Summer Style Secrets: Blue Hydrangea

That’s right…I’m hanging onto Summer for a few more weeks,
fortunately, the weather here in the North East
is agreeing with me!
This week I’m so pleased to have Sissy from
Blue Hydrangea spilling some of her style secrets!
~*~

Sue, thanks for letting me stop by today to share some of
my favorite summer must haves.

First, since not all your readers know me, I thought I would include a picture of myself and Butterball at the beach. OK…that’s not Butterball.  Or me.  A girl can dream, right?
Now onto the list…I never go out in the sun without my Neutrogena sunscreen. It’s the best. I don’t feel sticky and greasy.

A good cover up is very important. This was on my wish list, but I think it may be sold out.  I love that it gives you enough coverage that you can go to the grocery store without over exposing yourself, but the cap sleeves will keep you cool when its 100 degrees. Check out all the great clothing at Lemlem .

I live 2 minutes from the pool and less than 10 minutes from the beach.  Bathing suits are an everyday item.  I don’t like to spend a ton on them because they take a beating…(Unless I find a suit that makes me look like the girl in the 1st photo, then I’ll pay any price!) This is my current favorite suit I got from Target. Don’t you love Target?

Cute shoes are a must!

And, so is a light, clean nail polish.  My summer favorite for years has been Ballet Slippers by Essie.
I need a new beach bag. I love Scout bags.  My old one is on its last leg.  I’m considering this fun blue/white pattern.  It is so my colors.
What would summer be without a cold cocktail?  Mojitos anyone?  Or maybe just a cold beer.  Anyone who wants to join me just holler!  I love summer!
~*~
Thanks Sissy!
I love summer too.
{holler!}

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56 Comments

  1. Debby wrote:

    Love the Scout bag! xo

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  2. The Buzz wrote:

    So sad that summer's almost over – love the great shoes, cover-up and Scout bag. Need to file these Sissy's ideas away for next year!
    xxoo

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  3. I love the sandals! Kellie xx

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  4. Those sandals and that tunic is amazing…I am so sad that summer is over…Kisses,ladies
    Wish you both a wonderful day

    Ps: I am hosting a sweet jewelry GIVEAWAY later on today ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you will join in :)!!!

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  5. Ms. Bright wrote:

    Fun! This made me forget that it's mid-September. I would like to go back to the beach now. Thank you.

    and CUTE suit!!

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  6. Dobbygirl wrote:

    That bag is great!!

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  7. Awww, I'm glad you're hanging on to these because I love them! I love that suit, I'm all about a strapless one-piece, so chic! Great job! XX!

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  8. Amy wrote:

    Love your style! We could be friends, I too am a summer water baby! Thanks for sharing! *Amy

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  9. 2 minutes from the pool and 10 minutes from the beach??? Heavenly!
    Love the style …

    xo

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  10. Stephanie wrote:

    cute stuff! love the bag!

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  11. I want one of each, please!! (And Sissy's sense of humor, she's the best!)

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  12. Romany wrote:

    10 minutes from the beach?? Lucky…
    Have to say, I can't stand mohitos. I think it's all of the mint that is added – I find mint slightly repulsive. Yeah, I'm weird… I know. :-/
    Romany
    xx

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  13. Ooo nice things, so funny about the pic, like your sense of humor.

    Thank you for your lovely comment at mine and Lana's ๐Ÿ™‚
    xxx DJ

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  14. I love me some Sissy! Gal. That Target suit is so cute! great post….

    Love to you both, Donna

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  15. I have the pink scout bag and adore it!! They can handle lots of abuse. Savoring the last bit of summer…

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  16. everything on that list is perfect! target bathing suits are great! i bought one for this past summer and it was the best one i had. and that bag is adorable!

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  17. Love it ALL! And, I'm so impressed at the swimsuit from Target. What a find. First stop next summer!
    xo Elizabeth

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  18. Those drinks look pretty good. Hope you are having a great week.

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  19. Cara wrote:

    I have been wearing ballet slippers for YEARS! It is just the perfect color!

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  20. i live in bathinsuits all summer too – so bikini, cover up, flip flops, and drink are a MUST – i love Essie too!

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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  21. I love that suit from Target..i may have to hop over and see if they still have it

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  22. Kwana wrote:

    Thanks for hanging on and sharing. Love the bag.

