Beauty Adventures with The Estée Edit

Beauty Attitudes with the Estée Edit on Monogrammed Magnolias

If you’re a beauty junkie (or obsessed with everything Kendall Jenner does) like me, then you might have heard of the new launch by Estée Lauder known as the Estée Edit. In my honest opinion, the whole thing is just Estée’s pleading shot at targeting a younger audience…which I’m totally down for!

I grew up on Estée Lauder but I’d be lying if I told you applying Double Wear doesn’t remind me of my grandmother every time I do it. That’s why the Estée Edit works. It’s a breath of fresh air that still manages to stick to the brand’s “Beauty is an Attitude” mantra. That renewed spirit is why I was so excited to see a package from the beauties over at the Estée Edit perched on my doorstep the other day. Oh and it’s also why I’m sharing all my thoughts on the products inside with you!

SPOILER ALERT – I adore all of these products, so get ready for it…

Inside Track Eye Kajal

I cannot tell you enough just how much I love this eyeliner. Let me set the scene for you. I pull this double ended liner out of the packaging and immediately can’t wait to try the darkest shade, a Bold Bordeaux. I barely touch the the product to my lid and it glides on like a freaking dream. I put down the liner, before actually finishing the line on my eye, and pull up the Sephora app on my phone just to see what other colors it comes in.

I’m determined to collect them all! No worries though, I managed to put down the phone long enough to finish both eyes before heading out to work where I rocked this liner for eight sweaty hours (the AC was still out). Which is practically unheard of when it comes to pencil liner. I love that the color is a different take from the typical black while still being dark enough to define. I adore the nude end for the upper lash line too, even though it may be to pink toned for my lower waterline.

Beauty Attitudes with the Estee Edit on Monogrammed Magnolias

Metallishadow Creme + Powder

I love a good two-in-one product but one that comes with a teensy tiny mirror automatically steals my heart. I’m not too big of a fan of loose pigment shadows but I love the color of this particular one. Paired with the coppery brown cream shadow, this Metallishadow in Solar Blast is kinda unstoppable in my book. Seriously, it makes me crave cable knit sweaters and PSLs just sitting on my vanity.

Late Night Eraser

Holy calzone…I love this stuff! At first I thought, here we go, another eye cream with a metal applicator. Cue the eye roll but try it anyway. Not only is the eye cream balm soothing and brightening but the metal applicator actually works for me! I’ve never had an applicator like this actually cool and sooth my under eye area like this one. I could seriously apply this stuff all day long, I can’t get enough.

Beauty Attitudes with the Estee Edit on Monogrammed Magnolias

Radiance Activator 

I feel like I say this every time I mention skincare but it’s worth repeating, I am a dry skin girl. Like Priscilla, Queen of the Desert dry. So anytime I see the words “radiance” and “glow” on a product’s packaging I am game.

At first, I used this product as a primer, applying it over moisturizer as a bit of a radiance boost. While it does an amazing job at that, it’s way more versatile than I first thought. I decided to experiment a bit seeing that it feels amazing on my skin, illuminates without shining, and has a smell reminiscent of a watermelon Jolly Rancher. So far, I’ve mixed it with my foundation, used it on bare skin, and even applied it as a subtle highlight over my makeup. All scenarios passed with flying colors! This is definitely a product you will want to check out if you suffer from dull skin.

Speaking of checking it out for yourself, you can shop all of the products I’ve mentioned right here: Inside Track Eye Kajal, Metallishadow Creme + Powder, Late Night Eraser, Radiance Activator

What about you…have you tried any of the Estée Edit products? Let me know your thoughts in the comments. Oh and be sure to follow me on Instagram for more shots of these amazing products.

xx

Merisa

 

* I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

 

Current Obsessions + Playlist

Current Obsessions + Playlist on Monogrammed Magnolias

This week has been seriously crazy but in the same respect, it’s been seriously amazing too. I’m still trying to find the groove of things when it comes to the new apartment (in case no one has told you, living with two roommates is hard) but things are getting easier. Which I hope means things around here will get back to being consistent again. I miss chatting with y’all, that’s why I wanted to catch you up on what I’ve been loving lately including my go to monthly playlist.

