Friday, May 18, 2012

Life Well Lived: Bringing the Summer Sun to my Wardrobe



As a part of the Life Well Lived Blogger panel, I was asked to answer the following question: "What are your favorite summer staples? How do you bring the summer sun to your wardrobe?" This question is being discussed on BlogHer.com's Life Well Lived page.

It's funny, because I just did some shopping for a few more summer basics. This year I have really been drawn to color.  I spent a little more than I usually do on a skirt today because I tried on this spring green Margarita Skirt and it fit me perfectly.  I have a bright orange cotton cardigan that I have been wearing with everything. Orange is a hot color this season and I am enjoying mixing it with other brights, like deep purple and sapphire blue. I bought a big bright pink bag too.

I usually switch from my normal makeup to a lighter tinted moisturizer and just sweep a little of Benefit Dallas bronzer/blush across my cheeks to give me a sunny glow. I also wear tinted balm or lipgloss instead of lipstick. Heavy makeup never feels right in the summer and I want to look just a little bit better than my barefaced self.

Finally, I like to keep my toes polished in the summer so I can show them off in my favorite Teva Flip Flops. I have a brown pair, a black pair, and a worn-out multicolored pair that I save for the beach.

If you'd like to read summer fashion tips from a real expert, check out the Life Well LIved page. You can also enter a sweepstakes to win an iPod Touch and a $50 iTunes gift card.

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