There are certain things this summer that I can't seem to live without it feeling truly like summer:
- Sun tan lotion. I know, there was a song about it and you hear the same old story - wear sunscreen! 30 SPF or higher, the higher the better. I was slathering tubs of the stuff all last week. There's also a new product from Neutrogena that sprays on wet skin, sweat and all, and it's fabulous. Essential when you're at the beach or pool all day.
- Bright nail polish. Bright summer colors always make me feel happy and well-groomed so I've been doing my nails every week. Something about a bright pop of fuchsia screams summer. And I've been really good about doing my own. Not only does this save a LOT of money, it also gives me peace of mind that I'm in a clean environment and won't catch anything nasty. A neighbor of ours caught an infection after getting a manicure the other day and has a gross abscess on her finger. Ok, not every place is gross, but I'm terrified of picking something up from the nail salon.
- Fedora hat. I bought one of these cuties at a street stand that sells sunglasses and I Love NY t-shirts, among other things. I adore the hat because it shades my eyes and more importantly, protects my scalp which always seems to burn. Hopefully it prevents a few wrinkles and sunspots too. I think fedoras might already be "so-last-year" but it's serving me well so far.
- Kmart shoes. Sometimes I'm a little embarrassed admitting where I buy some of the things I get because they're not designer or cool. Only slightly embarrassed though because bottom line, I like to spend less! Like these shoes from Kmart. There were only $15. Slightly shy admitting where they're from...but they're ridiculously comfortable and make me feel like I fit into Brooklyn when I wear them. They remind me of the slip-on shoes we wore in the 90's.