4 Ways to Avoid Lice at Summer Camp

Do you remember the first time you went away to summer sleepaway camp? I can still picture it. I was 10, maybe 11 and it was one of the first times – and definitely the longest time! – I’d be sleeping away from my parents – a whole week. According to the American Camp Association, there are more than 14,000 camps in the U.S. with an estimated 8,400 overnight camps. These summer camps offer kids a host of amazing opportunities from making new friends to travel, trying new sports and activities to gaining self-confidence doing things on their own. But summer camps can also come with their own challenges like homesickness and of course, everyone’s favorite school-year friend, LICE. Ugh.

I hesitate to even say this aloud lest I jinx myself, but….my three boys have never had lice. I don’t know how we’ve managed to make it through a majority of elementary school without dealing with those little buggers, but somehow – knock on wood – we have. But here’s the rub – merely surviving the school year without lice doesn’t make it time to celebrate. Each year more than 12 million kids, age 3 to 11, get lice – and no, unlike your carpool and lunch-making duties, lice don’t take the summers off. So as the kids are heading off to your city’s local day camp, an adventurous sleep-away camp, or even a week away camping out in the great outdoors, how can a parent keep their child lice-free all summer long?

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With camp season just around the corner, we’re sharing four important tips for avoiding lice this summer. But first, let’s start off with a few head lice facts:

  1. Head lice cannot hop or fly. They are spread by direct contact with the hair of an infested person.
  2. Head-to-head contact with someone who already has head lice is the biggest risk. Spreading lice via infected items such as hats, brushes or sweatshirts is actually relatively uncommon.
  3. Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice.

Summer camp is one of the most important times to be vigilant about head lice and take measures to protect kids. While many camps now perform head checks at registration to help prevent lice transmission at camp, the goal is to avoid lice infestation altogether! Here are four tips to try to keep your kids lice-free at camp this summer.

Tip #1: Make weekly head checks a part of your summer schedule. 

Here’s a no-so-fun fact: Lice can be present before there are any symptoms such as itching. In fact the itching is usually a reaction to the lice biting the scalp and can show up 2 to 4 weeks after you’re infested. Yes, weeks. So merely waiting until your child complains about itching means you’re too late to prevent the buggers. While many camps are now performing head checks on registration day to help prevent lice from spreading among campers, you can get ahead of the pack (ha ha – get it?) by making weekly head checks part of your summer schedule. The experts at Vamousse share how to do a lice head check:

  1. Work under a bright light and use a nit comb to help remove anything you find. Part your child’s hair and watch for movement as lice will quickly travel away from the light.
  2. Look for eggs stuck to the hair shaft near the scalp. About the size of a poppy seed, they often look like dandruff that can’t be easily removed
  3. Pay particular attention to the nape of the neck, behind the ears and on your child’s bangs to the crown of their head. Recently laid eggs are nearly transparent so it’s helpful to examine hair from different angles.
  4. If you find signs of lice, treat immediately with single-treatment solution like Vamousse’s Lice Treatment that even is effective on super lice.

 

Tip #2: Use a daily defense shampoo.

You don’t have to cross your fingers and hope your child doesn’t pick up lice at summer camp. Two weeks before camp and during camp, have your child switch to a daily defense shampoo such as non-toxic Vamousse Lice Defense, which has been shown to kill lice during routine hair washing. It’s designed to kill lice with repeated, routine use for 10-14 days. Plus, it’s non-toxic, pesticide-free, and safe for kids 2 and older. To avoid any raised eyebrows at camp, squeeze some of the shampoo into a clear travel bottle.

Tip #3: Promote braids and up-dos.

Warm summer weather is a great time to learn a few new techniques for getting long hair up – as an added benefit, hair that isn’t long and loose is often less susceptible to lice. If you normally do your daughter’s hair each morning, take some time in the weeks before summer camp to help her learn some braids or up-dos that she can do on her own. Try this Elsa braid tutorial or this braid within a braid hairstyle to keep hair looking good and less likely to get lice.

Tip #4: Try a repellent spray.

