Archive for June, 2014
I have determined that it might be nice to enter the world of grown-ups by discontinuing my habit of employing magazines as coasters and stepping it up a notch. No longer will my guests have to make do with placing their drinks on water-logged copies of British Vogue: I’m taking it to the next level, and doing it with these clever embroidered cocktail napkins from Coral & Tusk. They’re not especially cheap, but since my hunch is they’re likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime purchase, I’m willing to shell out. My new coffee table is watermelon pink* and I feel these wee bugs will pop nicely against it.
But then again this camel also has its charms.
And this kind of preppy nautical-themed quartet is perfect for summertime. And yes, I am well aware that all of these are really super-twee, but I find myself caring not.
*Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.
A cover up with real coverage.
The kind of towel that makes it very nearly impossible to lose sight of one’s spot on the beach after a walk.
Sandals that hold up better than flip flops when making one’s way across the deathly hot sand.
A go-bold-or-go-home tote.
A lightweight linen cloche: full-on facial coverage for those who aren’t nuts about a crazy-wide brim.
It’s swimsuits, popover tops, and breezy dresses until the cows come home at J. Crew’s sale, where everything is currently (and fabulously) an additional 30% off (50% for final sale items). My pick: this this neon-trim tunic from their Collection line, which I’ve been making puppy dog eyes at all season. Just type in the code HISUMMER at checkout.
They’re the perfect blend of Euro and preppy, bold without being overwhelming, and probably the easiest-to-wear print there is. And while they do count in my book as year-round wearable, exactly right now is when I like them best.
1. Tank, Madewell; 2. Tote, Zara; 3. Sandal, Madewell; 4. Beach tunic, J. Crew; 5. Jacket, Zara, ; 6. Tee, Otte; 7. Tote, J. Crew; 8. Scarf, Accessorize 9. Net-A-Porter; 10. Espadrille, Zappos;