My Shopping Cart Has One Wheel in Spring and the Other in Summer

Hooray! It’s May! A month that, without fail, has the best mood-boosting endorphins (yes, even better than June) because May is not only high spring, it’s pre-summer. That means you get to enjoy yourself while looking forward to something without worrying about the end at the same time. It’s anxiety-free seasonal sunshine.

And that means shopping!

Though I’ve been preparing for June, I’m trying not to forget about the spectacular now. All my purchases must feel like a fit for this moment in time while also having the capacity to carry me through the end of August.

Pssh. Easy. So here’s what I’m e-cart pocketing:

A gingham crop top with a little ruffle around the waist that’s under 50 bucks.

– A pair of white, high-waist shorts that won’t give me butt mittens.


A “Florida” tee because it’s cute, so why not?

– A yellow, ruffle-y Hunza G suit. I’m always on the swimsuit hunt, in case you were wondering.

Geometric acrylic earrings (really cool).

Cheap sunglasses because I can’t be trusted.

– And these splurge-y shoes –raffia with a bamboo heel — that look unlike anything I currently own. They’re perfect.

I know I said I was enjoying the moment, but I can’t wait. Let it be summer now!

Collages by Maria Jia Ling Pitt.

Amelia Diamond

Amelia Diamond

Amelia Diamond is a writer, creative consultant, and Man Repeller alumnus living in New York City.

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