Monday, June 29, 2009

So (Ho?) Cute

After weeks of unseasonably rainy and cool weather, I'm off the island and back to the city for the week or so. I was lucky enough that it cleared up for a beautiful day of shopping in SoHo, where I spotted this little number:

Mother always told me bold, candy-apple, ferrari red is a shade reserved for licentious women. Hester Prynne did nothing to abolish this stereotype from my mind. Associations with communism made it even less attractive. So naturally, by wardrobe is nearly free of anything approximating scarlet. Even Valentino couldn't sway me. But then...

As I was walking, the coral pattern of this silk dress captured my instant attention and made me reconsider all my thoughts about red. It was a revelation. This pattern really wouldn't be as good in a lighter shade. (Although, I think it could be just as great in a bold electric blue)

I was hesitant to post anything regarding my love of coral on this blog lest it be bastardized by the aspirationally preppy masses, but this is just too good not to share. What do you think? At under $100, a steal, no?

Friday, June 26, 2009

Round Sunglasses? Forget it.

It seems that everyone in fashion journalism is obsessed with round glasses for summer. I'm here to tell you otherwise. I don't care how hot Daniel Radcliffe is; among my friends, round glasses are just not happening. While Ray-Ban Wayfarers may be soo last summer for some, they have certainly caught on more strongly among my friends since Spring Break 09.

The more fashion forward kids at my school returned from last summer sporting New Wayfarers (the smaller frame is much more flattering than the original for most). October 08 was filled with lots of dress-up parties where girls came dressed as Tom Cruise from Risky Business. (Is it just me, or who doesn't love wearing oversized oxfords and the rest of that look?) The homecoming game featured tons colored knock-off Wayfarers in school colors. After building the first half of the school year, the look took hold again in Spring and isn't being replaced. As I look around my peers at Sconset, not a round lense to be spotted.

Love the folding Tortoise model. (image from

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tent Party

Perhaps the thing I love most about Spring and Early Summer are the tent parties. A few shots of dresses I recently liked:

I just looove the shades of blue.

The white and orange combo looks great too. Especially with that blue clutch.

Great colors.

This Deerfield girl loves her green. And I love the vintage CKB; I have the same dress in Blue.