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Summer floral jumper

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wearing: rose gold earrings / lipstick c/o Estee Lauder / pale pink crew neck tee / rose gold y-necklace c/o Kendra Scott /  floral spaghetti strap jumper (under $50!!) / black leather and rose gold watch / rose gold bracelet (worn with watch) / rose gold cuff / light blue nail polish / pink bow tie tote / black wedge espadrilles

Summer is throwing us some really warm temperatures this year! We had close to a week of high 90’s and low 100’s here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and it was torture! We went from high 60’s and low 70’s to a heat wave in no time flat. It is hard to go to such high temps without a ramp up period in the 80’s! haha

Since the weather has been so warm, I quickly organized my wardrobe to more of a July/August capsule rather then a “June Gloom” mix of clothing. When the weather is really hot, wearing something modest enough for church can be a challenge. I was so happy to find this spaghetti strap dress, which I am using as a jumper, for the summer season.

This pretty floral jumper is easy to throw over a tee and wear to church on Sundays; or any day of the week! The fabric is lightweight, and the silhouette is breezy. There is even a side slit, which doesn’t go too high, on one side. This makes the jumper easy to wear when temperatures soar. Love that!

For more casual days this summer, I plan to wear this outfit with my Cult Gaia bag and flip flops, or even a small cross body bag such as the Chloe Faye. It will also be good for travel this summer since the fabric doesn’t seem to wrinkle. This is all fabulous considering it was under $50!!

What deals have you scored this summer for beating the heat?

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photos: taken by my cute nine-year-old son in the morning fog

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EOS shave cream review

EOS shave cream review

shaving cream c/o EOS from left: EOS shave cream in Tropical Fruit (online exclusive) / Lavender Jasmine / Pomegranate / Vanilla Bliss

EOS shave cream is a fabulous, affordable way to smoother legs! Unless you have lasered all your hair off, chances are, you shave your legs. These four fabulous smelling shaving creams from EOS are a great way to shave in the shower!

Since I grew up as a competitive swimmer, shaving was an important ritual. Before every important swim meet, such as state championships or nationals, I would shave my legs and my arms. Over time, I ended up testing out several shaving creams throughout the years, so when I find one which is conditioning, and non-drying, I take notice.

EOS shaving cream is a rich, non-foaming shave cream which allows you to see what you are shaving, while providing the exact protection you need to keep your legs safe from your razor. This shave cream is packed with conditioning oils, shea butter, vitamin E, and vitamin C. As a result, my legs are smooth and stubble-free. Love!

One feature I love with EOS shave cream is that the bottle is a pump. This makes it really easy to use in the shower since you don’t have to worry about the bottle slipping out of hands during application. The pump really is ingenious.

My favorite scent is the Tropical Fruit, followed by Vanilla Bliss. That being said, all four scents are amazing. I also love that EOS shave cream is priced under $5 each! Love that!

You can find EOS shave cream online here. Which scent is your favorite?

*thank you EOS for partnering on this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.