Summer Must Haves

Summer time is my favorite time of the year! Take a look at my favorite must haves for the season and then let me know what yours are in the comments below! xo, Brandi

CALIFORNIA BEACH TOWEL BY LAUREN CONRAD  $17 ON SALE  I love a good beach towel and this one by LC is amazing! The print is so retro, love the summery colors and the price is too good not to get a few!

CALIFORNIA BEACH TOWEL BY LAUREN CONRAD $17 ON SALE

I love a good beach towel and this one by LC is amazing! The print is so retro, love the summery colors and the price is too good not to get a few!

DISTRESSED DENIM SHORTALLS  $45  I’m so glad overalls and shortalls are back in style because I forgot how comfy and cute they are! I’ve been rocking these weekly and love the way they fit. These aren’t maternity, I just got them in a bigger size. LOVE the way they make me feel and the distressed accents are a nice touch!

DISTRESSED DENIM SHORTALLS $45

I’m so glad overalls and shortalls are back in style because I forgot how comfy and cute they are! I’ve been rocking these weekly and love the way they fit. These aren’t maternity, I just got them in a bigger size. LOVE the way they make me feel and the distressed accents are a nice touch!

KONERY ARTISINAL WAFFLE CONES  ($5 ON SALE)  Ever since I had these cones in NYC at  Ice and Vice , I’ve been obsessed. They taste SO good and elevate even the most basic vanilla ice cream. I’m partial to the birthday cake flavor but I’ve tried several and they are all good! When we hosted an  ice cream social , everyone raved about these!

KONERY ARTISINAL WAFFLE CONES ($5 ON SALE)

Ever since I had these cones in NYC at Ice and Vice, I’ve been obsessed. They taste SO good and elevate even the most basic vanilla ice cream. I’m partial to the birthday cake flavor but I’ve tried several and they are all good! When we hosted an ice cream social, everyone raved about these!

ROUND STRAW CROSS BODY BAG  BY LAUREN CONRAD $41 ON SALE  The cutest accessories trend this year. Love the neutral strap on this one with rose gold hardware. I rarely change out my handbags but during other seasons but there’s something about the summer that inspires me to pack lighter and go for it!

ROUND STRAW CROSS BODY BAG BY LAUREN CONRAD $41 ON SALE

The cutest accessories trend this year. Love the neutral strap on this one with rose gold hardware. I rarely change out my handbags but during other seasons but there’s something about the summer that inspires me to pack lighter and go for it!

FRINGE 9FT OUTDOOR UMBRELLA BY WORLD MARKET  $54 ON SALE  Obsessed with this fringe umbrella and the boho vibe. We get so many compliments on it every time people come over. The natural hued canopy provides amazing shade and I can’t believe it’s on sale.

FRINGE 9FT OUTDOOR UMBRELLA BY WORLD MARKET $54 ON SALE

Obsessed with this fringe umbrella and the boho vibe. We get so many compliments on it every time people come over. The natural hued canopy provides amazing shade and I can’t believe it’s on sale.

KUAUI WEARABLE BLANKET  $44  Made locally in Los Angeles, this silky-soft and eco-friendly bamboo jersey fabric is breathable, gentle on sensitive baby skin, and naturally anti-microbial. This is our go-to sleeper for Milly during the summer. It’s perfect for keeping your child from overheating, while still providing safe, soothing sleep.

KUAUI WEARABLE BLANKET $44

Made locally in Los Angeles, this silky-soft and eco-friendly bamboo jersey fabric is breathable, gentle on sensitive baby skin, and naturally anti-microbial. This is our go-to sleeper for Milly during the summer. It’s perfect for keeping your child from overheating, while still providing safe, soothing sleep.

COFFEE SANDAL BY LC  $12  If these aren’t the cutest summer sandal I don’t know what is! I love the fringe and the faded gray green material but these also come in pink, yellow and black. You can never have enough flats for summertime and I love how these perk up any outfit.

