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6 Summer Wardrobe Essentials

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6 Summer Wardrobe Essentials

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Alright guys, summer is almost here! The days are longer and warmer and I thought it would be the perfect time to show you what my 6 summer wardrobe essentials are this year.

We live in Central California, which means it gets HOT here in the summer. Sure, I occasionally wish we lived at the beach where it never goes above 70 degrees, but our central location is affordable and a quick 2 hour drive to anything and everything, so I’m quite happy where we are! Plus, the warm weather gives me the opportunity to wear these summer staples. Here are the summer must-haves that you NEED in your wardrobe this year!

  • Ruffles

I for one could not be happier with this trend. Ruffles are one of the most feminine and pretty styles out there for women. And I’m currently obsessed. The dress I am wearing in the pic below shows two of my must haves. Ruffles AND florals.

  • Florals

I know that some people are afraid of florals because they assume they’ll look like a curtain from their Grandma’s house, but florals are just so gorgeous! Especially on this dress I recently picked up. Doesn’t it just feel so romantic? I feel absolutely gorgeous in this dress. A lot of dresses just make me feel uncomfortable. But this is flowy and just makes me want to dance!

  • Peep-Toe Sandals!

Just want to say a huge thank you to whomever invented these cute, adorable, functional sandal booties that can be worn pretty much year round. (At least where I live they can!) They’re sandals, they’re booties, they’re too stinking adorable that’s what they are!

  • Brightly Colored Handbag

One of the must haves in summer is a brightly colored bag. It is the perfect accessory for any outfit and brings out your confidence. So even if you have a more subdued outfit, your bag can bring that baby to life!

  • Bralette

We all know bralettes are all the rage this year. But some people just don’t really know how to style them. Well for the younger gals, they are wearing their bralettes as shirts. I will NOT be telling you that’s how to wear a bralette 😆 Not this 30 year old mom of 3! I try to keep things modest okay?

For my bralettes, I wear them under tanks. So you can still see tiny parts of it, the beautiful parts that are supposed to be seen, and you’re not showing it off like you’re naked with a bra. No one wants that!

The choker bralettes can be especially tricky when it comes to styling. I like to wear this one with high neck shirts, you can’t wear bralettes like this with a v neck or a round neck. You just can’t. It will look super dumb. With this particular one, I opted for a tank that has a high neck and a little more open sides so you can see the bralette a tiny bit.. In a very modest way!

Can you see the top of the bralette? It is such a cool effect! It’s a cute “V” and I’m in love..

Yep, I included a laundry boost in my must have summer wardrobe list! Throughout the summer, I will be wearing these staples a LOT and one of the most important additions I can add to this list is Purex® Crystals. I use these religiously and refuse to do my laundry without them. I’m totally serious. The laundry piles up because I haven’t had a chance to go to the store to get more.

In the hot months, we all sweat a lot okay, let’s be real. And our laundry can end up smelling not so fresh. With Purex® Crystals I can be confident in my wardrobe and know that the fresh scent will last 12 weeks! Purex has come out with a new & improved formula that now keeps the freshness lasting 12 weeks. I am beyond excited to say the least!

I recently went to my local Walmart to get some of the new formula and here’s what scents I picked up! (They’re available at all retailers).

I purchased the Purex® Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze, which gives my wardrobe that crisp scent of fresh mountain air, and the Purex® Crystals Lavender Blossom, which smells like a full bouquet of invigorating lavender blossoms! They brighten my day and I am taken away by the wonderful aroma!!

They have a total of 10 awesome scents to choose from including Classic, Botanical, and Aromatherapy scents. So you are sure to find whatever aroma floats your boat. Purex® Crystals provide a great scent at a great price! They were really easy to find in the laundry aisle at my Walmart, oh and they’re also on rollback, what what!!

Okay guys, so there you have it. My list of summer wardrobe essentials. What’s on your list? Have you tried Purex® CrystalsIf your answer is no, get up and go get some NOW! Then leave a comment here telling me what your favorite scent is. I’m a little obsessed with them. Can you tell?  😆


  1. Hello Jolleen, you are looking so adorable in these outfits. I specially love those sandals very much. It is complimenting your outfit beautifully. Thanks for sharing such a lovely blog.

  2. i loved your collections and i am too fond of bright colored bags

  3. you chose some great summer pieces to wear during the warm waether.
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  4. Florals are so pretty during the spring and summer. I love long maxi dresses with florals.

  5. Those shoes and the dress are calling my name. Nice options fpr this warm weather. Having a nice pair of shorts is also helpful =)

  6. The showing off of shoulders seem to be the look that is everywhere this summer. I love the look and will be looking for some as soon as I get a chance
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  7. This was a great reminder that I seriously need to update my summer wardrobe. I live in South Florida, so I basically wear tank tops and running shorts year-round. This mama needs a new style! Thanks for the tips. #client
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  8. I love using the Purex Crystals in my gym clothes which recommend not using fabric softener. The crystal keep my clotes smelling fresher longer.

  9. What a cute dress… and the shoes are to die for! I really love the style of the shoes… fashionable and they give your feet that sexy look… they even look comfortable… love… love… love! I really need a pair of those
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  10. Neely Moldovan

    I dont think I have bought a regular bra since I discovered bralettes. So comfy, so cute! Also all the ruffle things!

  11. Yes, these six items are certainly summer essentials for your wardrobe. I need to go shopping, my summer selection is like non existent. Boo!

  12. These are great choices for the summer! Incorporating colorful bralettes into more outfits could be fun. The Purex crystals should be very handy!

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