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Summer Favorites Under $70



Children are heading back to school, the beach is getting less crowded, and my skin is finally turning back to its normal shade. It must mean summer is finally wrapping up. With another successful season under my belt, I decided to share with you my summer favorites . They’re all under $70, so be sure to treat yo’self!

Athleta Coverup in Sour Apple (Gap)  $24.99

Sometimes, the least amount of clothing is the best. Until, of course, you go out in public! This sour apple cover up is not only bright and cheery, but will also keep you dry and appropriate to go out after the beach.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen (Walgreen’s) $11.49 

Take care of your skin, because you’re literally bound to it for the rest of your life. As a chronic sweater (oops, did I say that out loud…), I need a sunscreen that will stay put and do its job. This is the only sunscreen I use when I go outdoors because its gentle enough to keep my skin free from breakouts and dryness, but strong enough to protect me from the sun’s harmful rays. I apply once every hour just to make sure I’m always covered! Don’t forget to apply at least fifteen minutes before sun exposure!

Argan Oil of Morroco Body Wash (Target) $6.49

The sun can dry you up quicker than a prune! Be sure to keep your body hydrated with argan oil. It’s high in Vitamin E, which means your skin will stay moisturized for longer. Plus, it smells delicious.

  Osprey Luxe Beach Towel in Cobalt and Green design by Sunny Life (BurkeDecor) $69

The gorgeous contrast of cobalt and green is perfect for making a statement in the sand. I’ve always been a fan of loud prints, and this one sure caught my eye.

Aladdin Mason Jar (AllModern) $18.46

Everything tastes better in a mason jar, even water! I fill my mason jar with everything from chai tea to juice to water infused with fruits. The built in handle makes it easy to hold, while the straw simply makes sippin’ easier.

Optimist Yellow Nail Polish (Debenhams) $16

I always use summer as an excuse to bring out the bright tones, especially when it comes to my nails. This sunny color is a perfect shade to add a pop to your nails while keeping things fun and flirty.
Perfect Bar (Shop Perfect Bar) 8/$24

These bars couldn’t have a better fitting name…they truly ARE perfect.  With a consistency similar to cookies that melt in your mouth, it’s pleasantly surprising that they’re jam-packed with super foods and tons of healthy additions. Without any exaggeration whatsoever, these taste like pure Heaven in my mouth. They’re great before workouts, trips to the beach, or even on the side of a protein shake. My favorites are Almond Butter & Peanut Butter! And did I mention they’re a local company? It’s just perfect.

#GirlBoss by Sophia Amorusa (Amazon) $16.17

One of my favorite books, #GirlBoss is sure to inspire you to throw your excuses out the door, follow your dreams, and make a name for yourself. It’s an easy read that’s filled with great advice on being a #GirlBoss. Can I get an amen for girl power?

What were your must-have items this summer? Let me know below!

Saturday: Brunch, Shopping, and Literature

I’ve made my love for Brunch quite clear. In fact, it gets to be capitalized, because it’s that important to me. I love that I’m able to get a hearty meal even after I sleep in. The early bird catches the worm? Yes. But the girl who finally gets to sleep in on the weekend catches the Brunch! ;)

J and I headed over to our favorite little spot down the street. We ordered our normal meals, as usual! I ordered a breakfast quesadilla with a side of fruit instead of rice and beans. He ordered Cowboy Steak, which was a massive, well-done steak, fried potatoes with onions and bell peppers, and a biscuit and gravy. Needless to say, we couldn’t walk properly after eating! Whenever meals are big, I pack up leftovers for the next meal. If you’re worried you’ll overeat, ask your waiter to pre-pack half your meal before bringing it out!



I had some things to return to CostPlus World Market, which should’ve taken five minutes, but actually took thirty. I get so carried away in there; it sure is dangerous! I found this wine bag at CostPlus; why it was in the Clearance section, I’m not sure. I’d buy these for all my friends’ gifts…

Cat Bag

We then found ourselves at HomeGoods afterwards, which, oddly, I had never been to before. I was blown away by the selection and immediately wanted to remodel everything. A travel themed room? What about an automobile room? Or a beach theme? The possibilities are endless. My money? Maybe not so much…


Home Goods


Home Goods


Home Goods



I finished up #GirlBoss afterwards and felt so invigorated. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to read for pleasure and my goodness, #GirlBoss was the perfect book to dive back into! For those who haven’t read it, I highly suggest you do so. I’ve never felt so empowered, motivated, or determined to succeed. Thanks Sophia! Stay tuned for a thorough review of the book. You can purchase the book at Amazon here.

What’s the last book you read?