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Lately my summer wardrobe has consisted of shorts and a basic tee.  It’s my mom uniform for those hot and lazy days.  With the kids home most of the time, my creative brain turns to mush and I fall into an easy style routine.  So how can we step it up a notch and wear our simple duds multiple ways?

First order of business – have you updated your basic white tee with a fun slogan or print?  This is an excellent way to express your personality and possibly say something without actually talking to someone.

Now, how can you wear it?

1.  Bust out your favorite shorts.  If you don’t like your legs or despise shorts, wear with boyfriend jeans.  Glam it up with your favorite jewels and add color with shoes and/or accessories.  Remember, less is more.

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Jul 23

hello apparel

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I’m new to the Hello Apparel band wagon and a huge fan. If you haven’t heard of this cool Arizona-based company, they offer the cutest comfy, casual apparel for the whole family.

My kiddos and I are loving our new tanks and tees…

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photography by Amanda Pulley.

outfit details :: c/o HELLO APPAREL TANK // OLD NAVY CUT OFF SHORTS // TORY BURCH MILLER SANDALS // RAY BAN AVIATOR SUNGLASSES // STELLA & DOT STUD EARRINGS and NECKLACE

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Edit by Lauren | our #nsale shopping bags

By now it comes as no surprise that us Edit gals are quite possibly the BIGGEST fans ever of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

That said, we thought it would be fun to share what is actually in each of our shopping bags {and what will soon be in our closets}!

Edit by Lauren | our #nsale shopping bags

1.  Tory Burch “Eloise” Riding Boot :: Y’all.  Here is what happened: I checked the price, fell all over myself trying to get to my credit card, and then bought them as fast as possible.

Unfortunately, so did quite a few others, and they are now unavailable. Boo. If you’re on the hunt for boots, these and these are also perfection.

2.  Halogen Leather and Knit Mixed Media Top :: My absolute favorite purchase from the sale.  I will wear this with my boyfriend jeans, skinny jeans, colored denim, and possibly even while I sleep at night.

What?

3.  Hinge Hooded Leather Jacket :: This jacket takes a comfy hoodie and makes it classy.  Magical. Unfortunately, it is now only available in XXSmall.  This jacket is also fantastic!

4.  Paige Denim “Skyline” Jeans :: I big puffy heart these.  They are the perfect length, and the wash is just right.

5.  Caslon Drape Neck Zip Cardigan :: An Edit client actually emailed Lauren and me about this piece.  Clearly, it was my duty to get myself to Nordstrom and try it on.

Just for you, reader.  Just for you.

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1. Nike Training Shoe :: Let’s face it, we all run a little faster and workout a little harder when we are wearing cute shoes.

2.  Paige Denim Boyfriend Jean :: Boyfriend jeans are a wardrobe must have.  There are so many ways to wear a good pair of jeans, it’s a staple for any woman’s closet.

3. Quilted Leather Jacket :: Black leather can look a little harsh on some complexions.  I love this buttery camel color that looks great with neutrals as well as bold and bright hues.

4. Marc Jacobs Messenger Bag :: The perfect cross body that can go from day to night in a snap.  It’s a classic color and silhouette that will be stylish for many years.

5. Sam Edelman Ankle Cuff Heel ::  Every woman needs that pair of shoes in her closet that makes her feel like a rockstar.  These are it!  They are perfect with either jeans or your favorite LBD and come in 2 other colors.

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Edit by Lauren | my favorite pendant

I get SO many questions about the pendant necklace that I am seen wearing with nearly everything, the Kendra Scott Rayne Pendant Necklace, that I decided to devote an entire post to this obsession-worthy statement piece.

This was the very first peice of Kendra Scott I acquired. Tt has been a main-stay in my accessory collection for the past year and a half, and is hands-down, one of the most practical pieces of jewelry I think a gal can own.

Why, you ask?! This necklace lays perfectly with blouses, tees, tanks, dresses and rompers. It flatters the body by drawing the eye up and down, and balances out the blousiness of any loose fitting top or dress. On top of all that, it comes in a variety of a-mazing colored stones.

Here are a few of the ways I have worn my teal Rayne necklace {pictures taken from my recent Instagram posts} ::

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Edit by Lauren | #nsale workout wear

Edit by Lauren | #nsale workout wear

 

I’m pretty pumped about my new workout-wear purchases from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and just had to share!

