Summer Essentials for Me!

Hey, hey, it’s almost time for vacation!

Did you see my post on Monday?  It was PART ONE of my Summer Vacation Essentials with Nordstrom where I showed you what we bought Kensington for her trip to Hawaii…

white shorts //denim shorts // coral top// pineapple top // eyelet top// a palm tree cover up  // ruffled swimsuit // romper// beach bag

…so much cuteness, right?!  You can see all of it right HERE.

Today, is PART TWO with Nordstrom and ShopStyle, and it’s all about what I’m packing for my upcoming trip.  I have a little bit of this, a little bit of that and a whole lot of stuff I’m super pumped to be taking with me.  Ready?  I have a nice BIG list today!  Let’s start with…

Cassie’s new collection launched today and friends, I’m bringing it ALL with me.  I. AM. OBSESSED!  Look how adorable this romper is…

…with a drawstring in…

three different prints!!!  Black, Floral and…

this adorable pink one too!!  Just yesterday, I answered this question…

…and my answer was A ROMPER!!!

We’re clearly heading some place warm this year which is great because I’m also packing my favorite white shorts, light earrings, sandals and…

this top!!  (And again, let me say, I love my shorts!!  They’re TTS and because I’m not very tall, I cuff them, but you totally don’t have to!).  I also have this top in…

a solid too!  Again, it comes in other colors HERE.

And of course, a vacation wouldn’t be complete without…

…a suuuuuuper comfy and easy to wear DRESS!

I’m diggin’ the black, but there are other colors as well!

So, that’s all of the new stuff from Cassie’s line that I’m taking.  There are so many other cute pieces from it too.  Just look (they all come in SO MANY COLORS!)…

…a cute square neck ruffle sleeve tee

…a one shoulder ruffle top

…and this cute top too!  (Again, every piece comes in so many different colors/patterns).  You can see the whole collection HERE (tops, rompers, dresses, maxis, shorts, pants and more!).

I’m also taking stuff out of my closet as well!  Here are my favorite vacation essentials straight from my closet…

I bought the pink and the black BP shorts because they are COMFY and CUTE!!  I’ve already worn them and LOVED THEM!  They will be perfect on my vacation!  You can also see the navy and white striped tank  HERE and the black and white striped tank  HERE.  (For a size reference, I bought both pairs of shorts in a 25.)

Speaking of shorts, we all know that my very favorite denim ones will also be in my suitcase (along with my favorite sunglasses too!).

I bought these right here for our Disney Cruise in March…



…and wear them all the time!  In fact, I’m wearing them today (they’re right next to my desk as we speak!).  I love the ballet rose color, but they’re Havaianas, so they come in many other choices as well.

This baby here…

…will also be traveling with me this summer!  How cute is this crossbody bag?!  I get asked a lot what kind of purse I take on trips and my answer is always, always, always…a crossbody.

My go-to earrings lately have been these

…they are SO LIGHT!  I think the turquoise just screams SUMMERTIME!  And then these too…

…can’t stop, won’t stop with the big colorful earrings 🙂 .

For SURE in my suitcase, I will have…

…my VERY favorite, only kind I EVER use strapless bras and undies.  Guys, these bras are so comfy that I wear them even when I don’t need a strapless bra!  And the undies?  They feel like butter.  Is that weird?  It’s true.

At Field Day, Erika and I were talking about dry hair (you know…from sun and chlorine) and our friend Lauren told us she has been using this stuff for over a decade.  Guys, her little talk SOLD ME, so I bought them…

…I had never ever heard of Phyto, but now? I’m a big fan!  I’ve been using the shampoo, conditioner and Phyto 7 now for about two weeks and reallllly like all three!  Lauren kept telling us how healthy the ingredients were and how they smell like botanicals.  I bet she used that word 10 times…and I didn’t quite understand it until they arrived.  They have this rain forest/fresh/clean scent and I do think my hair has been looking healthier lately.  The Phyto 7, she explained, works great in many ways, but she loves it the most applied to dry hair before you use a curling iron.  I’ve been doing just that and have been SO PLEASED!  Have you ever heard of Phyto?  Have you used it???

Of course, I’ll be packing my Coconut Melt!  It is the most amazing “after sun” product you can put on your skin.  It’s so HYDRATING!  I use it in lieu of lotion.

My two favorite sunscreens must go too!  I love Coola for my body (they have several scents, but this one is my favorite), and I just bought two more bottles of the Supergoop Mineral Matte Sunscreen.  I wear it EVERY day under my foundation.  I needed one more bottle for my makeup bag and one for my pool bag.  The sunscreen goes on so smooth and not greasy at all!



Miller sandals?  Check, check!  My go to color this summer is sea shell pink 🙂 .

This is the second year in a row that I’ve worn this hat!  My favorite part about traveling with it is that it’s PACKABLE!  It pops out of your suitcase looking amazing!  Speaking of PACKABLE…


…I loved using this beach bag on our last cruise, so it will be packed up and used again this time too!  It wasn’t too heavy, fit everything I needed and came out of my suitcase looking great!


