Tis the season of pool, beach, and all things bright and light!  Summertime in South Carolina can be a struggle, due to the humidity and the heat; but this year I am determined to make it a good one!  It’s the first summer I’m home with both kids full-time and it may be the last so I want to make every day count.

As our days consist of going to the library, the pool, and the gym I find myself grabbing the same things to wear and carry – on repeat!  I wanted to share them with you for you to have the same ease of convenience!

FIRST – get yourself a SUMMER READ!  This “accessory” is not necessary to wear, but it does inspire a deep inner confidence that I’ve been speaking about the past three months.  This book Girl, Wash Your Face has literally changed my life and my marriage and I will continue to shout it from the rooftops to ensure that every woman – no matter her age, her background, and her social situation – reads it! So, download it on your Kindle app or buy the hardcover – but it needs to be in your bag at all times!


Second MUST HAVE accessory – a straw tote!  I purchased last years’ version and it has continued to hold up so well and fits up to 4 beach towels, 2 bottles of sunscreen, snacks, and my book/phone/lipgloss! It’s also on trend enough to carry to the library and the gym! Tote






Third – a sun hat!  This one is currently on it’s way to me! The Harbor Versatile Hat is packable and comes with two different bands to change up the style! (Photo shown below with the two different bands)  hats







Number FOUR must have – a pair of fun earrings! I have these and I love them!  For under $9 it’s basically a steal and I was impressed with the quality of the tassles! Plus, there are a variety of colors available!


These are another option that are a bit higher priced, but with the no-hassle return policy and the guarantee – they are well worth it!  (And so lightweight!) I’ve worn them several times and always get compliments. stella dot earrings






And lastly – a bright lip color that doesn’t dry out your lips! Whenever I get into my “nude” lip rut, I try to break out of it with a bright lip color and it never fails – I look 10 times brighter and feel more confident!  Here are my favorite lip colors at the moment:

Razzberry LipSense ($25) razzberry


Summer Sunset LipSense ($25) 

summer sunset

Summer Fun LipSense ($25) 

summer fun

With a bright pair of earrings, a fun lip color, and the confidence that reading your new book -you are going to take this summer by STORM! Soak up that sun and enjoy every moment…..it goes all too fast!

xoxo, Brandi’


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