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?


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! :)

Unknown 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 Crosby said...

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


Lindsay Living 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!

Jessica Ellertson 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.