My Favorite Summer Brands

Summer shopping is so much fun if you know what you’re looking for. Here are a few of my favorite brands that you should totally go check out! *psst: there might be a special coupon code ;)*

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If you’ve been reading my blog for a little while, you might have noticed that a decent amount of my posts mention summer shopping. Summer shopping is so much fun if you know what you’re looking for. I don’t know about you, but I love hearing about cute and trendy brands that are new. Of course, I also appreciate going back to my original faves. Here are a few of my favorite brands that you should totally go check out! *psst: there might be a special coupon code ;)*

1. Sand Cloud

Usually, my roundup posts don’t have a specific order, but I feel like I have to put Sand Cloud first for this post. Not only do they sell adorable merchandise, they are focused on conserving our planet and the marine ecosystem. They sell the cutest (eco-friendly) t-shirts, drinkware, socks and Turkish beach towels. (If you don’t know what a Turkish towel is, you should search it. They are amazing!). Also, 10% of every purchase goes toward marine conservation, so they give back to the environment! I am also a brand ambassador for Sand Cloud, so I have a special coupon code for you to use as well! You can find a link to their website here. Use my code BUSYANDBEAMING880 to get 20% off your purchase!

2. Altar’d State

For those of you who read my post titled “Top 5 Places to Shop this Summer,” you may have seen Altar’d State on that list. Altar’d State is a Christian retail store, but they only sell their own brand. They sell contemporary and modest clothing. Every time I visit Altar’d State, I always end up with something. You can find a link to their website here.

3. Serengetee (Sar-en-get-ee)

Serengetee is another brand that I absolutely love. They focus on everything travel and outdoor. In fact, their slogan is “Travel More.” They sell travel t-shirts and sweatshirts as well as koozies and passport holders (to name a few). Like Sand Cloud, they are also a charitable business that provides jobs to artisans and donates 10% to them. I am happy to say that I am a Brand Rep for them as well! You can use my code BUSYANDBEAMING for 15% off your purchase. Click here to shop Serengetee.

4. Nature Backs

Nature Backs is quite another outdoor based company. (There’s a bit of a theme to this post). They have pretty shirt lineups with different colors coordinating with times of the day (ie, a maroon shirt for sunrise, a charcoal grey shirt for dusk etc). They have new themes fairly often. You can find a link to Nature Backs here.

5. North Face

The North Face is a super well known brand, but I couldn’t resist adding it. I recently bought a backpack and a raincoat there, and I love their products! (I have the women’s Recon backpack). Not only does it hold my laptop and everything I could ever need to take with me, but it is also incredibly durable.

There you have it! I hope you enjoy these brands and what they stand for. Don’t forget to use my coupon code for 15%-20% off your purchase, and feel free to comment below! I love to hear feedback. Bsure to join the Community for extra freebies and coupon codes. See you next week!

Keep Smiling,

Trendy Summer Styles 2020

This summer, dressing in accordance with trends is a little challenging since we aren’t going out as much anymore. However, as stores and restaurants begin to reopen, we will finally be able to wear our cute summer outfits again! So, without further ado, let’s get this show on the road!

This summer, dressing in accordance with trends is a little challenging. Since we aren’t going out as much anymore, it really isn’t necessary. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been spending my days in sweatpants and a sweatshirt or a swimsuit – not outerwear. But, as stores and restaurants begin to reopen, we will finally be able to wear our cute summer outfits again! So, without further ado, let’s get this show on the road!

When everything reopens again, I can assure you that I will be super excited to go out into town again! Finding these trendy outfits are not at all hard to do, as they can pretty much all be found at Target or Amazon. They can also be shipped to you if you don’t feel up to shopping inside a crowded store. Not only are these outfits super cute, but they also fit nicely into a tighter budget. If you need a place to shop this summer, check out my favorite ones in my post about the best places to shop. Check them out here. Enjoy this post!

1. Cross – Ruffled Skirt

A solid colored or polka dotted ruffled skirt is so cute to wear in the fall and in the summer. It pairs perfectly with a white t-shirt or vans. My favorite cross ruffled skirt is a maroon red with white spots on it. I love wearing gold jewelry with cross ruffled skirts as well. You can get one from Alter’d State. (It’s kind of hard to tell in the pic, but there is a ruffle. You can definitely tell when it is being worn.)

2. Retro T-Shirt

An off – white retro (and loose) shirt with a fun saying or design on it is one of the top styles this summer. You can get them almost anywhere for a really awesome price. My favorite vintage shirts are from Target. Prices range from around ten dollars to twenty dollars.

3. Tie – up Tank Top

Tie up tank tops are SO cute, especially during the summer time. While I don’t have one myself, I fully intend to get my hands on one eventually. I see them all the time at shops such as Alter’d State. I’m sure you could buy them on Amazon or at Target as well.

4. Striped Shorts

Striped shorts, especially ones with a matching/built in fabric belt is definitely one of this summer’s must haves. You can get them for around ten – fifteen dollars at Target or even Amazon. This trend has been around for a long time, and I don’t see it going out of style anytime soon.

5. Solid White T-Shirt

Solid white shirts are a general clothing necessity. They are nice to wear underneath a sweater, and can be paired with any shorts/skirts/pants. Your white shirt will look wonderful with gold or rose gold layered necklace (which is also trendy) and possibly a black or navy blue accent piece such as a handbag or watch. You can get them for around ten dollars. I would say that Target or Amazon (or T.J. Maxx) has the best prices.

6. Loose Long Sleeved T-Shirt

A loose or oversized long sleeved t-shirt or sweater is a trendy idea for this summer. This idea would look amazing if you plan on dining inside a casual restaurant, or an activity along those lines. This outfit isn’t particularly meant for a fancy location. Some would opt to save this style for autumn, when the weather becomes cooler. Sweaters can be found on Amazon or Target (they really do have everything!) for around fifteen – twenty dollars.

7. Hollister Shirt

Shirts from the brand Hollister are simply the cutest if you pick the right color that matches your hair color and skin tone. (For paler blondes, I recommend red). While all of the merchandise at Hollister is great, t-shirts with the brand name across the front are the trendiest.

8. Striped Shirt

Honestly, there are so many styles of striped shirts. (ie. shirts covered in thin stripes, shirts covered in bulky stripes etc.) While all of these are definitely in style, shirts with only a few thin stripes across the front or shirts with inky a few bulky stripes are the trendiest. I would also like to say that photo creds for images 2-8 go to my friend Kaylee!

Hopefully you found something to spark your interest in this summer’s trends. When you find yourself out and about again, please be sure to wear a mask and distance yourself to keep you and others safe and healthy!

Keep Smiling,