12 Picks Under $100 That No One Else Will Have
In elementary school after classes let out for the summer, I fondly remember my mom taking my little sister and me "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; this 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)