Over the course of my elementary school years after classes let out for the summer, I fondly remember my mom taking my little sister and I "summer clothes" shopping. Perhaps only rivaled by the joy of picking out a twirly, pastel colored Easter dress, this annual June outing was one of my favorite mother/daughter excursions. The three of us would pack into our SUV on a Saturday morning, pick up chocolate chip bagels with strawberry cream cheese, and head to the mall. My sister and I would sprawl out across the backseats—a pile of bruised, pre-pubescent limbs-—while we tossed Chiclet candies into each others mouths and giggled at the way my mom's oversized sunglasses made her look in the rear-view mirror. Laying in the back together, we'd each pull out our Duct-Tape wallets and compare how much money we'd saved from our allowances to spend on tank tops and Converse for the summer. My sister and I have a sense of complimentary thriftiness since we both learned from my dad's frugality at young ages, which makes her my favorite shopping partner to this day. Because of these memories, restocking my wardrobe throughout May and June holds a nostalgic place in my heart.
My favorite pieces for this season, displayed below, form a collection of Parisian details, muted colors, and vintage overtones. Even after shopping in Los Angles over the past month, some items that still remain on my "To-Get" list for the summer include: the perfect woven basket bag (preferably a vintage picnic-inspired one), cat eye sunglasses, and high-heel mules. Shop my favorite picks below (all links and credits underneath the image grid).
SHOP THE LOOK: Pixie Market Mustard High Waisted Shorts ($82); Le Specs The Last Lolita Cat-Eye Sunglasses ($77); Monogram NUDES Classic Fit ($65); Zara Heeled Mules With Bow ($40); Free People Audrey Picnic Basket ($78); Topshop Stripe Glitter Ankle Socks ($4); & Other Stories Mini Floral Print Blouse ($85); Pixie Market Stevie Cut Out Pocket Jeans ($100); Mango Relaxed Cropped Mom Jeans ($60); Zara Block Heel Mules ($16); Free People Workin' Girl Blouse ($78); & Other Stories Lace Up Swimsuit ($55)