What to buy yourself for summer, that you'd never buy.
With the sweltering summer heat coming upon us, it would seem only appropriate to escape to the shops and catch the cool breeze of your credit card swiping its way through a workout. It's time for Christmas in June, where every ridiculous purchase becomes a necessity, and treating yourself is key. Whether it be the reminder of a simpler time of when school lets out, the emergence of mindless Blockbusters or the chiming familiarity of the ice cream truck, summer is a time of indulgence and letting loose.
Slink yourself into a bikini with class. It is summertime, and you will need a bathing suit of course, so why not class up the typical tired looks and grab yourself something like a Positano bandeau bikini top, paired with some whimsical ruffled shorts? Think Rachel McAdams
in The Notebook
, and pair that sexy 40's look with some Barton Perreira sunglasses to truly make a splash.
Every woman should have a pair of wedges in her closet, so why not splurge on a pair that you would never get yourself before, like Christian Louboutin's Une Plume wedges? The fun and flirty quality of a wedge with the sophisticated style that can be carried out long after the dog days of summer.
How about picking up a Deborah Barnet Sauvage Ostrich clutch which could ruffle a few feathers from some enviable friends. The pastel clutch has all the sweet delectability of an ice cream cone, without any of those pesky calories.
Just because it's summer, don't shy away from jewelry, just make sure to drape yourself in charming cute pieces that can be worn on the beach, the boardwalk, and a cocktail party. Hoops never really go out of style, but instead of wearing those plastic neon tragedies you wore with great pride in Junior High, try out something sleek like Jill Platner's Hula Hoops.
Taking a summer stroll can become an instant showstopper when you strut below the rays with a charming parasol courtesy of Luna Bazaar. Spinning a fanciful parasol would put anyone in the right mood to frolic.
Christmas comes but once a year, but treating yourself should be a daily occurrence. Feeling sexy and confident in everything you wear is always the way to keep in style all year long. This year, celebrate Christmas in June, be a little naughty and Santa may just leave you some Kenneth Cole in your stocking.
Rachel Anne McAdams (born November 17, 1978) initially worked in Canadian television and film productions such as My Name is Tanino, Perfect Pie (for which she received a Genie Award nomination) and found fame in 2004 with starring roles in the teen comedy Mean Girls and the romantic drama The Notebook (Pictured) | Rachel Mcadams, The Notebook, Actress, Style,