And just like that, it’s suddenly summer! To be honest, summer has never been my favorite season, (I’m more of a spring/autumn person) but this one is gearing up to be a good one. The girls are off to sleep-away camp, we’re planning our first family trip to Rome, and I’m working on wrapping up my manuscript for Book #2.
Hope all of you are getting some much needed rest and fun in the sun (or whatever you’re craving this summer). Sharing a few of my favorite summer essentials below (all from small female-founded companies – woot woot!
Chic Summer Slides
I bought (and love) these woven mules, but for pool days and trips to the beach these chic waterproof slides are a more practical option. Especially love the padded footbed and lightweight design.
$175* Linked Here – Freda Salvador
15% off any shoe with code 15SHIRA
Woven Cotton Bag
Designed for summer, this expandable woven bag fits a book, beach snacks, sunnies, sunscreen, and a beach towel. Pop in your favorite clutch or pouch and hit the road.
$145 Linked Here – Clare V.
The Essential Clutch
The perfect summer sidekick whether you’re grabbing coffee, picking up the kids or just need a chic place to stow your daily essentials. Can also turn into a wristlet or crossbody bag. Made in NYC.
$145 Linked Here – Amanda Cercone
Don’t Scratch That Pen
Just in time for mosquito season, this plant powered anti-itch solution made by moms offers easy on the go application. Pop one in your handbag / car / kid’s backpack to soothe itchy skin all summer long.
$15 Linked Here – All Better Co.
After leaving my beloved hat on a plane last month, I’ve been on the hunt for a new hat I can wear year round that can also be easily packed for frequent travel. Voila! Beloved hat maker Janessa Leone has created a whole collection of packable straw and wool hats that are sustainable, cruelty-free, and made locally.
$237 – Linked Here – Janessa Leone
I’m not much of a nightgown wearer but I run hot, so love a light frock for hot summer nights. This one is made of organic cotton, feels cute and stylish on, and is made with love in Los Angeles. Also loving these PJ Sets which come in shrunken or oversized styles.
$145 Linked Here – DÒMI
Finally, for my fellow popsicle lovers, I’ve got my eye on this simple NYT recipe for refreshing watermelon pops, and also loving this visor, and this very charming beach umbrella I have no practical use for – but maybe someone does?
Happy summer friends! Let me know what summer faves you’re enjoying in the comments below.