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ShoeBuy in the City: The Public Garden & Summer Sandals

Summer Like a Local Loews Hotel
Desigual Natalia DressSan Diego Hat Company Raffia Large Brim Hat
Desigual Natalia Dress
Enjoying a picnic at the Public Garden in the Desigual Natalia Dress
Summer Like a Local Loews Hotel
Loews Hotel Boston Summer Like a Local special provides an amazing picnic! 
J. Renee Jaynnie, San Diego Hat Company; Bamboo54
J. Renee Jaynnie D'Orsay SandalsSan Diego Hat Company Raffia Large Brim HatBamboo54 Straw Bag, Vince Camuto Sunglasses

Welcome back to ShoeBuy in the City! In this summer series, and I travel to some of our favorite Boston locations and spotlight outfits inspired by the city's iconic neighborhoods. We've visited the South End and the Fenway, next stop, the Public Garden. With summer in full swing, we're eager to hit the park for a picnic! 

While the Boston Common is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the city, the Public Garden is literally across the street and is a quintessential Boston experience. It's on every Boston travel blog's to-do list for good reason. The first botanical garden in America, the Public Garden was made for meandering, strewn with rambling pathways and exquisite, lush plants and flowers. Easily recognizable by the Swan Boats lazily floating in the lagoon on summer days, the Public Garden is a modern-day meeting point for Bostonians from all around the city.

It's also the perfect place for a picnic. Pick up a lovely basket from Loews Hotel Boston Summer Like a Local special and watch the world go by! This easy, feminine ambiance inspired this month's ShoeBuy Spotlight: the Ladylike Sandal. I love a basic walking sandal for strolling or a flirty, strappy sandal for the evening. And if you're like me, and plan your outfit around your shoes, Courtney Barry, Merchandising Brand Manager at ShoeBuy, has some great suggestions for picnic-ing in style! "To stay cool and comfortable, try a classic, go-with-everything chambray dress and easy-to-wear flat sandals. A bold hat and feminine jewelry become your statement pieces. Finally, carry all your picnic gear in a sturdy, but stylish tote!"
Desigual Natalia DressSan Diego Hat Company Raffia Large Brim HatBamboo54 Straw Bag
Loews Hotel Boston summer
Check out this picnic from the Summer Like a Local special at Loews Hotel Boston
Loews Hotel Boston
Desigual Natalia DressSan Diego Hat Company Raffia Large Brim HatBamboo54 Straw Bag

Learn more about Loews Hotel Boston and their Summer Like a Local package here!

Check out the other ShoeBuy in the City posts:
     The Fenway & Canvas Sneakers
     The South End & Spring Booties

...and be sure to follow ShoeBuy on Instagram: @ShoeBuyDotCom!

DRESS: Desigual via (c/o), HAT: San Diego Hat Company via (c/o), BAG: Bamboo54 via (c/o, comes in several colors!), SANDALS: J. Renee via (c/o, comes in multiple colors!)

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  1. Obsessed with this dress! Also love all the hotels that do picnic baskets in the Common. An adorable amenity.

    1. Thanks! I feel like this dress is sort of the ne plus ultra of a summer picnic. And seriously, we're so lucky to be able to have access to such a beautiful park (many beautiful parks!) in this city.

  2. I've always been cautious of Desigual's bold prints but you look great and have styled it so well! X

    1. Thanks, ode2vogue! I don't always wear wild prints, but I agree, Desigual does it right!

  3. That print on the dress is fabulous! The colors go well together.

  4. Love, love, love this dress! You look fabulous!