Savannah White Dress + Beauty Tips to Survive the Heat

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer (Light and breezy, perfect for summer), Similar here  //  Sun Hat: Nordstorm, similar here (Recently, I've been obsessed with this hat!)  //  Sandals: Michael Kors, cheaper version here  //   Bracelet: Lilly Pulitzer, similar here

         If you have been following my SC or Instagram, then you know over the weekend, my husband and I went to Savannah, GA. Karaoke in the car is the best way to past the time. We had a BLAST!  Can I tell you how excruciating the heat was down there? One of the days we were down there, the temperature report said it felt 115 degrees. It certainly was an accurate assessment. I had high hopes for many beautiful pictures for the blog, but we were shooting rapid-fire as a means to finish quickly and escape the heat. Therefore, I thought it would be the perfect moment to share some of my favorite ways to stay cool, yet maintain that southern elegance without showcasing those sweaty palms. (Even though in reality, you are one drop of sweat away from your entire face of makeup washing right off).

      One: Hydrate! You are probably saying to yourself, thank you, captain obvious! I know, but drinking plenty of water before, during, and after activities in high heat is not only beneficial to preventing dehydration. It has the potential to maintain the glow of your skin. Water is not the only way to hydrate your skin, using a moisturizer first thing in the morning is going to prevent your skin from becoming dry and striping your skin of the natural oils. Along with eliminating the signs of wrinkles and other signs of aging. Try using a moisturizer with SPF to protect your skin from harmful rays. Quick Tip: I use a mini cloth ice pack after moisturizing to lock in moisture by tightening pores.  

     Two: Wear a hat! Since moving down to the Charleston area, the heat is quite hotter than I am use to. A sun hat is an absolute must when venturing out in direct sunlight. It can aid in the heat relief and provide another protection from the sun. It can be easy to forget sun screen application on the neck and ears, therefore a hat is a sure way of providing a form of sun protection. My favorite sun hat at the moment here!

      Three: Wear sunscreen! Did you really put it on? The SPF in your makeup does not mean you have completed the sun screen application process. I remember those days back in high school when I thought having a nice tan meant I had to bake out in the sun wearing 5 SPF. One day, I literally laid on aluminium foil because I read it would increase the tanning process. I should of embraced my Polish heritage and realized being tan was not in the cards for me without sacrificing my skin in the process. Since college, I have become more focused on protecting my skin than sticking it in the oven. Dermatologists recommend 30 SPF to have proper sun protection.  Did you know that 30 SPF blocks 97% of UVB radiation from the sun? Anything more than 30 SPF is just excess and a minimum increase of blocking UVB.

     Four: Antioxidants to the rescue! There are many skincare products with antioxidants that can assist with reversing skin damage. Sun spots, be gone! I love using a Vitamin C serum in the morning and before bed. Quick Tip: A chilled cucumber cut into thin slices and placed underneath the eyes is a super way of decreasing inflammation caused by puffy eyes, or dehydration from the summer heat. Plus! It is quite relaxing!

      Five: Mist of Refresh! I always loved running through the misters at the local zoo as a kid. Lets be honest, I still love to do it! Or those classic fans that mist your face sold all over Disney World. In a moment of overexertion from the heat, I thought the $19 price tag was worth it. But thankfully, I pulled it together and did not agree to the 190% markup. Anyways, I love the facial spray by Mario Badescu, which contains rosewater, aloe, and herbs. This product hydrates your skin, sets makeup, and soothes sunburn skin. It is a must buy for summer relief in a pinch! I use it everyday!

      Six: Exfoliate! Dry skin clumping your makeup? A facial every week would be the life, right? How about an at home peel? I have started using Dr. Dennis Ross's at home peel. There is nothing better than obtaining a clear, glowing complexion without spending a lot of money at the spa. Dr. Dennis Ross's skincare line has many effective products that are sold at Sephora and Nordstorm.

      Seven: Combat frizzy hair! Once a week I use Macadamia Oil Hair Mask in which the hair is saturated with the mask overnight then washed out in the morning. It has literally saved my hair from the damage caused by hair tools and the summer sun.

**All of the products mentioned are ones that I use and not sponsored.

Summer Skin Care


  1. You are stunning! love that white dress on you!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

    1. You are too sweet, Abby! Thank you so much!! Xx

  2. I love your dress! Lilly Pulitzer is one of my favorite brands :)

    Let's Talk Lattés

    1. Thank you, Hannah!! Same here! It feels like summer all year round when you wear a Lilly outfit! ;-)

  3. I love your dress! Lilly Pulitzer is one of my favorite brands :)

    Let's Talk Lattés

  4. All very good tips! I always drink lots of water and wear a hat when it's hot!


    1. High-Five!! Keep it up, Tina! You won't regret it! Thanks for stopping by! Xx

  5. Stunnning. Please check out my latest colourful lookbook.

    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love

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    Twitter @alionawithlove

  6. You can never go wrong with an LWD for summer! Love this look!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

  7. I absolutely love this look! Hadn't thought about using a mist, but am definitely going to look into that for a refreshing tactic in the summer!

    Lauren | boston belle

  8. Gorgeous! And great tips! Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls


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