COFFEE SANDAL BY LC $12

If these aren’t the cutest summer sandal I don’t know what is! I love the fringe and the faded gray green material but these also come in pink, yellow and black. You can never have enough flats for summertime and I love how these perk up any outfit.

TAKEYA KIDS INSULATED WATER BOTTLE  $25  Days at the pool and park mean a lot of time outdoors and in the hot sun. I was always putting ice in Milly’s cup but it would never last. Finally I decided it was time to get her an insulated water bottle and it’s been amazing! Easy to sip and just the right size for toddler hands.

TAKEYA KIDS INSULATED WATER BOTTLE $25

Days at the pool and park mean a lot of time outdoors and in the hot sun. I was always putting ice in Milly’s cup but it would never last. Finally I decided it was time to get her an insulated water bottle and it’s been amazing! Easy to sip and just the right size for toddler hands.

QUAY AVIATOR SUNNIES  $50  Can’t go wrong with a pair of aviators and I own several. Love the thicker frame of these and how they provide just a bit of colored tint. The adjustable nose fits nicely on my nose so I’m never worrying about them sliding down or the frames messing up my makeup.

QUAY AVIATOR SUNNIES $50

Can’t go wrong with a pair of aviators and I own several. Love the thicker frame of these and how they provide just a bit of colored tint. The adjustable nose fits nicely on my nose so I’m never worrying about them sliding down or the frames messing up my makeup.

INFLATABLE SPLASH N SLIDE  $47  Mr. A surprised Milly with this and so far, it’s been the best summer activity ever! It really has provided us endless hours of fun. I love all the little water features and how it’s a less stressful alternative to a kiddie pool (where kiddos need constant attention).

INFLATABLE SPLASH N SLIDE $47

Mr. A surprised Milly with this and so far, it’s been the best summer activity ever! It really has provided us endless hours of fun. I love all the little water features and how it’s a less stressful alternative to a kiddie pool (where kiddos need constant attention).

ICE POPSICLE MOLD BAGS (125)  $10  We love making homemade popsicles and these bags make it super easy as opposed to traditional molds with wooden sticks. Milly and I have had the best time making these together. We’ve mixed citrus, fresh squeezed juice and even whole milk yogurt for these and we always have a dozen on hand for playdates. Check out this  recipe for grapefruit creamsicle pops!

ICE POPSICLE MOLD BAGS (125) $10

We love making homemade popsicles and these bags make it super easy as opposed to traditional molds with wooden sticks. Milly and I have had the best time making these together. We’ve mixed citrus, fresh squeezed juice and even whole milk yogurt for these and we always have a dozen on hand for playdates. Check out this recipe for grapefruit creamsicle pops!

GRAPHIC SWIMSUIT FOR GIRLS  $12 ON SALE  I guess you could call me a Cali girl cause anytime I see prints that pay homage to the state or any California love, I want it. This graphic swimsuit is so cute. I just wish it came in my size!

GRAPHIC SWIMSUIT FOR GIRLS $12 ON SALE

I guess you could call me a Cali girl cause anytime I see prints that pay homage to the state or any California love, I want it. This graphic swimsuit is so cute. I just wish it came in my size!

SET OF THREE MESH FOOD TENT  $7  We do a lot of entertaining outside and I can’t stand with snoopy flies linger and land on the food. It’s such a turn off. These are easy to store, affordable and something all hosts should own.

SET OF THREE MESH FOOD TENT $7

We do a lot of entertaining outside and I can’t stand with snoopy flies linger and land on the food. It’s such a turn off. These are easy to store, affordable and something all hosts should own.

NIKE LOW SNEAKERS  $95 I’ve been looking for a low sneaker I could wear with jeans and sundresses and when I found these, I was sold! They are super comfortable and a nice alternative to sandals. Love being sporty spice.

NIKE LOW SNEAKERS $95
I’ve been looking for a low sneaker I could wear with jeans and sundresses and when I found these, I was sold! They are super comfortable and a nice alternative to sandals. Love being sporty spice.

