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The 10 items you need this month!

Since this week we celebrated the start of May, I thought it would be fun to make a list of 10 items I think you need to be stylish and fit for this busy month. May brings lots of fun, outdoor events like bridal / baby showers, weddings, rehearsal dinners and much much more. And since a lot of these events will be destined around the sun, most of the items I found are sun related! Okay, lets get started!

First and far most important – sunscreen! Yes, don’t forget that sunscreen! You will thank me later. To be completely honest with you all, I haven’t really been to keen on wearing sunscreen for most of my life, until recently when I read all the terrible things that could happen to your skin if you don’t wear sunscreen. So now I am super careful about how much time I spend in the sun without sunscreen. (I still like a few minutes without sunscreen to get that extra burst of Vitamin D but not much more than a few minutes). And now, most foundations or face creams have SPF, so you are more than likely covered, just make sure you have some kind of sun repellent! I’ve been using this cream for a few months now and absolutely love it!

Second – a fun hat! Whether you are attending a Kentucky Derby party, bridal shower or brunch with the girls, a fun hat will jazz up any look! I personally just bought this super cute straw hat (that’s less than $10!!!!) to wear this weekend on a wine tour!

Third – a pair of comfortable but stylish espadrilles! As I mentioned a few weeks ago (read here) I was on the hunt for the perfect espadrilles and found some really amazing ones for a good price! These shoes will become your best friend! They work for pretty everything. If you plan to be walking a lot or over grassy areas, these shoes will keep you supported but also be cute.

Fourth – The perfect bag you can wear to the beach and on-land. Having a bag that serves multiple events will become your new found favorite item in your closet for the pure fact that you don’t have to keep changing your bag every time you leave the house or go to another event. May is not a slow month for our calendars, so we have to come up with ideas that will help make our lives easier.

Fifth – the perfect Graphic Tee to grab whenever in a rush. If you don’t already own a go-to-tee, then you need to get one! It will save you from a major headache if you are ever having a fashion crisis and can’t find an outfit. Graphic tees have become the new “neutral” for any occasion and plus they are super comfy!

Sixth – A swing dress. Whether it’s a simple short-sleeve cotton swing dress or a chambray, decorated swing dress, you need one! They are super comfy and can be styled up or down, depending on your occasion. Also, since they are a “Swing-Dress” they give you lots of room for breathing making it super comfy on those extra hot days!

Seventh – a good pair of jean shorts. Since the temps will be warming up this month, you can never go wrong with a cute pair of jean shorts. Like jeans, jean shorts are the perfect neutral piece to have in your closet for summery temps.

Eighth – Waterproof mascara. This one is kind of a given, but in case you forgot, you are going to need to get yourself some waterproof mascara. Since it is wedding season, you never know when those water works are going to happen and / or with the humidity climbing, that waterproof mascara is going to be a life saver!

Ninth – Deodorant. This one is a little less exciting as all the others, but hey this is a safe-place, so let’s not forget about the nitty gritty. I change my deodorant in the spring / summer and fall / winter. Not sure if everyone does this, but I seem to have different reactions during these seasons so I always need to find a good deodorant that will last long and keep my tame. Also, it’s good to have one to carry in your purse, just in case.

Tenth – the perfect pair of Sunglasses. Sun’s out, gun’s out! Ha totally lame but I had to say it! I have a couple pairs of cute sunglasses that I can whip out at any time. I usually have a pair in my car, in my go-to bag and one in my closet when I’m exchanging purses. I’ve fallen in love with Targets sunglasses and seem to only buy their brand, but I added a few from Nordstrom because I like the design.

I hope this helps you plan out your month! Have a great weekend!

Xo, Sarah

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