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Endless Possibilities

The middle of July often brings along a summer style rut where all of those linen dresses and lace tops purchased back in May, become dull and blah. Thus, we must hit the style refresh button in order to spice things up. One of my favorite summer tricks is the scarf-as-a-shirt. Depending on the area size of your respectable scarf, options can be endless. In my case, I prefer the updated tube top.... plenty of shoulders and back to show off in the late summer sun. Try it on the beach or for dinner. Endless summer equals endless possibilities. 

Wearing: Hermes silk scarf (check TheRealReal), Aritzia skirt, Castañer espadrilles (Matches is my favorite place for them), Ray-Ban shades

Location: Newport, Rhode Island  

Meet The Red Mini

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Meet the red miniskirt, it's the denim skirt's flirtatious cousin.  A little bit foxy, but also hella classic. The rusty color screams Autumn weekends frolicking away or brunching on a busy sidewalk street... whatever is your preferred cup of tea. The OG denim skirt isn't disappearing for good, but the sassy and superstar cousin is taking center stage for the time being.

Wearing: Urban Outfitters skirt, Boast sweater, Castaner shoes, Chanel bag, Ray-Ban sunglasses

 

Photos by Felicia Lasala 

 

The Forecast

Week one of school is done & dusted. Four days in the bag and it felt like four years. Time is a sneaky little brown-noser, isn't it?

Instead of pondering life's biggest questions on time, how about we jump back to Newport? Where I was happy as a clam, and the dog days of summer were still in full swing.  As promised in my Autumn essentials post, here is one of the items on my list: black denim. Specifically, high waisted and a pair that ooze serious mom vibes. Re-write that to a cool mom. No doubt. 

In order to "New England-ize" the dark denim, I paired them with my go-to oversized fisherman knit. I will praise the fisherman sweater until hell freezes over because it is honestly my most sacred and love item in my closet. Ok, ok, that was a little bit of a hyperbole. Still, you get my point. It would be a stormy weather in my sartorial forecast sans the sweater. 

The upcoming forecast for this Autumn? These two golden pieces and sunshine. Lots of both. 

Wearing: Vintage sweater, The Vintage Twin denim, Castañer wedges, Chanel bag

 

 

 

Stay Messy

One of my favorite, game-changing, passionate, and innovate blogs, The Messy Heads, has a line of t-shirt/journals/etc. that embody their message of "stay messy".

No duh, they don't literally mean to stay messy, but to embrace who you are as a person, your imperfections, perfections, and everything that makes you unapologetically you.  

I rarely fall in love with a blog completely and The Messy Heads is the only exception. The founder, Emma, just moved to New York from California and brings some positive and passion to the social space. It's refreshing to see uniqueness is a space that is filled with clusters of the same after the same. 

The Look: Messy Heads t-shirt, Reformation skirt (worn here and here), Castaner wedges, Hermes belt (borrowed from my mom), Ray-Ban sunglasses

The Girl Wears Colour !

The girl wears colour! *Audience gasps!* 

Oddly enough, I've always been a sucker for a little orange action. It's one of the few colours you catch me sporting all year long; darker and brown-toned in the colder months, bold and bright all summer long. In addition to being in sweet orange, this top is a wearable fiesta. Anytime I slip this baby on- or the toned down white version- I  feel the need to pop some tunes in and dance the night away. 

I've come to garner a love of backstories when it comes to individual pieces. My California friend, Haley, was wearing this blouse during a Face-Time chat and I immeditly fell in love. The tops are from a small shop in Downtown LA and lo and behold, my sweet friend sent me two of them via the old fashion snail-mail. 

Just remember, off-the-shoulder tops bring and beat the heat during those scorchers! 

The Look: Off-the-shoulder top, Reformation jeans, Castañer wedges, Ray-Ban sunglasses

Photos by Becky Siegel