With summer right around the corner, May is a great time to shop. Here’s a list of our SB Finds for this sunny, spring month.
With colors called “ethereal” by Sloan Winters at The Beauty Bar at Circe, these Rouge Bunny Rouge lip glosses would be great as a gift for mom or for yourself. Perfect choice for your summer makeup. Available for $24 at Circe. circeswag.com
Love this shade of pink for May because it is bright and cheery and, well, just pink. It’s Gotcha by Shellac, available at most nail salons. Prices vary.
Do Kentuckians really need to read another book about bourbon? Yes, we do. Bourbon: A History of the American Spirit by Dane Huckelbridge covers 300 years of the history of bourbon in a very entertaining way. Available at Carmichael’s Bookstore for $25.99. www.carmichaelsbookstore.com
Derby weekend makes you realize how important having a good clutch is. Here are two great ones. This cork bow bag is available at Monkee’s of Louisville for $100. www.monkeesoflouisville.com
This Boca lizard clutch is available at J. McLaughlin for $195. It comes in ivory or lime. www.jmclaughlin.com
Don’t know about you, but I can’t wear flip-flops for very long. But my feet love a good pair of sneakers for the summer. Here’s my pick: light-orange, linen Chucks, the iconic Converse mainstay. On sale now and available at 6pm Outlet for $25.99. www.6pm.com
Summer dresses lack the generous foundation of winter clothes. Yummie Tummie makes a lightweight shapewear, perfect for warmer temperatures. Try this Jordan Shortie, which comes highly recommended by fellow SB readers, for keeping your shape “intact” this summer. Available for about $48. www.yummielife.com
I know Derby is over, but here in Kentucky, we celebrate horses year round. Plus, there’s still the Preakness and the Belmont to watch! Wear these bow ties to everything from work to church, to summer weddings and parties. These bow ties are at The Fashion Post, and retail prices range from $50 to $65. www.thefashionpost.com
Centerpiece or Serving Piece
Made from a barrel that held Pappy Van Winkle’s 15-year-old bourbon, this stave bowl would be a great centerpiece or serving piece. Too bad a bottle of Pappy doesn’t come with it. This bowl by Pappy & Co. is available at Cartwheels for $155. www.facebook.com
We have all bought into the Mason jar trend, and this takes it up a level. These are opaque Mason jar glasses in coral and teal, perfect for everything from lemonade to your cocktail. Available at Dandelion for $12 each or four glasses for $40. dandelionhome.com
This Royal Brittania pillow takes a classic design and mutes it in colors of grey and black, rather than the original red and blue. This pillow looks great with all your neutral decor and is available at Tassels for $45. www.tasselslouisville.com
This is way too fancy to call it a garbage can, so here it is known as a “decorative receptacle.” Put it in your powder room or other public place in your home to enhance, rather than diminish, the decor. Available at Colonial Designs for $59.98. colonialdesigns.net
Digs has a whole jar full of tortoise/horn servingware pairs, perfect for your summer salad or veggies. Take your pick at only $20 a pair. digshomeandgarden.com
Need to charge your phone but hate all the cords? Here’s a charger that holds your mobile device and is a charging station. The Power Nap keeps your mobile device out of the way with no muss, no fuss. Sold at Celebrations for $11.50. www.celebrations-ky.com
Have a great May and enjoy our warmer weather!