Summer is finally here! Whether you’re staying home or traveling this summer, these are my must-have items for whatever you do!
A great BB/CC cream
Taking care of your skin in the sun is SO important, but you want to look good doing so, right? These are my favorite BB/CC creams right now that protect your skin with SPF while providing a little coverage while you’re in the sun!
Another BB Cream that Tonya is loving: DERMAE – click HERE.
I have been SO into headbands and headwraps lately, I can’t get enough! Favorites that I’ve found have been from Target, Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. These are the best!
I’m a sucker for a good statement earring, especially in Summer. Below I’ve linked TONS of affordable options:
Summertime is all about tan skin! Get that glow (safely) with a good self-tanner. These are the best self-tanners I’ve tried that range from a mousse-like St. Tropez, to a gradual tan lotion like Tanceuticals and Jergen’s.
A good book!
There’s nothing better than laying out by the pool, the beach, or even on your back patio or deck with a great book while enjoying the beautiful weather. These are some great summertime reads Caroline and I have picked up and enjoyed lately.
Don’t forget the sunscreen! These are some of my favorites ranging from lotions, gels, sprays, face sunscreen and lip sunscreen! These are my tried and true favorites that seriously protect your skin!
A cute beach/pool bag
Straw bags are seriously in for the summer. These are a few of my favorites I’ve found that are great for the beach, pool or just a cute summer purse!
Who can forget a fabulous pair of shades? These have been some favorites of mine lately!
Other beach/pool bag must-haves:
I keep the rest of these products in my beach bag, pool bag, car, purse, everywhere during the summer time! (Except for the Sun In, that’s a favorite of Caroline’s!)
What’s your summer must-have item? I’d love to know in the comments below!
Summer nights can be chilly, and having a lightweight sweatshirt in your closet is perfect for cool summer nights! This Universal Threads crewneck is the perfect spring to summer wardrobe staple and comes in a bunch of different colors and patterns! I picked up this yellow one in a size large for a more oversized fit, but could have worn a medium!
If it’s cute and lightweight, I’m buying it! This patchwork print blue maxi is perfect for any summer events that you’re going to. The square neck with tiered detailing and tie straps make this maxi far from ordinary! I’m wearing a size medium, my usual size, and fits comfortably even with the bump!
These are the perfect shorts for summer! The coral color is a fun summer color and the high waist with ruffle detailing is super cute. I got these in a size large because of the bump, but could have done a medium!
This denim wash romper is SO cute! This might be my favorite piece from my Target haul. Buyer beware, it runs large! I’m wearing a size small and it fits like a medium. This romper would be perfect for any events you have coming up this summer!
You all know I’m a sucker for animal print! This top is perfect for any kind of occasion, whether it’s in the office with a blazer or cardigan, a night out with the girls, or just day-to-day! A versatile piece in your closet is a must and I love that this top can be worn in every season. I’m wearing a size large because of the bump but could have worn a medium!
This bikini isn’t from this particular Target haul, but I wore this on my recent trip to Austin, TX and got SO many compliments on it! It’s super comfortable and has a very flattering fit. I’m wearing a size large due to the bump but usually, I am a size medium!
This bikini not only looks cute, but feels amazing! The stripes have a towel-like texture to them and are so soft. I like how the stripes are vertical so it has a very slimming effect. I am also wearing a size large in this bikini but am usually a size medium!
This dress is a perfect spring to summer transition piece! I definitely plan on wearing this to a summer barbeque this year and it’s very lightweight and comfortable. I’m wearing my normal size of a medium!
Everyone needs a hot pink bikini in their summer swimsuit lineup! I found this hot pink bikini and knew I had to have it. I’m wearing a size large and it fits perfectly for pregnancy, but am usually a size medium!
I saw this dress as I was checking out so I did not purchase this in store because they sold out of my size , however, I plan purchase online yesterday! This dress is SO cute! It would be perfect for any special events you may be attending this summer such as a wedding and is the perfect midi length. I would order my normal size of a medium!
This black and white striped bodycon tank dress is another one of my favorites from this haul! It’s perfect for summer and SO comfortable! I love how it can be dressed up or down depending on the weather or whatever you’re doing that day! I am wearing my usual size of a medium!
Amazon hauls have been my favorite thing to do lately! I love that you all love them so much and they’re so fun to do!
Here is the second part of my May Amazon haul. I am wearing a medium in every item and I am 5’7″ and pregnant so these options work for with or without a bump!
A little disclaimer about my Amazon hauls: I order a LOT of clothing, but only promote the items I really love! The clothing that flops does not make it onto my hauls so you know the clothing you’re purchasing is only high quality!
At the bottom of this post, I added accessories, shoes and items to finish off your look, all affordable!
This dress is adorable! It has adjustable spaghetti straps and a tie-front for a little extra detail! The ruffle detail makes this dress the perfect flirty spring to summer dress that would be great for a day out! The only thing is I wish I had sized up to a large because of my bump! Had I not been pregnant, the medium would have fit perfectly.
This dress is another that I loved but wish I had sized up due to the bump! Other than that, it runs true to size! This dress is the perfect casual summer dress that you’ll find yourself wearing again and again! The colors are gorgeous and it also comes in two other stripe color patterns!
This kimono is probably my favorite find from this haul! It’s advertised as a beach coverup, but I wore this as a kimono and got so many compliments! It’s a great versatile piece to have in your closet and perfect for those cool summer nights. If you’re not a big fan of tribal print, this comes in 15 other patterns that are all very summery!
