Have you got a “Summer’s Right Around the Corner To Do List” ?

I do. There are 3 things that I make sure to do before my summer plans begin.

First of all, I get a great haircut. And if I play my cards right, I can make it last right through until back to school in September. I love a fresh look in summer.   Something slightly shorter and a bit more sassy.

For me, there is nothing quite like a fresh haircut to boost my confidence and make me feel like I can take on anything that life throws my way.  I went a little shorter this summer and love how it turned out. Thanks so much, Kryssy at Perri and Palmachi (www.pandphaircompany.com) in Toronto.  Fabulous as always! 

Next up is investing in a fresh white T-shirt.   As much as I try to take good care, when I pull last year’s white tee out,  it always seems to be a little less bright than I would like and sometimes a little misshapen.

A fresh white tee is the perfect Summer basic and can be styled in a number of different ways.  White tee and denim shorts.  White tee and a navy blazer.  White tee and a flirty floral skirt. White tee and a great linen wide leg trouser. The possibilities are endless.

Last year’s white tee was from Zara and is still in fairly good shape.  That said, I treated myself to a linen blend tee from the girls at Fashion Truck Canada (www.fashiontruckcanada.com) this year and it is divine!

The final job of my summer to-dos was to have my eye lashes tinted. I know that it may sound crazy, but it is a game changer and here’s why.   Your eyes look brighter.   It looks like you made an effort even if you’re only wearing sunscreen and lip gloss.  No more Racoon eyes as you get out of the pool or the lake.  And with my blond eyelashes, the impact is even greater.   It’s a bit of an investment but it lasts the whole season.   Once it’s done, I never give my lashes a second thought.

This year I treated myself to a tint and lash lift (basically, my lashes are now permanently curled for the next 8 to 10 weeks) and they look amazing.  The process at HRH Beauty (@hrh.beauty) was super clean and professional.  My before and after pics are below.

My before and after photos.

What’s on your “Get Summer Ready” to do list? Have I missed something?