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10 Things To Do Before Summer Ends

10 things summer

With August right around the corner, we’re definitely all starting to panic that we haven’t made the most of our summer. June and July always fly by, and we’re left with one month to make all of our winter daydreams come true. So, instead of panicking, start here! We made a list of 10 things you can do to finish of your summer with a bang!

boat day

Have a boat day

Nothing says summer like lounging on a boat with the ocean breeze flowing through your hair and the sun shining down. Grab your cutest suit and have a boat day. Don’t forget to pack the snacks and seltzers!

See a drive-in movie

This old school activity is the perfect summertime date! Bonus points if your boyfriend has a pickup truck – set up the bed with lots of blankets and pillows and  you’re good to go!

drive in movie
berry picking

Go berry picking

One of the best parts about summer is the yummy foods, especially the fresh fruits in season! And, there’s no fruit that’s more fresh than fruit that you’ve  picked right off the plant! We absolutely love all kinds of berries, especially raspberries!

Chase the sunset

It’s no secret that all of the best sunsets happen in the summertime. We’re especially lucky here at the Fifth & Ninth headquarters because we have the privilege of seeing the most magical beach sunsets at the end of every work day! So, pick a spot and chase the sun until it goes away for the night (and then do some star chasing).

sunset chasing
buy it

Buy that one thing you’ve been wanting

Come on, you know there’s at least one thing that’s been sitting in your cart online for way too long… buy it! Whether it’s our signature product, the beauty bank (which is an illuminating compact mirror that also serves as a portable charger) or a brand new iPhone case, just buy it! After a summer of hard work, you deserve it! #treatyoself

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Attend an outdoor concert

Another summer classic activity is attending summer concerts – especially country concerts! Seriously, is there anything better than dancing around to Luke Bryan in your favorite pair of cut-off jean shorts and a  cold beer in your hand?!

outdoor concert

Get in the water

Whether it’s kayaking along the nearest river, waterskiing on your friend’s boat, or just jumping in the ocean… get in the water! There’s nothing like crunchy hair and salty skin!

Make the perfect summer cocktail

You probably have dozens of summer cocktail recipes saved on your Pinterest account, just waiting to be made. Well, now’s your time! Set some time aside to have a cocktail hour with your favorite girls and catch up on the drama of life. That frosé is calling your name, girl!

summer cocktail

Have a bonfire

Make sure you have at least one night filled with friends, family, and s’mores! Another must-do summer activity is sitting by the fire and sharing old stories with good friends. Don’t forget to set aside time for the people who mean the most to you!


Last but definitely not least, set aside alone time for YOU! Amongst the chaos of summer and trying to cram everything into such a small amount of time, don’t forget to give yourself a break to breathe. You deserve a day of relaxing by the pool with your favorite sunhat and your best playlist.

pool day

We hope you love these ideas for things to do before summer ends!


The Fifth & Ninth Squad!

Do you love our summer ideas? Click the link here to check out our Pinterest where we share our favorite lifestyle content!

And, if you liked this post about things to do before summer ends, you’ll love our other summer post: Our 5 Must-Have Summer Products. Click the link here to read more.

4 Uses For Our “Don’t Need You” Pouch

clear clutch black zipper funny quote

New Product Alert!

We’re so excited to introduce our newest product: the Don’t Need You clear vinyl pouch. With tech accessories and sunglasses under our belt, we’re ready to venture out further into the world of fashion. So, we wanted to create an accessory that’s both useful and trendy! As you can see, this bag is completely see-through, exposing all of its contents. Not to mention, the quote printed on the front is too real: “A BUNCH OF SH!T I DON’T NEED.” This bag comes in two variations, one with a pink zipper and one with a standard black zipper. We’re completely obsessed with this new product, and we want you to love it just as much as we do. So, we decided to create a list of just a few ways you can use this clear clutch!

Use it at the beach

 With our headquarters right near the ocean, we always have beach on the brain! When designing this clear vinyl pouch, one of our first thoughts was that it would be the perfect beach day accessory. There’s truly nothing worse than finding sand in every crevice of your stuff, so we found the solution. Simply throw your phone in your Don’t Need You pouch and it’ll be protected from the sand at all costs! Not to mention, you can use this to store sunscreen or tanning lotion so it doesn’t leak onto your other things.

