Summer has always been my favorite season, there are just so many fun things to celebrate! I also love how my personal style is a bit more low maintenance when it’s hot. I kind of give my hair and skin a breather by spending less time heat styling and putting on much makeup and embrace a more natural look. The same holds true style-wise too and I wanted to share my go-to summer wardrobe staples. Each of these pieces can be mixed and matched and styled in so many different ways. This would also be a great packing outline if you’re heading out of town in the summer months!
I don’t know if I’m alone in this but when it comes to swimwear, a cute beach bag is the thing I forget to buy. I seem to spend all my money on bikinis, coverups, sandals and sunglasses and forget the bag. I’ve been hauling along an old ratty one for a few seasons without really thinking anything of it. But recently I’ve been seeing SO MANY cute ones and I’m like, where have I been? So, to prep for my upcoming trips I’m determined to find the best one possible.
What about you? Do you have a cute beach bag you absolutely love?
This dress from Paper Crown’s collaboration with Rifle Paper Co screamed 60’s resort wear to me. It was an obvious choice to pack to my most recent trip to Palm Springs. Like I’ve mentioned, Jeff and I can’t go out to Palm Springs without visiting our favorite hotel and this dress fit in so well at The Parker.
If I were to design a dress to represent that hotel it would be this one. It’s loose, breezy fit is the perfect piece to throw on after a day in the sun. And it looks so pretty when you do a few twirls in it. Because, let’s be honest, when I put on a dress my inner six-year-old comes out and I can’t help but twirl away.
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I’m nosey so I always love seeing what other people carry in their bags. Whether it’s the every day purse, clutch or beach bag I’m insanely curious to what everyone else hauls around. Maybe I’m missing something that could change my world and I don’t even know. Anyway, here’s a peak at what I brought to the pool last weekend in Palm Springs.
A few things that are always with me? Sunglasses, chapstick and my cell phone. I’m not the girl who carries a makeup bag in their purse, but every time I’m out with girlfriends and one pulls hers out I make a mental note to stash mine away. Somehow this never seems to happen, but I love brining a tinted moisturizer, or this complexion rescue from bare Minerals (more on that here) when I’m out in the sun.
kimono // sonix palm iphone case c/o // blue life bikini c/o bikini.com // karen walker sunglasses // sun bum spf 30 // sonix pineapple iphone case // bare minerals complexion rescue c/o // sun bum face spf // eos lip balm // straw bag (love this one) // one teaspoon shorts
I hope you had a great weekend, thanks so much for reading!
I'm Ashley, a professional stylist, wife, and new mom, sharing my love of fashion, beauty, home decor, travel, and life in sunny Southern California!