Beyond the Cover: A Few of Our Favorite Things

by Paxton Kelly & Marika Flatt on July 23, 2015 in General,

There were so many blue products we couldn’t fit into the A Few of Our Favorite Things: Hues of Blue spread in our Summer 2015 issue, so we’re sharing the rest of our favorite items that will have you making waves throughout the summer season!
Beach parties, summer BBQs, picnics in the park…whatever your summer plans may be, you’ll want to dress in style! Duffield Lane’s Grace Dress is perfect for sunny summer mornings and sun-setting evenings with its stretchy cotton material that flatters all shapes. Choose from six color options that will have your style looking on-point all summer long. $1100000882 (1)We can’t praise eyn phone cases enough! They provide you with so many features like protection for your phone, storage space for your credit cards and cash, a kickstand to easily Facetime with family and an enclosed mirror for touch-ups. Either personalize your case or choose from patterns provided for you like the Indigo eyn case! $29.99eynindigo6 (2)

You can never go wrong with a classic look. The Cabo Gem Teardrop Earrings from Amelia Rose Jewelry are lightweight and ideal for everyday wear. Grab a pair in sapphire blue gold to add a pop of color to your wardrobe this summer- wear them with a swimsuit or an evening dress as they are perfectly adaptable. $492_0096_sp_g_lr_largeSummer for kids means waterparks, trips to the beach and going to friends’ houses to swim. Suit your kids up with swimwear from Platypus Australia. Not only do suits come in fun colors and patterns like this Turq Camo Sunshirt, they’re all UPF 50+. $40.95 pk21lsbc-ktc-fDon’t let your nails turn brittle and dry from the summer sun. LONDNTOWN’s new line of 5-free, vegan nail polish blended with all natural food extracts, vitamins and minerals will leave your nails looking beautifully polished! The 2015 summer collection consists of bright colors, perfect for hitting the beach, and posh names like Jack of the Union and Paddington Blue. $16LONDONTOWN_JackoftheUnionSummertime calls for nautical themed EVERYTHING! The Dolman Top in Navy Mariner Stripe, from SUMMERSKIN is the perfect piece to start off your nautical summer looks and protect you from the sun. $5220140708_summerskin_scarfs-078_lo

Keeping track of your daily beauty essentials like lip gloss, hair tie, mascara and blush brush can be quite tricky. Eliminate the hassle of searching through your bag and keep your items together in one place with makeup artist Nikki Hynek’s Dollup Makeup Clutch. Clutches come in a variety of colors, but we’re all about the California blue clutch for the summer season!  $52IMG_2014_10_05_0020_grandeAdd a spark of color to your kitchen with a Handmade Apron from Desnyo. Aprons are made in Malawi by women in the Vipambi Women’s Group, a women’s sewing cooperative with a mission to train women in business and sewing skills. Desnyo is an ethical fashion brand and part of the Fair Trade Federation. $22


The Trina Chain Earrings from Desnyo are the perfect addition to any summer look. Pair them with a casual cover-up when lounging out by the pool or with a flowy maxi dress on a night out. Made in Zambia by Fair Trade Artisan Group, Mulberry Mongoose, for Desnyo Boutique with antique Ethiopian silver beads and semi-precious stones like turquoise. $26


Stay cool at the beach this summer, guys, with the lightweight Men’s Coastal Board Shorts from UV Skinz. These shorts are perfect for mild to warm weather and include a side-zip pocket to store any small items you may need on hand for a day at the beach. The Coastal Board Shorts are Certified UPF 50+, as well as Chlorine and saltwater resistant. $48.95060237-364-T

The Calhoun Smartphone Clutch from Jill-e Designs is the perfect fit for every smartphone user. Compatible with all Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy sizes, its padded walls provide the ultimate protection and its leather exterior gives it a luxurious look. Interior pockets provide space for other items such as credit cards, cash and beauty essentials. $59.99


Planning on having a few backyard BBQs or dinner parties out on the deck? Serve your guests Long Island Ice Tea or sweet Lemonade with the Summer Bounty Pitcher from Ten Thousand Villages. $39


Set the mood while enjoying starry summer nights at the beach house or lounging in your backyard with Vintage Lanterns from Pier 1. $34.98-$44.982880094_1

Head to Sheboygan, WI for nothing less than a picturesque stay at the Blue Harbor Resort that resides along the western shore of Lake Michigan. Whether it’s a family vacation, guy’s golf trip or a romantic getaway, Blue Harbor accommodates all occasions. Enjoy an array of restaurant options, an indoor waterpark, soothing spa treatments and activities close by like a round of golf at The Bull golf course. As they say, “It’s better at The Blue.” Prices will vary.


Summer equals vacation and vacation equals travel. Stay hydrated both when traveling to your vacation this summer and while on it with the most versatile water bottle around. The bübi Bottle is made from silicone, is both BPA-free and Microbial-free. Once your water is gone, simply roll it up and stow away until you need a refill. $16.99-$24.98

Look stylish this summer, gentlemen, with the Cinsault button down from UNTUCKit. The hemlines for UNTUCKit shirts are designed to hit halfway between the belt and the bottom of the zipper, allowing men to leave their shirts untucked without looking unkempt by shirts with long hemlines. $99


Looking for that bit of something blue for your wedding? Not only does The Sadie Bracelet from With You give you that blue element with a sky blue topaz gem, it acts as a locket for you to insert a photograph. Make everything about your wedding day memorable, from your venue to your accessories. $249

Sadie Bracelet Hi Res

Tired of dry and damaged hair? We all get it during the summer with chlorine and sun. The number one ethnic hair brand in the world, SoftSheen-Carson, has introduced its new SoftSheen-Carson Professional Hydra Steam Moisturizing System with steam activated technology for hair in need of hydration and nourishment. $12.99-$17.99

SoftSheen-Carson Professional Hydra Steam Moisturizing System

Interested in swapping your boho bag for something smaller? Try out a Carrie Dunham Clutch with a linen clutch cover in a bright turquoise hue. $265/$58


Summers in Texas are brutal, so Major League Texan created a series of tanks to keep us cool when out in the sun. The Texas’ Africa Hot Tank Tops keep you cool and looking flattering with a high low design. You can choose between four different animal graphics that each have an image of Texas hidden in their designs. $25


A day at the beach requires many necessities which in turn requires a sturdy bag to pack them all in. PELCOR’s Sunshine Tote is both roomy and practical, coming in bright colors like aqua to accessorize summer looks. $100


What’s summer without the perfect swimsuit. The Diamond-girl bikini set from Eido Swimwear is made up of hues of blue and comes in a halter-style top with matching cheeky bottoms. Make the beach your runway! $62


By Paxton Kelly and Marika Flatt