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Likes & Favorites: The Second Half of Summer

I can hardly believe it’s almost mid-way through July. As soon as the 4th of July rolls around, I feel like I blink & summer is almost over. Good thing is, we have a month & a half left to soak up the sun and enjoy the easy-living summer has to offer. July has been a blast so far & I’m looking forward to the second half of summer. Here’s what I’ve been liking & favoriting.

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Summer Style: Boho-Chic Dress

My sister and I rarely share clothes. It’s not that we can’t share clothes–we’re generally the same size/body shape–we just choose not to because we have radically different styles. While I’m more classic/preppy & could spend my whole paycheck at J. Crew, Krista’s wardrobe is primarily black and comprised of thrift shop items (she’s a crazy good thrifter). Every once in a while I’ll steal something edgier~ from her, but for the most part we stick to our own closets.

While it seems like we’re missing out on a significant sister-benefit of swapping clothes, I love it because it means I can feature totally different outfits here that aren’t like my style at all. I wrote a post a few weeks ago about my summer style (check it out here!), so here’s Krista’s take on a great summer dress for all of you who are into the boho-chic look.

 

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DIY: How to make Chilled Peppermint Towels

The past couple of summers, my family and I have gone on vacation to Hilton Head, SC. I could write a whole post about how much I love it down there, but one of the best parts is the resort we stay at, Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa (10/10 recommend). Beyond just being a great hotel in general, they have a small detail that I’ve become lowkey (but also very highkey) obsessed with: chilled peppermint towels.

It’s so simple, but when you come in after a hot run on the beach or afternoon at the pool, the most refreshing thing is a chilled peppermint towel on the back of your neck/face. Because I’m overly so enthusiastic about them, I decided to make them myself & everyone who’s experienced them have agreed that they’re the bomb.

I recently Insta-storied how to make them, but wanted to do a full DIY post about it in case you missed it. I promise your summer won’t be the same.

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