If you love wine but want to minimize trips to the liquor store (and want to stop paying inflated prices), Winc is your go-to for wine delivered to your door. The recommendations are based on a taste quiz you take that requires you to know nothing about wine (so don't be intimidated if you're a novice). They’ve figured out a formula that asks you lots of entirely basic questions about what you like to eat and drink, and then Winc curates a box of high quality wines specifically to those tastes, and ships it to you. No more wine selection stress, just glasses of premium wine at a super reduced price that you're guaranteed to love. Literally. If you don't like a bottle they send they send you a new one, no questions asked. FYI, right now they're offering 40% off plus free shipping which never happens. Get 'em while they're hot!
Summer makeup is a whole thing. We spend the season searching for products as light but effective as possible, and let me tell you, this is one blush I'm adding to my hot weather repertoire permanently. Iconic London’s Sheer Blush (my personal favorite shade is Power Pink) is incredibly easy to use, looks beautiful on, and is ideal for giving you a natural looking, summery glow. It’s a gel-to-watercolor formula, which is much more ideal than a powder during summertime. I mean sweatytime. Love how this melts into your skin and gives you a dewy flush.
How’s your summer sandal situation? (Say that five times fast.) If you’re lacking in the sandal department, you cannot go wrong with a classic, comfy sandal like this cognac brown beauty from Loeffler Randall. The Eveline flat sandal by Loeffler Randall is as timeless as they come, and has become one of my instant go-to sandals for summer with everything from jeans to midi skirts. Best part? The leather is buttery soft so requires no breaking in. The first day I wore them I went for an (unplanned) 1.5 mile walk and there was not a single blister or sore spot. Unheard of! I'm thinking about getting a second pair in gold or silver.
Loaf pans, but make them adorable. We’ve been up to our elbows in banana breads, lemon poppy seed loaves, and blueberry pound cakes this year, and I have to tell you—I see no end in sight. However, the second I spotted this mini loaf pan in my friend Makeda's instagram stories I realized all this baking was about to get so much CUTER. I mean, just look at these little babies! Also, aside from being aesthetically pleasing, they're very functional for baking and freezing treats. Instead of feeling like you need to devour the entire loaf in a week, you can make four mini loaves and enjoy them for months to come!
Oh yes, you read that right. We just got an entire crate of scrumptious Georgia peaches and this is the VERY first thing I’m going to do with them. This is summer in cake format and I don’t mind telling you: I’m excited. Also, while you're at it, follow Darius Williams on Instagram, his recipes are GOLD.
Hey there, hands cracked yet? All this washing is both effective at keeping us healthy and also ruining our hands. If you need a rich, luxurious treat for your skin, keep a tube of 54 Thrones Butter on hand—literally—at all times. It’s scented with lavender and mint which I want around me all the time, and is also vegan, cruelty free, paraben free, sulfate free, and toxin free. Also, this amazing Black-owned brand has officially achieved the MOST beautiful packaging I've ever beheld. YES.
How cute are these seed kits?? Ideal for anyone who loves fresh herbs, greens, etc., but also has zero outside space. These seed kits by HortikiPlants are incredibly highly rated on Etsy and help you easily bring a bit of the outside, in. The herb kit is a best-seller but there are nine different options to choose from!
Ahem, Finish Line is having a very impressive sale on adidas, should you be in the market for some running gear, or if you just like those little trefoils. The sale includes all-weather items, so feel free to stock up now while the markdowns are amazing, and enjoy your new kicks (or new jacket) come fall.
Do NOT miss this. Net-A-Porter is currently having a sale and I love you too much to let you miss this. There are countless standout items (including my favorite jeans), but I’ve currently got my eye (and my cart) on this outstanding blazer. Remember, we WILL wear real clothes and go places someday. It may not be tomorrow and it may not be next month. But, it will happen, and when it does, I'd like to be wearing high-quality classics that I scored on sale thankyouverymuch.
Shop for the summer you want, not the summer you have.