Friends, I better start putting this stuff into my suitcase!  I am SO READY for our next vacation!!!

If you missed anything from today’s post, you can scroll and click right here…

…I’m so happy that Nordstrom makes getting all of my travel needs together SO EASY!  From shoes to bags, makeup to shampoo, my clothes, kids, clothes…they have it all (plus free shipping and returns!).  Want to know what else I need to take on my trip?  Lots of BOOKS!  Did you see this…

…my 20 Best Beach Books are right HERE.

Happy Thursday, friends!! xo

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  • Erika Slaughter June 6, 2019 at 6:23 am

    That striped tank is my FAVORITE!!

  • Jen June 6, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Cute stuff! The link to the strapless bra isn’t working btw. But it looks like the wacoal, whichbis also my favorite

  • Kim June 6, 2019 at 7:18 am

    I can’t wait to hear all about your vacation! I made sure to add several of your items to my Nordstrom cart!

  • Amanda Wilson June 6, 2019 at 7:18 am

    The suspense is killling me!! I cant wait to see where the Shulls go!! Our lods last day of school isnt untill the end of June so I am living vicariously through you!!

  • Elspeth Mizner June 6, 2019 at 7:19 am

    SO many cute pieces and looks! Love them all! Can’t wait to see where you go on vacation!

  • Sarah Shaneyfelt June 6, 2019 at 7:53 am

    I LOVE that romper!! It looks so comfy while also looking stylish! Just added it to my cart!

  • Jen June 6, 2019 at 8:00 am

    Love that striped tank! Super cute!

  • Kim Nations June 6, 2019 at 8:02 am

    You are just too cute. Love all your clothing choices.. Cassie’s collections looks great on you..

  • Alicia June 6, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Do you find the Tory Burch sandals slippery? Thanks!

  • Janie Reinert June 6, 2019 at 8:13 am

    I need you as my stylist ! So many cute options ! ENJOY the sunshine !!

  • Narci June 6, 2019 at 8:20 am

    How fun! You have me wanting to head on vacation today! Great list of items to pack!

  • Diane June 6, 2019 at 8:30 am

    LOVE the rompers!!! Do you think they are appropriate attire for a 57 yr. old. Asking for a friend!! 😉

  • Chrissy June 6, 2019 at 8:32 am

    Love it all!!! But the black romper, stiped top and denim shorts are my fave! 😉 Whats the brand and nail of your nail polish?

    • Mix and Match Mama June 6, 2019 at 8:50 am

      I have them “dipped” in the NexGen stuff. Color 164!

  • Melinda Duffy June 6, 2019 at 8:35 am

    Hi Shay! Your glowing comments on the strapless bra are making me think of switching. I’ve always worn them from Victoria’s Secret, but the top of that band always folds over on the back and sides. Does that happen with the Wacoal version?

  • June 6, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Your travel essentials are always great! So excited to see where you guys are going this summer!

  • Meredith June 6, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Amazing list of packing ideas….can you do a post on being safe while family traveling? You travel a lot and I think no one ever gives tips and tricks to safe traveling especially with kiddos. Would love to hear your advice and what you have learned as you have gone internationally. I think it would benefit many moms in preparing their family:). Thanks!!

  • Tanya Van Voorst June 6, 2019 at 9:03 am

    Love when you do these kinds of posts! Thank you. What size did you order in the black and white Caslon tank? All the reviews say it runs big and to size down. Thanks!

  • Lauren Palmer June 6, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Phyto!!!!! And rompers!!!!!!!! And Kopari after sun stuff!!!!!!!!!

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog June 6, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Looking so stylish, Shay! Love your outfits! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Lindsey June 6, 2019 at 10:09 am

    I ordered the Havaianas after you posted those a while back and let me tell you.. they are the best!
    Bought my husband and son a pair too! I wanted to ask, are you wearing an xs regular in the romper and tops from the Gibson line? I need It all! So cute on you!

  • Arika June 6, 2019 at 10:15 am

    Probably a silly question since it’s called coconut melt, but does the Kopari stuff have a strong scent to it? It sounds like a great product but I’m not a huge fan of coconut smelling stuff.

    • Mix and Match Mama June 6, 2019 at 10:51 am

      It has a faint scent. I am a huge fan of coconut and for me, it could be coconut-ier 🙂 .

  • Vanessa Johnson June 6, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Hi! This isn’t related to today blog post but do you still recommend the Gizmo watches? I am considering getting one for my nine year old daughter.

  • Betsy June 6, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Cute stuff! Where are you going on vacation? I had to go back and read it again thinking I missed it but you didn’t mention it.

