Summer Favorites

I normally look to fellow bloggers for recommendations or ideas when I’m searching for a certain item, whether it be a beauty product or a clothing piece. A lot of times to do that, I go through Favorites posts because then I know for sure I’ll be buying a quality item! I, myself, have never done a Favorites post, but I think it’s high time I do one. I’ve rounded up 11 things that I have been reaching for this summer season, in hopes that I can help some of you out when you’re looking for inspiration, something new, or just an honest opinion on an item you’ve been eyeing for a while, but are still questioning whether to get it or not!


I’ve always heard people rave about Free People, yet I had never been in one until my family’s trip to Chicago. Even though everything in the store was calling my name, I went straight to the sale section because ya girl operates on a budget! The first thing I pulled out was the cutest, ribbed, fuchsia-y bodysuit. It fits like a glove and I have yet to find an item of clothing that doesn’t go with it. Rating: 8 out of 10

The Bodysuit


My eyelashes aren’t terribly short, but they aren’t very visible at all because #blondie. Most summer days, I don’t wear any make-up at all, but when I do it’s very minimal. Mascara is the first thing I reach for (and sometimes the only thing), so I want it to be a good one. I use the Sephora Collection Outrageous Volume Mascara and boy, does it work! Also, the fact that it’s $12 and still works like a charm is fantastic. Rating: 8 out of 10

Sephora Collection Outrageous Volume Mascara


After I was confirmed to my church at the beginning of June, my grandparents gifted me the most beautiful necklace. A small, gold infinity sign is connected to a thin chain and I’ve worn it everyday because it is simple, yet means a lot to me. Rating: 9 out of 10


As you probably know, I play tennis a lot during the summer. Although, my workout outfits do get bland and repetitive fast, so I’m always looking for something to spice my looks up a bit. We were in Old Navy when I spotted these floral shorts and they were exactly what I had been wanting! I love them and now I can step out in style on the tennis courts. Rating: 7 out of 10

Old Navy Floral Workout Shorts


I always lose my earbuds and was without some for a while, so when I got a pair for my birthday they were put to good use. Actually, I’m wearing them right now! I mostly listen to music (check out my Top 10 Songs of Summer) and watch YouTube with them. The sound is better than other headphones I’ve used and they look nice, which is everything you could ask for in a pair of headphones. Rating: 8 out of 10


Sony In-Ear Headphones (pictured)


The L’Oreal Lip Conditioner works so well!! My lips immediately feel better after I apply it and the conditioner also gives my lips a nice little sheen that looks natural, yet really good. Just talking about this product makes me want to go put some on! My only complaint is that it rubs off pretty easily. Rating: 9/10


I have more than a few pairs of sunnies, but these take the cake. I got them at a vintage/thrift store in St. Louis. The reason I’m including them in my favorites is because they combine two of the biggest trends in sunglasses into one: the cat eye shape and the see-through look. They automatically make you look 100x cooler! 😊 Rating: 8 out of 10


Most of my sports bras are solid color and boring. 😣 Then, finally I found a cute one for cheap! From Marshalls, this white bra with black mesh overlaying it is perfect for when I’m on a run. Rating: 9 out of 10

(Sold out)


This is a more recent purchase, but a good one. With every spritz (wow, I sound like a perfume commercial :)), I can honestly say I feel more refreshed and awake. Also, it doesn’t hurt that it smells exactly like a rose garden. Rating: 7 out of 10

MB Rose Water


I got this cool black belt from a local thrift shop for a little over $1! I tried it on and thought about how cool the silver circle looked in the center. I had been searching for a western style belt, so this one was the next best thing. Rating: 6 out of 10

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Black Belt with Silver Buckle (similar)


Pelican Snoballs is a little irrelevant to the rest of this post, but if I didn’t include it, I’d be leaving out the place that makes my summer. If you live in the south, this is the PERFECT PLACE to go when you want a cold, summertime treat. They serve New Orleans shaved ice and I know what you’re thinking; why is it so special when it’s just ice with flavored syrup?? Well, I’m here to tell you that everyone I have introduced to Pelicans said the same thing until they took their first bite. Then they understood why I spoke so highly of it! Rating: 10 out of 10

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Pelican Snoballs (find a location near you)

That’s all for my Summer Favorites (at least for now, because the summer season is still alive and kicking!) and I hope you all discovered a new product or item to try out or place on your ‘want’ list. Leave a comment below of one of your own Summer Favorites because I’m always in need of good recommendations. Thanks for reading!

πŸ’œLove, Olivia


36 thoughts on “Summer Favorites

  1. I’ve always been curious about bodysuits. I feel like I spend half my life tucking my singlet or shirt back into my pants πŸ˜‚ All of these feel very summery! Especially the last part about snowcones πŸ˜€


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