Ahhhh... summer in Texas! A time when temperatures consistently top three digits and your face regularly feels like it's melting off your body. Have I convinced you Texas is the best yet? HA! (it actually is, just not because of the summer time weather.) Today I just want to share a couple things I am really enjoying this summer, in the hopes that your summer absolutely ends on a positive note!
Tons of Pool Time: I am not alone in my love for the water during these frying summer months. My baby boy lives for the days we get to visit our neighborhood pool or we fill up our backyard inflatable! Just don't forget the SPF.
Maxi Skirts: God bless whoever invented these. They allow me to skip a few days of leg shaving in the summertime without all the sad, sweaty cons of pants (it's also important to note that maxi dresses also belong in this category of summer fashion goodness). My favorite maxi skirt is now about 5 years old (from White House Black Market), so here are some good alternatives: this SheIn Cotton Pinstripe Cutie, this Belted Yellow Number, or this Asymmetrical Striped Skirt.
A Multi-Purpose Makeup Palette: If you have read my blog for any length of time, you know I'm obsessed with Tarte, and their new Clay Play Palette which i just bought at the beginning of July is a new favorite staple. I use it for contouring, bronzing, setting my concealer, brightening, eye shadow, and filling in my brows. It is so dang convenient, my only complaint is that Tarte didn't create a version for darker skin tones (rude!).
Espadrilles: These are my favorite summer shoes, because I can rock them from day to night, from the office to the backyard and feel cool and comfortable all day! Sometimes sandals are just too informal for the office, but my favorite pair of lace-up espadrilles always fit the bill and provide the perfect summer touch. The pair I rock on the regular aren't sold anymore, but here are some great ones you can find online now: these SheIn Ruffled Espadrilles in Khaki, these Kitty Cat Cuties, these Rose & Striped Espadrilles, or these Tassled Espadrille Sandals. BONUS: they're all under $40!
The Perfect Lipgloss: I have honestly never considered myself a lipgloss girl, or ever gravitated toward them in the store, but lately I've been trying out some new ones and going back to a few of my Buxom favorites. And boy am I glad I did! I am straight-up obsessed. I've found some gorgeous nudes for summer (right #OnTrend) with the perfect amount of color and shine. Here's a list of the glosses I can't stop rockin:
- Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint in Hella
- IT Cosmetics News Anchor Lip Flush Butter Gloss (helps your teeth look whiter!)
- Buxom's Full-On Lip Cream in White Russian
- Buxom's Full-On Lip Polish in Maria (cinnamon stick)
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