As a gal that loves a sophisticated look that really flatters my curves, I’m in love with my newly discovered favorite store, White House Black Market. The store is absolutely luxurious, with beautiful dressing rooms, and gorgeous pieces in excellent quality.
Here’s a few samples of their collection:
White House Black Market Striped Kimono Sweater $78
White House Black Market Noir Seamed Skinny Jean $78
White House Black Market Plaid Bootie $98
White House Black Market Matte Jersey Wrap Dress $148
When I was in Park City celebrating my birthday a few weeks back, I stumbled upon a terrific artist-driven shop called Fawn Boutique. Trust me, the next time you hit Park City, you’ll want to check out Fawn Boutique.
Fawn Boutique is owned by a lady named Heather who left dentistry to pursue a dream of having her own shop. You’ll be thrilled that her prices are super reasonable. As a single mother, Heather wanted to be able to afford shopping at her own store Fawn Boutique is also 75% artist driven so it has some delightfully unique pieces to give you a look all your own.
Here’s a few things you can expect when you pay Fawn Boutique a visit.
Awesome shoes like these emerald slingbacks, $30.
Unique jewelry, like these guitar pick earrings. Perfect accessory, especially if your boyfriend is in a band.
Clever collars for your pet from Lucky Fiona. These vintage inspired collars are super fab!
A killer swimsuit. Every girl wants a swimsuit that flatters her bod that she feels comfortable in. Take some time to try on different suits and make sure it fits and feels right before you take the plunge, so to speak :).
ModBe Zebra Lace-up Tankini Top $38!
Shades. Besides the Hollywood glamor that a fabulous pair of sunglasses bring, a good pair of shades can protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and prevent you from having to squint. Sunny days will be that much more comfortable and fashionable for you.
A beach cover-up. A wrap-around skirt or cover-up dress is a summer essential, especially as you’re going to and from the pool or beach. Once the sun goes down, you’ll be glad you brought your cover-up!
Old Navy Cover-Up $24.50
Great friends. Friends to share your adventures with are essential. Take advantage of the warm weather, grab some friends you haven’t seen in ages and go on a day trip together. Or bust out the grill, have a BBQ and invite the neighborhood!
Wide-brimmed hat. A wide-brimmed hat can prevent the top of your head, ears and back of your neck from burning in the sun–places that may get forgotten while slathering on the sunscreen. Plus, they look fabulous.
OMO Norma Kamali Swimsuit - you can't tell me this hat isn't fabulous
Sandals. In most climates, there’s only one time of the year you can enjoy sandals! Even if you’re not a fan of flip flops, there’s plenty of darling sandals that will keep your feet cool and show off your new pedicure.
Sunscreen. While everyone needs a good dose of Vitamin D daily, when we neglect to protect our skin from the powerful sun, it can result in skin damage and premature aging. Don’t forget your sunblock and you’ll keep that youthful skin longer!
A good book or magazine. Some of my best summer memories include me, the beach and a good book. Stop by a book store or the library and grab a book for the road.
Sarah's Recommendation: The Alchemist - a magical tale about following your dream
H2O. Especially in hot and humid environments, your body needs lots of water to keep your body temperature down. Enjoy fruits in season during the summer like strawberries and watermelon–they’re a great source of water, too. Water is a definite summer essential.
Tunes. There’s something so nostalgic about music. One song can take me back to a wonderful time. Make new memories to your summer soundtrack and you’ll remember the sunshine and good times for years to come whenever you hear that song.
What are your summer essentials?
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