11 must-have items for Summer!

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!

Xx, Tonya & Caroline

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Steal vs splurge swimwear

Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to hit the beach and pool in style! I’ve found the best swimwear from bikinis to one pieces fit for every budget.

One thing I love is to shop at my favorite high-end stores such as Revolve or Nordstrom and then see if I can find a comparable style at Target or Forever 21. Depending on the time frame and occasion sometimes you need a quick fix and the Mall or online options might be out of the picture. I have bikinis from Revolve, Nordstrom, Target and more… I shop at each store below and love these picks!

My first find was a pink tie-dye bikini from PacSun. I found almost the exact style from Forever 21 for a fraction of the price. Splurge on the left (PacSun), steal on the right (Forever 21).

More swimwear from PacSun:

More swimwear from Forever21:

Just like a little black dress, everyone needs a little black bikini in their life. I love shopping at Revolve, but sometimes you might not be able to splurge at that exact moment. So I wanted to share a few different options! I found almost the exact same style of  bikini that I loved at Revolve at Target.

Splurge on the left (Revolve), steal on the right (Target).

The bikini below one of my favorite high waisted bottoms from Target also the top is from there as well. Lately I’ve been buying separates then mixing them with my other bikinis. I did a small in the top and a medium in the bottoms!

An example above how I wore the same bottoms but mixed with different bikini tops. Can’t go wrong with a solid black bottom and then play around with the top!

More swimwear from Target:

Lot’s of affordable choices to mix and match with a solid color bikini bottom that you might already own!

More swimwear from Revolve:

Found some great pieces from Nordstrom as well- I have two of these in my cart currently. Again, being able to mix and match these are my favorite.

Also a few good items to complete your look:

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