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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Saturday Shopping: Great Gifts Under $100

Today I'm sharing some great gift ideas that are under $100! They are definitely budget friendly or great when you have to shop for many people! 

Also, just as an FYI, I received a lot of questions about this super comfy and cozy flannel plaid shirt that I instagrammed the other day. I got mine last year but it is back and currently on sale, so scoop it up while you can. It's a casual boyfriend fit, but I think it runs true to size. I'm wearing a size small. 

These suede driving loafers are currently on major sale. Just $60. I've been wearing them non-stop!

Have a fabulous day! 


Friday, November 21, 2014

#24hrJoy : Head Skis

I can't believe it is ski season once again! If you've been reading Summer Wind for a while, then you already know how big of a ski fan I am. I have been skiing since I could walk. There is nothing I love better than cozying up in a cabin with friends and family, get a fire going, cook a delicious dinner and then head to bed for an awesome day on the slopes. Sometimes, I think I'd rather be on the slopes than a beach... yeah, I love it that much. 

So when Head reached out to me to be a part of their #24hrjoy campaign, I was so excited! They sent me some awesome new gear. The skis are called Total Joy and are specially made for women. They look awesome, but they're also pretty light (which is good, because any guy that I've ever gone skiing with can attest to the fact that I try to get them to carry my skis... hey, they're usually heavy!). I have long been a fan of the Head brand. My parents both have Head skis, so I'm excited to test these babies out all winter long! 
The closest mountain to Pittsburgh is called 7 Springs. I used to go every week in Middle School and High school because I was in the ski club... now, I try to go at least a few times a month. It's so much fun to get a big crew together and hit the slopes. Not to mention, who doesn't love the apres ski parties? Hope you'll follow along with me as I ski my way through winter... hey, it's one way to keep warm! 

You can find Head Skis on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest
Do you ski? Have a fabulous day! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gift Guide: For the Gents

I love love love doing gift guides for guys. One, because I love giving gifts, and two, I feel like guys are way easier to shop for than most women think. I'm not only including some things that I love to give to my favorite guys, but I'm also including a lot of things that my guy friends suggested to me. I went on a texting rampage and texted my best dressed guy friends to get their input... it was super helpful! One of my guy friends introduced me to Uncrate-- it's really for guys, but I love it, too! Anyway, here are some luxe staples that most guys would appreciate, whether they're 20 or 60, your dad, brother or boyfriend, these are things that are classics!
Classic Leather Duffel// Dark Brown Duffel
Two Tone Duffel// Canvas Weekender
Suede Driving Loafers// Classic Leather Penny loafer
Horesbit Loafer (pair on sale!)// Boat Shoe

Patagonia// Leather Wallet// Sneakers (50%off!)
Pocket Datebook// Camel Cashmere Overcoat (on sale!)// Barbour Jacket
Needlepoint Belt// hat
Plaid Cashmere Scarf// Coasters// Sport Headphones
Sonos Speakers// Fitbit Surge Watch//Coffee Table Book

Honorable mentions:
  • A case of their favorite craft beer
  • Great tickets to their favorite sporting event
  • Lift tickets for a ski date 
  • Weekend getaway to your favorite road trip destination
  • Favorite liquor (I love giving Johnnie Walker blue label because you can have the bottle engraved)
  • Nespresso or other modern kitchen gadget 
  • Concert tickets 
  • Monogrammed Cufflinks
  • Piece of artwork for his apartment/house
  • Memberships/Subscriptions (gym, Spotify, Pandora, Netflix, Blue Apron, GQ, etc.)
  • DVDs of his favorite series
  • Sports gear: Skis, golf clubs, hockey stick, tennis racket, etc. 
  • Nice watch (ex. Tag Heuer, Bretiling, Cartier, Girard Perregaux, Patek Philippe, Raymond Weil)

What are you getting the guys in your life? Have a fabulous day! 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

His + Hers


Not only are these wallets a simple classic, but I love that they have a version for the guy and girl. These would make for an adorable gift to give each other.... #twinning (ok, I'll stop with the hashtags in blog posts now...).  Have a fabulous day!