Happy June y’all! We are halfway through the year, can you believe it? Here in the South we usually have about a 3 week Spring, and then BAM! Summer! And that’s exactly the situation right now. Temps are expected to be in the high 90’s all week, with little to no rain. So now it’s Summer in the South! Here’s a few more ‘S’ words for you…Swim, Sun, Skincare, Shoes and Scent. It’s time for my Summer Must-Haves! Ready? Here we go!
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Must Have Number 1:
A colorful tote, large enough to carry all your gear. I received this one in my May Stitch Fix. I love this thing! It’s large enough to tote to the pool, and will fit all the essentials – sunscreen, magazines, a book etc. The pom-poms are so on trend too. Check out my May Stitch Fix Reveal Here.
Must Have Number 2:
A cute cover-up! Just because it’s a necessity, doesn’t mean it can’t be cute! A cover-up in a poncho style is easy to toss on over your swimsuit, and can even be worn with shorts or crops and a tank for a fun summer look.
Must Have Number 3:
A fantastic hat. A sweet friend gave me this one for my birthday, and I just love it! The wide brim protects my face and neck from the harmful sun, and shades my eyes too. The graphic speaks volumes too! 🙂
Must Have Number 4:
A fun pair of wedge sandals. These are from Kork-Ease, and they remind me of so many summers back in high school. They are super easy to walk around in, and are perfect for shopping, lunching, or even casual work days. I’m in love! These girls will be my go to shoes this summer!
Must Have Number 5:
Serious skin care! It’s no secret Rodan and Fields is tops in the skin-care biz, and these two products are an absolute necessity. Daily Body Moisturizer is rich and luxurious, and has a really nice fragrance. I apply it liberally after pool time – my skin just drinks it up. It doesn’t feel greasy either, just conditioned and moisturized. Rodan and Fields’ Foaming Sunless Tanner is the best on the market. This dual-action tanner contains vitamins C and E to help scavenge free radicals, doesn’t smell funny, and creates a natural looking tan that lasts for days. Order yours by simply clicking those links!
Must Haves Number 6-8:
I use Jergens Daily Glow every other day, toggling between my R and F Sunless Foaming Tanner. Rich and creamy and not stinky – I love how it moisturizes and smoothes my skin.
I just discovered Jo Malone’s new Tropical Cherimoya. It smells like summer in a bottle!(Not gonna lie here, I just had to google ‘cherimoya’ – a tropical American fruit with a flavor like pineapple and scaly green skin. Now you know!) I treated myself to this for my birthday, and I receive compliments every time I wear it. It’s not heavy or overpowering, which is so necessary in the summer months.
Lastly, freshen up your sunglass game! My aviators are prescription, and I love them so much, I’m just going to get another pair when it’s time to renew my prescription. Aviators are a classic and fit every face. Be sure to check for special features like non-glare and mirror tints. Protect your peepers from the damaging rays of the sun – squinting causes wrinkles! Wear those shades y’all!
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I hope you enjoyed my little collection of ‘must-haves’. Do you have any of your own you’d like to add? Leave a comment and please share! I’m always scouting for fun new things! Have a happy summer y’all!