Welcome to May! Take a look at all the spring and summer things we are loving around town this month!
Flip-Flops and Totes
Get ready for summer with these flip-flops and oversized totes capable of storing all your summer essentials. Available at Theadora Abbeyluxe.
Sunny Days Hat
Hats off to summer! This stylish number will help keep you cool. Available at Anthropologie.
Get your kicks with a pair of neutral-hued Dolce Vita covered wedges. Available at Stella Blu.
Strappy Platform Wedge
This wedge by Sixty Seven is sure to be a go-to everyday sandal, as it can be worn with just about everything. It’s the perfect height to wear with shorts, too! Available at Laura Kathryn.
A bright bag is a great way to add punch to your outfit. You won’t be singing the blues if you’re sporting this Martin SITBON bag. Available at etc.
I love the unexpected color combo and sporty perforation of this eye-catching tote bag. A great summer carryall! Available at Manhattan South.
These clutch bags are the perfect marriage of basic and bold and are sure to be a summertime favorite! Available at etc.
A beautiful maxi dress is a seasonal must-have! Available at M. Lavender.
Cute and comfortable, this Shoshanna romper can be easily dressed up or down. Available at Marella.
Everyone should own a dressy, floral top like this Rebecca Taylor one that can be worn with jeans, white pants or a skirt. Tops like these work for so many occasions. Available at Theadora Abbeyluxe.
A fun, print button-up in a lightweight cotton will have you looking pulled together while keeping you cool. Available at Village Sportswear.
Embroidered Chambray Dress
A chambray dress with on-trend embroidery makes for an easy one-piece outfit: all you need to add is sandals! Available at Serendipity in Cahaba Heights.
Silk Tank and Shorts
Need a dressy-casual summer outfit? This Annie Griffin combo caught my eye for its luxurious feel and French blue hue. Available at Manhattan South.
Druzies are all the rage! Don a show-stopping ring or a beautiful bracelet! Handmade in Los Angeles of Vermeil Druzy. Available at A’Mano.
Surf’s up! Peter Millar swimsuits are high quality and come in a vast array of stylish patterns. Available at Mobley & Sons.
This little piggy serves bread! Available at The Cook Store.
Use on the stovetop, in the oven, on the grill and for serving. This soapstone cookware with copper banding is both beautiful and durable. It’s also all natural, with no leaching or breakdown, making it ideal for healthy cooking. Available at Lamb’s Ears Ltd.
Mother of Pearl Tray
Whether you use this gorgeous tray to hold a collection of perfume bottles or to corral the mail, its beauty is sure to brighten your home. Available at Table Matters.
HEALTH AND BEAUTY
Yeah, that’s right. Bee pollen. It’s been used for thousands of years for healing all sorts of ailments and is considered a complete food. Said to boost energy, alleviate asthma and allergies, allay digestive issues, suppress cravings and even help with infertility, protein- and vitamin-rich bee pollen has been touted as an all-natural superfood! IMPORTANT WARNING: Take just one pellet the first time to test for a possible extreme allergic reaction. Then gradually build up over a week or so to the correct dose. Available at Whole Foods.
A macaroon tree makes for a beautiful, yet easy-to-serve dessert perfect for summer gatherings! The one pictured was made with 240 macaroons for a recent trunk show at Ivory & White. Customized orders in any color for any size gathering available at Sugar.
Locally owned and produced Darlin’ Ruby’s are fresh, local, seasonal pickled concoctions you can enjoy anytime. Eat them right from the jar or use in your cooking for extra-special flavor! Check out the recipes on their site for inspiration, Darlinrubys.com. Available at Whole Foods.
Challenge yourself to run in a 5K race! It’s easy with the C25K (couch to 5K) App. Available on iTunes.
StyleBlueprint on Instagram
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Sister by Rosamund Lupton is a mesmerizing mystery/crime novel that will have you reading late into the night. Beatrice, upon learning that her sister, Tess, has gone missing takes a determined approach to finding out what has happened to her. The New York Times Book Review calls it “both tear jerking and spine tingling.” Find it at local bookstores.
Happy May to you!