Weekend Fun in the Sun Essentials

Hey Everybody!

This past weekend I got in touch with my inner child and went on a kite flying adventure.

My boyfriend thinks he's a shark wrangler.
My boyfriend thinks he’s a shark wrangler.

While on our outting, I packed a couple essentials for summertime activities:

A few of my outdoor essentials - Klean Kanteen water bottle, Tiffany Sunglasses, Rebecca Minkoff Sunnies Pouch
A few of my outdoor essentials – Klean Kanteen water bottle, Tiffany Sunglasses, Rebecca Minkoff Sunnies Pouch

Sunglasses: A total must have for any outdoor activity! True story – I got my eyeballs sunburnt once and now have like three pairs of sunglasses stashed away in various locations so it never happens again! These sunglasses are the Tiffany & Co. TF4076 (particularly flattering for round and oval face shapes!). You can find them online here. I just love the teal color :).

Sunglasses Case: I keep my sunglasses safe from scratches in my purse with the suuuuper cute Rebecca Minkoff Sunglass Pouch. I love this case and the fact that it fits so many different styles of sunglasses. You can find this pouch online here (in multiple colors too!).

Water Bottle:  I carry my Klean Kanteen everywhere with me. It is so well insulated I can go to sleep with ice cubes in it and they are still there in the morning! It is incredible and as we all know I am a sucker for that teal color! A great way to stay hydrated on the go – and help out the environment too! You can find them online here in tons of styles and colors!

Sunscreen: I am suuuper pale and burn after about 30 seconds outside so sunscreen is a must for me! I typically make sure all my makeup has sunscreen in it but I love this Dermalogica sunscreen for my body and even for mid-day touchups on my face. It is super lightweight, waterproof and the SPF 50 ensures I won’t burn! Find it online here – Sunscreens. *

Dermalogica Sunscreen - picture taken from Beautydepot.com
Dermalogica Sunscreen – picture taken from Beautydepot.com

Cute Sandals: On our outing I wore a pair of Greek sandals I got on our trip last summer. I love pairing exciting sandals with a simple outfit to add a little fun to the look. I found these fun sandals online while looking at the ModCloth summer sale. They would be so perfect with a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans and black tee!

Super Cute Sandals from ModCloth.com
Super Cute Sandals from ModCloth.com

Check them out online and see the rest of the Summer Sale (Up to 40% Off at ModCloth). *

Just writing this post makes me want to go have fun in the sun! Hope you enjoyed my take on summer essentials! Let me know what your summer must haves are 🙂

xxoo Melissa

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Date Night – Casual Summer Night Outfit ft. Estee Lauder & Kendall Jenner’s Lipstick

Hey Everybody!

I hope you all are having a great weekend! I am getting ready to go out for the night to see a comedy show with my boyfriend and some friends and wanted to jump on here to give you all a quick look at what I’m wearing tonight!

Outfit of the Night - Summertime Casual Date Night (details below)
Outfit of the Night – Summertime Casual Date Night (details below)

I decided to do a casual yet fun look for tonight’s outing. I am wearing a new pair of black J brand jeans (got these on HauteLook – go check it out here for great prices on designer brands). These are the Skinny Leg Mid-Rise jeans and they are super comfy! I am always a little wary of buying jeans online but these are very stretchy so they almost feel like you’re wearing leggings (my fave!). I am pairing the jeans with this lacy top by Kimchi Blue that I got at Urban Outfitters. I think this is perfect for the summer heat and adds a feminine touch to the look!

I decided to throw on my favorite Steve Madden peep-toe booties that I got at Nordstrom Rack (another great place to get quality clothes at lower prices!). For my accessories, I am wearing a simple vintage Chanel gold bangle and a purse I got while vacationing in Greece from Axel. I love this bag as a way to add a pop to my outfits and the black and white pattern really goes with a variety of colors / styles.

As for glam, I am throwing on my FAVE perfume – Miss Dior that my boyfriend actually got me for my birthday. I love this scent and find it really suits the summertime. It is fresh sweet with a citrusy jasmine smell. So good! Lastly, I am pulling the look together with a bold lip. This new shade from Estee Lauder is the Kendall Jenner lipstick in the shade Restless. It is the perfect bright red/orange shade for the summer that really flatters a lot of skin tones (it also smells amazing!). It is a matte shade, yet I don’t find the formula too drying. I think this lip is the perfect way to jazz up any look!

Casual Date Night Outfit
Casual Date Night Outfit – Ft. Kendall Jenner’s Restless Estee Lauder Lipstick

Hope you love the look!

xxoo Melissa