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Hey guys! Happy Summer! For today’s blog post, I want to share with you all some of my summer essentials for 2018.Screen Shot 2018-06-18 at 9.48.23 PM.png

Essential #1

I definitely am a fan of the Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Moisturizing Condition for my hair. It smells SO GOOD! I totally suggest it if you don’t live by a beach, but you want your hair to smell like it.

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Essential #2

For the next essential, I suggest picking up some aloe vera because it is great for when you get burned.

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Essential #3

Moving on, to capture your summer memories definitely get a Fujifilm Instax Mini polaroid camera because it is so easy to use and keep the memories alive.

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Essential #4

I seriously love Lilly Pulitzer sunglasses. I think they are the cutest and they have so many patterns. The lenses are great because they keep the sun out of your eyes and they are probably one of my favorite pairs of sunglasses I own.

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Essential #5

On the fashion side, I really love throwing any sneakers like Converse on for the day. They are perfect for any outfit including shorts and a t shirt or even a cute dress.

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Essential #6

Another essential I have been loving for the summer is any type of a straw hat or sun hat. I think they are so cute for summer and definitely spice up any outfit. I personally love the ones on ASOS and Show Me Your Mumu.

Essential #7

Aerie swimsuits are a must this summer! They are also a great price. My favorite one currently is the Ribbed Scoop Bikini Top in Harvest.

Essential #8

Finally, I am a big fan of ripped jean shorts. I love these ones I am wearing from Gap.

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Thank you for checking out my summer essentials for 2018. Make sure to check out my Instagramย to see more essentials I have this summer.

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A couple weeks ago I went to Naples, Florida and I wanted to share some of my adventures while on the trip. If you ever travel to Naples, Florida here are some fun things to do while you are there.

1. Stay at the La Playa Beach and Golf Resort

For my trip, I stayed at the La Playa Beach and Golf Resort for the duration of the vacation. Let me just say, this resort is one of my most favorite resorts I have ever been to because it is so convenient to the beach access, town, and restaurants. I have stayed there twice and we loved it so much last time we decided to come back again. The La Playa is perfect for families visiting for vacation or just friends on break. The staff is extremely friendly and outgoing and their restaurants are fabulous. They are great with getting the food out fast and have awesome service. On top of that they are very flexible with eating restrictions such as being vegetarian or vegan.ย The hotel also has a great fitness and spa with unbelievable amenities.ย Overall, the hotel is amazing and the rooms are available as beach front or pool front.

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2. Eat breakfast at Baleen at La Playa Beach and Golf Resort

The breakfast and all the food at the La Playa is awesome. My favorite meal of the day is breakfast and they definitely met my standards. Most of the days I got the waffles with berries on the side and syrup. For a beverage, I recommend their tropical smoothie. I got it everyday I was there and I am craving one right now as I am typing this haha. My mom said she would recommend the eggs benedict or the omelet. The oatmeal is awesome there too!

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3. Get acai bowls at the Bowl

If you are subscribed to my vlog channel you probably know that I am obsessed with smoothie bowls. I watched one of Aspyn Ovard’s videos that she filmed while in Naples and she actually went to the Bowl so I thought I would try it out. They have AMAZING smoothie bowls and I wish we had something like it where I live. Even my mom liked it and she isn’t a health nut like me so that says something. I got the Beach pitaya bowl and my mom got the Key West acai bowl. If you are in the mood for a great breakfast or snack definitely check it out.

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4. Visit or Stay at the Ritz Carlton in Naples

Another great hotel is the Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida. The atmosphere is so pretty and the interior design is best described as “old world” I suppose. It definitely has a vintage vibe to the decor. I heard from an Uber driver that Naples is the only town with two Ritz Carltons in one town and that people from all around the world are trained at the Naples location. We didn’t stay there, but we went to dinner at The Grill on our last night of the trip and it was fantastic. I got the salmon and asparagus. They also have a pretty pool area and tons of amenities for families. The night I went there was a thunderstorm moving into Naples so I had to take my pictures pretty quick and the wind was extremely fierce. Overall, the resort has a ton to offer, but for my conclusion I think it is more geared towards adults staying there and I think the La Playa is more family/kid friendly in my own personal opinion.

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6. Go to the Waterside Shops at Naples

I have been to Naples two times and every time I visit I have to go to the Waterside Shops because they have such a great layout. Most of the shops are designer stores and are out of my price range, but there are definitely still some good finds there. While I was there this past trip, my mom and I went to lunch at True Food. All the food was so fresh and healthy. I got the vegan tomato and arugula pizza and my mom got the salmon rice bowl. I highly recommend it and I wish we had one where I live.

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7. Watch the sunset on the Gulf

I have seen the sunset all throughout the world, but definitely the gulf is the most gorgeous I have seen yet. The crystal clear blue water mixed with the peach and orange tones of the sun is absolutely gorgeous. The funniest thing about watching the sunset at the La Playa is that everyone cheers and claps once it goes down haha.

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8. Spend a day at the beach and pool

One thing you can’t not do when you go to Naples is swim in the ocean or the pool. The Florida sun is so hot and it is extremely humid so my favorite way to cool off is in the pretty water. I enjoyed myself immensely on this trip soaking up all the sun I could and getting pretty tan while I was at it!

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Thank you for reading this blog post! I really enjoyed creating it and I hope you get some more inspiration if you are heading to Naples. For more pictures from my trip make sure to check out my Instagram as well. Direct message or contact me with any questions you have about outfits, places to visit, and whatever other questions you might have.