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long and short of it

 


Long and flowy has long been my summer go-to, but I am now bent on short and sweet. At least for the weekend! The above-the-knee options are plentiful and irresistible, particularly those by Coniglio Palm Beach, above, and ALC below, plus these by Marine Serre, FaithfullCharles Henry, Rebecca Valance, and Ganni.



 

carried away

Damson Madder striped bag
$56, damson madder



These stripes sing, "Happy Summer!"




1. Cinq a Sept denim dress, $495, cinqasept.com

2. Elizabeth Cole necklace, $250, shopbop.com

3. Damson Madder knit bag, $56, damsonmadder.com

4. Vans slip-on sneakers, $60, nordstrom.com


 

sunshine state


 

Every summer day feels like a special occasion to me--an opportunity to relish the sunshine and its serotonin-boosting effects even when I am doing the usual year-round city grind. Dressing for the occasion is also simple: light layers, laid-back silhouettes and throw-on-and-go one-and-doner's. Looks like these here from Luna Isabella hits mark, starting with the J.Crew embellished mini, above, to Re/Done long denim shorts, below, plus oversized striped t-shirts, sheer lace maxi skirts (this and this), a crisp white-button down and red Mary Jane flats. The one summer stay-on: the $145 Rosie Assoulin heart necklace that goes with everything! 














striped sandals

 

Tommy Hilfiger stripe sandals
$69, tommy hilfiger

Sporting stripes to the tips of my toes. 




1. Roland Mouret strapless peplum top, $475, mytheresa.com

2. AGOLDE jeans, $210, netaporter.com

3. Heaven Mayhem silver hoops, $90, shopbop.com

4. Reformation x Jimmy Fairly sunglasses, $185, thereformation.com

5. The Row top handle bag, $1090, bergdorfgoodman.com

6. Tommy Hilfiger sandals, $69, tommyhilfiger.com 

vicky on vacay

 


It's only mid-June but it looks as if 27-year-old Lisbon-based Vicky Montanari has already lapped up a whole summer and a half! While I'm still stuck in grey LA, I can at least glean inspo from her jet-set style--tricked out with bed-to-boat pajama pants, bold baubles, raffia Prada (this and this) and embroidered pineapples. I'd like to engage in some cosplay in the floral Farm Rio, below, her Mozhdeh Matin crochet top, these Sophie + Lucie palazzo trousers (above), this bold Versace swimsuits, pull-on seersucker gingham shorts, this head-turning Dolce & Gabanna pareo, this splashy Agua Bendita, and this ciao-now La Double J














shell high

casa Clara shell necklace
$52, revolve

 

Be your best beach babe this summer. 




1. The Attico dress, $840, mytheresa.com

2. Casa Cara necklace, $52, revolve.com

3. MSGM tote bag, $228, luisaviaroma.com

4. Ancient Greek Sandals flip flops $185, ancientgreeksandals.com

follow the signs

 


I think the universe is trying to tell me something, sending me signals straight to my backyard via three bobcats, a ginormous eagle, a coyote, and a duck who pecked on my bedroom's sliding glass door. Just to be clear: I live in LA, not on farm, so all of these sightings are out of the ordinary! But then this morning the fashion gods sent me a much more decipherable sign via eight open tabs on my browser, all pointing me in the direction of a new white summer dress (or 8!). And so I thought I'd share this divine intervention with you! In my future are these dresses from Faithfull the Brand, above, the beaded and sheer Norma Kamali, the lace J.Crew (Prada-like, just re-stocked after immediate sell-out), the brocade H&M, the Xirena t-shirt dress, the fringed Massimo Dutti, the one-shouldered Madewell and the Helsi embroidered floral mini. 










adult swim

 


Don't be jealous that I'm spending the July 4th holiday at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. When I'm not cheering for my volleyball-playing son and tuning out all the referees' unrelenting whistles at his four-day Junior Nationals tournament, I might be whirling around in the lazy river--but making it fashion! As in donning the above Vix x Bianca Brandolini 24K-plated bikini ($158), above, the Missoni-spirited Topshop, below, (though I'm tempted to invest in the real deal here), the lace Mango top, the sweeping red Massimo Dutti, the crochet J.Crew skirt, and the denim Ganni mini. Game on!








sheer wonder

raey Christopher ester mesh shoes
$178, revolve

 

Don't mind if I do sparkle in these Christopher Esber dupes.  



1. Celia B dress, $307, celiab.com

2. Elisa Johnson sunglasses, $120, shopbop.com

3. Shashi bracelet, $62, shopbop.com

4. Longchamp leather bag, $420, longchamp.com

5. Raey shoes, $178, revolve.com

summer fridays


 

It's interesting what catches your eye when you're in TGIF-mode! It's definitely a flowy, easy-going dress for me, one that I can throw on and be ready for... you name it! Prime examples: thisthis and this. More Fr-eye-day candy: these looks, worn by women recently in Milan, where it appears as if everyday is a summer Friday--and relaxed white t-shirts (my current favorite), filmy, ethereal dresses (Hill House Home, La Ligne, Elie Saab on sale) and long printed skirts (Rosie Assoulin and Farm Rio) and Birkenstocks (and Italian slippers!) prevail . P.S. So many chic sunshine-ready staples are now on sale here! Happy Weekend! 





Photos: Vogue, The Sartorialist

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