Use it during travel

Next, on the topic of leaking lotions, we thought our vinyl pouch would also be the perfect travel accessory, especially to store shampoos and conditioners! It’s pretty much the perfect size for most full-sized shower products, making it the ideal way to isolate them from your clothes in your suitcase! In addition to this, you could also use the Don’t Need You pouch to organize your clothes when travelling. For example, you could store your delicates in this pouch to separate them from your shoes and other items. And, since the pouch is slim, it won’t take up any extra room in your suitcase, so you can totally pack that extra outfit!

Use it as a night-out clutch

When these pouches arrived in the office, we were seriously fawning over how insanely cute they are! In fact, we decided that they would even make a cute going-out clutch to bring to the bar! As you know, translucent bags are very on trend, so this one will fit right in! The Don’t Need You pouch should definitely be used by the daring girl who’s not afraid to give everyone a glimpse!

Use it to protect your fave accessories

You didn’t think we forgot about tech accessories and sunnies, did you?! The Don’t Need You pouch is the perfect place to store some of your more fragile things. Instead of simply tossing your sunnies or beauty bank in your purse with the rest of the “sh!t you don’t need”, store it in your pouch within your bag. The extra layer of protection will do wonders. Not to mention, it will make it much easier for you to find the important things amongst everything else!

Which Fifth & Ninth Case Suits You Best?

QUIz case

If you’re in the market for a new phone case, but you’re not quite sure which one you should commit to, we’ve got you covered (no pun intended). Simply take this personality quiz and we’ll tell you which Fifth & Ninth phone case you should put on your iPhone!

As you answer each question, be sure to keep track of the number corresponding with your response. Then, whichever number you chose the most will match up to which Fifth & Ninth phone case you should buy! Have fun!

  1. Which word best describes you?
    1. Cheerful
    2. Easy going
    3. Loud
    4. Iconic
  2. What’s your first thought in the morning?
    1. Yay! Another beautiful day!
    2. 5 more minutes…
    3. OMG. Need food.
    4. Ready to take on the world!
  3. What makes you the happiest?
    1. Spending time with my friends and family
    2. Travelling
    3. Dogs!!!
    4. Crushing my career goals
  4. What’s your favorite Beyonce song of all time?
    1. Crazy in Love
    2. Halo
    3. Single Ladies
    4. Run the World
  5. What’s your dream job?
    1. Teacher
    2. Writer
    3. Athlete
    4. I just wanna be famous
  6. Pick an Instagram filter
    1. Clarendon
    2. Gingham
    3. Lark
    4. Valencia
  7. Which place is your dream vacation destination?
    1. Santorini
    2. Dubai
    3. Bora Bora
    4. Paris
  8. What’s your specialty at a dinner party?
    1. Baking the desserts
    2. Playing the music
    3. Mixing the drinks
    4. Being the life of the party, duh!
  9. What’s your favorite place to shop online?
    1. Revolve
    2. ASOS
    3. Amazon
    4. Whatever boutique I stumble upon
  10. What’s your favorite type of dessert?
    1. Ice cream (with sprinkles, of course!)
    2. Pie
    3. Does a chocolate martini count?
    4. Cupcakes

If you got…

Mostly 1’s: Say Yes To Sprinkles

It’s no secret that you’re a total ball of sunshine 100% of the time! You’re always in a good mood and you spread joy wherever you go! You should definitely buy our Say Yes To Sprinkles case, which we designed in collaboration with blogger Color Me Courtney! We know this case will make your phone look just as happy as you are!

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Mostly 2’s: Rose Quartz

You’re the chill one in your friend group! You know how to have a good time without getting carried away, and you’re favorite thing to do is relax! We think our Rose Quartz case would be perfect on your iPhone because it’s trendy, while also showcasing the calming and healing abilities of the rose quartz stone.

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rose quartz

Mostly 3’s: Squeezed Lime

Compared to everyone around you, you’re the one who’s always down for a good time! You’re generally very outgoing and expressive… and maybe even a little loud. You should totally buy our Squeezed Lime case, which we made in collaboration with makeup artist Vlada Haggerty. This case is the perfect combination of funky and fresh. Not to mention, it’s the perfect accessory for summer!

