I try to shop seasonally, and I like to do it all at once. I find that by selecting everything at once, I can ensure that I’m not doubling up on items that I already have in my closet. I also think it’s a great way to edit before getting wooed at the store by something trendy that I really don’t need. Here is my summer shopping list, ready for the warmer weather ahead!
1 / I have been wearing these sunglasses exclusively for a couple years, but I’m sad to say they are starting to show their age. I need something new, and I love this style from a collaboration between C4 Eyewear and Susie Wall. The best part is that for every pair sold, $5 goes towards helping single mothers via a Vancouver foundation called Cause we Care.
2 / Easy, casual, not flip flops. That’s really all I care about in the shoe department lately. Also, I need to be able to slip them on hands-free because I’m often walking out the door with a carseat and a diaper bag these days. I am looking forward to getting these beauties in the mail any day now…
3 / My style has never been overly fussy – I’ve always kept things pretty simple – but now that there are two of us that need to look presentable before leaving the house, I am gravitating to one piece looks more and more. A dress isn’t always a good choice for nursing unless you find the right neckline, so the season’s rompers and jumpsuits are high on my list of must-haves. I love this one from Aritzia. It’s weight means it hangs just right, the fabric washes so well (no steaming required) and it is a perfect base layer for adding a button up, a kimono or a cardigan on chillier days.
4 / We’re headed to the Okanagan later this summer, and with a 9 month old, I will be needing a suit that can keep up with a ton of pool/lake time. I have been looking for a one piece without any fuss so that I’m not constantly worried about what is covering what. I love this style for it’s sophisticated cut and a neutral colour that you don’t see a ton of in swimwear.
5 / So, you know what I just said about dresses and nursing? Well here’s the exception. These stretchy, wardrobe staple dresses are breastfeeding friendly so that you aren’t stuck with a dress hiked up into your armpits when your babe needs a snack. I also have to say that I love the philosophy behind the Sonnet James brand…Get dirty and play with those kiddos every day, then throw that dress in the wash, rinse and repeat!
6 / This piece screams summer. I don’t wear a ton of jewellery, so when I do it’s usually only one bold item. I love the mix of materials here, and I feel like it would be a nice accent for all the other items I’ve got on my list.
7 / Yep, another jumpsuit. This time with some length which makes this an ideal piece to transition into fall with some booties and a blazer.