Category Archives: is it summer yet?

Dreamin’ of Route 27 East

I was on the phone the other night with my friend Linda when she asked if I’d like to go out to her uncle’s place in The Hamptons…HELLS YEAH!!!  For those of you who don’t know, have been living under a rock, or maybe aren’t from the East Coast, The Hamptons (on the eastern-most tip of Long Island) is the absolute “ish” during the summer months.  Hanging in The Hamptons is the epitome of being sheshefroufroula. All I’m saying is it is the best.

Maybe you’ve heard of Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs’ summer white party or Star Jones-Reynolds’ (wait, didn’t she put Miss Al out of the house? Well, whatever) opulent home. There are parties, great places to eat, heated swimming pools, and wonderful beaches just 2 1/2 hours outside of Manhattan. Cute boys???!?!? Looking fierce is a must!

If you are going out east, what will you be wearing?
 

 Fendi Circle Pattern Dress, $2,480, Luella Smithy Shoulder Bag, $1,195, Alexander McQueen Mesh peep-toe Sandals, $1,540; Chloe Filao Sunglasses, $330; Louis Vuitton Cruiser Bag 45, $1,730

Ok, $7,275 for a weekend outfit for the Hamptons???!?!?! Well… YEAH!!

Things I Like: Havaianas

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In preparation for spring, summer, and my trip with my friends Linda and Diana (Kimmie too!) to The Bahamas, I thought I’d do a post on one of my favorite things, Havaianas (pronounced ah-vai-YAH-nas) flip flops.  Havaianas is Portugues for Hawaiian and were created as a tribute to the Hawaiian islands. Made in Brazil, they are truly the best flip flop and if you wear them all spring and summer like I do, you’ll love the 46 year old super secret rubber formula that makes them so comfy. (Did you know Brazil makes the best rubber products?)

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According to their website, everyone loves these flip flops in Brazil where there is a huge beach culture. Americans are now wearing them too.

“In Brazil, Havaianas are beloved and worn by all personalities from the average citizen to dignataries and celebrities. Since being introduced to the United States seven years ago, Havaianas have created an unprecedented cult following. Now referred to as the “best rubber sandal in the world,” Havaianas can be seen gracing the pages of the hottest fashion and sport magazines, strutting down the runways at New York Fashion Week and featured at red carpet events. Stylish Americans, including top athletes, rock stars and celebrities demanded the butter-soft comfort of these inexpensive flip flops, making Havaianas available at the most chic retailers and surf boutiques nationwide.”

They come in men and women’s styles and have many interesting patterns on them.  Check out these cool pair:

summer_003_thumb.jpg Summer Dots, $20 (I know that’s a little more, but you won’t have to replace them!!!

They are made with European sizing so make sure you check the sizing chart! I have bought a few from this site, but as I mentioned before, I have a larger foot. Don’t fret if you do too, I have also purchased Havaianas from one of their authorized retailers, Barefoottess.com.

Once you try these flip flops you will never ever go to Old Navy to spend $3 for flip flops that don’t last the summer.

(FYI, they are one of Oprah’s favorite things as well!)