10 Must-Haves for Summer. ...

Summer is around the corner and here's a fun post by Esté on what you absolutely need for a fantastic summer! Thanks Esté!

Summer is approaching faster and faster and we might not feel ready. After all, society has told us to look at our wardrobes, our figures, our makeup, our...whatever! Now, we worry! But why? Here are ten simple things that every girl needs to have an amazing summer no matter what ANYONE says.

1. Iced Tea

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Ah! Is there anything more refreshing than a cold iced tea on a warm summer day? Try different flavors and soak the summer in!

2. Instagram

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I'm not saying you need to download that app because not everyone is into social media. All I'm asking you to do is take as many pictures as possible. Make memories, capture them, cherish them.

3. Flip-flops

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Maybe you're not a size 00 and everyone is telling you to cover up. DON'T! Show off your legs, rock skirts and shorts with a funky pair of flip flops that will also call to attention that awesome pedicure!

4. Sunglasses

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They're not only for protection, they're a necessary accessory for the summer. Sunglasses are like jewelry or a purse. They will frame your eyes - the windows to your soul - in whatever color and design you choose!

5. A Journal

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This goes back to the idea of cherishing memories. Write your feelings down so you can look back at your words and ideas months from now, relive the moments and emotions, and love the life you've been blessed with.

6. A Good Read

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"Book's will do it to ya!" There's nothing like a good read. Find a book that will entertain you and keep your mind sharp. Books are better than TV in that they really engage your mind. Let your imagination paint the summer in whatever hue you wish.

7. Driving Music

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Road trip? Or just a trip to Wal-Mart? It doesn't matter. Find artists that crank up the summer vibe and allow you to wave your hands like you just don't care! Sing along! Don't be afraid! Sing loud!

8. Good Friends

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Whether you're going to the beach or a BBQ, you need some good friends - the I-love-you-no-matter-what friends and the I-dislike-drama-and-beefing-as-much-as-you-do friends. They will bring laughter into any social event. (Keep these types of friends around WHATEVER the season).

9. A Smile

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Brighten up your day and those you encounter. Trust me, you have a beautiful smile. Share it with others and add a little more warmth to all your summer activities.

10. Confidence

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Be YOU! You're awesome. Trust me I know (you found this website after all). Love yourself and don't try to conform to anyone else's idea of beauty.

Confused? I hope not! The truth of the matter is that the secret to a great summer lies in you. Don't let others dictate what you can or can't do, become, or feel. Enjoy your summer days and summer nights. Cheers - cheers to life, confidence, and your iced tea!

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