Summer Style

Happy 4th, friends! This week I am escaping the suppressing desert heat and am heading to Scandinavia for two weeks with my family. I can’t wait to wear a jacket in Iceland, where it will be in the 40s and 50s! (YESSSSS!!!)


We haven’t done a style post around here for a while, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite latest finds! These are my best, most-asked-about purchases and I hope you find something to love as much as I do!


1. Chambray Jumper – I am a chambray junkie. Most days, you’ll find me in a Canadian tuxedo, or a chambray shift dress. This jumpsuit is SUPER flattering and has the sweetest button details on the front and back. I get compliments every time I wear it!

2. Straw Bag – I’m sure you’ve notice the circle purse trend and this one is a great size and it’s affordable enough to feel fine about carrying it only in the warmer months. I have the black one and I love that it’s a little more understated, but still playful.

3. T-shirt Ruffle Top – YOU NEED THIS TOP!!! It is lightweight but not sheer and super, insanely flattering. If you don’t believe me, read the reviews!

4. I haven’t worn this sweatshirt yet (bc 115 degrees!) but I bought it for our trip and I can’t wait to layer it with my favorite chambray shirt (see below) and my military jacket.

5. and  6. – I love New Balance vintage style tennies, but this 220 style is sooooo much better than the other pairs I’ve bought over the years. It’s a slimmer and somehow more comfortable fit. My feet don’t look clunky in these and they comfortable and cute enough to wear to long install days (or long museum days! yay!).

 7. – The cuuuuutest summer hat to wear with a simple black swim suit! (I included a few of my favorite affordable suits below!)

 8. – I love linen dresses in the summer! This one gets a lot of compliments. I put a few stitches in to bring up the neckline a little and it was a super easy at-home alteration to make this beautiful dress work better for me.

9Cropped wideleg pants and jeans are pretty universally flattering – I think even on shorter people, though especially on taller girls like me (I’m 5’7″). These were very likely inspired by the $400 Jessica Kamm pants everyone in the world is obsessed with. I love the black, but also really love the blue, white and the yellow!

 10. I have these sandals in every color and they have been sold out for a while now, but they’re getting restocked this week and Madewell is taking pre-orders! I love these so much, I’m thinking of buying replacement pairs for next summer.

11. I’ve been trying to wear hats more when I’m outside because I’ve been getting some pretty bad sun spots on my face the past few years. My dermatologist did a laser treatment on my face last year (or was it two years ago?) and it worked great, but they’re getting dark again this summer and I’m trying to avoid them getting worse. Cute hats like the straw one above and this simple and perfect ball cap have been lifesavers!

12. I got a million messages about this pink striped top when I wore it for the photo up top! It’s light and breezy and has the perfect sleeve length! I bought one in pink and one in blue stripe! LOVE!

13. I love wearing dresses in the summer! This black eyelet dress is summer perfection, especially with my simple Madewell sandals above!

14. This is my favorite chambray shirt! The double pocket versions are not so flattering on me, but the single pocket is just right!  This top looks great tucked in with skirts, and white, black or darker denim.

15 . This black and white check top is the perfect summer weight! It’s super thin so it doesn’t feel hot and the sleeves roll up perfectly! I have it in the blue and red plaid too and I’ll probably wear it for our 4th of July celebration with white cutoffs.

16These are the earrings I have been wearing practically non-stop for the last two or three months. I’m obsessed with the color, weight and simplicity of the brass hoop design. They are my favorite.


Yellow Swimsuit   //   Stripe Swimsuit   //  Blue Ruffle Swimsuit   //   Black Swimsuit

I hit the JACKPOT when I discovered this crazy affordable swim suit retailer! I love that they post reviews, so I can get the real scoop on how regular people (not models) look and feel in these $20-30 suits. These are the ones I have and love and they together cost less than the single suit I had been eyeing at Nordstrom. Score!

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1. Rosehip Oil – A lot of beauty and lifestyle bloggers have been singing the praises of Rosehip Oil lately, so I gave this large $15 bottle a try. I’ve been using it for about two months now and I think my skin has never looked better (and I’m only about a third of the way through the bottle – what a great value!).

