Summer Essentials

Seersucker Shorts

Seersucker is a lightweight, breathable, fabric that dries easily and doesn't wrinkle.  Perfect for summer.  The name, seersucker, originates from the Persian words "shir o shekar," meaning "milk and sugar,"a resemblance of the smooth and rough stripes to the smooth surface of milk and bumpy texture of sugar. This summer, they're being worn tailored and mid-thigh.  

(Lauren Moffatt $245.00)

Summer Proof Makeup

Waterproof mascara often doesn't provide volume, but thanks to Mally Beauty's, waterproof and volumizing mascara, there's no need to compromise.  Created by celebrity makeup artist, Mally Roncal, this eye opener allows you to achieve full, luscious lashes even at the beach.  To remove, just make sure you have an oil-based makeup remover on hand.

(Mally Beauty $28.00)






The Perfect Sandal

Steve Madden's Hamil works on sand, looks great with shorts and can spruce up any sundress.  These thong flats accented with gold come in eight different colors from black patent to cognac multi.

(Steve Madden $49.95)

Mood Lighting

Can't escape this summer? Turn your home into a lakeside retreat with these nostalgic summer candles from Bath & Body Works.  Scents include: 

  • Lakeside Candle: Like the water after a cannonball, jump into an invigorating blend of fresh water, sheer musk and the perfect pop of lemon zest.
  • Boathouse Row Candle: Notes of moss, green sage and bay leaves capture the essence of a cool retreat in the shade with deep, blue water on the horizon.
  • Mahogany Teakwood Candle: Like the warmth of a boat's deck in the sun, the luxurious scents of fine woods – rich mahogany, cedarwood and oak moss – capture the essence of setting sail on a summer day.

(Bath & Body Works $20.00)

Healthy Baby Block 

Combining titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, Lavanila's chemical-free, healthy sunscreen protects delicate skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays to provide 100% natural SPF 40 protection. Formulated with shea butter, calendula and noni juice, the biodegradable, fragrance-free formula hydrates, moisturizes, and replenishes vitamins and minerals. No harsh chemicals like PABA, parabens, phthalates, nanoparticles and synthetic fragrances.

(Lavanila $20.00)


Disclaimer: Thanks to Bath & Body Works, Lavanila, & Mally Beauty for sending samples to facilitate this feature. As always, all views and opinions expressed are my own.