Sunday, June 30, 2013

Giveaway: Country Squire Haberdashery x Lilly Pulitzer

I am so excited for this very American giveaway from Country Squire Haberdashery. If you have been reading Summer Wind for a while, then you know that CSH is my go-to for all things preppy. Country Squire carries all of the best brands: Vineyard Vines, Lilly Pulitzer, Island Company, Southern Prop, Castaway Clothing, Social Primer, etc. 

Up for the win is a pair of Lilly Pulitzer Callahan shorts (a summertime staple) in She's a Firecracker Glow. They glow in the dark... I'm not kidding! These are what I will be sporting for the 4th and cannot wait to watch them light up the night ;) If you are unfamiliar with Callahan sizing, they are true to size. I am wearing a size 4!

So how to win a pair? See the Rafflecopter widget below to enter! 
A big thank you to CSH for such a fun and patriotic giveaway; Good luck to all! Have a fabulous day! 

Skinny or Wide? Just Can't Decide!

Go ahead, say that title out loud. Oh yes, it rhymed and oh yes, it was cheesy. I love the C. Wonder initial bracelets. With bright colors, simplicity and personalization, you can't really go wrong.   
So what do you prefer. The skinny or wide?! Have a fabulous day! 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Trench for Less

A perfect cotton trench for only $100? Told ya ASOS was perfect! Have a fabulous day! 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Closet Wishing

Pink + Turquoise
Striped Skirt/ Pink Silk Tank/ Black Pumps
Turquoise Earrings/ Monogram Necklace/ Pearl Bracelet/ Turquoise Cocktail Ring
I would love for this outfit and accessories to jump right into my closet. It's fun and sophisticated. The pops of pink and turquoise make it perfect for a summer cocktail party. Even better? The skirt and camisole are under $100! Have a fabulous day! 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Navy + Tan

Dress (sale, code: SUMMER30)/ Pearls/ Wedges/ Bag 


JCrew Sale Picks

J.Crew is offering an extra 30% off their sale items using the code SUMMER30. My J. Crew is dangerously close to my office. I popped in last night and went wild-- there were so many fun summer picks and the extra 30% off was a big bonus! I purchased the above rugby dress in both colors and love it... in fact, I am wearing it today! Scroll through the widget above to see more of my favorite J. Crew sale picks. Are you partaking in the J.Crew extra 30% off sale? What are your favorite picks? Have a fabulous day! 


The 4th is right around the corner, yipee! It is one of my absolute favorite holidays-- because who doesn't like the red + white +blue color combo? This bracelet is the piece de resistance to any Fourth of July look. I'd like to rock a LND with this patriotic bracelet! 

Of course, you could always pull out a 90's throwback like this Gant American flag sweater (the largest size fits an average sized woman!!). Throw on some Nantucket reds, navajo sandals and you're good to go. Or maybe you're more of a t-shirt gal. People will be complementing this t-shirt all day! What are you wearing for the 4th? Have a fabulous day! 


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The 4th

The 4th

This outfit is just too much fun for the Fourth of July! Shopping hint: use code GAPGIFT for 20% off the sweater! Have a fabulous day! 

Navy + White Stripes

This striped J. Crew number is currently on sale, plus an extra 25% off using the code "LOVEJCREW", making it under $50! This is a J. Crew summer must-have. Have a fabulous day! 


