6.17.2011

Summer Essentials

So I was recently featured on Good Life for Less sharing my summer essentials, and I thought I'd share those favorite summer items with all of you as well! 

1. Easy and loose clothes. I'm from the south. Last year my husband and I made the move from NC to Alabama - I thought summers were rough in NC... they are nothing compared to the hot, humid air here in Alabama. When I'm hot, I want clothes that are easy to wear, will allow a nice breeze through my body, and that are simple. 

2. Bright nail polish. Essie is by far my favorite nail polish brand. I love the way the formula goes on my nails and I love all the colors they have to choose from! One of a Kind is perfect for an indecisive mind like mine - it's a blend of red, orange, and coral which are all colors I love for the summer. It's on my toes all summer long! (I'm also currently loving Cute as a Button)

3. A moisturizer that provides color and SPF.  This DDF Enhancing Sun Protection moisturizer is perfect. Not only does it moisturize and protect your skin from the sun, it also has "self-blending" color spheres that give you a more even skin tone and a hint of color. During the summer I usually skip foundation and lather up in this!

4. Lip Butter. Anything that will keep my lips moisturized is in my bag - no matter the season. This particular lip butter provides the perfect pink-coral tint you want during the summer months. 

5. A fishtail braid. Much like my clothes, I like my hair to be easy. I like it to be easy and out of the way. A fishtail braid is the perfect way to keep your hair out of your face and off your neck, but still looking fabulous. I honestly love a fishtail during any season of the year, but summer time just screams fishtail braid - for me, anyway!

What are your summer essential items?

11 comments:

From Suns To Moons said...

Love the hot pink shorts and nail polish.

Ashley said...

I've been wanting to learn how to fishtail- I think they look so chic!

Emerald said...

Great essentials! I could see you rocking all of it!

Lisa D. said...

I agree w/all of these, plus I love a floppy hat, classic black swimsuit for the beach and the pool, polarized sunglasses, and a fun gold cuff bracelet (my only jewelry when it's super hot).

P.S. I'm wearing Cute as a Button right now!!

kimmie said...

That dress! where is it from? It's suuuuper cute.

And I have cute as a button but haven't tried it out yet! I'm loving bright coral and orange nails this summer! :)

Teresa: Life and Style said...

I really want a pair of pink shorts, so perfect for summer!

xo Teresa
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Cara-Mia said...

I really want to try DDF products, and your endorsement makes me want to even more so. I also love the lip butter. :)

Tracy said...

Just became a follower! Love your style and cant wait to see more.

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Lindsay said...

I love love love a fishtail braid but have no clue how to do it. To tell you the truth I never really mastered the french braid either. Tutorial please :)

Lindsay Living

Kelly said...

I've been rocking the fishtail a lot lately - it's great for summer. But I can only get mine to go sideways, never straight down my back. I need more hands!

jessicajo said...

Neon nail polish! I am loving the neon trend but its not really good for my skin tone so trying to incorporate it in small touches.