It’s getting hot out there and to help us slip into the the “hashtag love summer hate everything else” mindset, we’ve decided to list all the things we’re most excited for this summer 2K19:
Buying expensive sunscreen and forgetting it at home
Getting eaten alive by mosquitos
Summer vacation Instagrams
Summer thirst trap Instagrams
Scrolling through Instagram for like three hours while you sit in the sun
Awkward bathing suit tan lines
Blisters from your new sandals
Trying to sell out-of-season clothing to Buffalo Exchange
Making $2 at Buffalo Exchange
Depression re-watching The Office
Sweating in your car
Sweating on the train
Being sweaty all the time
Granted, it’s still 90º outside and I live in Los Angeles where there is no chance of it being less than sweltering any time soon–but the season for these magical-looking sandals has come and gone.
Pumpkin Spice Lattes are being served and candy corn is lining the shelves of Walgreens once more. That means I have completely fucked up and missed out on getting a pair of my dream sandals, AGAIN.
I discovered Brother Vellies from someone on Instagram. I want to say it was IG cool girl Pandora Sykes? Or potentially my own personal fashion icon Marianne Theodorsen. Regardless, I had never seen sandals as perfect as these.
Seemingly totally flat–and not at all arch support friendly–vegetable-tanned leather soles topped with just the absolute perfect PUFF of feathers on cross-front sandals in various sherbet and other shades. The Madewell mules I regrettably purchased last year with matted grey rat-fur could NEVER.
These sandals are like functional boudoir. They’re sexy and fun and unnecessary and expensive (all words that describe me LOL) and I had plans to buy them all summer long and now as I feel as though I have definitely missed my chance.
It wouldn’t make sense to be walking around in October or November even though I’m sure I’ll be sweating balls in LA. Should I ferry off to Chicago, New York, London, or if we’re being realistic–San Francisco, my poor toes would absolutely freeze. They would go with jeans, but would look incongruous with a coat. Brother Vellies also sells a heeled version that would look incredible with a long dress and a leather jacket, BUT IT’S NOT THE SAME!!!
As summer draws to a close, and people push pumpkin loaf on me until I have to unbutton my jeans, I have nothing left to do but mourn the loss of what could have been some freakin amazing summer ‘fits.
Until then….I guess I’ll be in my Uggs.