We're coming in hot with some of our team's favorite things to get you through the dog days of summer! From beach reads to waterproof bags to skin saviors, we've got you covered! We clearly have the jewelry game down, but our savvy crew is constantly feeding off of each other and bringing their A-game with the amazing recommendations! Read on to find out what Local Eclectic deems "Hot Right Now."
"Sun Jellies makes the most adorable shoes and bags inspired by the jelly-styles of my youth. I'm loving the bags though, I want one of each color - I think they're the perfect summer accessory!"
"Best gluten free alternative past I've found, cooks great, allows me a good choice when I'm feeling lazy, so it feels like a treat when it's not. Higher protein, lower carb, meal dreams!"
"A 100% natural retinol alternative! A safe alternative for women that are pregnant and breastfeeding, I am obsessed with this bouncy, hydrating serum!"
"My sister got me Mari's illustrated book "Am I There Yet?" and it's such a hilariously adorable collection of drawings and stories that describe what it's like getting to adulthood."
"These shoes are so hot right now, they sold out! Ha. But the mixed match, Tropical variety is so fun for the summer. Support this female owned, small shoe company!"
"A friend gifted me 'Cuba Libre' for my birthday (hi Colleen!) and now I'm hooked on this nail polish! The formula is super smooth, creamy, and long lasting! Not to mention the incredible color selection, I want the entire collection!"
"The book is the first in a while that I've been really drawn into, it's an easy read that covers a heavy and fascinating topic. Women and Children First Book store is one of the largest Feminist book stores, they support the voices of women and other marginalized communities, and are strong advocates in the LGBTQA community. A Chicago staple since 1979."
"My new everyday eyeshadow palette. The quality of these shadows is amazing and these unexpected, updated neutrals look good on all eye colors and skin tones (I use polkadot everyday as a smokey liner). Plus Melt Cosmetics is a female founded company and they recently got picked up by Sephora so you can play with the products in person before you buy!"
"Am I late to the party with this one? I just discovered Rosalía and I'm obsessed! Her music is a blend of Spanish flamenco, pop, rap, and r&b. I'm loving it for summer. Just like her music, her personal style is unexpected and just really cool. She's coming out with her third album soon and I can't wait to listen to it!"