If you’re like us, your pace is a mile a minute, and if you slow down for one fraction of a second, the wheels are gonna fall off. Relax? Are you kidding? While you’re at it, you’ll also have a crumpet with the queen after your polo match.
But still, National Relaxation Day is coming up. So even if you’re wound tighter than the Spanx you accidentally threw in the dryer, you should at least try to chill out, even just a little. Let’s unpack this, shall we?
First, this is legit.
They say National Relaxation Day stemmed from a UK holiday called “Slackers’ Day,” which I’m just going to say sounds much easier to get behind. Regardless, on this day, we encourage you to somehow find the perfect way to relax. Dig deep here.
Kelly suggests a hot and tender approach using an instrument of loving heat. It involves soft strokes with just enough firm pressure to experience the impact. Relax and feel the straight…
Whoa! Not that, you dirty girl. We’re talking about a BLOW-OUT.
This relaxing service demands you sit and do nothing but enjoy the pampering. And it leaves you looking awesome. You may even be more inclined to do what you had in mind in the first place. Make an appointment here. For the blow-out, silly. Not the sex. That’s a whole other website. Clear your cookies, ladies.
Beyond the blow-out, here are more ways to embrace this day.
Wine, wine, and more wine. This was Kelly’s next answer. Of course, she thought the question had turned to “What’s for breakfast?” But seriously, she still said wine. And for good reason. For so many of us it’s the number-one way to relax. And we don’t even need a national holiday for it. Bottoms up.
Shopping. We’re not going to lie. Retail therapy always tames the savage beast. And this doesn’t have to involve a trip to the mall and painful crowds. For example, you can browse our boutique. The atmosphere is calm and soothing and we’re always here to help. If you’re so relaxed you can’t make it in, you can also shop online. Sip your wine as you look for more perfect outfits to relax in. Like this Dusty Pink Soft Cardigan. Now that’s cozy.
Take a long bath. Another idea: Step away from the chaos and fill up the tub. Crate the kids Make sure the kids are safe, then lock the door and make sure they can’t find you. Then lose yourself in the hot steam. This works for 99% of women. But not if you’re Amber, who claims baths make her too hot. Then try a cold shower. The point it: Escape and relax!
Skip it all together. Another approach to this day? Simply say no. As Melissa says, “I don’t relax.” Perhaps you too are fed a steady diet of food poisoning, children, demands, deadlines and anxiety that you don’t relax either. This is fine! If we know anything, it’s that we can’t keep caving to society and these fabricated holidays. If we’re not ready to relax, screw it. Pour the coffee and keep the wheels on the bus!
At the end of the day, ladies, do what you gotta do. Buy the wine, fill the tub, or fill your shopping cart. Celebrate the day by relaxing – or not relaxing – the way you want! Like in these Sage Drawstring Joggers. So comfy, you won’t want to take them off. Or someone else may want to. You know, after you get that blow-out.
It is sad that so many of us seem to struggle with this. It’s even sadder that there are bestsellers out there to help. And a Real Simple magazine. Now there’s even a national celebration called Simplify Your Life Week. (And, of course, we know about it.)
This should be, well, simple. To simplify your life, just quit your job, step away from the mortgage, and lock the kids outside. Bam! Your life is now simple! But wait, you’re also unemployed, homeless, and incarcerated. There is the downside.
But it is still possible to simplify. And we have four tips that should make it a little easier. And less illegal.
First things first: Narrow down your wine order
You know what complicates life? Having too many options for your wine order. Can you imagine the hours you are wasting in the aisles of Sam’s Club? Or the precious moments you are spending wondering if you’re in a spicy, dry, fruity, or nutty mood. You know you represent them all – at all times.
To simplify, keep your order straight-forward. Have a go-to answer: Merlot. Period. Or: White. Any. Or do like we do. When someone says “wine?” We simply say “Yes.” Easy peasy.
