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Everyday Essentials

Easy mom uniform // the modern savvy

Most days my outfits are pretty formulaic — tee, jeans, sneaks or sandals. DONE. Unless I have a meeting, I know some girls love their leggings but you’ll for sure see me in jeans or denim shorts.

I can tell you that even nearly eight years later, I still find it so strange to take professional photos of myself and share them in this online space. I love having the platform and writing but I don’t think having photos of myself will ever feel natural. And, you don’t even see the behind-the-scenes as people are walking by, likely thinking… why is this girl in a random pair of jeans and sandals having her photo taken?! I laugh thinking about what they must be thinking.

Alas, here I am, sharing photos of outfits that make me happy, outfits that I really wear, and everyday essentials that hopefully help you pull your wardrobe together in new ways because it shouldn’t always be about new, new, new. For what it’s worth, this Gap tee is ancient. I’m not going to buy a new striped shirt. It can be tempting when you’re in front of the camera to want to show you newer pieces but that’s not real life (and not ideal for the budget!).

Hope you have a great weekend and do something just for you. I have very little on the calendar and I’m VERY excited about that. Perhaps I’ll do another canonball in the pool, like I did last weekend!

Weekends around Palm Beach // the modern savvy - Everyday essentials by popular Florida style blogger, The Modern Savvy Everyday outfit inspiration // the modern savvy, a florida life & style blog - Everyday essentials by popular Florida style blogger, The Modern Savvy

If I’m being candid, I love how vibrant my eyes, skin and lip color look in these photos.

Here’s the scoop on how I’m getting longer lashes, plus I am so in love with NARS lip products (you can test them with this $22 duo, free shipping), and this daily lactic acid treatment by Sunday Riley (you can also try this $28 tester pack) and this “baby facial” mask by Drunk Elephant are making my life. Sounds extreme and they’re admittedly a little pricey but I can’t get over how much better they’re making my skin look and feel. Check out the reviews… they clearly live up to the hype, and are great investments for brighter, smoother skin. If you ever get facials or are considering one, skip one and get one or both of these instead. everyday outfit // by alyson seligman, a redheaded blogger and mama in palm beach, florida - Everyday essentials by popular Florida style blogger, The Modern Savvy stripes, distressed denim and birkenstocks // the modern savvy, a life & style blog based in palm beach - Everyday essentials by popular Florida style blogger, The Modern Savvy


Tee: Gap (insanely old; similar here, here or browse here)

Jeans: Levi’s (also recently got these at Old Navy in size 2P and LOVE)

Sandals: Birkenstocks (at Nordstrom and Zappos)

Earrings: Cynthia Rybakoff (bought at an arts space in NYC)

Tote: Madewell (comes in 4 colors)

Photo credit: Erica Dunhill

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  • Reply
    Angela Mary
    June 21, 2022 at 9:18 AM

    Chic look. A striped top never goes out of fashion.

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    June 25, 2018 at 9:03 AM

    Love the striped top and the way you team with knee-ripped slim jeans. Great birk sandals in gold metallic!
    Linda from http://fashiontrendwalk.com/

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    June 15, 2018 at 4:52 AM

    Cute street look dear. You really can’t go wrong with distressed denims, so it really adds character to the outfit. Love the bag too!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    June 8, 2018 at 3:15 PM

    I just had a facial, and I don’t feel like it did that much for me, then the spa sold me a $50 product that I don’t even like and wouldn’t accept a return or exchange… so thanks for your recommendations, at least I know they are honest! And taking photos in public spaces always is a little odd. People want to know what you are doing, some more than others.


    • Reply
      June 12, 2018 at 4:49 PM

      Ugh, that is so incredibly frustrating. Definitely LOVE, love these two products the next time you’re in the market and awesome that they both have smaller sample sizes so you can test, first.

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    June 8, 2018 at 12:01 PM

    Love this outfit! Such a classic! I just ordered baby facial the other day and told myself the same thing about going for a facial vs. having baby facial to use on my own. I’ve also been using good genes and all I can say is WHOA!!

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      June 12, 2018 at 4:50 PM

      Have you had a chance to try Baby Facial yet?? Would be curious to hear your thoughts. Yay for another Good Genes fan!

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    Kimberly Smith
    June 8, 2018 at 7:18 AM

    This is one of my go-to looks too! You can never go wrong with a classic striped tee!

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      June 12, 2018 at 7:06 PM

      Absolutely agree — the best!

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