August 10th, 2012

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Grace’s Favorites: July 2012

It’s a little bit crazy to think that we’re already into August.  I have Fall on the brain in a major way, but it’s too hot to even think about putting on jeans… let alone sweaters or leather jackets.  I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite things from this month… shiny ballet flats, a sparkly top… a peachy handbag… the coolest bracelets… an awesome body lotion + a few beauty must-haves.

For more on why I love these products, keep reading.Vaseline Total Moisture Aloe Fresh is, plain + simple, a great body lotion.  The new improved formula is so good – it feels great on skin and truly nourishes + moisturizes it.  (The aloe formula is particularly fantastic for summer… it’s especially light and fresh!)  It’s also interesting to note that in an influencer study, 80% of consumers who had tried Vaseline in the past felt that the new formula was even better.

Tory Burch Gold Chelsea Ballet Flats I’m ultimately learning that you just can’t wear flip flops in the city during the summer and keep your pedicure intact.  These keep my feet clean and looking cute.  They’re the perfect shade of gold and go with everything I own.

I LOVE these bracelets from The Ropes Maine.  Having a major moment with all of her jewelry right now.  It’s hard to track down online but I found that The Snappy Turtle has quite a good selection.

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer I’m addicted to this stuff.  Victoria gave it to me when she came to visit a few months ago… it’s the perfect non sparkly highlighter.  It’s also all natural + organic, which I love.

Benefit Coralista is my new favorite gloss.  Just a hint of peachy coral color… and loads of shine.  What I love about Benefit’s glosses is that they aren’t too tacky.  Nothing worse than getting your hair stuck in your lipgloss on a hot summer day!

I bought this sparkly tee from J.Crew and I’m totally obsessed.  Wear it now with cut-offs and fun sandals… or wear it later with… everything!

I LOVE these bracelets from The Ropes Maine.  Having a major moment with all of her jewelry right now.  It’s hard to track down online but I found that The Snappy Turtle has quite a good selection.

I can’t put down my Rebecca Minkoff Swing Bag.  I’m pretty sure peach is a neutral – it goes with everything in my closet.  It’s girly and fun, but big enough to hold all of my essentials.  I also love how you can wear it two different ways by either wearing the strap long, or doubling it up.

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post and I was provided with product from Vaseline.  All opinions are my own – I’d never feature a brand here that I didn’t truly believe in.

22 Responses to Grace’s Favorites: July 2012

  1. PennyPincherFashion August 10, 2012 at 7:39 am #

    I always love these posts – that highlighter has me intrigued.  I’ve used Benefit High Beam forever, but love the idea of something all-natural…will have to check it out!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 13, 2012 at 11:37 am #

      Thanks, Kim! I use High Beam, too and love it, but I might love this even more.. This one is a lot creamier. I am slowly going to be transitioning to more natural products (though it is so hard – for example, I am addicted to Benefit’s whole line!)

  2. Andrea August 10, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    Great picks. I’m so in love with this Rebecca Minkoff bag!! It’s on the top of my list of things to buy while I’m in Chicago!! Can’t wait! :)
    xo Andrea

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 13, 2012 at 11:37 am #

      Oh yay, I hope you get it – I LOVE mine!

  3. The Avg Girl Guide August 10, 2012 at 8:52 am #

    One of my favorite posts here! I’m also curious about this highlighter now and a great pair of ballet flats. PS: peach is totally a neutral in my book. :) 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 13, 2012 at 11:38 am #

      100% a neutral!! :)

  4. christin schindewolf August 10, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    I need that RMS luminizer. Obviously. 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 13, 2012 at 11:38 am #

      you really do. it’s the best!!

  5. Emily Lunstroth August 10, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    Attempted making my own ropes bracelet this summer..just could not get my hands on the clasp I wanted sad failure of a DIY

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 13, 2012 at 11:38 am #

      yeah, the clasps are hard to find! I love The Ropes’ bracelets -she uses rope that I’ve never been able to find on my own!!

  6. Amanda || Eclectic Snapshots August 10, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    I could not live without my aloe fresh lotion (even the gel)! I’m obsessed.

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 13, 2012 at 11:38 am #

      Yay – me too!!

  7. Prettybluerose2012 August 10, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    I love the sweater because I lovevsparkles!

    Nice blog!

    Amber Genise
    Prettybluerose.com

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 13, 2012 at 11:38 am #

      thank you, Amber!

  8. Erika [small shop] August 10, 2012 at 10:19 pm #

    Well of course I love the bag! I need to try that lip gloss!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 13, 2012 at 11:39 am #

      You do… it’s so good!!

  9. Bettina August 11, 2012 at 12:28 am #

    I’ll have to try the coralista, I hate when lip glosses get sticky!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 13, 2012 at 11:39 am #

      Same – this one is a good one!!

  10. Kelly August 12, 2012 at 4:29 am #

    Maybe I should pick up some lotion lol oh and that RM handbag too.

    xoxo
    Kelly

    http://www.theluxurycloset.com

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 13, 2012 at 11:39 am #

      haha.. think you should!

  11. Jordan - Queen of LA August 13, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    i have those flats too. i love them and you’re right, they totally go with everything!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood August 14, 2012 at 11:55 am #

      they really do – i’m obsessed!! (wearing them right now!)

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