My Favorite Murder

This one’s a bit out of the norm but it’s my absolute favorite obsession (and it is an obsession) so I had to talk about it first. In case you haven’t heard of it, My Favorite Murder is a comedy podcast all about, well, murder. It’s hosted by the kickass Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark who bring a brilliant mix of California girl comedy to the grisly world of true crime. If you’re a fan of shows like Forensic Files or Making a Murder then you need to listen to My Favorite Murder. I’ve ran through 26 episodes in like three days, it’s that good!

Girls on HBO

Where has this show been all my life? Scratch that, I know, it’s been on HBO and being the broke college girl grad that I am, HBO has alluded me until recently. My roomie and I went in on an HBO Now subscription so we could start Game of Thrones and while that has become an obsession all on it’s own; it’s Marnie, Hannah, Jessa, and Soshanna that have really stolen my heart. I’m not going to give much away here in case you’re like me and have lived under a rock for the last six years but I’m almost finished with season 2 now and would just like to say, as embarrassing as it is, I am Soshanna, Soshanna is me. That’s all.

Chloe Drew

Anyone else spend hours online staring at overly expensive designer bags you can only dream of owning? Or is that just me? In the case of the Chloe Drew bag, I take it a step further and sometimes go into Nordstrom just to touch them. I’ve spent way too much valuable time just daydreaming of the Drew bags lately so when I stumbled across a knockoff at Target (on clearance no less) I had to snag it. $14.99 >>> $1,800 ALWAYS

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Vanilla Bourbon

“You had me at bourbon.” That’s what I said to the sweet Sephora sales girl who introduced me to the latest fragrance from Elizabeth and James (aka Mary Kate and Ashley’s high end brand). I ended up snagging the rollerball version because I just couldn’t walk away from the rich, warm scent. Plus, a Kentucky girl can’t say no to bourbon, it’s like an unspoken law or something.

Caramel Apple Milky Way

If you follow me on Snapchat (which you totally should be doing seeing as I’m trying my damnedest to be better at it…@angelmerisa23) then you may have seen my grocery store discovery of these little gems. They taste so much like an actual caramel apple that I am in full blown fall mode and it’s still 95 degrees on the daily. For that I will forgive because they are just so darn delicious.

Playlist

Now it’s time for the musical portion of today’s lesson…my monthly playlist. I’m particularly loving the new Hey Violet EP and pretty much anything from the Suicide Squad soundtrack. Check it out here.

What are your current obsessions? Let me know in the comments and be sure to follow Monogrammed Magnolias on Facebook because I’ll be sharing a bonus obsession that you’re really going to want to see.

xx

Merisa

Olympic Style: Team USA

Olympic Style Team USA on Monogrammed Magnolias

When I think of great American fashion, I can’t help but think of Ralph Lauren and apparently I’m not the only one. Mr. Lauren continued his streak of decking out Team USA in his designs this past weekend for the Olympic Opening Ceremony. I loved every minute of it, so much so that immediately afterward I was looking for cheaper alternatives to recreate the look because if you go by the retail prices…each member of #TeamUSA was wearing well over $1,000 in clothing during the parade of countries. While that might be fine for a 5 time Olympian (I’m looking at you, Michael Phelps), I’m hoping for something a bit more affordable.

The Blazer

Let’s start with the best part, the blazer! While the original design will set you back a pretty penny, there are plenty of ways to snag the tailored look without actually having to break the bank. Oh and minus that borderline obnoxious extra large polo pony.

The T-Shirt

Now in the original design the Olympians are wearing a t-shirt with thick red, white, and blue stripes. That’s not the easiest look to rock in my opinion so I’ve switched it up a bit here with thin stripes and even a basic white tee.

The Pants

Team USA just proved that everyone really does need a pair of really great white jeans in their wardrobe. Whether you’re sticking with the preppy vibes of Ralph or going a little more bohemian a la Rachel Zoe, white jeans are the way to go.

The Shoes

I love my country just as much as the next girl but I don’t know if I’ll be trying the whole red, white, and blue shoes anytime soon. However, I like the boat shoes look and how great would a pair of navy flats be with that blazer and those jeans?

The Accessories

No outfit is complete without accessories and no Olympic Games are complete without some Team USA gear, so let’s kill two birds with one stone so to speak.

 

What do you think of Team USA’s Olympic look? Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for more Olympic fashion (and event commentary!).

