Summer Essentials

Summer Essentials

As we gear into summer, I wanted to share some of my go-to summer essentials for summer 18! Of course I still have many of my favorites from previous posts (Resort Getaway Must HavesCoastal Getaway Look Book 1Coastal Getaway Look Book 2Coastal Getaway Look Book 3) but I thought it was time to do an updated post with all the new fashion trends!

Rattan Backpack

I’m sure your social media has been flooded with a variety of rattan bags or also known as straw bags. They’re a huge hit this summer and I’m sure you will be seeing them along each beach and coastline, if you haven’t already. One of my upcoming summer trips is to Guatemala and we have a couple days planned of exploring Mayan ruins and walking through the ancient streets of Antigua (blog post to come) so I thought why not opt for a backpack instead!

Rattan Bag

I mean how adorable is this backpack! It’s even lined with beautiful blue fabric in the inside to match the perfect ocean backdrops that it so perfectly suits! I searched the internet for a rattan bag and just could not find one that I felt was both economical and efficient. First, I saw this backpack on a sponsored IG post for an online boutique but it was on sale and priced at $100+ so I was kinda iffy about it. I decided to search Amazon (bless them) and found the same bag for $75 and included in my Amazon Prime so no shipping cost (winning)! **Linked below

Summer Dress

Tassel Straw Bag

Straw Tassel Bag

Is it really summer if you don’t have a multi-color tassel tied onto your straw bag? I mean really…is it? It also looks great as a beach accessory and best part…wait for it…it doesn’t hold the sand! Do a little shake, shake, shake and you’re sand free baby! WINNING! Pair it with pom pom or tassel sandals and be the ultimate beach fashionista!

Tassel Straw Bag


These are some of my favorite products to keep myself, my skin, and my mental refreshed and vibrant to help beat the summer heat! Keeping my skin, lips, and body moisturized is key in the summer, especially because I am so naturally drawn to the water and the salty sea…

First must have products for me is my Kate Somerville Mositurizer! It seriously keeps my skin nice and glowy all day! Best part, I mix it with my foundation to create my own DIY cc cream (thanks Sephora for the lesson).

Next would have to be my amazing face toner that smells and looks just as good as it feels. Made from Fresh beauty company it’s made with natural and real ingredients. Don’t believe me? Check for yourself and notice the real rose petals in the bottle. Also, if you have big pores LIKE ME then this is great for diminishing the appearance of large pores!

Final product, is this coconut oil smelling hair and body spray! No seriously, I did a quick tester at Urban Outfitters and instantly was like I will take a lifetime supply! PLEASE! Also, doesn’t smelling like coconuts give you all the summer feels…or is that just me?

All products linked below!



Dress: Dream Cloud, $78, Chambray Pocket Dress

Floral Crop Top: Forever 21, $13, Floral Flounce Crop Top

Earrings Forever 21, $7, Beaded Fringe Drop Earrings

Rattan Backpack: Amazon Fashion – Rattan Nation, $75, Woven Rattan Backpack

Tassel Straw Bag: Linked Similar Ones From Lowest Price ($38) to Highest Price ($198) at time of post (some bags were on sale).

Amale Tasseled Straw ToteBeach Weekend BagMallorca Straw ToteJane Straw Tote BagFidji Pom-Pom Straw CrossbodyBasket Small 7 Tassel Square BasketMulti Tassel Square Basket Tote


Moisturizer: Kate Somerville, $65, ExfoliKate Glow Moisturizer

Hair Spray: Quai Wave Spray, $12, Wave Spray Mini

Hair and Body Spray: Urban Outfitters, $24, Lait de Coco

Face Toner: Fresh, $44, Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner


Happy Shopping Loves <3






    • July 11, 2018 / 8:53 am

      Thanks so much 😀 this dress is seriously so great! Its simple so you can jazz it up with anything from earrings, shoes, belts, bags! <3

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