Straw market baskets, striped tees and espadrilles are all the rage this summer and Jennifer and I are more than happy to dress à la Saint Tropez. Or Capri. Any spot along that delicious French/Italian coastline would be fine. We are channeling a lavender-infused, bouillabaisse-simmering, Orangina-sipping, Paris Match-reading, Mediterranean summer.
Miu Miu sunglasses; Kayce Hughes denim wrap skirt; Chance red tee & striped top; K. Jacques sandals; Soludos espadrilles; Straw market baskets
While shopping for sandals for my mother in Palm Beach recently the salesgirl repeatedly made the point that your shoes should not match your bag. Huh? Doesn’t have to match I agree, but shouldn’t? I hate fashion dictums especially as I was standing there carrying a camel Birkin with matching K. Jacques sandals. I don’t set out to match my shoes and bag but like Alessandra above, I think it can look incredibly chic when they do.
Go: March is Spring Break for my girls. Of course their school vacations only cross over for a few days mid-month but I am not complaining. After this awful and seemingly never-ending winter I am ready to hit the beach and get some sun. Forget skiing this spring, I’ve had enough snow and crave shorts and sandals.
Fabulous Fakes, a Kenneth Jay Lane exhibition at the Norton Museum
See: Fabulous Fakes, an exhibition showcasing the amazing costume jewelry by Kenneth Jay Lane, at the Norton Museum of Art in West palm Beach, Florida.
Papo d'Anjo Liberty print leggings
Buy: Every Liberty print piece by Papo d’Anjo kids for spring. Leggings, shorts, a blouse and the most adorable cross-back dress. My youngest still fits into and loves their clothes (thankfully!).
K. Jaques sandals
Order: Navy is certainly not news but I am adding tons of it to my neutrals filled wardrobe. Granted navy is a neutral too but hey I’m trying! I will have K. Jacques make me a pair of Triton sandals in navy calf and I am trying to convince them to make the soles navy too… tbc
I am a huge fan of K. Jacques so I borrowed this post, “Air O.C. Now Flying Direct To St. Tropez” by Matthew Schneier for Style.com, enjoy!
The Saint-Tropez spirit’s in the air of late—the lucky ones actually get to vacation there (think the hordes that descended for Chanel’s Resort collection); the rest dream of it (like Marc Jacobs, who had And God Created Woman’s Brigitte Bardot in mind for his Fall ‘10 Vuitton collection, and again, it seemed, for Resort). And now comes—no surprise where trends are concerned—Opening Ceremony with its own range of French sandals. Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have convinced the classic Saint-Tropez cobblers at K. Jacques to do their first-ever collaboration, the fruits of which are now in store. Three women’s styles (a gladiator, a thong, and a crisscross model) and two men’s (a chunky-strap version and a fisherman’s sandal) come in a variety of colorways, from seashore blues to rainbow and python prints. They’re the shortest distance—not to mention cheapest fare—between you and la vie Tropézienne.
$245-305, available at www.openingceremony.us.
Photo: Courtesy of Opening Ceremony
Courtesy Vogue Magazine circa late 1990s
I have been looking at pictures from the Chanel cruise collection shown in St. Tropez last week, lusting after Garance Dore’s new Rondini sandals and Jennifer and I have been talking about Capri since she posted a picture of Nikki Kule strolling it’s gorgeous streets with Michael Kors. Admittedly, I am smitten with this sexy, low key and utterly chic sensibility right now. I know that the MET is touting the American Woman, but my style compass is fixed on the Mediterranean. Continue…