Oh and one more thing…you can use code SHOPSTYLE for $40 off $200 at Kendra Scott now thru Aug. 13!

xx 

Merisa

 

 

Beauty Favorites: Hero Products

Beauty Favorites: Hero Products on Monogrammed Magnolias featuring Urban Decay, IT Cosmetics, DryBar, and more

I have been so lazy when it comes to my beauty routine lately. Between the move, setting up the house, and figuring out my new work schedule there just hasn’t been time for much of anything else but there have been a few heroes in the mix. What do you do when you find not one but FIVE hero products? You share them, of course!

IT Cosmetics CC Cream

I have not used another foundation since I bought this product three or four months ago. That’s a big deal! I literally cannot sing enough praises for this foundation. I know it’s technically a CC Cream but really it’s a full coverage foundation that can be sheered out with a damp beauty blender. That sort of versatility is why this is one of my hero products of the moment because it covers up breakouts (which are bound to happen when you’re dealing with the stress of a move), evens my skin tone, and stays all day!

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer

I grabbed a sample of this concealer at Sephora in Nashville the night before Warped Tour because I wanted a concealer that wouldn’t crease on me the next day. I spent the whole day at Warped sweating it down in 90+ degree heat and by the time we got back to the hotel around eleven that night, my concealer was still hanging on. Now, mind you, the rest of my makeup was having issues but let me reiterate…a whole day in 90+ degree heat. That’s impressive.

DryBar Triple Sec 3-in-1

During my early, bar hopping college days I used to have this holy grail hair product (which I can’t exactly remember the name of but that’s okay because they don’t make it anymore anyway) that rocked my world. It gave volume and texture and smelled amazing. I knew when I put that in my hair it was going to be a good day but then I ran out, threw away the bottle, and couldn’t find anything remotely similar…until now. DryBar’s Triple Sec is better! You see, this little guy is a 3-in-1,  volumizer, textuirzer, & dry shampoo, which is perfect for a busy boss babe! Just like most DryBar products, I can’t rave about it enough.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

This stuff has only been around since the middle of June and I have bought four different shades so far. That alone should speak it’s greatness but I’ll elaborate. I first tried this lipstick when Sephora sent me a huge 25 shade sample packet and I immediately fell in love with the texture and durability of the matte shades. (I’m a matte lips kinda girl so I haven’t really played around with any of the other finishes since the move, just to be fair.) They glide on so smooth, last so long, come in an incredible range of shades, and the packaging is kind of amazing. The four shades I have are Backtalk (mauve-nude), Stark Naked (light nude), Menace (fuchsia pink), and Hex (deep red-wine). I love that I can slap on Backtalk or Stark Naked with any makeup combo and be good to go while Menace and Hex are perfect, fun going-out shades.

Clarisonic Mia 

Remember how I said the CC Cream helped cover up breakouts? Well my Clarisonic Mia helps banish them! It also gets my skin unbelievably clean even when I’m wearing all of these long wearing products. I love that it’s waterproof so I can use it in the shower when I’m being a supreme lazy girl and it’s travel friendly which is a life saver. Personally, I think this is a great product for #BackToSchool as well, especially for all you college girls out there because rule #1 of life…always wash your face before bed. Don’t roll your eyes at me, I mean it. You won’t regret it!

Bonus Beauty Fave: I always use my Clarisonic with Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple cleanser which you can stock up on now during the #NSale. You can shop all these products directly by clicking the images down below. Oh, I know Clarisonic has come out with four or five new versions since the Mia but I’m still sticking with the OG because 1.) it’s cheaper (especially when it’s in the #NSale) and 2.) I don’t really need all those different settings, it works great as is.

What are some of your current beauty favorites or hero products? I’m always looking for recommendations so feel free to share your’s in the comments. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter as I’ll be sharing more bonus beauty favorites over there.

xx 

Merisa

Back to School Roundup: Bags

Back to School Roundup: Bags on Monogrammed Magnolias

I hate to burst your bubble but it’s that time of year again…back to school! Love it or hate it, it’s happening so you might as well make the most of it. Half the battle is making sure you’re fully prepared for what’s in store so I’ve gathered together my top back to school bags.

In high school, I was strictly a tote bag girl mostly because I was a full blown Miss Priss and while not much has changed in that department I did switch to a backpack in college for practicality reasons, which is probably the opposite route compared to most. Personally, I’m a fan of both. For instance, my MWF classes in college were the worst, a jam packed schedule from eight to four. Those were my backpack days because believe me when I say it, a backpack will save your back when you are carrying five different textbooks, notebooks, folders, and a laptop. You don’t want all that breaking your Longchamp straps or worse your actual shoulders.

