The sun is shining, poolside pina coladas are calling, but my toe is THROBBING. I am spending this week on the beach in Playa del Carmen with Jordan, my bro, and their buds from high school. We’ve had a blast but this morning we played a little game of beach volleyball and I, (of course) got a little too competitive and sprained my toe. #CoolDani. I managed to hobble over to the lobby for a little toe-icing session and thought it was the perfect time to whip out my laptop and share some of my favorite warm weather essentials this trip! During the prime beachy season I like to stock up on a few summer favs to keep my look fresh for whatever spontaneous summertime activity may come my way! (Looks like that won’t include anymore sand volleyball…)
FRESH SUMMER SCENT
Sliding into first place is L’OCCITANE’s new perfume, Terre De Lumiere. This fragrance is SO refreshing with aromas of lavender, honey and almond. (Can you say yum?!) Seriously, I’ve had two guys ask me what perfume I am wearing and that really means something when two dudes recognize it! Not only did this perfume steal the show for this blog post, it’s also the actual gift Mama Austin got for Mother’s Day this year!
Shop the exact gift set I bought her here: Terre de Lumière Collection or shop the individual items here: Terre de Lumière Eau de Parfum, Terre de Lumière Beautifying Body Lotion, Terre de Lumière Gentle Shower Gel.
SOUL CYCLE CLASSES
Back home in Texas, it’s a little too toasty to spend hours in the humidity and sun. I enjoy signing up for weekly spin classes to keep my heart rate up during the warmer seasons. It also makes for the perfect pre-brunch activity with your girlfriends.
What would summer be without a chic, new pair of sunnies? While wayfarers, rounds, and cat eyes are trending, I’ve been loving this playful pair from Madewell.
SUPER CHIC SWIMSUIT
It’s no secret that I own WAY too many swimsuits! I love the current high-waisted trend, especially paired with a versatile bikini top. Can you say mix and match?!
OFF THE SHOULDERS
Don’t be afraid to show off your shoulders this summer. (But wear sunscreen!) The perfect little OTS is sure to cool you down on a scorching day!
CUT OFF DENIM SHORTS
Everyone needs a good pair of denims, right?! This month I’ve already stocked up on these three pairs of cut-offs to pair with my favorite tees, tanks, and off the shoulder tops.
Summery sandals are essential. Currently in Mexico and I’ve been wearing the same slip-ons the whole trip. They can go from day to night in a snap and they’re really, really comfortable!
Floral Skirt // Tank //
Thank you L’Occitane for sposnoring this post!
Photo credit: Angie Garcia Photo