While in Florida, I spotted the chic-est woman poolside at my parents’ country club. She was wearing a black off-the-shoulder one-piece that I believe was this one by Karla Colletto (I also LOVE this one in the white by the same label << on sale!), black YSL LouLou sunglasses (seen at top of Giovanna Battaglia), and a sun hat with a black bow in the back similar to this. She looked like, well, a million bucks.
I’m normally more of a bright color gal (I own a lot of Mara Hoffmann’s brightly patterned beachwear — currently lusting after this and this) when it comes to poolwear (with the exception of my Marysia one piece in black), but she was a vision in sophistication.
Le Sunglasses Hunt.
She also made me want those YSL LouLou sunglasses again. I’d thought they’d be a flash in the pan but they looked just as stylish as ever. I’m now in quite the quandary when it comes to summer eyewear, as I have about five different pairs vying for my attention. What do you think of these contenders for my summer pair?
+A pair of my favorite Le Specs, but in tortoise (I owned black for many years, but then snapped them in my bag one day!)
+These Fendis. I love the nude/tortoise color combo and the shape. I saw them on the beautiful Lauren Gores (foundress of beauty line Summer Fridays) and died over her entire neutral vibe. More on that below.
+Uber-trendy Adam Selman extreme cateyes. These are definitely flash-in-the-pan territory, but they are so fun!
+I wore a pair of Wildfox Barbie Doll pink sunglasses from a few seasons back (still available on eBay here and there) a lot in Florida and liked the whimsy they added to nearly any outfit. Maybe a new pair of similar shades, like these in the white or these in the clear or these in the pink? (All under $100!)
Neutrals for Spring.
And while we’re on the topic of Lauren Gores, she is majorly influencing me to wear more beige/neutral/taupe/white/cream! I love the Cali girl sophistication she is giving off. A couple of finds:
+DYING over this chic khaki dress. Love the darting, the length, the nipped waist. Must have this. Would look phenomenal with tortoise shell glasses and Hermes Orans in brown.
+This stunning gown (on sale for less than $200 — OBSESSED).
+This cinched-waist dress — perfect for everyday and every occasion. Could be worn with slides, leather sneakers, or ladylike flats.
+These LR slides — on sale for $89!!!!
+This PVC tote! Kinda like my Staud obsession but love the gingham trim.
+My mom gave me a box of Superfloss to try while down in FL and — have you heard of this stuff?! It’s so much better than your standard-issue floss. It has a fluffy thick side and a thin side and it really gets everything out. Kind of gross to talk about floss but seriously, I don’t know what I’ve been doing the last 30 years of my life when I claim to be “flossing.”
+Currently reading this and it is SO FUN.
+I got a lot of wear out of a pair of Chanel espadrilles I’ve owned for maybe five years now? I bought them for a trip to Spain with Mr. Magpie and can’t believe they’ve held up until now because they’ve seen HEAVY HEAVY wear. Like most espadrilles, they offer no support to speak of, but they are also crazy comfortable and I’ve never once gotten a blister wearing them. I think I may re-up on a pair (how cool are these?!) because the soles are finally beginning to give way.
+While on the subject of travel: have I given proper homage to the Davek mini umbrella?! It is one of my absolute favorite everyday possessions. It is itty-bitty but incredibly well made and comes with a lifetime warranty, of which I’ve availed myself. It’s the ideal companion for a lady packing for a day (or week!) of potential inclement weather since it weighs next to nothing and takes up virtually no space. LOVE.
+Other favorite travel minis: these toning pads (in the $10 set — they come individually wrapped, perfect for travel); these great-smelling anti-bacterial wipes (come individually wrapped — perfect for wiping down seats and tray tables on planes); Tatcha The Deep Cleanse in the travel size; Marvis toothpaste; Byredo Gypsy Water rollerball (love this scent and keep it in my purse); DryBar Prep Rally mini; Caudalie beauty elixir mini; Fresh Rose deep hydration cream mini.
+On a related note, have been toying with the idea of buying myself this Dr. Sturm travel set just so I can discover some of her products without making the hefty investment first.
P.S. While talking all things Florida: a review of Lauren Groff’s excellent book of the same name and some great beach reads. Also: what to read RIGHT NOW.
P.P.S. I’m done with the lazy man’s load. (And I loved (!!) so many of your comments on this post.)