Starting Off Summer with Bright White Toes and Nude Sandals

Jonathan recently said that New York only has two seasons: summer and winter ?To say the spring weather has been a bit temperamental would be an understatement. Despite everything from cold and rainy days to super hot days, I personally have already gone into summer mode. Forget Memorial Day and June 23rd, my summer starts when I get my first white polish pedicure of the year!

I’m not sure when I realized that white toes were the most amazing pedicure choice for women of color, but the contrast between the bright white and the rich brown always strikes me as polished, classy, and summer ready. If my toes are white, I feel like I could be at school in the morning, a gala in the evening, and in the Bahamas tomorrow, feet buried in the sand and sipping a margarita. Doesn’t that sound relaxing? Btw my two favorite white polishes are this super opaque shade and this slightly warmer one.

To make my white toes further stand out as an accessory of their own, I’ve been pairing them with a chic sandal that closely matches my skin tone, like Koolaburra’s Raychel sandal in the color Amphora (a dark tan). Made by the people behind Ugg, these sandals update the now classic slip on mule style with a breathable perforated suede detail. The comfortable 2 inch heel makes these shoes really versatile, and I’ve already worn them to work, church, on a date, and to a picnic! If you’re not a huge fan of the color, these also come in black and blush, and at a reasonable price, you can get all three!

Outfit Details

Koolaburra Raychel sandals | Tee – Caslon | Jeans – Levi’s | Denim Jacket – CottonOn, also love this one | Belt – Gucci, similar 

What sandals and pedicure polish color are you planning to rock this summer?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Koolaburra. The opinions and text are all mine. #koola #ad

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  1. Firstly, congratulations on the Real mention-maybe I am the only one, but it makes me feel like there’s a new wave of favor and growth over the blog, it’s so exciting! Secondly, the images for this post are so beautiful & life giving! Lastly, you have me sold on the white nail polish, I’ve never tried it before. It’s winter in South Africa, but I already have my eye on the combo, white nails & beige sandals.

    1. You’re not the only one, I feel it too!!!
      And I forget sometimes that the weather is reverse in different continents, sorry in advance because I’m about to flood summer content!

  2. I see that you are summer ready. The white toes are cute. I can’t recall having mine painted white ever. I may had a white design with others colors but not my entire toes. You look cute as ever and that bike I been eyeing at Walmart lately. It cute, classic and haves big seat. I think what attracted me to it is that he has a basket and I can ride and bring my little ? with me.