As the summertime makes way for lazy Saturdays and barbecues, it’s the perfect time of year to celebrate outside! This month, we have 25 FINDS from some of Birmingham’s best local boutiques, ideal for all of your poolside play dates, backyard soirees and family-filled days under the Magic City sunshine. From outdoor entertaining essentials to summer fashion must-haves and even toys for the pups, all these FINDS need is a refreshing pool of water and friends and family to create unforgettable summertime memories. Here are our July FINDS!
Light up your backyard with these driftwood-inspired terrariums from Urban Home Market. Perfect for vibrant green plants, a group of succulents or a few candles, these neutral accents come in various shapes and sizes making them equally striking and versatile. Find them, starting at $39 each, at Urban Home Market.
Make a statement with this bright orange bar. This piece will stand out among the classic metal bar often seen in backyard décor. Plus, its unique shape and color are definitely a conversation starter. Complete the bar with this colorful pitcher and glass set for $89. Find the bar for $1,395 at SoHo Retro.
This brass-and-wood serving platter exudes classic elegance. Plate your favorite fruits, cheeses and breads for the perfect party snack and transport them from kitchen to backyard easily with the platter’s durable handle. Find it for $29 at At Home Furnishings.
Colorful straw picnic baskets
Bring some color into your décor with these straw picnic baskets from Seibels. Add a vibrant pop of color to your space while providing additional organizational storage space, or grab the family and pack up a picnic in one of these adorable bags for a serene summer picnic! Find them at Seibels for $49 each.
Spruce up your walls with something tranquil and water-inspired to bring the beach vacation to you every day! This custom framed 25 by 30-inch Katie Robinson original was done in watercolor, giving it unique movement and depth while remaining neutral and subtle. Find this piece at Defining Home for $475.
Potted faux succulents
No green thumb? No worries! Bring green into your space with these potted faux succulents! Overflowing with vibrant greens, hushed plum and grayed blues, these succulents are a bright and easy accent to your décor! Find them at At Home Furnishings for $45 each.
Woven plant hangers
Create an outdoor bohemian paradise with these hanging woven planters from Wrapsody! Complete with gold bars and thick, braided fabric, these planters are a fabulous way to add a boho-chic touch to your backyard. SB Tip: Hanging planters are ideal for decorating a small space, like a small balcony or limited patio. Find these at Wrapsody, starting at $32 each.
Modern serving pieces
Establish a modern feel at your next backyard soiree with the Juliska Stonewood Stripe collection! These wooden-and-marble pieces in a classic black-and-white striped design are trendy yet timeless. Find the bowls for $89 as a set of two and the board with two spreaders for $150 at Bromberg’s.
Indoor and outdoor chair
Who doesn’t need some extra seating on their patio?! This striped black-and-white indoor-outdoor chair is a gorgeous mix of bohemian and classic décor. Find it at Pandy Agnew Interiors for $785.
Silver side table
Searching for something more glamorous to jazz up your al fresco soiree? This silver stool from Stock and Trade will make a statement with its intriguing pattern and elegant shine. Find it at Stock and Trade Design Co. for $220.
Twinkle jar lights
Nothing beats having all your loved ones gathered around good food under romantic, twinkling lights on a summer night in Alabama. These small jars filled with firefly lights take strung bulbs to a new level and something about them just screams Southern summer nights! Find them at Seibels for $29.95.
Roberta Roller Rabbit girls’ tops
Crafted by artisans all over the world, Roberta Roller Rabbit products are all done by hand. Due to the creative process, these adorable girls’ tops possess variations in color and stitching that make each piece unique. And A’mano also has Roberta Roller Rabbit tops for women, so you and your little lady can match at the water’s edge! Find the blue kurta for $58, the white tunic with crochet and tassel details for $81 and the red Olympia dress for $75 at A’mano in Mountain Brook.
Planning a weekend at the beach or a getaway with the girls? This JADEtribe Valerie weekender bag is your adorable packing solution! This flexible, soft, striped bag offers tons of space for all of your essentials and is durable enough for wherever this summer takes you! Find it at Gus Mayer for $199. SB Tip: The price will be marked down to $99 on July 18!
