I seem to be developing a habit… I’m loving trucker hats with aviators this summer. Great way to keep the sun off your face and out of your eyes and there are so many great options right now. My hats are Judith March (with the exception of my Cowgirl Kitchen one) and there are so many other fun ones out there, too. I’ve linked to a bunch below. Cover your summer!
For Red, White & Blue, look no further than MUMU. I built a list of 67 items that I would love to wear – every last one of them passes the “SMIJ-3-second-test” (Scroll all the way down to see all 67). I plan to spend the weekend at the beach and these MUMU pieces go very nicely in that environment. From the coffee shop in the morning, to the beach all day to walking up to get ice cream each evening – and especially to see fireworks. I know which one I’m wearing for the fireworks already! Click on any of the pictures to shop each piece. Have fun and get your RED, WHITE and BLUE on! U.S.A.!
Head bands and scarves are a cute way to say “summer hair, don’t care”. I often go to my trusty top knot or pulled back low pony tail, but sometimes I like to make my not trying look a little more like I tried. That’s where headscarves and bands come in. This one I got at the beach, which is the perfect place to wear these, but there are many choices around town now, too. See my current faves below. They look cute with summer dresses, shorts and tees or bathing suits. Reese looked at me on this day and said with her face all twisted up, “What’s that on your head?” She immediately stole it for herself. So, I’ll have to get two of whichever I want, I realize. Good thing, there are a lot of inexpensive choices around, too.
My favorite form of pink in the summer is… FLAMINGO! I love this little crossbody flamingo bag from Francesca’s. It came in other fun summer things like anchors and watermelon slices, too. We even have a SMIJ by Jill Flamingo Cover-Up. I love it over a black bathing suit on a hot July day at the beach. Flamingos and summer just go together and they are a SMIJ style must for every summer. I pulled a list of lots of fun flamingo options below. Click away!
Put the finishing touch on a summer tee dress with a cute, wild pair of flip flops. My two go-to brands for beach and pool are Tory Burch and Havaianas. They are waterproof, comfortable, fun and really liven up any beachy outfit. Above I mixed prints which is so scary, but I think I nailed it… if I do say so myself. I will be wearing the heck out of these wedge flip-flops this summer. Green is a favorite color, these go with black and white nicely and the wedge gives some comfort and flatters the leg. Sold!
I’ve gathered some great choices below. Hope you find your new favorite!
You can either click on the picture for the details or I’ve also included links to each below.
I believe this so much so that I’ve designed and manufactured my own!
But, mine aren’t the only ones I appreciate. A great cover-up is essential for beach time and it has lots of requirements. First of all, it needs to … cover you up, but also be flattering, great on a bike, show off a tan, be an extension of your swimsuit and allow room to build sand castles, pull wagons and flow in the breeze. Whew! So much for one little piece of fabric to do. Here are my current faves (mine and others…) with links below the picture. Happy Beach Days Ahead…
I am very happy to share that we are on target to have the above five styles and colors from our first Resort Cover-Up Line available in time for Labor Day Weekend. This is such a great way for me to celebrate the last weekend of summer. Nine months ago there was one sketch on a post-it note and today I’m close to launching the first five styles with three more to follow. I’ve been wearing the samples of each of these all summer and loving every minute of it. They have traveled well, washed well, looked great, attracted compliments, taken me from beach to town and made me feel Southern Beach Chic. I am so excited to share them with everyone soon. I have made only a small number of each, but expect to add to the inventory as needed.
Thank you to all who have been supporting me along the way. We’ve only just begun…
Just last Saturday I had my feet in the Gulf. I had never seen the water so perfectly clear. It was our final day of vacation and it couldn’t have been more perfect.
Thank you for visiting our new blog. It’s part fashion blog, part lifestyle celebration and part promotional for SMIJ by Jill (www.smijbyjill.com), and always relevant to stylish moms.
Hoping everyone has a great Saturday!
I am very excited to launch our new blog today. On the previous blog, I’ve been introducing the brand little by little. Please click HERE (or on each link below) to see the past posts. We’ll continue the story here. Thanks for stopping by as we have fun with beach wear and SOUL t-shirts. Thanks for visiting!