Summer is speeding by, and we can’t believe we are already halfway through this hectic season. Take a break from the chaos of holidays, guests and frequent travels to see what stopped us in our tracks this month.
Tackle gardening season with these colorful gloves from AshBlue. Composed of cotton and latex, Mud Gloves are thin, flexible and fast-drying. Great for gripping tools, pulling weeds and planting the season’s bounty, Mud Gloves also offer ultimate protection for hardworking hands.
Fifty percent off? Yes, please! We could not have been more excited when we came across this collection of half-price planters at Creekside Garden Center and Landscape. The bright royal blue adds a nice splash of decoration to any yard or porch. If blue isn’t your color, however, Creekside offers an array of other pots and planters for the same great deal as these outdoor gems.
Arboreal is an environmentally sustainable paper line founded by local designer Erin Pfister. We love the geometric prints, patterns and textures, which were inspired by architecture, plants, produce and travels abroad. Arboreal paper products can be found at The Paper Place.
With the slew of holiday fun the summer months bring, there’s no better way to wow guests than with these cotton tablecloths and runners from Vignette. The simple elegance of these neutral table pieces makes the perfect background for flower-filled centerpieces or color-garnished plates.
Cool off with a fresh batch of sweet tea in this Aqua Lime Swirl glass set from COLOR. Handmade and blown from recycled glass, the array of color in each piece adds festivity and flair to any cold concoction.
Wonky Drinking Glasses
Although these eye-catching glasses have been mentioned before, we just can’t get enough of the Wonky Jimmie Tumblers. Festive meets practical with each handmade piece, and the array of available colors will be sure to spice up any holiday party. Never going out of style, these glasses are available at Obelisk.
Bradford’s Interiors is home to a variety of furniture and decor, but the sophisticated flair of each of these pillows caught our eye. Whatever your style or decorative needs, these classic pillows will carry any home from season to season and through the years.
Cicalfate Hand Cream at Trace Skin Care is an excellent remedy to dry, cracked skin worn down by hours of cooling off in those chlorine-filled pools. Fragrance-free and paraben-free, Cicalfate is made to repair, soothe and protect hands and provide the nourishment your skin needs.
Losing that summer shine but don’t have time to visit the salon just yet? Color Wow at Hyde Salon is the perfect disguise. This easy-to-use hair product camouflages gray hair, extends highlights and covers up those unwanted dark roots, all without peroxide. With shades ranging from platinum blonde to dark brown and black, the quickness and convenience of this award-winning root cover-up promises to keep hair color looking “wow.”
Few escape the warm, humid air in summer unscathed, particularly those with frizzy or dry hair. Refresh with these multipurpose products from Paige Simmons Salon. Ranging from anti-frizz to thermal protection, we could all use a little pick-me-up to keep our hair healthy.
Looking for something to top off your tan? Trish McEvoy pairs a soft, golden bronzer with slightly shimmering blush to finish off any brightened complexion. If you’re looking for something with a little more hydration, Laura Mercier’s bronzing gel may be your ticket. Add a little pop and shine with her Radiance Baked Body Bronzer for a night out on the town. All of these can be found at Private Edition.
Add a touch of shine with Bobbi Brown’s new line of High Shimmer Lip Gloss. Try Bare Peach or Citrus to jazz up your lips, or stick to the classic gloss in Nectar for a pop of color. We love the non-sticky, hydrating feel of these glosses. Find these colors and more at Woo Skincare + Cosmetics.
Perfect Lip Smacker Moisture
If you’re always on the quest for the perfect chapstick-type product, you must try Trubee Honey Beeswax Lip Balm. Complete addiction will overcome you! Some have been known to shed a tear when they leave theirs in a rental car over July 4th (just sayin…). For about $4, this lip balm, made here in Nashville, has a peppermint zing and long-lasting protection. It is, according to one SB staffer “the closest thing to the perfect lip balm I have found.” Well, there you have it. Available at The Produce Place, Anderson Design Group, Corzine & Co and more.
Everybody needs a simple summer heel for weddings and events. We were thrilled to discover these Joie heels at The Perfect Pair. Steep but elegant, these charcoal grey pumps can be worn throughout summer and carry you effortlessly into fall and beyond (if you are going to spend a bunch of money on shoes, it’s nice to get more than one season from them, right?).
