I love this time of year when it comes to expanding my wardrobe. Stores are filling the clearance racks with summer clothes trying to unload and make room for their upcoming Fall 2014 Collections. If you’re smart, you can snatch up these deals. With a little planning you can also stock up on some cheap fall clothes! My Three Simple Rules toMid-Summer Shopping:
Choose warm colors. Pick colors that will look great throughout the year. Whether there is sun in your eyes or snow on your boots!
Remember layers. Find shirts that will look good under your favorite cardigan or jacket once the chilly air arrives.
Stay away from super trendy sandals. It’s easy to buy super cute trendy shoes on the cheap right now but you might not wear them much longer this season and by next summer they might loose their cool…
Check our the Jersey Topfrom H&M. For less than $13 you’ve got a shirt that will last you all year! Pair with shorts, maxi skirts, jeans or leggings and you’ve got a great outfit on the cheap! Plan ahead, it will save you the headache and money by the time fall comes around.
With crazy work schedules, and home lives, I think we could all agree that we need a little more peace in our lives.
Zen gardens are great when you need a little time to relax and take a moment to yourself to just literally ZEN OUT. Don’t settle for some boring zen garden though. Add some color and style to your zen and your home/office/space. Draw around aimlessly in a vase of colorful sand. Doodle and design. Take your mind off stress and worries. Relax.
Check out wendiland on Etsy for great modern alternatives to Japanese Zen Gardens. Itty Bitty succulents and furry moss balls in little beds of goodness. The cactus is your obstacle and the sand is your peace.
Collecting things that are homemade are a novelty. It’s so special because every piece is different. Made by hand, with passion and love. On that note, why spend money buying fakes when you can get the real deal at a reasonable price? Check out these Hand Carved Ceramic Beakers by Dimity Kidston (Sydney/New South Whales). Beakers designed layer by layer from another part of the world! Honestly, how beautiful are these? You could use them in the dining room, kitchen, as toothbrush holders or planting pots. What would you use these Hand Carved Beakers for? Let your creativity run wild! Hand Carved Ceramic Beakers on Country Culture – Australia. $45USD
My feet are so happy to see the newest blast from the past. Birkenstocks are back baby! Your feet can rest easy during the warmer months knowing that they won’t get hot and blistered!
Comfort is in and why should it be?! The flips are such a flop. Get up to date with the out of date this summer.
In case you didn’t know (because I didn’t), there’s a wide variety of Birkenstocks to choose from (Birkenstock Milano featured above). So many styles and colors. You’re sure to find one to fit your style.
Which Birkenstocks are your favorite?
Have you snagged your pair yet? If not, get yours now at Free People.