Her catwalk is the sidewalk.
Her catwalk is the sidewalk.

Summer Girl

Color me crazy but how is it already the Friday of Memorial Day weekend? It’s time to get summer-ready, sunshine lovers!

Whatever you pretties have planned after you hang your flags ~ sunning, swimming, surfing or a sizzling backyard BBQ ~ it’s easy to look cute & Vitamin D-ready this weekend and all summer long with some sunny essentials.

Here’s your Summer Sweet Sixteen checklist!

(1) Sunnies.  Besides shielding your pretty peepers from the sun’s rays, sunnies are a great way to check out the scenery ~ and when you like what you see, you can slide those shades off to give your best wink & smile, Flirty McFlirterson.

Kate Spade Florence Broadhurst Retro Pink Sunnies


Tory Burch Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses

(2) Flippies.  How many pairs of flip-flops do you have in your closet right now? If you’re like my sandal-savvy friend Suzanne, I’m guessing too many to admit…but here are a couple picks to get you started, sweethearts.

The King of the Flip-Flop World, Havaianas

Perhaps a prrrfect Mother/Daughter match from the fabulous Nina Garcia for Havaianas?

My go-to treats for tootsies ~ Tory Burch

(3) Floppies.  I love a Bardot-esque sunhat.

Be sure to get one with a wide brim in breathable material so your pretty little heads don’t get overheated, darlings.

Kate Spade Garden Society Floppy Hat

Mossimo Straw Cowboy Hat

 Betsey Johnson Flower Fedora

(4) Bikini or Maillot.  Styles à la Gidget and Mad Men are making a comeback like this chic Kate Spade Pin-Up Bandeau Maillot.

Click on this funked-up, jazzy-cool interactive video from Kate Spade ~ guaranteed to get you in a summer frame of mind! You can make up the music & moves as you go along! Quel funtimes.

For simple string bikini lovers like moi, Calypso has cuteness written all over its colorful Rasa bikini:

I have also found some supercute bikinis at Old Navy and Target for about half the price you’d pay elsewhere ~ like this one from Webster Miami for Target.

(5) Cover Up.  Supersoft cotton like this Riviera Striped number from Nanette Lepore was made for sunkissed skin.

Pick up this cuteness from Nordies now ~ the Half-Yearly Sale started yesterday ~ don’t delay!

…then nab this Trina Turk treat on June 6 when her exclusive line hits Banana Republic!

(6 & 7) Shorts & Skorts.  As far as I’m concerned, a few pairs from Lilly and you’re all set, sunshines. Her pretty & preppy scalloped style shorts and rick-a-rack trimmed skorts are sure to show-off those sassy stems.

(8) Tubes & Tops.  The softer the cotton, the better ~ like Lilly’s Wiley Tube and Trophy Polo….

Frocks ~ a (9) mini and a (10) maxi and you’re covered, cuties.

Feast your peepers on these Lilly Amberly, Georgie, Darleena, and Marlissa frocks ~ j’adorbs!

 (11) Wedges.  Sculpt stems in seconds with some sassy sandals.

Steve Madden Manngo Wedges

Jimmy Choo Hot Pink Espadrille Slides


TB Sherri Floral Flatforms

(12) Tote.  Carry-on as Tim Gunn would say with these fun totes!

Tory Burch Jade Kerrington Tote

Kate Spade Daycation Harmony Tote


 Juicy Pool Party Leann Tote with matching towel, now 30% off!

Cute stripe duffle from XXI

(13) Polish.  I change my nail polish as often as I change my outfit. Current fave: Essie Lights from the Poppy-Razzi collection ~ a glam lil’ gift from my stylish Sis!

(14) Baubles.  I’m a gold girl but also love a pop of pretty pigment. For all your accessory needs check out my latest love, BaubleBar. Obsessed!

Tangerine Teardrop Bib Necklace

Maize Lace Drop Earrings


Haribo Bangle & Princess Cuff

Aqua Boho Drops

 (15) Good Reads.  Whether it’s on paper, iPad, Kindle, or Nook ~ pack your fave glossies and a good book.


(16) SPF. 

Unless you want to look like this, lovelies…lather up the SPF and keep re-applying. Resembling a catcher’s mitt is never in style. Quel horreur!

Hope this list was helpful! 

Ok, I gotta go get a head-start on the weekend ~ bye!


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