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Summer Accessories With Sizzle

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Rachelle Dunn is the editor of The Lovely Dept., a lifestyle blog featuring her creative projects, pretty internet finds and free printable goodies. This illustrator and designer lives in San Francisco, California with her artist husband, Kyle, and yellow lab puppy, Maia. Armed with a background in painting, a keen eye for color and deep love for beautiful design, her journey to lead a creative life has just begun.

Sweet, sweet summertime. My favorite season is in full swing. These sun-filled days make me long for family vacations, carefree romps in the ocean and throwing together a knapsack for an impromptu road trip with friends. Whether vintage or handmade, Etsy is the best place to start searching for great summer accessories for all of your adventures.

[Clockwise form top left: Raw Yellow Jade on Silk Cord by MissCAlexandria; Resin Ring Gold Flakes by daimblond; Meridian Necklace by MadeByMaru; Peak Brass Ring by youngfrankk; Alicante Porcelain Stud Earrings by MaaPstudio; Vintage retro leopard unique shades by RetroEyewear.]

These items are perfect for spending the day in the sun: shiny, sparkly and fun. Porcelain stud earrings are a simple addition to any outfit, especially in a pastel purple that evokes fond memories of harvesting lavender with my husband. And on these long sunny days, you don’t want to be caught without shades. I’m all about this vintage leopard pair.

[Clockwise from top left: Rectangular Abalone Shell Ring by hannahnaomi; Trivet Knot Nautical Headband by pettibear; High Tide Tote by fluxproductions; Summer Ghost v2 by KimDulaney; Nautical Earrings Sailor Knot by SeaAndCake; Ocean Blue Turquoise Galaxy Bracelet by maddadesign; Mini GEM Studs by gemagenta.]

Hailing from the beaches of Florida, I’m accustomed to running down to the ocean to escape the heat when temperatures jump into the 100s. I will never tire of the nautical trend; I love accessories that present cool and colorful new twists on the classic summer staples.

[Clockwise from top left:Vintage 70's Woven Leather Mules from Ginger Root Vintage; Cute Multifunctional Clutch by EcolutionOval N3 Geometric Ceramic Brooch by depeapa; Berries Wool Felt Cuff Bracelet by LoftFullOfGoodies; Chic Peach Leather Handbound Journal by Baghy; Modern Simple Earrings by diamblondOrange Ombre Quartz Crystal Pendant by dollybirddesign.]

One of my favorite things about traveling is picking up little treasures along the way. When you’re not able to hop onto Route 66, let yourself take a worldwide “road trip” by cruising through Etsy’s cyber highway for some unique finds.

Don’t wait a minute longer! Grab a few of these essentials and make sure to savor these warm days of summer.

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