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Friday Favorites: May 29th Lifestyle


You guys loved last week’s Friday Favorites post…so I’m back with another!!! Each week, I’ll be sharing a variety of products I’ve been loving in categories like lifestyle, home, fashion and beauty! You can shop this week’s items quickly below, or keep scrolling to learn more about each!

*You can shop all of the products by clicking on the photo or the carousel above! These links are affiliate links, which means I get a small commission if you purchase from that link (with no added cost to you!) 🙂

#1: This romper from Aerie is SO. FREAKIN’. COMFY. I am always looking for super light, breathable outfits like this I can wear to hot Charleston photo shoots…and this one works perfectly!

#2: My favorite shoes of ALL. TIME. I literally own 3 or 4 pairs in different colors because I’m that obsessed with them. They’re Tory Burch so they’re a little pricey, but they last FOREVER. I wear them for every single portrait session and I switch from flats to these sandals at wedding receptions to help with feet/back pain and it totally saves me!

#3: I took the plunge and got a Fit Bit a few weeks ago and I am LOVING it. I’ve been getting back into working out and I love how accurately it tracks my calories/heart rate and the app allows me to track everything from food to water to steps and hours of sleep. I don’t take it off now!

#4: I just re-purchased this this morning – it’s my FAVE makeup primer! My friend Erika introduced me to it, and it makes me skin feel moisturized and glowy without being oily at all. It’s super light and smells like bananas – perfect for summertime!

#5: My dining room chairs – ya’ll ask about these ALL the time!!! They are from Wisteria and I obviously love the color. I couldn’t find anything like them anywhere else!



#6: I have these super affordable Target cubbies in my closet and I LOVE them for extra organization! You can buy THESE little cubes to put in them to organize everything from socks and undies to bathing suits and ball caps!

#7: This little vase from Target is SO STINKING CUTE. I have a similar one (that they no longer make) and I shared about it a few weeks ago – ya’ll loved it! Perfect for flowers on the counter in the kitchen.

#8: My friend Kristen told me about these and I bought 2 pairs to try this week – I’m in love! They are high-waisted bathing suit bottoms from AE and they’re so comfy and a super cute fit!

#9: I have all of the women in my family hooked on this stuff! They sell it at Sephora and it’s the most DELICIOUS smelling body butter on the face of the planet. It reminds me of the beach and is SO moisturizing! I also have the body spray and wear it nonstop. You can buy it in a massive tub, but I only ever buy this smaller size!


#10: Last but not least, my fave glowy summer highlighter! It’s called “glazed donut” (I mean…obviously I love it) and it’s absolutely GORGEOUS on!

BONUS: My absolute FAVORITE camera bag – the Kamrette Lyra Backpack! You can see an entire video of how I pack it for portrait sessions HERE – and you can shop it by clicking the picture below (use the code “HOPE” for 10% off!)

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I'm Hope Taylor, an international Senior Portrait and Wedding Photographer based in Charleston, SC. I'm also an educator, international speaker, and the host of multiple sold-out workshops each year!



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