Since I have three boys, braids aren’t an option in my house. And – truth be told – my boys don’t shower every single day so the daily defense shampoo won’t protect my kids during the summer. Instead, I’ll be turning to a simple lice repellent spray like Vamousse Lice Repellent & Nit Defense. After they are dressed and ready for the day, you can simply spray it onto dry hair. The spray smells mildly herby (because it’s made with essential oils, not the smell you probably think of when lice products come to mind) which dissipates in a few minutes as soon as the spray dries. And get this – the spray provides eight hours of lice repellency! Plus it’s been proven to deter any lice already present from laying eggs to stop the lice cycle cold. For sleepaway camp, pack your child a mini spray bottle of the stuff and start building the habit now of putting it on each morning. It’s a simple, fast and effective way to protect my boys from lice all summer long. Now if only it could protect me from hearing, “Moooooom, I’m boooored!”

Get your family ready for summer camp lice protection with Vamousse’s entire line of lice treatment and daily use options. Here’s to kids (and adults!) enjoying summer camp, and not letting lice ruin your family’s summer fun!

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5 Ways to Deal with Cellulite

It’s everyone’s favorite dimpled friend! Well, maybe not favorite, but I do mean practically everyone. According to one source, 95% of ALL women get cellulite. And it usually starts showing up in your late 20s to 30s. That means with perhaps the exception of that 18-year-old rocking the itty-bitty bikini at the beach, nearly every other woman—whatever her size, shape or weight—is dealing with a pucker here or there….or everywhere! Here are five ways to deal.

5 ways to deal with celluliteWe aren’t going to get too deep into the science of cellulite here, but here are the basics. According to Wikipedia, cellulite is the “herniation of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue that manifests topographically as skin dimpling and nodularity”—which translates to mean pockets of fat get stuck under the fibers of your skin which creates a cottage cheese texture. Women are more susceptible than men, and it can impact women regardless of weight or body size.

Let’s be clear – cellulite is not a problem you need to deal with (see tip #5). But you may not like it. You may want to do things to minimize it. But it’s not something horrific, worthy of avoiding shorts seasons or not donning a swimsuit at that pool party. It’s like having a booger. On your thighs. That said, if it bothers you, here are some options to consider.

Deal with cellulite: Hide it with self-tanner
Hide It: Here’s the simple truth: cellulite causes dimpling and dimpling causes weird shadows on your skin. And rocking a faux tan makes those shadows history. I’m currently loving self-tanners from the Australian company Bondi Sands. I love the Liquid Gold Self-Tanning Dry Oil which gives moderate color and moisturizes your skin with argan oil, or for actual, believable “I’ve been in Bermuda for the last week” color (in mere minutes, mind you), the Self-Tanning Foam in dark, as shown. Be brave with going for the dark—the light version won’t do much for you unless you’re uber-pale—and even though this dark foam pic looks pretty dramatic, I didn’t have a single person give me  “who just put on self-tanner” double-take that day. A single coat of the dark foam will give you this glorious glow, smells vaguely like coconut (not that awful self-tanner smell), and lo and behold, no one will even look at your cellulite with a tan like this. For under $2 to $3 an application. (Side note: I’ve recently found my very favorite self-tanning mit.)

Deal with Cellulite

Plump It: Love your morning cuppa joe? So will your thighs. Caffeine-infused lotions can temporarily spike circulation in the thighs and buttocks, creating a smoother skin appearance. Try Vichy CelluDestock which combines 5% caffeine (higher than many other creams) along with salicylic acid to exfoliate and smooth the area. Even better? Add a retinol cream on top of the caffeine cream which will work to boost collagen and repair cell structure. Try Philosophy Help Me Retinol Night Treatment or opt for a combined retinol/caffeine cellulite treatment like this Luxe Spa Anti-Cellulite Cream. Remember, these are just temporary and will provide moderate results at best.

