Summer Style Secrets: Summer Is A Verb

 What would a “Summer Style Secrets Series” be without someone who loves Summer so much, that she considers it a lifestyle.  A lady after my own heart, this week’s “secrets” are from Alice of

Sue from The Zhush blog asked me to share a few of my summer style secrets. Well, they hardly qualify as “secrets” but, generally fall more under the headings of “calling card”, “must have” or “stolen from someone more stylish than I“…
It’s not officially Spring til I pull out my Chanel Christalle. I have been wearing this perfume during the Spring and Summer months since I was in high school. The bff, one sister and a niece now follow the same tradition…
I am gaga for Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Creme. I have tried everything, and I mean everything, under the sun to keep my heels from revealing their sockless, toes in the sand, too much running to get skinny existence and this stuff is like manna from heaven…
Aide-de-camp Lizzie and I are huuuge Cool Change fans. I’m telling you, I have been stopped by grey haired women and teenagers alike while crossing the dunes desperate to find out where I got my cover ups…

If you are lucky enough to be in the vicinity of the East Hampton Calypso, they hands down have theee best selection of Cool Change styles and colors. Otherwise, unfortunately, it’s slim pickings online. Guess that just makes them all the more covetable

For years I always had a LancΓ΄me Juicy Tube in Miracle on my person at all times. Then I read that Elle Macpherson swore by Berry Bold sooo out went the Miracle and in came the Berry Bold…

Those blessed with a Hamptons zip code get the Hamptons magazine for free but, we hoi polloi have to subscribe. It’s a gooood beach day when I have a new issue in my pink and green Bean tote…
Kindness of Sue at The Zhush for inviting me to contribute to her Summer Style Series. Once again, someone must not be manning the velvet rope. I’m usually more of a taker, not so much the giver, in any department containing the word “style”…XXOO

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52 Comments

  1. What a great post…I am gaga for Burt's Bees products too…:) Have a wonderful day,sweetie

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  2. Great post, love the idea of a spring perfume!

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  3. So fun! I will have to check out her blog too!

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  4. Krystal wrote:

    cute post! must try the foot cream!

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  5. M wrote:

    Loved this post. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I love that she has such a sophisticates scent specifically for summer. And I think I may have to subscribe to that magazine.

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  7. J. wrote:

    Great choices!

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  8. Cara wrote:

    fun picks! I gotta start using my juicy tubes…I have been lacking with my lip tint

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  9. Stephanie wrote:

    Great post! No one says summer to me like Elle! She is so gorgeous.

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  10. i'm a fan of CoolChange too! .. i'm ALL about cover-ups in the summer – i practically live in a bikini and cover up on the weekends! – :o)

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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  11. Thank you so much for inviting me to contirbute. Happy summer to all! XXOO

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  12. Ooh! I'm all about Chanel No. 19 during the warmer months πŸ™‚

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  13. La Dolfina wrote:

    Enjoyed this post… love the Cool Change Cover-ups, have never heard of them before but I can see why she gets stalked on the beach! The Hamptons Mag looks fun too. I'm off to check out her blog!!!
    Happy Summer!!

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  14. Jammer wrote:

    Nice picks! I'll have to try the burt's bees!

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  15. I've the Chanel Christalle myself, and loving every bit of it. The cover up is adorable. It has such a vibrant, summery color.

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  16. Kat wrote:

    Great post!

    Love the cover up, and all the other secrets too. Nice to have summer time rituals, makes everything special.
    http://kat-kathleenjackson.blogspot.com

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  17. You are so right, summer is a life style (my life style if I had my way…) and a magazine like 'Hamptons' just fits perfectly – plus the other lovely summer items! xoxo

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  18. Nikki wrote:

    Juicy Tubes are my favorite!!!!

    xx
    Nikki

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  19. Oh, Elle Macpherson IS the summer. Gonna buy that lip gloss right now so her style might rub of on me.XX

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  20. Andrea wrote:

    All great tips! On my way to visit her blog. πŸ™‚

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  21. Great post! I LOVE that first pic. I've never been to the Hamptons, and I think I'm really missing out. Must remedy this πŸ˜‰

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  22. What a great post! Off to check out "Summer is a Verb"–what a fab name!

