Summa Summa Summa Summertime! I know you have all been waiting for SWEET SUMMERTIME to arrive! In Texas the summer months are brutally hot. I mean let’s get real folks if you are not in the water or near the water you are probably melting into a pile of mush. Whether you are headed to the beach, lake, river, or pool this summer I have come up with a few summer essentials to make your days as awesome as possible.
I don’t know about you, but if you are anything like me then you might have a slight addiction to collecting bags. I mean they are just so fun and the bigger the better am I right. A staple to any summer day requires a fun and functional bag for whatever the occasion. I love these summer bags; they are bright and fun and give me all of the beachy feels. You can find them here and here.
I love hats! Now I can tell you that I don’t necessarily wear hats but I feel like I should when I am out in the sun. The Texas heat can be brutal as noted above so you really should be protecting your delicate beautiful skin so you do not get sunburned. A good way to protect your self is to shade your shoulders and chest by wearing a large sunhat. I have so many sunhats and floppy hats in my style closet for senior portrait sessions it is a little ridiculous. Sometimes I just go stand in the style closet and admire all of my beautiful hats and dream up new senior portrait sessions to use them in.
An awesome pair of shades can really just bring it all together. I really notice people’s sunglasses. There are some pretty awesome sunglasses out there. One brand that I have recently heard of that is really doing awesome things is Diff eye wear. When you buy a pair of sunglasses they provide a pair of reading glasses to a child in need. They have some super fun designs. Locally you can purchase them at The Stitch Shoppe in Buda. These would be an awesome accessory to add to any senior portrait session.
OK you are at the beach or local watering hole maybe the San Marcos River and you have the perfect beach tote with all of your goodies in it and your awesome hat helping to shield you from the horrid sun and your fabulous sunglasses that make you look and feel like a rockstar but you need a cute chic place to sit. If you know me you know I love boho anything!! You can take a boho wall tapestry and use it as a beach blanket and they are all the rage right now. Another super hip trend is to use a mexican blanket.
If you look in my purse at any given moment I have at least three tubes of lip gloss. You will need to keep your lips super moisturized and protected this summer so they don’t get all cracky and nasty. I like EOS lipbalm, I mean what’s not to like. The cute packaging, the different flavors, it’s just fun. Burt’s Bees is always fun and now they have tinted lip balm so you are protecting your lips and looking cute with a bit of color all at once.