My Top 9 Summer Wardrobe Essentials

Summer is officially here in AZ...it's been 100 plus degree temps, for a few weeks now...ugh! Arizona, is heaven on earth, till summer hits...and then, I totally miss my days living in Los Angeles...ha!  I definitely need to book our summer vacations and quickly, to help get out of our little oven of a state...:) 

I wanted to share with you gals, my top summer essentials!! Summer is such an amazing season...as it always involves great trips, kids home from school, long nights with friends and family, warm weather, and just a host of fun memories to be made.  

I partnered up again with Nordstrom to share with you my fav picks.  It's no secret my love affair with them...They are so spot on with current trends and always ahead of the industry.  I love that they carry a variety of price points! I'll spend a ton of money on handbags, but with clothing, I like to be more price conscious, because I am always changing things up.  I also love to invest in pieces that I wear a variety of ways, dress up or down, and comfort has gotten to be more important then ever these days.

Below, I'm sharing my Top 9, Must Have Wardrobe Essentials, for Summer...Both Trendy and Basic. Enjoy Beauties!

1) The Jumpsuit/Romper

Obsessing over this trend!   It can either be sleek and chic, or fun and perky. Loving both these looks, and if you haven't tried one, you should definitely step out of your comfort zone on this one!  Such a fun look...and still..."one and done"...my favorite tagline for getting dressed!

Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom
Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom
Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom

JUMPSUIT (size Medium) | SUNNIES $14, THESE ARE ALSO MY FAV | HEELS | GUCCI BAG (I actually have the size medium, but it's sold out) | CHOKER (FAVORITE...BEEN WEARING IT EVERYDAY...AND THINK I WORE IT WITH EVERY LOOK, SO GOOD AND $45) | GOLD LAYERED NECKLACE SIMILAR

Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom
Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom
Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom

FLORAL JUMPSUIT (size medium) | WEDGES (TTS, UNDER $80, AND THE BEST EVER) | BAG SIMILAR AND SIMILAR | CHOKER

 

2) Bright and Fun Floral

Summer is the time to introduce lots of colors and prints...upgrade your neutrals, and add some color honey!  I find color such a mood lifter, so I try to add as much as I can. Obsessing over this wrap dress...love the print, love the layered flirty sleeves, and the happy color!  Plus, wrap dresses look fabulous on anyone! 

Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom
Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom
Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom

DRESS (size small) | WEDGES | GUCCI BAG | SUNNIES 

 

3) The Bralette

I've been layering her everywhere...under dresses, all my tanks, sweaters for winter, and v-neck tees.  Adds such a great layered look, and takes a basic up a notch, making it more unique and fun!  There are a ton of colors in this bralette...and rightfully so...its perfectly designed! I think I'm up to 5 now!...because sooo good!!

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Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom

BRALETTE (size medium, comes in 16 Colors!!!) (OUTFIT DETAILS LATER IN POST)

 

4) The Denim Skirt

Love her with everything!! You need a good denim skirt for summer!! So perfect for vaction too...layer over a kini for an easy beach to lunch look. This is probably my 6th or 7th one this year, and my new favorite, because of the button front and the flirty hemline!  

Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom
Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom

SKIRT (sized up one to a 29, so it sat lower | TANK (size small, AND LOVE THE SHOULDER TIE DETAIL) | GUCCI BELT (size 85) | WEDGES | SIMILAR BAG HERE, HERE AND HERE

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Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom

SKIRT (size up one, wearing size 29) | TIE FRONT TOP (wearing size small) | SNEAKERS (FAVS AND TTS) | GIVENCHY HANDBAG

 

5) OTS anything

Off the shoulder tops, dresses, anything...are super trending this year, again.  It's easy to wear, comfortable, and a little flirty.  Loving this dress, with one of my favorite prints...gingham! This dress is such a must have...Slimming, flirty, and fun, you can dress it down like I did here, or even with flats and a ponytail, or add heels and a cute clutch...super versatile this beauty!