Here’s my nightly routine – After I wash off my makeup, I exfoliate with a scrub by ZO I got at my dermatologist (though I really like this one too, and it’s much more affordable), then I apply the $20 Retinol serum I listed here below and once the serum has soaked in, I slather this Rosehip oil all over my face. I finish up with a small amount of the eye cream below and a healthy swipe of everyone’s favorite grapefruit lip mask! And that’s it. Only takes me about three minutes, but has made the hugest difference. The Rosehip oil has antibacterial properties, so I’ve noticed I’ve had almost no break outs this summer, which is usually when my combination skin struggles! Between the Rosehip oil and my new favorite highlighter, I feel like my skin is looking younger and dewier than it has in years.

2. Brow Plumper – I had my eyebrows microbladed two years ago and its pretty much worn off by now. I discovered this super inexpensive tinted brow gel at CVS a few months ago when I noticed my brows were starting to fade and I’ve been hooked ever since – so much so that I don’t think I’ll go back for another round of microblading. (PS I splurged on Glossier’s Boy Brow a while back – and this one is SO much better and cheaper!)

3. Eye Cream – We’re all about high-low mixing here at Juniper, because we know some products are absolutely worth their weight in gold. I bought this $60 cream after Kayti raved about it in her stories, and I’m a converted believer now too! Yes, it’s pricey, and yes, the jar is on the small side, but I’m pretty sure this little jar will last me a year, if not more. The tiiiiiiiniest little swipe of your finger goes so far with this amazing, buttery smooth product! Every day I feel like my tired eyes are looking less tired! And my eye makeup is not creasing in the same way it used to after a long day, which feels like the true test, right?

4. Retinol Serum – See #1 above for my nightly face wash routine! This $20 product rivals the waaaaaaay more expensive Retinol creams I’ve bought at my derm.


Santal Candle – Every single candle in this collection (that’s all on clearance right now!) smells divine! I’m stocking up for the studio and to have on hand for quick hostess gifts!

“The Keto Reset Diet” Book – Ahhhh, Keto. SO MUCH TO SAY HERE. I think I may need to do an entire blog post about my experience with Keto. The short version is I did Keto earlier this year and lost 15 pounds in four weeks. I went on spring break and off Keto and have been able to keep the weight off since, all while eating normal. The honest truth is I have tried almost every diet on the planet the last ten years, trying to drop the 25 pounds that creeped up on me while having my babies. I’m getting ready to start another month round to hopefully lose those last 10 pounds. I read this book before starting my first Keto journey and I can’t recommend it enough if you and your doctor feel like Keto might be a good fit for you. (Also these ketosis test strips helped me stay on track!). Have you tried the Keto diet? Would you like to see a more in-depth post from me about my experience and tips?

Camera Strap – This is a pretty random board in our round up here, isn’t it? :) We’re swinging wildly from Keto to camera straps, but I got this $12 strap on Amazon and I LOVE IT! I couldn’t not share in case you’ve been going strapless like I have for years.

Ray Ban Aviators – These are the sunnies that all of you message me about when I wear them in my stories! They are the perfect update to classic Rayban Aviators. Sort of like if Aviators and Wayfarers had a baby? They’re my favorite, for sure.


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40 thoughts on “Summer Style

  1. Would love an in depth Keto post!! I LOVE this blog post on your style so much keep them coming, you have such a great wardrobe!

  2. Okay, I am buying 1/3 of this post– so much great stuff and I would love a Keto post too!

  3. Those dresses and bathing suits are amazing Jenny. Thanks for the sources.
    We are currently experiencing a heat wave in Ontario, I’m sure it’s nothing compared to a summer in Arizona.
    Have a wonderful holiday!

  4. I would love a Keto post! I’ve been wanting to try it, but I don’t want to give up all the delicious summer fruits!

  5. I love this post-my biggest whoa moment was that you are 5’7 all these years I thought you were around 5’2 like me! Thanks for the all of the links and yes to a keto post.

  6. I love this post. So much! The items listed are practically priced and are relavent. Thank you so much!

  7. I always love your style buy guides. I forwarded the gift guide you did around christmas to my husband and told him he can’t go wrong! We are experimenting with a spending freeze right now to see how little we can spend this month and I told him this guide coming out will be my ultimate test! I would love a Keto post as well, you’re the second blogger this week to rave about it. I’m scared I would miss the fruit and be too tired to chase after my toddler but reeeeaalllly need a reset/lose this baby weight.

