It's the second to last full week of summer and the oppressive heat has FINALLY broken. In case you haven't been up here, sweltering alongside us, just know that this summer was the fifth warmest stretch from May through July since records started being kept in 1895. (We keep trying to imagine how terrible that first place summer must have been and spontaneously breaking out into a sweat. Because GROSS.)
Now, while we ourselves are not the sorts who love love LOVE excessive heat, we DO totally recognize that summertime is special. There's something about hot, hazy evenings, backyard grilling, lightening bugs flickering in the twilight, and beach sand between your toes that is just plain magical, especially since summer is so short when compared to winter, which seems to go on forever. And ever. AND EVER MAKE IT STOP.
So. Summer comes to an end, but you don't have to let go of its magical goodness. Make the most of the summer days that we still have before us, and we'll let you in on some ways to hold onto summer long into the fall and winter.
1) Beach Hair Don't Care
Like the label says, this hair texturizer is filled with organic herbal goodness -- and even if beach days are just a fond memory, you can still have perfectly gorgeous, beachy waves to help you hold on to those summer vibes all year round. Awesome? We think so.
2) Splish Splash, Take a Bath
You might be thinking, "A BATH? IN THE SUMMER? THEY'VE LOST THEIR MINDS" and while that may occasionally be true, it's also true scent evokes memories like very few other things. So a luxurious bubble bath filled with summery scented goodness is just the thing to help you to hold on to the joys of summer, especially if you are using something like Greenwich Bay Trading Company's Seafresh Mineral Foaming Milk Bath. Bubbles galore, and a scent that makes you think happy beach thoughts? We're in.
3) She Sells Sea Shells...
When the days start to get short and dark, a good piece of artwork is always a pick me up, and pieces like this from Ocean Current Arts and Signs is a light, refreshing piece of summer that is guaranteed to make you smile. Handmade from seaglass, shells, and stones, Ocean Current Arts creates items that will make you think summer thoughts all year long!
4) Put a Ring on It
Sometimes you just need the proper accessory to put yourself in a summery state of mind, and we're pretty sure these wave rings do the trick! They look great on any finger you should chose to wear them on, and they are a constant reminder that warm weather and days in the water will be back again before you know it. (They're also a great back-to-school accessory... they're so cute!)
5) Keep Sunshine With You
It's important to stay hydrated no matter what the season is, so you might as well do it with a cup that makes you smile and feel a summer vibe! As an extra added bonus, this cup comes with a reusable, washable plastic straw so you can cling to summer happiness AND know that you are being environmentally friendly. Does it get better than that? We submit that it does not.
So there you go! Five things to help you get your summer on no matter WHAT the calendar says that the season should be! (And for all of you fall lovers who cannot wait for chilly days and pumpkin spice everything -- don't you worry! We'll have you covered as well!
Until next week, y'all!