May 16, 2012

Easy summer easy

Summer is here, meaning heat and humidity. So, finding light fabrics, like cotton and linen is ideal for beating the summer heat. I took this American Apparel white breathable and light lawn shirt (over a white cami) flowing over a pleated pair of pastel blue shorts for a easy summer look. The shoes are wonderful, black suede t-strap with a snakeskin heel. 

Shirt: American Apparel
Shorts: Club Monaco
Sandals: Dolce Vita

May 8, 2012

Beach cover-up chic

With summer kicking into full gear here in Charleston, it is time to hit the beach or lounge by your favorite hotel pool. Covering up appropriately is important, because surely there will  be lunch or after-drinks. This is a photo Alistair Guy took of me in 2010 for Elle UK coming back from the beach at Portals Nous in Mallorca. I stole the top from my mom and tied it to show some (appropriate!) skin with a pair of basic canvas J.Crew shorts. The orange canvas tote is a perfect bright color for the beach. Since this is 2010 and it is now 2012, I would probably opt for a more rounded sunglasses though. Otherwise, this outfit is great for covering up from the beach/pool. 

I do not own this photo. 

May 1, 2012

I found this photo recently of my friend in a town in Italy. The photo is amazing. It looks like it is from an editorial in Vogue. The flowy linen dress and the way she is standing, relaxed and enjoying the summer beauty. It also is in a lovely vintage style from a 1970's Italy perhaps. The old building, villa or whatever it may be, fits perfectly with everything about her. It is so pure. 
May has begun and it is almost summer! I can't wait for all the travels and wispy dresses and lounging by the pool this summer!