BEACH BABE TIE DYE MAXI DRESS  by STARDUST BOUTIQUE $55  I love, love, love this dress! It’s light, stretchy, breathable and such a gorgeous neutral maxi. Worn with your favorite pair of summer sandals, it’s the dress of the summer. Easily add a denim jacket or cute leather moto and big hoops and you’re ready for date night. And who else gets extra excited when they find a dress with pockets?

BEACH BABE TIE DYE MAXI DRESS by STARDUST BOUTIQUE $55

I love, love, love this dress! It’s light, stretchy, breathable and such a gorgeous neutral maxi. Worn with your favorite pair of summer sandals, it’s the dress of the summer. Easily add a denim jacket or cute leather moto and big hoops and you’re ready for date night. And who else gets extra excited when they find a dress with pockets?

LANEIGE LIP BALM IN GRAPEFRUIT  $15  Maybe it’s because I fell in love with their  Lip Sleeping Mask , but call me loyal! I love the way this balm feels and the smell is intoxicating! Glossy, not sticky it also comes in berry, peach and pear OMG.

LANEIGE LIP BALM IN GRAPEFRUIT $15

Maybe it’s because I fell in love with their Lip Sleeping Mask, but call me loyal! I love the way this balm feels and the smell is intoxicating! Glossy, not sticky it also comes in berry, peach and pear OMG.

OUAI CLEAR MINI PURSE  $15  Maybe I’m late to this clear bag trend but I have the Ouai pink bag and use it all the time! It was limited edition but I found this one on their site and I love the shape and cute buckle. Perfect for poolside or summer travel vibes, right?

OUAI CLEAR MINI PURSE $15

Maybe I’m late to this clear bag trend but I have the Ouai pink bag and use it all the time! It was limited edition but I found this one on their site and I love the shape and cute buckle. Perfect for poolside or summer travel vibes, right?

Woven Hearth & Hand Tray  $15  I love a good breakfast in bed moment but these days that doesn’t happen very often and not because Mr. A doesn’t spoil me with breakfast almost every morning. I just rather eat with them at our island. :) I love this tray for when we have guests-we’ll use it for dessert when we serve affogatos or night time espressos.

Woven Hearth & Hand Tray $15

I love a good breakfast in bed moment but these days that doesn’t happen very often and not because Mr. A doesn’t spoil me with breakfast almost every morning. I just rather eat with them at our island. :) I love this tray for when we have guests-we’ll use it for dessert when we serve affogatos or night time espressos.

TORTOISE SHELL AND PEARL BARRETTES  (16 FOR $14)  If you’re like me and love the barrette trend happening but not sure how to begin, these are perfect. I couldn’t believe how affordable and adorable they are and even though I’m still not sure if I’m wearing them the right way, I know they look good!

TORTOISE SHELL AND PEARL BARRETTES (16 FOR $14)

If you’re like me and love the barrette trend happening but not sure how to begin, these are perfect. I couldn’t believe how affordable and adorable they are and even though I’m still not sure if I’m wearing them the right way, I know they look good!

HOT DOG ROLLER  (FITS 18 HOT DOGS AT A TIME) BY OLDE MIDWAY $100  Here’s the thing, I had no idea how much we needed this hot dog roller until we bought it. We LOVE this thing and it makes entertaining so easy! We love hosting friends and family but sometimes it can feel overwhelming to shop for all of the ingredients, cook and have all the other things you want to provide your guests. Lately our go-to is having a DIY hot dog bar. It’s so easy! We got our all beef hot dogs, all the condiments and fun toppings, buns and then buckets of beer. Stress free summer entertaining!

HOT DOG ROLLER (FITS 18 HOT DOGS AT A TIME) BY OLDE MIDWAY $100

Here’s the thing, I had no idea how much we needed this hot dog roller until we bought it. We LOVE this thing and it makes entertaining so easy! We love hosting friends and family but sometimes it can feel overwhelming to shop for all of the ingredients, cook and have all the other things you want to provide your guests. Lately our go-to is having a DIY hot dog bar. It’s so easy! We got our all beef hot dogs, all the condiments and fun toppings, buns and then buckets of beer. Stress free summer entertaining!