Remember how in my Stuck On the Beach post, I included those beach umbrellas from IKEA?
We stopped by our local IKEA the next day, and when my husband asked an employee where to find them, she said, "Oh, those were a summer item, so we're not stocking them anymore."
You guys, THIS WAS JULY 2ND. In my world, the first week of July still counts as summer. (My brain seriously exploded when Bart related this incident to me. I was, unsurprisingly, spinning Ella around and around in those little egg pod chairs IKEA sells).
This story is basically to say that if this were a corporate blog, we'd be posting about winter coats dressed up and down today, because obviously sandals are a summer item, and summer is all but finished in JULY (I'm so not over this).
Happily, we're complete non-professionals and can go on our merry sandal-wearing way for all of July, and possibly even into August. Possibly. I mean, I'm not an extremist or anything.
Sandals dressed down (aka, the kind of thing I wear every day):
Shorts: Old Navy // Shirt: H&M // Sandals: Old Navy // Bracelet: Gift from my Mom
Doesn't that bracelet look like you should be at the beach? Instead of unpacking boxes? Too bad, bracelet.
And sandals dressed up:
Shirt: Shade // Skirt: Ross // Polka-dot Shirt: Forever 21
Sandals: Old Navy // Bracelet: Gift from Landen
Also, this polka-dot top? So far out of my comfort zone. I never would have given it a second look on the display table. But my mom convinced me to try it on when she was in town and. . . what do you know? I love it. Proof that, as usual, my mom is way better at dressing me than I am.
Check out Merrick and Landen's completely unseasonal sandal outfits, too (Nope. Not letting it go):