Oh my heavens, friends, it’s officially summer. Although I work summer school in July, I treasure these two weeks between school getting out and summer school starting. I really packed my weekend full of fun things to do, but the icing on the cake was getting to tool around the city in a brand new 2017 Toyota Corolla XSE! They even sent me out to check out the Taste of Tacoma event last weekend so of course I’m bringing you a full report. But for now, let me show you the car, and the outfit I wore to beat the 90 degree heat!

I have really enjoyed getting to know the Toyota Corolla this week. It’s so fun to drive, incredibly comfortable, and pretty darn cute, too! I’m a sucker for a candy apple red and this shade, “Barcelona red”, definitely caught my eye. With leather seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel, and all of the latest technology including a 7″ high-resolution touchscreen display, the interior feels like a luxury cockpit. There’s also tons of legroom, adequate storage, and a spacious backseat and trunk compartment. The best part is the fantastic gas mileage it gets. At 31 MPG it could save you $1000 in fuel cost over five years compared to the average new car. For someone who commutes as much as I do, that sounds pretty wonderful.

Since I spent the bulk of my weekend outdoors, I got a pretty nasty sunburn on both legs, my left arm, and chest. Since I was heading out for an afternoon food festival on Sunday, the Taste of Tacoma event, I knew the best option was a maxi dress. It saved me from additional heat damage, while being cool and airy on a 90 degree summer day. Plus, since it’s made of a stretchy cotton blend fabric, a dress like this is perfect for a long car ride!

In my next post I’ll be sharing tons of photos of my day trip in the Toyota Corolla to Taste of Tacoma with two of my best girlfriends.

If you haven’t had the chance to test drive a the new 2017 Toyota Corolla XSE, don’t hesitate to make an afternoon of it. I promise you’ll have fun driving this cute and functional car. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below. I love hearing from you!

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Thank you so much for stopping by Lindsay Living!

xo, Lindsay

Outfit Details

maxi dress, Banana Republic, thrifted at Value Village | handbag, Rebecca Minkoff | sandals, Aldo via Nordstrom Rack | shades, DVF via Nordstrom Rack | watch, Apple Watch Series 1 in Rose Gold

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Full Disclosure: Toyota graciously provided me with the use of a 2017 Toyota Corolla XSE to use for the week in order to share my thoughts here on the blog. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Lindsay Living.