It’s that time of week again – Want It Wednesday! With New York’s sweltering heat wave showing no signs of letting up, Bea, Shannon and I are still lusting after summer essentials that have somehow yet to make their way inside our apartments. This week, that means a Gucci bag, Ray-Ban sunglasses and Oribe hair products.


If the weather where you are isn’t disgusting, count yourself lucky. It’s been hellaciously hot and humid in New York, and from what I hear, it’s been raining and gross back in my hometown of Atlanta. In both of these situations, I can think of one hair product that I’d like to have in my arsenal that’s currently missing: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. I used this spray last summer at the recommendation of my then-stylist, and despite the high price, it was something I re-bought several times. It’s somewhere between a dry shampoo and a hairspray; it leaves your hair looking less oily, but it doesn’t have that weird white buildup that most dry shampoos can leave. It also has some hold to it, which dry shampoos generally lack, which makes it great for creating messy curls or waves, which stand up well to inclement summer weather. I may have to pick up a bottle for myself on the way home. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $39.

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray


Well, it is official. I am obsessed with sunglasses. For quite some time, I had a hard time finding sunglasses that I thought looked good on me. That time has passed, and now it seems as though each pair I pick up, I want to buy. My latest obsession is without a doubt these Ray-Ban Bubble Wrap Aviator Sunglasses. They are Ray-Bans. They are aviators. Need I say more? Well, I love the gradient brown lenses as they soften up just about any look. Plus, this uber fashionable and lightweight pair of sunnies will set me back less than one hundred dollars! I don’t just want these, I need these! Buy through Nordstrom for $99.

Ray-Ban Bubble Wrap Aviator Sunglasses


Life’s always simpler in the summertime, especially when you’re at the beach. Less clothing, more casual sandals, and most importantly, less to carry. Without the fuss of lugging around umbrellas, scarves, gloves and all the winter essentials, I always find my bags getting smaller when it comes to summertime, which could explain why I’m seriously lusting over this Gucci Soho Leather Shoulder Bag. It’s small, simple and bold, which makes it perfect to carry around all my necessities. As much as I love this bag for summer, the red color is also easily transitional into other seasons, which makes this bag an investment piece, as I like to call it. Although I promised myself my splurges for this season were just about over, I don’t think I’m going to make it to fall without this one. Buy it for $1,195 via Saks Fifth Avenue.

Gucci Soho Leather Shoulder Bag

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