School's almost out for summer and mama wants to celebrate making it through another year of drop-offs, playdates, after-school activities and homework! Here are my picks to reward yourself with a fun, chic updated summer look, from trendy chambray pants to a rosy, shimmery lip color and a quick-fix perfume rollerball that you can toss in your purse while on the go.
Every mom needs a pair of pants that can take her from the office to a date night, and even a playdate in the park with the kids! These versatile chambray tie-front wide leg pants can do it all.
If you tote your laptop around, you need a protective sleeve to keep kids' hands, crumbs and other dangers away from your precious cargo — but it doesn't have to be boring! This watercolor Moroccan print laptop sleeve is both fashionable and functional. The pink, green, blue and purple hues will make you smile each time you pull it from your bag.
In the daily grind, it's sometimes tough to remember all the great things in life you're thankful for. Try using a gratitude journal this summer to keep track of all the little moments. Whether it's the fact that your husband did the grocery shopping and made dinner, you got an hour to yourself for a hot shower or the kids drew you a picture, every little happiness counts!
These Kate Spade shades look like classic aviators but have a pretty, feminine detail in the form of a gold-rimmed pink bow on both sides.
A pair of nude espadrille wedge sandals have the perfect peep-toe to show off your pedicure and these shoes can be worn with everything all summer long.
Whether it's for a backyard picnic, a day at the beach, or an easy way to keep the kids' Legos confined to a manageable area while visiting grandma's house, this striped blanket can go anywhere with you in style. Toss it in the car for a last-minute adventure and see where you end up!
This muted mint green leather tote is sturdy, functional, classic and chic. And it comes in a few other colors, too.
A blush pink barely shimmery lipstick (shown here in CoverGirl's Decadent Peach shade) is the right hue to get you through the summer!
And even if you can't go to the beach, you can still smell like you've been there with this lightly scented Beachwalk rollerball perfume from Replica. Plus, it's the perfect size to fit in your makeup bag or toss in your purse so you can easily reapply the scent whenever you need a daydream about heading to the beach.