I've recently noticed that my wardrobe changes drastically from season to season. Where my Winter clothes are sophisticated and 90% black, my Summer outfits are brighter in color and more bohemian in spirit— colorful dresses, airy white blouses, strappy sandals.
I also find myself wearing a lot of Vintage in the Summer. There's something about teal Lacoste polo from the 80s or a simple printed dress that just brings me back to the firefly-catching, sprinkler-jumping Summers of my childhood. I can picture my mom making pasta salad in a terry cloth top with Dr Scholl's sandals on her feet.
This dress is one of my favorite Summer pieces. I picked a few years ago at a great Vintage store in Astoria called Loveday 21. It's from a Hawaiian label called Tori Richard, and judging from the label, is probably from the 1970s. I can totally picture my mom wearing a dress like this at a family picnic, so of course I had to pull out my Dr. Scholl's sandals to complete the outfit.
My mom's original Dr. Scholl's are long gone— borrowed to death by yours truly in the few short years we wore the same shoe size— but happily the company is still going strong. I love how my sandals are a higher heeled version of the original style my mom wore (which are still available for an affordable $49).
Sitting in a metal-framed lawn chair on my roof in an outfit like this makes me feel about as Summery as it gets. All I need is a homemade popsicle and a bowl of pasta salad.