Summer Must-Have Accessories

As a mom of three daughters, I often feel like I wear the same five outfits over and over again.  Let’s face it, I probably do.  I have a closet full of “special occasion” outfits, but those special occasions are few and far between.  On a day to day basis, I try to make an effort in my appearance, forcing myself to mix up my wardrobe a bit, since I know I won’t have time for much else.  I tend to rock the no makeup and wet hair look a lot, but at least I don’t look like I got dressed in the dark.

The best way to mix up any outfit is by the accessories, and these are some of my favorites!  The first, is a pretty wrap bracelet.  I can’t wear a lot of bracelets because I have small wrists, and they end up sliding off.  Wrap bracelets, like the one pictured below, are perfect for me.  I can decide how loose or tight I want it, based on how many times I wrap it around.  I can also wear it as a necklace, so double bonus there!  You can buy it Here.

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Multi-wrap bracelet by Chloe + Isabel.  $45

 

  I have tons of gorgeous shoes in my closet, most of them with a pretty high heel.  This isn’t really practical when I’m chasing after my toddler, or when I want to explore downtown Charleston, South Carolina.  For these days, I resort to some pretty sandals.  JustFab has some amazing ones, at amazing prices!  I personally love these sandals (pictured below) for their intricate bead work.  They also come in three different colors!  You can buy them Here.

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JustFab beaded Jeynissa sandals in black.  $44.95 (Member price: $29.95).

Some days, the only jewelry I can be found wearing is my wedding rings, and statement earrings.  That’s probably because my 10 month old has a bad habit of clutching onto my necklaces, and refusing to let go.  She doesn’t do this with my earrings (thankfully) but she loves my necklaces.  These drop earrings are pretty, and practical!  (See what I did there?)  I can wear them casually during the day, and keep them on for date night.  You can buy them Here.

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Parisian Belle Drop Earrings by Chloe + Isabel.  $32

When I am out with all the kids enjoying the day, I hate to have to carry anything I don’t have too.  That means I do everything I can to avoid a diaper bag!  Luckily, there are so many cute tote options out there.  Some of my favorites come from Charming Charlie, like this cute Chevron tote pictured below.  It comes in Coral pink or Sea foam blue, perfect summer colors!  It’s a great bag for fitting all my necessaries, and for packing some diapers and snacks for my little ones.  You can buy it Here.

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Beachy Keen Chevron Tote by Charming Charlie.  $25

Sunglasses!  I live in the South, I am sure I have mentioned that.  So that means sunshine, and a lot of it.  I am constantly in sunglasses, even when I take my dog out in the backyard.  Sunglasses are also the perfect fashion staple for the on-the-go mom who doesn’t have any makeup on.  It hides the dark circles, and protects my eyes!  Of course, once I go inside, they have to come off, but at least I can look fabulous driving around.  These cat eye sunglasses are from JustFab, and they are adorable!  You can buy them Here.

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Mill Cat Eye Sunglasses from JustFab. $10.95

On my no-makeup days, where I am running errands, rocking my wet hair and sunglasses, I like to add a pretty lip color.  It takes two seconds, and can change your whole look.  (Let’s be honest, the wrong lip color can also ruin your whole look).  I like to stay in the pink family, because it works best with my fair skin.  I love the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, and they have so many colors to choose from!  The color below is called Sydney, a pretty bright pink that makes me happy.  You can buy it Here.

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Soft Matte Lip Cream in Sydney, by Nyx. $5.99

Those are all some of my favorite accessories, for some great prices!  I try to keep all my finds budget-friendly, since I have a lot of other things coming out of the budget.  (Braces for my oldest are coming soon!)  Do you have any summer accessories you simply cannot live without?  Comment, and tell me whats on your must have list!

 You can also shop my cover photo, made at polyvore.com by clicking Here!

xoxo – Kat

 

 

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