It seems that whenever I sit down to write about summer I look out the window to see rain. Still, I’ve put on some summery music and I’m going to power through. I spend a lot of time planning our summer together and even though we don’t have a big holiday planned we have a long list of places to see and things to do. Often I’m all organised for the boys but forget about myself. This time I’m preparing by window shopping online for some summer essentials for me and I’m hoping to chase away the rainy days with some of these treats.
No7 BB Lips – Boots £9.00 I love this stuff, it’s an all-in-one lip balm with colour, nourishment and SPF 15 to protect your lips from the sun. I like to have one that offers UV protection if we are out in the sun all day – the colour is a great bonus. This Jersey Stripe Rain Mac – Topshop £45 is just perfect and I love everything about it – striped, rain proof and stylish. The weather wasn’t great during last years summer holidays and I remember we got rained on a lot. This cute Pineapple Print Headband – Topshop £12.50 looks like the best kind of edition to your summer essentials, I’m pretty sure I could still get away with wearing it.
I’ve been looking for an Infuser Water Bottle – Tesco £4.50 for a while now, they would be great to take on days out as I always like to have a bottle of water handy. In the hopes it will be warm enough I’ve included this Yellow Tie Front Top – New Look £9.00 and Loose Fit Trousers – H&M £12.99 I can’t stop buying these, I’m a sucker for comfy clothing and these loose fit trousers are so great to wear in the summer months. I realise I will probably need Black Chelsea Wellies – New Look £15.99 aswell. These are super cute and would be great to have in the car ready for a muddy walk. I use a heat styling product year round but especially in summer when my hair gets quite frizzy, I like the look of Moroccanoil Heat Styling Protection – Look Fantastic £18.85.
I’m being quite tempted by the idea of having a hot cup of tea when we leave the house, this Happiness Travel Mug – NOTHS £7.50 is one of my favourites. I buy some Seagrass Flip Flops – Accessorize £7.50 every year; they are so comfy and I like the detail on this pair. If I’m not sure what the weather is going to turn out like I can just throw them in a handbag to take out with us. Don’t think I can really claim this Pineapple Purse – New Look £3.00 is essential but it is very cute and it would be handy for the ice cream fund!
I can never have too many pairs of sunglasses as I often misplace them, I like the look of these Rose Gold Sunglasses – H&M £5.99. Reusable bags are always good to have with you now and I love this Pineapple Shopper Bag – River Island £3.00. Finally, I’ve discovered that backpacks are essential now the twins don’t really use the pushchair so this Mini Paisley Foldaway Backpack – Cath Kidston £28.00 would be fantastic for the summer days out.
Now we just need to good weather to come along and I can treat myself. What are your essentials for Summer?