Summer Must Haves



It might still be spring for some of you, but down here the summer is blasting and I'm not even mad about it! I've already got a few shades of tan going on, the tanks and shorts are out and the AC is pumping. My favorite thing about living in southern California is the blazing sunshine! I'll welcome the 110 degree heat with open arms, but not without a few of my favorite things.



Moisturizer: The SoCal heat dries my skin out so bad. Even my hands get dry and crackly as if I was still back in the New England cold. I recently started using Cetaphil (I know, I'm so behind!) and I love it! Make sure you are using a moisturizer that contains at least SPF 15, but higher is better - lets try to avoid sun spots and skin cancer!

RayBans: I mean, any sunnies will do but my Wayfarer classics are my #1. Sometimes I'll thrown on one of my cheap pairs of sunglasses and I end up with a headache. As soon as I put my Ray's on, the world and my head are like a whole new place. Great sunglasses are an investment, but oh so worth it.

Light Weight Dresses: Go for the flowy and free feeling ones. That makes me sound like a hippy, but really though it's like wearing a built in AC. And the shorter the better, let the breeze in!

Bikinis: I mean, duh. Do I even need to write about this one? If you're not feeling confident enough for a bikini... lift your head up, get in front of that mirror and tell yourself you are beautiful! And then put on that 'kini and strut your ass out into the sun!

Converse: I've had my black hi-top Chucks since 2001. Yep, the same pair all these years. They're my everything. But I love my low-top white (or any light color) to go with any summer outfit.

Bright Nails: Just wear summer on your nails, so it's always in your view - especially when you're locked in an office all day with no windows (me). The happy color will lift your mood!

Everyday Flip Flops: Any basic just to slip on at every moment. As we all know, Old Navy runs the basic flip flop game.


So everyone, what did we learn today? SUMMER RULES! [said like "O'Doyle rules!"] Now go shopping!


24 comments :

  1. Sun dresses and flip flops for the win!! Summer is the best.

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  2. Ahhh it's already warm here too and I've got a great start on a awesome tan! NOTHING makes me happier!

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  3. That bikini is so cute!! Being in AZ I forget that in other places it's not "summer" yet!

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  4. oooh bikini! and the dress, please. love it! i love me some summer! and ok, ok, i'll go shopping! lol

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  5. I'm with you on all of this- especially the ray bans. you just can't go wrong!

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  6. You might have just convinced me to splurge on a pair of ray bans! EEK!

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  7. I need new sunglasses... The last two good pairs I had... well one broke and the other got left on my car roof... I've been wearing cheap ones but they give me a headache... Love the Essie color...

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  8. I love that maxi dress. My converse get a lot of use in the summer.

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  9. Maxi dresses are the best!

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  10. I love flip flops!!!

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  11. i think i got it off the victoria's secret website!

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  12. being tan makes me sooo happy too, i feel prettier and like i look healthier haha

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  13. i think i got the suit off the victoria's secret website
    haha love the southwest :)

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  14. the dress is from megan fabulous http://www.meghanshop.com/Azelea-Dress_p_2959.html#.U3Ddp4FdXuQ :)
    and the bikini from VS

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  15. i eyeballed ray-bans for years and didn't wanna spend the money. in the meantime i was spending probably more money by always buying cheap ones. SO WORTH IT.

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  16. yea cheaps give me headaches too :(

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  17. me too! converse only come off to put flip flops on in summer haha.

    the dress is from Megan Fabulous http://www.meghanshop.com/Azelea-Dress_p_2959.html#.U3Ddp4FdXuQ

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  18. it's from Megan Fabulous : )

    http://www.meghanshop.com/Azelea-Dress_p_2959.html#.U3Ddp4FdXuQ

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  19. years ago i used to hate flip flops, like i didn't really understand them haha and hated how it felt inbetween my toe. but eventually i got used to it lol

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