My Summer Essentials


It officially feels like summer here in Colorado! After living in southern states for the last 4+ years, and never escaping the heat, it was nice to be reintroduced to summertime!

This year I was so looking forward to laying in the sun, relaxing by the community pool, and living in easy breezy clothes. What this summer is ACTUALLY looking like is living in the AC, under fans, and in front of the freezer, I have yet to visit the pool, and am living in shorts, sports bras, and dresses. Oh pregnancy, how you’ve changed things! 

Because we’ve had a lot happen this year (moving states, moving homes, jobs, baby) and are high risk, we plan to stick close to home this summer! Luckily, there is enough to do/explore in our area that I’m pretty sure we will be totally fine! Anyway, because of our homebody/pregnancy state, my essentials list looks a tad different from a “normal” summer.


Summer Beauty

facial wash|moisturizer|sunscreen|mascara|eyebrow pencil|lipstick|hair clip


This makes me laugh because, this year, comfort and keeping cool is the name of the game. Style is just an added bonus!

The dress here is the only non-maternity clothing piece, but fits me better now than pre-pregnancy. Note, that the dress’ link is for the maternity style. Old Navy is currently out of the non-pregnancy style. 

I have the shorts in the light, distressed wash, a white wash, and a dark wash.

Summer Fashion

dress|shorts|skirt|tops|body shaper|baseball cap|shoes


Summer Swim

The swimwear is not maternity. I simply sized up until the bikini pieces fit me!

swimsuit top 1|swimsuit top 2|swimsuit bottom|hat|flip-flops|sunglasses|bag


Summer time to me means catching up on reading and podcasts! I just finished this book and really enjoyed reading it. I think this book will be my favorite summer read!

I, also, just found this podcast. They are quick 30-45 minute discussions of now-solved cold cases. I mainly use podcasts as background noise, but these I find myself stopping and listening to the stories.

Summer Life


Don’t forget to check out Instagram, as there is a follow me around segment today!


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