My kids are now out of school and I have been longing for the beach. I’ll be heading down to the Florida beaches next month and spending the bulk of the summer in East Hampton, so I totally need to get on the ball with shopping. I am obsessed with Tkees flip flops. I think I have about six pairs. I highly recommend them! I wear a lot of Dannijo, so naturally I’d also wear them to the beach. I love their designs and I think the ladies who founded the company are fearless and glamorous. Season after season, they keep wowing me. Swimsuits usually don’t jump out at me. HOWEVER, when I was looking for pieces to cull this look, I ran into this one by Kenzo. I’m a one piece kinda girl and most of the time, they look boring. I have to search high and low for ones that look fashionable and intriguing. Mytheresa usually has an amazing selection of clothes, so I thought I’d try them out for beachwear. This Kenzo number is simply beautiful. I ordered it and I expect to spend all summer in it! Beach totes aren’t a big thing for me, if it is big and has a decent handle, I’m fine. This one by Rebecca Minkoff does the trick. It is spacious and comfortable, which is basically all you ask for in a beach bag. I’m topping everything off with this cover-up by Lotta Stensson. I love her prints and everything is so easy to wear. Last year, I wore this poncho all summer long and I expect to wear this new one all summer long too!
P.S. – If you head over to Blue Heaven Boutique, they are offering 20% off your entire order until June 18th.
Part of me thinks I should just embrace this complete sham of a summer; then the other part of me wants to fight it off and run away to Spain for some reprieve. To make matters worse, the rain is accompanied by possibly the worst allergy season I’ve experienced to date. Looking good is always important, but I’m teaming up my kleenex pack with some bright colours to bring a smile back while I wait for the notoriously lovely, and much coveted British Summer.
PS – I’m obsessed with these Gucci sandals, only £120! So, TWO pairs are needed.
1. Damien Hirst Beautiful Amore umbrella 2. Conflict of Interest Unisex Brawlmain Cotton T-Shirt 3. Reed Krakoff Boxer Leather Tote 4. James Jeans Neo Beau Z 5. Gucci Katina Violet/Light Blue Rubber Thong Sandal
Oh man, Jessica Alba is awesome. She dresses well, she lives well..how can a mom like me ever keep up?? On Domaine Home, Jessica’s home is profiled. I’m jealous. From the perfectly curated books to the kids rooms, I am in heaven. Now I need to get my own place looking like this. Until I do, I’ll be drooling over this in the meantime. Oh and I know she has people to do this for her..but still…oh still.
Images: Domaine Home
This week’s summer wish list features items in black and white. Summer is all about color right? Well sure, but I’m not really sold on that concept this year. Fashion does that to me, I get excited about wearing “summery” clothes and BAM! black and white comes at me again. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE color…but there there so many amazing black and white options out there, I HAD to post them!
Like all other women obsessed with fashion, I’m constantly checking out what everyone else is wearing. Looking for a figure flattering item, I stumbled upon (somewhere between Oxford and Regent!), the vest solution. I love the selection below for their length, quality, and cuts. Pieces like these are absolutely clutch for a busy spring. I could pair these with any type of jean… a button down or long sleeved shirt.. booties .. anything. 1. Donna Karan Boiled Cashmere Vest 2. Missoni Long Wool Vest 3. Rick Owens Sleeveless Silk Jacket
This teaser article definitely peaked my interest here in London. I’m not ready to say whether or not I have a strong position on Galliano’s character or career, but a full read of his interview is absolutely on my ‘to do’ list. For better or worse, being obsessed with fashion has made one thing clear to me – branding is everything. Am I sensitive to his strategic plan to recover his career? Yes. As I said before, the jury is still out on whether or not I’ll be purchasing things associated with him. When I have a dilemma like this, all I can do is thank the fashion gods for purchasing power.
So Spring / Summer is in full force here in NYC. I can’t figure out what to wear on any given day, so I decided to overhaul my technique. This weekend, I’ll be cleaning out the closet, organizing and stocking it with fashionable go to outfits. The school year is winding down (YES!), so my mornings won’t be jam-packed with kids, their belongings and drop offs. I’m hoping that this translates into me being able to look and dress better because I can organize outfits the night before and GASP! flat iron my hair each morning! Here is the first of the go to outfits, featuring an amazing top from Marni.
I’ve been looking for Fall (I know, I know, already?) pieces that stand out. This does it. Point Blank. I can see myself wearing this with the richer colors of Fall and Winter. For Heaven’s Sake, isn’t it beautiful? It also looks like it is kid friendly, I can throw some diapers and wipes in this!
Photo Courtesy of Barneys New York
Basically, I logged into net-a-porter, saw this sweater, and FELL IN LOVE. I know, I know – it’s black and grey and more grey, how could I love it? Well. I’ve actually been looking for a really great cut, light linen sweater. After the carnage that was spring cleaning (aka 2 May Bank Holiday weekends), I’m focusing on new pieces that can survive the yearly cull – well made, classic and seasonally transient. To that end, I’m teaming this with 2 of my favourite fashion classics: James Jeans and Chanel pumps. For some much needed bling, I’m adding my new favourite bobbles – a NYC Pramache recommendation – Dannijo. I hope they start a UK version of the website soon – pesky International shipping!