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My Summertime Essentials with Target #ColorsofInfluence


It’s Summer! Yaaay! So now what? We need to get the summer essentials, that’s what! And for me, that means I need to get my summer essentials on a budget. Target is always my first place to start, especially since I have finally discovered this Cartwheel app!

Here are just a few of my summer essentials:

Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 3.00.25 PMGarnier Anti-Sun Damage Lotion: Every lady needs a great moisturizer. I recently started using this and for the price, it works for me. I also like Olay 7 Effects as well.

Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 3.03.07 PMShea Moisture Black Soap: I have been using this soap for probably 3 years now. I buy a bar for my face and a bar for the shower.  It’s such a stable, that it’s an automatic purchase. You can use it on your face, body and even wash your hair with it. I allow my children to use it and the hubby has become accustomed to it as well.

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A Summer Maxi Dress: As a woman of a particular age with kids, I like to be cute while comfortable. I have to save the sexy for date night! Maxi dresses are a perfect summer essential because there are so many styles, options, colors and price ranges.

Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 3.05.31 PMSummer Flats: Once again with three children, heels are saved for date night! Over the past few years, me and a cute pair of flats have become best friends. Fancy flip flops can almost be worn with anything. Almost!

Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 3.14.52 PMSummer Shades: I saw these glasses on another person on Instagram and wondered were these the trend for 2014? If so, they are cute and even Target has a pair. I think of Sunglasses like I think of my earrings and shoes, a perfect accessory to compliment a cute summer outfit.

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The Mighty iPad: I already have one, but I just wanted to add that I use it everyday. I write on it, read from it, take pictures, make video and even do my exercises right from my iPad. For the summer, I plan on using it more for my workouts and reading. I am currently reading One Pound a Day & The Five Love Languages of Children.

Target is a really great one stop shop with something for every area of my house and even my life! This is NOT a sponsored post, I just love me some Target! #ColorsofInfluence

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What are your summer essentials from Target? 

If you like Target as much as I do, please join me and my blogger buddies at our Target Twitter party next week. There is a $50 Target GC up for grabs!


What: Twitter party celebrating summer essentials

Where: Twitter under the hashtag #TargetColors

When: Wednesday, June 18th 1pmEST

Hosts: @4hatsandfrugal and @HFofNicholes Grand Prize: One $50 Target gift card

RSVP isn’t required, but feel free to comment below to let us know what summer essentials you’d love to chat about during the event!

Disclaimer: This twitter chat is in no way sponsored by Target. We just love them so dang much.



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  • Valla
    June 13, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    these are great summer essentials if anything a must need. Gotta love target!

  • [email protected]
    June 14, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Love the reminder about the black soap, especially this summer since we’re spending more time in the pool and sun.
    My #TargetColors essentials are in the link below!

  • Notorious Spinks
    June 15, 2014 at 3:20 am

    I love that dress on those sandals. I missed that when I was browsing online. I’ll have to stop back through. Target is the place for affordable and fashionable summer fashions.

  • Jamie
    June 17, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Those sandals are gorgeous! I always change out my purse during the summer so I would choose a bright summery one for my summertime essentials.