Summer Essentials

It’s heating up and summer is officially in the air. It's time for hot summer days, short-shorts, dresses, and best of all, exploring! It's been a while since I've shared my essentials on my blog and keep in mind they change every year and for the most part, every season. So, I figured today is the perfect day to share some of my summer essentials since today is the first day of summer. So let's begin!

My essentials this year are very minimal, and I think that happened naturally because of the changes I have been making in my everyday life. I'll share more about that in a future life update post but for now lets focus on my summer...time essentials!

Summer Fridays R + R Mask
I heard a lot about this Summer Fridays masks and after some convincing I finally decided to stop by Sephora for a sample, but I ended up buying it! Not only did I love the rose smell, but the packaging is super slick and minimal, and I loved how soft the consistency was once I put it on my face. I've used this mask 8 times already and I absolutely love it! I'll definitely be using this mask all summer to keep my face looking fresh and beautiful! 

Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer™ Physical Daily Defense 
Did you know your skin is the largest external organ? No? Well it is and with more of it being exposed during summer it's even more important to take care of it. For about 2 years now, I've been using the DE Umbra with SPF 30 and it has become a staple of mine in my daily routine. If you are in your 20's it's something you should be considering integrating into your everyday life in order to protect your skin in the future. So remember, take care of your skin during summer and wear sunscreen!

The Ray-Ban Round Metal Sunglasses
I'm not someone who likes to hoard sunglasses. I've literally been using my Ray-Ban Clubmasters for years, maybe like 6 years now. But this year I decided to treat myself to a new pair. I might sound like a broken record because I already talked about these sunglasses in my What's in my Bag post but I seriously love my Ray-Ban rounded sunglasses. They’re so chic and simple, and I'm pretty sure I'll be using this pair of sunglasses until something tragic happens to them.

Rattan Circle Crossbody Bag
Last year I really got into straw bags and I purchased a rattan circle crossbody bag from Urban Outfitters. To this day I am still obsessed with this bag, I love it because it' perfect for summer. I must admit I have seen a few straw bags I like this year but I'm not trying to hoard stuff, plus my aesthetic has become very minimal and I've been a bit more frugal with my money because our (Ricky and I) life goals have changed a bit and I'll speak more about that in a future post. 

Sam Edelman Khloe Espadrilles
Something I love to wear during summer are espadrilles, normally I buy them from H&M however, they always get ruined really fast. So this year I decided to treat myself to some "high-end" espadrilles and like it says above I purchased the Sam Edelman Khloe Espadrille and I love them! They're laid back shoes that can make any outfit you’re wearing look effortless and casual but still stylish. I've been receiving a ton of compliments when I'm wearing them and I'm always telling people these are the best espadrilles I've purchased, and are just as beautiful and well made as the Chanel espadrilles. Definitely a must purchase! 

Cotton On Woven Camila Button Through Dress 
Dresses are seriously the best option for summer because they help you keep cool in the heat. And lately I've been loving this dress from Cotton On, its the perfect cozy dress. It doesn’t take much effort to turn this dress into a cute and stylish look, all you have to do is throw on a few basic accessories like my espadrilles, a cute bag, a simple necklace, and voilà you have the perfect summer outfit. 

And that's it! Let's continue the conversation below and let me know what are some of your summer essentials? Like always, thank you so much for reading and happy summer!



  1. I have very similar essentials as you do in this post. I've been loving my Ray Ban, it's the only sunnies I now wear. I was so excited when I was able to start using my straw bag again it's so perfect for the season. Such a statement bag. I picked up a sample of the R + R mask and surprisingly I wasn't really a fan of it. I ended up picking up the Overtime mask because I favored it more and saw more of a difference on my skin.

    Juliana | Ohhjuliana

    1. Twinning! Those two are my favorite to use, I keep grabbing them on the weekend. Since during the week I tend to stay more low key. I'll have to try the rest of the Summer Friday mask but currently both Ricky and I are really enjoying the R & R, it's been great.


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