Laurel’s Summer Essentials

c’mon….weather, work with me here! Summer has officially begun and i can’t wait for the sun to return. It is my favorite time of year….i love the less structured routine, evenings on the patio, flipflops, swimsuit coverups, watching the kids do all sorts of crazy things in the backyard barefoot (ok, the only things i don’t like are: 1. when they come inside with their dirty feet and 2. when summer comes to a close). Seriously, i am doin the happy dance right now…like even though i’m typing i’m doing the duck face and the head bop..right this second!

Wanting to be sun ready? Here are my picks…both the splurge and steal pieces that i have my eye on:


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Cover Up: Lemlem

Body: Bobbi Brown Beach Body Oil

Swimsuit: Marysia Swim Honolulu Bikini

Sandals: Tory Burch

Sunnies: Oliver Peoples Polarized  

Tote: Tory Burch Ella Tote

Maxi Dress: Diane von Furstenberg


And like any other good girl with Mennonite blood running through her veins, there are some GREAT deals to be had even though summer is just getting underway….


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Cover Up: Old Navy 

Swimsuit: H&M Top  and Bottom

Floppy Hat: Target $14.99

Sunnies: Asos 

Sandals: Zara

Tote: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Maxi Dress: H & M