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the new white jean


Of course, I've been wearing white jeans all winter long. However, every summer always ushers in a fresh new pair. This season calls for a roomier and more relaxed silhouette, as pictured here! I prefer a slightly streamlined (read: more flattering) version of this style, such as these by Veronica Beard (which also make my legs look a million miles long!), Goldsign, DL1961, and The Row (OG).



gio track


giovanna engelbert


Albert Einstein said, "If you want to know the future, look at the past." So,  I did. I looked to Giovanna Engelbert's summer snaps from LAST YEAR--and now I know exactly what I'll be wearing deep into August! In constant rotation: a few vibrant print, gauze-light robes from D'Ascoli (pictured), Emporio Sirenuse, Vicente Ganesha (IYKYK), Natalie Martin, and Emilia Wickstead. For suits, I'll be dipping into Gio's classically sexy look, like this shimmery Oseree, this Gucci bikini, and this print Lemlem, plus these other inspired sunshine-chic pieces by Arnaz, Cin Cin, Madewell, The Reformation, La Double J, Alaia, Verandah, and Etro.


summer sparkle


This is exactly how I plan to kick up my heels this summer. Oh, yes, yes, I will! Find these gems here.

dressed to go


It's been a long while since I dressed up for a dinner out in Hollywood but I did last night (see me here!)--and I am officially game to do it again and again and again. Especially now that I've sourced some super excellent inspired under-$300 finds, including the very Carolina Herrera-spirited one-shoulder dress, above, the Ulla Johnson-ish ruffled midi ($195!), below, the eyelet Zimmermann-like scarf dress, the white tasseled Alice McCall-meets-Alexis frock, and the knit Cult Gaia-sexy set, (for sunset drinks at Little Beach House in Malibu!). Also compelling: this floral eyelet En Saison mini, this Asos zebra-print scallop-edged midi, plunge-neck dress and embroidered party-pleaser, this print Cleobella, this Love the Label wrap, and this floral Mille.

in the mix



I just supplemented my summer style stock with some on-sale Ulla Johnson at Intermix. I'm talking half-off on standout pieces, such as the peplum top, above, the $269 gorgeous pleated dress, below (you don't see that everyday, folks!). Other desirable designers such as Zimmermann and Johanna Ortiz are also in the deeply-discounted mix. Shop the goods here!



treasure trove


"Where did you get that dress?" is one of my favorite questions--and compliments. I love wearing something that's undiscovered/apropos to a fashion insider. One of my secret sources for under-the-radar finds is Modatrova, a thoughtfully-curated website dedicated to up-and-coming female designers, such as Fanmon, above, and New York-based Christy Lynn and Casey Marks, below. With summer just around the corner, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite sunset-ready discoveries with you. Check out my edit on Modatrova here!  



mind the gap


I just scored this cute Frankie Shop dupe at The Gap. Yes, it's way less expensive and it comes in other cool colors, too!

raffia hit

$49, zara

This summer mandates more than one basket bag, BTW. 


1. Juliet Dunn dress, $450, mytheresa.com

2. Adina's Jewels hoop earrings, $58, shopbop.com

3. Zara raffia bag, $49, zara.com

4. Aeyde sandals, $295, shopbop.com


the warm-up



A Hunza G bikini and a matching cover-up set pretty much sums up my uniform on a recent girls' trip to Mexico! And I wasn't alone. All nine of us wore a Hunza G suit at one point--a testament to the line's universally-flattering and exceedingly comfortable attributes. There was lots of crochet on deck, too! (See below) I also brought this new mini and this one-shoulder, along! Of course, we dressed to the nines at night; Among the caliente highlights: this knockout Zimmerman, this floral print Mille, this Johanna Ortiz, this short and sweet Dolce & Gabbana (on sale!), the seductive Ulla Johnson, and this cute La Double J.


ouiwant x adina reyter

Within minutes of meeting 
jewelry designer Adina Reyter at San Vicente Bungalows for lunch, I took off the necklaces I was wearing and put on hers. And I haven't taken them off since! That was weeks ago. Adina has long been known for her elegant but everyday-ready baubles, but recently she started making these beautiful beaded necklaces, bracelets and hoops that are now all the rage in LA. They are custom designed, using myriad beads that range from colorful enamel to solid gold to pave diamond. They're so much fun to create and wear, and the options are endless. So, I invited my sister to the bead party to craft and chronicle our creations! See all the beauties we made and adore on @ouiwant, and, of course, shop all of Adina's jewels here. Save 20% on your purchase using the code OWAR20. And the bead goes on!

Marlien Rentmeester

Marlien Rentmeester Adina Reyter

Photos: Coliena Rentmeester

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