WHATEVER GETS YOU THROUGH THE SUMMER
Back in the summer of 2012 I did a blog on things I liked that summer. Clothes, food, cosmetics, the usual trivial pleasures that occupy far too much space in my brain. But several people had commented “Do more of these.” Which I actually never did. So two years later – mid summer 2014, I’m sharing some of my favorite things of this summer.
These are simply the best sunglasses. Retrosupefuture. I had a pair last summer. I lost them. I just replaced them. They look good on everyone. They have the best lenses and they do not cost a fortune. I went for black matte. Trust me on this.
Every summer I end up with one pair of shoes I wear almost every day. This year it is these Birkenstocks Madrids. A little bit hippy, a little bit of the moment. I wear them with everything.
I got talked into this Dr. Sebagh Rose de Vie serum one day at Barneys. The girl was so nice and she did my makeup and I buckled. But I have to say this summer it has been my “go to” for everything. I use it in the morning as a moisturizer. I use it when I come at the end of the day and my skin feels all dry and flakey. I use it after I put on my makeup to try and fill in my wrinkles. It works. And it smells like a freshly picked rose.
I don’t get really tan. Every year I try and find something that I can put on that makes me look a little less pasty. Lucy turned me onto this- Victoria Secret Leg Bronzer. You can put it on, then put on some white shorts and it doesn’t end up all over your clothes. Not bad at all. And a great price. Gives you a bronzy, healthy glow.
These shorts cross every fashion boundary I have in place. First off the are distressed. I hate distressed after age 24. They are sort of faux looking in every way. They are faux. They are not real shorts. They are “short sweats.” Lucy made me get them. I wanted to return them. Then I put them on. Glenn said”What on earth are you wearing?” I didn’t care. They are so comfy. Perfect summer put on for everything, well, sort of. Rag and Bone.
The shoe that screams summer. Jenni Kayne.
In the summer I go from full makeup every day to a little mascara and some cover up and lip color. These are made by Burts Bees. They are great colors. They taste like mint. They are pretty perfect. I wear the Cherry.
Everyone has their own favorite mascara. This is mine. YSL BabyDoll. This and some Burts Bees and you are good to go.
Every summer I read one book I normally would not read. This week I read The Husband’s Secret. I admit, I could not put it down. Totally for chicks. Anything with pink flowers usually is.
Find of the summer. Nothing says summer like fresh flowers and this little vase by Jonathan Adler is perfect. If you get the white it looks like the flowers are floating on the table. LOVE.
What is summer without some steak on the BBQ? Amanda Hesser’s Sugar Steak With Bourbon is the perfect summer main course Food52.
The tote that takes you from summer to fall to winter. Helmut Lang. I do not own this. But I like it a lot.
Oh, how I am longing for a hammock. This one is at Hayneedle.com. The perfect place to pass those summer days.