May around here feels like the official kick-off of summer in the Brochard home. From taming frizzy fly aways in the humidity to easy summer slides and the outfit I’m living in, I’ve listed a few of my favorite things heading into May below.
I’ve been getting so many DMs lately asking how I get my curls + lemme tell you – it couldn’t be easier! I love this Beachwaver for a quick, messy waves. I usually let my hair air dry while getting the kids fed and out the door, then go in and wrap a few pieces around the Beachwaver. Always curl away from your face in the front, then you can mix it up in the back a bit.
EYEBROWS ON POINT
I am all about fuss-free beauty routines and this brow gel is a game changer. I sweep it on to give some extra definition (especially since my hair is lighter) and added structure. It never smudges and feels totally weightless. It takes less than 10 seconds to apply!
My feet need to breathe during the day, but I still like to look put together heading to client meetings. This pair of platform sandals is as comfy as tennis shoes but makes me feel way more polished. The cognac color leather and woven platform look right out of a room we designed, and I love carrying that functional California casual style to my wardrobe.
For an equally chic but even easier option, these slip on espadrilles are great for when you’ve gone a week or two too long past your pedicure appointment.
Nothing reminds me of summer more quickly than the scent of the ocean. This fragrance is 2 parts ocean breeze, 1 part fresh floral. I’ve been wearing it every day + it’s definitely my new signature.
SKIN CARE REGIME
Here in Southern California, we literally live outdoors. My husband is a tennis pro, so even going to “the office” with him means serious UV rays. This sunscreen is lightweight and a great moisturizer. Aside from daily sunscreen, I’m very into using this three times a week. Makes my skin baby soft, gets rid of any rough patches + provides a dewey glow.
FAVE NEW OUTFIT
Since I bought this romper, I have not taken it off my body. Full-on, washing it overnight so I can wear it again the next day. The linen feels super high-end, yet wears completely easy breezy. I style it with a denim jacket for day, or with a leather jacket and platforms for date night. Also been living in these cute cut-off denim shorts. They let me run around with the boys without getting a wedgie left and right.
I get asked about affordable house finds all the time and I’ve been seeing some super cute stuff lately! I made sure to bookmark them as they came up so I could share here. First – these pinstripe sheets feel so soft, wash beautifully and are crazy affordable. Target is hitting the cane trend hard with this cute cabinet – I can see it as a pair of bedside tables, in an entryway, or one of those otherwise unused living room nooks. This rug is the perfect neutral blue and could be used in a living room, bedroom or in a breakfast nook.
WHAT I’M WISHING FOR – MOTHER’S DAY
Mother’s Day is next weekend + I’m guessing dads are still needing to do some shopping. This MAMA bracelet is so cute worn minimally by itself or in a stack with my every day watch. Love this suede cross body for it’s size – perfect for carrying kids stuff on the go while keeping you hands free. These sunnies are under $15, are the ideal oversized frame + look so glam.