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SoCal Summer Essentials

In L.A., you never know what the day's going to throw at you. You could start at the beach, lunch in Hollywood, and finish the night at a Downtown music festival. So what's a girl to do? Don't fret. The Shop at The Standard, Downtown LA has all the essential accessories to help you keep your cool ...

Havaianas, $26

Havaianas are a summertime staple. In fact, we can't think of an L.A. lady who doesn't own at least 3 pairs. They're comfortable, they're waterproof, they're light, and they give you funny tan lines. A win all around.

Clare Vivier Small Cross-body Bag, $180

It's the perfect summertime carry-all — small enough to be good on the go, but big enough to hold everything you need. Best part, because it's cross-body, your hands will be free for other mischief. Did we mention that the leather's buttery soft?

Sun Bum Sunscreen, $20, and Lip Balm, $5

We love the California sunshine, but sometimes it doesn't love us. Sunscreen protects us from sunburns, skin cancer, and, most importantly, nasty WRINKLES! Sun Bum Sunscreen and Lip Balm are vegan, water resistant, mineral-based, and smell like vanilla.

"beik" Handmade Sunglasses, $350

"beik", a Japanese brand, focuses on selling classic and simple handmade eyewear inspired by actors, musicians, and thoughtful words. They're beautifully made and guaranteed to up your cool factor times a thousand.

Kiel James Patrick Anchor Bracelet, $40

Summer 2013 is all about nautical, and Kiel James Patrick Anchor Bracelets have you covered. They're made using sailor's knots, good sturdy rope, and adorable little brass anchor charms.

RGB Nail Polish in Cerulean, $16

RGB Nail Polish is formaldehyde- and camphor-free, chip resistant, and has a super-shiny finish. Cerulean is the perfect ocean blue color, just right for the beach.

Compartes' Chocolate, $10

Chocolate is always key, no matter what the season. We like to think of ourselves as connoisseurs of all things cocoa, and Compartes is one of the best. The company is located right in Los Angeles, their packaging is to die for (unicorns and rainbows!) and their flavors are beyond (chocolate with bits of sugared waffle cone.)

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