Summer Staples

Growing up, I had a little collection of hats in my wardrobe. My mom always said she never looked good in hats so she'd dress me up in them instead. Most people don't wear hats going out so I stopped wearing them as well. But when I got to college and I finally gave into the fact that sunglasses look terrible on me. Since then, hats have been my main protection against the sun.

This Panama hat from J.Crew is my current favorite. Gary and I joke around that I bought it from Tommy Bahama because we often see older men wearing the same style. It made me feel awkward the first few times and would ask Gary every 10 minutes if I looked okay. But now I take any opportunity to put one on!

Oh yeah, those are my Birkenstocks. What do you think? I don't think they look so bad! If you're used to the pain of wearing flat sandals all summer long, your feet will love you for these. It took a couple wears to break them in but I'm pretty sure I'll be wearing them all summer long. (And fall, and maybe a bit of winter too. This is LA after all.)

Also, thank you for all your feedback on my last outfit post! For now I'm too shy to bring a DSLR out for these, so hopefully these iPhone shots will do.

Dress: Forever 21 Top: American Apparel Hat: J.Crew Panama Hat Bags: Clare Vivier Foldover Clutch and baby Baggu Shoes: Birkenstock Gizeh

(photos by Gary Heshiki on an iphone4s, edited in VSCO cam app.)