Mary Ernst McColgan: everyday essentials

Posted on August 2, 2012
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By Rose Bredl
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Mary’s effortless and preppy style is hard to come by these days, and even harder to recreate. Luckily for us she was willing to share the simple things that pare down her routine for summer without sacrificing an inch of her tomboy-chic style.
 her everyday essentials: summer edition
1. Cinnamon Jolly Ranchers
2. this isn;t just a summer essential, Mary can’t live without the Body Shop’s Coconut Lip Butter. There are tubes of it all over the store. Her favorite feature? ” It smells like the beach”
3. J.Crew’s perfectly skinny, perfectly tomboy white toothpick jeans are easy to pair with anything in summer.
4. the weight of this cashmere tee by Claridge and King is perfect for summer evenings dining out or lounging in the backyard with a good book and a glass of wine.
5. “you can buy a tub of this for 5 dollars and its the greatest moisturizer.” Queen Helene’s Cocoa Butter
6. Pat Conroy’s “Beach Music” is “the perfect summer read”
7.  keeping skin summer soft is important and Mary loves this Beach Scrub by Ocracoke Soap company
8. Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray keeps Mary’s hair perfectly imperfect on humid summer days in Ohio.