I am so behind on my annual ode to summer post. You know, the one where I gush about how much I love summer and how it’s the best season and then you all comment that yeah, it’s nice but you really adore fall and it’s only like 87 days til football season and you just can’t wait.
Yeah, that post…..well, here it is. So, let’s just put away our PSL’s and cozy sweaters and football countdown desk calendars, and enjoy the sweltering perfection that is summer, shall we? And , more specifically, the essentials I feel you need to make it a great one….
A Trip – I was advantageous this year and did all my vacationing across two weekends in the coldest months of the year. If you didn't know…Vegas at night in April…is freaking cold…and you will look like a goober in your cocktail dress and goose bump sleeves. Regardless, even though I don’t have any tropical locales on my calendar (yet….there’s always hope), I’m a big fan of the Staycation. There’s always those “tourist attractions” in your town that you've never been too somehow because they’re just so….touristy. I plan to staycation my way through Atlanta this summer. You hear that World of Coke? I’m coming for you and all your 87 different carbonated flavors.
A Book – Yes, a book. Yes, you are at the right blog. I mean, when you spend hours at the pool, you can whip through some tabbies pretty quick. A book has lasting power. I definitely recommend The Fault In Our Stars…Amazing! And I just started Emily Giffin’s The One and Only but, I’m going to go ahead and recommend since there isn’t a book of hers I don’t adore. Sorry book club, none of your books made the cut….partially/mostly because I only made it to about page 23…..on average.
A lip gloss – I think I’ve fan-girl’d on here before about my love of Buxom lip glosses. However, I’ve recently been obsessed with Baby Lips chapstick (well, me and every other 16 year old girl this side of the Mississippi). But seriously, these give off such amazing color and for a far more affordable price than you Sephora glosses. Your purse needs some of this stuff. You won’t be sorry.
A fun do – I’m all about braids lately. It is the only time I wish my hair were frizzier. I love the look of a big fluffy boho braid. My hair looks great in a braid if I infuse it with hidden bobby pins and don’t move my head at all.
White pants….There’s just a little tiny window where white pants can be worn (well, if you’re from the South…..if you’re from anywhere else in the country, you are probably oblivious to the fact that white bottoms should not be worn prior to Easter and after Labor Day). And now you know.
Spontaneity…..To me, summer is equivalent to possibility. And I’m ready to leave the chores behind and embrace it every single time.
Summer, I am endlessly obsessed with you….if you were a man, I’d marry the heck out of you.
Happy Summer-ing darlings!
PS - This post is probably WAY better when read to the tune of Calvin Harris' Summer