My Summer Essentials*

I realise that this is a pretty odd post to write considering my recent “I hate summer” post, but occasionally I do have to brave the outside world. Sometimes I even choose to; especially if there’s a BBQ involved. As long as I feel prepared, I’m pretty okay with being outdoors. So here are theย essential items that I’ll always be carrying in my bag over the summer months.

A good pair of sunnies – I picked these tortoiseshell beauts up in H&M and I absolutely love them. I always keep them readily available in my bag, ya know, just in case of sunshine. I can’t remember exactly how much they were, as I got them a few months ago now, but I know they were definitely less than ยฃ10 ๐Ÿ™‚


A versatile wrap – Yeah, yeah, I know it’s black and will totally absorb the heat; the thing is though that it’s so soft and lightweight, it’s easy to roll up and pop in my bag. It’s perfect for those evenings when it starts to get a bit chilly and you’re still on the beach or in the beer garden. It also doubles up as a nice little blanket to use on the beach because the pebbles on Brighton beach can get pretty hot!!


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 absolute havoc with my hair; think Monica from Friends in the episode where they go to Barbados, so this is perfect to keep my hair in check! Because cornrows and shells are a massive no-no.


Suncream – This is probably the most essential item that I always have in my bag throughout the summer months. I have a habit of deciding to potter around in the garden (I swear I’m actually about 70 years old), and before I know it I’ve been out there 3 hours and my face, neck, chest and whatever else has been on display resembles a fire engine. It’s a Factor 50 child’s one from Asda and it smells like ice cream and sweeties. Win.


Eau Thermale Spring Water*– My body is rubbish at cooling itself down and I get ridiculously hot; on public transport, at work, at home, sitting in the shade doing absolutely nothing. I carry this handy travel-sized can around with me so I can 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 not only carry all my summer essentials but the everyday bits and bobs I need as well! I love the colours, I think the yellow and grey work really well together!

What are your summer essential items? Let me know in the comments below ๐Ÿ™‚ x

*These items were sent to me or gifted in goody bagsย but views and genuine love for the products are my own.

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  1. I love having a nosey in our people’s handbags and yours gorgeous. The colours definitely go well together. ๐Ÿ’› I always keep suncream and an umbrella in my bag because you never know what the weather will do.

  2. 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!

    1. I always get cold later on but don’t always want to take a coat or a hoodie, it also makes a great impromptu blanket ๐Ÿ˜€ x

  3. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sharon xx

    1. I’ve started carrying an umbrella, just in case, but it got wet so I couldn’t put it in my bag and then I left it at home, ooops xx

  4. My favourite sunnies are from H&M as well! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ 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 โœจ

    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 ๐Ÿ™Š
      Congratulations on the prize, LYDC are beautiful bags and so sturdy too xx

    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

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