I have been loving the re-emergence of sunshine here in Philadelphia and thinking about the summer season. Normally around this time of year, I go crazy trying to plot out all of my summer shopping. With the recession upon us, I am trying to scale back without sacrificing style and beauty. Today I am going to feature a few great summer items that I love for under $25.
For a great basic moisturizer with SPF under $10, you can’t beat this one. I actually also use the cleanser but that’s another story. Allure magazine (and many dermatologists) also rated this as one of their top picks for healthy skin. It is nourishing, doesn’t clog pores and has sunblock….what more do you want?
2. The Maxi dress
This style of dress is very flattering, absolutely comfortable and looks great at both casual events or something more dressy. You can rock it with heels or with flats. You can wear it with a ponytail and flip flops or with fab jewelry and a great clutch. Find a style that flatters your body and go for it. This one is from Target and I saw it last week for $19. You can also score some great ones at Old Navy, TJ Maxx and Marshalls for under $25. You can’t beat that with a bat.
3. Metallic Sandal
Now, I am an admitted shoe snob. I HATE cheap shoes with a passion. However, I was in Tarjhay (actually buying a cute maxi dress) when I spotted these. First of all, they cost $19. The heel is covered in a great brown (they also come in black) canvas fabric…and they are beaded. I slipped them on and they are beyond comfortable (wedge heels). What a great shoe to run around in for the summer. They will look great with a sundress, jeans or shorts. Go get em.
It’s going to be hot…what are you sleeping in (Fresh and Slish…don’t even answer, we already know)? I will be rocking these cotton pajamas for $22 bucks from Vicky Secrets.
5. Great swimsuits
Now the hardest thing to shop for in the summer is always the swimsuit. They are always overpriced. ALWAYS. My typical go to place for a marked down designer swimsuit is either TJ Maxx or Daffy’s. Recently, someone made me aware of the great swimsuit deals at Newport News (owned by Spiegel). Now, I have yet to order anything from this site and the clothing looks suspect (if you shop from them and can shed some insight into the quality, let us know)….but a swimsuit for under $25? Why not? It’s something you only wear for the season right? Besides, this brown one piece with a little bling action on the top is very cute. I say it’s worth a try.