Here is the list of things in my summer essentials:
1. A small vintage suitcase. not too big and not too small. Just perfect for a trip to palm springs. I got this one at the flea market for less than $10 and its practically new and straight out of the 60s. I love it!
Rachel Comey wedge sandals. OBSESSED with her shoes. So comfortable and great quality. I'm usually not a heels kind of girl but these are amazing. I'd wear them everywhere with shorts or a cute sun dress.
Polka dot one peice. I wanted to be different this summer and try out a one piece swimsuit and this one is super duper cute. I know it doesn't look flattering in the photo but honestly, it fits like a glove and has that 50s feel to it. This ones from Modcloth.
Light Cardigan. I think I've had this cardigan for over 5 years. I wear it all the time. Its perfect for california's weather because its light yet still able to keep you warm if you stay later at the beach. Can't remember where I got this one but my closet is full of ones from madewell and jcrew. BEST EVER.
Moroccan Oil. This does wonders for my dry hair. Its a little pricey for a hair product but I promise its worth it if your hair has been dyed a zillion times over. It makes it shiny without being too oily.
Lastly, Karen Walker Number Six sunnies. Got these as a christmas gift. Love them. They are huge and make me look like a cartoon character. hahaha
2. A hat. Think I got this one from urban last summer. Love that its sorta big brimmed and reminds me of Bob Dylan's hat when I saw him play a few years ago.
Jean cut off shorts. I've had these for 2 years and they are still hanging in there. I added my own flare with a vintage 1940s scarf I found at the flea market.
Turquoise Cuff. I got this at the flea market as well for a steal. I still try to see if I can find one for the same price range and I always get so disappointed. My mom is so great at bargaining at the flea market and I think some of that quality has passed on to me.
Rachel Comey boots. Wasn't lying when I said I was obsessed. These were a gift from the husband for our wedding anniversary a few months ago and I wear them everywhere. The leather is super soft and it survived my outing with the boys shooting guns.
Jergens natural glow lotion. I don't buy the fancy smanshy self tanners because they are all super fake. This one actually works one shade at a time so your not yellow. It also keeps me moisturized all day.