Monday, July 17, 2017

Seven Summer Essentials!

Summer has officially hit here in Seattle, and it keeps getting warmer and warmer. I'm so happy that it's been a really sunny summer so far, and honestly this 70 degree weather has been pretty nice. I can go outside and comfortably eat my lunch without getting too cold or hot, and the weekends have been perfect for hiking, going to the beach, or doing anything outside!

With how busy I've been doing fun things, (keep up with me on Instagram to see!) I wanted to share with you my summer essentials! I was inspired to do this post by Warby Parker and their new sunglasses collection - definitely check them out because they have some really cute styles right now! I've been a fan of their glasses for a while now, especially since I had to get glasses of my own recently, after years of swearing I had perfect vision. I guess that's what five years of blogging does to you ;)

1. Polaroid camera

I invested in a polaroid camera a couple of months ago, and I'm so glad I did! It's so nice to be able to print photos right then in there, instead of just keeping them on your phone and computer, and never having them in person. I also love the "vintage" quality of the photos, and there's so many cute ways to display them! You can easily turn them into a focal point in your room, and hang them up wherever you want.

2. Versatile eyeshadow palette

If you read my last post, you saw that I got the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette! It's perfect for the summer - and all year round, honestly - since it has some really pretty turquoise colors, as well as a warm shades. You really get it all with the palette! If that's not your cup of tea, though, there's plenty of palettes out there that are perfect for summer, like the Urban Decay Heat palette.

3. Comfy pair of shorts

I went to Pacsun this weekend and got a couple of pairs of shorts, and they're so comfy! They're mom jeans so they're high wasted, which is perfect for summer since there's so many crop tops to wear. I've been needing jean shorts for so long now, so I'm really glad to have picked up a couple of pairs! I'm really picky with them because I wear them a ton over the summer, so it's super important to me that I can wear them for the whole day..

4. Comfy sandals

I have had Birkenstock tan lines for probably three consecutive years now because I wear them year round. I wish I was kidding, but there's also a little part of me that's proud of the lines. They're seriously the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn, though, and I highly suggest looking into them if you haven't before! There's also a lot of cute sandals at Target right now, I recently got a pair for around $20 and they're really comfy!

5. Cute swimsuit - bikini or one piece

I finally got a one piece this year that has a really low back, and I absolutely love it! It's really convenient to just wear with a pair of shorts over them if I'm walking around but want to swim later, and it honestly just looks like a cute body suit. The plus side is I don't even have to wear a bra, so it's a win win. A staple swimsuit is definitely a summer essential though, even if you don't live by the beach. They're great to wear while tanning, going to the lake, or swimming in a friend's pool! You don't have to break the bank to find a cute one, either, which is great.

6. Sunglasses

My eyes are really sensitive to light, so a great pair of sunglasses is definitely a must! They're also great to add a little something to a more plain outfit, and of course they're really useful on bright summer days. The great thing about sunglasses is there's an option for everyone, and you can spend as much or as little money as you want on them, since pretty much most clothing stores have them. Like I said in the beginning of the post, check out Warby Parker to find a cute pair!

7. A bag to hold all of these things

A nice, big bag is definitely a summer essential, especially if you're having a beach day, or are going somewhere you need to carry all of these things in. I like to just get a large bag from Forever21, or Nordstrom in the BP section because they aren't too expensive and they have so many cute options. It's also nice to have a smaller bag in addition to a larger one, in case you're going to an amusement park, or somewhere you can't bring a large bag.

Alright, well there are seven of my summer essentials! I'm so excited for the rest of summer, and I definitely hope it's filled with lots of bonfires, beach days, and warm summer nights.

What are some of your summer essentials?

Thank you so much for reading, and have a wonderful day! :)

Not all photos are mine.
This is NOT a sponsored post.

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