The Willow Tree, a Sylvan Park boutique, is brimming with locally sourced goodies and more. We love the new summer line the brand We Dream in Colour. Hammered out of bronze and rounded off with an antique finish, this cuff is a statement piece that pairs easily with the staples of your summer wardrobe.
Add a touch of elegance to any outfit with the gorgeous royal drop necklaces we found at Vincent Peach. These lifetime pieces are adorned with freshwater, Tahitian or pave pearls and strung on a classic leather cord, making them the perfect pendant for any occasion.
You can never have enough jean shorts, or at least that’s what we hear. So, when running from the beach to the lake and back to the pool, don’t forget this staple item in all your summer adventures. We found these cutoff denim shorts at Posh for our younger readers to stay casual and cool all the way into fall.
These bright, patterned and solid-color tunics we found at The French Shoppe instantly caught our eye. The Gretchen Scott Designs adorning the walls and lighting up the racks make for a nice splash of style when paired with some white jeans on a casual day.
Pop of Color Dress
In the heat of July it can be hard to find an outfit that is both stylish and airy. We always love the selection of chic items at Emmaline, and this season we found their array of dresses perfect for a classy look on a warm summer night.
Light Summer Dress
We have all grown to love Sevier Skirts’ custom-made skirts, and now they’ve wowed us again with easy, breezy, summery dresses. This shift dress, in the lightweight Liberty fabric, is great for summer evenings. The Sevier Shift is $170 and can be custom-made in about 50 prints and a variety of lengths. Get your dress today from the team at Sevier Skirts.
Southern Tide Sport Shirts
The collection of Southern Tide plaid sport shirts at Bink’s Outfitters hits just the right mark this season. Classy and festive, every pattern is full of bold colors and pairs effortlessly with their Channel Marker shorts — day or night.
When traveling this summer, every man needs a sophisticated but convenient travel companion. The collection of Filson bags at Nashville Trunk & Bag has some of our favorites. Spacious, water-repellent and virtually “indestructible,” these bags are ideal for a long weekend away.
The summer isn’t over yet, which means there is still time for hunting, fishing and camping trips galore with friends and family. The original Yeti Tundra Coolers at Fly South come in a variety of sizes to accompany any adventure this season. Even when the summer is over, though, their classic look carries them all the way into fall tailgating season. A Yeti cooler assures that you buy your cooler once, and it holds up for a happily ever after.
Life is easy and breezy for the younger crowd this summer. Any young fashionista would love to peruse the racks at Snap Girls to update their summer wardrobe. We love this easy tank/shorts combo for any boho chic gal on the move. Find this outfit and more for girls wearing sizes 4-16 at Snap Girls.
The Painted Cupcake was created to be bright and cheerful, and their selection of standout macaroons is a true testament to that uplifting atmosphere. Made from scratch every day, the flavors of French macaroons range from classic chocolate to pink champagne. We love the festive colors and unrivaled flavor, making them perfect for parties, gifts or a personal treat.
After a busy day, it’s nice to have some help when it comes to dinner, and fresh, handmade ravioli is just the right answer. These thin, rolled pockets of golden pasta are filled with all-natural ingredients and sold in small, ready-to-cook batches. Don’t forget to pick up a container of homemade sauce to serve with this flavorful meal any night of the week. From Lazzaroli.
While it may not be a Tiffany ring or come in that little blue box, the robin’s-egg blue label of this La Marca Prosecco is sure to catch any woman’s eye, just like it caught ours. Go ahead and pop it open to make any summer evening sparkling, fresh and frothy. Although the designer-chic labeling may look expensive, La Marca is as easy on the wallet as it is on the palate. Find it at The Wine Chap.
Where Tech Meets Fashion
Believe it or not, these stylin’ little purses have built in batteries that allow you to charge your phone on the go! During the summer, it is hard to catch enough time to sit down and plug in your phone. Thankfully, Gus Mayer introduced us to this practical yet pretty solution, and we love the variety of colors and sizes. This is the bag that every busy woman needs!
Engagements and weddings and honeymoons, oh my! Summer seems to be the season for love. This book, filled with great ideas and beautiful pictures, makes for the perfect gift. Find Cool Escapes Honeymoon Hotel & Resorts at the go-to place for gifts, home goods and more: Absolution.
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