Summer Must Haves

It might still be spring for some of you, but down here the summer is blasting and I'm not even mad about it! I've already got a few shades of tan going on, the tanks and shorts are out and the AC is pumping. My favorite thing about living in southern California is the blazing sunshine! I'll welcome the 110 degree heat with open arms, but not without a few of my favorite things.

Moisturizer: The SoCal heat dries my skin out so bad. Even my hands get dry and crackly as if I was still back in the New England cold. I recently started using Cetaphil (I know, I'm so behind!) and I love it! Make sure you are using a moisturizer that contains at least SPF 15, but higher is better - lets try to avoid sun spots and skin cancer!

RayBans: I mean, any sunnies will do but my Wayfarer classics are my #1. Sometimes I'll thrown on one of my cheap pairs of sunglasses and I end up with a headache. As soon as I put my Ray's on, the world and my head are like a whole new place. Great sunglasses are an investment, but oh so worth it.

Light Weight Dresses: Go for the flowy and free feeling ones. That makes me sound like a hippy, but really though it's like wearing a built in AC. And the shorter the better, let the breeze in!

Bikinis: I mean, duh. Do I even need to write about this one? If you're not feeling confident enough for a bikini... lift your head up, get in front of that mirror and tell yourself you are beautiful! And then put on that 'kini and strut your ass out into the sun!

Converse: I've had my black hi-top Chucks since 2001. Yep, the same pair all these years. They're my everything. But I love my low-top white (or any light color) to go with any summer outfit.

Bright Nails: Just wear summer on your nails, so it's always in your view - especially when you're locked in an office all day with no windows (me). The happy color will lift your mood!

Everyday Flip Flops: Any basic just to slip on at every moment. As we all know, Old Navy runs the basic flip flop game.

So everyone, what did we learn today? SUMMER RULES! [said like "O'Doyle rules!"] Now go shopping!

xo, Kelly Louise


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