Barely There Summer Style

Barely There - Jackietara blog
Barely There - Jackietara blog
Barely There - Jackietara blog
Barely There - Jackietara blog
Barely There - Jackietara blog
Barely There - Jackietara blog

My new summer mantra is “less is more.”  The humidity is already starting to rise and is taking a toll on my hair, skin, and any hope of looking decent without putting a ton of effort in every morning.  So [for the sake of saving time, energy, and frustration], why bother?  The heat [and sweaty-ness] of summer is the perfect excuse to go wild – let down that hair, wipe off that makeup, and wear lightweight clothes!  I really should follow my mantra regarding my hair.  Right now it’s an absolute wreck: too long, and in a million split ends.  Once I do chop off an inch or two, I’m going to attempt to naturally dry my hair in the morning to give it a break from the damaging heat of my hair dryer, especially since it’s inevitably going to frizz as soon as I step out the door, oy gevalt.

For makeup, I have been using a light Jergens or Cetaphil face lotion before applying a dime-sized amount of Supergoop! Every Day Sunscreen [on days I know I’ll be outside for a while] and my favorite Physician’s Formula concealer and mineral wear foundation.  I despise the “tired eyes” look I get after a long day, so to make things simple I apply a natural shadow from my Nude ‘tude palette to my lids and a swipe of mascara to my lashes.  When I go for the “barely there” effect on my eyes, I usually like to add a pop of color to my lips.  I’m still searching for “the perfect shade,” but I think my Revlon fuchsia stick does the trick.

I think I will be living in dresses for the next couple months – the kind that are breezy and airy and don’t take too much fuss [I don’t do the ironing thing].  Conveniently timed for summer, I found the perfect white cotton dress a couple weeks ago while shopping online at Gap: it’s super lightweight, breathable, and can easily be jazzed up with a belt or statement necklace.  Better yet, it has pockets [they get me every time].  Who could ask for a better summer dress?

Outfit details:
Gap white cotton dress
Tildon ankle strap flats (on sale)

Photography by Teddy Wolff

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