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  23. Heather wrote:

    Just discovered your blog from Blue Hydrangea. Love it….I was here visiting and enjoyed your posts, but just adore what you are doing with your ski house….i want a ski house, just to decorate,,,,how fun!
    xxoo

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  24. cityfarmer wrote:

    I keep seeing your name pop up …and I see we are neck and neck on the blog ranking system …thought it time to come over, follow and comment.

    you cutie, you

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  25. LOVE the sandals – and even that essie color is lovely! and loving the swimsuit in the photo of you and butterball. hehehe.

    happy wednesday, friend!

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  26. pve design wrote:

    Does the "Age Shield" come in Gallons…..?

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  27. It's ok with me if you extend summer for a while…all of these tips are fun. Going over to Blue Hydrangea now! –Gretchen O.

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  28. I am holding on to Summer for dear life — so Mojitos and lovely bathing suits all help! Thank you, Sissy!

    Don't think I can survive without Target (and Trader Joe's).

    Hugs to you both!

    ox, Mon

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  29. Love the scout bag and the bathing suit is so cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  30. Brandi wrote:

    You and me on the beach for drinks! Great list Sissy, and so sensible too!

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  31. I'm holding onto summer as long as I can! Even though I'm wearing a black scarf today ๐Ÿ™‚ Great list!

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  32. coolkids wrote:

    great choices! Love the color ballet slippers as well. Great suit from Target. I need one of those bags asap.

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  33. Tina wrote:

    What a fun, yet interesting post!
    Yes, I love TARGET as well(even id Iยดm a Suede). I love their affordable home decor.

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  34. Those sandals are super cute, and I agree cute sandals (and a nice pedicure) are musts! I love that beach bag too!

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  35. LOVE Sissy's blog and all of her picks! The first photos made me crack up—I was like, "Wow! Supermodel Sissy!!!"

    xx Katie

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  36. Julie wrote:

    Such a fun list. I LOVE the cover-up, bummer – it's sold out!! Wah! I want!

    I have friends who SWEAR by Target suits. I might have to start getting them there exclusively! Especially now that my bikini days have passed me by ๐Ÿ™‚

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  37. Josie wrote:

    That Essie shade is so gorgeous. And Neutrogena ANYTHING is a summer must for me!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  39. Nuit wrote:

    loving that beach bag, its fabulous!!!!!

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  40. Lila wrote:

    Yes to it all! My kids and I go to a waterpark close to our house every summer. My daughter and I have matching cover ups and I think they are the cutest things ever!
    xoxo
    Lila Ferraro

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  41. hmmmm…..i am straying from the crowd, again…..YEAH FALL! but just chiming in since i think both of these women are fun and stylin'

    the cocktail part, i could go for that! (there i go again sue, bringing up cocktails!)
    xo
    debra

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  42. gotta love summer- I think I know what I'm putting on the drink menu for Dr. J and I tonight-

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  43. Great simple pics! Love the series.

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  44. I love this series too! I think the bathing suit is my favorite. I can't believe it is from Target…so pretty and chic!

    Also wanted to tell you that I am doing my first giveaway today! Please check it out if you get a chance!

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  45. I just love that suit from Target! I just came back from vacation from the coast and would have loved to have had that little number with me. Hugs Chrisy

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  46. I just want one more week at the beach. Love you, Sissy! Hey, and I got those same sandals two weeks ago at T.J. Love 'em!

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  47. I'm so with you – I'm clinging to these last nice days. Not quite ready for fall yet!!! Gotta try this drink!

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  48. CDS wrote:

    I think I need to switch to that neutrogena sunscrees… ๐Ÿ™‚

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  49. Love the sandals and the bag. Nice to "see" you visiting. It is like running into someone you know at a favorite shop!
    Best,
    Colleen

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  50. Stacey wrote:

    I'm loving the sandals and bag! Great post! xx

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  51. Hilary wrote:

    I'm so glad that you mentioned the swimsuits at Target. I own 3! and they all fit really well and at a great price.
    You totally had me with that model pic with the dog! I was like, wow, she's hot she must be a model/blogger…lol

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  52. Kendall wrote:

    Yay for cocktails by the beach.

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  53. How fun to see a summer post among the falling leaves and temperatures ๐Ÿ™‚ I could hold on for sure and not have to suck in so bad with a bad to the bone suit like that one from Target! I just need the dock and pup in my arms to make it all complete ๐Ÿ™‚

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  54. Kathy wrote:

    Ok…I'm thirsty, great post!

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  55. Mmmm love all your picks–that cute tunic and mojitos, yes! p.s. I wear that same Essie color forever too or Mademoiselle–I think it's very similar.

    xo Mary Jo

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  56. Sissy- I bought the same bathing suit and nail polish this summer! Thanks for sharing, abby

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