Simplify your wardrobe
Another way to make life simple is by un-complicating your clothes. Now we’re not talking specifically about Garanimals. (My young readers, this was a kids’ clothing line established in 1972. Ask your parents.)
Also, we don’t expect you to wear children’s clothing. (At least not out in public. But if you’ve been that successful on your diet that you fit into kids’ sizes, well, kudos to you.)
But really, what we’re talking about is the “fool-proof simplicity” of items that can be easily mixed and matched by any preschooler. Even our own.
We need to stop making good style difficult. Instead, we need to think simplicity. Pick quality items that can be worn alone or paired with others. Invest in a “look” that’s right for you and start building a stable of pieces. Pardon the animal pun. Start shopping here.
Get a great haircut and style
Now we’re just guessing here. But we’re willing to go out on a limb (animal reference) and say that your everyday routine doesn’t allow for trolling YouTube for how-to-get-the-perfect blow-out tutorials. Those pesky jobs/kids/families really put a dent in that, but that’s another story. Not to mention the other videos you could be searching regarding “blowing.” But we digress.
The fact is no one has time for complicated routines and learning curves. Invest in a quality cut and style that’s in line with the natural properties of your hair and the unnatural demands of your people. Leave complicated for your relationships, and keep your hair simple.
Streamline your shopping
Finally, know that driving all around God’s creation searching for the cutest clothes just takes up too much time and energy – time and energy that could be spent drinking wine. Or helping us identify national holidays.
Instead, simplify your life by buying all your clothes here. Or online here. Tops, bottoms, skirts, dresses, even coats, and shoes, and jewelry, gifts and accessories – we have it all. And of course, they’re the best around. Plus, you’ll master a stylish look that comes together naturally, without even Garanimals labels.
Bottom line: With all the crap we’ve got going on, and those needy jobs/kids/families that surround us, we have to do what we can to make life easier and simpler. Plus, we shouldn’t need a national week to remind us that less is more. Let’s get out there ladies, and take it down a notch. Relax and a pour a glass of wine. And don’t even ask what kind.
Ain’t it the truth?
When we’re not styling hair and selling our amazing wares in our boutique and online, we’re spending time with the friends who have changed our whole lives. And, oh, how we love them.
August 5th is National Friendship Day. Okay, the truth: When we’re not styling hair and selling wares, we’re looking up this $#% on our phones. Regardless, National Friendship Day is approaching, and we’re celebrating our best friends. Join us in raising our glasses to…
The friends who know where we hid the bodies
Well, maybe not that extreme. But you know what we mean. Our friends know us well – our secrets, our dark thoughts, and our bad deeds. And they love us anyway!
You know your friendship is deep when you both hate the same things. Plus, when you’re considering pushing your boyfriend/husband/child off a cliff, a friend will know all your reasons why. Hell, your friend will even help you push. That’s love!
Friends in crime, we salute you! We also salute…
The friends who will tell us the truth
Is today’s lunch in our teeth? Do those jeans make us look fat? Did our husband really deserve to be pushed off a cliff? We love that friends will agree with everything we say (even if they know we’re wrong). But they’ll also tell us the truth. And because they’re not our parents, children, or significant others, we might just listen!
Friendships are built on honesty, trust, and communication. Along with bad decisions and things we agree to not speak of. We honor our friends who will tell us like it is, or at least agree to not mention it. Cheers! We also love…
The friends who are always there
They come in all forms. The ones we see every day, or the ones we haven’t talked to in years. But we call them out of nowhere and pick up just where we left off.
We all have those people we’ve cried with, fought with, travelled across the country with, and of course laughed with. Probably so hard that snot came out your nose. Or we peed. (Just a little bit.) Or we even pooped. Wait. That wasn’t because we were laughing. It was because of e. coli. Of course! Since we’re friends, we’ll go with that.
Finally, on National Friendship Day, we toast to…
The friends who could star with us on our own reality show
You know you have those friends, and you know you’ve thought about it. With the crazy $#% you talk about, you both should be in a show. Airing Mondays. After Bachelor Pad.
