Summer Must-Haves

I just got back from vacation and now I need a vacation from vacation! ;) But, seriously there is nothing better than sleeping in your own bed! I had a great time relaxing and making memories with my family! I hope you all make some time this summer to spend with your family and make some great memories.

In the secular world, obviously their summer must-haves are going to be vastly different than my summer must-have list. No high-waisted booty shorts, bikinis, or revealing tank tops on this list. (Sorry!) :) My list is just going to cover some basic, great summer pieces!

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Top: TJmaxx
Skirt: JCPenney
Necklace & Bracelet: Rocksbox (use my code: modernmodestyxoxo to get a free month)
Wedges: Ross

1. Lightweight Summer Tops: These light blouses are great for dressy or casual outfits. I found all of mine from TJMaxx for under $12.99 each. They are GREAT additions to your summer wardrobe. I especially love the bright, summery colors! You can check your local TJMaxx or here are some similar options.

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2. White Skirt: I don't know about you, but there are few things more "summery" than white to me! I wear this skirt at least once every 2 weeks. Any bright or pastel color looks fabulous with a white skirt! Here is my exact skirt for $17.99 from JCPenney, or a similar style for $4.99!

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3. Wedges: Since I have to carry around a 30-lb. child all the time, I tend to shy away from heels nowadays. But, I LOVE wedges. They are SO much more comfortable and easier to walk in than heels. I got these pair at Ross, so check your local Ross!

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4. Jewels: I know you know I love my statement necklaces, that's why I love getting new ones every time I get my Rocksbox in the mail. I just got my Mom hooked on it, she loves jewelry just like I do, so it's perfect for us. If you want to try out your first month for free, use my promo code: modernmodestyxoxo. I know you will love it, as much as I do! Both pieces I'm wearing in my pictures are Rocksbox pieces!

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5. Pedicures: There is nothing like getting a pedicure! Save up $25 and go treat yourself this summer! No one wants to see your toes if they are all nasty and chipped! I love my recent pedicure my husband got me!

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6. Family: Summer is a great time to get closer as a family, make memories, and just love each other! Make fun plans for your family! Not all fun is expensive, go to the park, put out a sprinkler and let your kids run through it, or have a water balloon fight! (Have you seen this new invention that allows you to fill tons of water balloons in 60 seconds!! Awesome!)

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I hope you all have wonderful summers! I am enjoying spending time with my handsome boys!
Love you ladies, God Bless ♥

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  1. I like your must-haves! Pretty flat sandals would be on my list too! I love white skirts and have several of them!


  2. Thanks for sharing Lauren! Wedges are great. By the way, that is such a cute pedi. :)

  3. Great list! I need to add a few of those to mine. ;) I also love your pink shirt, it's so bright and beautiful! :)

  4. I have tried several white skirts on and just can"t make myself buy one. All I can think about is the dirt and other things that will find my skirt! !

    Your son is so cute! ! 30 pounds,wow , mine were still under 20 pounds at that age.

  5. Another great place for cheap but quality jewelry is Charming Charlie! I have found that their rotating selections have allowed me to really explore different accessory styles and figure out what works for me

  6. Hi Lauren! I like your idea of a white skirt for summer but do you not find them sheer at all? Or hard to keep clean? I used to have white pants and they seemed to be forever attracting dirt!


  7. That is a lovely outfit you put together! I love the color of your top!

  8. You've got an awesome list. I especially love the jewelry! :)
    Unique Geek


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