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Smells Like Summer

June 11, 2013 in I Adore What I Love
Last week, the Chi-City was awfully chilly, windy, and even rainy at times (I know, I know, sorry for reminding you), but this week I’m happy to report that although it may still be spring, it finally smells like summer!  While the actual first day of this glorious warm and sunny season isn’t until next Friday, June 21st, yesterday I wore shorts for the first time and I’m not going to lie, it felt amazing to bust ’em out.  Then, while I was busy running errands around town, I smelled that notorious summer scent… SUNSCREEN!  Hahaha you probably weren’t expecting me to say that but it’s true; every year, as soon as I take a whiff of that distinct aroma of SPF 15, 25, or whatever # is the preferred choice, I get pumped for the ease that comes along with this gorgeous time of year.
Think: big beach totes, classic bathing suits, adorable cover ups, effortless wavy hair, & obviously, timeless floppy hats...

Just so you know, I really own these reasonably priced items & will be using them / wearing them proudly all summer long.  Especially the bumble and bumble surf spray – it’s probably my most coveted product of the season!  And if you’ve been following my blog, you’ll recall that I’m also all about sporting an adorable flat summer sandal and a sexy pair of shades during this time of year, too.

Don’t forget: if you decide to buy any of these things (or anything else for that matter) online,
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