Deal with Cellulite: Ashley Black FasciaBlasterKnead It: Back to the science of cellulite: cellulite is fat stuck in pockets under your skin. If if was just loose, the fat wouldn’t look dimply, but it’s stuck in this connective tissue of your body called fascia. Simple massage can improves blood flow and get rid of excess fluid, which may make dimples less noticeable, but actually breaking down these layers of fascia under your skin can release the fat causing the look of cellulite altogether. Meet the FasciaBlaster from Ashley Black. The FasciaBlaster is a manual, at-home device that allows you to break up the fascia, smoothing out the tissue (and fat) underneath. This unique device can help with everything from the appearance of cellulite to body pain and muscle recovery for athletes.

To use, you oil up the body part you want to treat and then with moderate pressure, move the FasciaBlaster back and forth over the skin. I heard creator Ashley Black describe it with this analogy: imagine you have a massive knot in your hair. A foam roller is the equivalent of running the smooth backside of your brush over the knot. It’s not going to do much. Instead, you need to get down into the mess of the knot (or your cellulite or muscle pain, if you’re still following the analogy here) which is where the teeth of the FasciaBlaster come in. There is definitely a learning curve to using the device (there are lots of videos online to help), but I love that it’s an affordable solution to deal with both cellulite and general body pain from stress, workouts, or heredity. Check out one of the before & afters from using the FasciaBlaster for cellulite!

Deal with Cellulite: Ashley Black FasciaBlaster

Treat It: For a longer-lasting treatment, you may need to head to your local dermatologist or plastic surgeon. In-office, minimally invasive treatments like Cellfina, the most recent FDA-approved device for cellulite, lasts three years plus from just one treatment. Cellfina also focuses on the primary structural cause of cellulite—the connective bands woven throughout fat in the thighs and buttocks. The treatment involves numbing the area, suctioning the skin to even out the skin, fat cells and connective tissue, and then using a micro-needle to cut and release the connective tissue holding the fat cells in place and creating the look at cellulite. Downtime is minimal, only ONE treatment is needed and results last for years!

Deal with Cellulite

Rock It: Life is so much bigger than cellulite. Kick your worry to the curb and rock your short shorts or swimsuit with pride!

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Spring-Break Essential: The Best Sun Hats for Little Vacationers

Hello, spring. (Well, hello officially, at least.) We’ve been dreaming about you, and counting down the days until you’d peek your sunny little head out from behind winter’s bleak and cold and cloudy horizon. Alas, here you are! The Vernal Equinox—could we love you any more?!? The day that signifies the change in seasons. Of course, the weather is still rather unpredictable (is that snow I see in the upcoming weekend’s forecast?). At least, we know the temperature will slowly but surely rise, and the sun will steadily make more of a regular appearance. We’re counting on you, spring!

While we may have to hold our breath a bit for more spring-like conditions, one thing is fast on the way: spring break! Time to go somewhere beautiful and exotic (unless, of course, your a ski fam), and get a sneak peek at the summer weather on its way.

My crew cut out a bit early for our own officially unofficial spring break vacation last week in Florida and the Bahamas. Sunny days, balmy nights, sand, surf, and warm-weather fun—it was exactly what we needed to recharge our tired bodies and minds.

Seeing my two babies soaking up the rays (protected with SPF and wide-brimmed hats) warmed my heart and soothed my Vitamin D-deprived soul. Not only did they look adorable rocking big straw hats in Boca and Sarasota and Nassau, they stayed shady, calm, and cool. So don’t forget to pack your favorite kid-friendly sunscreen, some flip-flops, and a few haute little toddler sun hats (I mean what more could you possibly need?… ahem, diapers?), if you’re headed somewhere tropical these next few spring-break weeks!

I’ve rounded up a few fashionable and functional toddler sun hats for your smallest spring breakers. Enjoy!

  1. Osh Gosh “Poolside” Floppy Sun Hat, $8 / 2. Janie & Jack Color-Block Floppy Hat, $26 / 3. Children’s Place Straw Kitten Hat, $ / 4. Gap Chambray Panama Hat, $ / 5. Cat & Jack Straw Bow Hat, $8 / Janie & Jack Sun Hat, $26

  1. Old Navy Straw Hat, $14 / 2. Children’s Place Straw Bear Hat, $ / 3. Gap Shark Bucket Hat, $20 / 4. Janie & Jack Striped Boater Hat, $26

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Trying Out Trunk Club

Trying Out Trunk Club

I love the subscription box model. That’s why I am trying our Trunk Club. Like Stitch Fix, it’s a box model.  Both businesses rely on stylists to match clothes to clients. It’s meant to be convenient–an answer to shopping problems for busy women.

