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Summer Jewelry Trends 2021: 5 Amazing Styles You Need to See Now

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Summer Jewelry Trends 2021 – Hello, summer! We’ve definitely missed you. We’re ready for the warmer weather, the longer days and the plenty of time that we can spend with friends and family alike. It’s time to shake off the rain from spring and the cold from winter and step into a bright and sunny season ahead full of adventure and happy memories.

With the changing of the season often comes a quick wardrobe refresh. After all, you want everything you’re wearing to be weather-appropriate and on-trend for the season, right? But one aspect of our wardrobes that often gets overlooked in the process of updating and refreshing is our jewelry collections. The perfect finishing touches to any look, the jewelry that we wear can easily make or break an outfit and should always be considered when swapping items out for a new season.

Ready to amp up your accessories for summer and beyond? Here are five amazing styles to consider now. Happy shopping!

SUMMER JEWELRY TREND #1 – RETRO PEARL ACCENTS

First up on our list of trending jewelry styles for 2021 is the retro pearl accent trend. Perfect for dressing up any look, this style involves adding a subtle or statement-making pearl or faux-pearl accent to any of your favorite timeless pieces. Whether it’s a pair of hoop earrings with a small pearl at the center or a long pendant necklace adorned with shimmering faux pearls, this trend is easy to add to any collection for a timeless and elegant feel.

Here are some great retro pearl accent jewelry pieces for you to shop now.

FOR THE CLASSIC MOM

The Ralph Lauren Simulated Pearl Bezel Stud Earrings

FOR THE EDGY MOM

The Area Stars 14K Gold Plated Open Clip Freshwater Pearl Drop Earrings

FOR THE GLAM MOM

 The Vince Camuto Crystal Stone Earrings with Freshwater Pearls

SUMMER JEWELRY TREND #2 – THE CHUNKY CHAIN

Once one of our favorite pieces back in the day, the chunky chain is back and better than ever for summer 2021. This bold style is perfect for adding a glamorous feel to any look and can be worn in a variety of ways, from necklaces to bracelets to rings and more. While some chunky chain pieces follow the more traditional chain look, others may be adorned with sparkling diamonds or gemstones.

Here are some bold chunky chain pieces for your shopping pleasure.

FOR THE CLASSIC MOM

The Aeropostale Chunky Chain Choker

FOR THE EDGY MOM

The Cara Accessories Mixed Chain Chunky Collar Necklace

FOR THE GLAM MOM

The Full Tilt Layered Chunky Chain Necklace

SUMMER JEWELRY TREND #3 – STACKED BANGLES

Get your bangles ready – they’re back again for summer 2021! One of our favorite trends of 2020, this style is still on-trend and effortlessly glamorous, easy to add to any look. Whether it’s wearing a variety of mixed metal bangles, slipping on a stack of bracelets with a similar aesthetic or wearing a cuff that gives the illusion of multiple bangles, there is really no wrong way to layer on your bangles.

Here are some gorgeous, stacked bangle styles to take a look at now.

FOR THE CLASSIC MOM

The Cost Plus World Market Gold Textured Bangles

FOR THE EDGY MOM

The Emerson & Oliver Coil Stretch Bangles

FOR THE GLAM MOM

The Kenneth Jay Lane Mixed Bangle Bracelets

SUMMER JEWELRY TREND #4 – LONG PENDANT NECKLACES

Boho moms, this one is for you! Whether you’re a true lover of a playful bohemian aesthetic or just interested in jumping on the latest trends, this style is made for you. Easy to wear and easy to style, long pendant necklaces are the perfect effortless trend to add to any collection. Simply slip one on with any of your go-to summer outfits and you’re ready for anything.

Here are some amazing long pendant necklace styles for your consideration.

FOR THE CLASSIC MOM

The Kendra Scott Fern Pendant Necklace

FOR THE EDGY MOM

The Marc Jacobs Medallion Pendant Necklace

FOR THE GLAM MOM

The Bloomingdale’s Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace

SUMMER JEWELRY TREND #5 – DIAMOND DROP EARRINGS

This must-have trend is perfect for any mom who loves her sparkle. A favorite of the 90’s and early 2000’s, diamond drop earrings are back in a big way this summer season. This new take on a timeless trend involves a mix of different styles, ranging from thin classic drop earrings to bold oversized designs.

Here are some of our favorite diamond drop earrings for you to check out now.