Because what you and your friends have done, you know you couldn’t possibly make up. And wouldn’t it be downright stupid entertaining to share it on network television? What a cash cow, and what great ratings. Of course, there’d be more dead bodies to explain. But good friendships always stay strong. Even in prison.
So, in conclusion, happy National Friendship Day. Celebrate the day by reaching out to your friends – old and new – and telling them how much they mean. Give them a hug, show your love, or just help them push someone off a cliff. Let them know they are one classy bitch. We’ve even got a card for that.
Or check out our new timeline cards, which let you create the most personal message possible and save it for eternity. And these cards can even be read out loud at the gift exchange. Which is almost as good as having a reality show.
Until next time, our dear friends, mwah! We love you! Happy National Friendship Day!
It’s hot out, the kids are home, and every road everywhere is under construction. Tempers are high, and too many people are getting up in your grill. We say screw that! It’s National Grilling Month. Who tells us about this shit informative news? We’re not sure, but we’re here to put a new spin on it. Instead of encouraging you to stand around the coals and sink into the sod in your best apron, we have other ideas for National Grilling Month. Simply: During this month-long celebration, take the opportunity to tell everyone to back that grill up!
You heard us….During National Grilling Month, don’t grab your tongs – instead, right your wrongs! We’re giving you permission to step away from the heated controversies of summer and put your grill first.
Even if you don’t have a grill like this, we have some guidelines. Here they are!
First: If this is your barbecue host….
We all know someone like this. Someone whose enthusiasm for the barbecue trumps her enthusiasm for good taste. If this is happening to you it’s time to actively seek other patios, Stat!
If these video crackheads are anything like mine chances are they haven’t seen the sun since they got off the school bus. It’s likely they’re only emerging from the couch to ask you for snacks – but they don’t want the amazing grilled chicken and veggies you just perfected over open gas. (Never mind that you singed your new eyelashes lighting the damn thing and now you have to wash your hair because it smells like fire.)
If you have kids like these, throw that video console on the flames and be done! There are eight weeks left of summer, light a fire under them buns.
And finally: If the city says this is now part of your daily commute, ugh!
This is twisted sister and we’re not gonna take it, no, we ain’t gonna take it, oh we’re not gonna take it anymore…
If you’re dealing with one too many cones and temporary new traffic patterns, we empower you to take a stand. In fact, next time you’re stuck in your hot car, step out, stand up, and walk away. Maybe even leave it running. Ok wait don’t do that.. Just think it, doing it might get you in trouble.
And one more thing: In case you don’t know: BBQs are for the backyard! We don’t want to see you with the tailgate down and your grill pulled around front. Seriously, we don’t.
Whew. Glad we got all that off our chest. And now, we focus on more positive aspects of National Grilling Month: The things that can perfect any patio and beguile any barbecue…
Cute clothes of course!
This White Baby Doll Cami is the ideal look for all things backyard. Welcome to the party!
The Patterned Indigo Maxi is a cool look for these very hot days.
And you’ll have no issue with the classy guest who shows up in this Red & White Circle Top.
In conclusion ladies, behold the possibilities of National Grilling Month and protect your precious grill. Swat down the irritants that are invading your space. Throw out the sauces and amp up your sauciness. Others will thank you! Now go out in the backyard and Fight the Good Fight! Grill on ladies, Grill on..
Friday, July 6, marks International Kissing Day. This means the challenge is on: How many people can you kiss today?
You heard us.
We’re talking about an entire day to celebrate the sport of making out. Yes, you wish we were making this up. But we’re not. International Kissing Day is a real thing. It was established in 2006 to “focus on the kissing that takes place between lovers and to celebrate the place it holds in our society.”
Experts advise that this is not just about romantic kissing. It’s also about general kissing in our culture and society: Kissing on each cheek, greeting family, or kissing goodbye.
