Tuesday, June 14, 2011

summer essentials {Linda, rose a la mode}



Hi Good Life For Less friends! I'm Linda from Rose à la Mode! Jill is one of my (very few) daily reads and she inspires me everyday. So, I was absolutely thrilled and honored when she asked me to share some of my favorite things this summer with you guys! Here we go!



1. A small purse or clutch.  I don't like carrying a big bag any time of year. But in the summer with no giant coat or bulky sweaters I like to use a tiny purse that only carries the essentials—license, credit cards, lipgloss, keys, and phone. Then, if I have to carry extra stuff with me, I can just throw the tiny clutch into a much larger bag and use it as a wallet. I recently got one like this from the Coach outlet that I love!

2. Cold Beverages!  My ultimate summer drink is a Green Tea frappuccino from Starbucks. I love to order them with half the ice so the flavor is really strong! Yum! But since I don't want to spend $5 on a beverage everyday I've been making iced Peach Tea and I'm obsessed! Just get some peach tea bags from the grocery store, steep double the suggested amount of tea bags in hot water, add some honey and then pour over ice. Delicious!

3. Sunglasses. Sunglasses always make you look cooler, if you chose the right ones, that is. Aviators work every time. One of these days I want to invest in a pair from Ray Ban, but there are so many good, less expensive options out there. I also love the Ray Ban Wayfarer style. Got a pair from Target a few years back and they're great!

4. Summer Dresses. The best way to keep cool is in a great summer dress, like this fun blue one. You'll look good, and feel good. I recently went on a 12 hour road trip and decided to wear a dress instead of jeans—best road trip decision I've ever made!

5. Nail Polish. I always keep my little piggys polished in the summer. Right now I'm loving a coraly pink color (like Essie Tart Deco). But if I could only pick one color to wear the rest of my life I'd pick a light pink (like Essie Made to Honor). It is beautiful and always looks classic.

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What are your summer essentials?

8 comments:

Bug and Bird said...

this is a great 'summer must have' list and it's so fun that you invite some of your followers to participate and contribute to your blog!

i think it's a really good reminder of your readers' interests and the style of fashion they're into~

i have been blogging for about 2 weeks and only have about 20-ish followers, when do you think is a good time to start featuring people?

simplicityisultimatesophistication said...

these are all on my summer must have list..but I also have a summer straw hat on my MUST have list! so in, and so adorable

http://simplicityisultimatesophistication.wordpress.com/

simplicityisultimatesophistication said...

these are all on my summer must have list..but I also have a summer straw hat on my MUST have list! so in, and so adorable

http://simplicityisultimatesophistication.wordpress.com/

Jenni said...

I just purchased a little 4-pack of Essie nail colors, including Made to Honor. Tried out a light blue called Borrowed and Blue (it was a wedding 4 pack) first, but if you're saying Made to Honor is your absolute favorite, I'm going to have to try it soon!

Kassie said...

Love all these things!

Jill GG (good life for less) said...

thanks for contributing girly! I love your five!

CessOviedo said...

Essie colors are the cutest! I'm currently obsessed with their neon line, sunnies are always a must!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Linda Rose said...

yea! so great to hear what is on everybody else's list! a straw hat should definitely be on my list too! i've recently gotten a couple and LOVE them!

Thanks for letting me guest Jill!


 

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