August Must-Haves

It’s August? Seriously? How did that happen? Where is this summer going? Better make the best of what’s left of summer with these staples for the month.

Because there are still many beach days ahead, I’m obsessing over my Maaji bikini I snagged at the Escape Beauty Lounge during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. You can also score the brand at The Orchid Boutique.

A trip to the beach isn’t complete without sunscreen. (The idea of Botox scares me.) I keep mine stashed in this Hayden Reis bag for the beach.

These sunnies are by far the coolest shades I’ve come across all summer with their metal cat eye frames from Italia Independent.

Beach bound in my Miayos summer shoes. They are made locally, named after Miami streets and add a perfect pop to summer trips to the sand and shore. Check out my Biscayne Blvds.

Exfoliating the parts of summer that don’t give you that beautiful beachy glow is easy with Spa Sonic, which you can score at Target (aka my favorite place on earth). It even comes with a body brush so you can get glowing from head to toe. Plus, compared to other skin care systems, it’s super affordable.

New scent for a new month: This go round it’s florals in the form of Neroli, Mandarin Blossom and White Hyacinth in this Carven Le Parfum scent exclusive to Saks. I scored mine from the one in Dadeland Mall. It’s a light, airy scent that’s perfect for wrapping up summer.

And speaking of scents, these little butterflies from Marta la Farfalla are perfect little clip-ons to make your car, office, closet, what have you, smell sweet. The little white mariposa is vanilla -scented (my favorite).

Vegan nail polish makes my hippie heart do a jam-band dance. These shades from SpaRitual are amazing. I’ve been playing up the purples and oranges for a few weeks now. And the hand salve keeps me silky smooth.

Yeah, it rains a lot during the summer months. So I’m faking my glow with this Everyday Minerals Base, which I’m using as a light bronzer. It’s just the right hint of hue to give you a sun-kissed look.

According to my Chromaluxe cuff from the Miami Swim Lounge during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, I’m a big G. And the retro funk pattern makes this a perfect pop to any arm party.

And there you have my latest obsessions for the month of August.