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Top Three Summer Must Haves


It’s Thursday, which means we’re back with another fun summer style challenge! This time we’ve joined forces with Andrea of Momma in Flip Flops, Ellen of That Chic Mom, Carly of Thirty Something Fashion, Julie of Mom Fabulous, Audrey at MomGenerations, Jo-Lynne at Jo-Lynne Shane, Felicia of Go Grow Go, Victoria of The Mummy Chronicles and Maria of Very Busy Mama! These lovely ladies are joining us to share our top 3 summer must haves. So, away we go….


For me my number one summer must have has been, and will probably will always be the maxi. They’re the comfiest thing I own…and I own a slew of them for just that reason. Plus a maxi dress is so easy to style. All I have to do is throw on a cute pair of sandals and some sort of accessory and I’m ready to rock. Easy breezy! This Kohl’s number from last year is one of my favorites!

little black dress

The gladiator sandals trend has been around for a while and I’m not ready to let it go anytime soon! I picked up these Sam Edelman metallic glads last year and have been amazed at just how versatile they are. I can wear them with a little black dress just as easily as I can wear them with a tee and boyfriends. You can bet they’ll be getting a lot of wear this summer too!

lace, radiant orchid, spring to summer transitional look

And finally we have the statement top…This little lace CAbi beauty looks great with both jeans and shorts alike. And I can switch up the look further with the color shell I wear underneath it. I just might go the neon route soon for instance. How fun with neon be peeking through the lace?

So, what are you summer must haves lovelies? And don’t forget to check out our style challenge partners in crime to see what their favorite summer pieces are!

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  • Ellen ThatChicMom

    Great pieces all of them. I love my maxis and I adore Gladiator sandals too! I don’t feel like I have a great summer statement top right now, I need to get one!

    June 4, 2015 at 9:40 am Reply
  • Julie @MomFabulous

    I love that maxi dress! SO pretty. Great must-haves!

    June 4, 2015 at 9:49 am Reply
  • Kate

    Love your choices!

    June 4, 2015 at 10:19 am Reply
  • Ashley

    Great must-haves, doll! 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

    June 4, 2015 at 10:30 am Reply
  • jillian

    i LOVE that first maxi dress 🙂 xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    June 4, 2015 at 1:11 pm Reply
  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I want a maxi dress. They look so comfy.

    June 4, 2015 at 1:25 pm Reply
  • lisa

    Those are all really cute outfits! The maxi dress is my favorite of the 3 though.

    June 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm Reply
  • andrea

    I adore the statement top and need to break out my lace looking one still this year.
    Love gladiator sandals & of all your three the maxi dress is a huge one for me!!

    June 4, 2015 at 2:28 pm Reply
  • becca

    Loving the Maxi dress. It looks so comfy and light.

    June 4, 2015 at 3:30 pm Reply
  • Chastity

    Love the maxi – you look beautiful!

    June 4, 2015 at 5:04 pm Reply
  • Maria Jose @verybusymama

    MAXI DRESS and it’s all thanks to you — hand on heart! I never ever thought I could wear one, but you do it so well that I MADE the time to find the right one 🙂

    Where did you get the blue one?

    June 4, 2015 at 5:52 pm Reply
  • maria @ closetohome

    I really like the maxi dress. I need to get one.

    June 4, 2015 at 6:52 pm Reply
  • Jeanine

    You look amazing in everything! I don’t really have any must have a except my fave flip flops. They are a must for me!

    June 4, 2015 at 7:14 pm Reply
  • ourfamilyworld

    I love the black dress. it is so pretty

    June 4, 2015 at 8:07 pm Reply
  • Bri

    Maxi dresses are definitely a must have. I love how stylish & comfortable they are.

    June 4, 2015 at 8:10 pm Reply
  • Debbie Denny

    Great choices for summer. Love the maxi

    June 4, 2015 at 8:30 pm Reply
  • Courtney

    That maxi dress is perfection! I love that you can dress it up or down or throw it on over a swimsuit. Effortlessly gorgeous!

    June 4, 2015 at 9:20 pm Reply
  • Felicia

    These are all such choices! I have my eye on a few different gladiator sandals myself. I need to find the perfect pair!

    June 4, 2015 at 9:28 pm Reply
  • char

    Lovely pieces, especially love the black sandals!! Love maxi dresses, a must have for summer!

    June 4, 2015 at 9:43 pm Reply
  • Lyddiegal

    I’m all for the maxi – comfy, chic and so easy to throw on!
    Chic on the Cheap

    June 4, 2015 at 11:46 pm Reply
  • Lorane

    I like the Dress & the Necklace in the first picture. All the looks are great .. but that one stood out the most for me

    June 4, 2015 at 11:51 pm Reply
  • Lois Alter Mark

    Those are all beautiful pieces. I think the maxi dress is the look of the summer.

    June 4, 2015 at 11:59 pm Reply
  • Lisa Nolan

    Love the dresses, and the knit top is so pretty! I would wear them! Cute shoes, too!

    June 5, 2015 at 12:04 am Reply
  • Laura funk

    I love that lace top super duper cute. You and I have similar styles

    June 5, 2015 at 1:06 am Reply
  • Carol Bryant

    I am feeling the need to treat myself for working so much of late and that dress has my name all over it – ty

    June 5, 2015 at 1:41 am Reply
  • Rosey

    I like the lace top, it’s cute. And you’re right neon peeking out could be awesome!

    June 5, 2015 at 5:49 am Reply
  • Vicky

    I love the idea of neon peeping through that CABi top! What a great idea!

    June 5, 2015 at 6:20 am Reply
  • Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas

    Love the maxi…and that orchid bag! TO DIE. You ladies are always inspirational.

    June 5, 2015 at 8:37 am Reply
  • Design Chic

    The maxi is adorable and definitely my “go to” for summer – love it! Happy weekend!

    June 5, 2015 at 9:38 am Reply
  • Megan @ Nepa Mom

    I love the lace top! That is such a fun feminine look. It also dresses up a pair of jeans..which I love! 😀

    June 5, 2015 at 10:14 am Reply
  • Tonya C

    Oh yes! The maxi dress is my #1 must have item for summer. I live in these during the summer. They are so comfy and girlie.

    June 5, 2015 at 11:50 am Reply
  • Emerald

    That navy maxi dress is so flattering on you! Love!

    June 5, 2015 at 3:57 pm Reply
  • Carly

    I agree my beautiful momma! The maxi is a summer must have. Just splurged on a Nicole Miller one…figuring I will wear the hell out of it! #iwill

    You look beautiful in everything but especally that lace peplum!

    June 6, 2015 at 7:58 am Reply
  • Annie {Stowed Stuff}

    Really cute looks! I love the black dress!

    June 6, 2015 at 9:36 am Reply
  • Amy @ The American-Made Guide to Life

    I agree that a good maxi is a summer essential. I have yet to find one that I like and fits me well, however. Still looking…

    June 7, 2015 at 8:45 am Reply

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