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Thursday, July 23, 2020

My Summer Essentials

Hi friends! It has been way too long since I have written a blog post. With quarantine, working from home, then transitioning back to the office I have not been very inspired to write but I am working on getting back into it! Summer is my absolute favorite time of year so I thought I would share some of my Summer favorites so far (both clothing/accessories and other random Summer essentials).  

Summer Outfit Essentials and My New Favorite Place to Shop


Hat // Top // Bottoms // Bag // Shoes // Blanket
A few of my Summer favorites can be seen in the photo to the right! If you follow along on instagram, you know that I am a huge beach lover. Hubby helped me set up this cute little spot for these photos and I of course had to bring my favorite accessories along. 

My Outfit 


This cute little set is from Elan and my gosh is it comfy! It honestly screams Summer and it is perfect for watching the sunset on the beach or just hanging out in the backyard.  They also offer a similar jumpsuit option which can be found here. I cannot recommend their clothes enough. I have been buying their pieces at boutiques and other retailers for years but they recently launched their own site! Definitely check them out if you haven't already. 

Accessories


You have seen this hat on me many times on instagram. It is the perfect beach hat! Honestly I think it may be one of my favorites in my collection (besides my absolute favorite I will show you later in this post). This hat is almost identical to the Lack of Color version but it will save you about half the cost of theirs. The LOC one can be found here

My other favorite accessory this Summer has been this cute straw beach bag. I bring it with me every time I go to the beach and it actually fits a decent amount considering it is a smaller bag. It has a removable tassel that adds a little color which I love to. 

My last essential from this shoot is this adorable blanket. This affordable piece makes the perfect beach blanket. It is so soft and light (not to mention the pattern is so pretty). Definitely a must have! 

My Favorite Summer Hat 

As I mentioned above, I would be sharing my absolute favorite hat. The Lack of Color Seaside Boater definitely takes the cake! I have been a huge fan of all things beachy my whole life. I mean even my dorm room had seashell and nautical decor. The moment I saw this hat I knew I had to have it! It is definitely a splurge item, but for me it was worth every penny. The quality of the hat is amazing and it has a very luxurious feel.  

Hat // Romper 
Here is this beauty in action! I mean how could you not fall in love with this beachy hat? I paired it with another adorable piece from Elan. This romper is another one of my favorites from their collection. You can wear it on or off the shoulders as the front ties and is adjustable. 

Other Summer Essentials


I know I primarily talk about fashion, but I wanted to share a few Summer essentials that I have been using non-stop for the pool or just sitting out in the yard. I promise you'll thank me for these!

Molds

Ice Pop Molds


These ice pop molds have been such a fun Summer essential! The possibilities are endless with these as you can really make whatever flavor you want! I made alcoholic ice pops, the ones pictured here are Pina Colada, Strawberry Daiquiri, and Miami Vice! You can make all kinds of flavors (non-alcoholic too of course) and even sneak some fruit in there if you have kiddos! I also bought these disposable ones for if we have guests over and they have been amazing as well! 

Hopsulator Trio (exact color) // Slim Version (this is the one I ordered)

Brumate  


Last but not least, probably my favorite on the list! This is one of those items that I didn't know I needed until I had one. Brumate carries all kinds of drink wear that is perfect for the beach, backyard, pool, or even just around the house (the one I have is from a local brewery). Everything is insulated so your drinks will stay cold or hot for hours. This is the hopsulator trio 3 in 1 and it fits 12 or 16oz cans. It can be used as a regular travel cup as well! They offer a slim version that fits cans like white claw, which I am waiting to come in the mail. I used mine all day by the pool and in the backyard and my drinks stayed nice and cool even though it was almost 100 degrees! Hubby and I both have one and we swear by it! I definitely recommend picking one of these up! 

I hope you all found something on my Summer essentials list that you loved! These are all items I have been using all Summer long and I know you will love them as much as I do. If you have a favorite Summer essential leave it in the comments or drop me a DM on Instagram! I am always looking to step up my Summer game and add to my collection. 

xoxo
-Nicole 





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My Summer Essentials

Hi friends! It has been way too long since I have written a blog post. With quarantine, working from home, then transitioning back to the o...