  8. I just heard a podcast with Mark Sisson last weekend and have been looking into his Keto Reser this week, so your post is well-timed! I would love to hear more about your experience.

  9. Keto tips please! I put the book on hold at the library, thanks for the recommendation. This 55-yr-old has a very sluggish metabolism and needs to do SOMETHING to lose pounds.

  10. Hi there! Can you share the source for the pants you are wearing in the top photo? Thank you!

  11. Yes to a keto post!!! Would love to know all the details… did you follow a meal plan, did you count carbs, did you fast, etc. My husband and I want to do this but there is just an overwhelming amount of info out the so I would love to hear a first hand account!!

  12. The minute I read this post I got out of my pajamas and went to my local library to snag the Keto book you recommended. Please tell us more!!

  13. That black eyelet dress… YES! I just let go of a chambray shirt dress at Costco the other day and i’m regretting it ever since… when will I learn?! JUST BUY IT!

  14. I always look forward to these kinds
    Of posts from you! Love your style so much from home to beauty to fashion. I’m super impressed by your Keto results I just bought the book you recommended. Would love to read an I depth post about your experience. Thanks!

  15. Wonderful to hear you mention Mark Sisson’s new book. I all my dealings with him, I found a genuinely kind intelligent person who shares. I don’t want to say that’s rare, but it is notable. Good luck with all of that!

  16. Thank you so much for this! You have the all time best eye for style, whenever you post something clothing/accessories related I feel like you’ve saved me hours of shopping time. Keep it coming!!!! More of this please! :)

  17. Love all of this! Thanks for sharing. You have such fabulous style. Also, I think your eye cream is $42 on Amazon. Would love to hear more about your experience with keto.

  18. Love this round -up and so many thoughts! First off I’ve followed you for years and love hearing about some of your go-tos in fashion and beauty. Have you tried anything in K-Beauty? I’m so behind with trends and just started looking into this trend. Also, thank you for the brow gel recommendation, I’ll definitely try it as I don’t love brow liner.

    Finally, would love to hear your thoughts on Keto in depth, now that I’m in my forties and have had my babies my body has changed and I can’t keep up. I have a friend that swears by Keto so I’ve thought about trying it but- have you found that the kids eat the same meals when you stick to the diet?

  19. I love all of your picks! I also would love to see a keto post. I started in May and have lost about 12 pounds and was wondering about weight gain if I take a break. Have you ever tried doing it on the weekdays but not be as strict on the weekends? I’d also love to hear what you eat for breakfast! I’m sick of eggs and bacon! Thank you!

  20. I must say all the summer style options are really cool and impressive. I would love to go for these options and I’ll definitely recommend my wife also to try this out.

  21. I’m sure someone has told you, but Iceland isn’t Scandinavia, it’s part of the Nordic countries.

  22. Yes, please! I would love to hear about keto from a beginner’s perspective. I know you would explain it in a format that makes sense for the reader. Please share your insight with us! :)

  23. I like all your choices! I would also like to see a post keto. . Have you ever tried to do it on weekdays, but not be so strict on the weekends? I would also like to hear what you eat for breakfast! I’m sick of eggs and bacon! Thank you!

  24. I would LOVE a keto post! I checked out Keto Reset at the library because of your recommendation and many other folks I’d heard had success with low carb/keto especially for losing stubborn baby weight. I’m on my 4 day and already feeling better and leaner and more in control of my eating.

    I’d love for your post to talk about how you feed your family and yourself without making separate meals all the time (assuming the whole family didn’t do low carb). I cooked a homemade pizza for my fam last night and had the same toppings on … zucchini slices. Someone give me a medal because that took soooo much willpower.

    Same for how you maintain the weight loss after when you’re not doing keto all the time. Do you do 80/20 and indulge a little on the weekends? I can’t wait to hear!

  25. I cherish this post. To such an extent! The things recorded are for all intents and purposes valued and are applicable. Much thanks to you to such an extent!

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