The birds are chirping, the baby bunnies are out and in abundance, and flocks of baby geese crossing the road make me at least fifteen minutes late for work every day. It's Spring time. Although it may not feel like it in good ole' CLE, Summer is approaching. Can't tell by the weather? Just check out my bank account. It drains preparing for the Summer months, and it stays drained throughout them.
A girl needs her Summer plans! Tickets to the best concerts, fairs, tastings, vacations. And what do you think she is going to wear to all these fabulous Summer events? Last years clothing? Absolutely not. Stocking my closet and apartment to be Summer ready is just another reason my bank account would scare any financial adviser from April through August.
I need my Summer essentials! At any cost...
First and foremost, a fabulous pair of oversized sunnies. Protecting those gorgeous eyes is of up most importance! Right now, I am very in to my Tom Ford 'Whitney' Open Side Sunglasses. They are the perfect sunnies on a fabulous beach vaca, or in your car on your way to the gym.
A great collection of maxi dresses is necessary for any hot Summer. They are cool, gorgeous, easy and flattering. Plus--who doesn't want to channel their inner hippie on a beautiful sunny day? I'm obsessed with this Calvin Klein Tie Dye maxi. Perfect for throwing it on to run to the store, the pool or dressing it up for a great Summer party.
A great bikini. I'm sure I could pull up a statistic of exactly how much time you spend in a bathing suit in the Summer--and it would be a lot! So, in my opinion your bikini should be just as stylish as any other Summer ensemble. Every girl knows the best place to bikini shop without breaking the bank, is Victoria's Secret. How cute is this mix and match Rio? (Tip: Buy one top, and multiple colors/patterns of bottoms to switch up your look!)
A light scarf. Scarfs are a great way to change up any outfit, and work any wardrobe to it's full potential. I'm loving this Echo scarf below. Leopard and tribal? I'm in heaven.
My final essential? Drum roll please...an iPad. It's a gorgeous day, want to work outside? Forget lugging your laptop. It's a great weekend for the pool but you're like me and way too ADD to layout solo? Read a book, shop, check out the recent issue of Cosmo. Traveling on a long trip? The iPad is much lighter and easier to carry than a computer or multiple books. The opportunities for it's use are endless!
These are just a few of my Summer must-haves but, everyone knows during the Summer season your most important accessory is your friends.
Have a fabulous Summer, ladies!