Welcome back to our Summer in the South series! For today’s post, I’m excited to introduce you to a fabulous Southern guest blogger — A Southern Lady! She and I met via Twitter, and (unsurprisingly) became instant BFFs! Not sure if it’s our love of anything (and everything) monogrammed, or the fact that she’s a good ol’ Southern girl like myself, but either way, if you don’t follow her, you should!
Y’all know it can get hot as a tin roof on a sunny day here in the South, so our friend A Southern Lady is here to share her summertime essentials to keep you looking and feeling cool.
A. In the summer, you simply cannot go wrong with a maxi dress! This watercolor Charlie Jade dress is straight from A Southern Lady’s closet! She says its sleek look “is the perfect combination for a killer outfit on a hot summer day, or a cool summer night.” Ah-greed!
B. Don’t worry about a bad hair day with this adorable and monogrammed beach hat form Marley Lilly. Marley Lilly has an amazing selection of colors and monogram fonts, but A Southern Lady thinks you can’t go wrong with the traditional interlocking font!
C. Let me start by saying how obsessed I am with scoring this next pick! This J. Crew Bubble Necklace is such an amazing accessory! A Southern Lady suggests adding it to a plain v-neck to spice up a look, or pair it with a maxi dress to make it more fun! She says these necklaces go with everything and will grab everyone’s attention.
D. Jack Rogers is the epitome of classic Southern style, and these ones are GLITTERY! It doesn’t get any better than that. These Navajo sandals are comfortable and super stylish.
E. This Nail Life nail revitalizer definitely falls under “essentials” for A Southern Lady. Summer to her means a different bright color nail polish every day, and this revitalizer keeps her nails strong and healthy and looking great for all of those new polishes!
F. Summer is the perfect time for white jeans! Pair them with a bright colored or patterned top and some wedges and you are set! But don’t be caught sporting these before Memorial Day – definitely A Southern Lady no no!
G. You know what they say — “the bigger the hair, the closer to God.” A Southern Lady says this phrase was invented because of Kenra 25 Volume Hair Spray! This is the only hairspray she’s ever used that makes her hairstyle stay, no matter the humidity, without weighing it down! She even carries a travel size in her purse at all times.
H. Want to feel pretty in pink? A Southern Lady swears by Chanel Lip Gloss in Desir! Although pricey, it has the best color and feeling of any lip gloss she’s ever used. Definitely a summer essential!
I. The sun can dry out your skin so badly while you’re bronzing in the sun with your girls. MAC Studio Moisture Cream will work wonders and keep your skin looking young and feeling great after a long summer!
J. You can never go wrong with a great pair of nude wedges! The color goes with almost anything, and can dress up or dress down an outfit. Whether it be a night out at the beach, or a casual date with a cutie, every Southern girl will look amazing in a pair of nude wedges.
K. Nothing says summer like stripes, and y’all know I die for anything with a bow on it! So this bandeau set might need to make an appearance in my closet! The fun combo is a perfect touch to make your beach trip even better!
What are some of your summer essentials to survive a hot Southern day? Don’t forget to let us know and leave our friend, A Southern Lady, some love on Twitter!
P.S. Cook off with our first installments of our Summer in the South series:
Blue Eyed Yonder
A Weekend Barbecue