I seriously can’t believe just a few weeks ago I was shivering in New York City! I’ve since been staying down with friends in North Carolina, and the weather has been so hot and humid, all I can think about is stocking up for summer. The day of my half marathon, it was actually 100% humidity out, and the day after we went straight to nearby Carolina Beach.
I’ve already talked about the mad love I’ve had for one piece swimsuits (and I finally got to wear the Target crochet one I bought back in March), but I also thought I’d cover some more summer essentials, this time inspired by Amazon!
Since I was in Korea for so long, the only time I used Amazon was to order Audible or Kindle books. Getting home, I kept hearing about people ordering the most random things, and since then I’ve been doing some serious online window shopping.
I can’t believe how many items there are! I’ve vaguely seen ads about their grocery service too? And not only are there so many choices, they’re pretty quality as well. I thought I’d put together a list of my favorite Amazon-inspired summer essentials.
I’m a big dress person in the summer. I pretty much try to stick to cotton, linen, and rayon fabric (just the thought of polyester makes me sweat), and the looser the better.
I don’t know about you, but I’m actually not a huge denim shorts person! Maybe when I weigh about 20 lbs less, I will be, but even when I was a swimmer, I was constantly in loose, stretchy shorts (shout out to the Soffe short days). Lately, I’ve really been into printed shorts with white tops and tan sandals.
One piece and high waisted suits for the win. I actually can’t believe how many options there are on Amazon. I especially love the one I posted above as it also has a pretty palm tree print and off the shoulder top.
Cleaning out my childhood home, I actually rediscovered these white heart sunglasses I bought way back in high school. I think they’ll be pretty fun to wear this summer as a quirky detail. I also love the rose gold tint and white, slightly retro sunglasses.
If I could, I’d honestly be barefoot all summer long. However, I’d probably burn my feet off within five seconds, so sandals are the next best alternative. While my slip-on Birkenstocks are my go-to, I also love sandals with simple straps as well.
Of course, the perfect bags for summer are straw or canvas! I have plenty of canvas bags, but I’ve been really interested in little straw clutches or crossbodies lately.
Have you seen “Big Little Lies” with Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, etc? If not, go watch it right now. It’s so good. The book is even better. I just finished another book by Liane Moriarty, The Last Anniversary, and loved it. The best part about beach or pool days is ditching my phone and reading stretched out on a lawn chair or floating in the pool. Below are some other books I’ve read or have on my Kindle to read.
Some other summer essentials include: sunscreen, face sunscreen (the Neutrogena stick has always been my favorite), a water bottle for hydration (my mom and sister swear by Hydroflask), and a face mist (I alternate between Glossier’s Rosewater spray and Avene Thermal Spring)
For fun, I’d also throw in a cute straw hat (still looking for one that looks good my head), a fun float, a good notebook (always), an instax camera for instant memories, and a pretty manicure (CND Vinylux is my favorite DIY brand, but I’ve been loving the dip powder polish I had done at the salon).
What are your summer essentials? Let me know! I could also use some book recommendations!
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