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SG's Picks of the Month for June

These are a few of my favorite things..

Picks of the Month

Each month, I share my favorite finds, from clothes to music to grooming goodies. Share your own in the comments section below, and check out past picks here, here and here

I am gobbling up books like cookies this month. All the travel I’ve been doing – along with a few flights thoughtlessly NOT including tv’s in the headrests – so rude – have meant that I’m getting more reading for pleasure time than usual. These are two of my favorites.

The Goldfinch

This winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction is definitely the book you’ve been missing this summer. The perfect read for those lazy days lying out on your hammock with a cold one. Warning: you may not want to put it down until you’ve read it cover to cover.

#GirlBoss

Sophia Amorus tells the story of how she went from dumpster-diving, to being the CEO and founder of Nasty Girl, the online fashion retailer. If that doesn’t inspire you, then I don’t know what will.

Andrew Wiggins’ NBA Draft look

The “Canadian Lebron” is already breaking out like his namesake, style-wise. I heard his black and white jacket described as “shattered iPhone case” chic, but I loved it. What say you?

US Men’s Soccer Team Jersey

As much as I love a stylish look to support your team (see here, here, here, and here), I have to give it up for these brightly color blocked jerseys. I hope I get to see them well after tomorrow!

Nourish Snacks 

More on-the-go treats for my bag. Look good? I even snagged you guys a discount if you want to get ‘em for yourself.

Short-ish Swim Shorts

I’m all for you showing off those kneecaps on the beach this summer! The trunks above hail from Bonobos, but I like these from Everlane and Orlebar Brown too.

By now you guys know I’m on the shorter is better bandwagon when it comes to shorts, and that extends (or..the opposite?) to swim trunks.

And it’s not that I want you dropping a ton of dough on a swimsuit, but I have found that quantity does not equal quality as it applies to swim trunks. It’s easy to find a pair of $15 cargo shorts that extend three inches past your knees…but you’re a grown man and you don’t want that. So you may actually have to pay more for less, in this case.

Think of it like a fancy restaurant – the portions are smaller, but what you get is way, way better than a value meal.

Travel

I’ve been on the road a lot this summer, and far from feeling like a drag, each trip has made me want to travel even more. I’m starting to put together a destination wish list ­ from close (Palm Springs ­ well, close­i-sh) to far­flung (Bali).

The Bleachers- I Wanna Get Better 

This single is infectious. I know it’s always on the radio, but I’m somehow not sick of it yet. I love that Fun (I refuse to acknowledge the “.”)’s Jack Antonoff described the vibe of this side project as “inspired by an 80s John Hughes movie.” It just hits the sound on the head so perfectly.

 

TELL ME:
WHAT WERE YOUR FAVORITE FINDS IN JUNE?

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