My Summer Weekend Must-Haves

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I can’t believe that summer is almost half way through. I try to really embrace and enjoy each season to the fullest, and this year has been no exception! I have been filling my weekends with al fresco dinners, days by the pool, and as much time outside with my family as I can manage!

This year, I have picked out my favorite things that have become my go-to products for enjoying summer weekends. I wanted to share them with you guys before the season is over so you can hopefully enjoy them too!

MY SUMMER MUST HAVES

HAT: A good sun hat is a must if you are going to be spending a lot of time outside. This hat is a great one because of its cute interchangeable bands!
Interchangeable Trims Straw Hat

TOWEL: The Beach People make the best towels! I adore mine (pictured above) because it’s large and super soft — Also its great for my children to play on.
The Beach People Geometric Print Round Beach Towel

EARRINGS: These tassel earrings are a perfect summer accessory. They quickly dress up, and add a pop of color to a simple and laid-back outfit like shorts and a t-shirt.
Ettika Tri Tassel Earrings in Metallic Gold

POPSICLE MOLDS: Popsicles are a must in the summer, especially for the kids! This mold is adorable and also totally BPA free.
Fruit Salad Pop Moulder

TOTE BAG: It’s great to have one good carry-all tote that can fit a lot of stuff, and transition from the pool to dinner. I especially love the tassel details on this JADEtribe bag.
JADEtribe Valerie Multi Tassel Pom Tote Bag in Navy

SUNGLASSES: These rose gold shades from Ray-Ban are really cool because the lenses are super thin and flat, and they look amazing on.
Women’s Ray-Ban 52Mm Mirrored Sunglasses – Gold

SANDALS: I live in my sandals all summer long! TKEES flip flops are comfortable, and come in great metallic colors.
TKEES Duos Flip Flops

PHONE CASE: I really like Gray Malin’s photography, and his phone cases make me want to book a ticket and travel ASAP.
Gray Malin Neon Umbrellas iPhone 7 Case

TUMBLER: Hydration is key in the summer. I always have water with me in this ‘I’m very busy’ tumbler from ban.do.
ban. do I Am Very Busy Tumbler

TANK: I really love a good go-to summer tank that I can easily throw on, but still looks good.  Spiritual Gangster makes fun clothing that is also good quality, super soft and comfortable.
Spiritual Gangster SG Varsity Muscle Tank

DRESS: Long and flowing maxi dresses are great this time of year because they look chic (pair with your hat in the day time), and can easily go from day to night.
Ramy Brook Taylor Dress

 

Let me know what your favorite summer products are, or if you pick up any of the ones on my list!

Xx
Tamera  

 

Summer Phone Wallpaper Downloads

Hi Guys! I am so excited to share with you my new summer phone wallpaper designs!  I love to change up my phone’s home screen and lock screen wallpapers on a regular basis, and I am always on the hunt for cute new designs and images — Then I thought, why not create some myself? I hope these digital wallpapers brighten your day (and your phone)!

To download the images on the computer, right click to save. From mobile, press on the image to save.

Let me know if you like these, and would like to see more downloads like this on tameramowry.com! 

Xx
Tamera  

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Aden’s Summer Project

If you follow me on Instagram you might’ve seen me post about Aden’s latest summer project… Gardening! My favorite thing about the summer is all the time we get to spend just hanging out together outdoors. You don’t have to go on a road trip or vacation to soak up the sun – as you know from Aden and Ariah’s kiddie pool fun, it’s all about getting creative and finding new ways to enjoy the season together.

Aden Gardening - Tamera Mowry

Aden is the shadow of Adam, guys. Adam is always keeping our gardens fresh and healthy, and Aden has started helping out – mimicking his every move. Kids this age just really want to be involved, and by welcoming their input and including them on household projects and hobbies, they learn from your expertise. They’re so impressionable and are soaking it all in. Plus, he’s getting good!

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The goods. A family that gardens together stays together! We each have our own tools.

What’s your favorite low-key summer activity? And how do your little ones help out around the house?

Xx,
Tamera

Summer to Fall Style

It’s pretty tough to gear up for a new season when we’re busy trying to stay cool in the hot sun, but fall fashion is one of my absolute faves! Boots, layers, hats – it’s all about mix ‘n match and experimenting with autumn tones. And since you’re about to see fall style everywhere, I figured it was about time I shared one of my favorite outfits for transitioning into the new season.