We’re going with the first one: Hot, randy sessions with your partner, your spouse, your significant other, or just the guy in line at Raising Canes. (This is your opening, ladies!)
This is the perfect opportunity to pretend you’re the Bachelorette and swap spit with all you encounter. Grab your z-pack, and gear up. But first things first: Make sure you’re kissable.
Come see us
Know that even if you’re doling out tongue for free, it’s still important to look your best. Whether you just need some upkeep, or you want something new, make an appointment. Of course, we can do the basic cut and color. But which style, and what color? Kissing is about opening your lips heart to new total strangers experiences, and so is exploring our color and highlighting options, Keratin treatments, extensions, waxing, updos, or brow and lash tints. We are full service, which mean you can make out with a whole new look. Get it?
Amp up your products
Another way to look your kissable best? Revisit your bathroom and see which is older – your oldest child, or your hair gel? Products expire ladies, and even if yours still have shelf life, they may not be the best ones you could be using. Chemistry has changed, and there are tools out there that can control frizz, reverse damage, add volume and shine, and make color last.
Remember, good looks don’t come naturally. They come in a bottle!! Come in, consult with us, and stock up. Then carry home your new miracle workers with class and confidence. Like in this Mamuye Leather Tote.
Get on your toes
Finally, in celebration of International Kissing Day, join us in embracing the cliché tippy-toe kissing stance.
According to our Google-prowess, this is a common kissing pose. And women are apparently always four inches too short and often without proper foot ware.
Regardless, the Internet says we like these tip-toe kisses. But on this special day, take steps to make them easier. Let’s say by wearing these adorable Brown Leather Platform Wedges.
They’re lightweight and cushioned, for more comfort for your kissing. And they feature a 3 ¼ inch wedge heel, which means you’ll be able to make out in style, without a visit to your podiatrist.
In conclusion, ladies…
The time has come. The time is now. Take immediate action to make yourself kissable. Grab that Emergen-C and use this day to suck some serious face. It’s International Kissing Day. Apply lipstick and handle it. Hey, that would make a great shirt.
Oh, the controversy. Everywhere you look and every channel you flip to. Politics stink. But America is still great! And soon it will be time to celebrate! Independence Day is almost here. To make sure you have choices for your red, white and blue, we are, of course, here for you.
Red – Hardiness and valor
What’s the story behind the colors of our nation? Well, the legend goes that George Washington was very smitten with the red allure of Martha’s lips and always preferred she stain them with a certain berry only found near the Potomac. And that’s why the colors of America began with red.
Oh, and that’s why we don’t drink when we write. Cause we lie!
The truth is red represents hardiness and valor. Yum, that’s good American stuff. If those traits resonate with you, skip the blue and white this season and go straight for the red. Say, in this oh so cute Red & White Circle Ruffle Top. Off the shoulder but with a slip-free lining, this holiday must-have will have you pledging allegiance.
White – Purity and innocence
Well, nothing says America like purity and innocence, but that’s what our founding fathers were going for when they chose white. Regardless, we’re going to embrace it this 4th of July, like in these crisp and sexy White Shipman Pants. High-waisted and full-legged, these bottoms bring liberty and beauty to all.
Blue – Vigilance, perseverance and justice
And finally: Blue. This color represents America’s fighting spirit, and it can represent yours too. Wear it with strength, wear it with pride. Like in this Navy Tunic Dress. Its delicate cutouts and cinched waist make for a liberal fit, while the full short sleeves make it ideal for any conservative celebration. It’s simple, sexy, and in line with our own domestic policy: Walk softly and wear a great dress.
Torn about whether you’re hardy, pure, or vigilant? Combine your red, white and blue for a look that will rock any celebration. And we don’t mean like this:
Doh! Everyone knows Snug Sacks are too hot in July. It’s summer, ladies!
There are real ways to dress for the season that actually match the weather of the season. Like in this charming Striped Tassel Halter. You’ll love the flattering cut, the front tassel, and the racerback back. Check it out!
