Summer Favorites

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


White linen dresses, playful sunnies, and glowing make-up - all of these are what I'm loving for summer right now. During the warmer months it's always 'less is more' when it comes to dressing and makeup, so I like to incorporate some stand out pieces to help reflect that. 

Here are a few of my favorite things...

FASHION

When it comes to accessorizing for the summer season I love a straw basket or a nice bucket bag. This bag from urban outfitters is a happy medium as it could easily transition from summer to autumn (and it's on sale right now so grab it before it's gone). Also, it's a knock-off of a Simon Miller handbag which can retail for over $500!
I have wanted a pair of these sunglasses ever since the Le Specs x Adam Selman collab came out and everyone grabbed The Last Lolita style. Thanks to stores like Zara you can buy a similar pair for a fraction of the price!
Going into this season I knew I wanted a dress that resembled an Isabel Marant style, and thanks to Free People I did just that! I believe this dress is still available and it's called 'In The Mood For Love Mini Dress'. I've gotten so many compliments on it and I can see myself wearing it for as long as I possibly can! 



The Castaner Carina canvas wedge espadrilles are the perfect shoe for summer and they are finally mine. Thanks to people like Alexa Chung and Jeanne Damas I have wanted this specific style of shoe for as long as I can remember. They really elongate the leg because of the wedge but they have a great cushion so it feels like you're walking on air! I can't recommend these shoes enough!

MAKEUP
When it comes to makeup during this time of year I like a lighter coverage and thanks to Charlotte Tilbury's Light Wonder foundation I can achieve that look. People ask if I'm even wearing makeup because you can still see your actual skin coming through but it just adds a nice dewy glow while applying a nice even base. 
The Glossier Cloud Paints are pure magic and are so easy to apply thanks to their gel formulation. They give me a sun kissed complexion when I mix them together.

Another product that adds a gorgeous glow is the RMS Living Luminzer. 
This product is a cult favorite (just look into anyone's Into The Gloss Top Shelf).
Miranda Kerr, Lily Aldridge, and Rosie Huntington Whiteley all rave about this all natural highlighter! 
For my eyes I've been loving the fluttery look I get by using Glossier's new mascara called Lash Slick! I usually gravitate towards a thick and clumpy mascara but this has been a nice change.
For lips I just slick on a bunch of the Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb!
It's not sticky, smells amazing, and adds a subtle plumping effect. In pictures I can really see a difference in my lip size thanks to this hero product!
As for scents and body care I've had these three on rotation: Glossier Body Hero, Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess perfume, and the Ouai Rose Oil. They keep my skin hydrated and smelling of summer for hours and hours.

MISCELLANEOUS 

I love to have a good book on hand while tanning by the pool or for a long plane journey!
Right now I'm reading two books at the moment and thoroughly enjoying them: 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt and 'Sweetbitter' by Stephanie Danler (both set in New York.. I'm sensing a theme).

There have been some amazing new releases in the music industry and I also go back to oldies that remind me of summer. 
1. LANY just released a heart breaking new single called 'Thru These Tears'
2. Florence and the Machine released a stunning new album and I would give 'South London Forever', 'Big God', and 'The End of Love' a listen!
3. The alternative French band, Phoenix, released an amazing album last summer that I recently went back to as it reminds me of this time of year. 'Lovelife', 'Goodbye Soleil', and 'Tuttifrutti' are just a few of my favorites

Happy Summer x

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