Flamingo Skirt +Tips for Summer Entertaining

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Skirt: Chicwish |Tee: Francesca’s |Heels: Steve Madden |Earings: Shopbop | Necklace: Etsy

*Big thanks to Lizzie Hickey for the photos!

As much as I love sparkle, I’m equally in love with entertaining! I’m a hostess at heart and love throwing parties and entertaining friends any chance I get. Some of my favorite summer nights are spent on the roof deck at my apartment with a bottle of rosé  {or 5} and my favorite people! In addition to my outfit photos, I thought it would be fun to show off my gorgeous guests and share my tips for entertaining in the summer!

Tips for Summer Entertaining:

  1. Prepare the night before: I make sure to hit the food & liquor store in advance to avoid the stress of running around like a crazy woman the day of my party. For food that doesn’t need to be refrigerated, such as crackers and chips, I place them in their appropriate tray or platter {still in the bag} so they are ready to go.
  2. Keep food simple: This is especially helpful in the summer when you’re entertaining outdoors- there’s nothing worse than food going bad from the heat!  Stick to the basics and everyone’s favorites such as chips & salsa, cheese & crackers, fruit and something sweet.
  3. A good playlist is crucial:Music sets the tone of any party and I’m obsessed with my Beats Pill. This bad boy is wireless so you can bring it anywhere and it’s really impressive how loud it gets for how little it is. I love using the Discover Weekly playlist on Spotify, but you can’t go wrong with most of their other playlists either! I also just found out that you can tweet at Spotify requesting they make you your own playlist- pretty cool!
  4. Invest in quality platters: Durable and easy to clean platters are a hostess’s dream! I’ve recently been picking up Mariposa platters anytime I see a shape I like- I’m loving the large pineapple and sailfish for summer!

Now onto this skirt! I first laid eyes on this flamingo print over the winter and had to have it. It’s been sitting in my closet for months just screaming for the opportunity to be worn and what better time than while hosting!? I love the 50’s feel of the A-line skirt with a really fun pattern 🙂

Do you have any summer entertaining tips!?

Thanks so much for stopping by!


.Tips for Summer Entertaining


  1. Laura says:

    Tess! Hope you are having a great week! Loved everything about this post, especially the skirt! I have a similar vintage skirt that used to be my moms that I love wearing in the summer! Always look forward to your posts 🙂

  2. Leigha says:

    Ohh my goodness, this is the cutest post! Seriously love your tee and that flamingo skirt is beyond amazing! I need it! Also, your deck location is so perfect! xo

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