Shop Summer Favorites

Shop Summer Favorites

I haven't done a roundup of clothing and accessories to shop in forever! Probably because I've kept my shopping to a minimum as I strive to make thoughtful purchases that enhance my existing closet. If you're in the market for a new bag, shoes, or anything else: here are my personal picks of the season.

Image: Matt and Nat

Image: Matt and Nat

Matt and Nat Lawrence in Fuchsia

All pink everything. Need I say more? Every season they introduce new colors for their existing and new styles. They have several bags in this Fuchsia. Swoon. The Lawrence backpack is sleek and very grown up as far as backpacks go. Because of the outside zipper, I wouldn't recommend this for city dwellers unless you want a stranger getting into your things. For everyone else, go for it! Matt and Nat could sell me a computer in pink and I would buy it. Check out all the hot pink beauties here. I am still deciding which fuchsia number I'll be purchasing- it's so hard!

Image: 100 Percent Pure

Image: 100 Percent Pure

100 Percent Pure Lip Creamstick in Cherry Tomato

My go-to for makeup in the most flattering colors is 100 Percent Pure. This bright red/pink creamstick goes on like a lip balm but looks like a lipstick. It's super moisturizing and gives your face the pop of color it needs in summer. With plastic packaging and a twist up mechanism, use only what you need and don't worry about ruining the product like you might with traditional lipsticks. This things laasts! I've had mine for over six months and use it on a daily basis. Just one or two swipes is all you need for that bright hue to open up your face.

Image: Beyond Skin

Image: Beyond Skin

Beyond Skin Felix Cream High Sandal

Currently in pre-orders, this shoe is the only date/event/wedding/club/special occasion high heel Summer requires. I don't own an open toe high heel so I ordered these to go with all of my warm weather dresses (maxis and minis) as well as some jumpsuits. The silhouette is classic and the cream color blends into the skin (if you're fair like me) to elongate the leg. But can we talk about that buckle? Girl! It elevates the shoe to fashun status. Not to mention the ankle strap keeps your foot from falling out. I'm pro-ankle strap, but the oversized buckle really upped the ante. Looking forward to not buying another pair of heels anytime soon! Naturally, I'll post my review once I've worn them several times.

Image: She Lives On Love St.

Image: She Lives On Love St.

She Lives On Love Street Hot Pink Cotton Lace Maxi Dress

This is a one of kind creation from Melissa Slack of the popular vegan Etsy shop She Lives On Love Street. I own several pieces from Melissa ranging from maxi dresses to jumpers to pajamas and can confirm the workmanship and quality is amazing. All of her pieces are hand sewn, usually using an antique bra or lace coupled with organic cotton. I've been eyeing this flowy pink dress because the color is so uplifting! She is super kind and will hem a dress to your specifications before shipping it out if you need it altered. Buying from her is like having a personal designer at your disposal. She does custom orders too so if you're looking for something (certain dress style, color, pattern etc..) she will work with you to make it happen! I can't say enough good things about buying from Melissa: beautiful selection, accommodating, quick shipping and quality are things she has in spades.