California Dreaming: Boho-Chic End of Summer Essentials

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While boho-chic may have been this summer’s unofficial theme, the season isn’t over yet, and we are still raring to go with gemstone necklaces and all-natural beauty products. As glowing skin and beachy highlights begin to fade, outdoor picnics and day trips dwindle, this end of summer essentials list will keep you rocking the summer vibes long into fall. Summer loving, as they say, is a state of mind anyhow.

1. Rosy Cheeks

summerstuff1.jpg Soothing Face Mist via Glossier, $18

After a season of outdoor patio-sitting, music fests and late night dance parties, skin may be parched and desperately seeking a little rest and relaxation. Beauty brand, Glossier offers a Soothing Face Mist made from roses and aloe, bringing a much-needed blast of moisture to your skin. Use for face and body as an addition to your pre-makeup routine, or just as a quick refresh throughout the day if feeling indulgent. Trust us, the light floral scent is sure to leave you prepped and ready for those last few days of fun in the sun.

2. Gypsan x A Wild at Heart Jumpsuit Jammin’

summerstuff2.jpg Wild at Heart Jumpsuit via Gypsan, $139

Though jumpsuits and rompers are not confined to one particular season, they truly have their appeal during the year’s hottest weeks. One-pieces with a billowy silhouette like this collaboration between Pasadena-based Gypsan and Kelley Ash’s A Wild at Heart create a breezy, bohemian-inspired vibe while ultimately keeping you looking and feeling equally as cool. Ethically made in Los Angeles, we can’t get enough of their lace and solid options. Dress this one-piece up for an evening date with your summer fling—think chandelier earrings and chunky platforms—or dressed down for one last romp on the beach in espadrilles and a floppy sunhat, this season’s romper/jumpsuit will always have a special place in our hearts.

3. Aloe, Lavender and Peppermint, Oh My!

summerstuff3.jpg After Sun Soothing Aloe Mist via Herbivore, $20

If the beach saw a bit too much of your skin this summer, Herbivore Botanicals offers an After Sun Soothing Mist just right to cool off irritated and summer spent skin. Made from 100% natural ingredients and cold-pressed oils, this mist contains aloe, lavender and peppermint oil to give a zip of calming freshness. Non-toxic and highly effective, this spray is a must-have for those in need of some sunburn attention and help with a quick cool-off.

4. Honey, Honey

summerstuff4.png Swarm of Bees Votive Candle via Tatine Candles, $18

Though swatting bees and avoiding stingers may not enhance an outdoor picnic or camping excursion, nothing beats the sight and scent of fresh wild flowers that accompany this time of year. The Swarm of Bees candle from Tatine Candles, based out of Chicago, releases a floral perfume to give your house a heady aroma of field cut flowers and burnt honey. Handcrafted and made to order, the soy votive not only burns for 16 hours, but also keeps the dreamy haze of August going strong year round.

5. Cool as a Watermelon

summerstuff5.png Super Chill Watermelon Cooler Bag via, $32

As the hot days dwindle down a bag that doubles as a cooler becomes all the more necessary. Cutesy shop,, makes their cooler bag in a neutral square—think lux desert beige, or, if you’re feeling cheeky, in the shape of the season’s fruit: a watermelon. This satchel not only keeps beverages cool, but also your lipstick and lotion so those last few trips to the lake, beach or river are sure to be your best yet.

6. Sally Sees a Sea Salt Softening her Strands

summerstuff6.jpg Jasmine & Ocean Water Hair Texturizer via Little Barn Apothecary, $20

Though the delights of summer hair: a little dirty, textured and wavy, may be drawing to a close as frizz season creeps in, there is a way to fake beachy shine and texture year round. Little Barn Apothecary, known for their holistic approach to beauty products, produces a Jasmine and Ocean Water Hair Texturizer to give hair its beachy free style, even if the closest you got to the water this summer was your bathtub. Created with jasmine sambac for its signature white floral notes and just the right amount of sea salt, this organic spray gives hair a much desired texture long after the closed signs have been struck through the sand.

7. Blue Moon

summerstuff7.jpg Sister of the Moon via Victory Jewelry, $34

No boho-chic essentials list would be complete without a nod to jewelry and gemstones. To celebrate summer’s last days and the incoming season rife with new beginnings, Victory Jewelry has a simple and elegant crescent moon shaped pendant necklace dubbed Sister of the Moon. Made from hand-punched stainless steel, this dangly piece is simple and refined while also being a perfect match for any late-summer ensemble. Jewelry may be a yearlong affair but this handcrafted crescent moon perfectly evokes those last few moments of summer fun and free-spirited vibes.

8. Summer Fortune

summerstuff8.png Tarot Deck via The Wild Unknown, $40

Will your summer romance go the distance and last through fall? What happens to you and your besties as you all head off to college? Should you have asked the lifeguard out after all? Nothing says the end of summer like a psychic tarot reading between you and your girlfriends to get the scoop on what happens next. Not your typical Tarot deck, The Wild Unknown, designed by founder and yogi-illustrator, Kim Krans, offers an inventive and unique approach to tarot. Thoughtful, empowering and just plain fun, as summer draws to a close sometimes the best answers are found in the cards you deal.

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