“I exist, I am, I am here, I am becoming, I make my own life and no one else makes it for me. I must face my own shortcomings, mistakes, transgressions. No one can suffer my non-being as I do, but tomorrow is another day, and I must decide to leave my bed and live again.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
Hey sweetie pies, TGIF! Someone grab me a martini, haha! I am happy to see the weekend as I am sure a lot of you are as well! We have a few weeks until the official start of summer (according to calendar standards at least). Depending on where you reside it may already feel like summer, it definitely already feels that way here in H-Town! So with that being said, I figured now would be a great time to share with you my summertime essentials to beat the heat with grace, functionality and style!
Summer 2016 Essentials by stormiebjones featuring a man bag
Essentials for Pool/Beach
I love everything unicorns so having a unicorn float is so adorable for the pool! Of course, you have to have a beach towel or beach blanket. I am definitely obsessed with this positano beach blanket. Lastly everyone needs some type of sunscreen.
I love my handbags and I have so many that I am starting to lose count. However, I essentially only need two. One of which is a backpack in a neutral color which is perfect for those days in the park or just carrying all of your daily essentials without having to be weighed down. You can just throw on your backpack and forget about it! Another bag that I want is a fun, quirky crossbody (the one pictured is sold out but here is one silmilar). A bag like this is definitely going to strike up conversation. You can also let a bag like this one do all the talking when paired with a simple outfit!
During the summer, I don’t wear a full face of makeup a lot of the time. With the summer heat and my oily/combo skin, makeup just feels like it is melting off of a face. NO BUENO! I will however put on a light moisturizer such as my magical moringa which you sweetie pies know that I swear by! With the summer heat, a facial mist is always nice to carry to cool yourself off with. Now even though I don’t wear a full face of makeup, I feel naked without mascara and a liquid lipstick.
I love me some jewelry, but you already knew that. Two pieces that I am amped to rock this summer are ear climbers such as ear climbers and convertible necklaces. These type of necklaces are so versatile and perfect for a simple or glam look, day or night.
I love heels but my must haves for the summer are a pair of sneakers. These will be great for exploring the city, working out, outdoor concerts, and can be dressed with everything from bodycon dresses to leggings and a tee. I am also currently obessing over pom sandals. These are EVERYTHING! I will be rocking these with all white and denim for sure!
I personally feel like hair accessories are one of the most important things to have during the summer. Especially when you are in mortal kombat with humidity, beach hair, and windy conditions. It can become a real struggle out there so a few accessories to have on hand are key. One of which are these hair ties that add a pop of color and won’t leave a dent in your hair! I like to pin my hair to the side sometimes and this oversized circle clip is great to add a little oomph to my look. If you like top knots, especially for those really hot days then the bun cuff is perfect for you. It is also doubles as an arm cuff – making it worth the $$. Of course you will need a floppy hat to block the sun whether curb side or pool side.
Of course you got to have some sunglasses! I am currently digging mirrored sunglasses. They are EVERYTHING to me right now!
What are YOUR summer essentials? Leave me your thoughts below!
As always, XO and Stay FAB! ~ Stormie