With summer in full-swing, SB Shop is filled with warm-weather goodies from makers and brands from all across the South. We asked the SB staff to weigh in on what items they love and what is currently on their wishlist. From jewelry and totes to kimonos and a summer skin must-have, here are our staff’s favorite summer shop items!
Melissa Thompson, Regional Account Executive & Ashley Haugen, Editorial Director
Both Melisssa and Ashley went for the South of Hampton large boat tote. This spacious summer bag carries all the essentials and more, and it’s made with sturdy material that will last for years to come.
Melissa says, “My favorite item is the South of Hampton large boat tote. It’s the perfect size to take a day’s worth of stuff for a cruise on the Cumberland River in our family boat.” And Ashley says, “A gal can never have too many totes, and I love this South of Hampton boat tote. It’s great for carrying pool towels, work stuff or anything else that needs stylish transport.” Shop the boat tote here for $65.
Cindy Acuff, Nashville Account Executive
Cindy has our ‘Be Kind, Do Good & Eat Tomatoes’ t-shirt on her wishlist. She says, “I love the ‘Be Kind, Do Good & Eat Tomatoes’ shirt because … well, tomatoes are an East Nashville thing! Plus, summer tomatoes are the only ones worth eating!” Find this seasonal shirt on sale for $19 (reg. $29) here.
Ginny Staggs, Director of Sales
The Dermaflage “Made in the Shade” mineral powder foundation is a summer go-to for Ginny. She says, “I love the Dermaflage powder foundation because it’s light, easy, and it has sunscreen built in. I don’t like wearing liquid makeup when I’m out in the sun!” Shop this summer-friendly foundation here for $24.
Peyton Haecker, Digital Marketing Analyst
Peyton’s favorite item is one of our SB + OMI Beads exclusive sets. These sets, available in multiple colors and in a trio or five-bracelet option, are the perfect arm candy any time of year. Peyton says, “I will never not want a set of OMI Beads as a summer accessory. Wear them with a great sundress in the evening or with your suit and sarong during the day. The Grey & Gold Set of Five is the perfect seasonal wrist staple ensemble.” Shop this SB + OMI Beads set here for $120.
Lauren Cummings, Business Coordinator
Lauren, a new mom, is partial to the best-selling Black Stripy Kimono from Turkish-T. She says, “Anything Turkish-T is a win, but this kimono is perfect for my upcoming beach trip. It’s so effortlessly cute, and this new mama is a fan of anything that doesn’t require much effort. OH, and it’s a huge plus that it comes in a ‘short’ option!” Shop this kimono here for $110.
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Jenna Bratcher, Nashville Lead Writer & Associate Editor
Jenna also has her eyes on a Turkish-T kimono saying, “The Turkish-T La Jolla Kimono is at the top of my summer wishlist. It’s the perfect beachwear since it’s both lightweight and versatile. It’s not only a comfortable bathing suit cover-up, but it can also easily be paired with accessories and cute sandals for an elevated mid-day lunch. Plus, it’s machine washable. I’m in!” Shop this kimono here for $104.
Katelyn Caughron, Memphis Client Success Representative
Katelyn, who is also a local fitness coach, has the newest addition to SB Shop on her wishlist: the ZAGS Beachy Bandeau. She says, “I want to purchase this so badly! As a person who loves to workout outdoors, go on walks, spend time at the pool and just spend days in the sun, this item is practical and so cute! It’s so versatile and can be worn at any time of day.” All ZAGS items are cooling, wicking, quick-drying and provide protection from the sun’s harsh rays — perfect for summer! Find the bandeau here for $28.
Mary Blake Graves, Nashville Intern
Mary Blake is going for the Hunter Blake Palm Earrings. She says of the earrings, “I think they’re so fun and would add a great pop to any summer outfit. Plus, since they’re gold, they go with basically everything.” Shop these summer statement earrings here for $107.
Emily Beene, Memphis Account Executive
Emily, the newest addition to the SB team, loves the South of Hampton Bottle Carrier — a best-seller both this summer and last. She says, “I’ve had my eyes on the South of Hampton Bottle Carrier ever since I started with SB, and I think I might finally have to add this to my cart! I think it’ll be the perfect sidekick for all my summer social distancing hangouts — from toting bottles of rosé to all the ingredients for a delicious gin gimlet. Cheers to that!” Shop this monogrammed bottle carrier here for $55.
Megan Casey, Director of Marketing
Megan is adding some summer sparkle to her cart. She says, “The Paiden necklace from Carden Avenue is my favorite. It’s the perfect new piece that is also timeless. I love the chunky chain and the tiny charms. It’s great for layering several necklaces with sundresses for a casual yet pulled-together look.” Shop the Paiden necklace here for $210.
Lacy Green, Traffic Manager
Lacy, who is also a Nashville musician, chose the funky, cool acrylic hoops from Hunter Blake Designs. She says, “I’m currently loving these Hunter Blake acrylic hoops. I love that they’re unique and funky, while still being sophisticated and really easy to style.” Shop these hoops here for $85.
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