August is the Sunday of summer (or so they tell me) and that means you should spend it relaxing and getting all the contentment you can out of this month. Prepare for the fall with shopping and the September issues, but don’t forget to take advantage of warm weather fun. Here are our top choices to get you through both with style and pizzazz…
This brand is strong, beautiful and good for the world, so I have been wearing and gifting it like crazy. The jewelry is made by modern day survivors of slavery in Mumbai and other areas, with 100% of the profits going to International Sanctuary, the brand’s non-profit that provides care and aid to women rescued from sex trafficking. I love the long Chevron necklace to layer up with a tee and jean shorts for a casual look.
It’s no secret we are all fans of this brand at L&C and their coffee is just what you need to get you through the summer months! With portable mix-ins for their caffeinated Refresher drinks and iced coffees, along with protein enhanced drinks like the Doubleshot Protein Coffee (which has 20g of protein), these are the perfect products to get you through summer travel, long festival days or the sleepy next morning.
Sea salt spray is all the rage for casual summer style, but can lead to your hair feeling dry over time. I switched to Keratin’s Sweet Definition Texturizing Sugar Mist this month to give my strands a bit of moisture. I get the same tousled look, but with anti-oxidant properties that are protecting my new summer blonde, plus nourishing my roots oh so nicely.
This was listed as one of my favorite Chicago spots in my first ever post for L&C and I am happy that now everyone can shop from Alikat! The boutique from my hometown (Western suburbs forever) launched their online shop last month so you can get lots of fun summer and fall staples without ever having to leave your air-conditioned room. Personal favorite brands include Michael Stars, Free People and PPLA.
These teas will take you from hot dog days of summer to those first cooler nights cuddling up under a blanket. For this steamy weather, they have an all-in-one lemonade kit that includes three amazing citrus teas plus everything else you’ll need for a perfect patio drink. As the weather gets cooler, I love their Nordic Tea Mugs that change color when you pour in hot tea so you’ll know when its just the right temperature.
Summer beauty is all about “no makeup makeup” with glowing skin and as little work involved as possible. For fall it will be time to make a statement, and for those who are often rushed in the morning (like me), there is no easier body part to emphasize than your eyes. Palladio “Lash Obsessed” mascara is for girls who love lots of individual, dramatic lashes on both the top and the bottom, and for those jumping on the Cara Delevingne trend, their brow definer is on point.
Transitioning into fall means chillier temperatures and unpredictable weather, especially in cities like Chicago and Boston. I hate carrying umbrellas so I’m always on the look out for a cute rain coat! That being said, this waterproof, windproof brand out of Canada knows what its doing. Mia Melon has super cute styles for men and women, complete with touches like a synched waist option on women’s coats that makes these rain coats functional and easy on the eyes.
We have referenced this in a previous post, but this is truly the brand to get behind if you want to make a change in your skin. Working from the inside out, ZSS Skincare includes pills as well as topical treatments to combat acne, or even just give you more radiant skin. And as the summer glow fades, there’s nothing more beautiful than clear, healthy skin.