Another great red, white and blue look: The Moon River Dress, available in store right now. Pair it with a duster or alone, this frock will have others saluting!
Looking for something more casual? Try the Denim Plaid Oversized Shirt. Wear it as a dress or a shirt. It’s comfortable and cozy without being sloppy. People will love it so much, they’ll shoot off fireworks!
In conclusion, Independence Day is coming. Celebrate by wearing colors that mean something, in styles that mean you’re serious about looking great. Or skip the colors all together and dress to express the thoughts you really mean — like the importance of that afternoon cocktail. We’ve got that too.
It always seems like old news, doesn’t it? School’s out, the pool is open, and it’s 100 degrees out. Yet, just right now is the official start to summer. Regardless, this means we can tell you officially why you need to shop now.
First: The water is calling.
It’s time to dive in and head right to your nearest pool, lake or, err, city fountain. But although the schedules are slower and the mood is relaxed, this is not an occasion to slack off. People are watching.
Okay, maybe not this guy. But others are. And you want to look your best. Whether you’re pool-side, lake-side, or sprinkler-side, a great way to rock your summer is with these great ideas for coverups.
This ivory crochet poncho is sheer sass. You can wear it over a bralette or bando. And importantly, you can wear it over your suit. Let people know you’re an expert at more than juice boxes and lunchables. You also know style.
Another look that’s great for a coverup? The Black & Cream Pattern Duster. This lightweight frock has a fun pattern and finished details. It’s easy to throw on over your suit or over shorts. You’ll want to wear it all summer long. Officially.
One more idea? Say yay to crochet. This hot number, the Moss Crochet Knit Dress, can be worn over a tank and jeans, and of course over your suit for a sexy, vintage beach vibe.
Second: Rethink that sweater.
That’s right! It’s still sweater weather. And we have the perfect one for hitting the pool. Right here, ladies!
Okay. We’re kidding. This sweater suit is clearly meant for the lake.
Alright, honestly. No, we don’t condone this look and we’re terrified at what can be found on the Internet. But, we are serious about sweaters and sweater-like looks. Why? Because they make great coverups (especially if you’ve already bought a hair suit).
For example, check out this Snake Print Kimono Cardigan. This looks great over any outfit year-round. And in the summer it makes for a sexy, statement-piece coverup. Ssssssss-sister, you’ll love this!
Third: Take the right steps.
With the official start of summer, we have to take a moment to warn you of the shoe pitfalls. There are many, but we’re here to guide you through them. Here are a few looks not to pursue.
Super shocks. We get it, you’re active. You have to get to the office, and to swim team, and to Target. All in 30 seconds. But there’s more to summer than speed. And if your first criteria for footwear involves rubber and Velcro, please jump back!
Painful steppers. While it’s hard to envision yourself watching Mork and Mindy in any other shoe, we must stop you there. These lethal numbers shouldn’t have been legal in 1982, and they certainly have no business here in 2018. If these wood clompers are in your closet, please toss them now. Or just leave them in the path of your worst enemy – so they can step on them sideways.
Rubber jellies. Summer can make it tempting to wear light-hearted shoes and explore your frivolous side. But no. No, no, no. We can practically see the bacteria forming and we can hear the shoes squeaking. Unless you’re four, please pass on these rubber beauties.
Finally: Take it to new heights.
Of course, we’re here to tell you what you should wear instead, and we have some great shoe ideas. We’re not talking flipflops or strappy flats. We’re talking high wedges that bring a touch of elegance and sexiness to every summer outfit!
Check out the Brown Leather Platform Wedge Sandal:
Or the Camel Rayanne Peep-toe Platform Wedge:
Or the classy Slate Woven Leather Wedge Sandal:
All these looks let you combine the fun of sandals with the glamour of heels. They’re comfy and classy, and chances are we have your size. Grab yours now for some extra height on the patio, in the beer garden, or in line at the concession stand.
