We spent the weekend in San Francisco where it's a whopping 75 degrees. We wore sandals! And dresses without tights! Which means we're in summer mode (even though we have months of freezing left to endure) and have devoted all CNN commercial breaks to browsing sandals and swimsuits and skirts - these we had to share. Gap calls them gladiators but we'd call them a $45 color blocked strappy sandal in a Marni meets Marc vein. They come in a neutral grey palette, and khaki, but we're feeling the persimmon. You might think it's too early to stock up on sandals, but you know we're right when we tell you that by the time it's warm enough to wear them, your size won't be anywhere in sight.
15 Dream Prom Dresses
When I went to the prom over a decade ago, Marc by Marc Jacobs didn't exist. Our options were thus: Caché, Jessica McClintock, BCBG and if your mom could afford it, Betsey Johnson. Of course many of us opted for vintage. I, for one, wore a gunmetal gown with a little black cardigan on top, inspired by a Calvin Klein ensemble Gwyneth Paltrow chose for a red carpet appearance in the late 1990s. But then there's Steff, who wore Marc Jacobs collection to her prom. (Yeah, that's right. She wore the dress again last year to the Whitney Art Party. It's amazing.) Leah spent a pretty penny, but wasn't as happy with the results. "I bought (what I then considered) a very expensive beaded BCBG gown. I also thought it was the prettiest dress ever," she says. "Then coming back from a boozy pre-graduation beach week in Delaware (which is some DC schools' ritual) my friends and I stopped at a Loehmann's and I bought a slutty, pink postage stamp of a dress for $50 and wore that instead." Don't worry though, she wore the pretty BCBG dress to a wedding, and had a fever on prom and went home early so the slutty tube dress didn't get much play. But even if we loved our dresses, there are so many amazing options out there now--from Target to Forever 21 to H&M--that we're pretty sure we could have found something even better if we were graduating in 2011. Are you going to prom this year? What will you wear? If prom was long ago, what would you choose if you could do it all over again? Click through for our gallery of dream prom dresses. (Tomorrow, we'll give you some real-life options.)