People Stylewatch Summer Essentials

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Together with People Stylewatch I’m gearing up for Summer with my fashion and beauty essentials to stow in my beach bag this season! Check out my summer swag picks for the best accessories and beauty products: These are next-level summer essentials that will take you through the coming, hopefully, very sunny months…


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Summer is just around the corner, and depending on where you live, it’s closer for some of us than others. Here in Chicago, Spring/Summer seems to take forever to get here but that didn’t hinder me and my family to go to the beach this past weekend. Hence I packed my beach bag, and made sure that I got all of my Stylewatch Summer Essentials! First of, I cannot IMAGINE my spring and summer without smooth & silky legs! Razors are a must, and so are shaving gels! I’ve been escaping to the tropics (without booking a flight!) with the NEW Skintimate Island Berry Breeze Shave Gel. Shaving just got a whole lot more tropical, and my legs are silky smooth for the beach!

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Also, with summer approaching I’ve learned how to protect my hair from the heat, sun, and humidity without turning it into an endless battle. I always make sure that I cover up, and spritz and seal my hair with my Anti-Aging Hair Treatment system from Developlus. It helps my helps my hair to remain strong, and youthful looking.

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And last but not least — whether you’ll be lounging at the beach, the lake, or the pool this summer, you’re going to need some killer accessories to go with your beach wear. I’m wearing a minimal design watch from Armitron in blush pink (my favorite color this season!), and PWRcaliber Detroit bead bracelets. Each bracelet was created using beads around the world and one bead from shell casings collected from crime scenes by the Detroit Police Department. Proceeds from each sale are donated to the Caliber Foundation to help victims of illegal gun violence in America. The message behind each bracelet is an important one, and I can only encourage all of you to help fight gun violence.

As always, thanks so much for reading, and don’t forget to let me know what your Summer Essentials are! I would love to hear from you!

Much love.


ROMPER: Cooper and Ella c/o | BEACH BAG: Target c/o | WATCH: Armitron c/o | BRACELETS: Caliber Collection c/o | SHAVING GEL: Skintimate c/o | HAIR TREATMENT: Developus via Walgreens c/o | MAGAZINE: People Stylewatch c/o

This post was sponsored by People Stylewatch Magazine. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting all What Would V Wear collaborations!



  1. May 16, 2016 / 2:51 AM

    I am going to get my beach bag out of my closet, perhaps that will help……

  2. Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine
    May 16, 2016 / 5:42 AM

    Happy Monday love. That is so awesome about the beads and Detroit, such a unique and wonderful thing to do!! Love that bag to pieces, love you to pieces!! Have a great start to your week gorgeous!!

  3. Alma Moda Aldia
    May 16, 2016 / 5:43 AM

    Que poquito falta para el verano, me encanta tu post de hoy. Besos y feliz lunes.

  4. May 16, 2016 / 7:33 AM

    Thanks for sharing all these summer essentials Vanessa! The photography of all the details in these shots are beautiful (and you look beautiful as well!).

  5. May 16, 2016 / 8:06 AM

    What a great list of summer essentials, Vanessa! I love your watch and what a cool story about the beaded bracelets. Gorgeous photos, as always! Have a wonderful start to the week!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  6. Kimberly Sutton
    May 16, 2016 / 9:08 AM

    Love your beach bag, Vanessa and I love these bracelets! Such a great way to support victims of gun violence! Also, congrats on such an incredible collaboration! You are just amazing — no wonder People Stylewatch loves you! PS: Great photography! Wish I’d lived by the beach too! xo, Kim

  7. Jess
    May 16, 2016 / 9:21 AM

    I want everything in your beach bag, Vanessa! Everything is SO lovely, including YOU!

  8. May 16, 2016 / 10:13 AM

    Happy Monday, beautiful! What a great post, you’ve shared some products and brands here that I’ve never tried or heard of before, but are excited to perhaps try! The Developus hair treatment sounds amazing! I was using one from Neutrogena that I believe has since been discontinued, I wasn’t able to find it anywhere last summer, so this is perfect for me to start looking into before I hit the beach this summer! I also love the meaning behind those bracelets, which are so beautiful, too! Thanks so much for sharing your faves with us, gorgeous, and I hope you’re having the best start to your Monday so far!



  9. May 16, 2016 / 10:36 AM

    I love this!! Need to know where you took these shots because I want to go! Ha! So fun that you’ve paired up with People Stylewatch! They can do no wrong! I absolutely adore that navy bag. So perfect for the beach!! Happy Monday!

    Xox Dana Ivy //

  10. May 16, 2016 / 11:40 AM

    I love all your picks! The watch and bracelets especially!
    ~Have a great week!-

  11. May 16, 2016 / 12:21 PM

    Great pictures Vanessa! Love all your summer essential picks. And that watch is beautiful and sleek.
    I hear ya with the weather, we are back to cold temps over here. But I know warmer weather is just around the corner.
    Hope you have a great week!

    xo, jackie

  12. May 16, 2016 / 12:45 PM

    As usual, I loved this post, cause I love what you write and your kind heart! Beautiful on the outside and on the inside, always! I loved your beach bag and the contents – I also use razors and gels, hope you are blessed like me 🙂 cause I have so few hair on the legs that I shave just twice a month and even then, nearly nothing comes 🙂 I loved that you went to the beach and hope that summer arrives soon there! Loved the initiative too, for the victims of illegal gun violence, with the bracelet. Only nice and kind people like you would share this! You are amazing, so refreshing in a world where I am sick and tired of seeing so superficial people! Hope you have a great week! Hugs and kisses!

  13. Heidi
    May 16, 2016 / 12:53 PM

    This is such a fun collaboration Vanessa! I really hope summer is truly just around the corner 🙂 and I am definitely hoping to see you soon!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  14. May 16, 2016 / 1:22 PM

    Surely great summer essentials, Vanessa. To be honest I don’t have summer essentials because we hardly get summer here in the UK. Having said thatt, I just love to dress light when the sun decides to visit us. Ha!
    Have a good week. 🙂

  15. May 16, 2016 / 1:24 PM

    Love that beach bag Vanessa!!! I am sure looking forward to some nicer weather! Snowed yesterday in Toronto 🙁

    Have an amazing week!


  16. Amy Arnold
    May 16, 2016 / 3:16 PM

    Sounds like you have the summer essentials covered! And how fun to do a post with People StyleWatch.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  17. May 16, 2016 / 3:27 PM

    What a great list of summer essentials, Vanessa! . Gorgeous photos, as always!
    Have a great start to the week!

  18. May 16, 2016 / 9:24 PM

    So fun to read! Amazing summer picks, I love Skintimate and the bracelets are so special. You look fantastic and chic. Ready for summer!

    I hope you had an amazing weekend Vanessa!

  19. May 20, 2016 / 5:13 AM

    so many amazing details and picks you choose 🙂 Sehr sehr schöne und sommerliche fotos, wie immer ist jedes detail einfach nur perfekt getroffen und fotografiert 🙂 das musste nun einfach auf deutsch geschrieben werden 😀 you look so beautiful my dear friend <3 wishing you an amazing weekend and enjoy it 🙂 hugs and kisses,xo

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