For my first box, I had to fill our a profile. It took just a few minutes and I was done. My stylist Angela, suggested a bunch of clothes online, I gave er feedback and then my first box was on the way to me.

Trying Out Trunk Club

The clever packaging was nice. Indeed, it looked like a trunk. I was surprised to get 10 pieces. I have to admit, I don’t remember signing up for that.

Some were great. Some were meh. Some were awful. But hey, Angele and I are just getting to know one another and the return shipping is free. I’m sharing two things that I returned (an outfit that I kept is coming up in a few weeks)–these were two things that almost worked.

too big top

The tops were too big. This Splendid fringe tank came the closest to fitting. I ended up returning them all. As you can see from this Splendid top, it’s too baggy and the color is wrong, wrong, wrong for me. I did compare prices and the Trunk Club price was the same as the Splendid price ($68). BUT Nordstrom had it for $51! Let’s be clear. This is about convenience and service not getting the best price.

fall scarf style

Ok, what else? While I love scarves, this one wasn’t the right colors to work with things I already own. So I sent it back. I have no remorse.

To make the outfit, I got some booties from my closet and a pair of cabi cargo pants. There is new new thing I will be keeping–this rose gold Crystal Mason ring from Bauble Bar. I’ve been wearing this fun ring a ton these past few weeks. It’s a keeper.

bauble bar ring

Trying Out Trunk Club

What works: Angela was very easy to work with. She was very responsive to emails and made the interaction great. There is also no minimum purchase and all the shipping is free.

What doesn’t work: The five-day turn-around. It’s too fast. I’ve got a busy travel schedule and can’t always get things back quickly. Maybe you are more responsible than I, but this is my deal breaker.

Interested? You can use my personal invitation link here www.trunkclub.com/invite/SA5B6U to work with Angela.

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Five Minute Margarita

I’m not afraid to admit that I’m totally over Summer. We have a great relationship for about two weeks and then I’m ready to break up and move on to Fall. To get me through the sweltering heat, I resort to refreshing (and easy) cocktails like this 5 Minute Margarita. It’s the simplest way for me to keep the heat at bay while I’m pining away for cooler temperatures.

watermelon margarita

Here’s what you need:

  • Blender
  • Bud-Light Beer Rita (there’s flavors like Mango, Watermelon, Strawberry, and Lime)
  • Ice
  • Fresh Fruit

5 MINUTE MARGARITABlend the ice, the Beer Rita, and fresh fruit of your choosing all together until it turns into a slush. You don’t want it to be too watery. The fruit also helps keep it a little thicker while adding in some natural flavor.

watermelon margarita easy

Of course, presentation is everything. What every delicious margarita really needs is a cute straw. I found these flamingo poof straws in the dollar bin at Michaels. But any fun straw will do!

five minute margarita

The last piece to this puzzle is Summer scents. Living in the city doesn’t always provide the freshest of smells (hot, pungent garbage, anyone?). Even though my margarita gives off a sweetness, this Watermelon Plush is even more fragrant. He’s a cuddly little guy that also makes for a fun decoration. There’s an array of other fruits and treats and they even come in *mystery form*—perfect for lunch bags and backpacks in time to get ready to head back to school.

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Monday Mingle: Favorite Summer Outfit

summer dress

Wear your summer dresses now ladies. Soon the weather will change, and your favorite summer outfit will be too chilly to wear. I’m heeding my own advice and pulling out all my old favorites and wearing them even if there isn’t a big occasion.

Sandals | Dress | Bag 

fringe sandals

Let’s talk shoes (since they are the only new thing I am wearing). This little fringe number form Steve Madden is perfection. I tried a BUNCH of lace-up sandals but nothing worked for me, until I found these. Fringe is just a bonus. The color is slightly metallic and works well with neutrals or brights.

