Summer Self Care Day



9 Stylish Ways to Lift Your Spirits

It has been a long, exhausting Spring and you’re certainly in need of some personal care. The best way to rejuvenate the soul is to spend some quality time with God, but sometimes a little pampering can help. Here’s nine fashionable activities to consider when you need a little pick-me-up:

Wear a cute floral dress on your self care day

Dressing up for no other reason than to feel pretty is a beautiful way to lift up your spirits. Every time you see yourself in a mirror, when you walk around with the soft fabric gracing your body, or when you recall the fresh, floral print or the effort you put into your outfit, you’ll be reminded of your exquisite beauty.

Summer Floral Dresses
Our favorites include the long, boho look of Altar’d States Linleigh Floral Midi Dress ($99.95), the adorable Katie Floral Mini Dress for $69.95 at Altar’d State, or the elegant Chelsea28 Ruffle Sleeve Midi Dress for $89 available at Nordstrom.

A true self care day involves cuddling up in cute, cozy pajamas

When your spirit is worn out and exhausted, the best way to pamper yourself can be to cuddle up in comfortable clothing. A cozy set of pajamas will do the trick. Perhaps a pajama day, a movie night in your pjs, or just relaxing all morning in bed while reading a good book.

summer time pajamas
We recommend the classic Plisse Pajama Top ($59.95) and Pants ($59.95) at Altar’d State, or if you’re more of a shorts kinda girl, then wear Bubble Gauze Button Down Top for $59.95 and shorts for $39.95 , available at Altard State.

Have a fitness self care day in workout clothes

The endorphins released from a workout definitely lift your spirits. Pull on a pair of leggings, a flattering tank and athletic shoes. Then get your heart pumping, or stretch your stress out – whatever you do, caring for your body is an awesome way to care for your weary spirit.

workout clothes
Try wearing Zella Studio Luxe High Waist Pocket Leggings for $79.00 at Nordstrom, the sustainable Allbirds Women’s Tree Dasher Sneaker for $135 available at Nordstrom, the cute and flattering Touch Base Tank, $29.95 at Altar’d State, Cascade Top, $49.95 available at Altar’d State, and the vibrant Alo Stride Shorts, $54.40 available at Nordstrom.

Journal in your favorite outfit for the ultimate summer self care day

Journaling is a great way to pray to God, jot down what you’re learning about Him or express your concerns to Him. But it’s also a helpful way to write out you’re going through and how you’re feeling. Sometimes it’s nice to write about your life to no one at all. Yes, God is always there for you, but in the mix of everything, it’s nice to freely express what’s on your mind. Dress in your favorite outfit, so you feel comfortable and pleased with your personal image.

cute summer top and jeans for young women
Wear a cozy pair of jeans with a sweet and flattering top, such as Levi’s Wedgie Straight Fully Baked Jeans, $98 from Nordstrom, and Davinzy Floral Peplum Top, $59.95, available at Altar’d State. Then, slip on a pair of comfortable, yet stylish sandals like Birkenstock’s Madrid Big Buckle Sandal, $150 at Nordstrom and Baublebar Jewelry Colorful Beaded Bracelet Set, $78.00, available at Nordstrom.

Take a bath for a relaxing self care day

Put on your bathrobe, light some candles and draw yourself a warm, relaxing bath. Just sit and soak. Let the stress of life just melt away. Choose bath products or candles with a rejuvenating scent. Give into the warmth and the cleansing water. Then lather yourself with a soothing lotion or moisturizing balm.

bath self-care day supplies
Nordstrom’s Everyday Waffle Robe for $79, is a classic. Enjoy the luxury of Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo and Conditioner, $67 each for the giant, 33.8 bottles. Afterward, smooth on Osea Golden Glow Discovery Body Oil and Body Butter for incredible hydration, both available at Nordstrom. Enjoy the sweet smell of Nest New York Votive Candle Trio for $54, available at Nordstrom.

Give yourself a spa self care day

At home spa treatments can be an invigorating way to treat yourself. You can give yourself a little massage by using various massage tools, or even balls and other items just laying around the house. Give yourself a manicure, pedicure and facial.

spa self-care day supplies
Enjoy a facial by using a mask or scrub (we recommend Patchology Cloud Nine Head-To-Toe Self Care Set, $65, available at Nordstrom) and massaging your temples, forehead, cheeks, jawline and ears. Use L’Occitane Home & Away Hand Set which includes a cuticle oil and hand creme for $62.50, available at Nordstrom to soften your cuticles before pushing them back. Then paint your favorite color (we love Ella + Mila in Berry Much in Love, $10.50). Hydrate your face with Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base Duo, available at Nordstrom. Use scrunchies and headbands to keep your hair pulled back, we love the silky Slip Skinny Scrunchie Set for $65 at Nordstrom. Finally, you’ve got to try The Ordinary Multi Peptide Lash & Brow Serum for $29, available at Nordstrom.

Invest in a media self care day

Binge watching your favorite TV series may seem like a great way to pamper yourself, but they’re a big time suck, so you don’t need to continue along that vain. But, most media is made to help you relax, so plan a day where you read through a good book in the morning, listen to some of your favorite worship music in the afternoon and watch a redemptive film at night. Enjoy all this media in a comfortable, yet fashionable outfit. You want to be cozy without looking like a slob.

casual and chic summer outfit
Throw on a flattering pair of jeans, such as Good American Good Legs Straight Jean in Dark Blue for $139 at Nordstrom. Add a cute top, such as this one from H&M, available fro $29.99 and stylish earrings (check out these Baublebar Jewelry Ball Hoop Earrings for $44 at Nordstrom). Then lace up some classic sneakers (we love these super sweet Converse CTAS HI for $90 at Nordstrom).

Put on fancy jewelry

Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference. Add some rich or sparkling jewelry to dazzle your look and your life. By wearing an expensive-looking or elaborate piece of jewelry, you’ll remind yourself of how priceless you are. Even if you’re wearing sweats or jeans and a t-shirt, a cute heart, sparkling sapphires or glistening gold jewelry can make you feel cute.

Here’s some of our favorite jewelry for the season: Kendra Scott Dira Coin Multi Strand Necklace in Rhodium Metal, $75.00, available at Nordstrom; AllSaints Puffy Heart Choker, $89.00, available at Nordstrom; Argento Vivo Beaded Blue Gem Bar Neck in Gold, $78.00, available at Nordstrom; Deepa Gurnani Hadlee Earrings in Sapphire, $60.00, available at Nordstrom, Earrings, $12.99, available at H&M; Earrings, $17.99, available at H&M.

Play around with makeup

Discover a new makeup look, or several, to compliment your character and personality. By spending a day giving yourself a makeover, you may discover new techniques, colors or products that fit you well.

We love the radiant glow of Mac In Hindsight Eye Palette & Mascara Set, $62, available at Nordstrom; the rosy colors of Nars Afterglow Lip Balm, $28.00, available at Nordstrom, the creamy feeling of Westman Atelier Petite Lit Up Highlighter, $48, available at Nordstrom and the sheen of Nars Blush Set in Orgasm, $32, available at Nordstrom.
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