Monday, May 14, 2012

summer for the type-a 2.0.


The Crisscross Boardwalk Sandal 
ATTAINABLE: Madewell The Crisscross Boardwalk Sandal in Glam Pink (also in Bloomsbury Blue and English Saddle)
www.madewell.com; $59.50
I don't think that it would be a stretch in the slightest to say that these are the perfect summer sandals.  Flat and chic, they're sure to be comfortable.  The shape is classic and they're outrageously versatile -- perfect to pair with literally anything, from dark skinny jeans to crisp white dresses.  I love the punch of pink in this pair, but the all-brown version is even more classic.


With temperatures rising rapidly in Minnesota, it officially feels like summertime.  And I'm beyond ready.  I've spent the last several months absolutely dreaming about sunshine and warm weather.  I'm enticed by sunglasses, beachy waves, bright nail shades... Everything that screams "summer" to me.  I'm determined not to let the season slip by without fitting in several of my favorite activities to celebrate the best of what summer has to offer.

1. Take on homemade ice cream for the first time (this is a definite contender)
2. Carry spare change and stop at every lemonade stand I pass
3. Whip up a batch of these and make some extra-delicious s'mores
4. Explore the Twin Cities dining scene
5. Walk around as many lakes as possible
6. Remember my SPF every day
7. Take a mini-roadtrip to my very favorite Minnesota summer dining spot
8. Learn to cook a really great dinner
9. Build up the confidence to wear colored denim
10. Host a dinner party complete with patio seating
11. Find an easy summer hairstyle to make my signature
12. Expand my collection of nail shades to include less conventional summer colors
13. Discover a new talent

What's on YOUR summer to-do list?
xo Josie
Thanks to Madewell and Tire Swings and Summer Dreams for the photos.

29 comments:

Katie said...

I love your summer to do list! And those sandals are perfect - I'm always looking for more pairs :)

Ioana-Carmen said...

It`s so cold out here! :(
Fashionspot.ro

C said...

OOOOH I gotta make myself a bucket list for the summer!
Im gonna borrow a few of your suggestions though!

Rachel - Notes from my closet said...

This looks like such a fun list! I am definitely going to be trying out coloured jeans too! :)

Love, Rachel

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I would love to try making home-made ice cream! I think I need an ice cream maker!

Honey said...

oh wow, you're in MN. now. Take advantage of the summer girl! My friend lives there and says everyone is out during the summertime.

This summer.. my todo list is spending every sunday making something new. Travel for sure. Spend lots of time in NYC for brunch. :-)

Audrey Leighton said...

Love the sandals!
xx

Be Frassy

this free bird said...

I am so ready for summer and am going to try to focus on soaking up each day: reading, grilling, a trip up the coast, a trip down the coast, a trip to Canada, a beach bonfire or two, gardening and spending warm days in the sun. I am so happy for spring and summer.

Miss Southern Prep said...

I need to find a signature summer-do, too!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

These sound like fun plans! I wanna join ;)

JustPatience said...

Great list. I have 1 big plan, to go to a tropical vacation somewhere.

Blond Duck said...

More burgers and beach trip!

Style, She Wrote said...

Making homemade ice cream sounds like a worth venture! I say try homemade avocado! xo style, she wrote

Cate said...

Oh, those sandals were already on my list - can't wait to see what your new talent will be:)
cate @ wildruffle

LyddieGal said...

those sandals are super cute, and it seems like you've got a lot of musts for this summer!
Chic on the Cheap

Audrey Allure said...

I definitely plan on going to the beach, having BBQs, and going to summer concerts :)

kirstyb said...

i need to learn to cook a really great dinner

Erika said...

Ah, you have totally inspired me to create my own summer to-do list, Josie - absolutely loving yours! :)

Fabrizia said...

Great post: also in Italy it feels like summer!
What about following each other? Cosa mi metto???
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Rachel @ The Redhead Fashionista said...

Love your summer to-do list! I'll definitely have to make one. I think a dinner on the patio would be perfection!

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

Love your list as well as the sandals. I have so many things I need to do I can't keep them straight - maybe it's time for a post like yours to get organized :) Thank you for all your sweet comments Josie xx

Red Soles and Red Wine

danielle p. said...

oh, i'd just love to be on the beach right now!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Glad you are enjoying being home! The dining scene there IS fantastic. So much good food!
I can't wait to read about all your summer adventures.

Molliee said...

I hope you rock the colored denim - I am sure you would do it fabulously!!!

Wardrobe Girls said...

I love madewell so much..especially those sandals!

xo,

wardrobe girls

www.wardrobesimetandliked.com

meg said...

I love your list! I'm glad ice cream is on the top of the list too.

STYLE'N said...

super cute sandals and love the price. I need to make a summer list...I really want to try a bunch of restaurants in D.C. this summer and check out the local parks, hiking /bike trails , and check out local spots like Alexandria, Georgetown etc... And I am also looking for a fun new hairstyle too!

Fashion Tales.... said...

So many things on my summer lists! I'm excited to
visit my little nephew, summer concerts, and the beach again. I've been once this season so far, so I'm excited for more! Great list. xx

Lauren van Schijndel said...

I have to agree.. I love those sandals! You've also got some great summer goals going. I'm totally inspired to make a list of my own<3

much love,
Lauren xoxo

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