UPDATE: Step into my closet! I’m selling all kinds of goodies from my closet…check ’em out!
Yesterday brought some promising spring weather, and a long afternoon run in the sunshine left me positively itching for warm — or better yet, HOT — weather. I instantly began to daydream about a getaway to St. Tropez, Brigitte Bardot style — meaning lots of gingham, stripes, and polka dots, and a healthy dose of straw accessories.
Let’s begin with the perfect polka dot bikini (Eberjey, $75 for top, $75 for bottom, Calypso):
Finish with some black t-straps (Sam Edelman, $60, Heels):
If you’ve read my blog for awhile, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of Anya Hindmarch’s cheeky and affordable canvas totes ($135, Saks) — and even though I’ve never been huge on these in the past, I’ve lately seen some serious chic peas rocking these flat MyMu espadrilles, and am contemplating making the plunge ($138, MyMu):
Transition into a navy print bikini ($180, Net-A-Porter) for beachtime —
Isn’t the print to.die? This cashmere wrap sweater ($348, Seaton Surf) and a pair of broken-in-looking nantucket red chino shorts ($42, J. Crew) would be easy to slip into after an afternoon on the beach:
Perfect atop a lipstick red bikini (the one shown below is Milly — $95 for top, $85 for bottom, Net-A-Porter — but I ordered mine for the honeymoon from Palma NYC, and I absolutely LOVE the nautical rope accent!):
Or maybe a slip-on dress is more your style — and I’m obsessed with this slouchy little number ($75, Aubin and Wills — but P.S. this $49 striped maxi and this $78 strappy stripped slip dress also caught my eye), especially with an uber-glam beach hat ($90, HatAttack):
Finish with white wayfarers, a cute little tote (these SeaBags styles are made of reclaimed sails! — $120-$140, SeaBags), and some classic Dr. Scholls (I used to wear these all.the.time. when I was little — $49, Dr. Scholls):
P.S. If you’re a high roller, check out Chanel’s most recent cruise collection, which is full of Brigitte-inspired looks:
I need to get to the beach…like, yesterday.