Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

How to Wear DIY: A summer dress for a springtime baby shower

Went to a baby shower this weekend! I've only been to one before and didn't really know what to expect, but the invitations were pale pink, and it's a baby girl, so... I figured it's be best to wear pastel colors and something girly, like a dress!

Turns out I don't have anything pale pink. Not really, anyway. I love pink, but have very little to wear in it; actually have a lot more pale blue things. I also found this pale yellow seersucker dress I made years ago. It's a perfect baby color, right?

To make it work for spring, I added my fave lightweight denim button-up and a wide belt. And--first time this year--open-toed shoes!!!
 Shirt: Target via Goodwill (similar/similar). Necklace and earrings: Forever 21
Sunglasses: ? Belt: Vintage. Shoes: Marshall's (similar). Dress: Homemade/DIY!

This weekend also marks the first day I got to wear shorts. Both gym shorts, and then denim ones. We had plenty of sunshine and 70 and 80 degree weather! Hoping for lots more before the rain comes back in June, like it often does.

Have you pulled out the open toes, shorts, or summer dresses yet!?


  1. This looks really cute. I love your hair in these pictures. :)

  2. Love this outfit! And your hair looks great....maybe a tutorial on that??? :)

  3. That's funny how you just realized you don't have much pink in your wardrobe. A few years ago, I was looking through my closet and realized I had mostly blue clothes and very little pink, so I made a point to find more pink things to add to my closet. But, just a few weeks ago, some friends and I decided to wear blue together, and I found that I didn't have many clothes in blue, though there was plenty of pink. That's not to say those are the only colors I wear, though. :P

  4. Really, a smart solve! I always forget I can do that with my dresses. Sometimes I hesitate because I worry about it feeling bulky, but that strapless number looks like it would be comfy underneath. Really cute! I hope the shower was fun. (;

  5. I love that outfit! Super cute! I really have my fingers crossed that the rain does not return... but 80s is too warm for me! I want a nice 60-70 like we have had lately!

  6. I love the outfit you put together! I totally need a shirt like that to wear over dresses. Also, I'm kind of amazed that has only been your second baby shower. I've probably been to like 30 by this point!

  7. This is really really cute! I love it with the denim shirt - perfect outfit choice :)

  8. can't go wrong when adding chambray to any outfit! too cute :)

  9. this is gorgeous! I love how you styled the dress with the denim shirt, I would never have thought of it but I am going to have to give it a try :D xxx

  10. I love how many times you've coordinated the chambray! Making me second guess not buying one now ;)

  11. This is really a gorgeous and a most beautiful dress that you had worn.I really like the fashion sense of yours especially in spring time .It's really great.
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