FOR THE CLASSIC MOM

The Nadri Tessa Simulated Diamond Drop Earring

FOR THE EDGY MOM

The Express Crackle Metal Diamond Drop Earrings

FOR THE GLAM MOM

The Express Rhinestone Multi-Row Diamond Drop Earrings

 

Swimsuits for 2021: 5 Styles to Add to Your Cart Now

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Swimsuits for 2021 – Spring is finally here, and you know what that means – summer is just around the corner! As the temperatures start to rise and the days start to grow longer, it’s time to start thinking about one of our favorite parts of summer: the beach and the pool. It’s such an amazing feeling to have the sun on your skin and be able to slip in and out of the water with the kids as you please! We simply cannot wait.

Whether you’re lounging on the sand or sitting poolside, you need the right swimsuit to look and feel your best. Between the chasing and keeping an eye on the kids, battling the heat and trying to find the time to take a quick dip in the water, there’s a lot to consider when purchasing a swimsuit for this season and beyond. You want to feel supported but still look amazing and on-trend, too, in the meantime.

But if you’re like us and totally stuck on where to get started on finding the perfect swimsuit or two to add to your collection, never fear. We’ve rounded up 5 of our favorite and most flattering styles to add to your closet ASAP. Happy shopping!

SWIMSUIT STYLE #1 – THE RETRO-INSPIRED SWIMSUIT

We’ll start things off with one of the most flattering and easy-to-wear trending swimsuit styles – the retro-inspired piece. This type of swimsuit may look a little daunting to some, but they are designed to flatter the feminine form, accenting curves and hiding areas that you may not want to show. In fact, many retro-inspired styles also offer a high level of support to them, too, for a more comfortable wear, such as underwire bra cups or extra padding on the straps.

Here are some amazing and flattering retro-inspired swimsuits to shop ASAP.

THE ONE-PIECE

The Tummy Control Retro One-Piece Swim Dress

THE TANKINI

The Land’s End Women’s Plus Square Neck Tankini Top

THE TWO-PIECE

The Social Angel Women’s Plus Monica Tie Swimsuit

SWIMSUIT STYLE #2 – THE GRAPHIC PRINT SWIMSUIT

Our next trending swimsuit style to discuss is the graphic print swimsuit. One of our go-to styles in the 80’s and 90’s, this vibrant style is back in a big way for summer 2021. Luckily, it’s also one of the easiest trending swimsuit styles to implement into your summertime pool or beachside rotation! Simply pick your favorite swimsuit style in a bold, eye-popping pattern and you’re ready to take on this trend in style.

Here are some of our favorite statement-making graphic print swimsuits for you to give a try.

THE ONE-PIECE

The AE X NAITO Swimsuit

THE TANKINI

The Kona Sol Women’s Scoop Neck Adjustable Tankini Top

THE TWO-PIECE

The La Blanca Archistripe Banded Tie Back Bikini

SWIMSUIT STYLE #3 – THE CUTOUT SWIMSUIT

Next up on our list of must-have trending swimsuit styles for summer 2021 is the cutout swimsuit. A favorite of years past, this style involves skin-baring fabric cutouts in various locations for an edgy and flirtatious feel. These cutouts can appear in a variety of places within the swimsuit, including at the neckline, the hip and the straps. This stylish option is a great way to show a little skin while still staying covered up and fully supported.

Here are some of our favorite cutout style swimsuits to add to your closet.

THE ONE-PIECE

The Rachel Roy Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit

THE TANKINI

The Croft & Barrow High-Neck Cutout Floral Tankini Top

THE TWO-PIECE

The Chantelle Vibrant Adjustable Bikini Top

SWIMSUIT STYLE #4 – THE ASYMMETRICAL SWIMSUIT

New on the scene in the world of trending summer swimsuits is the idea of the asymmetrical suit. An edgier, more modern take on the keyhole or cutout style, this type of swimsuit incorporates an off-center aesthetic, with bold details such as single straps, one-sided cutouts and pops of patterns. Asymmetrical swimsuits are super flattering by design, drawing attention to particular areas of the body while drawing it away from others.

Here are some of our favorite asymmetrical pieces for your consideration.

THE ONE-PIECE

The Bar Lii Cabo Wabo Asymmetric Banded One-Piece Swimsuit

THE TANKINI

The Plus Loopy Tankini Top

THE TWO-PIECE

The Summersault Side Stroke Bikini

SWIMSUIT STYLE #5 – THE ANIMAL PRINT SWIMSUIT

Leopard and zebra print lovers rejoice – animal print swimsuits are totally back and in a big way this season. From the classic neutral colored animal prints to the bold colorful options, there’s no wrong way to wear this trend in 2021. Break out your go-to leopard print bikini, slip on a zebra-print kaftan or swap everything out for a totally brand-new option. No matter how you wear it, animal print is taking the summer by storm.