Tamera Mowry Summer to fall style

Must-have #1: A short swing dress! It’s lightweight for warm days but the mustard color and long sleeves scream fall. This one is sold out but I found some similar ones:

 

Summer to Fall Style - Tamera Mowry Transitional Style

Next up, a long statement necklace. Fall layering isn’t just about sweaters, but jewelry too.

Summer to Fall Style - Tamera Mowry Transitional Style

But the most important part of the look? Fall boots of course – Steve Madden has a great pair of classic black, over the knee boots. Stay tuned for more of my faves!

Summer to Fall Style - Tamera Mowry Transitional Style

Lastly, to top it all off: a felt fedora.

 

Now you’ve seen my style… Share yours!

Xx,
Tamera

Mommy Hacks: 4 Ways to Keep Cool on Hot Days

Hope you all had a fantastic 4th of July. We just experienced our first major heat wave of the summer here in Southern California. (Just in time for mine and Ariah’s b-days and 4th of July no less. Whew!) Who can blame their littles for being fussy in this heat? Summer is my favorite time of year, but dehydration and over exposure is NOT why. As moms, it’s something we really don’t want to mess with.

Keeping Cool in the Heat - Tamera mowry

Here are all the ways we’ve been keeping cool (and happy) during this heat wave!

Limiting time in the sun. The hours of 10-3 are when the sun’s at its harshest. When I didn’t have children, this meant hours at the beach. But young children are very sensitive to heat and sun, so now I make sure not to plan any prolonged outdoor activities during this time. Take a dip in the pool or go to the park in the AM or early evening instead as a way to feel more refreshed. And anytime they’re in the sun, sunscreen is imperative. Can’t stress this enough! Go with at least SPF 50 for little ones.

Staying hydrated. This is so important, guys. Whether outside or in, we all need that h2O. When you see those temps rising, mix up an extra batch of yummy infused water for a refreshing drink that you won’t have to force on tired kids. Plus, handing them this instead of juice not only hydrates them but prevents the dreaded sugar crash.

Mist and repeat. This one’s an easy refresher: simply fill a spray bottle with water for a refreshing cool down on the go. Even in the seconds before the AC kicks in or when walking short distances, this bottle will come in handy. The best part is that it’s free and portable… Exactly what a mommy needs.

Chillin’ in the kiddie pool. Yep, it’s a family activity around here. Look how happy Ariah is! With temps this high, there’s no way around it: the kids need to cool off with some water. Breaking out an inexpensive kiddie pool is the way to go. It’s not a production like heading to the beach and you can put it in the shade or limit time to quick play sessions before the sun gets to be too much. Plus, it’s a great time for play that’s not too exhausting for little ones. Just don’t forget the sunscreen ;)

How do you cool your kids off in a heat wave? It’s tough when you’re hot too!

Get more behind the scenes pics of our family time on my Instagram.

Xx,
Tamera

Wear It: Swimsuits for Every Style

So who’s feeling ready for swimsuit season? No matter where you are in your workout regimen, a swimsuit that you feel good in does wonders for your confidence. While there definitely are swimsuits that are more flattering on different body types, it’s really all about what suits YOU (no pun intended).

Swimsuits 2016 | Tamera Mowry

Bahamas plunge bikini / Missguided frill bardot swimsuit/ Two piece floral print / Victoria’s Secret colorblock one piece / Embroidered plunge swimsuit /Albion Fit floral bikini / Zara tropical trikini /Ted Baker swimsuit / Topshop lattice swimsuit

Do you gravitate toward bold styles or cuts in your everyday wardrobe? Then you might want to try a plunging neckline or funky print. Do you like the retro styles? Those with the structured bust and high waisted bottoms may be more your style. If you’re feeling a little lost when shopping for swimwear, take a look at thepieces above – which styles draw you in? That’s a great place to start.

My personal favorites are the sweetheart necklines and either strapless or halter look. I’ve come across both bikinis and one pieces that are equally sexy and fun, so I’m always on the lookout for either type. And you can’t go wrong with stripes, a little ruffle, or a feminine floral print. These days, there’s something for everyone (and every event), so it’s nice to keep those options open!


Are you looking for a new swimsuit this summer, or do you already have a go-to?

Xx,
Tamera