I love New Orleans and I love gingham, so it only made sense to wear black gingham with gold accessories in the Big Easy. Go Saints!
This Sicilian Affair Dress from Australian brand Lioness is easily one of my favorite pieces that I have purchased this season. Everything about it screams summer ’17! If Kendall Jenner approves of the brand’s gingham pattern, then I think it’s a safe bet.
My mules are from 4th and Reckless and will be on repeat all summer long. They look great with pretty much everything and are also comfortable (block-heel trend taking one for the team)! The shoes come in at under $40, which makes me heart them that much more.
Last but certainly not least, this wicker satchel from Milly… it completes me! It comes with a detachable, matching leather strap, but I prefer to carry it from the handle if I have a free-hand. It is the definition of lady-like and it will be in heavy rotation this summer.
Also, I am wearing the liquid lipstick “Doll” from the KoKo Kollection on my lips. It is bright, bold, and lasted throughout dinner and drinks!
When it’s 90 degrees outside and 100 percent humidity, only then can you truly appreciate a flowy top. I fell for the delicate straps on this georgette halter top and had to purchase! Plenty of movement makes this both a fun and elegant piece.
I have also been wearing these Madewell High-Rise Skinnies in Winifred nonstop. They feature a drop-hem, which I am kind of obsessed with right now!
My shoes are Jessica Simpson and currently on sale. I love ghillie sandals, and this pair in particular can carry you from daytime into nighttime. The scalloped edges and strappy ties make these feminine, while a block heel makes them good for long wear.
My current favorites in order of application. And the new blush beautyblender was obviously a must!
- Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer
I can’t seem to quit this version from Make Up For Evers’ extensive line of primers. I even prefer it over their mattifying option. It helps create an even canvas, which is key to getting natural results when contouring (bye bye splotchy cheeks). It sets immediately in a matte finish and allows your makeup to literally glide on.
- Giorgio Armani Power Fabric Longwear High Cover Foundation
This foundation is certainly Armani Beauty’s best for those with oily or even combination skin. I tried Luminous and Lasting Silk and both were far too dewy for me. However, I was addicted to the formula that Armani Beauty has perfected so well. So when Power Fabric came out promising a velvet-matte finish and 16 hours of coverage, I knew it was a must have. Power Fabric indeed has the same luxurious feel as it’s predecessors, but with less luminosity. It’s got the staying power for a night out or special events, and SPF 25 for your daytime outings.
- beautyblender in “bubble”
I have a love/hate relationship with beautyblenders. More often than not I forget to prep mine, especially when I am in a hurry. But there really is no better tool on the market to apply liquid foundations, creams, and even powders. I was slightly giddy trading in my hot pink blender for one of the newer, muted colors. I chose the blush-toned “bubble,” but love the “nude” option, as well!
- IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer (waterproof)
There is a lot I could say about this miracle-in-a-tube. All you need to know is that it a little goes a long way (AKA it lasts forever) and it covers even the worst dark circles. I pair it with Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector after those extra long nights to pack a double punch of coverage. This concealer is perfect for summertime and stays on amid sweat and the sea!
- Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder (travel size with velour puff)
I have a full-sized version that stays at my vanity and this adorable travel size to stuff in purses. This versatile powder can be used to set foundation and concealer, all while helping blushes and bronzers go on more evenly. Combined with a smoothing primer, your makeup will look flawless. I love the travel size for touch-ups throughout the night.
- Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray
Last but certainly not least, this is the setting spray for humid temperatures. It guarantees all of your hard work stays put, despite the elements. Although it was created for oily skin, getting a travel size to stretch you through summer is probably a good idea!