It appears that summer is almost upon us! I am super psyched that it is warm enough to swim in a pool in the month of May! I am not sure if any of you remember, but it snowed last year on May 1st. It seems as though Jesus put in a good word with God for me, and he has warmed us up. I am even more excited for summer, as I have now been in my house for a year and I got an early jump on my yard. I am blessed to have an amazing back yard with all kinds of cool stuff. One being a pool, the second being a garden!!!!! I am most excited for this. I know….those who know me are thinking…”she can’t possibly mean that she digs in the dirt?! She is in love with NYC”. Yes, my first love is a city HOWEVER, I am infatuated with planting stuff and growing vegetables. As I was in my yard this morning, I looked around and thought I need to do a blog post about some summer must haves and do’s. There is so much freaking awesome shit out there to do and see this summer and I want to make sure all my readers know about the goods.
Here is my top 10 MUST HAVE things YOU need to own, do and see this summer:
#1 A really good SPRAY TAN. Now when I say really good…I mean for the love of all things holy…get a GOOD one. By this I do NOT mean do it yourself. I do NOT mean go to Tommy’s Tanning in that dreadful booth and ladies…put the tan in a tube down. You tan needs to come from an air gun, in a custom color suited for your skin. NOT in a lotion form that you streaked across your legs and have orange fingers as a result. I know…way harsh. You will thank me. If you are interested in a REALLY GOOD spray, call me (203) 687-7397, Turns out my business Shear Envy will come to you, set up a tent in your damn kitchen, mix you up a custom concoction and make you a freaking bronzed goddess. It is an all natural spray that lasts about a week. (No, you will not be orange or the color of Snookie circa Jersey Shore era) I should add that because I care about you all being a bronze goddess, I am offering a special. Buy 3, get one free. Contact me for deets.
#2 A kick ass new NAIL AND TOE POLISH COLOR. I mean colors like this. I literally bought ALL of these colors because they are so fab I couldn’t decide. Go get a bright and incredible color you would not normally wear and live out of your comfort zone…..at least until September. (Want to know where I got them…..just ask)
#3 HAREM PANTS….My husband is dying inside over these. He hates them. He calls me everything from Aladdin, to Jeanie, to MC Hammer. I love them. They are HUGE right now. I had to post 2 pics in case you missed the first. This can be worn casual (Pic A) or dressed up (Pic B)I got mine on Amazon. You need to own this. It is super comfy and looks great on all body types. GO GET IT!!!
#4 A good BEACH CHAIR. Please, I beg you…..leave the fitted sheets from your bed at home. On your bed. No one wants to see you lugging out the old, fitted sheet that you were going to throw away of all places…at the beach. Get a freaking beach chair. Just think…they have chairs with cup holders and even a place for your tablet/kindle….which launches us to #5…
#5 an E-READER/TABLET/KINDLE. I hope that you are reading this and thinking…who doesn’t have this?! If you don’t, it will change your life. I was one that was stuck on actual books forever. I would go on vacation and lug a book with me. I would insist on buying big, bulky books from a bookstore and after reading it in a day or 2, it would go sit on a shelf to collect dust. My husband has changed my life for the better and got me a tablet. You need this. You can read your fav book, mag or catch up on facebook while basking in the sun.
#6 A well constructed BATHING SUIT. I will keep this short….Ladies….I say this to keep you from embarrassing yourselves….No, I am not talking about having the perfect body..I am talking about your boobs. Once you hit a certain age and bra size….you have to give up that tiny, non constructed triangle top bathing suit. Your boobs are sagging. They are spilling out. They are obnoxious. Check out aerin rose or sorella swim for an awesome suit.
#7 Gluten free, Dairy free CIAO BELLA SORBETTO. Yes I have sorbetto on my list of summer must haves. I recently found out I have a bunch of food allergies. My allergies include dairy, eggs and gluten, among other things. I find this out just in time for all the ice cream shops to open. Turns out… a lot more peeps have these same allergies. If you do, or just want to eat a new treat..check this stuff out. Comes in 10 flavors and is part of this cool NON GMO project. My fav flavor….Dark Cocoa.
#8 GROW SOMETHING. I know..I am hooked on this whole garden thing. I am no saying to go put on crocs and overalls and get dirty…but at the very least, go buy a basil plant. Nothing like fresh herbs to make your cooking taste even better!
#9 Take a WEEKEND TRIP or even a DAY TRIP to a place you have never been. Go on groupon.com and score a cheap night or 2 at an awesome place. Do it. Don’t think about it..just do it. You live one life…you can organize your closet, clean your house, mow the lawn and work some other time.
#10 Go get yourself a pair of sparkly, girly, outlandish SANDALS. There is no better feeling than putting those freshly pedicured toes in a new pair of sandals. Whether it be strap on, lace up or just slide on…..make sure they a fun to wear. It is cold weather here in CT for months….we don’t get to wear sandals for long. That being said I know I am sick to death of looking at my black boots. I am craving bright and full on sparkle. Head to your nearest tjmaxx.com or dsw.com and strap on a pair!!! I hope this list makes you want to at least try to go somewhere new, wear something different, eat sorbetto and most importantly do something for you, this summer. xoxo-Tara