This post is sponsored by Zulily & ShopStyle.
Hi friends! Coming atcha with another fun Zulily post today, and this time I’ve totally been suckered into loading a good number of these finds into my own cart. (Hazards of the job.) The funny thing about when we write these posts is that, since Zulily is more or less a new store every day, we never know which angle we’re going to take when we hop on in the morning. Today, it turns out, we’re talking all the bright, sunshiny things I’m eyeing to make our modified summer plans (read: cancelled road trips and summer camps) feel more…intentional.
Summer At Home: Find Bright Family Fun At Zulily
Easy dresses (you know I’ve been all about those, lately). Eco-friendly plates and bowls for outdoor entertaining. Sunny, transportive cookbooks. And masks, of course. For when we do venture beyond the confines of our humble abode. I even threw in one of those *gulp* water slide bounce houses. The Zulily price on this one offers amazing savings (it’s less than half of what a week of summer camp goes for around here), it’s substantial enough to feel impressive in your yard (to your kids, at least) without taking up too much space, and it sounds like it’d be perfect for the preschooler age set. (Even if this only lasted us one summer, we’d happily sell it or share with a neighbor next year — which would, inevitably, inspire Lana to instantly regain interest. Funny how that works…)
Here’s to a summer that’s sunny and safe, whatever your plans may be. And as always, Zulily’s sales are constantly changing, so if you see something you love below, snap it up while you can!
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1. AQS Mirrored Lens Sunglasses // These are so fun and available in a six other colors — not to mention they’re more than $100 off the retail price. I love the classic shape, too.
2. Prime Bands Rainbow Apple Watch Strap // All these home workouts have me back in the routine of wearing my Apple watch daily, but I’m craving a way to make it feel a little more fashion-forward. I love the style of webbed bands like this, and of course the rainbow stripe feels perfectly summery (and PRIDEful, too!).
3. Ceville Double Buckle Sandal // These feel a heck of a lot like the EVA Birks that are having a major moment, but for $13! Loving the citron hue here, but there’s also a bright poppy red, sky blue, black and white. I’ll be leaving these by the door for lounging in the backyard.
4. The Sak Cali Stripe Crochet Bag // Fully smitten with this rainbow stripe bag, which features The Sak’s signature crocheted styling with a color scheme that feels both retro and current. It’s the perfect size, too, and the zip top keeps everything contained.
5. Roxy Striped Avila Beach Dress // I have a soft spot for this dress based on the name alone since I frequented Avila Beach during my college years — but regardless, this is the quintessential striped summer dress. Totally easy and beachy, and ideal for back-yarding, too. Adjustable straps!
6. Tie-Dye Lounge Set // I just can’t leave well enough alone with the tie-dye — and it seems y’all are with me, because everything keeps selling out! This set is still fully stocked, though, and the sherbet-y colors are a dream come true. Also loving this shorts set, too, if you want more color options.
7. Striped Caftan // 2020 has been called a lot of things, but for the purpose of this post, I’m going to go with The Year of the Caftan. I love this striped babe, which would look so chic with a little braided leather belt, too. I’d pair it with those sunnies and those slides up there for a look that screams BEACH.
8. Pasta, Pretty Please Cookbook // Lana and I stumbled across Salty Seattle’s (Linda Miller Nicholson’s) IG feed a while back, and we’ve been in the groove of making homemade pasta ever since. We’ve got a lot to learn (we’re still rolling everything by hand, which has taken a surprising toll on my triceps!) but I know we’d both adore looking through this book by the same author. Plus, you can bet that if I’m going to be running any “summer camps” from the confines of our house, food will be involved.
9. Aloha Kitchen Cookbook // My friend Alana Kysar authors this book, which I’ve been cooking from for the better part of two years now. It’s GORGEOUS and completely transportive to her island home of Maui. The photography and storytelling leaves nothing to be desired. If you’re looking for a way to travel via your senses, I can’t recommend it enough. The SPAM musubi, shoyu chicken and gau (a sticky, Chinese brown sugar rice cake) recipes are all dogeared in my copy.
10. Vibrant and Pure Cookbook // Ok, tell me this book doesn’t look like summer. I’m always looking for inspired ways to eat lighter in the warm weather, and this book is pure eye candy.
11. Bentgo Bento Lunchbox // We’ve talked a lot about lunchboxes — and bento-style lunch boxes, in particular — around here, and Bentgo always receives rave reader reviews. This is the best price I’ve ever seen for it: $20 (half-off!). Available in several colors, too. Perfect for when the school year starts up again, for summer camps (if they’re available in your area) or just for picnicking in the yard.
12. Now Designs Ecology Plates + Bowls // We recently updated our backyard, which means LOADS more meals consumed on our new concrete patio. As such, it seems like adding a few sets of these sustainable, outdoor dishes would make a lot of sense. (We haven’t dropped anything yet, but it feels like only a matter of time…) They’re made from a blend of melamine and plant pulp, dishwasher safe and just dang cute. Loving these bright bowls and plates, but there’s a muted version, too, that’s super pretty.
13. Kids Gamer and Graphic Face Masks // Finding cool kids’ face masks has been kind of a challenge – many of them feel too cutesy, but these are just cool. Love the darker color scheme — and a week’s worth of masks for $17 seems like a steal. They’re also available in two sizes, so little and big kids are all covered.
14. Kids Fruit and Animals Face Masks // Still craving kids’ masks with more of a playful vibe? These feel totally classic and cute without featuring specific characters or cheesy patterns. Plus, they were handpicked (from literally hundreds of masks on Zulily right now) by Lana, herself. Like the ones above, these are also available in two sizes for big and little kiddos.
15. Adult Tie Dye Face Masks // Still riding the tie-dye trend, and I searched long and hard for these: totally classic, non-cheesy tie dye designs (the heart! I mean…) and 100% cotton. Under $20 for the pack of five, too. Loving these kiddo-sized tie-dye masks, as well.
16. Children’s Illustrated Encyclopedia // Chris and I both owned a version of this classic book, and Lana has literally spent an hour flipping through the pages and taking in the pictures. It’s fun to use as a functional resource, too — and a nice departure from relying on Siri or Alexa for the answers all the time.
17. Sportspower Jump n’ Slide Inflatable Water Slide // Like I said above — sorely tempted on this one. It’s less than half of what a week of summer camp would cost us, it’s “impressive” but not TOO big, and it can be used with or without the water feature, which is perfect for our area, where it’s not always hot enough for water play. Sounds like it’s ideal for kiddos in the 2-6 years range (mayyybe a little older?). And when the kids tire of it, I guarantee you’ll find a neighbor more than willing to take it off your hands.
Happy hunting, friends.
Big thanks to Zulily and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post. I’ve been a fan of Zulily from the very beginning (hi, always on the hunt for a great deal, especially clothes for a growing kiddo!) and I had so much fun browsing the site this morning for finds that will help make our summer of sheltering in place feel a little brighter. And thanks to our readers — hey, that’s you! — for showing up to this space time and again and supporting the partners that keep us doing what we do. 🙂
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