My Shopping Cart Has One Wheel in Spring and the Other in Summer

Hooray! It’s May! A month that, without fail, has the best mood-boosting endorphins (yes, even better than June) because May is not only high spring, it’s pre-summer. That means you get to enjoy yourself while looking forward to something without worrying about the end at the same time. It’s anxiety-free seasonal sunshine.

And that means shopping!

Though I’ve been preparing for June, I’m trying not to forget about the spectacular now. All my purchases must feel like a fit for this moment in time while also having the capacity to carry me through the end of August.

Pssh. Easy. So here’s what I’m e-cart pocketing:

A gingham crop top with a little ruffle around the waist that’s under 50 bucks.

– A pair of white, high-waist shorts that won’t give me butt mittens.


A “Florida” tee because it’s cute, so why not?

– A yellow, ruffle-y Hunza G suit. I’m always on the swimsuit hunt, in case you were wondering.

Geometric acrylic earrings (really cool).

Cheap sunglasses because I can’t be trusted.

– And these splurge-y shoes –raffia with a bamboo heel — that look unlike anything I currently own. They’re perfect.

I know I said I was enjoying the moment, but I can’t wait. Let it be summer now!

Collages by Maria Jia Ling Pitt.

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  • Amelia or anyone experienced, can you help me with a piece of sartorial advice?

    Have you ever worn the kind of espadrilles (or similar wedges with ankle laces) as shown above (Castaner)? I need to know whether the laces are a problem, since such shoes can be heavy – are the laces around the ankles comfortable enough for walking – or does the weight of the shoes cause them to hurt the skin?

    • eatshitjohnny

      I actually have two pairs of the plain Castaner wedges and both are are same heel height as the one shown above (~10cm). Honestly, the wedges are extremely, extremely comfortable even for someone like me that doesn’t wear heels all that often to the point where I was genuinely shocked how comfortable they were straight out of the box.

      I had no issues with the laces around the ankles, just occasions of them loosening a bit while walking (easily fixed by just knotting them twice). The only time the laces have caused some discomfort is when I tied them WAY too tight. Just remember to keep the laces taught, but comfortable and there should be no problem. Also I can’t vouch for other brands but the Castaner wedges aren’t heavy at all, they’re actually quite light!

      • Thank you! I am a happy owner of similar wedges (link) and would like to replace the straps with laces, because the straps are too narrow and not that comfortable. The sandals are a bit heavy-ish, which is generally not a problem for me, but I wonder whether wide laces (3 cm) I bought would not solve the problem.

  • Kay Nguyen

    Summer rules! Everything for summer is so cute, from the short shorts to summer dresses, I can’t get enough of them <3