Though not officially summer, for those of us down south, it’s been summer for awhile! As we enter the hot, humid, sultry days of summer, I thought I’d share with you a few of my favorite things to help you weather the heat and humidity in style. Even if all you get to do this summer is take a little stay-cation, you’ll be right on trend and summer-ready. Read on for my top five summer favs for 2020.
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These shorts from Old Navy
Full disclaimer here: In the past, I’ve been very timid about wearing shorts. I’m pretty modest, and have lots of body insecurity issues, but as I’ve grown older, I’ve found my “give a heck” meter is broken. It’s hot, and I just don’t care. I’m pretty sure that most folks are so worried about how their own bodies look that they’re paying scant attention to the old blond lady wearing shorts. So. There. I’m now wearing shorts! These cute slouchy shorts are so comfortable, I think they’ll be my Saturday uniform from now on. They can be dressed up or down, styled with a graphic tee, or with a floral tee like I did here. I sized up to give myself a little extra length, as the four inch inseam is a wee bit out of my comfort zone. Better hurry and grab a pair though, they’re going fast!
This nail polish from OPI
I mean…who doesn’t love Cajun Shrimp from OPI? I’ve used this perky nail color for years. Because of the whole Covid situation, I’m just doing my nails at home now, and have been using these 2-step gel polishes. My fingernails and toenails look super bright, happy and shiny! And the polish lasts for days and days. It’s been a week since I painted my nails and took this pic, and my nails still look great! So much love for this summer favorite!
This shimmery lip balm from Burt’s Bees
This luminous lip balm is 100% natural and infused with peppermint, Vitamin E, beeswax and sunflower oils to keep your lips soft and nourished. The 14 color choices are so pretty, and perfect for summer – not too heavy! Peony is my fav color. Another plus – they’re made in the USA. The goldilocks of lip balms, they’re just right!
This gold double strand necklace from Kendra Scott
I recently gave this to myself as a birthday present, and it’s been on repeat ever since. I love the double strand style, and the white drusy stone goes with absolutely everything! It can be layered with both shorter and longer necklaces if you want to pop it up a notch. I’ve styled it with my Kendra Scott Rue pendant necklace here. I’m a huge fan of versatility! The lighter weight of the necklace is perfect for the summertime heat – don’t know about you, but I can’t stand anything big and heavy on my neck when it’s hot outside.
A fun pair of converse sneakers
Shoreline sneakers from Converse have been on repeat for me this spring and summer. I now have a pair of white, a pair of pink and white striped ones, and this adorable leopard print pair. They slip on with ease, have extra foot padding, which I desperately need, and are just so much fun to wear! I get complements every single time I wear this leopard print pair. Trust me, you need them in your life! Read more about styling dresses and sneakers HERE.
That’s my quick little recap of a few of my favorite things for Summer 2020. Thanks for stopping by. I’d love to chat with you, leave a comment and let me know if you’ve found any fun new products I should try out this summer. You know I LOVE to hear from you! Have a wonderful summer. And remember to Choose Joy!