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick June 6, 2019 at 11:41 am

    I can’t wait to see all your pics and videos from this vacay!!! Y’all are going to have the best time!!
    That Inspired Chick

  • Jordan June 6, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Hi! I was hoping you’d include the wrinkle releaser link – are y’all still using/loving it? If so I’d love to get the name of it once more 🙂

  • Tricia KW June 6, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Hi Shay!
    I was rewatching your May post and video about summer makeup – I live in Florida so I can so relate to needing ‘lighter’ makeup for the summer months! Two questions: What color RMS lip/cheek color do you wear? And for your makeup routine it’s 1.Goop Sunscreen 2.Bobbi Brown Primer, then 3. CT Setting Powder?
    Love your blog, always so happy and fun! Thanks so much!

    • Mix and Match Mama June 7, 2019 at 6:04 am

      I use RMS in demure! And it’s Goop, Primer, Foundation Stick (Bobbi Brown) with a bit of CT Setting on top 😉 .

      • tricia king-weed June 7, 2019 at 8:18 am

        thank you so much Shay!! 😀

  • mindy June 6, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    i’m so glad you love phyto products! we’re the same age and i first started using them in high school! their product phytodefrisant has long been a favorite of mine and my hair stylist. i’ve loving the kopari coconut melt lately too!

  • Katie June 6, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Love the Phyto line! I used Phyto about 10 years ago and swear that my hair had never ever looked better. When my cousin closed her salon, I quit buying their products. I am blonde and super dry, year round. I wish I could share a picture of my hair in the midst of using Phyto. Super healthy, super thick, and shiny! Totally purchasing again!

    • Mix and Match Mama June 7, 2019 at 5:56 am

      Okay! That’s so good to know!! I’ve been really loving it too!!!

  • Primrose June 6, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    I’ve had the Miller sandals for 3 years and they hurt when I bring them out every summer. I wear them for dinner etc but I can never walk far in them. Any tips to make them not hurt? Everyone else seems to love them but the logo digs into the top of my feet and causes blisters 🙁

    • Mix and Match Mama June 7, 2019 at 5:55 am

      Hmmmm…I don’t know? Maybe they’re not right for your feet. I wear mine all the time and they never hurt.

  • Shannon June 6, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    The crossbody seems dark in your picture but on the site it looks lighter? Would you say it’s a lighter clay color?

    • Mix and Match Mama June 7, 2019 at 5:55 am

      My color is the exact one online. I think it just photographed a little darker. It’s not dark.

  • Carolyn June 6, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Where is the turquoise tank top from that you’re wearing in the picture featuring the turquoise earrings towards the bottom of your post? Thank you!

    • Mix and Match Mama June 7, 2019 at 5:55 am

      Good question!! That’s also in the new Gibson line but won’t be released until next week. It’s so cute, right?!

  • Anna June 6, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Is the coconut melt greasy? Do you just use it on your body or as a makeup remover as well? I have used coconut oil from the grocery store on my face a few times as a moisturizer and feel like my face was just greasy so I’m scared to try it on my body.

    • Mix and Match Mama June 7, 2019 at 5:54 am

      I don’t think it’s any greasier than a typical body lotion. You totally can use it to remove your eye makeup too!

  • Melissa Unrath June 6, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Hi again,
    It’s working now. Love your dark brown color though. Can I get that color?
    Thanks agai

  • Shirlee June 6, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Hi Shay! I mentioned this before in a post, but the link never works when I click on it. Is there another way to link to some of these products I’d like to check out? Thanks!!!

    • Mix and Match Mama June 7, 2019 at 5:53 am

      That’s so weird! It must have to do with your computer blocking cookies or something???

  • Sheaffer Sims June 6, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    The romper looks great on you! I ordered the floral one this morning!

  • Kim C June 7, 2019 at 6:50 am

    So you won’t say where you guys are going on vacation yet, but can you say how much longer you’re going to keep us all in suspense? 😉😂 Dying to know where your headed this year and of course can’t wait for the recaps!

  • Krista Dragoo June 7, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Hi Shay!! I absolutely love reading your blog every day! My husband and I booked a 7 day cruise through Mix and Match Mamma for the end of July (Erika has been amazing) and I need some packing help. I’ve only been on one cruise before and I packed way too much. I will say that I get hot and sweat really easily so sometimes wearing the same piece of clothing is difficult for me. Any advice on how many outfits/clothing pieces to take would be greatly appreciated!!

  • Karen June 7, 2019 at 11:08 am

    How about a recommendation for a good regular bra? TIA!

  • Diana June 7, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    I love reading your travel/vacation posts and I can’t wait to read where you are going this summer! 🙂

  • Teryn Wilson June 8, 2019 at 10:14 am

    That amazing hat is out of stock! Boo!! Any idea when or if it will be restocked? Or where else I could find it? Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama June 9, 2019 at 7:29 am

      I bet it’s restocked very quickly because it’s been there for over two years. I bet it’s back in a week!

  • Heidi June 9, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    When you reapply sunscreen with make up on what product do you use?

  • Kate June 29, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    What is the pink lipstick you are wearing? Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama June 30, 2019 at 5:32 am

      I’m pretty sure that’s Bobbi Brown Bikini Pink!