Here are some of our favorite animal print swimsuits to get you inspired.

THE ONE-PIECE

The Belize Yara Tie-Front Leopard-Print Swimsuit

THE TANKINI

The Island Escape Animal Kingdom Scorpio Printed Underwire Tankini

THE TWO-PIECE

The Madewell Second Wave Retro High-Waisted Bikini in Animal Attraction

What to Wear in April: 15 Outfit Ideas Perfect for Any Weather

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What to Wear in April – Hey there – it’s finally April! Can you believe we’ve already made it through the first quarter of the year? It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating the New Year and looking forward to what it may bring. What an amazing year it’s been so far.

But with April finally here, it’s officially spring! The weather is changing (hello, rain!), the days are getting longer, and the flowers are in full bloom. This season is one of new beginnings and change, with the world opening up and becoming green around us and the brighter summer months coming quickly on the horizon. It’s time to embrace the changing season and switch up what we’re wearing to match the mood and the wildly changing weather.

If you’re feeling a little stuck on where to get started on your new April wardrobe, we’re here to help. We’ve gathered 15 of our favorite spring-inspired outfits that are perfect for any type of weather. Happy shopping!

THE FLIRTY & FLORAL OUTFIT

Celebrate the gorgeous budding blooms of spring with a cute Floral Wrap Dress, a pair of Simple Flats and some sleek Minimalist Jewelry. Grab a Chic Jacket just in case the weather changes.

THE RUNNING ERRANDS IN THE RAIN OUTFIT

Heading out to hit the shops and in need of an all-weather look? Slip on a pair of High-Waist Jeggings, add a Simple Sweater and slip on a Waterproof Jacket and you’re ready for anything.

THE PARENT-TEACHER MEETING OUTFIT

Got an upcoming Zoom or in-person meeting with the teachers? Keep it comfy and cute with a simple Maxi Dress, a pair of Ankle Boots and your favorite Layered Necklaces. Don’t forget an All-Weather Jacket, just in case.

THE WORK FROM HOME OUTFIT

Lucky enough to spend a day working from home? Stay comfortable while looking totally professional with a Lightweight Blazer, a pair of High-Waisted Trousers and some Chunky Loafers.

THE DAY AT THE PARK OUTFIT

Taking the kids to the park and need the perfect outfit? Slip on a pair of Cropped Denim Jeans, add a Flowy Top and throw on your favorite pair of Simple Sneakers. Grab a Denim Jacket in case it starts to get breezy and you’re ready to go!

THE COOL GRAPHIC FLORAL OUTFIT

Love spring flowers but hate wearing them? Switch it up with a bold Floral Graphic Top, a pair of Simple Joggers and a Denim Jacket for an unexpected and edgy springtime look.

THE DARING DATE NIGHT OUTFIT

Heading out on the town for a night with your SO? Put your best foot forward with a Flattering Wrap Dress, add a pair of Strappy Heels with Matching Jewelry and don’t forget your Favorite Handbag!

THE SPRING-CLEANING OUTFIT

Is it time to dust off the cobwebs and get Marie Kondo-ing? Slip on a pair of Comfy Leggings, add an Oversized Tee and some Simple Running Sneakers. Add a Headband if you need one and you’re ready to spread joy!

THE PRETTY IN PASTELS OUTFIT

In love with the seasonal pastel trend? Add it to your look with a pair of Simple White Trousers, a chic Pastel Top and a pair of clean Ankle Boots. Add some Minimalist Jewelry and you’re totally set.

THE RAINY-DAY ADVENTURING OUTFIT

In love with the rain and planning on spending a day outside with the kids enjoying it? Put on your go-to High-Waist Leggings, slip on your Favorite Rainboots and add a cute Patterned Raincoat and you’re ready to play the day away.

THE WORKOUT WARRIOR OUTFIT

Taking the time to work on yourself? Get prepped for any workout that comes your way with a pair of Cropped Workout Leggings, a simple flowing Workout Tee and a Supportive Sports Bra. Don’t forget your Favorite Sneakers!

THE 90’S THROWBACK OUTFIT

Still living for the 90’s (we get it – us, too)? Keep this style going forever with a pair of Wide Leg Denim Jeans, a cute Fitted T-Shirt topped with a Simple Cami and some throwback Platform Sneakers.

