Summer Must-Haves 2017

My Summer Must Haves!I don't know about you, but I have to be reminded  (over and over) most summer months to slow down, soak in the sun, get outside and take it all in and relax a bit before the heat of the days and casual cool nights are gone. Summer is the perfect time for memory making, and that's what I plan on doing this summer. In the spirit of rest & relaxation, I'm headed to MEXICO for my 15th wedding anniversary, and I've got NEW items that you just have to see & my necessary items that are going to get me through the heat like a champ.


Cents of Style Summer Must Haves List 2017


Because 15 years is a long, long time-- John and I are getting truly away from it all. As I unplug, physically and mentally, I love good books and podcasts to keep my mind off every little thing my mind usually is on. I truly lovedShoe Dog from Phil Knight, founder and brand extrodianaire of NIKE. 

Cents of Style Summer Must Haves List 2017


With Kids- Read Wonder by Raquel J. Palacio before the movie comes out! You'll never forget it, and they (your kids) might not forget either. 

Cents of Style Summer Must Haves List 2017- Wonder Book
Beach Read/Guilty Pleasure- Anything by Elin Hilderbrand- The Blue Bistro is my favorite.
Cents of Style Summer Must Haves List 2017- The blue bistro elin hilderbrand
And now, without further ado-- my MUST HAVE items for the summer. 
Cents of Style Summer Must Haves List 2017

Cents of Style Summer Must Haves List 2017

Petra-Oh goodness. Embroidery and tassels are EVERYWHERE this summer. I love this unique tie-up the side cover-up. The details are fancy enough to wear to dinner with jeans and heels, and the airy sides are perfect for throwing on over your swimsuit and feeling fly with sandals. 
Black or White Neon fringe round wrap- Either of these are the all-a-'round' (see what I did there) ultilty blanket this summer. Light enough to wrap around your body, see our video for ways to style a beach round, and know that you can also lay it down on the beach, by the pool or for a picnic. You'll need at least 2!
Logan Hat- These denim hats, in 2 colors, have the PERFECT amount of distressing, and they're awesome for keeping the sun off your face, and tucking that beach hair up and out of the way. 
Kylee-12- Rose Gold-- I still, STILL am crushing hard on rose gold. These sandals add a metallic flair, if you like, and are timeless sling back style that will last all summer. 
Hydroflask-I carry mine everywhere, so many everywheres that I may or may not have lost 3... here's to my 4th being the charm! It's worth the hype, I promise. This thing keeps water cold, makes me drink more water because it's cold & refreshing, and be more healthy, and it's great for the environment in that I'm not reaching for a plastic water bottle every hour. Please send me good vibes that I keep a hold of this one!
Anastasia DipBrow Pomade- Gorgeous brows, water resistant, fast and easy or the Elf Version for a cheaper one- $3?! And your brows will on point, no matter the weather. 
Instax Camera or Printer- To capture the summer memories, quickly, because no one has time for heavy-duty scrapbooking, I'm loving Heidi Swapp's NEW Instax collection for Micheal's. It's filled with BRIGHT & fun photo solutions for busy beachy days that you don't want to every forget. 


In addition to Mexico, my family and I are taking an RV up the California coast, so I would LOVE any must-see stops and dives & diners we should check out on the way from San Diego up to San Francisco. The smaller & more unique the better. Just leave me a comment below and your instagram handle, and if I make it there, I'd love to tag you to share!


Cheers to the best summer yet!