You know the drill (as in espadrille)

I’m celebrating the end of June, because that means it’s almost July and that means that summer should kick in any time.  And what says summer more than a super cute pair of espadrilles?? (Nothing, because everyone knows you can’t wear espadrilles in the rain and it’s not supposed to rain in the summer.)  So here are my top 7 picks that are totally perfect to step out in this July to that barbeque/picnic/date/whatever you having coming up.

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Blue Valentine

I’m a sucker for a love story and this movie, Blue Valentine, fully sucked me in and broke my heart.  In the best way possible.  It was painful, beautiful and real.  It flips back and forth in time in the life of a working-class married couple, between falling in love and being so far from it.

Ryan Gosling (swoon-worthy) and Michelle Williams made it so believable.

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Resort 2012: Surfer’s Paradise

The resort 2012 lines have now been shown, and it looks like many designers have been inspired by a tropical surfer’s paradise.  Hang 10.  Some collections, like the ones at McQ, Derek Lam and Michael Kors, were a more literal translation of the theme, using form-fitting neoprene, wet-suit zippers and body conscious seam detailing.  At No. 21, Balenciaga and Stella McCartney, the clothes had a sportswear ease reminiscent of surf-style (the new Hawaiian shirt), made with modern tropical prints.  Bright/neon colours were popular for the season all round.

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