Summer Style Secrets: The Shiny Pebble

This week’s Summer Style Secrets are coming from Catherine

Here are Catherine’s style secrets for summer!

Havaianas – the original flip flops, created in Brazil. Every year I buy a couple and they never wear out.  So I have a pretty extensive collection.   I bought these peacock silver ones this year.
You can find them here

Get a haircut
Summer free hair is easily achieved with a short do.  Most days in the summer I don’t even blow dry my hair… just wash, spray with something silky and go.

Go shop for some cute, inexpensive Summer Dresses at Steinmart or Kohls .

The Shiny Pebble’s Summer Lemonade
I had a variation of this drink at the River Café (River Cafe) at Prince’s Island Park in Calgary.
Combine:  Tbsp of Honey, Juice of half lemon, Sprig of rosemary
Add: Ice, Perrier water (or some other fizzy water), A few raspberries
Drink it with a straw, so you can mix as you go and enjoy the sweet honey first and then drink up the refreshing sparkling water.

Credit here

Thanks Catherine!
That drink sounds amazing!

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  1. That summer drinks looks delicious indeed!
    And I also should get my hair cut this summer, too;-)

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  2. Stacey wrote:

    That lemonade looks so refreshing! I love her list.

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  3. I like her simple, but fabulous list. Fresh lemonade is such a summer treat! I'll have to try hers! Also, I too, live in my Havaianas during the summer months.

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  4. Such a great Summer list.

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  5. Cara wrote:

    Summer just isn't summer without Havaianas 🙂

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  6. Jacqueline wrote:

    Amazing sister threw her havaianas in the dishwasher…said they came out sparkling, much better than the washing machine.
    Will definitely try the lemonade…thanks Zhush!

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  7. Kwana wrote:

    Great secrets. Thanks!

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  8. Refreshing! I too can't make it through a summer day without slipping on one of my pairs of Havianas!!

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  9. yep yep haircut… need to schedule one asap.
    thanks for the summery inspiration. need to head out to the beach more often. its almost over 🙁
    nice to have met you (through mon)

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  10. The Buzz wrote:

    A simple sundress and some flip flops – that's my kind of Summer Style! Great post and ideas from Catherine!

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  11. Catherine is absolutely fabulous!! I keep my hair shorter in the summer and live in dresses 🙂

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  12. Cannot wait to try that lemonade!

    Love the idea of a summer haircut. May have to go out and get one before August ends!

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  13. The drink sounds delicious! When I think of summer I think of a good book and a fun drink!

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  14. Debby wrote:

    I am definitely trying that drink… I like anything fizzy! xo

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  15. I'm going to follow the tip for putting the havianas in the dish washer.

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  16. I love my Havainas! And I love her ode to summer- so fitting and just right for August.

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  17. i want this summer limonade:)

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  18. Yes, dresses everyday — such a delight!

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  19. I agree with the lemonade and the cute summer dresses! I do both of those pretty much every summer day!
    Have a lovely summer day!

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  20. I live in dresses, even though people think I'm 12! I did the short hair for locks of love a couple of summers ago and my neck was loving the literal weight of my shoulders and breezy exposure. Again, I looked like I was 12 turned 10. I adore people with short hair and I adore this perfect little list 🙂

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  21. Marie wrote:

    Thanks for sharing the lemonade recipe!:D

    I agree, it's better to have short hair during the summer.:D Wash and go!:D
    Beauty. Fashion. Interior Design.
    & Life According to Marie.

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  22. Karena wrote:

    Thank you Sue for featuring Catherine, I have missed her this summer!!

    Art by Karena

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  23. Nice advice! I guess I followed all of the above earlier this summer:)

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  24. coolkids wrote:

    great list!

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  25. Erica wrote:

    I totally need to try that lemonade! It looks right up my alley.

    Thanks for posting this~!

    Classy and Delicious

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  26. That's funny! I am wearing Havianas at this very minute! All great summer suggestions!!!Maryanne xo

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  27. CDS wrote:

    I love my Hav flippers… 🙂 & that lemonade looks so delicious! Great list! xo

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  28. Jennifer wrote:

    Wonderful list! That lemonade looks like sweet perfection. I can't wait to try it!

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  29. style'n wrote:

    great tips…I am sipping some Nantucket Nectars lemonade right now as I am writing this! Also wearing a summer dress 🙂

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  30. Love all Catherine's low maintence style secrets for summer…my kinda girl!!!

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  31. Leah wrote:

    Oh I love finding inexpensive dresses at Kohls! They have such great deals!


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  32. Jess wrote:

    Great list! I love Havaianas – they are on my list to buy!

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  33. I think I would like some of the fancy lemonade this afternoon please!! That is a must try!


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  34. SueSue, I am so happy Charlotta passed the award on to you & the others. I love love love Catherine too. I will be fun reading all the answers to those questions. And, btw, that drink is awesome.

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  35. Krystal wrote:

    that dress is so cute!

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  36. I love my Havaianas!

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  37. great style list! I love Catherine's blog…

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  38. Great style list! I love Catherine's blog… : )

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  39. I think I have a new favorite summer sipper!!! Love it all, Catherine! And Sue!!!
    xoxo Elizabeth

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  40. Love those Havianna's!!!

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  41. I've always loved havaianas! And that lemonade looks delish!

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  42. Excellent tips! I will definitely be making that summer lemonade in the near future!

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  43. I'd love some of that summery drink! Thanks for commenting on my Life guest post – Monica has it up now! My favorite photo is definitely the one with Audrey Hepburn!
    Life magazine guest post

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  44. Woo hoo! I will put on a little dress and some Havianas and sit around and sip lemonade! XO!

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  45. Josie wrote:

    That lemonade sounds fantastic! And love that zipper dress; it's so cute!
    xo Josie

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  46. Gorgeous Summer inspiration Catherine. xx
    Thanks for a lovely hosting Sue.

    Now whilst I have both you girls.. please hop over to my corner and pick up an award I have given you girls.

    xx C

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  47. Melissa wrote:

    Wow, I love that dress!

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  48. Catherine, how lovely to see you here!

    They say that summer is coming back to Seattle before the end of the week. That lovely drink recipe of yours might just come in handy!

    Summer hugs to you both!


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  49. That drink does look delish!!! And I love that dress, thanks for sharing these style secrets 🙂
    Nancy xo

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  50. Milla wrote:

    As sandálias Havaianas são maravilhosas. Elas fazem parte da história de todos os pés brasileiros!
    Adoro o seu blog!
    Boa Páscoa!!
    Mirella (

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