Summer Essentials and Big Balloons

summer essentials and big balloonsHappy Monday loves! Recently I had the opportunity to shoot with The Balloon Bar, and some other Austin bloggers. It was so much fun. I have been wanting to share a post here on the blog talking about my summer essentials for awhile now, so I figured what better time than now. Especially with some amazing balloon pictures to look at while reading & shopping!

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I thought I would break this post into three sections- makeup, hair, and sunglasses; and share my summer essentials for each. You can also shop all three of our looks from this photo shoot below so don’t worry about that girl! The funny thing is we didn’t even plan on matching, and it just magically worked out!

When it comes to summer beauty & makeup I’m all about keeping it simple, bronzed, and glowy. Some of my must haves for summer beauty and that I used when getting ready for this photo shoot are a tinted moisturizer, primer, foundation, bronzer, blush, mascara, eyeliner, and eyeshadow. I’ve been obsessing with Tarte Cosmetics for all of my face products lately!


For my hair I kept it pretty simple for this shoot and just added a little volume and loose waves. Most summer days I’m rocking second day hair. For those days I’m in dire need of dry shampoo, and a side braid. I like to tease the crown of my head to give the look a little somethin, somethin! The salon I go to in Austin uses Living Proof products, so I’ve become quite the fan!


When it comes to summer, sunglasses are a total necessity. I’m a huge fan of mirrored sunglasses lately. All three of us packed mirror sunnies for the shoot without even coordinating, so you know their good, ha! They looked great with our bright outfits. I’ve linked my exact pair from Kapten and Son below, and am also sharing some of my other favorites with you!



My Look:

Crop Lace Top // A-Line Lace Skirt // Shoes (Similar) // Sunglasses // Watch

Scarlett’s Look:

Crop Top // Big White Skirt // Espadrille Wedges

Michelle’s Look:

Dress // Shoes

Alright friends, I better be off and onto the next thing… aka entertaining my 17 month old. I hope you have an awesome day, and thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Kamara on June 27, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    These photos are SO fun and colourful! Love them. Your top and skirt are lovely, too!


  2. Lauren on June 27, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    You are the CUTEST! Love all of the colors and your outfit, of course!
    The Fashionista’s Diary

  3. Sophia on June 27, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    I am loving the pictures in this post they are so pretty.

  4. Jenny on June 27, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    The photos are so fun and I am loving everyone’s outfits.

    xoxo, Jenny

  5. valerie hansen on June 28, 2016 at 7:47 am

    I love the outfits and the balloons look like so much fun, you all are adorable! Love all your sunglasses picks as well, have a lovey week LeAnn!


  6. scarlett on June 28, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Great pics of course and lovely summer essentials! I may need to get some of that makeup! XO

  7. Alicia on June 28, 2016 at 9:52 am

    STOP, these are seriously the cutest photos ever! I love your dress too!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  8. Mimi Rose on June 28, 2016 at 10:14 am

    What a cool photography concept – big colorful balloons! They really make all of these pictures pop, and I’m loving all of your outfits – very summery and chic!

  9. Chelsea on June 28, 2016 at 10:16 am

    This post is amazing. I’m seriously so jealous. I wish I lived in places like this where I could have these opportunities. You look beautiful per usual!!

  10. Rachel on June 28, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Sunglasses are SUCH a must in the summer time. I love that you give such an extensive list of different styles to choose from. One pair of sunglasses is never enough. All of your pictures look like so much fun, also!

  11. Ashley on June 28, 2016 at 10:57 am

    This post is so fun! Your outfit is gorgeous and I can’t get over that cute balloon! Also, thanks for sharing your fab roundup of summer essentials! Checking out some of those sunnies now:)

    xo Ashley

  12. Tamara on June 28, 2016 at 11:23 am

    These pictures instantly put a smile on my face! Loving your dress so much and great essentials!


    Tamara –

  13. Julie on June 28, 2016 at 11:42 am

    These pictures are too cute! And your white dress is stunning. 🙂

  14. Amber @ Amber Lately on June 28, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    What a fun shoot!!! Great hair and makeup tips too. 🙂

  15. Danielle Greco on June 28, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I love those big balloons so dang much!! I’ve been looking for big balloons lately for a blogger event I am hosting and wow it’s so difficult!!! Great outfits too 🙂

  16. Amanda on June 28, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    That dress is gorgeous and these photos are so fun! Love all your summer picks too, especially for makeup. Would love for you to join the #GoodHUESDay linkup this week 🙂


  17. Morgan @ Lilies + Lambs on June 28, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Love these balloons! Adorable outfits too!

  18. Kasee Erickson on June 29, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    These outfits are so cute and vibrant! All those sunnies are super fun, as well 🙂

  19. ValAroundTown on June 30, 2016 at 11:17 am

    These photos are beautiful! That dress fits you perfectly and love the balloons, they are sooo fun!

  20. KatyRose on July 1, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    So cute and fun. What vibrant outfits, so perfect for the summertime. – Katy

  21. Amanda on July 7, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    This is so fun! I love the shoes you are wearing!

    Amanda ||

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