So ladies, summer is here, but the clock is ticking. You have, in some cases, only eight weeks left. Officially. Get out there and take in the heat with style that sizzles. Visit us online, or swing by. We’ll wear our best suit.
We’ve seen it, and we trust you have too. The “Dad” look. Poor guy. He does so much and tries so hard, but still bad things happen. This Father’s Day, let dad know he’s got your attention, and you intend to use it for the greater good. These are four things you can do to make sure dad’s not a dud.
Fix the dad do.
First things first, start at the top. This is often an area where dad struggles the most. Maybe he doesn’t have as much hair as he used to.
Or maybe his typical cut involves him shouting out plays like a quarterback: “Let’s see a 2 up the sides, run a 1 down the back, and bring up the top with a 3.”
Or, maybe he has too much hair and he hasn’t addressed it, well, since this dad was a dad.
Yikes, it’s Full House – not Full Head of Hair. Dad may love this feathering madness, but the shaggy do is even getting us hot under the collar.
If any of these scenarios sounds like your dad, it’s likely time for an update. And whether you’re combatting the comb-over or mitigating the mullet, we can help.
Tame those caterpillars
Holy larvae! Is dad sporting this look?
Dad can get away with this – if he’s an award-winning actor, or he’s crucial to the plot of apple pies and band camp. But if that doesn’t sound like Pa, you have a problem.
Turn these caterpillars into butterflies and make them fly away. Now. Bring him in to Nixon & Co for a wax. We know he may resist. He may even be afraid. But tell him you’ll come with him for moral support. Or to shop. Whatever. Remember this is for Father’s Day. It’s about Dad. And by dad, we mean you. We’re flexible that way.
Update his style
This is an area we venture into with some trepidation. We fully believe dad could use a new take on his shiny golf shirt or his pleated khakis. We also have no doubt that a day at the mall with his favorite child would do him good.
But here’s the rub. Dad-style clunky trainers like these are reportedly making fashion headlines.
Now, we know dad’s wearing athletic shoes round the clock not cause he’s a fashion diva. We know he needs arch support and has plantar fasciitis. But the runway experts don’t care. They say dad’s cross-trainers are trending, and Business Insider reports “Dad Style” is showing up in real life and on fashion runways with “increasing frequency.”
You might think we’re making this up. But, bet your looser-fitting pants, we’re not.
This all said, we still think dad could use some help, and you’re the best person to host an intervention address his style. Get dad to the store! Chances are he’s already got his shoes on!
Finally, one more thing you can do for dad on Dad’s Day is to improve the things around him: You! Dad cares about his mortality. This doesn’t mean he wants to leave a legacy. It means he doesn’t want ugly offspring.
And husband’s ego is entirely — and illogically — related to you and your looks. Yes, you need to up your game. And yes, this is a lot of pressure. But we’re here for you. Make an appointment today for a cut, color, blowout, or even extensions. Also, swing by the boutique or shop online and get yourself something pretty. The men in your life would want you to.
Alas, this Father’s Day, show dad you care. Or at least, you care what others think. Take the time to help him – and you – look the very best. All studs. No duds. Make it a great day.
Yes, June 8 is Best Friends Day. Awesome! We’ll be celebrating! But we have to be honest. There are few things we love more than making crap up, so we embrace this made-up holiday. However, we must question: Isn’t every day Best Friends Day? For us it is. And these are just a few ways we love to show our love and appreciation for our BFFs.
Have a skip day
Some days you just need a mental health day, and no one knows more about all the reasons you need one than your best friend. Make a break for it together. Blow off work, blow off steam, blow off all those people asking you to do things. Take a much-deserved break and create some memories.Life will go on, we promise. In fact, we’re so behind this idea, we even have the perfect outfit for it.
