Summer in LA can be brutal. I know I shouldn’t be complaining because in the grand scheme of things, we have it pretty good out here. It’s usually always sunny and never humid. But when the temperature starts creeping up to triple digits, I need to have a stash of cute, easy-to-throw on frocks. And this one—which is from the same friend who gave me this—has quickly made its way to the top of my dress pile. The baby floral print never gets old, and I like that it’s black—a color that I usually (not so much recently) shy away from during the summer.
[top: thrifted (want this) shorts: zara (similar here) shoes: miu miu (other style here, budget friendly style here) bag: vintage givenchy sunnies: ebay (love these & these) jewels: jennifer meyer nail polish: rgb in pansy]
Anyone who shops at Zara knows that when they do a sale, they do a sale. They don’t happen often, but when they do, I always try and make my way over at the start, before things are picked over. I scooped up these adorable retro-esque gingham shorts for a whopping $30! I can never resist high-waisted anything, but on sale? Please. Can’t even handle it! And there’s something about this particular pair that just screams summer. I’ve already been living in them—and it’s only been a week! Who knows how many times I will have worn them by the end of summer. (Hopefully not too many on here!)
As much as I wish I could wear booties (only) during the summer, I have to get some use out of my sandals, right? Can never have too many pairs! Right now I’m totally into these great ones from Sseko Designs. Not only are they incredibly versatile (and comfy!) but I’m kinda in love with what the line is about. They hire women in Uganda so that they can earn money and put it directly towards their college educations. Did you know that women do 66 percent of the world’s work, but earn only ten percent of the world’s income… isn’t that crazy? Obviously I love these shoes, but what’s more, I love that supporting Sseko’s means that I’m helping women in east Africa make a living, go off to college, and pursue their dreams. If that doesn’t make you feel good, I’m not sure what would.
P.S. Like this bangle? It’s also from Sseko Designs! Check my Instagram later today for a fun giveaway I’ll be hosting (hint: you could win one!). I’ll also be sharing Biti’s—one of Sseko’s employees—story, about how one day she hopes to work for the Uganda Investment Authority, and help encourage business growth in her country.