My Summer Must-Haves

It is officially summer! Today marks the first day of summer and I am ready for warm weather, afternoons by the pool, and lots of iced tea.

my summer must-haves

To prepare for the months of sunny weather ahead, I’ve compiled a list of everything I need to be cool and hydrated for what is sure to be a scorcher ahead.

Everything I’ll Be Using This Summer

High SPF Sunscreen

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MDSolarSciences Mineral Creme SPF 50

This sunscreen goes on smooth and creamy and instantly melts into skin, yet keeps the sun at bay for a burn-free summer. This will always be my favourite all-over sunscreen, perfect for face and body.

Comfortable Shoes

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Soludos Espadrilles

These shoes will get me everywhere this summer, and all the eclectic styles they come in make them perfect for any personality. I plan on wearing these everywhere, from the pool to Trader Joe’s to brunch with the girls.

Perfect Pool Read

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‘Landline’ by Rainbow Rowell

While you’re sitting poolside, drink your iced tea with a good book. Rainbow Rowell is one of my favourite authors and Landline is great for older readers. And when you’re done, read one of her other books!

Sweet Peach Blush

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Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso

If you’re staying out of the heat, still get that perfect sunny glow with a peach blush. This blush is 1) affordable and 2) amazingly natural looking. Your peachy cheeks are perfect for any summer outing.

Girls’ Night Dress

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Leith Surplice Tie Waist Dress

I’m all for a dress I can wear to any brunch, dinner, night out, or party and this is perfect for all occasions. The summer-y coral colour instantly brightens skin and will keep you cool on summer nights.

Beach Treat

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Bakers Royale Champagne Popsicles

A special little treat for the beach. And what’s in them is a secret between you and me.

Breezy Beach Shirt

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Lulumari Blue Embroidered Blouse

This blouse is perfect paired with white pants or denim shorts. The loose sleeves and cute embroidery make it a great hot weather go-to when you need to be out the door ASAP, but still look easy and breezy.

What is your favourite part of summer?


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