Hi all- so it's clearly not actually summer, but it's hot and sunny and it totally feels like it, so here are my almost sorta summer essentials.
Romper- Derek Heart (Tj Maxx) I never thought I was a romper person. I tried one on in Forever 21 accidentally (thinking it was a dress) back when they first became a thing in like 2011 and hated it. This is the first I've tried since, at Anna's request, and I love it. The jersey material is great, and I love the lace and halter. It wears really well over a lace halter bra from Free People and it falls just right on my (very) 5 foot frame.
Bag- Lucky Brand (Tj Maxx) I love the black leather and fringe combo- it's usually only dark or chestnut brown bags that have fringe but I wear too much black to invest. I fell in love with this bag and it's quickly become my go-to summer bag.
Shoes- Blowfish (Tj Maxx) I've been looking for a pair of killer flatform sandals and these are it. I love the black and metallic silver, they're great
Sunglasses- Minkpink (Tj Maxx) I love the metal and they have a nice weight to them. I have mega sensitive eyes and the summer sun leaves me a crying mess so leaving the apartment without sunglasses isn't a game.
Rings- (Maxwell's The Other Side) I love snake, and the stars and moons one is great as a midi ring
Perfume- YSL Parisienne (Sephora) When this scent was first release I was obsesses with it. I love the musky rose. I forgot about it for a while and I'm really loving it for this season
Lotion- YSL Parisienne (Sephora) When combined with the perfume, you smell killer all day, and I swear your sweat will smell like roses.
Cuticle Cream- Zum Body My roommate Lauren bought something from Zum Body and received a ton of samples along with her order. She gave them all to me, and I love the company so far. This cream is so so so thick and really great for me because 'my nail beds suck' and the scent is really herbal and nice.
Lotion- Zum Body Also from Lauren, this vanilla scented cream is thick and killer for just after shaving your legs or for dry hands. Thanks Lauren!
Massage bars- Strawberry Feels Forever and Shimmy Shimmy (Lush) recently I dragged my boyfriend to Lush (he actually definitely loved it and got samples for himself) and I picked up these massage bars. The strawberry one smells unreal and the other is mega glittery. They both are super hydrating and are like 10x easier than lotion. So great.
Jed's Hard Black Cherry (Hannaford) This is the most delicious adult beverage. I love the black cherry and can't wait to try other flavors.