13 June 2020

It’s official: these were the hottest items last month!

Best Summer Items You Will Love
Madewell Tie-front shirt | Skirt | Sandal | Bag | Sunglasses | Necklace | Earrings


It’s official: these were the hottest items last month!

When I first started this blog a couple of years ago, the initial idea was to share street style inspo.  NEVER did I intend to be pictured in every post, and I also didn’t realize my buying skills would come in handy! Fast forward to now, and it feels like I’m playing “store” every day. I love scouring the internet and curating what I think are some of the best items you will love. It’s kind of like my old Nordstrom buying days, when we would eagerly wait to see what sold — we did this every single day. It’s one of the thrills of being a buyer, when you pick right, it sure feels good!

So … when I started analyzing what you all loved last month, I decided it was worth sharing. First of all, many things are still available, and some are even on sale. My suggestion is that if any of these things catch your eye, grab them now. If you wait too long, the best items will be gone!

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#1 Shoes

Best Summer Items You Will Love

Valentino flip flops

A pair of go-with-everything sandals is a huge factor in having all your summer outfits come together easily. And, all the best selling items listed below are neutral and can be worn with everything from shorts to denim to casual summer dresses to skirts. These pieces are so well priced, you may want to add a couple! I realize the Valentinos above are in the splurge category, but I’ve worn them so much they were worth it. They are the best and add the perfect glam touch to every outfit! The Sam Edelman slide sandals are going on their third year, and they will be your go-to shoes, I guarantee.


#2 Dresses

Best Summer Items You Will Love

Theory dress | Levi’s denim jacket | Gold sandal | Sunglasses | Poppy Finch necklace

As you might have noticed, I love summer dresses! They’re easy, comfy and stylish, so why would you not have a small collection of go-to’s? These 6 were the favorites, and they work for various occasions. The Theory dress above runs a little big, so size down. Also, it’s worth mentioning that the Z Supply stripe dress below runs a little big (I should’ve gotten the XS), and the caftan runs very roomy, so I had mine altered down the sides. Don’t be afraid to get things altered! It really makes them fit better. I hope that helps, feel free to message me if you have any questions. I had so much fun rounding up the best items you will love!




#3 Accessories

Susie Wright Amalfi Coast

J.Crew packable hat | Sunglasses | Poppy Finch necklace

While most of us won’t be on vacation this summer, a hat and sunglasses are still some of the best items summer essentials. A hat works magic if your hair is OOC (out of control) and it looks pretty cute too. And, sunglasses are instant glamour! These Gucci ones are flattering on most, and if you wear them on repeat like I’ve done for several years, you’ll feel like you got your money’s worth. Another hot item were these Peepers reading glasses. They are big (see this photo), but for the price they’re quite the statement, and EVERYONE comments on them. Lastly, this bra is a winner. It’s SO comfy! Pro tip: step into it when putting it on — the Wacoal specialist instructed me to do so, and it’s key, so don’t forget!!



#4 Jeans

DIY tie dye – we used Hanes sweatshirts | Mother Dazzler jeans | Emily – Topshop denim

Investing in white denim and/or light wash denim is smart, because this is the style you want for summer. These washes work with all your summer tops and summer slide sandals. The winner here is the Mother Brand Tomcat, available here and here. Levi’s 724 is another top-seller. I found the white ones to run big, so if between sizes, purchase the smaller one. And they do stretch!




#5 Tops

Best Summer Items You Will Love

Hat | Paige tee | Levi’s | Sandals | Sunglasses

Everyone loves the Madewell tie-front shirt, and good news: it has been re-stocked! Someone mentioned it’s not great if you’re booby 😉 so then I’d suggest this one, because it’s a little roomier. The Paige tee I’m wearing above sold out immediately, but I found it here, so act quick! It runs a little big, FYI. And then of course the Anine Bing tees are another favorite of yours – they’re the best!

I hope you enjoyed this post, thank you for reading! xx