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  23. What a terrific idea for a post – LOVE it!
    Best,
    Colleen

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  24. i adore summer, I'm already sad that the 4th has pasted. I put the foot cream on every night, gotta keep the feet looking their best for sandal season!

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  25. Fabulous… post!! These are definite must haves for summer!

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  26. Kathysue wrote:

    Great post Sue, I am going to go and check out her blog. I love summer style tips in all shapes and forms, so glad you are doing this series, Kathysue

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  27. I am loving these, Sue! And I love Calypso, yup, best cover-ups under the sun! XO!

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  28. Great post Sue, I just adore Alice…great tips indeed!

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  29. what a sweet blogger. thanks for the intro. i swear by the that foot cream. seriously works!

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  30. Jennifer wrote:

    Wonderful summer picks!!

    I ADORE the Calypso outfit!!

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  31. Averill wrote:

    Alice seems to have summer style down pat — I want those coverups!!!!

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  32. Summer is a verb; I love that!!!

    I'll have to try the coconut foot cream! I'm always looking for something to care for my poor abused tootsies.

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  33. Well done and nice to meet a lovely new blogger. I had no idea anyone who lived in the Hamptons received the magazine for free – a simple little pleasure to find in your mailbox – just another gorgeous perk for having the means to live there. What a dream. =)

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  34. I love this post!! So nice to meet you. Have not tried the Burt's Bees for the feet…looks like a new product is on the way!

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  35. pve design wrote:

    Funny, I brought a bottle of Chanel Cristalle to the hospital when my sons were born….and it brings back such vivid memories of when they were little. Now they tower over me, and I still love the luxury of good scents….
    all four seasons. I love summer is a verb, she keeps me entertained and inspired.
    pve

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  36. Leah wrote:

    Yes must get the burts bees foot cream that would be perfect for summer!

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  37. Marija wrote:

    Ooohhhh some good stuff here! And a new to me blog! Yay for this fun series, sue!

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  38. Oh, Christalle was the first Chanel parfume I ever bought for myself! I loved it a long time…
    Love the yummy collection of lovely things!
    Thanks to summer is a verb!!!I am all for it!

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  39. Very cute post and now off to check out a new (to me) blog! Fun!

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  40. Pemberley wrote:

    My heels need Burts Bees baaaaaadly. I'm loving the Cool Change and it looks like there is boutique that has their stuff. Great post great tips!!

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  41. Hazel wrote:

    I have never tried Chanel Cristalle, I usually wear Chanel No 5, so I may need to try the Cristalle for the summer too!! Great post, really enjoyed it! πŸ™‚ Hazel

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  42. sara wrote:

    Love Lancome juicy tubes, the perfect lip gloss for the summer!

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  43. CDS wrote:

    The summer is so fantastic. Hoorah for summer!!

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  44. I wish I could "summer" in my bikini like Elle πŸ™‚
    I think I might have to try Chanel Christalle to smell like summer. Thanks for sharing your ways to summer, you're right it is a verb!!
    Have a good one,
    ~Gail

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  45. I think I'll have to give that foot cream a try. who doesn't want toes that smell like coconut?! : )

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  46. Josie wrote:

    Burt's Bees just SCREAMS summer to me! Love the stuff.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  47. Chanel is THE posh hotel for pampering your bod!

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  48. Yes, yes, yes, Juicy Tubes…in all colours…I have a collection πŸ˜‰ Great post, Love from London x

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  49. Kristen wrote:

    I β™₯ the Burt's Bee's Coconut foot cream! It is a must for your summer feet!

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  50. Pretty Pink Tulips wrote:

    Alice – well, summer is the Best season, as anyone knows!!!! And, I so relate to your love for Hamptons mag…. Whenever I get out to the Hamptons, I savor all the past issues!!! Love your summer style! xo, Elizabeth

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  51. Cashon&Co wrote:

    What great picks! I love lanccomes juicy tubes too….

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  52. I've the Chanel Christalle myself, and loving every bit of it. The cover up is adorable. It has such a vibrant, summery color.

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