Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

Umbrellas + Wellies

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Today I took stock of my winter attire in our hall closet in preparation of the rainy days ahead. I fondled my fave cream double breasted trench coat (fashion success) but realized I have long lacked a cute umbrella and rain boots to go with (fashion tragedy).

I turned my attention online, randomly searching for a variety of rain boots and umbrellas to add to my wardrobe because life is too short for boring accessories especially for splashing in rain puddles which I always encourage. I love a great mix of pattern and/or color, here’s a fun combination of umbrellas and rain boots with personality!  just


kate spade stripe / pink print wellies / teal mid rain boots / william morris floral / hunter red bubble (four colors) / buffalo plaid boots / mollie navy stripe boots / blue bubble stick umbrella classic black and white umbrellas and rain boots


celene black + white geometric / spotted high leg boots / blue and black plaid / graphic strokes umbrella / checkered umbrella / leopard boots/ quilted boots / plaid compact umbrella   bold and bright umbrellas rain boots


red quilted boots / zebra scalamandre / patterned blues umbrella / turquoise bootsswirl boots / birdcage coral / dots bubble umbrella / yellow dots boots

I love those bright color combinations! They’re the perfect prescription for a rainy cloudy day… do you have a favorite?

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? .