THE GIRL’S NIGHT OUT OUTFIT

Get ready for a much-needed fun night out with the girls by slipping on a Cute Wrap Dress, adding your favorite Layered Necklace and a pair of Sturdy Ankle Boots. Add some Statement Earrings and you’re ready for anything.

THE HOLIDAY GATHERING OUTFIT

Celebrating the spring season and one of its many holidays with friends and family? Slip on a simple T-Shirt Dress in a fun spring pattern, add a Cute Necklace and slip on your favorite All-Weather Jacket.

THE EASTER EGG DYEING OUTFIT

Getting ready to dye some Easter eggs with the kids? Stay away from ruining your favorite clothes and slip on a pair of comfy Black Leggings, add a Simple T-Shirt and a pair of easy to wear Slip-On Slides.

Shop the Look Celebrity Edition: Hilary Duff

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Shop the Look Celebrity Edition – If you’re a child of the 90’s or early 2000’s, chances are you are already in love with one of our favorite celebrity moms – Hilary Duff. Probably best known for her breakout role in Lizzie McGuire, Hilary has definitely made a name for herself in the entertainment world in her 20+ year career. From television star to musician to silver screen actress to model, Hilary is truly a jack of all trades!

In addition to her amazing entertainment career, Hilary is also active in philanthropic activities, acting as a member of the organization Kids with a Cause and fighting for animal rights in multiple endeavors. Additionally, she’s a loving mother to three gorgeous children, one boy and two girls, raising them alongside her husband, Matthew Koma. Hilary can truly do it all!

If you’re like us and head over heels for Hilary Duff and her iconic style, we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite recent outfits of hers and how to style them to feed your Hilary obsession. Happy shopping!

THE TO DIE FOR TIE-DYE DRESS LOOK

This super cute outfit is definitely giving us all of the summer vibes! We love the long length of this piece paired with the bold tie-dye print. Plus, we love the combination with simple sneakers and a bold contrasting bag – it’s to die for!

GET THE LOOK

Steal this look with the perfect fitted Tie-Dye Dress, a pair of Comfy Sneakers and a contrasting Oversized Bag. Add some Simple Jewelry and you’re totally set.

THE CASUAL COOL MOM OUTFIT

Can we talk about how badly we want to live in this amazing kicked back outfit? We love the combination of a simple oversized sweatshirt paired with high-waisted jeans and some cute oversized sunnies.

GET THE LOOK

Become the ultimate casual-cool mom with a pair of High-Waisted Jeans, a simple Cozy Sweatshirt, a cute Crossbody Bag and a pair of bold Oversized Sunglasses.

THE ALL WRAPPED UP OUTFIT

When it comes to kicked-back outfits that we can wear anywhere, this is definitely on our list. We love the combination of a matching sweater top and skirt, especially when you add those super comfy slides to the equation. We need all of this in our closets ASAP.

GET THE LOOK

Steal this look for your closet by finding a cute Knit Maxi Skirt, adding a coordinating Cardigan Sweater and slipping on a pair of Comfy Slides. Add some Minimalist Jewelry and you’re ready for anything.

THE CUTE AND COMFY ERRANDS OUTFIT

Who would’ve thought that pairing a button-up shirt and bike shorts could look so cool? We’re ready to rock this outfit for our next everyday outing, especially those comfy looking slides and super cute clear shades!

GET THE LOOK

Grab this look for any of your errand-running adventures with an oversized Button-Up Shirt Dress, a pair of comfortable Bike Shorts, your go-to Fuzzy Slides and a pair of cool Clear Sunglasses.

THE GIRL NEXT DOOR BUT BETTER OUTFIT

If there’s one thing that Hilary does well with her outfits, it’s definitely channeling the cute girl next door vibe. This look captures that perfectly but with a modern edge thanks to the chunky boots and bold leopard print. We’ll definitely be rocking this outfit ASAP.

GET THE LOOK

Make this cool girl next door look all your own with the perfect simple White Tee, a bold Leopard Print Skirt, a pair of Chunky Ankle Boots and some cute Hoop Earrings.

THE MAXXED OUT MOMMY LOOK

One of our favorite and most versatile mom-approved pieces is definitely the maxi dress. We love Hilary’s take on this must-have style, especially the addition of those super cool layered necklaces and chunky statement earrings. Yes, please, and thank you.

