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How to live a tomato girl summer

Women in blue and white caftan holding a drink in kitchen with fresh tomatos, basil and cherries. How to live a tomato girl summer

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Last summer was the summer of the Coastal grandmother aesthetic. This year Tik Tok is already calling it “The Tomato Girl Summer”.  Scroll down to read how to live a tomato girl summer.

What is a tomato girl summer?

The White Lotus' gave us a major Lucia hint in episode 1 | Mashable

The tomato girl summer lifestyle is one that gets it’s inspiration from the Mediterranean.  Think of a breezy, carefree lifestyle that exudes summer. It’s sipping an Aperol Spritz on the Almafi Coast or perusing the farmer’s market for fresh produce and then coming home to make a Caprese salad barefoot with the windows open. And while it may seem like everyone you know is vacationing in Europe, if that’s not in your plans, I’m sharing how you can live out your Tomato Girl or Mama Mia fantasy.

When I think of a tomato girl, Lucia from The White Lotus in Season 2 comes to mind. Bold, confident, carefree, her vibe is “Let’s Fun!”

Tomato Girl Summer Fashion

The tomato girl color palette is neutrals and bright bold colors like red, blue and terracotta.  Think lightweight linens and ruffles with gold accents and rattan accessories. Breezy dresses, skirts, caftans and sandals with understated classic vintage jewelry are the vibe.

Makeup is kept neutral, with a clean complexion, some mascara, and a glossy bright lip, like you just bit into a juicy tomato or cherry.

I’m sharing some of my curated Tomato Girl Summer Fashion Picks below.

 

tomato girl summer fashion woven crochet sandals tomato girl summer fashion linen neutral 2 piece outfit ruffle tank with pants tomato girl summer fashion white linen dress Tomato girl summer fashion blue and white caftan

tomato girl summer fashion red crop top tomato girl summer fashion linen pants tomato girl summer fashion silk scarf tomato girl summer fashion woven rattan purse

tomato girl summer fashion trendy earrings tomato girl summer fashion retro sunglasses tomato girl summer fashion gold rhinestone sandals tomato girl summer fashion cajun shrimp opi nail polish

 

Tomato Girl Summer Playlist

Click here for my Tomato Girl Summer Playlist

 

Tomato Girl Summer Food

Here are some things you can whip up and enjoy to transport you to vacationing in Santorini.

My caprese pasta salad

Quick and easy caprese pasta

My stonefruit and burrata salad

Summer stone fruit and burrata salad - burrata, sliced cherries, sliced peaches and arugula drizzled with balsamic glaze

Rose Elderflower spritz

elderflower rose spritz

 

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How to live a tomato girl summer aesthetic

Cheers to living out your best Tomato Girl Summer!!!

 

11 In Amazon/ Lifestyle

12 Summer Must Haves from Amazon

12 Amazon must haves for summer - reusable water balloons, stanley water jug, turkish towel, womens sun hat, outdoor end table with built in cooler, food dome to protect food from bugs

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We are almost in the full swing of summer! Bring on the long lazy days spent outside, by the pool, or beach. These are some of my favorite Summer Must Haves from Amazon so that you can be prepared for the summer fun.  Whatever your plans are this summer, I’m sure you will find something useful on this list!

 

12 Summer Must Haves from Amazon

Resusable water balloons – To say my kids are obsessed with these are an understatement! And I am too!

SCUATANBE 12PCS Reusable Magnetic Water Balloons, Self-Sealing Quick Fill Water Bomb Outdoor Toys For Kids Age 4-8, Refillable Water Splash Balls For Summer Party Pool Outdoor Toys For Kids Ages 8-12

 

Turkish Towels – We have been using these for years! They dry quick, and pack light so no more bulky beach bags!

blue turkish towel blanket with fringe from Amazon

 

Outdoor Table/Cooler a must have for any deck, patio or poolside.

 

outdoor cooler bar table

 

Tabletop s’mores kit – It’s not summer until you’ve had s’mores!

tabletop s'mores kit

Stanley 2 gallon jug keeps your beverages cold for hours!!! Great for travel, the beach, baseball games, days when you’re outside and don’t want to go back in.

stanley 2 gallon jug with spigot summer must have

 

 

Portovino wine tote bag – holds up to 2 bottles of wine! Great for the beach, concerts, vineyard, teacher gift, or anyone who loves wine!

portovino city wine tote bag

 

Food dome Keeps your food clean. Perfect for summer BBQs, parties, camping or picnics.

