Friday, March 30, 2012

Headband Frenzy

I'm paying homage to a childhood photo at my parent's house that isn't permitted to come down and that I've always cringed upon glance. I was wearing a headband. Now, I'm bringing them back. Pictured above is yours truly sporting a yellow leather and gold studded headband from Monkee's of The Village. They have (had, anyway) a generous spread, from girlie-wirlie with gold bows, to everyday wear, thin-striped picks. Get yours now, and relish in feeling adorable again.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Swim Times, Part Cinque

Today, I bring you the suits. Except the one DVF Coverup I came across - and just couldn't deny as much as I tried to ignore. The first images pictured above are exactly what you'd expect from J.Crew - cute and classy. The apple print is almost too cute, and I like that the wires give those of us who aren't as well endowed in the ta ta arena, a little support and boost. I generally like a little ruffle in swimwear, all relative to size and placement, and J.Crew's respective choices for the ruffles here bode well with me. We then move down to Trina's swimwear, also what you'd expect - bright colors and prints with a touch of "bling" (my favorite). Continuing on down, I'm actually pretty much panting and drooling over here for the Lilly Pulitzer "Turquoise Coral Me Crazy" bikini.... two of the greatest colors one could pair. The lines on the peach/coral ViX suit are flattering with light scrunching in all the right places. And our final tops are really here as staples of my style - stripes and animal print.

Up next: hats. Cheers! xx

Pictured above: J. Crew Mini delicious apple underwire top, $52 + bottom, $48, J. Crew Jersey Lomellina side-sweep ruffle bandeau topTrina Turk Ogee Buckle Front Bandeau & Sash Hipster, $100 + $92, Trina Turk Deco Palm Solid Halter & Side Hipster, $96 + $76, Trina Turk Caprice Banded Halter & Hipster, $92 + $72, Lilly Pulitzer Sandy String Bottom Ties in Turquoise Coral Me Crazy, $48, Diane Von Ferstenberg Aaliyah Printed Dress, $425, ViX 'Bia" Bikini, $88, Ella Moss Calypso Bikini, $65, Vince Camuto Wild Cheetah Halter Bikini top, $72

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Swim Times, Part IV

You know, there really aren't very many quality design beach bags out there. A bit constraining, but have no fear, I come bearing some good finds that that I went to the end of the internet for and back, then through the woods to Rebecca & Co. Pictured above are Trina's beach totes, which are bright white, fun in plastic and with clean, classic lines.
Trina Turk Mykonos Tote, $120

Scout is awesome in all its insulated beauty.
Scout Beach Totes, $37.50 

Tory Burch Channning Tote, $295

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Swim Times, Part III

Okay, so I know it's an understatement saying "it's ludicrous to spend $298 on a beach towel," especially in consideration of a) long days in the sun, drinking cocktails (insinuating you might...just might...lose sight of your towel), b) there's a pretty big potential of sun, sand and chlorine damage and c) it's just plain silly. BUT I have found some designer towels way under $100 as well, which makes me happy. Check out these beautiful linens in which to bronze thyself (or shade thyself)!

Picture above: Jemina by Roberta Roller, $100. Malika towel by MissoniHome, $235. Harbour Island by Deborah Island Linens, $298. Bisquine Towel by Lacoste, $27. Trina Turk Palm Springs Towel, $58. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Swim Times, Part Deux

The shades edition. Can you tell how much I just loathe tortoise shell?

Electric Vols, $84.95, Tory Burch Open Lens Butterfly (Fade brown to blue), $149, Tom Ford 'Jennifer' Oval Frame, $380, Christian Lacroix Cat's Eye Sunglasses, $270, Roberto Cavalli Cat's Eye Sunglasses, $395

I swooned when I caught site of the Prism Copenhagen, rose gold. Keeping your eyes protected is extremely important, which is how I justify spending a pretty penny on my shades. Enjoy! xx

Prism Copenhagen Sunglasses, $421

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Swim Times, Part 1

This week's forecast got me just a little amped (70s, and a potential 80). So, just for you ("you" meaning "me"), I am compiling a mini beach series guide. Starting off with tunics, we have some Trina Turk picks above. These corals and turquoise really speak the beach language well. To some, jewelry at the beach or by the pool may seem frivolous, but I disagree. I think it adds a goddess-esque element that just may set you apart from the rest.
(Pictured above: Trina Turk Kuta Crotchet Tunic, $174, TT Mediterranean Batwing Tunic, $118, TT Caprice Tunic, $144, TT Enamel 3-Tier Brick Necklace, $268)

I have a soft spot for white tunics, especially lace... and long dresses.
(Pictured aboveTory Burch Eyelet Tunic, $295, Tory Burch Print Silk Long Caftan, $350, TB Beach Poncho, $295)

And, here, ladies, is the deal of the day. TB Booker Henley tunic WAS $325, on sale for $97.50 !

Monday, March 12, 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Dior Inspiration

Dior, Fall 2012 picks per yours truly. I'm particularly diggin' the sheer material that adds another dimension to the already edgy cuts. Also, appreciating the arm piece in the first photo. Thanks, Vogue. Happy Saturday!! xx