What to Do With Your Life in July

Poolside goals are real.

By Jenn Rose Smith
Venita Aspen in Charleston

Outside of snagging an invite to the pool for happy hour, goals for the month are minimal. That’s the beauty of July — the luxurious mix of extra long days and fairly short to-do lists. This month we’re beating the heat with a few great web reads, along with some shopping and film recs, too. Scroll down for ten easy ideas for what to do with your life in July, and don’t forget the sunscreen!

Homesick Candle

Burn a homesick candle.

Even if you can’t make it home for the 4th, you can totally still soothe yourself with a candle from Homesick. This fun company offers specialized candles that tap into your sensory memory through nostalgic scents that can remind you of the place where you grew up. There are also general memory candles, like “Friday Night Football”, “Library”, and “Summer Camp.”

Soho House Barcelona

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Get ready for the opening of the new Soho Warehouse in downtown LA.

Unlike the other LA houses, this one will have hotel rooms so you can actually stay there. Slated to open sometime this month, the elite members only club for creatives is currently accepting applications. Good thing everyone in LA already has a headshot.

When it's too hot for glamping, consider "champing" instead.

When it’s too hot for glamping, consider “champing” instead.

The Churches Conservation Trust tends to about 350 historic churches in the UK that no longer have congregations, and the organization now offers 2-3 night stays in select churches. Holy campout! Read more about the champing trend here.

Tell your boyfriend about Goop Men

Casually tell your boyfriend about Goop Men.

That’s right — our favorite Gwyneth-powered website is now offering content for men, including wellness, fashion, and even podcasts about feelings. Forward it to your favorite guy, then have fun busting him looking at it all the time.

Get serious about corn on the cob.

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Get serious about corn on the cob.

This is THE month for our favorite handheld vegetable, and we’re not afraid to go back for seconds. Check out our newest recipes for corn on the cob three ways here.

Shop the Americana Collection at AE.

Shop the Americana Collection at AE.

American Eagle has always been one of our secret goldmines for affordable summer clothes, and this year’s “Americana” collection is everything we need. A little bit cheeky, a little bit 70s, and a whole lot of fun.

Venita Aspen in Charleston

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Put a stop to negative self talk.

Learn about the dangers of unchecked negative thoughts, and learn an expert’s four step process to getting a grip on negative self talk.

a bright and airy rustic coastal home on fire island

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Start designing your dream beach house.

Check out this tour of Alex Bate’s Fire Island cottage, and go ahead and start a new pinterest board.

See Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Tarantino’s newest film is set in 1969 backlot Hollywood, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt leading up an all star cast. Some critics are calling it another Tarantino masterpiece. We’re excited to see his take on Golden Era Hollywood, with Brad Pitt basically styled as Robert Redford (which he should be at all times.)

Clean out your closet now and make space for fall shopping soon!

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Clean out your closet, already.

Get rid of these ten items in your closet now, and make plenty of room for fall shopping in August and September!