During my senior year, I had a much lighter schedule filled with small lectures and computer labs that mostly required a single notebook. That’s when the tote bag came in handy. It doubled as a purse so if I wanted to grab a bite to eat with my friends off campus I could leave straight after class without heading back to my dorm to drop off a load of books.

Oh and don’t think these bags are just for school, I’m definitely a fan of the backpack as a purse trend too. I’m all for the 10 Things I Hate About You vibes of carrying a tiny backpack to the mall, the 90s are coming back after all.

No matter your preference there’s a bag to fit your needs from Tory B to BP. and everything in between, you’re sure to find the perfect bag for you. Oh, one more thing, shop fast because some of these picks are currently in the #NSale and prices go up August 8th!

Sole Society Backpack | Tory Burch Buckle Tote | Rebecca Minkoff Backpack (doubles as a crossbody | Tory Burch Backpack | Street Level Tote | Jansport Backpack | Longchamp Tote | Neiman Marcus Backpack | BP. Drawstring Tote

Cheers to an incredible school year, ladies! Oh and don’t forget to follow Monogrammed Magnolias on Facebook as I’ll be sharing more #BackToSchool sales and trends over there.

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Merisa

 

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Under $100

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Under $100 on Monogrammed Magnolias #NSale

Let me start by saying, while I’m loving living on my own, I’m already totally over paying bills. When does it end, people?

Yea, I know, it doesn’t but a girl can dream, right? Speaking of dreaming…something a girl doesn’t have to dream about lately is fashion favorites being on major sale thanks to the Nordstrom Annivery Sale aka #NSale. You know what I’m talking about. It’s everywhere right now and personally, I’m loving it because even through the sea of bills I’m facing at the moment, I can find great pieces I can afford! That’s everything!

So let’s be BFFs and take a look around the sale together. I’ve gathered my favorite picks, all under $100, so tell me what y’all think in the comments and shop along with me by clicking the item picture or link in the description!

1.) GLAMOROUS Midi Jacket – This jacket is so sleek and classic it brings tears to my eyes. Almost but still.

2.) ASTR Body Con Dress – I wanna pull on knee high boots and a blanket scarf and just cuddle the falling leaves in this dress. How perfect?

3.) Vigoss Chelsea Jeans – I’m gonna be honest, I prefer the TopShop High Waisted Jamie jeans but they were sold out (you can still get them here and here outside of the sale though) but you can’t keep a good girl down and the Chelsea jean is just as fun.

4.) TopShop Colorblock Shift – I see this dress being pumping you up for a class presentation or speech on a cool Fall day with sleek black booties and a warm PSL in hand. Sounds amazing, right?

5.) ASTR Floral Romper – Let’s not forget that we still wanna look amazing in this brutal heat we’re still suffering through. This floral romper is sure to keep you feeling (and looking) cool.

6.) Easy Rider Moto Jacket – Speaking of cool…what could be cooler than a (faux) leather motorcycle jacket?

7.) BP. Pullover – Because who doesn’t love an oversized, comfy womfy pullover sweater to cuddle up in?

8.) BLANKNYC Skinny Dipper Jeans – I just can’t get enough of distressed denim at the moment and these jeans offer a lighter take on my usual dark denim favorites.

9.) TopShop Duster Coat – This jacket makes me feel like a “cool girl.” You know, like I hang out with Alexa Chung and Cara Delevingne on the weekends. I soooo wanna be that girl!

There ya have it, peeps, all my #NSale picks under $100. Be sure to let me know your thoughts in the comments and stay tuned for more favorites coming soon.

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Merisa

 

 

 

 

Beauty Review: Ole Henriksen VoxBox

Beauty Review Ole Henriksen VoxBox on Monogrammed Magnolias

So I may or may not have let out a teensy tiny scream when I found this little orange and yellow package sitting on my doorstep the other day. Turns out the contents were totally scream worthy, in the best way possible. They were Ole Henriksen products after all.

Thanks to the amazing peeps over at Influenster, who sent over the products, I’m bringing you a full review of not one, not two, but three…count ’em, 3 products!

Being the avid Sephora stalker supporter that I am, I’ve heard of Ole Henriksen but hadn’t really given any of their products a chance before. Hence, the excitement when checking the mail. Who doesn’t love trying new beauty products?

