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Mother Daughter Style: Weekend Beach Day

It’s been way too long… which is why I’m back with another Mother Daughter style post! Confession: capturing photos of us together during summer with later camp days has been intensely challenging so we had fun during a recent beach day capturing our go-to weekend casual looks.

We’re both denim shorts kind of girls (I wonder where she gets that from!), and Sarah has been coveting all these cold-shoulder and off-the-shoulder blouses. Since she’s umm, seven (going on 17!), I’m really mindful of finding age-appropriate styles. I love this one from Target, which has straps and also stays put on her shoulders, even as she runs around. Plus, how pretty is this print?! I’d fully buy it in my size!

Oh! And I bought this tee on a whim at Target. The navy stripes would look equally cute with white denim and it’s so stinkin’ soft. Chilly? Layer over a green cargo jacket for some visual interest.




On Alyson:
Tank (12.99! Size up for a looser fit)
Shorts (size down, wearing 26; a Modern Savvy reader favorite)
Sandals: Steve Madden
Purse: Ann Taylor (old; similar)
Ring: Madewell
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

On Sarah:
Denim Shorts
Flip flops (mommy wanted her to wear these, Sarah was having none of it that day) 😉


PS: Thursday kicks off Nordstrom Anniversary sale! Let’s be honest… it’s the sale you’ve been waiting for since last August (or is that just me?!) because Nordstrom is marking down tons of NEW merchandise that will go back up to full price after the sale ends. If you’re a Nordstrom card holder — I became one in 2015 specifically to take advantage of early access to this sale — you get first dibs tomorrow, Thursday, July 13th. You can preview the catalog here, though a heads up this is only a fraction of what will be on sale.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017

It’s filled with primarily with FALL items like denim, booties, boots, sweaters, cardigans, jackets, etc. Take stock of what you’re wardrobe is missing or what you’ve been coveting because this is the time. I’m loving a lot of the blouses, the athletic (and athleisure!) wear, sneakers, plus my favorite, favorite cardigans — by Barefoot Dreams — is back! They were what you guys loved last year (so soft and cozy!) and sold out quickly so it’s worth checking there first.

Top brands to search: 

For on-trend, affordable finds)
Vince Camuto
Articles of Society (awesome denim)
Caslon (great, great tees and tops this season!)
Zella (the best activewear; I want about three pairs of their leggings this season… yikes)
Barefoot Dreams (for the coziest cardigans ever — I wear mine at home, for travel, for the movies, errands, etc)
Steve Madden

Designer pieces
Tory Burch
Rebecca Minkoff
FRAME (for denim)
Good American (for denim; fits all the curves and love the higher rises)
Ugg (so many cute booties this season)
Kate Spade
Stuart Weitzman (especially for boots; they sell out fast)
Rag & Bone
HEADS UP! I will be sharing here Thursday my favorite favorite items along with dressing room selfies on the blog and on social so you can see exactly how items fit on a real person… and I’m planning a special giveaway or two on Instagram so be sure to follow at @themodernsavvy



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  • Reply
    July 14, 2017 at 6:23 PM

    I love seeing your kids pop up on the blog from time to time! You’re both adorable and I’m going to need your tank!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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      July 17, 2017 at 11:16 AM

      Thanks, Heidi!! The tank is seriously so soft, too.

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    July 13, 2017 at 11:22 PM

    I love your casual weekend style! Love that striped tee, but your denim cutoffs look amazing!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    July 12, 2017 at 1:52 PM

    You guys are the cutest duo! Love both tees!


    • Reply
      July 13, 2017 at 4:02 PM

      Thank you, Shira!!

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    July 12, 2017 at 12:41 PM

    You two look so cute!!!! Love the tee!

    • Reply
      July 13, 2017 at 4:03 PM

      Thanks so much, Stephanie!

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    July 12, 2017 at 7:03 AM

    LOVE this – you both look adorable! I can’t believe how tall she’s getting!!


    • Reply
      July 13, 2017 at 4:03 PM

      Don’t remind me. 🙁

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