As I was searching for some inspiration for possible new sunglasses, I came across style icons Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway in The Thomas Crown Affair (great movie and will watch again on my upcoming trip). Not only the eyewear but the fisherman sweater, trench, headscarf, and neutral tones have me thinking they exude cool, perfect style. These pics also reaffirm that all these pieces should be in everyone’s wardrobe. They are timeless and classic. What else can I say? I just recently checked off the fisherman sweater and love it. I will be trying on the SM iconic style Persol’s 649- Originals as well as the ISBA from Oliver Peoples. Trenches and scarves, every stylish designer has their take in this department. So find your favorite and it will be worth the investment.
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Hard to think about the Fall, but Céline Fall 18 has me weak at the knees. The oversized trousers and sweaters, the wide-ass-belt, and the leather dress speak to me on every level. The Neutral tones are classic and reflects a clean design. The pop of hot pink is sexy. I am a super fan of the oversized trouser that goes straight to the floor. Just walk on clouds from location to location to not dirty them (but maybe a little dirt would give them more grit). Swing the bucket bag all day long and right into evening. The ankle booties are ridiculous! Not wishing summer away but always fun to see what is in store. It is all in the details and need a few more 0s in my bank account:)
images from Céline and all pieces are admired by isostilo
Jane Birkin is without a doubt a style icon. The pictures say it all! Her timeless and classic beauty inspires all (isostilo included). She has an effortless and natural demeanor of the girl next door. Her simple style takes her from city cool to beachside casual in simple classic pieces. Her basic white tee-shirt paired with a fringed denim is edgy, sexy, and sweet all at the same time. Always feminine but the rolled up shirt sleeves coupled with layered necklaces take the look into new territories. Her style is hers and Jane wears the clothes. Her casual elegance is perfection! The basket bag never gets old. The five summer styles pictured above show all the basic pieces one needs in their closet: tee-shirt, white button down, denim of your choice, espadrilles, simple bikini or a simple black one piece , and a woven bag. (Madewell, J.Crew, Net-A-Porter, and Mango are always good places to start your search)
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From time to time, I browse the COS website. They offer fresh classic silhouettes. I personally like their clean aesthetic. I have rounded up a few updated modern pieces for those sunny days.
Collapsing Neck Cocoon Top
Slim Short Sleeved Shirt
Ribbed Jersey Vest Top
Three basic and easy to wear tops. The white blouse has a sweet neckline but not too girly. The navy button down shirt is a slim fit with a bit of a longer sleeve that would look nice cuffed a couple of times for a casual out and about look. The basic tank needs no reason.
Wide Elastic Cotton Skirt
Handkerchief- Hem Poplin Skirt
A-Line-Wrap Over Skirt
Skirt With Folded Waist Band
Four perfect skirts that will take you from day to evening. The first white skirt is a lovely A line style with an unexpected side slit. The beige skirt sits on the hips with a feminine hem line that is oh so chic. The vibrant green skirt looks so crisp! Loving the last white skirt with its folded over waistband and straight fit. It is relaxed, casual, and weekend ready.
Sleeveless Jersey Jumpsuit
Belted Cotton Jumpsuit
The one and done way of dressing! Jumpsuits are no fuss and can be dressed up or down. An oversized blazer can instantly transform this casual day look straight into an evening out with friends.
images from COS. FYI all pieces are 100% cotton and prices don’t break the bank!
Be it poolside, beach strolls, or city walks, you can find your summer stride with Soludos. Loving their refreshing spin on the classic espadrille. Summer footwear that you can slide into and wear with anything. Making it effortless as you walk out the door. Soludos is based in Soho, New York with travel as their inspiration to creating shoes and accessories for your everyday life adventures. They are thoughtfully designed with comfort, price, quality, and personality. Soludos have taken something basic and raised their game with a playful twist. I have the black slides and love them. They are just easy and neutral.
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Always searching for entertaining dishes that can be made ahead for those hot summer nights. Pick up your fresh produce from your local farm stand to serve up the rainbow. Being able to have friends over with little effort is the goal but in all honesty nothing goes without effort and some prep. Here is a fab classic French platter that I will be giving a go to share with friends. Bring this lovely platter to any summer gathering for something to noche on. Try Goop’s Green Goddess dressing for a healthy alternative to the aioli. I also stumbled across a bright and light cocktail that can be sipped all summer long. Hydrating with watermelon sounds pretty perfect to me. I am also sharing a lovely list of 30 Rose`s to enjoy from Food & Wine. Time to trade in the red for all those lovely shades of pink. Cheers to summer!
images @ Food 52 and Epicurious