The Best Things We Bought This Summer



As our summer is coming to an end (we start sorority recruitment in two weeks!), we thought we’d share our most worn and loved items we have purchased over the last few months. After buying all the fall clothes from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, our minds are totally getting prepped for fall and it’s weird for us to think that summer is still in full swing for most people! Starting the 4th, we have a full week of preparation for recruitment, which is the following week. Right after bid day, school starts, and it will be on full-on college football and PSL time.


Gucci Belt:

We have talked about this so many times that y’all are probably so tired of hearing about it, but this list wouldn’t be complete without it. This is definitely an investment piece, but it is so worth it! You can throw this on with any outfit and it instantly makes whatever you are wearing look chic. The black/brown 40mm are super popular, so they are currently sold out, but they are supposed to be restocked around November!



Madewell Shorts:

These are called “The Perfect Jean Short” for a reason! We are both tall, so it can be hard to find cute denim shorts that aren’t extremely short. They go from Daisy Duke to Duggar real fast. These are a good in-between that is cute, but also more appropriate. The wash is perfect, the length is perfect, the distressing is perfect. You get it, they are the perfect shorts.

Chartreuse Throw Blanket:

This throw is seriously just the cutest thing ever, AND it’s on sale for $31! Throw blankets are such an easy way to add texture or color to an otherwise bland room, and chartreuse has become one of our very favorite colors in the past few months! We somehow always end up with a lot of pink home decor items, so it’s nice to change it up a little with a fun color like this!



Pink Yankees Hat:

Because we are so obsessed with New York City, naturally we have this hat in literally four different colors. Normal, right?! We recently picked up this pink one from Nordstrom and we can’t wait to pair it with the pink Adidas we talked about in this post.



AG Jeans:

Okay, so we know these jeans are a huge investment, but they are AG makes the most flattering pair of jeans you could ever put on your body and you will regret ever wearing a different brand. We promise! There are two different styles of AG jeans included in the NSale, and there are almost $100 less than they will be after the sale ends, so now is the time to buy! They fit true to size, so go with the size you wear in your normal jean brand.

Steve Madden Wedges:

Steve Madden is one of the best shoe retailers, because they do dupes like no one else and their prices can’t be beat! These espadrilles are a much less (like, $100 less) expensive version of the popular Marc Fisher version.




Once upon a time, we thought Lush was only good for bath bombs. Oh, how wrong we were! We have a TON of favorites from Lush (be on the lookout for a post about them soon!), and D’Fluff is probably the best for the summer months when you spend way too much time in a bikini. You can use it as a shaving cream, and it leaves your skin feeling SO stinkin’ soft, and works a million times better than anything you can get at at Target. It will seriously change your shower life!



J. Crew Shoulder-Tie Swimsuit:

Swimsuit season can make even the most confident girls feel a little anxious, but J. Crew is here to be your new BFF. All of their swimsuits are so incredibly flattering, and they make long torso and petite sized swimsuits so everyone can find their perfect swimmie (insert praise hands emoji). Plus, this exact one-piece is on sale for literally half the price, so it’s a win win!



Favorite Lip Combo:

A good pinky/nude is our go-to lipstick for everyday makeup, and Marc Jacobs has the best lipgloss formula. This particular shade, Sugar Sugar, does tend to sell out so if you see that it’s available, grab it while you can!

xoxo, Breana & Riley