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My 7 Best Summer Finds on Amazon

My 7 Best Summer Finds on Amazon

I have been loving Amazon for summer fashion. It’s affordable, it’s quick and there’s a huge selection. I haven’t had much luck in stores recently so it’s times like these I’m really thankful for Amazon. Here are my 6 best summer finds on Amazon!

Dresses

I have found some of my favorite dresses for summer from Amazon. I love my long floral maxi dress! I wear it at least once a week. It’s a really pretty royal blue paisley flower design.

Love this blue flowy floral paisley  maxi dress  for those warm summer days.

Love this blue flowy floral paisley maxi dress for those warm summer days.


And I have another fun polka dot dress with ruffles! Ruffles are flattering in a v-shape at the waist, at the bottom hem and sleeves. So classic & pretty. Here are some of my other favorite finds.

This navy layered  ruffle dress  is so cute and fun for summer!

This navy layered ruffle dress is so cute and fun for summer!


Earrings

I have been obsessed with my rattan seagrass earrings. They are probably my highest selling item! They are so affordable and some of them come in sets for the price of one

So many fun and affordable pairs of earrings can be found on Amazon!

So many fun and affordable pairs of earrings can be found on Amazon!

They also have some really fun tassel and beaded earrings. I am linking the ones I personally own that are my favorites. Everything comes in different colors and styles.

Six sets  of rattan seagrass earrings for $13! They have gold posts and all come in different colors and styles. The perfect summer accessory!

Six sets of rattan seagrass earrings for $13! They have gold posts and all come in different colors and styles. The perfect summer accessory!

Sunglasses

There are so many good pairs of sunglasses on Amazon. I scored mine during Amazon prime day but they are still really affordable regularly. These are some of my favorite oversized tortoise shell sunglasses.

I could not live without  sunglasses  in the south! These are an oversized affordable polarized pair.

I could not live without sunglasses in the south! These are an oversized affordable polarized pair.



Swim Suits

I personally haven’t bought any swimsuits from amazon because I had enough this year to get me through the summer. But I had some friends find some swimsuits they loved, so I’m going to share them here in case you’re looking for a new Labor Day swimsuit!



Bags

I still have young children and a toddler in diapers, so I need to carry a small diaper bag at least. I choose to carry all our kid’s things in a backpack purse. It’s stylish & compact and leaves you hands free.

Love my tan woven leather cognac  backpack purse  for summer! I’ll switch to a  black  one in the fall.

Love my tan woven leather cognac backpack purse for summer! I’ll switch to a black one in the fall.

This small backpack is perfect for carrying a couple diapers, wipes, snacks, kids drinks and my personal necessities like my wallet, phone, keys, sunglasses and chapstick. Love this bag!!



Beach coverups

Amazon has some great options for swim coverups. You can get long oversized shirts, kimonos or dresses. These are some of my favorite beach coverups.

This is a great,  lightweight swim coverup . Can’t remember what size - XL maybe? But it’s still too small.

This is a great, lightweight swim coverup. Can’t remember what size - XL maybe? But it’s still too small.

Self Tanner

I used to be of the mind that self-tanner was a “fake” way to tan and growing up in the South “I would never do that!” Never say never! Haha

In a sense it is “fake” but it’s also safer and way quicker! It can also be difficult to use and prove catostrophic & extremely messy if done incorrectly.

When they say test it out first - they mean it! Try it on your legs (easily covered by a maxi dress) before you do a full body rub. And follow the directions to a t!

Here is the brand I use. It’s kind of expensive, in my opinion, but it’s a good one for the price. And it’s cheaper than getting a spray tan or dealing with the aftermath of skin cancer from actually laying out in the sun. Just one mom’s opinion!

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