I blog and spend time with my family (and, full disclosure, sleep – a lot!). I try to spend a lot of time outside, and I usually blog outside – I love my laptop for this. It combines nice weather with my favorite hobby.

What’s your favorite thing to do during the hot summer months?
Of course, however, my favorite thing to do over the summer is travel. There’s just something about the summer that gives me an itch to get up and go! There are so many places I want to visit and the summer is the perfect time to pick-up and head out to look at something new!

Dana @ Seersucker Sass

What about summer inspires you?
The extra hours of daylight!  Just having the sun shining makes me more productive.

What do you do with your extra time?
I live in a downtown area, so I love being able to take my dog for walks in the evening when the sun is starting to set.  It’s gorgeous and cooler than walking her right after work!

What are your go to outfits for warm weather?  
My legs are really pale, so I live in white jeans instead of shorts!  I also love dark silk blouses and Lilly Pulitzer maxi and shift dresses.

What’s your favorite thing to do during the hot summer months?  
I love to slather up with sunscreen and get outside!  Whether it’s just walking to the Farmer’s Market or going to the local nature conservatory, I love being outside after sitting in an air conditioned office all day.  I also love to take long weekends to travel during the summer!

Carrie @ Carrie on Blogs

What about summer inspires you?
The freedom of summer really inspires me. Everyone has so much time on their hands and can do whatever they want. It makes me feel like I can branch out and try new things. Trying new things makes me really excited, and that excited spirit only inspires me more!

What’s your favorite thing to do during the hot summer months?
My favorite place to go during the summer is hands down the beach. It is so carefree and casual! I just love everything about it!

Brooke @ The Pink Lyme

What’s your favorite thing to do during the hot summer months?
My favorite thing to do during the hot summer months is to indulge in a cool treat! Whether I’m grabbing an iced decaf caramel macchiato at Starbucks, or filling up a cup full of yogurty goodness at Froyo World, I always make sure to enjoy a little something special to sweeten up my day.

Hunter @ Prep on a Budget

What about summer inspires you?
Summer fashion is one aspect of summer that I find inspiring.  I feel like summer clothing is so gorgeous and I love all the dresses!

What do you do with your extra time (whether it’s because you’re out of school, or the extended daylight hours)?
I usually spend my extra time in the summer working at Anthro, blogging, or going out with Seth/Abbey.  I hardly can find time during the school year to hang out with everyone.

What are your go-to outfits for warm weather?
My go to outfits for the summer are usually dresses.  Dresses are my absolute favorite clothing items and in the summer I can wear them pretty much 24/7.

What’s your favorite thing to do during the hot summer months?
In Ohio, almost every month is hot during the summer, so there isn’t really something special I do.  If anything, I like to treat myself to nights out at the movies because I rarely ever go!

Scarlett @ The Trendy Chick

What about summer inspires you?
Summer is very inspiring to me because there is color everywhere! I can also spend countless hours outside where nature can inspire me.

What do you do with your extra time (whether it’s because you’re out of school, or the extended daylight hours)?
As a blogger, I spend a lot of extra time in the summer blogging! I also end up working out more in the summer since it is so nice outside I can plan tennis or go on a bike ride!

What are your go-to outfits for warm weather?
I’m going to be honest here and say that many days I end up wearing Nike shorts and a t-shirt if I am just babysitting or blogging. Gotta be comfy right?! But I also absolutely love wearing fun printed summer dress during hotter days when I’m going to dinner with friends or even just grabbing an ice cream!

What’s your favorite thing to do during the hot summer months?
My friends and I have this habit of going to either get smoothies or ice creams and sitting outside and chatting, Whether I’m just with one other person or a whole group it is always such a fun time and we always bond so much during that time. My one friend and I even have a “standing date” called Smoothie Tuesdays where we (almost always!) go and grab a smoothie from a local cafe and chat over it in the afternoon.

Bella @ They Were Fearless

What about summer inspires you?
The warm weather, for sure. It gives me an opportunity to go outside, swim, and exercise outside!