Beauty Review Ole Henriksen VoxBox on Monogrammed Magnolias

Truth Serum Collagen Booster

The first product I spotted was the Truth Serum Collagen Booster, it just seems like such an iconic Ole Henriksen product but like I said, I’ve never tried it before and I was deeply intrigued. I admit, when I first applied this product, I was a little confused about what was supposed to happen. Should I be looking out for a brighter complexion or one that’s more plump & hydrated. To be honest, as a dry skin girl, I was hoping for the latter. What I got in return was really a mix of both, especially when paired with the next product I’m going to talk about. I definitely noticed a bit more radiance and my skin didn’t seem so dry and flaky afterward but nothing too miraculous. The only downside, however, is that this stuff is pretty sticky after you apply it.

Beauty Review Ole Henriksen VoxBox on Monogrammed Magnolias

Sheer Transformation

Remember when I said I was a dry skin girl? Yea, well, that pretty much makes this little guy my new BFF. I could feel a difference in my skin after the first application, which is the sign of a true winner in my book. It has this incredible texture too, creamy but not heavy. Honestly, it manages to be creamy and gel-like while being hydrating but not sticky. Great for summer skin that can get a bit oily at times, even us dry girls can have our moments.

Beauty Review Ole Henriksen VoxBox on Monogrammed Magnolias

POWER Bright

Even at first glance, it appears this next product is what the whole box is centered around. The brand new POWER Bright is “a professional-strength three-step brightening system with an unprecedented 25% vitamin C concentrate to deliver maximum radiance in as little as one use.” Fancy, huh? I actually really enjoyed using this product. It was fun to try first thing in the morning, smelt lovely, and really did brighten my complexion but it was a bit daunting. Three steps is a lot when it comes to one product, especially when each step has a different set of instructions to accompany it. However, I definitely enjoyed the exfoliation and brightening effect but would most likely reserve this for more of a pamper day than every day use.

What are your thoughts on Ole Henriksen? Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments below.

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xx

Merisa

My Ultimate Home Decor Wish List

Ultimate Home Decor Wish List on Monogrammed Magnolias

In case you haven’t heard, I just moved into my first apartment! Which is actually a huge house that me, my sister, and a family friend are all renting. I’m absolutely loving it so far. We have baby bunnies that live in the hedges across from us, ducks come up into our yard from the river, and there’s even a groundhog that pokes his head out every once in a while. It’s like living in a Disney movie! That is of course, minus the luscious princess hair, fairy godmothers, and never ending stash of gold coins, but hey.

It’s actually that lack of gold coins, silver coins, or you know, just paper money that has prompted this post today. It’s hard to decorate a house when you have unrealistic expectations of home decor AND a mountain of student loans to pay off. That’s why I’ve chosen to live my life vicariously through my inner Blog Boss Babe self…aka, I’m just gonna make a wish list and pray some generous soul decides to treat it like a house warming registry. A girl can dream.

My Ultimate Home Decor Wish List

  1. Gold Flatware – Playing into that whole “I’m a Disney Princess” scenario with this one but seriously, how lux would it feel to eat off gold utensils?
  2. Press for Whiskey – I’ll take whiskey over champagne any day so this just makes sense.
  3. Dot Chair – I’ve wanted this chair since I saw it on One Kings Lane forever and a day ago so of course it’s got to go on the list.
  4. Anna Wintour doll – Because I desperately need the editor of Vogue magazine sitting on my couch on a daily basis, people.
  5. nuLoom rug – Hot pink is kinda my thing, I mean just take a look around.
  6. Booze decanter – I’ll need somewhere to keep all that whiskey I’ll be buzzing for.
  7. Bamboo bar cart – refer to number 7.
  8. Kentucky print – After living on the other side of the line for a bit, I’m a little Kentucky obsessed now that I’m back in my home state and this Kentucky Derby print just couldn’t get cuter.
  9. Starburst mirror – I’m a mid-century modern fanatic so of course I’ve gotta have a sunburst in my arsenal.

What’s your home decor style? I figure I’m a bit of a modern eclectic. Let me know your style in the comments below.

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Merisa

 

 

The Summer Trend You Need ASAP

Summer Trend You Need ASAP on Monogrammed Magnolias

I’ve been a fan of fun summer trends since the days of sparkly jelly sandals. Don’t act like you didn’t get in on that one too. These days, though, the trends are a bit more practical than plastic footwear without compromising on the fun. Care to take a guess as to what trend I’m talking about exactly?