Relax at the spa
If a road trip, shopping spree or afternoon at Crush doesn’t do it for the two of you, we must ask: Who even are you? But okay. Instead, make a plan to treat yourselves. Head to the spa for a day of pampering – massages, manicures, or intense facials with fire-hot lasers. Whatever you need to feel and look your best! Or just keep it simple with side-by-side pedicures. Afterward, you’ll look great in these leather platform wedges.
Refresh – together
Is it time for a new look? Sometimes the only one who will give you an honest answer is your best friend. And as long as you’re making appointments, of course, book with us. Nixon & Co boasts our amazing online boutique and a store-front boutique and full-service salon. Whatever is going on, we can fix, improve, update, and refresh. You will love your new look as much as you love your BFF, and well, made-up holidays!
Get them a gift
We get it, you’re too busy. It may not be the best time to blow off everyone and escape with your bestie. But it’s always a good time to shop. On Best Friends Day and every day, don’t miss an opportunity to show your friends how much they mean to you. Give them more than your unconditional love – Give them a present, for God’s sake. Of course, you may be looking for ideas. And, of course you know, we have some.
Last but not least, what makes best friends the best is that you can talk to them. You can tell them almost anything, and by that we mean, anything. Don’t hold back now. And don’t wait for a once-a-year made-up holiday to tell them how you feel. You love them, they inspire you, they are the magic pill that gets you through the day: Whatever emotion you have, let it out. Regardless if it’s inappropriate. That’s even better. In fact, we have a whole special way to help you get it all off your chest.
Alas, ladies, there’s June 8. This date will come and go, but best friends never do. Celebrate on this day and every day, whether it’s with a new adventure, a new look, or a new pair of shoes. Life’s short. Embrace the celebration, whether it’s made up or not.
No more teachers, no more books! Whether you made the long grinding crawl through final exams, or the long grinding crawl through the carpool lines, you made it! Summer’s here and it’s time to celebrate all your accomplishments. We’ve got 5 ways to reward yourself in style.
Wrap it up with bracelets.
First, toss out the backpacks, notebook paper, and schedules. Log off the parent portals, and call it a year. An ideal way to wrap it up is with a new bracelet. We’ve got beads, charms, bangles and cuffs. We especially love this Kantha Coiled Bracelet. It gives you all the colors and textures of wearing layers of bling — all in a single piece. That means it’s a great look for less work. And work, dear friends, is over.
Seriously: The grades, the field trips, the permission slips. You survived them all. And now you can say, bag it. And by that we mean, with a new bag! Take off for the weekend (or anytime now!) with the Alem Cognac Weekender (Cognac not included).
Or toss out the old beat-up backpack and replace it with this one – it’s 100% paper. It looks cool, it reduces the environmental impact, and the material is sustainable (unlike your ability to pack one more lunch).
Show some leg.
Another way to treat yourself? Ditch the pencils for a pencil skirt. This look is classy, but with a little frayed detail that shows you appreciate school is out!
Or, embrace summer vacation with a frey edge denim skirt. It’s short and flattering, without being trashy. Wear it to end-of-year picnics or drinks on the patio. It’s perfect.
Another thing: When school’s out it means the sun’s out. And heat exhaustion is just plain exhausting. It’s time for us bitches to keep drinking – water, kool-aid, wine, whatever you need. You deserve it. This great bottle will keep you hydrated, and make everyone afraid to steal it. It’s yours, damn it!
Finally, rejoice that it’s the end of the school year and the start of summer. Remember that the best thing you can do right now is to breath and be grateful. Another year is over, and the next one will be here in, say, 12 weeks. Slow down and enjoy it.
If you need help taking it all in stride, come in and grab yourself a Gratitude jar. Gratitude will change everything from a stressed schedule to a bad vacation. Practice it daily and see your mood lift. Fill it with snacks and you’ll feel even better.
There you have it. Summer’s here and you have 30 seconds before you see your first back-to-school ads. Don’t waste them. Come in today or shop online to celebrate your wonderful self. You did it, girlfriend!