Hello Summer!

There are 3 things I love about summer:
1. Watermelon,
2. Swimming,
3. And pool days.

Here are a few essentials you need for summer days by pool …

 

A Pool Float

I am just a little bit obsessed with pool floats. When they were all the rage overseas it was hard to find them here in South Africa. Thankfully now, nearly every shop has a big selection to choose from. My favourite is definitely this donut one from Mr Price, but I will definitely be adding a pineapple float and a gummi bear float from Superbalist to my collection.

Havaianas

The most comfortable flip flops are Havaianas. Hands down! I have about 50 pairs in my cupboard. Firstly, I need a pair in every colour to match every outfit. Secondly, you can never have enough. Thirdly, don’t judge!

These Havaianas from Zando are my favourite right now because they are pink and they are leopard print!

SPF

If you go into the sun without putting on any sun protection, I am not your friend and stop reading this now! But I know thats not the case, so carry on reading … 🙂

I have been using this Cetaphil Daylong Liposomal Cream with SPF50 from Dischem on my body every time I know I will be in the sun for a long period of time. It glides onto my skin nicely and absorbs quickly, and I love that it is an ultra high SPF.

Costume

This essential is a bit of an obvious one but I want to share my sudden love for one pieces.

I have come to the final decision that a one piece costume is a lot more sophisticated and sexier than a bikini. So hello more onesies! If you’d like to read more reasons why a onesie is better than a bikini, check this post out.

Both costumes in this post are from River Island. How beautiful are they?

A Fedora

Everyone needs to invest in a beautiful fashionable fedora. I love this one from Forever New and think its a perfect addition to a poolside outfit. It can also be worn with a dress, shorts or jeans for a daytime outing.

Jam Jar

No, not a jam jar cocktail. But a jam jar to store your ice cold water with lemon, ice and maaaaybe some gin!

This pineapple one from Mr Price is so cute!

Drinks Holder

A lazy day at the pool, lying on your lounger or pool float. What more do you need? Yip, a drinks holder and a cute one too! I love this flamingo one from Mr Price Home.

Denim Shorts

Denim shorts are essential for surviving the summer heat. And if you don’t own a pair, you best get yourself a pair! My favourite are these from River Island. These lace up shorts from Forever New will be finding their way into my wardrobe soon too as I love the details. And Mr Price have a huge selection also to choose from.

Wine Popsicles

 Remember lying by the pool as a kid sucking on a delicious ice lolly? Well now there is an adult version … Say hello to PJ Pops from Pierre Jourdan. These are the best treats for any pool party.

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