GET THE LOOK

Get this fun and summery look by slipping on a gorgeous Printed Maxi Dress, adding a pair of Comfy Slides and layering on some Minimalist Necklaces. Add a pair of Chunky Earrings and you’re ready to go!

THE CUTE AND COZY MOM ON-THE-GO LOOK

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 22: Hilary Duff is seen on January 22, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Jose Perez/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

We cannot even begin to describe how badly we want to wear this outfit day in and day out – it looks so chic yet so comfortable! We love the idea of pairing a super chunky oversized sweater with slim fit jeans and a pair of cozy (almost) slippers. We need to add this to our collections ASAP.

GET THE LOOK

Snuggle up in this super cozy look with a great pair of Fitted Denim Jeans, a comfortable Turtleneck Sweater and a chunky Oversized Cardigan. Don’t forget your Cozy Slip-Ons!

All-Natural Ways to Fight Your Family’s Springtime Allergies

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Sneezing, runny noses, itchy eyes, and throats — it’s all an unwelcome sign that spring is here. As sure as birds chirping and flowers blooming, allergies go hand in hand with springtime, and they can impact every member of your family.

But don’t feel like you’re beholden to over-the-counter allergy medications that can make you drowsy or that come with other undesirable side effects. You can fight your family’s springtime allergies the all-natural way.

Here are 8 options to try before you reach for the Benadryl.

1. Avoidance

The very first thing you can do to fight your family’s seasonal allergies? Avoid the things that are causing the allergic reaction in the first place.

Since pollen is often the source of springtime allergies, try to limit outdoor play to afternoon and evening, when the pollen count is lower. Take advantage of time periods following heavy rains to get outdoors, as that’s when the pollen count is even lower.

If you do need to go outdoors during high-pollen times, consider wearing a face mask or other covering, to better protect your nose, mouth and eyes.

2. Rinse, Rinse, Rinse

There are a few ways you can go about rinsing allergens from your system. Gargling with salt water and using either a saline-based nose spray or a neti pot are all popular options. Just remember — if you do use a nose spray or neti pot, keep them exceptionally clean, and be sure to clean both after each family member’s use. Since improper neti pot use can cause severe harm, make sure to convey to the kids that the neti pot is not a toy and should only be used when a parent’s around.

But don’t just gargle and rinse. Drink a lot of water, too. Seasonal allergies can dehydrate you and a dehydrated body isn’t as effective at defending itself.

3. Look for Hidden Causes

It’s entirely possible that the source of your springtime allergies is lurking right under your nose. Could your family be carrying pollen into the house?

Shoes can track pollen in and across carpets and other surfaces, so make a strict ‘shoes off at the door’ rule. Make sure you’re changing your vacuum’s filter regularly (and maybe start vacuuming more often).

Additionally, don’t bring any outdoor furniture inside and keep windows closed for the time being.

4. Change Your Diet

There are certain foods that could help you or a family member fight off seasonal allergies. Local honey is one remedy that many people find effective; simply eat a teaspoon of raw, unprocessed and local honey each day, so that your body becomes accustomed to the allergens produced by your local plant life.

Other foods that contain allergy-fighting properties include apple cider vinegar, citrus, broccoli, probiotic-rich foods (like fermented foods) and green tea.

5. Herbal Supplements

There are a few herbal supplements that are worth trying when you just can’t get relief from your seasonal allergies.

Nettle leaf is a natural antihistamine that can be found in herbal teas, as well as in a capsule form. Eucalyptus and peppermint are both found in many herbal teas as well, but then you can also use peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils during allergy season, either in a diffuser or even in your laundry.

6. Spring Clean

Spring cleaning is more than just a good way to clear out the clutter after a long winter; it can help relieve your springtime allergies, too. Clear out all of the dust and pollen that’s accumulating in your home.

Beyond the extra vacuuming mentioned above, also start washing your bedding and sheets on a  regular basis and dusting more often, too. Once a week is good for the former, while three or four times per week is sufficient for the latter.

7. Calm Down

Stress has been shown to make seasonal allergies worse. If you can, try to go easy on the stress this season. It’s difficult (especially when you’re in a cycle of stressing about your allergies, which makes them worse, which makes you stress more, etc.), but well worth it. Reducing your stress will help your health in an extensive number of ways.

Try a Detox

Along these lines, eliminate things that could be stressing your body unnecessarily, even if you don’t feel like your mind is stressed. Things like alcohol, processed sugar and extra fat all make your body work overtime; detoxing by removing them from your diet for a bit can help your body work more efficiently and, thus, fight off your allergies, fast.

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