Friday, July 10, 2015

Summer Essentials

1. Swimsuit
I always find that swimsuit shopping to be very difficult. I like to get a basic bottom, that way it can match with a lot of different tops.
2. Sunscreen
This is a MUST for me! Coming from a family of fair-skinned redheads, I burn super easily. So I always have to have sunscreen with me.

3. Sunhat
I'm still on the hunt for the perfect sunhat, but in the meantime I've been rocking cute baseball hats this summer.

4. Sandals
I just love to wear sandals, I have so many pairs because you can never seem to have enough.

5. Flowy Shorts
Also known as pajamas. They might as well be called pjs because of how soft and comfy they are. It's a win-win!

6. Polaroid Camera
I've always loved photography, I've been saving up for a DSLR camera for ages now. But there is something about taking a Polaroid that is just so fun, and plus they come in a bunch of cool colors!

7. Bright Nail Polish
I'm usually not very adventurous with nail polish, I stick to my OPI Big Apple Red. But during the summer, I love to get fun, bright colored nail polish and just go nuts!

8. Sunglasses
When I was younger, I was always wearing sunglasses, not much has changed since then. I have been loving colored lenses, and I'm still dreaming of the day that I can afford/justify buying a pair of Ray Bans.

I hope y'all are having a great summer so far, I can't believe it's already July! I want to give a HUGE thank you to the lovely Lindsay over at Lindsay Nichole Designs for creating this amazing illustration. It was so fun working with her and I definitely recommend you checking out her Instagram (@lindsaynicholedesigns) her account and illustrations are beautiful! What are your summer essentials, let me know down in the comments!!



  1. Oh my goodness, what a cute little graphic! I second all of your essentials. I am absolutely loving white polish for summer... I think it gives my pale skin a little color ;)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

    1. Thanks!! I've been loving white nail polish too, I'll do anything to make my pale skin look a little tanner:)

  2. Lindsay's illustration is so adorable! Also, I'm in love with the flowy shorts (or pajamas) that you picked out! If only those Tory Burch shorts would go on sale...

    Tori A. from Prep For A Day

    1. Haha!! I've had my eyes on the shorts for a while now, so expensive but so cute!!

  3. I love the illustration! Great post!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  4. What a cute illustration! We have so many of the same summer essentials!

    xo katie // a touch of teal

  5. 100% agree with all this! I made sure to get some flowy shorts and new sunglasses before summer and I've been wearing them non-stop. I also finally found the perfect sandals just today so I'm super excited! Lovely blog! :)

    Ane | Basque Prep

    1. Thank you, you're so sweet!! I love buying new sunglasses too:)

  6. Those sandals are adorable!

    xo, Jordan

    1. They are a must-have for summer, thanks Jordan!

  7. Perfect list of must haves for a beach day!! Love the graphic!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    1. Thank you Shannon, I love your blog!

  8. This is the perfect roundup of summer essentials and the illustration takes it to the next level!!

    xo Mary-Katherine
    gold-hatted lover

    1. Thank you so much, it means a lot:)

  9. In love with that illustration! Really enjoyed this post x

    Rebecca |

  10. Great post! Love the drawings :)
    xo Kristina