KREWE sunglasses are known for bold, one-of-a-kind frames, and these St. Louis Stella to Magnolia 24K beauties are no exception. A pair of these will take your outfit to the next level, adding a touch of edgy glamour. Manhattan South in Cahaba Heights has a variety of KREWE sunnies, including these for $295.
Colorful silk scarves
One of summer’s biggest struggles is finding a way to cover up and stay conservative without burning up under the Southern sun. Town and Country’s vibrant collection of solid silk scarves in every color of the rainbow is a great, lightweight solution for a colorful added layer in the summer. Find one at Town and Country Clothes in Crestline for $28.
Straw bags are absolutely the style of the season. And these options with a trim of colorful pom-poms and braided stripes of colorful fabric just scream summer. Take these to the beach, pool or simply out on the town for a casual yet festive touch. The Santana Pompom tote is $49.95 and Shiraleah’s Mirabel multicolored tote is $48 at Lamb’s Ears.
Flowing midi dress
Summer is all about easy, breezy style. This flowing midi dress by Mystree is great for any backyard barbecue or midday lunch with the girls. Light and comfortable, on trend and easy to style, it’s your dress for the season! Find it at Mia Moda for $69.
Wood-and-pearl beaded necklace
Spruce up any outfit with this beaded wood and pearl necklace from Second Hand Rose. Unique to Second Hand Rose’s designer consignment selection, this neutral piece mixes earthy style with classic glamour to create a piece just right for the season. Find it at Second Hand Rose for $18.50.
The kiddos will love these colorful pool bags from Gigi’s Teen! These scented Yummy waterproof bags actually do smell sweet and are perfect for protecting all your essentials while spending a relaxing day at the pool. Plus, each bag comes with a corresponding jeweled bracelet by American Jewel. Find the bags at Gigi’s Teen for $28 each.
Protect yourself from the blistering sun while rocking the glamour of an old Hollywood movie star with this crisp, white sun hat! Its floppy, white brim is great for shielding yourself from the sun while adding a touch of flare to your poolside attire. Find it at The Clothes Tree for $42.
Navy-and-white striped bag
Get nautical this season with this navy-and-white striped Brahmin bag! This easy-to-style accessory is a great way to bring darker colors into the season, and it’s large enough to carry all the essentials for summer pool days. Find it at Second Hand Rose for $110.
BEAT THE HEAT
Portable wine cups
Cheers to summer with these Swig 9-ounce portable wine cups from Wrapsody. This stainless steel, multi-purpose cup is perfect for a boozy summer celebration, but can carry any cold or hot drink! The double-walled, vacuum insulation will keep your drink cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours with no annoying condensation! Find the cups in assorted colors at Wrapsody in Hoover for $20 each.
Don’t forget about the pups this summer! Take them out to the park or play by the pool with these waterproof Cycle Dog and Chuck It! Frisbees. Waterproof, easy to clean and fun for your furry friend, these are a dog toy trifecta! Find them at The Whole Dog Market. The Cycle Dog Frisbee is $13.99 and Chuck It! Zipflight is $12.99.
Color-conditioning R+Co. shampoo and conditioner
Protect your colored hair this summer with the R+Co. Gemstone Color shampoo and conditioner from The Collective in Pepper Place. Heat, sweat, swimming and tons of other summer activities can take a major toll on the strength and vibrancy of your hair, and R+Co.’s unique formula — and swoon-worthy smell! — will strengthen strands while maintaining that beautiful color! Find these at The Collective for $24 each.
Orca tumbler and Southern Tea tees
Nothing says summer in the South quite like a tumbler full of sweet tea and a Southern Tea tee shirt. This Orca Coolers tumbler will keep all your summer beverages crisp and cool this season for guaranteed icy goodness in every sip. Find it at Remon’s for $19.99 plus a vast selection of summer tees, starting at $30.
Now grab your favorite summer FINDS and head to your favorite waterside hangout!