Happy hump day friends!! So let me first start off by apologizing for no post yesterday. The weekend definitely got away from me. But hey, it was a holiday weekend so I should relax and have fun, right?! That's exactly what I did! I had the absolute best few days I could have asked for. Spent some time at the ballpark, hanging with friends by the pool, grilling out, and having an absolute blast playing some Top Golf. What did y'all do?!
Now that summer is (un)officially here, I wanted to share some of my essentials for the next few months. I've already broken these items out... sorry spring, I couldn't wait! But I can assure you, I'll be using these items all summer long.
Beach Bag // The perfect beach bag is a must. My favorite and personal go-to for the past year or so, has been this amazing Crabberrie tote. I've literally carried it everywhere and get countless compliments. Another fave of mine is this tassel tote from Target.
Beauty Essentials // I cannot speak highly enough of this Jergen's lotion. I've featured it many times on the blog and it's the only lotion I use. It moisturizes your skin, while maintaining your summer glow.
I also cannot stop wearing this nail polish. It's the only substitute for my hunter green nails during the summer.
I love this Instant Mineral SPF 45 for my face. I throw this stuff on when I'm at the pool. It helps protect my face from the harsh rays, but at the same time makes me feel like I have a little makeup on. It definitely helps tone down the shine too.
Multipurpose Phone Case // this has got to be one of my favorite things, ever! Especially for living in a big city. The phone case protects your iPhone, but provides two pockets on the back for your credit card and license. I use mine for my metro card and credit card. So when I want to go out on the weekends, all I have to take is my phone! No need to carry a clutch or purse!!
Lots of Tassels // Tassels are the hottest trend for summer. They're everywhere!! On bags, in jewelry, on shoes. I love this necklace + I've been wearing this bracelet on repeat.
A good sandal // Another favorite item in my closet... I've definitely got my money's worth with these puppies. I wear them almost daily. Best part? They're under $30.
Staying Hydrated // is definitely key during the hot summer months. I love this Bobble water bottle because it filters as you drink. So no more drinking nasty tap water at the concerts or straight out of the water park water fountain.
Fully charged // There's nothing worse then heading to the beach all day, and your phone dies right before you snap a pic of that gorgeous sunset. This charger is less than $30 and will give you up to 4 full charges. It also has two plug-ins, so you and the boo can charge your phones together!
A good book // I'm normally not a reader, but I'm loving the Leave Your Mark book. It has so much great advice and tips for the young professional. I'll be featuring some other favorite summer reads on the blog later this week. So stay tuned for that.
What are some of your summertime essentials?! Xo