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Mostly 4’s: Queen B

You’re the Queen B of your friend group, and a total it-girl! There’s no obstacle you can’t overcome and no goal you can’t absolutely crush. Since you’re so iconic, we think you should be sporting our personal favorite case, the Queen B case. Inspired by the famous Gucci bee, this case is perfect for the girl who knows exactly what she wants!

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Queen B
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We hope this quiz helped you find your perfect phone case!


The Fifth & Ninth Squad!

Do you love our tips phone case tips? Click the link here to check out our Pinterest where we share our favorite lifestyle content featuring our cases!

And, if you liked this quiz about which phone case is best for your personality, you’ll love our other post: The Ultimate Makeover For Your iPhone. Click the link here to read more.

5 Things To Bring To The First BBQ Of The Summer

5 Things BBQ

Summer has finally arrived, so we can officially celebrate with a trip to the beach and a classic summer BBQ! There’s truly nothing better than being surrounded by friends and family, sunshine, and good food! And, with such a cold winter and rainy spring, we deserve nothing short of the best summer ever! But, while you’re gearing up for all of your outdoor get-togethers, you may be wondering what to bring. Lucky for you, we’ve created a list of our top 5 summer BBQ essential products that you should keep in your bag all summer long!



This summer, we’re vowing to never leave the house without our favorite pair of sunnies, and you should too! Seriously, sunglasses are our number one summer necessity because they shield our eyes from the sun and serve as the perfect accessory all at once! Personally, we like to have a variety of sunnies to go with different outfits. Pictured here is one of our favorite pairs, South Beach, because the aviator frame style is so versatile! If you want to grab a few pairs to complete your summer style, use our code “SUNSOUT” for a “buy one, get a second pair for 50% off” deal!

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Insulated Koozie

This product by Corksicle is one of our favorite things that we’ve stumbled upon for the summer! I mean, could you think of anything more perfect for a summer BBQ?! Basically, the “Arctican” is a can cooler than keeps your can cold for up to 3 hours. Crazy, right?! You simply freeze the cooling core base, twist it on the bottom and drop in your can! Our favorite part is that it keeps your drink from sweating in your hands, and it even comes in the cutest summer colors! Never let your grapefruit La Croix get warm ever again!

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Beauty Bank

Beauty Bank

You didn’t think we forgot about the Beauty Bank, did you? This product is an illuminating compact mirror that serves as a portable charger for your Apple or Android device. It’s the perfect summer accessory for the on the go girl who wants to stay fresh and powered throughout the day. While we keep our beauty banks in our bags all year long, we find it especially useful during the summer months when we’re constantly out and about. So, you’ll never have to worry about your phone dying while you’re at your summer BBQ. As long as you keep your Beauty Bank in your bag, you’ll be all set!

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Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Bring the party to your summer BBQ with this portable splash-proof bluetooth speaker! We all know that nothing gets people in the right mood like some good music. This particular speaker, pictured to the side, has surround sound in every direction, so it’s loud enough to fill a large outdoor space! Not to mention, it fits easily in a tote bag and pairs up with your phone so you can play anything you want to hear! Also, we love that it’s splash-proof, so even pool parties aren’t off limits!

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Tempered Glass

Tempered Glass

Last but not least, you can’t forget to protect your most prized possession… your iPhone! With all of the chaos that goes on during your summer BBQ, make sure that your iPhone screen is safe with tempered glass! No matter how many times you get bumped around weaving through the crowd, your iPhone screen will be safe from cracks and scratches as long as it’s protected with tempered glass! Not to mention, this screen protector is simple to put on and bubble-free!

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We hope you love these ideas for things to bring to your first summer BBQ!


The Fifth & Ninth Squad!

Do you love our summer BBQ product ideas? Click the link here to check out our Pinterest where we share our favorite lifestyle content!

And, if you liked this post about products to bring to your summer BBQ, you’ll love our other summer post: Our 5 Must-Have Summer Products. Click the link here to read more.