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Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom

DRESS (wearing size 6)...ughh it just sold out...So I'm linking it HERE in the OTS Top and HERE in the Jumpsuit...Also other ideas are HERE , HERE, HERE, and HERE in gingham (I'll link more below as well) | BAG SIMILAR AND SIMILAR | WEDGES

 

6) Not Remotely Basic Denim Shorts

Denim shorts are nothing new...but finding the perfect pair are.  These are my absolute favorite of all that I tried and bought this year.  I also have them in the blue denim.  Love the distressing, love the pockets, love the fit (not to obscenely short), and the price tag...under $70!  Such an all around winner in the fit department...and my legs are far from my pre-baby days...and they still look good.  Plus, I'm obsessed with shorts and wedge sneakers like this...I love these sneakers so much I bought in two colors (you need these amazing kicks...favs!)

Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom
Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom
Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom

DENIM SHORTS (size down one, wearing size 27) | TEE (HOW PERFECT IS THIS SPORTY TEE...size small) | GUCCI BELT (size 85) | GIVENCHY BAG (BROOKLYN)...SERIOUSLY ONE OF MY FAVS...(I MIGHT HAVE JUST GOTTEN A SECOND COLOR)...if you are in the market for an edgy, but can hold it all(including my macbook pro) bag, SHE is the ONE!

 

7) The Everyday Dress

We all need that throw it on and run out to a million places kind of dress.  This guy is $55, and I own in black and grey as well.  I can't tell you how many times I've worn them already...so I got a third color :) Dress it up or down, layer with a denim jacket...Love this easy, everyday dress!!!

Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom
Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom

DRESS (size small, comes in 7 colors!!) | SUNNIES | BRALETTE | SNEAKERS | BAG SOLD OUT, INTRODUCING NEW AND SIMILAR SIMILAR and  SIMILAR

 

8) White Jeans

I love a good white jean...I've been obsessed with white jeans forever!!! They are classic, refreshing, and with the right stain stick, super easy to keep clean!  So summer perfect...and these jeans are my fav!  I own them in 5 colors, because the fit is amazing, I love the busted knee, and the stretch is phenomenal!!! Oh and the price...only $78!

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JEANS (sized up one in color white, wearing size 29) | SO OBSESSED WITH THIS STYLE TEE, BOUGHT IN A SECOND COLOR, BUT IN A V-NECK (size small) | SNEAKERS | BEST DIAPER BAG BACKPACK EVER!!! I own in ivory too, because so good!! Mommas with littles...buy this bag first!! Can't rave enough about the design, and the hands free aspect!!!

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JEANS | TANK (SERIOUSLY THE BEST DRESSY TANK...NOW IN 10 COLORS, (ALSO HAVE IN WHITE), SOFT LIGHTWEIGHT AND SOOO GOOD...size small | WEDGES | BAG SIMILAR HERE, HERE AND HERE

 

9) Long Maxi

We all need a few good flowy/dreamy maxi dresses in our life for summer...Dress them up, or keep them casual...such an easy way to look put together. 

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Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom

DRESS (size medium) MAJOR VACAY BEACH VIBES WITH THIS OPEN FRONT SLIT DRESS...HAS SHORTS BUILT IN UNDERNEATH | SANDALS (TTS...OBSESSED WITH THESE...BOUGHT 4 COLORS THIS YEAR...THESE, SAND, BLACK, AND LEOPARD...PICK YOURSELF UP A FEW PAIRS...AND WEAR THEM FOR YEARS TO COME) | BAG (SOLD OUT)  SIMILAR AND SIMILAR 

Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom
Liveloveblank.com Summer Essentials with Nordstrom

THIS DRESS...7 PRINTS AND 2 SOLIDS...$55...I CAN'T STOP RAVING ABOUT HER, SO I HAD TO INCLUDE HER IN THIS POST, BECAUSE YOU WILL WANT A FEW COLORS YOURSELF (size medium) | SANDALS (LOVE THESE BEAUTIES...SUPER FASHIONABLE AND COMFY) TTS

Hope you enjoyed this post, and if you have any questions...ask away below.  Cheers to the summer...and enjoying beauties!!

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post, and of course, all opinions are my own