Fashion Finds

Maxi Skirts for Summer

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

In winter, my uniform always includes yoga pants, often ones with paint splatter here or there. It’s in them where I find peace, comfort, and enough Lycra to hold everything together and create the illusion of smooth back end. Now that summer has arrived, my uniform has changed. Recently I’ve discovered that a long jersey skirt is the secret to comfort, style, and happiness. Dubbed the “maxi skirt” by all, I being all of 5’3” suffered from the misconception that these waist to toe skirts were only for tall girls. I was wrong.

My love affair began very casually, I tried one on in a dressing room a month ago and found myself buying it. Then I wore it for three days straight. Then I purchased a second and added it to the rotation. In Oahu, I popped into the Tommy Bahama outlet and scored two more. And then yesterday I ordered this one in blue tie dye (yes tie dye, how boho chic of me). 

I now have a maxi skirt for every day of the week and I confess I have fallen asleep in them more than once. I declare I shall rotate them all summer long until my friends and family stage an intervention. Here are some stylish patterned ones but I warn you, once you start wearing them, it’s hard to stop. summer maxi skirts

alley spots / starry light / striped / regatta ikat / sun lovva / ikat multi / linen crepe / lucky untamed / tribal blue / topshop floral / palme / seychelles 

Pair them with a tank and some beaded sandals and you’re set for any summer outing from neighborhood picnics to travel abroad. What’s your go to summer skirt, found a great one lately? .

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Mad for Moto Jackets

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Fashion posts are rare around here but I felt like talking about it today. Lately I’m obsessed with fitted faux leather jackets – this one arrived in the mail a few days ago and it’s a new favorite. The latest term for faux leather or pleather is ‘vegan leather’ but by any name, the cropped leather look jacket is still hot!

When I was visiting NYC earlier this year I noticed just about every designer or retailer had a version of a fitted moto jacket – some of them in the thousands (ouch this leather Versace is $3,995!) but I’m a “look for less” gal so I rounded up a dozen favorites – I want a colorful one for spring, they’re edgy and fun and I love them paired with skirts and dresses, don’t you?

womens faux leather moto jackets

From top left:  black moto $98 / pink quilted $78 / hooded dark red $168 / gray dakota, $106   pale gray $60 / bright blue $98/  quilted brown $120 /   black studded $127 /  green moto $188 / yellow moto $45 / metallic moto $83 / white Calvin Klein, $139

For hundreds more options available at all price points, see this list at Lyst and this list at ShopStyle.

Which moto is your fave?

 

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