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Top 10 Purchases of Summer

These are the best pieces and products I've purchased over the last couple of months that I've been wearing/using on repeat and highly recommend in terms of quality, fit, and style! Since becoming a mom I've really honed down what it is I value in products -- clothing especially -- and buy more intentionally than ever before. Most of what I buy now is meant to be versatile and easy to throw on in a hurry. By really examining the style and fit of clothing that I prefer (high waisted bottoms, semi-fitted on top) my shopping habits have really improved -- and I say that as a professional stylist!


Our tastes and bodies change all the time. It's good practice to reconnect with yourself at the beginning of every season to determine what styles you prefer, what fit you like best, which colors you wear most, and which pieces you need to add to or replace in your wardrobe to make it more cohesive and functional.


So let's get on to the fun stuff -- the clothes, shoes, and beauty products!


* -- Denotes item is currently on sale!

1 | Free People Off The Shoulder Top* (also available HERE*)

Such a cute and comfy top you can wear with anything from leggings to jeans to shorts. It runs true to size though you can size down if you want a little less of a loose fit. However, if you do size down, you'll lose some of the ability to wear if off of both shoulders at once. I got an XS but could wear the S, too.

Top // Jeans by Pistola from Nest Boutique

Top // Joggers (also come in gray, black, and royal blue)

2 | Caslon Camo Shorts (also found a blush pink version)

These shorts feel like pajamas you can wear in public, so comfy and lightweight! You can wear any neutral top, tee, or sweater with these and the camo print adds all the interest. I ordered the Medium Petite in these bc regular Small had sold out and they fit just fine, maybe even a little big and are not even close to being too short.

3 | J. Crew Slub Tees*

BEST tees ever! A slouchier fit, so more of a boyfriend look. Shorter length makes them perfect to tuck into mid-to-high rise bottoms. Light slub material so comfy. Runs TTS, I wear a Small. I own the light blue and the white tee; it's also available in gray, black, lavender, and marigold.

Tee // Shorts (TTS, if bt sizes order down) // Sandals (also available in black, dark gold, and ivory leather HERE)

4 | Steve Madden Greece Slide Sandals

Definitely the sandals of the summer, hands down! I found one retailer who still has all six colors in almost all sizes! (Be sure to click 'View More' next to the size boxes to see all available sizes.) I own these in the white and cognac tan and wear them ALL the time. They're dupes for the Hermes version ICYDK. Run TTS.

Tee (old LOFT) // Pants // Sandals

5 | Chanel Soleil de Tan Illuminator

This liquid bronzer/highlighter pulls double duty and gives you the best summer glow! I literally scraped every last drop out of my first bottle. It gives your skin such a healthy glow. The bronzer in it is subtle so you can wear it year-round for just a touch of color. For a quick everyday beauty routine I start with my foundation or CC cream, highlight with this Illuminator, and end with my Finishing Mist to lock in my makeup and moisturize my skin.

6 | Koji Shaved Ice Maker*

This shaved ice machine isn't just about sugary snow cones. You can literally shave anything you freeze, including frozen fruit! We love to freeze cubes of watermelon and shave it into watermelon snow -- it tastes sooo good like that! Shaved lemonade, Coca Cola, coffee, or any frozen treat are also delicious. Right now this machine is under $20!

7 | Sam Edelman Studded Sandals

Studded shoes seem to call my name and these sandals are so pretty in person. What's even better is they're slightly padded so they're incredibly comfortable to wear. They add a little more interest to everyday basics. Will wear these for years to come!

8 | Comfity Studded Sandals (compare to originals HERE)

Are y'all ready for the designer dupe of the century?? These studded block heel sandals cost around $50 compared to the $1100 originals. They arrived in a nice storage bag and are padded for comfort. They come in tons and tons of colors. I got the Nude in my usual size and they're perfect. Some colors come in a higher heel so be SURE to take notice of the heel height you're getting. I love how you can wear them year-round -- see my summer versus fall looks below!

Cami (old LOFT) // Jeans by AMO from blu29 Boutique // Sandals

Sweater // Cami (old J. Crew) // Belt // Jeans by AMO from blu29 Boutique // Sandals

9 | Free People Jordan Tee

Yet another piece I want to own in several colors. I love the baggy fit and the neckline that's just a little alluring without showing too much. Seriously you can wear this t-shirt just about every which way -- there's even enough material to tie a knot in the front or back. So many options!

Shirt // Belt // Shorts

10 | Kiehl's Hydro Plumping Serum


I got a sample of this with a larger beauty purchase and noticed my skin responded to it almost instantly! The texture of my skin became smoother really quickly and I just felt like my complexion had a healthier overall look. I've used several serums, all pretty pricy, and at half the cost of those designer serums this one works better I think. Highly recommend!

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