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SUMMER ESSENTIALS // LINKUP WITH THE B BAR

Hey guys! The scorching hot weather is finally hitting Des Moines, so I thought it was time to round up my all-time favorite summer essentials to get through the season. Also, I'm heading out to Colorado today with my mom and sister to spend some time with family and then see Ben Folds and Ingrid Michaelson with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Amphitheater! Dream come true. High school me (and, of course, present me) is flipping out. 

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Good book // I'm bringing Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay on vacation. I know it'll be long done by the end of our road trip! I also love rereading Refinery29's Style Stalking at the start of a new season or when I'm feeling uninspired style-wise. 

Magazines // I'm obsessed with Net-a-Porter's Porter Magazine right now.

Headbands // I like to have one on hand in case of unexpected weather or a bad 3rd-day-hair situation. 

Pretty, flowy patterns // Duh. Kimonos and light tops in all the patterns. 

Flavored/sparkling water // No pop for this girl! Yummy flavors and bubbles keep things interesting. 

Sunnies // I have dozens of pairs of inexpensive ones like these from Urban Outfitters because I'm constantly misplacing them and leaving them in the wrong bag. 

Sandals // Having a few pair in every neutral color is key! 

Portable charger // You never want to be without juice! I like these from Bando.

Headphones // For long car rides and days at the beach. I'm obsessed with my Frends

Sunscreen // You shouldn't ever leave the house without it! Supergoop is my favorite for my face right now

Lip balm // I like Smith's Rosebud Salve, Supergoop's lip balm, and C.O. Bigelow lemon pomegranate lip cream

Makeup fixing mist // For when you're melting juuuust a tiny bit. This one from Pixi is made with calming herbs too! 

Hair inhibiting gel // This one from Whish is seriously the best aftershave for ladies. No 7pm stubble here! 

Summery perfume // I've been into Tory Burch's eau de parfum lately. 

Bronzer // A sunless glow is the healthiest glow. I've been using Too Faced's new bronzers and their kabuki brush

Pastel nail polish // Something about pastels against tan skin gets me every time. I love lilac, pale pink, and white for summer.

  

 What are your summer essentials!? Let me know in the comments! 
(And make sure to follow me on Instagram @morgandeboest to follow along on my trips to Colorado and Chicago this week!) :)

xo, 
Morgan

 

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