One more reason I love the summertime (as if there weren't enough reasons already?): BBQs! I really think I could eat hot dogs and turkey burgers every night for dinner - I love them so much! Not to mention cole slaw and potato salad - yum!  My outfit for a BBQ is always laid back and relaxed - the epitome of summer time casual, if you will. As a denim lover, double denim is a favorite outfit of mine and today I transformed the look to make it work for an afternoon BBQ.

Comfort is key for BBQs since it's really all about the food & fun, so white denim shorts & a lightweight chambray top were perfect for the occasion. (On a really hot day, you might want to try a chambray tank!) Flat sandals are a must if you plan to be walking around in the grass. Sam Edelman makes the cutest & comfiest pairs of metallic sandals. To finish off the look, I stole my sister's striped tote bag. This is a great bag for carrying ALL of your daily essentials whether it be a work day, beach day or BBQ.  This bag is guaranteed to fit it all.

Top: Old Navy | Shorts: Forever 21 | Sandals: Sam Edelman (this year's version here) | Bag: Splendid (similar striped pattern)

What's your favorite part of BBQs?

Michelle Paige

Say hello to our guest host for this week's Start The Week Stylish linkup: Carey from Drew & Alice.   Carey is a fashion and beauty blogger who named her blog after her favorite literary characters Nancy Drew & Alice in Wonderland (how cool is that?!).  Be sure to stop by her blog this week and say hello!

Last week, we loved Johanna from 101 Things I Love & Adriele from Style Assisted's statement sunnies.