 

bamboo food serving tent

 

Sun visor hat my favorite roll up sun hat!

summer sun hat for women

 

Bugbite suction This is a long time Amazon fave! Sucks out the insect venom to help relieve itching and swelling.

bug bite thing sucks out the venom

 

Grilling caddy keeps all of your grilling accessories organized. This was a gift for Rick for Father’s Day and he loves it!

grill caddy with paper towels, grilling utensils and condiments

 

Waterproof pouch keep your phone and other important necessities safe while at the beach, pool, kayaking, at the water park, etc. You get the point.

waterproof pouch for summer

 

Kid’s ride on float with squirt gun perfect for the kids for the pool.

kid's ride on float with squirt gun

 

**You can see all of my Amazon favorites here on my Amazon storefront**

 

For more of my favorite summer ideas check out

My summer reading challenge and book recommendations

My summer makeup must haves

9 of the best Margarita recipes

 

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22 In Lifestyle

2023 Summer Reading Challenge

woman lounging on outdoor deck reading on kindle

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The 2023 Summer Reading Challenge is here!

This is something I started last summer and you all enjoyed it so I thought we’d do it again! Reading is definitely one thing that unites us all and I think we share a love of. So in the spirit of inspiring you all to read more and share some of our recent favorites, scroll down to see how to take part in this challenge!

How to participate in the 2023 Summer Reading Challenge

1.) Save this graphic below to your phone.

Instagram story template Bingo board with summer reading 2023 challenge

2.) The idea is to read books in each category to try and get a BINGO or bonus points if you do a cover all and fill in all the boxes! Each time you read a book that checks off one of the boxes, share to your Instagram stories and tag me @ourtiny_nest.

3.) The challenge will end Friday September 1st. Be sure to share your finished template to your Instagram story with each box ticked off and tag me @ourtiny_nest to get credit!

Whether this is the first time you’re joining one of my challenges or you’re a pro, the idea is simply to have fun and just inspire you to read more!

 

Here are some reading suggestions for each prompt

Book about vacation

People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones

The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones

Book you meant to read in 2022

East Coast Girls by Kerry Kletter

East Coast Girls by Kerry Kletter

 

Romance/spicy read

The Deal by Elle Kennedy

The Deal by Elle Kennedy 2023 Summer Reading challenge

Twisted Love by Ana Huang

Twisted Love Ana Huang Summer 2023 Reading challenge

A mystery/thriller

The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose

The Perfect Marriage: A Completely Gripping Psychological Suspense by [Jeneva Rose]

Ward D by Freida McFadden

Ward D: A gripping psychological thriller by [Freida McFadden]

Book set in the decade you were born

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid 2023 Summer Reading Challenge

A book about family

Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson

Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson 2023 Summer Reading Challenge

Book you read because of Bookstagram

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Thorns and Roses by [Sarah J. Maas]

Book that was released in spring ’23

Meet Me At The Lake by Carley Fortune

Meet Me At The Lake by Carley Fortune New Release 2023

The Five Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand

The Five Star Weekend by Elin Hilderband new release of 2023

 

For more of my favorite book recommendations check out

These 22 books to read

And this Book Exchange Brunch is a fun idea for your next book club. Click here to see the details.

 

0 In Lifestyle/ Style

Spring wardrobe capsule

Spring wardrobe capsule

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Spring is finally here! In Upstate New York, you never know what the weather will be. The mornings can start off damp and cold and by the afternoon it can be sunny and 70 so layering is key. This spring wardrobe capsule has some great transitional essentials and timeless classics that you can wear year after year. Scroll down to see my spring wardrobe capsule pieces and click the thumbnail photos to shop.

What is a wardrobe capsule?

A capsule wardrobe is a collection of clothing items that can work together to create multiple different outfits. For this capsule I chose a lot of neutral, classic pieces that never go out of style so you can get the most use out of them. Think basic tees for layering, button down tops, classic jeans, linen blend dresses, etc. This is just to get you started and certainly you can add your own personal style to it.

Here is a checklist to guide you as you start to create your capsule.

Spring wardrobe capsule checklist

Spring Wardrobe Capsule

 

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For more of my favorite spring style posts check out

The coastal grandmother style I love

These spring home decor items

 

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