Summer Essentials

June 18, 2015

Summer Essentials www.patternmepretty.me

a couple months back i participated in the b bar’s ‘monthly link-up’ series, where i talked about my three favorite instagram feeds. i loved participating in this series & because of it was able to add more blogs to my daily reading list & even formed a few virtual friendships – maybe one day we’ll all meet in person!

this month’s word of the month is ‘essential,’ so the june link-up post question asks, what are your summer essentials? i’ve rounded up my favorite summer pieces below. many of my picks happen to center around the beach but isn’t that what summer’s all about? enjoy!

no. 1 bathing suit (s) : get two nice bathing suits & make sure you can mix and match. now you have 4. product links: white top & bottom polka dot top & bottom.

no. 2 beach tote : it’s always smart to have a beach tote on hand but even smarter when it’s a good size (not too small & not too big). it should also be a neutral color. one of the worst feelings is when your bag doesn’t match your outfit.

no. 3 cover-up : one thing i always used to forget about was a cover up for the beach / pool. wearing shorts and a tee just isn’t going to cut it anymore. plus, cover-ups are hassle free – easy on, easy off.

no. 4 travel perfume : smelling good all the time is key. on hot sticky days in the summer when you’re sweating more then ever, it’s always a good idea to have perfume. i recommend bobbi brown’s ‘beach’.

no. 5 reading : if you’re like me, you get easily bored at the beach. laying in the sun for hours on end, doing absolutely nothing, isn’t very appealing to me. having a good beach read on hand is key. plus, when you’re not on vacation you get stuck in daily routines that getting through a whole book is often challenging. the coincidence of coconut cake was listed on huffington post’s fictional summer reading list this year.

*be sure to check out what these other gals have to say about their summer essentials below!

26 and Not Counting
Alyssa J Freitas
soak and simmer
The Not Quite Adult
Carrie Loves
The Yuppie Files
PRBlonde
Knowing Kelly
Something Good
Feathers and Stripes
Cassandra Monroe
Otherworldly
Sunny Side Up
Life Modifier
Leigh Clair
Rae Loves
Rose Colored Water
Rossetto
Fashion to a T
PreppyPanache
Emilie Lima Burke
Ember & March
Business Betties
with love from ellie
Mint Julep Girl
Love Peace and shimmer
Rae Everyday
Little Wild Heart
star-crossed smile
Luv in the Bubble
Perfect Enough For Us
LIFE BY BRI
Sorcha Eleanor
Brikasia
Dreams and Colour Schemes
Elana Lyn
Sequins & Strawberries
Pattern Me Pretty
Beauty and the Pitch
White Oak Creative
The Toppy Top
White Cabana
In The Grey
Taryn Williford
Cooper + Thames
Mrs. on the Move
Magnificent Temptations
Meg Biram
Victoria McGinley

xx

12 thoughts on “Summer Essentials

  1. Rachel

    Love that beach bag! It really does match with everything and looks super light. I’m so ready to get rid of my heavy leather purse.

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  2. Erica

    I’ve wanted that perfume for a couple of years now. I have no idea why it’s taken me so long to make the purchase. Sephora, here I come!

    Reply

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