None of other than…pompom detailing, of course!

I don’t know about you but I cannot get enough of these fuzzy little guys. I want them everywhere, from my closet, living room, even my outdoor space! The great part about this trend is that my dreams can all come true. Just check out the awesome selection I’ve gathered here.

Pompom Everything

1.  Missguided Pompom Play Suit – This all white off-the-shoulder romper just screams summer! Show of your tan and your fabulous style at the same time. What more could a girl ask for?

2.  Be Awesome Today Pillow – Give me rainbow pompom tassels or give me death. Okay, that might have been a tad overdramatic but can you blame me?

3.  Ommaha Sandals – I want to go to another music festival just so I can rock these sandals. They feel very Coachella to me.

4. Julia Pompom Trim Scarf – Summer scarves might just be one of my favorite accessories ever. They’re just so versatile and this one is packing a very strong trend game.

5.  Sammy Pompom Bonfire – Another off-the-shoulder romper? Really, Merisa? Yea, I know, but I couldn’t resist. This just seems like the perfect day-to-night outfit to me and you can’t pass up something like that.

6. Pompom Bangles – These little beauties had me at pompoms but kept me hanging around with bright tassels. The best of both worlds.

7.  Pompom Belly Basket – I want to take this basket home and fill it with the comfiest of blankets and throws then sit it in my living room. Bing, bang, boom! Style in a snap!

8.  H&M Straw Hat with Pompom Band – I’m not going to lie. This hat might just be sitting in my online cart as we speak. I think I need it like NOW.

9.  ASOS Swing Dress – This dress adds a bit of class to the party while still being flirty & fun, the way pompoms are meant to be.

Are you planning on joining in on the pompom trend this summer? What are some other summer trends you’re excited to work into your wardrobe? Let me know in the comments.

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Merisa

Beach Day Must Haves

Beach Day Must Haves on Monogrammed Magnolias

It’s that time of year again! When the weather is so sweltering that we seek shelter from the heat in the cool embrace of the nearest body of water. For a lot of people that means “surf’s up” out in the big blue a la Blue Crush but I’m more of a poolside senorita. Good news, though, your list of what to pack will most likely be the same whether you’re heading out to bask in the rays by the Atlantic or floating in circles in your own backyard. With that being said, let’s jump right into my Beach (or Pool) Day Must Haves.

SPF

That is no bigger must have in my arsenal than sunscreen. You’ve got to protect your skin, people. After all, it’s the only skin you’ll ever be in! So slather on the good stuff, SPF 30 or higher. Don’t forget the teaspoon rule, use one teaspoon for each limb, your torso, and face. Follow those rules and you’ll be good to go.

Beach Day Must Haves on Monogrammed Magnolias

A Cool Drink

It’s important to stay hydrated, especially when sweating it down in the sun. One of my favorite ways to do just that is with a cool drink of water but not just any water. I like to fancy things up a bit with sliced cucumber. It just adds an unbelievably refreshing kick. Oh and you can’t be expected to keep a drink cool without a coolie. My pick at the moment is this fun style from Lilly Pulitzer.

A Good Book

I have this crazy habit of always keeping a book within arms reach and a day by the water is no different. I’m currently reading Petal Pusher: A Rock and Roll Cinderella Story by Laurie Lindeen which I picked up while I was in Nashville last week but some suggestions are Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht, or ones of my favorite pool side reads, Harry Potter!

Beach Day Must Haves on Monogrammed Magnolias

Sunnies

I’m a sunglasses fiend. I’ve got tons of them but my secret is that none of them cost more than $20. The reason for that isn’t because I’m cheap (believe me, I love a good splurge) but more because I’m a bit of a klutz so you won’t see me rocking designer sunglasses anytime soon. No, I’m more into trendy picks like these and these from Rue 21, they’re both under $6!

Swim Suit

Last but certainly not least, if you’re going to be in the water you’re gonna want a swim suit. Right now I’m loving the halter neck Karissa suit with cut out sides or the strappy Keandra two-piece, both from Adore Me.

Adore Me Swim on Monogrammed Magnolias
via Adore Me

Now pack your bags and head to the nearest watering hole, y’all! Summer isn’t going to be around forever and we’ve got to enjoy it while we can.

What are your Beach (or Pool) Day Must Haves? Let me know in the comments below.

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Merisa