Summer Essentials

I'm always out and about in the summer, so there are a few items that I always make sure to keep in my bag or with me. I do tend to overpack (#SorryNotSorry), but it's also better to be safe than sorry! I can never leave my house without these essentials.

jimmyCASE // The jimmyCASE iPhone 6 Wallet Case is seriously the best thing ever to have in the summer. When you're running to the gym or to the beach and don't want to bring your whole wallet, this case is perfect for holding your money, credit cards, license, etc. It holds six cards and cash tight so that you never have to worry about losing them! I love using my case for when I'm running any quick errands.

S'well Water Bottle // It's so important to stay hydrated in the summer, and this S'well water bottle is a fashionable way to do so! It keeps cold drinks cold for up to 24 hours and keeps hot drinks hot for up to 12. This bottle is perfect for going to the gym or to the beach.

Book // I'm such a bookworm, and I never leave home without a book! I've been reading like crazy this summer, and I'm always running to the library to pick up more books. One of my new favorites is Leave Your Mark by Aliza Licht!

Snack // I always keep a power bar in my bag in case I get hungry and need a little snack. This prevents me from buying unhealthy snacks when I'm out and hungry. My favorites are s'mores and peppermint stick Luna Bars.

Chapstick // My lips get chapped easily, especially when I'm out in the sun. Because of that, I always make sure I have three tubes of Burt's Bees: one in my makeup bag, one in my schoolbag, and one in my purse. Using a chapstick that has SPF in it is even better.

Sunscreen // I burn super easily, so I've learned from past experience that I should always keep sunscreen with me. I always apply sunscreen whenever I go out in the sun, and it makes it easy to just keep a small bottle in my bag.

What are your summer essentials?

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by jimmyCASE. All opinions are 100% my own.


I have officially been on summer break for a month, and I can't believe how fast it flew by! I have about two and a half months left of summer, but I know those will fly by, too.

I haven't blogged in a while, and to be honest, I've really missed it. With everything going on in my life, I just haven't had the time or motivation. I know that I won't be posting every day again, but I'm really going to be making an effort to post on here more often.

Here's a little blurb on what I've been up to this month!

reading // I'm in the middle of reading the Confessions of a Shopaholic series, and I'm halfway through Shopaholic & Sister. I loved the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic when I saw it in theaters like seven years ago, so I'm a little late on actually reading the series, but I can't put the books down because they're too good!

earning money // Getting out of school for the summer = basically selling my soul to my work. I pretty much doubled the amount of hours I had per week, so now I work 39-40 hours a week -- Monday-Saturday, 4:30AM - 11 AM. Waking up at 3:45 six out of seven days a week actually sucks, but the money is worth it, and working keeps me busy. Starting next week I'll be babysitting three days a week all day and working three days at my work. I'm a busy gal!

loving // I recently bought the Fitbit Charge HR a couple of weeks ago, and I am obsessed. Seriously. I love that I can see the time, the number of steps I've taken, my heart rate, the number of miles I've walked, and the number of stairs I've climbed all on the Fitbit itself. And I'm obsessed with checking my sleep tracker on the app when I wake up each morning! I've been trying really hard to stay in shape and eat healthy, and my Fitbit really helps with that.

working on // I got a virtual internship a couple of weeks out of school ended working for an amazing business coach, and I love it. I'm a social media + marketing intern for The Confused Millennial and Rachel Ritlop Coaching. Everything that I've been learning is so relevant to my dream job and the business that I've been wanting to own for pretty much the past two years. Speaking of my dream business, I've been working on a business plan for that and it's actually coming along really well. I can't wait to finish it!

What have you been up to this month?

Thank you to the fabulous Jenny of Breakfast at Lilly's for being the inspiration behind this post! XO