This is another favorite of mine from this haul! It is SO cute and fits perfectly. The smocked top is very in right now and the multicolored pattern makes this a fun option for any occasion, plus, it has POCKETS! This also comes in a few other colors and patterns that I will be going back to get!
Another dress that I loved was this white bell sleeve dress! The material is a faux linen that is perfect for summer. The ruffled bottom as well as the tie detailing make this an easy dress to dress up or down depending on the occasion. It’s also not see-through and comes in three other pretty colors!
This T-Shirt is absolutely adorable. I love the details on it and how it can be dressed up or down. I wore this with this black ruffled skirt and was perfect for a day around town! This would be a great tee for Memorial Day or July 4th with red or denim shorts!
Back by popular demand, here is my latest Amazon haul!
All of these pieces are not maternity-specific, however, they are bump-friendly for my ladies with pregnant bellies!
Grey, Comfy Jumpsuit, $24.90
This jumpsuit is the comfiest jumpsuit ever! I seriously feel like I am wearing pajamas and it’s so cute. I’m wearing my normal size medium and it fits true to size. This would be a great travel outfit, running errands outfit, or even lounging around the house! It also comes in 4 other colors: Red, blue, black and green!
As seen paired with my jumpsuit above, these leopard sandals are not only so cute but so comfortable! Normally, I wouldn’t spend this much on sandals. However, the foam insert is of such great quality and makes the price such a steal. These also come in a snakeskin pattern that I’m tempted to get as well!
Continuing on with the leopard obsession, I found this leopard print maxi dress and fell in love. It’s bump-friendly and so comfy. I’m wearing my normal size medium and it fits perfectly! This dress also comes in 11 other prints!
Another dress that I’ll be living in this summer is this black and white leaf printed midi dress! I am wearing my normal size medium and it fits perfectly. This one also comes in 19 other colors and prints that are so cute!
My sandals are designer dupes! only $19! Shop HERE
New York City is my favorite city in the world, so I was thrilled that Caroline and I were able to experience more than one day!
On our second day, we decided to sleep in a bit and get an early lunch after we shot some pictures for the blog. We met a friend who suggested Merriweather, a cute coffee and light bites breakfast and lunch spot located in West Village. Caroline and I both opted for the Mediterranean salad which did NOT disappoint! It was so tasty and just the right amount of food that didn’t make us feel bloated as we continued our trek across the city.
After stopping by Tractenburg and Co. for a meeting, we decided to walk around the city a bit and stumbled upon an adorable Italian-style restaurant called, “Rosemary’s.” We were drawn in by the decór and had some time to kill, so we stopped in for a midday snack. Caroline and I took advantage of their happy hour specials and ordered a rosemary infused lemonade spritzer and it was to DIE for! We loved it so much, we asked for the recipe so we could make it ourselves! We also got some bread and prosciutto which was also seasoned with rosemary. It was the perfect mid-day snack and the most inviting and fun atmosphere!
Next, we took a walk around town and headed to “While We Were Young” for an early dinner/another mid-day snack! We were on a hunt for good food and drinks and were not about to be stopped! I had been here before and was so excited to show Caroline one of my favorite spots in the City.
These sunnies have been EVERYTHING since I got them in the mail, they come in a range of colors and you can get them for $60 if you use my code ” tonyamichelle ” when checking out!
Faux Leather shorts I purchased in Japan last year
Rachel Roy booties I found thrifted!
While We Were Young
Featuring blush décor and marble tables, your Instagram feed will thank you for stopping by this quaint cocktail bar. Their drink menu features a “night out” theme, which was fun to order. I had the “while we were young” and Caroline had the “too good for you.” Following drinks we ordered more food of course: garlic truffle French fries, roasted Brussel sprouts and a corn summer salad that were all incredible. We topped it off with some “frosé” (frozen rosé) and could not stop taking pictures of our drinks and the food!
Headed out to the hotel before dinner! Yes, all we did was eat and drink, haha.
Dress: BooHoo (Boutique Rose Metallic Polka Dot Skater Dress)
To finish our food-and-drink-filled-day, we met one of my good friends Adelle @fashionistalab at La Pecora Bianca, an Italian restaurant located in Midtown. We drank wine and enjoyed their homemade, fresh-in-house pasta. It was the perfect ending to a long day and the pasta was incredible! La Pecora Bianca has a cute outdoor seating area where we enjoyed the last bit of sunshine.
Every season I find a color and I usually can’t stop buying it…haha. Truth! Last year I was obsessed with coral and this year lilac is my new obsession. Anyone else find a color and wear it nonstop? I used to be huge into neon colors during the spring and summer and I think the older I get the more I tone it down. Tone it down meaning I’ll go for pastels now. 😉
This Pleated Batwing Midi Dress comes in 3 colors. Lilac, White and Black! I’m wearing a size 4.
It’s currently 50% and under $40!
The last 5 picks are an additional 50% off!
This dress was one of my favorites when I went to NYC in April, I got so many compliments on it! I’m wearing a size 4 and it’s also currently on sale. Above you can shop it and some other of my lilac favorites.
This summer, graphic T-shirts have been my go-to outfit to pair with jeans, shorts, or even workout leggings. I love being able to express myself when it comes to fashion, and graphic tees make it so simple and fun to share a laugh with friends and family or even a stranger walking by that yells out “I love your shirt!”
Most of these graphic tees are under $40 and SO cute I’m about to get rid of all of my graphic tees just so I can buy these ones! I swear these make my day! Which is your favorite?
Also, don’t forget to add a pair of sunnies to seal the deal! Below are some of my favorites. You can use code tonyamichelle to get $15 off any item!