Having grown up in the midwest, I have a special space in my heart for lake houses. As much as I love the beach (and I do!), the woodsy environment, deer, and serene lake for canoeing, kayaking, low-key boating and swims to the dock, just brings back happy summer memories. Lucky for me, my husband’s family has a place upstate on a lake that’s perfect for when you just want to chill and not run into anyone you know. But it’s also great for inviting friends up to entertain and family reunions, which means my usual attire when no one is around (I’ll save you from the specifics but let’s just say it’s not attractive) has to be slightly upgraded. Still, the beauty of the lake is the attire is as laid-back and effortless as the surrounding nature. Even sundresses and sandals that aren’t flip flops are too much. Pretty nice, huh?