My Summer Essentials


I realise that this is an odd post considering my recent “I hate summer” post, but occasionally I do have a fit of whimsy and decide to brave the outside world. And as long as I feel prepared, I’m pretty okay with being outdoors. So here are the essentials I always carry in my bag over the summer:

Sunglasses – I picked these beauts up in H&M a few months ago, being optimistic lols, and I absolutely love them. I always keep them in my bag, ya know, just in case of sunshine.


Wrap – Granted it’s black, but it’s so soft and lightweight that it’s easy to roll up and pop in my bag for those evenings when it starts to get a bit chilly and you’re still on the beach or in the beer garden.


Batiste Frizz Tamer* – I got this bad boy in my Blogosphere Magazine goody bag a couple of weeks ago and I already love it. The humidity plays havoc with my locks; think Monica from Friends in the episode they go to Barbados, so this is perfect to keep my hair in check! Because cornrows and shells are a no-no.


Suncream – This is an absolute essential item I always have in my bag throughout summer. I have a habit of deciding to potter in the garden, because I’m actually about 70, and before I know it I’ve been out there 3 hours and my neck is Re to the Ed. It’s a Factor 50 child’s one and it smells like ice cream. Win.


Eau Thermale Spring Water*– I get really hot, especially on public transport, so I carry this dinky little can around with me and spray it on my face to cool down. This is my summer saviour!


The gorgeous bag* is from LYDC and is plenty big enough to carry all my summer essentials and the everyday bits and bobs I need! You can get 10% off your own bag at with my discount code Closingwinter2017

What are your summer essential items? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x

*PR samples but views and genuine love for the products are my own.

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    1. Ahaha, can’t wait to see you with the bag, it’s gorgeous isn’t it?
      Yeah the spray is just lovely in the hot weather … although looking out of the window, no idea where it is! Xx

  1. My favourite sunnies are from H&M as well! ❤️❤️❤️ I’ve had them for years but they’ve never let me down (even though I’ve sat on them – oops), the quality is great! I really like your LYDC bag as well, I won one recently in Sunshine Sarah’s giveaway and I was really impressed by the quality, I’ll write down your code for when I make a purchase from them!

    Abbey ✨

    1. I used to have a tendency to leave mine on the floor and stand on them. That’s what happened to my CK sunnies from New York 🙊
      Congratulations on the prize, LYDC are beautiful bags and so sturdy too xx

  2. I love being nosey in people’s handbags, I think I’m just nosey! I always carry sunglasses, a printed scarf and an umbrella no matter what the season in the UK. I have a clear out every so often but my bag soon fills up again 🙂
    Sharon xx

  3. Ooh carrying a wrap around with you is a really neat idea! It does sometimes go off cold at night. The Frizz Tamer is a saviour – I’ve just discovered it and I love it!

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