Summer Beach Essentials

Hello hello! Happy hump day everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. We went to the beach as you do in Florida and it was a perfect day. Being a Floridian going to the beach is something that happens quite often. I’ve grown up spending weekends at the beach or on the river so I’ve learned a few essential items to bring along the way. Check out my summer beach essentials below!

1. Sunscreen: I can’t stress the importance of this enough. When I was young I hated putting sunscreen on and would come home miserable and looking like a tomato. Now I am probably a little obsessive with it. I use the Neutrogena Beach Defense SPF 70 and apply it once an hour to ensure I am protected from the sun.

2:Sunglasses: These are a must for the beach. In Florida the sun can be super harsh and can be hard on your eyes. Sunglasses are needed especially if you will be at the beach for an extended amount of time. I think Forever 21 has some of the cutest and most inexpensive sunglasses out there.

3. A cute bathing suite: Okay this might sound a little dumb but I feel like its so much easier to enjoy yourself at the beach when you have bathing suite that makes you feel good and confident about yourself. I am currently in love with the one I have on. Its from Cotton On and is also affordable. Check it out here.

4. A Book: Its so relaxing to sit on the beach and read a good book. I am currently reading the Out from Egypt series. I can’t rave enough about these books. They suck you in and you never want to stop reading.

5. Small wristlet or pouch: I usually bring an empty Ipsy bag that way I can keep my phone, wallet, and keys without them falling to the bottom of my beach bag. It makes it way easier to find.

6. Massive Beach Towel or Beach Chair: While at the beach you are going to want something to sit in beside the sand. A big beach towel works great or if you prefer a chair you can easily find an inexpensive beach chair.

7. Water: It gets extremely hot in the summer and that makes it easy to get dehydrated. So while at the beach make sure you are drinking a lot of water!

 

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Cozy Autumn Days

Autumn is just a wonderful season. When the weather starts to change you feel like maybe life will slow down a little bit. I will be the first to tell you that when planning a wedding, working, and trying to find a place to live, life does not slow down one bit. In the midst of all the craziness that can surround us it important to slow down and spend time with the ones you love. Sometimes we get so caught up in the things in life that constantly keep us occupied that we forget to stop and enjoy the moment or season of life that we’re in. Don’t let the activities of life make you miss important moments. So this Autumn go to a Pumpkin Patch, find your way through a corn maze, sit around a bonfire, go on a hayride, and most importantly spend time with the ones who are close to your heart.


  

e.l.f Suprise

The other day I came home after a tough day and found a little package in my mail. I was thinking that this is strange I didn’t order anything. I came inside and opened it up and it was a few e.l.f products. I was so surprised and I am a big fan of e.l.f lately. I feel like they have stepped up their game in what they are producing. They sent me the Matte Lip color in Wine (which is a perfect shade for fall), Lip Balm in pink, a Eyeliner and Shadow Stick in Black, an eye shadow quad in Tantalizing Taupe, and the Perfect Finish HD Powder. I haven’t tried all of the product out but I’m sure they will be great! Wine is actually a color that I bought in their studio store a while ago but I’m not sure if it was matte so I’m excited to try this out. Sometimes blessings come in little packages and you have to learn to appreciate the little things in life. 

How to Wear the Trend: Floppy Hats and Gold Metal Jewelry

    Floppy hats and gold jewelry…two of my favorite things. I’m not a huge accessory wearing type of girl but I’ve recently started to love this trend and have figured out how I can wear this in a way that’s not over the top.

 I have to admit that for the longest time hats scared me to death. I always thought that I looked horrible in any and every type of hat. The first step was finding one that actually worked for me. My advice is try a bunch on. You never know until you try! My second words of advice are to be confident. I’ve realized lately sometime we as females get so caught up in what people will think if we wear this or that but honestly who cares. If you like the hat wear the hat! It’s that simple.  

Growing up I only liked silver jewelry but now I love gold. It’s so wearable and goes with so much. I like to keep it simple with my Giving Key that has fearless engraved on it. It’s super easy to pair with an outfit. Start with a simple gold necklace and you will literally be able to wear it with whatever you like.  

  Hope you enjoyed today’s post! Remember to always be confident in who you are! 

 

A Day in St. Augustine

I don’t think you always have to travel far to have an adventure. Today I drove around two hours to a cute little town in Florida called St. Augustine. St. Augustine is the oldest town in The United States. It’s full of cute little shops, small cafés, and lots of historical sites. I spent my day eating, touring, and shopping. The first thing I visited was San Marcos fort which is the largest historical site in St. Augustine it’s huge. Then I spent some time shopping in the Colonial Quarters. I picked up so fresh squeezed lemonade which was to die for. To end my day I went to a place in the Colonial Quarters called Milkshake and Waffle Bar. It was so good! Overall it was a fantastic day.

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Outfit of the Day

Today was a very special day because I got to go see my cousin’s sweet baby who was just born Saturday. She is beautiful and healthy. I am so in love! After My sisters and I went out for some Thai food and shopping at a rather large Target. Since it wasn’t to hot like it had been. I wore some thin tights from Target, my dress is Brandy Melville, my boots are from a boutique in NYC, and my hat is from Forever 21. I love this outfit. It’s chic yet comfortable. The hat pulls it all together. Hats have become staples in my wardrobe lately. I know this blog post was all over the place but hey just thought I would share my outfit and my thoughts with you all. XOXO

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Easter Dress: Which Will I Choose?

Easter seemed to spring up on us really quickly. Wink Wink did you get my joke? I try people. Anyways it seems like life has been so busy I haven’t had the time to shop for a dress. So off I went to the mall. I found several dresses that I really liked and it was hard to pick just one but I did it! So which do you think I chose? I guess you’ll find out on Sunday but until then take a guess.

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