I’m currently writing this blog post poolside in the Philippines- not to brag! My college bestie is from here, so my Irish beau and I finally planned a trip over for the ultimate Southeast Asia tour. Going from jeans to bikinis, I was inspired by all of the palm trees and sandy beaches to round up some of my summer favourites.


  1. Hair Clips

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The most affordable accessory to transform your outfit! Whether you’re heading off on a tropical vacation or want to protect your hair from getting damaged by hair ties, it’s claw clips for the win. Scarves are also a great option to spice up your bag or hairstyle. Growing up, my Mom had a drawer full of scarves. I need them all shipped to Ireland.


  1. Maxi Dresses

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You can never have enough. Before jetting off, I purchased a few staple maxidresses! I shopped for timeless styles to be worn into next year and beyond. I feel like the men’s equivalent is a classic button-up shirt. 

(Photo from Yumi -https://www.yumi.co.uk/yumi-green-floral-bardot-long-sleeve-maxi-dress-p21356) 

  1. Candy Salad 

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We couldn’t leave Ireland without our favourite snacks. If you haven’t heard of a candy salad, you basically throw all of your candy into one bowl and enjoy! I grew up on popcorn, goldfish, M&M’s, and pretzels. Let me know if you try it!


  1. Laser Hair Removal

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I started my laser hair removal journey with one of my clients, Mint MediSpa, a few months ago and am a HUGE fan! Not having to worry about shaving in the summer is ultimate bliss, all about being high-maintenance to be low-maintenance. 


  1. CRANN sunnies

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What’s summer without shades? Repping this Irish brand worldwide is like taking a little piece of home with you.


These five favourites will be helpful in this GORGEOUS Irish weather we’re having right now! What would you add to the list?


Xo, Catie Beth

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Catie Beth

A twentysomething southern belle. Born & raised in SC, but recently moved to Ireland!