Favorite Summer Outfit

The dress is a couple years old. I bought it at a boutique in Brooklyn called Tango and I love the lines of it. Sadly, there’s nothing currently like this from DVF. You can check here on Nordstrom to see for yourself. The dress just needs pockets and it would be perfection. Even without them, it’s still a favorite summer outfit!

Favorite Summer Outfit

Don’t kill the messenger, but the clutch is long gone. I got at at Anthropologie two years ago, but this one is pretty swank too.

favorite summer outfit

I’m going to stop and take a moment to tell you about this hair. This was day 3 of a blow out. The new Living Proof dry shampoo is awesome. I went running in the morning before this shoot and the dry shampoo was ideal to revive the style and freshen up my hair. I review Living Proof here.

Though you don’t NEED an event to wear a dress, in fact, there WAS an event for this dress. Melissa and Denise, aka TheMoms.com, were hosting a Back to School party and celebrating the cover of New York Family. Toasting the success of a friend is always a reason to dress up! What better reason do you need to wear your favorite summer outfit?

NY family & the moms

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Saturday Sips: Fresh Summer Peach Cocktail

August is National Peach Month, but you already probably knew that from the sweet, rosy golden globes lining the farmer’s market rows. Along with cold, ripe watermelon and sweet corn, there are few things that scream summer more than a delicious, juicy peach. While it would be a crime not to enjoy a few fresh on their own, chopped over ice cream or thrown into a salad with goat cheese, today we’re whipping up a deliciously refreshing fresh summer peach cocktail – the Tabernacle Crush.

Frtesh Summer Peach Cocktail

This summer peach cocktail is easy to make and there’s a good chance you already have all the ingredients on hand. While this recipe serves one, it can easily be scaled up to make a pitcher. Just hold off on the ice and club soda and add those to the glasses individually.

Peach cocktail ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 large peach, sliced
  • 5-6 small basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce Lillet
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Club soda

Peach Cocktail steps

Directions

  1. In a highball glass, muddle together the peach slices with a few of the basil leaves and the lemon juice. Use an actual muddler like this or the back of a large spoon.
  2. Add the gin, Lillet and simple syrup. Add ice cubes and top with club soda. Garnish with basil sprig or peach slice if you want to get fancy.

FRESH PEACH COCKTAIL

Cheers!

Looking for more cocktail inspiration? Check out our past Saturday Sip recipes or head on over to The Shopping Mama to see what they are pouring!

 

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What to Do With All the Summer Tomatoes You STILL Have

Oh the summer tomato! Come June and July their fragrant aroma and juicy interiors deliciously announce the arrival of summer. You highlight them in caprese salads! You toss them with warm pasta! You chop them into fresh bruschetta! You eat them without any adornments because they are just that good. But like too much of any good thing, come August you may be getting a little weary of those juicy gems. Here are five creative ways to use up those remaining summer tomatoes.

Summer Tomato Recipes

Get ready to get creative with your remaining tomatoes!

Drink Them: Tomato Water Bloody Mary

Tomato Water Bloody Mary

You know that here at Momtrends, we love our cocktails. If you’re a fan of the Bloody Mary, you’ll love this cocktail adaptation that is lighter and can easily be served outside of brunch without raising eyebrows. I came across this Tomato Water Bloody Mary in the Food52 Genius Recipes book (which I highly recommend for its writing and recipes) and it seems like a fun new way to use up those summer tomatoes. Here’s another tomato cocktail to try too!

Bread Substitute: Tomato Bun BLT

Tomato bun BLT

I’ll admit it – I’m a BLT fan. Once when I did an all-veggie juice “cleanse” for three days, I broke it by making myself a BLT and I think, years later, it is the single best tasting food memory I have to date. This BLT riff tosses the bread (see ya, carbs) and leaves the essentials: a delicious woven bacon web, crisp, cold lettuce and, get this….a tomato bun. See all the magic here:

Appetizer or Lunch? Tartine with Tarragon-Flavored Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Prosciutto

Tartine with Tarragon-Flavored Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Proscuitto

This Martha Stewart recipe one of my all-time favorite appetizers. It’s so good that sometimes I’ll just make it for my lunch! Toasted bread + goat cheese + prosciutto + roasted balsamic tomatoes = heaven! The recipe calls for roasting the tomatoes for over an hour but I often just pop them in my toaster over on broil for 10-15 minutes. It’s a delicious app served hot, warm or cold!

