Sometimes all you need is the Friday afternoon sunshine, one of your best friends, and a couple of ice creams to really end the week on a high note. Work has been pretty crazy lately so it’s nice to get outdoors and just enjoy a dang chocolate cone with lots of laughs and giggles and intermittent shouts of “YAY YOU LIVE HERE NOW!!” (she moved here from Hawaii).
This summer is going to be a good one, I can feel it!
*Wearing this palm tree shirt (from this post) and these ankle boots (also seen here and here). Eating blackberry sorbet in a chocolate cone from sweet rose creamery and if i do say so myself, it was a mighty fine choice.
You guys, I’m addicted to buying plants. Can’t stop, won’t stop = my plant-buying philosophy. I’m also addicted to online shopping and that’s a real issue, whereas plant-buying is totally okay to do. For example, this dress from ASOS is something I didn’t need at all, but it sure made me smile so I put it in my online cart and look how precious it is? I feel like I stepped into 1992. All I need are some black Converse, a scrunchy or two, and a choker necklace, which lucky for me, are all on their way thanks to another online shopping excursion (kidding! I’m so not ready for a choker necklace). But plants? Those are definite needs. THEY GIVE US OXYGEN, for goodness sake. They do, right? My last science class was like 10 years ago probably.
Just so you know, I air out all my issues here so I don’t have to pay for therapy. So thanks! Anyway, I wore this get-up to the Everlane party this weekend, which by the way, was a total blast. Great venue, great food, great people, great company. Here’s an instagram from it.
OUTFIT DETAILS | ASOS dress, Madewell boots, Coach bag
I would not consider myself a shoe person. I don’t like shopping for them, I don’t like wearing colorful or bright ones, and you won’t see me wearing pointy heels unless I absolutely have to. When I think about how I want to spend my money, it’s usually on things like Martha Stewart iphone apps and polka dot shirts, not shoes. But I’d be lying straight to your face if I said I didn’t dabble in ankle boots every so often.
Pretty much the only shoes I wear are boots of the ankle variety. I just love them. They speak to me. They say “Janelle, we GET YOU. We understand you. Let’s be together forever.” I mean, I can’t really say no to that. Laced, Chelsea, motorcycle, heeled, faux Isabel Marants, you name em, I love em. But my love for shoes starts and stops there. I don’t care about any other kind, really.
So with that, my essential shoe is 100% the ankle boot. Thanks for completing my life. See examples of ankle bootage here, here, here, and here.
From left to right: Steven Pembrook Bootie (old), Madewell Biker Boot, Jeffrey Campbell East Village Bootie (old), Madewell Laced Boots (old), ASOS Adelaide Boot, Madewell Billie Boot
See more essentials here!