Summer 2017 Favorites

Just like Olaf, I too am ready for all things summer!

Sand in my toes, sun on my face, cold drink in my hand. Here are all my favorites things for summer this year:

Lands’ End Ponte Portrait Collar Dress (Sale $34.99)

I saw an article on this sheath in US Weekly and apparently people are going nuts over this dress. I ordered one for myself and will post an update. I got the navy version, but if I like it I’ll probably get the pink version too.

Summer Boardwalk – Salted Caramel Popcorn Candle (Sale $12.50)

So I liked the smell of this candle – so fun for summer and then I read the reviews and noticed people talking about “throw” and had no idea what that meant. Google to the rescue in case you are curious too. A candle’s throw is how it smells, the cold throw is the scent you get when you smell it before you light it and the hot throw is how the candle smells when lit and how far away you can be and still smell it.

Tory Burch Minnie Travel Sandal ($198)

You have to check out the video for these sandals. They first caught my eye with the rose metallic color and then I discovered that they are convertible sandals! You can wear them as a sandal or move the strap to convert them to a slip on! And they fold up so you can travel with them – amazing! They also come in black, tan, white and blue. 

OPI Hotter Than You Pink ($10.49)

This color is originally from the OPI Neon Collection released in 2014 but it is the perfect pick for summer. I did like their new California Dreaming Collection, but it doesn’t come in Gel colors. While your toes are on display in the summer months this hot pink will give you a pop of color! It also has a little shimmer to it.

Banana Republic Ruffle Crossback Tank ($49.50)

I love this pink color and I LOVE the back of this top!

Colorescience Sunforgettable Loose Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 50 ($64)

This is an awesome concept! If you’re like me, you don’t want to apply sunscreen on your face every few hours once you’ve already put on your makeup. With this you can just do a little powder touch up and voila instant protection. I also love it because you can powder your scalp line too which is where I always get burnt.

Cherry Charm Cuff Bracelet ($24.50)

This is so adorable and would make a cute accessory to any summer outfit.

Cold Shoulder Flounce Dress ($79.50)

I have another Loft dress that I just LOVE for the summer and thought that this would be a nice addition. I’m not really a shorts person so dresses are my go to summer outfit.

Banana Republic Enamel Tassel Pendant ($32.50)

I love that this is pink AND it has flowers too!

Melissa Floral Crossbody Clutch ($34)

I know florals for summer are cliche but I love em!

Merino Off-the-Shoulder Bow Top ($78)

Off-the-shoulder is the hot look for summer and I love the color of this top. I can’t resist a bow!

Colada Pineapple Vase-Planter ($6.95)

Why not bring a little bit of summer inside with this cute little planter?

What are your favorite things for summer?

You can also check out my Summer 2016Summer 2015Summer 2014, and Summer 2013 Favorites.

Summer 2016 Favorites

It’s time for my 2016 summer favorites! Here are a few of my favorite things this summer:

Printed Pleat Front Top ($24.97)

I LOVE lemons and this top is so adorable!

Lemon Blouse

Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Eau de Parfum ($52)

I read an article a while back about how Victoria’s Secret Bombshell was effective at repelling mosquitoes and was blown away! Check out this article to see for yourself. It beats some of the leading repellents and still smells amazing. Why would you wear anything else this summer?

Victoria's Secret Bombshell

Kate Spade Solana Palm Tree Sandal ($198)

I love these sandals, they look like little palm trees! How fun would these be at a resort or on the beach?

Solana sandals

CND Vinylux in Pink Bikini

I love collecting new polish colors each season and who doesn’t love a fun pink for summer.

Vinylux Pink Bikini

Sleeveless Knit Maxi by Ellos ($34.99)

I love this look, especially with the hat!


Marc Jacobs Aviator Sunglasses ($130)

I’ve had a pair of aviators on my list for a long time now. I think they would look super swank for summer.

Marc Jacobs Aviators

Coconut and Vanilla Bean Yankee Candle ($15.99)

I love both these scents so together they make a winning combination that is perfect for summer!

Yankee Candle

Cold Shoulder Flounce Top ($58)

I love how fun this is for a summer outing. Light and sexy.

Cold Shoulder Top

Sprinkle Donut Pool Float ($19.95)

I bought this for myself to hang out on the water and it was perfect. The best way to enjoy a day on the water.


