My Summer Essentials

Thursday, 18 June 2015

I'm very pleased to be participating in time (as in, I remembered to submit the link in time!) to the link-up hosted by a fabulous group of entrepreneurial bloggers.  They're an inspiring bunch and if you  are a fellow blogger and haven't tuned into the B Bar, you definitely should!  They host a monthly link-up and this month's question is oh-so-timely and relevant:

What are your summer essentials?

I started off with this question and my first thought was - sunscreen?!  - screen-up, people:) But then I thought of the outfit that I would wear eeevery warm summer day if I could.  If I could forget the perpetual pursuit of "business casual" and just go with the "casual" everyday, this is what you would find me in.  So basically any weekend or holiday will be a variation of this outfit.  It's lose, cool, simple and tailor made for summer adventures and lazy days alike.

The 3 things I need for summer wear:
  • First is the T-Shirt Dress.  It must be soft and especially flowy.  It can't hug, cinch, or be overly short. The key is you put one thing on and you just go.  How wonderful!

  • Next, sunglasses, definitely.  I've been sporting the budget version of RayBan aviators for years, and don't intend to stop any time soon.  Though, when I can hold onto a pair longer a few months, I'll spring for the real deal!

  • Finally, Birkenstocks (Image via) .  A true summer essential.  You can walk forever in these things and your feet won't hate you.  Luke actually got these form a Birkenstock factory in Germany while travelling.  A true gift, as he still had to lug them around a few countries for the remaining weeks of his backpacking trip!

The extras are totally optional.  The beauty of the classic t-shirt dress is you can dress it up or down.  On a casual day usual accompaniments include a fedora, my white watch, and some simple gold jewelry - a necklace and some rings.

Check out some of the other fabulous bloggers and what they're arming themselves with this summer:

26 and Not Counting / Alyssa J Freitas soak and simmer / The Not Quite Adult / Carrie Loves / The Yuppie Files / PRBlonde / Knowing Kelly / Something Good / Feathers and Stripes / Cassandra Monroe / Otherworldly / Sunny Side Up / Life Modifier / Leigh Clair / Rae Loves / Rose Colored Water / Rossetto / Fashion to a T / PreppyPanache / Emilie Lima Burke / Ember & March / Business Betties / with love from ellie / Mint Julep Girl / Love Peace and shimmer / Rae Everyday / Little Wild Heart / star-crossed smile / Luv in the Bubble / Perfect Enough For Us / LIFE BY BRI / Sorcha Eleanor / Brikasia / Dreams and Colour Schemes / Elana Lyn / Sequins & Strawberries / Pattern Me Pretty / Beauty and the Pitch / White Oak Creative / The Toppy Top / White Cabana / In The Grey / Taryn Williford / Cooper + Thames / Mrs. on the Move / Magnificent / Temptations / Meg Biram / Victoria McGinley

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