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Helloooo, summer! 'Tis the season of tan lines, drinks with tiny umbrellas, pumped-up playlists and sand stuck in the pages of that juicy novel. Three OC style bloggers share their memories and must-haves for the hot days ahead.
Favorite summer memory: I grew up on an island in the South. I loved the balmy summers and have such great memories of spending the entire day at the beach, driving home with salty hair, and then eating a juicy, fresh-from-the-farm peach while sitting on my porch. Very southern!
Three summer must-haves: Overalls. They are back in a big way and are the easiest thing for summer dressing. Wear 'em over a bikini for the beach, with a tee and sneakers for a day at the flea market, or with platforms and a floral top for dinner seaside. My Nook. For all those long days spent on the beach or relaxing by the pool. Next book to download: Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Neon nail polish. Any shade—the brighter, the better.
On the summer agenda: Spending loads of days at the beach with a book, my husband and my baby. I was pregnant last summer and didn't feel like being on the beach too often, and I missed it so much.
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Favorite summer memory: When my girlfriends and I went to Vegas during a Fourth of July weekend. We had the best time just eating, drinking and tanning. We got to wine and dine with [billionaire Sacramento Kings co-owner] Gavin Maloof. I don't get to do that every day, you know? It was one of those summers that I remember being absolutely and completely carefree.
Three summer must-haves: Strappy sandal heels. Nude, black, white or color-block—I've fallen in love with them all! I can wear them from day to night and although wedges have always been the summer go-to, I'm sticking with these babies this summer. Lip balm. Chapped lips—not cute. A book in hand. I just ordered Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls and can't wait to read it. Leandra Medine has impeccable style, and I am in love with her wit and sense of humor. She's hilariously hot.
On the summer agenda: I'm going to try to DIY a Lucite clutch. They are my obsession, but I don't want to pay the obscene retail cost for a clear purse. Wish me luck!
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Favorite summer memory: I took a trip to New York a couple of years ago. I was by myself and didn't know many people there. I ended up making a bunch of new friends and running into some friends from Orange County who were playing a festival in Brooklyn. They invited me to the festival, and it was such a great time! The trip started off slow but became more and more exciting as I started going out and meeting people.
Three summer must-haves: My iPhone. I'm addicted to it and love capturing all of those special moments during the summer, such as sunsets, music festivals and theme-park days. Plus, the GPS comes in handy for road trips. Kore Swim. It's my new favorite swim line, started by two sisters in Orange County! Summer wouldn't be the same without one of the one-pieces or high-waisted bikini sets. Jarritos. I'm not much of a soda drinker, but I love Jarritos. The colors and flavors remind me of summer. Where else are you going to find pink guava-flavored soda?
On the summer agenda: Music festivals! I go to FYF Fest every year, and I don't feel right breaking tradition. I'm also super-excited to attend the city of Costa Mesa's 60th Anniversary Festival since Saint Motel is performing. And I'm planning a trip to Knott's Berry Farm because, honestly, I love any place that sells pies and funnel cakes.