“Alexa, let’s time travel to summer.” If this could be an option to do… When I was still in school, I would always look forward to summer because that was when I would have weeks off from school. Right now that’s totally different. When you work, you get a specific amount of days to plan your days off during the year. This requires a lot of planning skills. One thing I like about it is that I am able to plan days off around the busy summer season. This is kind of besides the point of this blog post… so, let’s get to business. Every season has it’s essentials and for this summer I had my summer essentials already in mind and here you have them listed per category: fashion, beauty and lifestyle.
… in my wardrobe.
I love when it’s time for the season switch in my closet. When seasons change, my wardrobe also changes. So, what you’ll find in my summer wardrobe this year are definitely a pair of jean shorts, a lightweight white blouse and a pair of sandals.
… in my toiletry bag.
Beauty items are a must during summer. In summer the temperatures are higher and the sun is beaming. This will have a big influence on your skin and body in general. A very important thing everyone needs to have in their toiletry bag is a sunscreen with SPF 50. Some people might find that a high SPF, but you don’t want to get wrinkly skin or, even worse, get skin cancer. So, protect your skin and use sunscreen! Since it can get pretty hot, it’s nice to get refreshed with a face spray, like the aloe, herbs & rosewater face spray from Mario Badescu or by using the rose quartz roller after it’s been in the fridge. This feels sooooo good!
One thing I can’t go without during summer is a neutral colored nail polish to paint my toe nails. I hate not having nail polish on my toes when I am wearing sandals. Right now I have been using this taupe/coffee colored nail polish and I love it.
… all things lifestyle.
Summer isn’t complete without sunglasses. Oh my, I really can’t leave the house without my sunglasses because my eyes can’t handle bright light. I have had my Ray-Ban Erika sunglasses for over five years now and I love this pair, so they are always in my bag. For summer I find it very helpful to use a canvas bag and throw all the things in it I will need during the day. For example, a water bottle, which most of the time won’t fit in a regular bag.
The past summers it has been incredibly warm where I live. That’s why I keep my window closed during the time the sun is beaming on my side of the house and put on my table fan. Can I get an amen for a table fan? When I was little all the table fans were so ugly. Luckily they have updated the design of them and they actually look very stylish while keeping the room cool.
Those are my essentials of the moment! During summer I am sure I will find even more essentials I can’t go without, but this is what I came up with for this blog post. Maybe I should make an updated one with essentials I use during summer and and share them later… Can we please take a moment for these very holiday type photos I took at the beach? Even when I can’t go on vacation, I just have to take summery, holiday photos and I love how they turned out for this post. What are your summer essentials? Do you have any suggestions for me?
I wish there were more public holidays during summer! I desperately need a break – especially after seeing your pretty photos! ❤️✨
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Ah, hopefully you’ll get to enjoy summer as well! Xxx
Your pictures are great! Really wanna go to the beach now! My summer essential is a bottle of water. I take it everywhere.
Thank you! Ah, water is such an essential. X
In de zomer is mijn belangrijkste musthave altijd zonnebrandmiddel. Dat koop ik bij de Action.
mooie foto’s die passen goed bij het temperatuurtje in de deze kamer
Heel mooie foto’s! De SPF 50 vind ik samen met mijn zonnebril het belangrijkste in de zomer!
Wat een hele mooie foto`s. Ik wil graag lekker niks doen in de zomer, alleen leuke dingen doen
Dankjewel! Haha same here.
Oh ik hou echt van jouw mooie foto’s! Lekker sfeertje, krijg meteen zin in het strand.
Ah, zo lief! Dankjewel.
Wat een prachtige foto’s. Zelf vind ik goede zonbescherming erg belangrijk. SPF en een zonnebril zijn dan voor mij een echte musthave voor de zomer.
Oeh, dat zijn ze zeker! X
Your blog is sooo aesthetic! You have done such a great job, girl.
Thank you so much! X
Loved reading this post 🙂 I hope you have a great summer!
Thank you so much! I hope you have a great summer too x
Thank you for sharing your essentials! Your beach photos are also so relaxing!
Ah thank you so much Mariann!
Oh wauw wat een prachtige fotos.phoee, denk niet dat ik wat op kan noemen omdat ik niet veel met de zomer heb..