What do you do with your extra time?
As boring as it sounds, read. I’ve got loads of summer work for school but I can do it outside and by the pool and I’ve finished one already! I also love to make fashion sketches and draw disney characters as well! Oh, and watch Friends on Netflix

What are your go-to outfits for warm weather?
I have a few sun dresses and rompers from Forever 21 that I LOVE. I also tend to wear flowy tank tops with a simple pair of jean shorts. For shoes I usually wear flip flop, my star wars vans, or my white platform wedges from Forever 21.

What’s your favorite thing to do during the summer months?
I usually go to Disney in June, so I absolutely enjoy that (of course). And I just really love going in the pool with my little siblings. 🙂

Lexie @ They Were Fearless

What about summer inspires you?
The sunshine and the warm weather definitely inspire me the most! The sunshine being beautiful, bright, and happy influences my style greatly. I notice that the color of my clothing is much brighter, my makeup has a more bronzed and peachy look, and the colorful handbags and accessories that I carry/wear tend to make a statement. The warm weather inspires me to get outside and enjoy natures beauty. There is so much to do like taking hikes, going for walks and jogs, hula hooping, playing tennis or volleyball, chilling by the pool, tanning and surfing at the beach, and even eating a meal outside. It feels so good to soak up the sun and to just take a minute to admire how beautiful the earth is.

What do you do with your extra time?
Honestly in the summer is when I am the most busy! I work a ton during the summer not only to start saving for the future but to fulfill my shopping addiction of course 🙂 I make blogging a big priority of mine because I love it so much. When I have extra time I work even more on the pieces I am writing or I brainstorm new content and ideas for the blog. I love to read and cut out pictures in magazine to make inspiration boards because they are so much fun to create and I love looking at them! Spending time with my friends and family is also so important to me because bonds grow greater the more time spent together and with time becomes amazing memories created that will last a lifetime. I also enjoy painting my nails in my free time and they are 98% of the time either white or pink. The other 2% is when I found a color that either perfectly matches or goes with my outfit. I am currently obsessing over The Vampire Diaries so Netflix has for sure taken up a lot of my extra time 🙂

What are your go-to outfits for the summer?
I am dress obsessed! I love dresses for summer because they are so easy to just throw over your head and you instantly look like you have spent so much time putting yourself together… when in actuality it only took you a few seconds to get dressed. During the day I love a simple T’shirt dress that just hangs loose because nothing is tight to your body and they are so comfy! To dress that up I add a long pendant necklace and a cute pair of strappy sandals, some oversized sunnies, and a hat and you look amazing when really the outfit was actually super easy to put together. During the day I also love high waisted shorts or skirts with a loose, flowy tank or crop top…super trendy and adorable. My nighttime go-to outfit is a maxi dress because it is perfect to wear out to dinner or to a party or for a family or friend get together. For something more casual I love lighter washed distressed jeans with a black crop top and a white blazer or even just a simple tank top or tee. Jazz your jeans up with platform wedges and a statement necklace or some arm candy.

What is your favorite thing to do during the summer months?
Travel!! During the school year I have no time to take off, so the summer is the perfect opportunity for me to be able to visit new places. I am beyond excited to write about the places I am visiting and including everything from what I wore, to what I ate, to what I did! I also enjoy taking trips to the beach. To me, there is nothing more calming than laying down on my colorful beach towel, having the sun beat down on my back, having my eyes closed, toes in the sand, and listening to the waves crash on the shore.

Hillary @ Perfectly Petite Prep

What do you do with your extra time (whether it’s because you’re out of school, or the extended daylight hours)?
I tend to do a lot of reading and sketching (on the beach as often as possible!). Both are things I don’t have much time for at school so I try to binge on them in the summer.

What are your go-to outfits for warm weather?
One word-Color. Winter and fall and cold weather last forever in New England so in the summer I hide all the dark stuff and sweaters and basically live in Lilly Pulitzer and other colorful pieces.

Taylor @ Tailored in the South

What are your go-to outfits for warm weather?
I would definitely say for the summer my go-to outfits are MAXIS! There very breezy and a easy way to dress up an look “beachy”wether you’re at the beach or dreaming to be there. In general maxis are a very easy way to look and feel like summer all at the same time.

What’s your favorite thing to do during the hot summer months?
BEACH!!! Come on? Who doesn’t like to sit, relax, tan and listen to great music with good friends. It’s a summer MUST!

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