The week or so before Memorial Day is my favorite time to start shopping for new summer essentials.

From a few summer skin care updates to cute sandals and tops, plus all the summer entertaining must-haves, it’s a great time to shop for fresh favorites.

Like I really need an excuse to shop… but that’s a post for another day 🙂

Let’s start with some new additions to your summer wardrobe! And to see more about the items, just click on the blue underlined description for details!

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Summer Sandal Essentials

Let’s start with some new sandals! I found a few at QVC that I thought looked really cute for the warm months ahead.

Aren’t these thong sandals from Clarks adorable?

Clarks is known for comfort, so I have no doubt, this floral style will be supportive and comfortable underfoot.

The turquoise color of these summer sandals made me smile, but I’m also a huge fan of having a “nude” sandal, so check out this sand colorway too.

My family wears summer sandals by KEEN year after year. I like the look of the style above for its simple, casual vibe.

I also like that these sandals aren’t completely flat. The coverage across the foot keeps it feeling secure, and it looks pretty stylish for a sporty company.

I can see myself wearing these sandals with shorts, skorts, cropped pants and even a flowy maxi dress. Seems like the perfect summer essential to me!

One summer sandal I always reach for is an espadrille.

Espadrilles have such an effortless vibe but they still seem to add a little oomph to an otherwise casual look. I think this style from Easy Street looks just right for the summer.

Easy Street offers a wide range of sizes and widths, so be sure to check the brand out if you have a hard foot to fit.

My Favorite Fashion Styles For Summer

I’m a casual gal. A good tee-shirt paired with either a pair of crop pants or a denim skirt is my usual summer uniform. Take a look at a few brands and styles that work for me and might be nice essentials for your wardrobe as well.

NYDJ is my absolute favorite denim brand. For over a decade (that is NOT an exaggeration!) NYDJ jeans have been my go-to.

Before you say it, let me say something first. I know they’re expensive. But when I find a pair of jeans that fit and make me look good… so I actually feel good… SIGN ME UP!

A pair of white jeans are a MUST for summer. CLICK HERE for details

PLUS, the quality of NYDJ is excellent so you don’t have to worry about replacing them all the time. You’re buying a new pair because you know how much you love them.

Can you imagine? JEANS YOU LOVE? JEANS THAT FIT? I’ll come off of the soapbox, but as a gal with curves, who has also fluctuated in size, they’re the best jeans I’ve ever worn.

While I don’t wear shorts very often, but I do love a denim skirt. I have the above style and wear it all the time. And when I’m not wearing it, my daughter, Kylie, asks to borrow it. You need at least one!

But if you want two, check out the one below which is on clearance and comes in several colors. I even own it in several colors 🙂

Isn’t this tasseled shoulder tee with a hoodie by Kim Gravel adorable? What a fresh take on a tee-shirt! Kim does a great job with her collections and she’s so fun to work with!

Set Your Summer Table With Style

I love to entertain outdoors. And as you know, I love to set a fun and festive table. Take a look at these tabletop finds for your next pool party or barbeque!

Click HERE for this serving board set

If you’ve ever used a gas grill, only to discover that your propane tank was empty, you’ll really appreciate this propane tank gauge that will let you know if you’re running low!

Click HERE for this propane gauge

Summer Skin Saviors

I love sharing my favorite beauty products. I also like to keep my routine simple, and I work really hard to keep SPF and soothing ingredients in my summer skincare assortment. Here are a few things I like:

I love Lancer skin care products and this Sheer Fluid Sun Shield is a new favorite. It’s very light on the skin, but it has SPF 30 so I know I’m protected. I put this product on under my foundation or when I’m out working in the garden.

Click Here for this argan sugar scrub duo

If you want to slough off dry skin, Josie Maran’s argan sugar scrub is hydrating, gentle and simply put, a pleasure to use! Be sure to follow up with the Argan Body butter for the total argan hydration experience!

Click HERE for this Tatcha Lip Mask

This TATCHA lip mask is a nightly ritual for me. It’s a bit of a thick jelly-like consistency, but that allows it to cling to your lips overnight so that you wake up with softness!

click HERE for this dry shampoo…a summer must have for great hair!

I’m happy to see that QVC is now carrying hair care by Bumble and Bumble. I continue to enjoy their products like this dry shampoo because it doesn’t leave that white residue.

Remember to spray at the roots, about 10-12 inches away. For hot sweaty days or nights, this dry shampoo is a great way to refresh your look without a full rewash.

And since I’ve been a WEN girl for many years, I’m here to remind you to pick up your value gallon! My favorite has always been the WEN kids’ watermelon. It’s creamier than the other formulas (in my opinion) and it’s a bit lighter too.

So there’s a little roundup of some of my favorites to shop for on a QVC free shipping day. I hope they help you with some of your summer essentials shopping!

For more of my QVC favorite products, check out these blogs:

My Favorite Home Products From QVC

The Best Beauty Favorites Worth Trying From QVC

More Favorites to Shop For on Free Shipping Days at QVC

And for more FREE SHIPPING, be sure to check out some of the jewelry items I’m featuring over at the Just Jill Shop!

Mark your calendars!! Be sure to join me on my @justjillbauer Facebook page on Tuesday night at 8p eastern time for a LIVE chat with Valerie Bertinelli so she can share the story of her collaboration with Be Kind, Humankind and these great bracelets! HERE for these bracelets by Valerie Bertinelli

See you then!

From my summer home to yours,


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