I don’t know about you guys, but when seasons change I get greedy. I always want new clothes, accessories, and new home decor as each season changes. In the fall, it’s all about boots, jackets and scarves and deep oranges and greens. Then Winter rolls around and I’ve got Christmas on the brain. I love getting new Christmas decorations and of course making Jesse a list of all the things I want . Spring comes and I’m ready to brighten up the house and my wardrobe with fun colors and lighter fabrics. Since it’s June and summer has officially kicked in here in VA I’m all about my summer wardrobe, being fit for those more revealing summer clothes and spending as much time outside as possible.
Right now there are 5 major things on my summer must-haves list: 1. Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy – This has nothing to do with clothes or being fit, but in the summer there are way more patio parties and time spent with our friends, which means time to enjoy a nice beverage. Summer Shandy is a mix of lemonade and beer, so it’s sweet but not in a sickening way and it’s less filling than beer, perfect for relaxing outside either at night or in the heat of the day.
2. Wedges – I’m obsessed with my wedge sandals this year. I’m not sure why but I have a new found love for heels. They can dress up the simplest of outfits, plus they are super comfy. I really want to get a new pair, or two for this summer. (Remember what I said about greed?)
3. Maxi Dresses/Skirts – I love my maxi dresses! They are so comfy and lightweight, perfect for summer. Plus they can be dressed up or down depending on your shoes and accessories. I seriously feel like I’m wearing my pajamas in public, without all the weird stares and ending up featured on People of Wal-Mart. I’ve got my eye on a few skirts and dresses at Target to get before the summer is over.
4. Map My Run – I recently downloaded the Map My Run app to my phone and I love it! It uses GPS to tell me how far I’ve run, how many calories I’ve burned, and even breaks down my average mile time. I’m still using the Couch to 5k program because I don’t run 5ks when I’m not training, but I do like to stay in at least Week 5-6 so I don’t have to completely start over when I do train again. Map My Run will be even more useful for training too, whenever I run another 5k.
5. Nalgene Water Bottle – Jesse bought me this water bottle a few weeks ago and I’m so glad he did. It’s a 20 oz bottle and I try to drink at least 1.5 – 2 full bottles a day. I go to the bathroom a lot more, but I also feel better in general. I’m more motivated to work out at home after work, and during work I’ve been less likely to snack. Plus, hydration is so important in the hot summer months, so I fill this bottle up and take it with me everywhere now.
What are your summer must-haves this year? Any new clothes/accessories you’ve got your eye on? How about activities? What do you love to do in the summer?