Top 3 Must Haves for Summer

Every summer I have a few items that are on my top 3 must-have for summer list. In the last few years I noticed a pattern. While trends may come and go, there are a few particular items I find I am always gravitating towards. I may buy an upgrade or replenish a worn item but these three staples are my ‘Top 3 Summer Must-Haves‘.

Top 3 Must Haves for Summer


J. Crew Striped Shirt (metallic version)/ Ted Baker Distressed Denim Shorts (similar)/Butter London in Cotton Buds/Ray Ban Classic Aviators/Nars ‘Dragon Girl’ Lip Pencil/Maurices ‘Dory’ Metallic Gladiator Sandal (similar)

The addition of white nail polish is new.  It’s a hot trend this summer that feels really fresh. I tested it out last date night and adored the look enough to keep it going another week. I was given the Nars lip pencil as a Sephora “It’s Your Birthday” gift and it goes on so slick without a high shine that it is like satin. They call it velvet matte, I call it awesome.  I love it!  I think you can add your own style with the sunglasses and sandals but to me this look combination of a striped shirt, denim shorts with sunnies and sandals never goes out of style.

WANT MORE SUMMER MUST HAVES? (Yeah, I bet you do!)

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Kristin at BonBonRoseGirls  Andrea of Momma in Flip Flops  Ellen of That Chic Mom  Carly of Thirty Something Fashion Julie of Mom Fabulous Audrey at MomGenerations Jo-Lynne at Jo-Lynne Shane of Felicia of Go Grow Go Victoria of The Mummy Chronicles, Maria Very Busy Mama


  1. says

    Cute picks!! I have not tried white nail polish I worry it will remind me of the girls who put white out on their nails in high school LOL. I trust your taste though so I will pick some up and give it a try!

    • Victoria says

      Ellen, I thought the same thing at first! But I like ones that are a bit sheer or have a very slight tint of beige to counteract that. Urban Jungle by essie is another good one.

  2. says

    I’ve never tried putting white nail polish for the whole nail. It would be a cool look, though. It has the added plus of going well with whatever color of clothes that you happen to be wearing. I need to get a white and black shirt like this, though. It’s really cute.

  3. says

    amen! I am STILL on the search for the perfect jeanshorts…I sell a ton of them…but they are either TOO short or TOO frumpy…I need something in between! gah!!!! #iwillfindthem