Let's talk about the time I unplugged... Ok, kind of. I recently went on vacation (as if you couldn't tell from some blog posts, tweets, and instagrams ;). 
En route from Michigan to Atlanta
The week before I went on vacation I logged 70 hours of work. No exaggeration there. I'm not complaining, because I truly enjoy what I do and the like the people I work with, but I would be lying if I didn't say that I was absolutely exhausted by week's end. Because I knew that I would be working and traveling a ton that week, I planned ahead. 
I wrote a ton of scheduled posts. I didn't have to write a single one while on vacation. I didn't bring my computer on vacation, and I almost ignored all text messages (sorry friends, mom, dad, cCm, boys... ). 
I didn't read a single blog. I checked Summer Wind daily on my iPad to make sure it was posting and Tweeted/Instagrammed some, but I was unplugged. I didn't answer or read any work related or personal e-mails. I felt so free. 
It was so nice to just be with family and not spend time on the computer. We played games, went on bike rides, shopped, went to the beach, played bocce, had a bonfire, looked for crabs at night (creeeeeepy), and watched movies. It really brought me back down to earth in regards to being connected at all times. 
Have you ever taken an internet/computer/phone/iPad/etc. break? I am going to try and do this more often. Have a fabulous day! 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Neat Necklace

This is the most unique necklace design I have seen since I found this map necklace.  The above is Pittsburgh but they have so many other cities to choose from! 

Map Necklace

Atlanta/ Boston/ Chicago/ Central Park/ DC
What do you think? Definitely makes a great gift, especially for the inexpensive price point! Have a fabulous day! 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Giveaway: Monogram Necklace via Keti Sorely

Keti Sorely specializes in personalized jewelry. Keti generously sent me my very own navy monogram.  It is just perfect for summertime and will be great for the 4th of July. There are many colors to choose from so the options are endless! 

Keti Sorely is giving one Summer Wind reader their own monogram necklace! Choose from block or script font and the color. If I could get a second, I would choose pink with script font. Which combo would you choose?

To enter, check out the Rafflecopter widget below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway Have a fabulous day! 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I love.... MAC!

Cutest pup in the word, n'est-ce pas? Have a fabulous day! 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

J. McLaughlin's Mame Pant

Truth be told, I try to avoid wearing any type of black during the summer at all costs. However, J. McLaughlin's Mame Pant (on sale!!) is the perfect wear-to-work pant for three out of the four seasons. Not to mention, they come in navy and white which are the perfect summer pants for a working girl. I'd pair the navy with their Parker Linen shirt, Jack Rogers, and gold baubles. What do you think? Do you have a pair? Have a fabulous day! 

Friday, June 21, 2013


This navy swing dress via ASOS is screaming comfortable. Check it out on the site and you can't deny that this dress is the perfect "I realize it's inappropriate to wear sweatpants outside, so that is why I have this dress." Paired with Jacks, a tan leather handbag and a pair of Ray Ban Aviators; you can take on the world in this "sweatpant dress". Have a fabulous day! 

"The Summer Wind came blowin' in"

I've got a borrowed-from-the-boys coverup, a few pair of classic shorts, some navy dresses, a cocktail in hand, an easy breezy hairstyle, a monogrammed Sail to Sable tunic, a pair of neutral Jack Rogers, a delicious  recipe, a great playlist, a cozy sweatshirt, a bright cocktail dress,  and an outfit for the 4th. Summer 2013, bring it on

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Vineyard Vines on SALE!

CSH and Summer Wind

A Summer Wind favorite, Country Squire Haberdashery, is giving Summer Wind readers a whale of a deal (see what I did there) on women's Vineyard Vines shorts! With the official first day of summer, tomorrow (longest day of the year!!!), now is the perfect time to stock up and enjoy them all summer long!

We're talking adorable prints, embroidered critters and the tried and true, colored chinos. Buy two or more pair and get 30% off and free USPS Priority shipping... told ya it was a whale of a deal! It's an especially good deal because Vineyard Vine shorts rarely go on sale before fall (when it's too cold to even wear them!). I love wearing Vineyard Vine shorts on the weekends with a simple tee or dressing them up (like in the above photos) for a night out! Don't need two pair... go in with a friend! 

To see options, check out CSH's website

As for sizing, they are true to size. I range from a 2 to a 6 in all brands and I am wearing a 4! 

To place an order:
Online Use Code: SW30
Call Kyle, at CSH: 954-776-5940
Use code: SW30 

What pair are you ordering? Have a fabulous day! 

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