Do Dessert: Balsamic Roasted Tomato-Basil Ice Cream

Tomato Balsamic Ice Cream

I know what you’re thinking – tomato ice cream?! You’ve gone too far. That’s what I thought until I came across this creative recipe from Grishma. On her cooking blog Zaika Zabardast, she created a Balsamic Roasted Tomato-Basil Ice Cream. It’s all the flavors of the caprese salad that you love captured into a cold, frozen dessert. Check out her creative tomato creation here.

Dry Them: DIY Sun Dried Tomatoes

DIY Sun-dried tomatoes

You can also preserve your tomatoes for later by drying them. In a few months from now when your longing for summer tomatoes has returned, you’ll be happy when you get to pull out these DIY sun-dried tomatoes to toss onto homemade pizzas, into pastas, and on your sandwich. I love this recipe on Food.com that gives you directions for making sun-dried tomatoes in your oven, in a dehydrator, and old-school, in the sun. This can also be a great project to enlist your kids’ help if they haven’t gone back to school yet!

What is your favorite tomato recipe?

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Monday Mingle: Dress for Hot Weather

Dress for Hot Weather

When you head to Arizona in the summer you need a plan for how to dress for hot weather. This look started with a hat and went from there.

Skirt | T-shirt | Gold Birkenstocks | Hat |

A classic t-shirt is essential for your summer wardrobe. This one from Splendid is from my spring capsule. I’ve styled it so many ways and with so many outfits.

Dress for Hot Weather

Hat styling Tips

I’m wearing a classic Panama hat from J.Crew. In Arizona, the sun is no joke. All the girls on this trip to the Canyon Ranch had a strong hat game going on. The temps soared to well over 100 degrees. This one was woven by hand in Ecuador. The lightweight palm is idea to shade your face and protect your skin.

To style it, I simply swept my hair into a tidy low ponytail. Perfect for travel or a hot day when you need protection. Bonus: You don’t really have to style your hair.

Dress for Hot Weather

The skirt was picked up a the cabi Scoop event last month. I was able to shop the sample sale and this skirt from the spring 2016 line is wonderful for travel.

stella and dot cuff

How do you accessorize an easy summer outfit? Simply and lightly. I picked a cuff from Stella & Dot and my classic gold Birkenstocks. My theory? When you are wearing a hat, it’s best to keep it simple.

And here’s a look at my stylish friends–be sure to check out more our sublime team trip to Canyon Ranch.

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Monday Mingle: Dresses with Pockets

summer fashion

Do you love dresses with pockets? Yep. I do too. They are just practical and pretty. If I were queen, all dresses (and skirts for that matter) would have pockets.

Dress | Leather Cuff (similar) | Sandals (similar)

I found this elegant t-shirt dress when I was shopping for our Back to School Blogger event. Joules was the sponsor of the kids fashion show. Have you heard of them?

Joules is a British brand that has been around for decades. I’m so happy that I found them. My team got to model three different styles from Joules and I loved them all. You can expect fabulous fashion and great quality.

Dresses with Pockets

Dresses with Pockets

Let’s talk about the style. The Joules dress skims the body and is light and pretty. I found the sizing to be true. I ordered a 4 and it fit a little on the large side, but that is fine. But again, I also love this for the pockets.

summer style

We were staying at the Arizona Canyon Ranch and the setting was fabulous. I decided to use the dessert as my back drop.The dress was perfect because all I wanted to carry was my room key–that’s why you need pockets. We’re going to write much more about the Canyon Ranch, but isn’t this setting gorgeous?

easy summer bun

Since we were in spa-mode, I was not drying my hair or dealing with makeup–what you see is what you get. I’m really savoring the summer and drinking in the warm sun and easy style. I hope you are too!

Dresses with Pockets

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