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7 Beach Vacation Must-Haves

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As kids go back to school and with Labor Day weekend looming ahead of us, we’re left dreaming of one last beach vacation! Here’s our list of Mamanista Must-Haves for the Beach!   Crochet Cover-Up This crochet cover-up comes in multiple colors and no one would guess it costs under $20!   Comfy Post-Beach Maxi Dress This dress is everything you want after a long day on the beach. Cool and breezy and promises not to irritate all those spots…

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Friday Five

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Our weekly round-up of Mamanista musts: the things you’re going to want to see, read, buy and more. 1. Must-Read Girl, Wash Your Face. When a book pops up in your newsfeed over and over and makes #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list, a girl takes notice. I read so many “self-help” books following my divorce that I’ve intentionally avoided them. Let me be the firs to tell you that this book is different! Rachel Hollis is just…

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Prime Wardrobe: Espandrille Review

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Open Toe Espadrilles are a big trend this summer! They’re perfect for dressing up denim shorts and a tee on the weekends or paired with skinny pants and a blazer for the office. If you’re like me, shoes are really hard to fit. My feet have been tortured by years of running and it seems I need to try on about 100 pairs of shoes to find one that fits! Enter Amazon Prime Wardrobe to the rescue. I ordered multiple…

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Battle of the Boxes: Stitch Fix vs Trendsend

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It’s no secret that I love a good box subscription, especially when it involves having great clothes shipped straight to my door! Stitch Fix and Evereve Trendsend are two of my favs! Stitch Fix ships 5 separate pieces based on your style profile and a quick note to your stylist all for a $20 style fee. The fee gets applied to anything you purchase and you earn 25% off your order if you keep all five pieces. Trendsend does not…

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6 Mom-Friendly Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

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It seems like everyone is talking about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starting today but is it worth all the hype? I tend to be more of the Amazon Prime, Target and Old Navy kind of shopper but I admittedly love anything I’ve every bought from Nordstrom. Everything there just feels a bit more luxurious so I decided to find a few budget-friendly, mom life approved deals from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Here are a few of my favorite “treat yourself”…

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5 Ways to Style Your White Jeans

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White jeans are synonymous with summer! We all love them, but are often at a loss for just exactly how to wear them! White jeans offer a fresh, crisp, clean, summer-ready break from your old blue jeans routine and in today’s more casual work places, can even replace your favorite pair of black work pants. via GIPHY Below, we share five favorite ways to wear our beloved white jeans, plus a few of our favorite white jeans: Outfit #1: Classic…

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Weekly Finds: Red, White & Blue

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Whether you’re headed to the beach like me or down to the local park to catch the fireworks and take in all the festivities this 4th of July, the holiday is always a good excuse to break out the red, white and blue and spend time with family and friends. Check out our top picks to get your red, white and blue on this 4th of July!   Stars and Stripes Kimono Amazon, $17.99 w/ Prime Shipping Red Button Front…

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Summer Trends Under $100

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The dog days of summer bring longer days, slower schedules, sunshine, cocktails by the pool and family beach trips! Warmer temps mean more laid back styles and bright pops of color so you can be ready for anything a day at the office or a day at the pool with your kids brings!   We’ve scoured runway reports, fashion news and the racks at our favorite stores to bring you The Modern Mamanista’s Summer Must-Have List. To make the cut,…

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Brutally Honest Reviews: Cupshe Swimsuits

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Pools are open, the car is packed for the family beach trip and summer is officially upon is! The kids all have new swim suits, beach towels and flip flops but what about mom?! The hunt for that “it” suit that makes you feel like your pre-kid self but also provides coverage and eh-hem, lift where you need it is on! We’ve seen ads for Cupshe everywhere this season and have gotten lots of questions on whether those under $30…

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Laundry Room Makeover

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As my husband will tell you, I have a strange love for laundry. There’s something about hanging up clean clothes and knowing that my kids are ready for the week that feels satisfying! Now let me be clear, that love DOES NOT extend to ironing! That would just be plain crazy! Recently, we decided to finally redo the standard builder basic laundry room in our house. It was already plumbed for a utility sink and we had one wire shelf…

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