Summer Essentials

The hottest part of summer is upon us.  Here are some beauty products and fashion choices to keep you cool and stylish during the dog days of summer.  Just one rule: absolutely no rompers.

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Revive Perfectif Even Skin Tone Cream- $275 at Bloomingdale’s

Formulated with SPF 30, this face cream not only shields you from the sun, but also works to repair dark spots from previous damage.  It’s thick enough to be moisturizing on its own, but can also be worn under makeup without pilling or causing breakouts.  You know you need to be wearing sunscreen everyday year-round, but it is especially important in the summer when the sun is stronger and you spend more time outside.  Don’t wait until you see wrinkles, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of botox!

 

 


Kiehl’s SPF 50 Waterproof Sunscreen- $29 at Saks

Speaking of sunscreen, you’ll be needing some for your body as well.  This waterproof SPF 50 sunscreen is perfect for the beach, it got me through a week in Hawaii with no sunburns at all, even after spending a few days in the water snorkeling!  Do remember to reapply every two hours or after you get out of the water.


Splendid Tank Dress- $98 at Nordstrom

When it’s really hot you need something flowing that hangs away from your body.  Splendid’s super light and soft viscose fabric makes this dress perfect for lounging around the house or running errands around town.  It also makes a great swimsuit coverup.


Joie Klea Silk Dress- $428 at Nordstrom

Glittering, golden stripes liven up this slouchy, chic silk midi dress.  Light and gauzy, it’s perfect for catching the breeze and keeping cool at your next outdoor event..

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Venus Braided Leather Sandal- $229 at Saks

The perfect sandal to go with practically anything in your wardrobe.  Add a touch of Grecian glamour to peasant dresses, or use as a chic alternative to flip-flops at the beach.

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AG Prima Sateen Cigarette Jeans- $178 at Saks

Super soft and stretchy, these cigarette pants don’t feel like jeans at all, more like stretch khakis.  They are made primarily of a cotton/modal blend, which keeps them lightweight and breathable.  I recommend buying them in every color, you’ll be wearing them year-round for sure!

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Herbivore Botanicals After Sun Skin Soothing Aloe Mist- $20 at Nordstrom

Nordstrom recently started carrying this Seattle-based vegan-friendly, eco-conscious beauty brand.  This after sun mist uses a cooling blend of aloe, mint, lavender, and witch hazel to provide instant relief to hot, sun-exposed skin.  Made without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial ingredients, fillers,  alcohol,  and artificial colors, it delivers only  pure and simple ingredients to your delicate, sun damaged skin.  Relief is instantaneous, and it’s cooling powers are perfect for the hot days ahead, regardless of your sunburn situation.

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Trina Turk Studio Swimsuit- $136 at Nordstrom

Nordstrom has a plethora of one-piece swimsuits that are actually cute this season.  I recommend snapping up a few of them during their anniversary sale and saving some for next year, too.  Cute one-pieces come around so rarely, it’s definitely worth the splurge!

 

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