K.Jacques

Sailor Does Staples: The Summer Uniform

Hello, long time, no talk. I'm sorry for dropping off the face of the planet the past week. I was in the middle of nowhere... sorry, I meant Ohio... for a sailing regatta. The service and WiFi was so so spotty that I didn't even check Instagram more than once. 

With that little life update, I am back with a new installment of Sailor Does Staples focusing on my two summer, sartorial staples (wowza, that's a mouthful): the denim skirt and the knit top. 

I have quite the backstory on my denim skirt ventures. I ordered a denim skirt (this one to be exact) from Asos, way back when in April. After the skirt failed to show up for several weeks, I reached out to Asos support (side note: they are very understanding and great at their job, so claps Asos). To sum up the story, UPS lost the package somewhere in customs and I ended up being refunded for the skirt. What a anti-climatic ending... 

A few weeks ago, I made a trip to Reformation during a lunch break.  Lo and behold, I fell in love with their denim skirt that rivals the pricey and legendary Vetements one. 

 

 

The Look: Reformation skirt, Zara top, J.Crew sunglasses, K.Jacques shoes

 

 

Denim dungarees

Wearing: Levis overalls (old, similar), Mango blouse, K. Jacques sandals 

Overalls, well in today's case study, short-alls, have already made me banter on and on. In short, I used to get serious farmer vibes from them. Since my discovery of the denim onesie last summer, I've grown accustomed to the idea of overalls being somewhat chic. In all seriousness (how serious can we be though discussing overalls), I sometimes feel like an overgrown baby in denim duds.

Am I alone on this one? Sigh. 

With my vast knowledge of wearing short-alls and overalls- in which I mean the maybe five times I've worn them, I've mastered the art of dungarees. Well, that is sort of a stretch wouldn't you say? I comply. But, I have a trick or two up my sleeve. Play up the basic denim with what is going on underneath. During round 1, it was a white cutout top which gave it some serious street creds. Here, some island creds seem more fitting. A lightweight and sheer blouse underneath keeps it airy and avoids farmville. Keep the look in the blue lineage to blend in with the Caribbean sea (location optional) and to distract from lobster red skin. 


 Photos by Bruno Dubreuil 

Balance

Equipment

blouse

| Zara skort (old) |

K.Jacques

sandals

|

Samudra

clutch

|

Julie Vos

necklace

c/o |

Asha by Adm

necklace

c/o |

Monica Vinader

bracelet

|

Sloane Ranger

bracelet

c/o | 

Head to toe white is always a breath of fresh air especially in the new year. Hope everyone had a great NYE! To celebrate 2014, I am bringing you a white on white outfit to signify a fresh slate. Anytime I travel, I always bring some of my favorite white pieces to mix and match or to pair together. I picked up this clutch yesterday at

La Plage

and love the quirky twist it adds to any basic outfit. We spent the evening debating what was on the clutch and finally agreed that it was some abstract shark fin. (: 

Eden Rock

Indah

dress

|

K.Jacques

sandals

|

Asha by Adm

necklace c/o 

|

Sloane Ranger

bracelet c/o

|

Monica Vinader

bracelet

|

Tiffany & Co.

bracelet

I will never get sick of St.Jean beach and Eden Rock. I've may have lost count of the times I've visited but I discover something new every time  I'm there. Between the loud music coming from Nikki Beach and the waves crashing, the ambiance is the ideal mix. I wore a new purchase from a favorite of mine-

Indah

. I picked up this

dress

(or cover-up) for the trip and I'm happy I did. It can translate from a day at the beach or to night with simply a change of shoes. I love the interesting print and the cutouts on the sides and back. I've also been wearing necklaces much more. I tend to stick to daintier ones with personal meanings like the St.Barths

pendant

from

Asha by Adm

. Today, we will be heading to another favorite- Saline beach. 

Photos by Reid Secondo and me