NY&C Drawstring Dolman Romper ($21.47)

I love the look of this comfy romper, it looks great for lounging around in.

nyc romper

What are your favorite things for summer?

You can also check out my Summer 2015Summer 2014, and Summer 2013 Favorites.

Summer 2015 Favorites

It’s summer, summer, summertime…time to sit back and unwind. That is exactly what I plan to do this summer. I’m not teaching this semester and I plan to enjoy every second of it with John in our new house! Since Sunday marked the first day of summer, I thought it was time to share my summer favorites with you.

Kate Spade Pineapple iPhone Case ($45)

I’m sort of loving pineapples right now and they scream summer, so I figured a fun summer iPhone case would be a great way to lighten the mood.


Layered Split Back Cami ($23.99)

I love hot pink anything for summer and I love this split back cami!

split back cami

OPI Chiffon My Mind Nail Polish

I have noticed women sporting white nail polish lately and sort of love it for summer. I reviewed a few different colors and decided that I like Chiffon My Mind the best because it has a slight sheen to it.

OPI chiffon my mind

Vince Camuto Crochet-Trim A-Line Skirt ($73.99)

I really wanted a white eyelet skirt for summer and I liked the length of it and the pattern.


YSL Rouge Volupté Sheer Candy Glossy Lip Balm ($34)

This is one of my favorites, I love 004, the Succulent Pomegranate color. I got it a while back when Emily Maynard wore it on the Bachelorette, but I’ve finally used it all up and need another. This is sheer, almost like lipbalm but provides a great pop of color!

YSL volupte

Sam Edelman Grella Sandal ($66)

I really need a pair of gold flat sandals and I’ve had these on my list for a while. They are so elegant.

sam edelman

Bath & Body Works Coconut Vanilla Candle ($22.50)

I am in an island/coconut type mood so why not turn my house into a tropical paradise this summer?


Kate Spade Lily Avenue Kiki Clutch ($171)

I need a plain black clutch with gold embellishments to use when I have gold jewelry and accessories. I loved the scalloped detail on this clutch for summer.

kate spade lily

FlashTat ($25)

These are gold foil temporary tattoos that you can use to accessorize. They last about 4-6 days so you can have fun with them on a weekend or summer vacation.


Another Love Song Maxi Dress ($40)

I love a maxi dress for the summer…it is cool, comfortable and easy to throw on in a hurry. It’s basically like wearing your pajamas out, but fancy. I just need to keep building my collection.


I would love to know what your summer favorites are?

To catch up on my spring favorites, click here.

2014 Summer Favorites

I’m a little late to the party on this one, but I decided this year that I needed to get into summer a bit before I could tell you what my Summer Favorites were. I’m having a great summer so far and wanted to share my favorite things with you.

Wen Summer Honey Peach

I just got this in the mail and it smells heavenly!


Carlos Santana Wedge Sandal

My manicurist had these on the other day and I had to track them down and get them for myself.

carlos santana

CND Vinylux in Lobster Roll

I still love my Tutti Frutti, but I need a good red color for summer and I think Lobster Roll is it!

vinylux lobster roll

La Blanca Sweetheart Swimsuit

I recently got this one piece and I love it! I have never had a better bathing suit shopping experience. This suit is so flattering and I love wearing it.

la blanca

Coach Eyelet Tote

I am in love with this tote in Shell Pink. It would be the perfect summer accessory.


Cudas Catalina Water Shoe

I’ve been spending time on my friend’s boat and that requires water shoes to go on shore. I didn’t think I would be able to find any cute ones, but these were a steal at DSW.

water shoes

Kate Spade Stud Earrings

I just got the pink/gold ones and I love them, they are so cute!

kate spade

Venus Tie Dye Maxi Dress

I just updated my Ombre Look for Less post with this dress. During the summer I live in a maxi dress, the more the merrier and this is my latest favorite.

Venus Tie Dye Maxi Dress

Venus Tie Dye Maxi Dress

Stuart Weitzman Alex Wedge

My beloved Nine West Lenal Wedges are falling apart. I have been scouting them on eBay but so far haven’t found any in my size yet. I have been lusting after these Stuart Weitzman Alex Wedges, that celebrities including Jennifer Aniston have been sporting but they were originally out of my price range. These black ones are on sale in my size and would be the perfect replacements for my wedges!

stuart weitzman

Most of my summer favorites from last year are still on my must have list. You can check them out here.

What are your summer favorites?

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