Ah, summer. How I have missed you (wait, what am I talking about? I STILL miss you because apparently it’s THAT TIME OF THE MONTH for ol’ Mother Nature and she’s on a mission to put everyone else in Northern Indiana in a bad mood right along with her, hence the lovely spattering of rain and humidity and gloom and otherwise unpleasant Spring weather).
(See former vent session post about Indiana weather).
Regardless of all that, I am still eagerly awaiting those hot summer days and cool summer nights and there are a few things I have been dying to bust out of the ol’ wardrobe. I’m kind of excited about some recent upgrades I have made to my summer wardrobe, and I would like to impart my fashion wisdom (enter sarcastic scoff) on you at this time.
Though rubber flip flops have become a summer staple thanks to Old Navy’s supply which is available in umpteen shades of every color of the rainbow, I have resisted the urge to wear rubber flip flops thus far and will do my best to eliminate them completely from my wardrobe. It’s not that I have anything against them, it’s just that I think there is way cuter footwear out there that can make your outfit look WAY more put together. While rubber flip flops can’t be beat for flipping and flopping around the pool, I have decided to take an oath to vamp up the footwear on a day to day basis. Here are a couple (CHEAP!) alternatives I have found to carry my little footsies through the hot summer months where a closed toe will undoubtedly suffocate my pedicure and surely cause my feet to quiver up and die.
I love that they are gold because as Stacey and Clinton from “What Not To Wear” say, metallic is a great neutral and it goes with any color. Plus, these and are a good “not-black” shoe (the cool black shoe is coming right up). The best part is that they were bought at Marshall’s, at a significant discount from the original price, which is enough to make me buy UGLY shoes. The fact that they are cute, too, is especially great.
Ok, so I’m sure if you have read a PEOPLE magazine in the past year you have seen the gladiator sandals (fondly called Jesus shoes by my mom).
Isn’t she so creative?
Well, i was very skeptical of this trend, as I was of skinny jeans, leggings, bangs, and anything else that celebrities deem “cool” months before the idiotic public gets their hands on said “cool” trend.
I was diligently trying to find me some cheap Jesus shoes when I stumbled upon this pair at Target earlier this spring. It was way too early to wear them, but I knew they would come in handy, and I was right 🙂 I love it when that happens. These are nice and simple, don’t go up to my knees like some of the more hideodorous gladiators that are frequently worn by celebz, and they go with PLENTY of outfits to have been a worthy investment.
What are some of YOUR summer staples?
More of mine to come in later posts.