Summer Home And Fashion Essentials

Summer is here! Although the temperature doesn’t shift much here in SoCal, I love taking the change in season as an opportunity to make little changes to my style and house. Just like scarves, garland and lights add festivity to Christmas, it can be just as fun to use specialized decor and details to deck out the summer months!

Today I’m sharing a few items that add a perfect splash of summer to your life. But wait! It gets better!

I created this list of items using ShopAtHome.com. What’s that? It’s a site that provides amazing coupons and cash back to some of my favorite stores! You can register at ShopAtHome.com (totally free!). Before you start online shopping, check the site and activate your coupon codes. The site tracks your purchases then sends you a monthly rebate check for the cash back you earned through your purchases.

To get an idea of how it works for different retailers, check out these items that can help you and your home be ready for summer!

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  1. Colorful table linen –  Summer means lots of BBQs and poolside entertaining! I’m all about paper plates when it comes to outdoor dining, but a great set of bright table linens adds color and glamour to the simplest of backyard BBQs. I found this set at World Market and if you shop through ShopAtHome.com, you can get 15% off regular items and 4% cash back!

  2. Beverage Dispenser – It’s important to stay hydrated year round, but this can be especially difficult in the summer heat. I find that keeping a pretty dispenser filled with spa water makes staying hydrated a little more fun. It’s also great for entertaining! Pier 1 is offering 50% off clearance items, and you could also get 2% cash back on your purchases.

  3. Scents – I’m big on candles. While I like to go for warm amber and spicy sandalwood scents the rest of the year, I think a summer scented candle can totally transform any room in the house. Kohl’s is currently offering 15% off store wide, and you could also get 4% cash back.

  4. Beach Bag – It wouldn’t be summer without a few trips to the beach! Haul everything you need and look stylish doing it with a glamorous (and gigantic) tote bag! This one from Jonathan Adler can be found on Lord and Taylor, which is offering 50% off select handbags and 5% cash back.

  5. Espadrilles – A great pair of opened toed shoes goes with almost anything during the warm months. I love this textured pair from Tory Burch! I can see this going with everything from a swimsuit and cover up to a simple maxi dress. Nordstrom, through ShopAtHome is offering 60% off designer clearance as well as 3% cash back.

  6. Sun Protection – Whether you like getting a tan or not, SPF protection is so important! I usually don’t use anything less than SPF 50 and this one from Sun Bum smells great and is in an easy to use spray bottle. You can find this at Ulta.com, which offers 5% cash back!

  7. Water Bottles – Stay hydrated while you’re out and about in the heat. You can find bottles like this almost anywhere but if you go through ShopAtHome.com for this one from Walmart, you get 6% cash back and free shipping if your order is over $50.

  8. Throws – No matter the season, I love having a few throw blankets around. They make a room look more finished and add pops of color to basic furniture. In the warmer months I like to layer soft knits in fun prints on my sofa. I found these at Macy’s, which offers 7% cash back!