Do you know how it sometimes goes? You purchase your boyfriend a Birthday present and end up using it yourself? This floating swan is one of such examples. I’ve ordered it this year for Ben’s Birthday, but he never seemed to use it while Lilusik and I are hanging on it all the time. Believe it or not, but my brave Yorkie actually loves swimming on the swan! In fact, every time I’m about to have a glass of rose or read a book on it sometime in the afternoon when the sun is down, she literally barks at me asking to join. What can I say I have a unique puppy buddy! (Did I tell you that she also enjoys when I blow-dry her hair with a hair dryer? For real, it’s the most spoiled pet I’ve ever had!)
Yorkies aside, I really want to tell you about my new favorite summer shoes by Teva (those were kindly provided to me by the brand). Those open-toe shoes might not look as my typical style (I mean, what was the last time you saw me wearing flats on the blog?), but those shimmery sandals gained my respect as the best swimming shoes. You know how you are going to the beach and the bottom of your feet hurts from stepping on stones? Or, perhaps, you can recall the situation when the sand it so hot it literally burns your soles? Well, ever since I have my Tevas these summer problems are no longer relevant to me. I just put them on and I’m ready for any summer activity!
Supposedly, Teva sandals are getting it’s epic come back this season, after having a huge burst of popularity in the 1990s (I can’t remember that Tevas were popular in Russia where I grew up though). After a few celebrity shout outs during Coachella and top-notch collaborations with Opening Ceremony, Nasty Gal, JammyPack, Jhene Aiko, Han Kjobenhavn, Derek Lam, Woolrich, and Honestly WTF, Teva shoes are back and for a good reason. The athleisure trend is running in world’s capitals in a full swing and there is nothing better than to replace your typical sneakers with a pair of light and cool looking Teva sandals.
While you can definitely style your Teva sandals with all sorts of casual attire, my favorite way to wear this shoe is by pairing it with romantic, somewhat dressy clothes. Floral dress, straw hat, and casual sandals – here come my typical pool or beach day attire to wear in the Hamptons. (By the way, can you believe that I purchased this dress for just under $30?). If you are looking for a pair of comfy shoes for summer, definitely look into purchasing a pair of Tevas—pick any color you wish without thinking twice about whether those are matching your wardrobe color palette or not. Tevas are a statement in itself that only benefits if you pair this shoe with contrast looking clothes.
OUTFIT DETAILS: Forever 21 Tropical Floral Print Dress // Banana Republic Straw Hat
Karen Walker Sunglasses (c/o; rent those sunnies for free using the code STYLESPRINTER)
Teva Original Universal Iridescent Sandals in White (℅; also come in black and deep teal)