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five summer footwear staples

It shouldn’t be a secret that I love shoes. Especially of the open-toe variety. So, I pretty much live for warm-weather footwear. I really think women’s shoes have been having a renaissance, and these are some styles I’m lusting after this season.

White Leather

Something about smooth white sandals is just so appealing this time of year. These would look just as great with a t-shirt dress as a pair of cut-off denim shorts.






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hot, hot, heat. SCAMP in white patent. ☁️

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Feminine Flair

Brother Vellies makes a similar shoe (the Burkina sandals) and I love the understated femininity of gathered fabric in a pastel color.




Block Heel

Ah, a style I will NEVER tire of. I own so many sandals and shoes with a block heel, and I adore them all. It’s the chicest and most comfortable way to add an inch or two to your height.



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Pink Jardin Heels

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Woven Elements

If you’re over espadrilles, take a gander at summer shoes that incorporate raffia/straw or something else that looks like a picnic basket for your feet.





Something See-Through

Channel your inner Kardashian and find a sandal with some kind of plastic-y element. Tip: these Who What Wear shoes are literally $25 at Target. They have a higher-heeled version, too.



sunday DIY

Lately, I’ve been in a creative mood and decided to craft something simple and pretty. I love Mason jars and their seemingly endless uses, operating as drinking glasses, pencil holders, and flower vases in my small apartment. I stumbled upon plastic Mason-jar-style cups at a dollar store, and found pretty gold and paper stickers at Target for just a dollar. I used colored markers, which I already had, to accent the gold stickers. Image

With only three items, it was super easy to decorate and personalize the cups I bought. I made one as a gift for my sister, and another for myself. It’s best to draw on the stickers before applying them to the surface, which should be done carefully so they don’t wrinkle. Since the stickers are paper, it’s best that these are rinsed gently rather than putting them through a dishwasher after use. Happy crafting!Image