Thursday, August 1, 2019

Top Ten Favorite Purchases of the Summer


I can't believe it's August already. I hate to say this, but summer will be over before we know it and I plan on soaking up every last second of it these next few weeks. I wanted to share my favorite summer purchases so far- what I've used/worn/loved the most.


ONE // KAANAS FLATS:: These have been my go to summer flats that I wear just about every day. I remember a reader had messaged me soon after I bought them asking if they were good for running around from day to day with kids and I said while they were comfortable, they wouldn't be my first choice. Well, these sandals ended up being just that for me. I spend most of my days at the beach and I think that's why they have worked so well. They are easy, comfortable, and not crazy expensive so if they get trashed this summer, I won't mind replacing them next year.


TWO // LIVING PROOF RESTORE PERFECTING SPRAY:: Technically I bought this bottle last year but I kind of forgot about it. Once we moved, I rediscovered it and it has been an absolute life saver this summer for both myself and Lila. My hair has felt significantly more damaged this summer I think due to the fact that I've been swimming more now that we have a pool at our home. And Lila, well, her hair is pretty much a rat nest by the end of the day. We've been spraying this daily in our hair after showers and baths and it has been such a game changer. I can't recommend it more.


THREE // J. CREW ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT :: I basically have three swimsuits that fit me. This J. Crew one piece is one of them. I have a longer torso and have a really hard time with one pieces. This suit fits so well and has great butt coverage. I seriously dislike skimpy bottoms on suits!


FOUR // EBERJEY ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT :: This Eberjey one piece is one of the other swimsuits that fits really well and is my favorite for pairing with skirts and sarongs. It also comes in black which is always a good option.


FIVE // TIARE HAWAII CHEYENNE DRESS :: This dress was legit just in stock YESTERDAY for the first time since I bought it and now it's already gone. Ugh! I'm linking it anyway just in case it comes back in stock in the next few days. The style is still available in this print and this one. I love anything with a smocked/fitted top and a loose bottom. I think it's a super flattering style on just about everyone. It would also work really well with a baby bump. Actually most of their maxi styles work well with bumps! LOVE this blush one! If you like the print and color of the blue dress, it comes in this two piece set (the skirt is!!) and this shorter dress style. The perfect summery beach styles if you ask me. And the price point on all Tiare Hawaii stuff is great. Bloomingdale's and Shopbop have a great selection of styles.


SIX // WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING :: A little confession, I haven't read a book from start to finish since before Ellie was born. I just didn't have the time and felt too exhausted to start anything. Summer is the perfect time to read in my opinion. I have really been enjoying this book and have been sneaking in a few pages any chance I get and carry it with me daily. My husband is a huge reader and reads almost every night. I usually work on the blog while he reads but lately I've been ditching my computer and reaching for my book and it has been amazing.


SEVEN // CJ LAING BEACH BAG :: Someone asked if I had a partnership with CJ Laing because I post so often about them. And the answer is no, I don't. I just really love their store on Nantucket and always find so many beautiful things. I don't get any commission from any sales, I just love sharing what I love. I have the medium size beach bag in light grey but it looks like it is sold out. The dark grey is still available!


EIGHT // HEMANT AND NANDITA SAKURA MIDI DRESS:: Ahh! My favorite midi (maxi on me!) is on sale right now. This dress is so so beautiful and can be worn casually or dressed up. I love it so much and it was one of my most popular pieces on the blog this summer. I have had a few readers reach out saying they bought this and love it so much. It's not on sale here but they have it available in XS.


NINE // ONE KINGS LANE BEVIN CHAIRS :: Full disclosure, I did NOT pay full price for these chairs. I bought them for a fraction of the price on The Real Real (second hand). However, after having them in my own home now and sitting on them, feeling them, looking at them in person, I probably would have paid full price because the quality is out of control so good. The style is so modern and chic and I'm in full on love with them.


TEN // ANTHROPOLOGIE ANYA TWIST HEADBAND :: I have bought and returned more headbands than I care to admit. I don't have the most flattering shaped head for headbands but this one from Anthro is amazing and has actually been THE MOST purchased item on the blog this summer. It is so comfortable and doesn't give me headaches (something that always happens when I do wear headbands). It comes in a ton of colors and is $18. Win, win!

This post was so fun to make! Hope you enjoyed my little round up. ENJOY this last month of summer! Savor the sunsets, warm weather, down time, your friends and family. Xo


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