Summertime, and the living is…busy as ever, amitrite? Particularly now that you are a new mama, you are no longer celebrating vacation by sleeping until 10am then lounging poolside all day. Those first summer getaways with baby — if you are brave enough to take them! — involve the same amount of night feeding, nap timing, stroller walking, hat replacing, sunscreening, and Ergo-babying as your life at home (albeit, ideally, in a lighter, warmer setting).
A couple of weeks ago, some friends and I stole away from our husbands and babes for a couple of hours to toast our pregnant bestie with a summer-kickoff pedicure session. My glossy, pale pink toes were the perfect incentive to excavate my sandal collection from my closet and take inventory.
Lace-ups are having a major moment this season, and I can’t argue with their bohemian appeal. But if lace-ups feel a tad bit too festival-chic for you — we aren’t Vanessa Hudgens, after all — a lower buckle-up gladiator is a simpler alternative (I bought these Matt Bernson beauties last year and LIVED in them — definitely worth the investment).
Of course, the practical mama needs a few slip-on-and-run options as well, which means a trusty, sturdy flip-flop or a sparkly slide (hello, Uggs!) is a summer travel must-have.
Happy feet, happy mommy! (Now, can you sneak out for a pedicure between feedings?)
Graphic by Cori Magee