May, what I consider the last month of spring, is finally over! This month felt like it lasted forever and I’m so excited that it is finally June and time to enter the summer season. With all of the big things that I had to plan last month, I didn’t have much time for shopping (I’ll make up for it now!) so these Five Favorites were easy to choose.
Pop of Pink- Yes, I featured this earring recently but I could not resist sharing them again in a different color stone. Kendra Scott’s Summer 2018 collection re-introduced the Aragon Statement Earring in vibrant colors to fit the season. I picked them up in gold and magenta but they come in a lot of stone and metal combinations. This pair is 14K gold plated and magenta dyed magnesite.
Ruffle Hem- Although these are past season, Lilly Pulitzer’s Kya Shorts in the print Come Out of Your Shelf can still be ordered on Amazon. These shorts have an elastic waist and no zippers, buttons or snaps. That, in combination with the super soft fabric make them the perfect bottoms for upcoming summer road trips or even layered over bikini bottoms. The bright print screams summer and I love the ruffle hem. I’ll be wearing these with crisp white tops on lazy days when I want to feel like I’m still in PJ’s.
Barely There Heels- Steve Madden’s Lyla Heels hit all of this year’s trends! The clear toe strap and nude color make these heels seem like they’re barely even there. However, the 4 inch stiletto heel will remind you, so I’ll only be wearing these for special occasions. The wraparound ankle ties can be crossed and tied in different ways and have gold metal caps on the end. Since these are nude suede, they cannot get wet and have to be cared for so I picked up a suede brush to remove any dirt that may get on them. I purchased my pair at my local Marshall’s but linked them on Amazon where they’re available in rose gold, black and the nude pair I picked up. These run a bit snug due to the clear, plastic strap so go a half size up if you are between sizes.
Reusable Cold Cup- Starbucks closed its online store in October of 2017, so these cups and all the other great cups and mugs they used to sell online are now only available to buy in store. The good thing is, there is a Starbucks on almost every corner in America and these cups can be found right in front of the register at most locations! This is a clear, plastic venti sized cup with a detachable lid and straw. Nothing fancy and at $3.50 a cup it is affordable too. The great thing about these cups are that every time you use them , you’re reducing waste and helping the environment. They’re light and easy to take on the go, but if you forget it in class or on the counter at your favorite store it is totally no big deal (unlike pricier cold cups)! I use mine for homemade iced coffee, water or anything else I want to keep chilled.
Jacquard Pants- Lilly Pulitzer’s Kelly Ankle Pants are my new favorite work pants that I can’t wait to transition into afternoons. Currently, it is a bit too hot to willingly wear pants in Austin, Texas but come fall I’ll pair these with all my favorites. I purchased these in navy and loved the fit so much that I ended up buying them in white as well! The jacquard texture on the pants is gorgeous, and the fit is skinny and not too cropped. Right now, I’m pairing these with work blouses and ballet flats but if you’re currently somewhere cool enough I love the idea of these pants paired with a white sleeveless blouse and summer wedges. These fit true to size and also come in tons of prints and more solid colors like blue and bright pink.