If you are in need of new kicks, this is the time to buy them! These Nike’s are hands-down one of my favorite items on the entire sale. {They also come in a cute black/gray/white color scheme.}

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Nike ‘Free TR Connect 2′ Training Shoes, $72.90. {regularly $110}

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Jul 18

lemon drop

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Fruit-inspired prints are trending this season, and are so fun to wear! {Did you catch my recent post about my new-favorite pineapple printed dress?!}

Fruit-prints are perfect for wearing to an array of summer time outdoor activities, from picnics at the park to cookouts with friends to concerts and festivals.

This lemon-printed skort is just so cheerful and easy-to-wear. I am a sucker for anything citrus-yellow, so this skort had me at first sight.

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Edit by Lauren | j crew summer sale

J Crew is probably one of my favorite stores to shop for my entire family.  There are always great options for moms on the go and versatile pieces that can be worn in multiple seasons.

What’s even better is a summer sale with an extra 40-50% off sale prices!  You can get wearable pieces that will take you well into fall for a fraction of the original cost.Edit by Lauren | j crew summer sale

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Edit by Lauren | the summer bootie

Most of you who follow along regularly know the Edit girls LOVE a good ankle bootie. I am particuarly loving what I like to refer to as the “summer bootie,” which can also commonly be called the “caged sandal” :: a lighter, airier version of the ankle bootie that will transition seemlessly into Fall, while pairing perfectly now with skirts, dresses, cropped pants/jeans, rompers and even some shorts outfits!

Here are some caged sandals that I have been personally wearing and absolutely loving ::

The Dolce Vita ‘Shandy’ Cutout Sandal {currently on sale!} are incredibly light-weight and comfy, great for all day wear. The DV by Dolce Vita Rhoda Sandal is another similar option, also on a great sale, and pictured below.

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Dolce Vita Shandy Cutout Sandal, $119.90. {currently 33% off!}

I’m loving these Vince Camuto Fontanela Sandals for a sexy evening shoe. {They can pretty much be worn three seasons a year, too!} The Ivanka Trump Didia Cutout Caged Sandals are very similar, and currently on sale {pictured below}.

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Vince Camuto Fontanela Sandal, $138.85.

This pair of Olivia Caged Sandals by Loise et Cie is a perfect caged heel that can go day to night, and pairs with just about every type of outfit!

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Loise et Cie Olivia 2 Sandal,

And last but certainly not least, if you follow me on Instagram, you well know that I wear this pair of Caged Sandals by Dolca Vita all the time! These have been my most worn shoes this season, hands down. I cannot say enough good about them!

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DV by Dolce Vita Caged Sandal, $79.69. {currently 33% off}

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Jul 15

short story

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Printed shorts and basic white blouses…two of my favorite staples for summer.

This blouse is the perfect white top for summer. It’s soft and breezy, perfect for wearing with shorts and skinny pants, and for wearing into the Fall layered under a jacket or blazer.

And ya’ll know I love printed, patterned shorts! This pair from J.Crew are my new favorite, and they  just happen to be on an incredible sale right now! {Less than $25 through Wednesday, the 16th!}

Here’s what I wore…

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outfit details :: J.CREW COTTON PIQUE SHORTS {now on sale for $39.99 minus an additional 40% off!!} // ANTHROPOLOGIE TANK {another similar option here} // NOONDAY NECKLACE {similar here} // ELIZABETH & JAMES SUNGLASSES // DV BY DOLCE VITA CAGED SANDALS {on sale now}

Stylishly yours,

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Edit by Lauren | flip flop & fancy free

Oh, how I love to throw off my shoes and get barefoot during the summer! The next best thing is slipping on the perfect flip flop.

I am a little embarrassed to admit that my closet holds nearly all of the flipflops featured below. That said, here are my first hand recommendations on flip-flops that I adore rotating on a regular basis.

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1} SCOOP NYC SNAKE PRINT :: Every girl needs some sort of an animal print “flippy” in their collection. This one goes neutral with most outfits.

2} VALENTINO RUBBER ROCKSTUD :: I adore these embellished beauties that can easily be worn dressed up or down. And can you say comfy?!

3} KATE SPADE NEW YORK FIJI PRINTED :: Who doesn’t love a dainty bow? I just love the floral pattern on the soles as well.

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