If Summer Roberts and Seth Cohen had a baby who took a trip to Latin America where she was aesthetically inspired before moving back to California — Venice Beach, though, not the O.C. — then that child, who I estimate would be about 9, (pretty young to travel alone but kids these days are, like, super savvy) is essentially sitting in my shopping cart at this very moment.
She keeps trying to sneak Go-Gurt in it, too, which her parents told me she’s not allowed to have. There’s the Berkeley talking for ya.
Anyway! This 9-year-old angelic spawn of Seth and Summer has personal style for days. She’s also way mature for her age. If Katie Holmes can dress like Suri Cruise and Kim Kardashian like North West, then surely I can take a few fashion hints from a made up pre-pre-tween with international frequent flyer miles, the world’s coolest parents and a skateboard.
Oh right, she has a skateboard! So now I want a skateboard — posing be damned. I’ve been looking into alternative ways to get to work now that my commute has changed and I’m terrified of Citi-biking, so what not skate?
She’s also getting me on a bit of a sunset color train: reds and oranges and yellows with hints of blue. She’s making me want a two-piece swimsuit with a top that could double as a dancing shirt that might confuse people when I get it wet (“Is that woman going in the ocean in her going-out blouse?”), a pair of white, high waist, floral embroidered jeans, denim shorts (that do not display my butt cheeks nor suffocate my thighs — incredibly hard to find), plus a pair of high top Vans.
I know, I know. The whole “Damn, Daniel” thing. But he’s a Californian, too, so he’s a part of this party and like Gretchen Wieners, he can’t help it that he’s so popular. Besides, can’t you just see this whole wardrobe story coming together?
Somebody queue up Phantom Planet’s hit song: here we come!