New Summer Favorites you’ll love!
Today’s post is about some super cool things you’ve loved this week, and some new items I’m excited to share with you! Caftan dresses are stylish and elegant, but also super comfy, like the one I’m wearing above. You might also like this Tory Burch stripe dress, available in yellow or blue. And, if I had a pool, I’d definitely add this one or this one! See more of my picks here. These are perfect for summer — just throw on some pretty sandals and you’re good to go!
#1 Summer 5 Style Boards
Do you ever fall in love with a piece, buy it, and then find you have nothing to go with it? Well, we all make that mistake! When it comes to creating easy, wear-everywhere outfits, I believe in making sure each piece you buy can be worn at least three different ways. So, I created (and just updated) my “Summer5” — 5 Summer Staples and 15 Style Boards as a gift to thank you for subscribing to So Susie! A link came in today’s email. Not a subscriber? No problem, join here and you’ll immediately receive a Welcome Letter with a Summer5 link! I hope you enjoy it and find it useful. xx
#2 Shell jewelry
Last summer while on a special trip with my boy, one memento I wanted to bring home was a shell bracelet. I became obsessed with shell jewelry after the “it” brand Tohum was seen on all the fashion girls (see last years inspo here). Imagine my surprise when a handsome server gifted me his! Fast forward to now, and there are many new shell jewelry options to choose from. I think you’ll love this bracelet, and this one too. Mix in a piece with your other favorite jewelry for the perfect summer touch!
#3 Summer dresses & secret panties!
The Rails brand, best known for super soft shirts, also makes some of my very favorite dresses. And since casual summer days call for relaxed and comfy clothing, these dresses should be at the TOP of our lists. I purchased this one, and wore it several times (pre-corona!) – once to a BBQ with these sandals, and again with these sandals for a casual get-together on our back patio.
As for secret panties … these are by no means sexy or pretty 😉 — but they’re SO COMFY!! Plain and simple, and they happen to be a Nordstrom Lingerie Department favorite. So trust me on this one, you’ll wear these under all your summer dresses.
#4 Nordstrom 6
If you’ve been following along on my Instagram lately, you might have noticed how much fun I’ve been having with my #Nordstrom6 friends! Who are the Nordstrom 6? Well, here’s the scoop: we are 6 friends, co-workers, and creative Personal Stylists scattered across the US and all working from home. You’ll see us on Insta every Saturday providing some fun and lighthearted content for you all to enjoy and to hopefully lift your spirits!
In case you missed the episode on incorporating color into our wardrobes, you can see my Instagram post here, and my blog post here. The other popular topic was 5 ways to style your denim jacket. You can read the blog post here, and the Instagram post here!
The perfect color (see more here)
Denim jacket faves (see more here)
#5 Summer beauty game changers
Every summer I adjust my beauty routine just slightly. For starters, I’m now applying sunscreen more consistently. I’ve been using Supergoop! which I really like, especially since it’s a clean beauty brand. Recently, I brought out my favorite Amorepacific Cushion Compact, and I use a brush to apply it over foundation. It gives a nice glow, and it has an SPF of 50! I love switching lipsticks, and this year I’m trying Nars “Orgasm” and Charlotte Tilbury “Sexy Sienna,” both are different shades of a coral tone. I will switch my blush to NARS “Orgasm” which comes in a mini-compact with their award winning bronzer next to it. These are really good!
And lastly, adding a new summer fragrance to your collection is something to consider. I always love Tom Ford Soleil Blanc, and the shimmering body oil won Allure’s Best of Beauty award. Try them!
Thank you for reading! xo