My Summer Essentials

We are back from a very nice visit with my mother-in-law at the beach, which was then followed by celebrating the Fourth of July here in Charlotte. Now that things are getting settled back down, I can truly say that I love NORMAL. I love normal days, normal schedules. There is a sense of order and predictability that just works for us, and I find joy in the small, easy things like walks around the neighborhood and morning snuggles in bed with the little one.

Packing for the beach was most challenging for Camille (even though she didn't step foot on the actual beach), but when it came to packing my bag, it was pretty simple. I knew we planned to be in the water every day, so then I just tossed in a few pairs of shorts and sundresses for the evenings. Done!

Here are some of my favorite types of summer staples for beach or pool days.


Roberta Roller Rabbit Classic Kurta ($39-49 here)
This tunic is available in seven different colors and patterns, although sizes are limited since they are on such good sale, down from $94. 

Tory Burch Large T Logo Stud Earrings ($68 here)
Stud earrings are a go-to for me in the summer, especially in gold.

Sole Society Millie Printed Oversize Tote ($59 here)
I love this oversized bag from Sole Society -- if you need an invitation to join SS, click here. I love that they offer free shipping.

EOS Lemon Drop Lip Balm ($3 here)
My mom gave me this lip balm in my Christmas stocking. I love the bright, citrusy scent and it has SPF 15 in it to protect you from the sun's rays.

At the beach, I had my first ever Moscow Mule. I saw these gaining a lot of popularity while I was pregnant, so they were obviously a no-go for me. Well, LOVE. Here is a recipe so you can create your own Moscow Mule. World Market also has the mugs for $20 (here) and make sure to check out coupon codes for WM on Retail Me Not here.

These Jack Rogers jelly sandals ($68 here) are adorable and perfect for the pool or beach since they can be hosed right off. I also love Zappos since they have free shipping both ways.

And lastly, spray sunscreen and a comfy oversized towel, which I like to buy at places like TJ Maxx and Marshalls. 

Happy summering!


  1. I love EOS lip balm! All the flavors are the best! Those Jack's are so cute! Might have to invest in those! :)

  2. Glad ya'll had a great time at the beach and back home getting into routine again. Everyone loves vacation, but I'm with you that sometimes it nice to just get back to normal life... I love those TB earrings as mine have been on for most of the summer and those JR jelly sandals are adorable!

  3. I thought I was the only one who enjoyed getting back to the routines after holidays!!! I LOVE holidays like nothing else, but the calmness of being home amongst all the things you need for an easier day with a baby is kind of wonderful too! xx

  4. I just got back from back to back vacations as well. I completely agree that getting back to a routine is the best. I just love those TB earrings and jack rogers, the perfect beach accessories.

  5. Such a fun list! And I love that cover-up! Just scooped one up for our honeymoon in November :)

    For any ladies out there also interested, Piperlime is having an extra 40% off final sale promo today-- EXTRASALE. That cute little Roberta Roller Rabbit number came home with me for $24!

  6. Cute bag! Looks great for stashing lots of baby gear!

  7. Absolutely love those Jack Rogers jelly sandals! I'm pretty sure I need those ASAP ;)

  8. Love your essentials and yay for Camille's first trip to the beach!

  9. Love this list! I am just getting back to my schedule after 2 back to back wedding weekends AND being away for the 4th! I live for my alarm going off in the morning, going to the gym, work, making dinner and being in bed early... haha call me boring! Hope you all have a wonderful week!

  10. ooo loving those sandals! fun. xo jillian - cornflake dreams 

  11. Moscow Mule's have been my number 1 drink craving during pregnancy! I cannot wait to indulge in one!!

  12. That tunic is so adorable! I am also a huge fan of eos Lip Balm and Jack Rogers Georgica jellies for the beach. Definitely things that are easy to throw on and go!

  13. Moscow Mules are wonderful and I've been wanted a couple mugs. I'm addicted to EOS chapstick.

  14. Moscow Mules are my fav! Love the idea of giving the mugs as a gift!

  15. Checking out those tunics now...that is a fab deal for Roberta Roller Rabbit!

  16. ooohhhh...I am LOVING those jelly Jack Rogers!! Thanks for sharing, because I didn't know those existed. :)

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