July makes summer lovin’ all the more real! It’s the time when we stay up later, sleep a little later and truly live in the moment. From vacations and cookouts to swimming and socializing, make the most of this great time with these fantastic July FINDS.
Time to hit the beach — and that means a new swimsuit! This beauty is perfect for a day in the sun at your neighborhood pool or on your cruise to the Bahamas. It’s flattering and fashion-forward — what more could we ask for? Find this swimsuit at 6pm Outlet on sale for $15.
A beachin’ hat
Derby may be over, but hats are here for the summer! This gorgeous wide-brim hat is perfect for a day in the sun or a trip to the track. It’ll keep the sun damage to a minimum and have you looking as stylish as ever. Find this beauty for $40 at Crush Boutique.
We just can’t hit the beach without a great pair of sunnies — it’s a rule! These pretty rose-gold sunglasses are not only affordable, but they’re cute and on trend. Find them for $22.50 at Rabbit in the Moon.
Let’s fly away, loves! One of the most exciting parts of summer is the vacations. Make sure you’re equipped with all the essentials, like a stand-out luggage tag. Some suitcases can look almost identical when they’re rolling along at baggage claim, so a custom tag is a great way to go. These tags can be monogrammed with your initials, a logo or anything else that strikes your fancy. These beautiful leather tags start at $25 at Steurer & Jacoby.
Beach hair don’t care
The summer sun can do some serious damage to our hair and skin, but we don’t have to let that deter us from spending time outdoors. Combat the damage summer can do to your hair with Eufora’s Nourish, a keratin protein-rich restructuring solution for weak, brittle and damaged hair. The weightless formula brings life back to damaged hair and increases the strength and elasticity. Infused with quinoa protein for added protection, hydration and shine, it has an anti-static formula that also prevents fly-aways. Find Nourish by Eufora for $24.50 at Primp Style Lounge.
When it comes to skincare, summer may be the most important time of the year to put some extra thought into your regimen. This skincare kit comes with everything one could need for the extra sun and heat exposure. From lip balm to skin repair lotion to after-shower oil, it’s the perfect pack! Find this all-natural summer/sun care kit for $68 at Sage Botanicals.
If the dapper gent in your life prefers a smooth “baby face” in the summertime, this handmade shaving set is a great gift for him. And we love the wooden handle and pottery vessel, which will look smart on his bathroom vanity. Find this shaving set for $49.99 at Peace of the Earth.
Home is where the heart is, and a new couple embarking on the journey of marriage truly makes a house a home. Gift the couple in your life this beautiful and thoughtful wooden wall decor. We know they’ll love it! Find this piece for $40 at A Touch of Elegance Florist.
If you’re getting married, this is the perfect way to ask your bestie to be your bridesmaid — with champagne, of course! Watch her eyes light up when you pop the question, then celebrate by popping the bubbly. Find this bridesmaid’s champagne carrier for $8 at Two Chicks and Company.
Bake me crazy
A newlywed couple is sure to need some help when it comes to cooking and baking! Help them out with some delicious infused olive oils and vinegars. This black cherry-infused balsamic vinegar is perfect for drizzling on top of cheese and crackers, or use it in a salad dressing or on grilled veggies. Find these infused oils and vinegars, starting at $16, at Highland Fish Market.
Speaking of cooking, a handcrafted horseshoe-handled serving board is just the thing a wedded couple needs. We love that this one screams Kentucky. Find this handcrafted cutting board for $69 at Blu Boutique.
A fun little twist on the “Got milk?” slogan, these coasters make a super cute housewarming gift for the couple who loves to host parties. The best part is they come in packs of four, so you don’t have to settle on one type of alcohol. Find this set of four coasters for $45 at Robin’s Nest.
What every newlywed couple needs is love, trust and cheese, right? The perfect combo for a life of forever. This gorgeous handcrafted Acanthus Bamboo cheese set is a gift the new couple will be able to use for years to come. Find it for $75 at Arthur Court.
SUMMER EATS & DRINKS
Summer is starting to sizzle, and we’re cooling down with some locally made kombucha! We love all of the flavors but have to admit that the Jasmine is our favorite. If you’ve never tried kombucha, put it on your to-do list. Find this Kentucky Kombucha for $3.99 at Rainbow Blossom.
Backyard BBQs, potlucks and summer parties — oh my! Be prepared for any gathering with delicious cheddar pecan torte and benedictine. It may be gone about two minutes after you set it down on the table, but it’s totally worth it just to grab one bite. Find this cheddar pecan torte for $17.60 and benedictine for $12 at The Cheddar Box.
It just isn’t a Kentucky kind of summer without some good, old-fashioned Ale 8. This local soda is a staple for all lake and pool day adventures. Find individual bottles of Ale-8-One for $2.29 at A Taste of Kentucky.
FOR THE HOME
Light the way
Late night sunsets, poolside parties, fireflies and beautiful lanterns are some of our favorite things about the summer days. We fell in love with this coral lantern as soon as we walked into the store. It’s such a beautiful pop of color and really sets the mood for your al fresco gatherings. Find this lantern for $68 at Tassels.
Our summer bodies are still under construction and have been postponed until next year. Thank you for your patience. We love this towel, because it’s so true — especially during bikini season. Find this funny towel for $15 at Home Inspired.
FROM THE SB SHOP
Simple and empowering tees
A simple and comfortable tee is a summer style staple, and one that spreads an empowering message is even better. Our exclusive collection of ‘be kind do good’ and ‘roar’ embroidered t-shirts is filled with lightweight classics that pair with anything while spreading a positive message. Find these tees for $38 each at SB Shop.
We think you should treat yourself this summer. These Hearne Dry Goods fan tassel earrings are so fun and flirty, and you can find them in the color that best suits your personality and fashion sense. Bonus — Hearne Dry Goods donates a portion of all proceeds to support a health clinic in Lwala, Kenya. Find these beauties for $30 a pair at SB Shop.
Now, head out for a little summer-themed retail therapy, then kick back poolside with your new fun FINDS under the summer sun!
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