Archives for April 2014

bermuda, bahama

come on pretty mama (or mamasitas as I call my mejor amigas) Eeeee i CANNOT WAIT to be reunited with my besties this weekend- B has graciously invited us to her casa in BDA and it is the perfect remedy for the winter blues. i cant wait for 4 days of sunshine, liquor filled daiquiris and girl talk- the obvious Rx to make any problem go away.

but of course the second reason for my immense excitement is a get-away wardrobe. so i have composed the perfect packing list for us. here’s my 8 essentials you need for a sun filled get away:

#1: a simple shift: splurge on this embroidered TB (seen on Atlantic-Pacific here) or save with a basic gap eyelet shift

simple shirt#2: chic straw hat: a wide brim hat to shade the sun- this classic eric javits will costs you, but get a similar look from forever 21

hats#3: bright shorts- tribal print shorts by Giambattista Valli or a fun leafy pair are perfect for running to town

shorts#4: fun sunnies- Olive Peoples shades are always worth it but any tortoise print pair will do

sunglasses#5: a mint maxi: splurge on this dreamy tibi for the perfect cocktail hour dress, or swap in a less expensive cotton version

maxi dresses

#6: scalloped suit: topshop makes an almost identical suit to this expensive (but popular) marysia swim

bathing suits

#7: go-with-everything sandals: a neutral splurge from K Jacques on the outnet or a similar buckled pair by Steve Madden

sandals#8: the perfect weekender to stick all your stuff in! splurge on a timeless clare vivier (love the pop of red!) or a canvas monogrammable cuyana

duffle bag

andddd  there you have it. C & B- see you tomorrow! fellow chic peas- any recommendations for things I forgot? what are the favorite get-away items you can’t leave home without??!

best boyfren

warm weather and rising temps mean practically everyoneee is pairing up for a spring fling (H i’m talking about you girl.) I for one am joining in the fun- in the denim department that is. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans for a few months now and recently i’ve started feeling like cinderella- every pair i tried on was either too big in the waist, or the fly was baggy, the wash was too light or two dark, or the knees were either too shredded or not distressed enough. the list went on and on.

after trying on approximately 12 pairs of said “boyfriend” jeans (including these, these and this pair as well) i’ve narrowed down the two perfect pairs:

#1 perfect but pricey: the josefina by 7 for all mankind $225

the fit is slightly more narrow than most boyfriend jeans and the style comes in a bunch of different washes- perfect to satisfy even the most demanding of denim divas

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#2 classic but hard to get: the j.crew distressed boyfriend $135

word must have already spread that the j.crew destroyed boyfriend jean in roxy wash distressed wash is a great middle of the road pair of boyfriend jeans. solid construction (the waist fit me perfectly in my normal size), a medium wash and a reasonable price tag- but a wait time of 6-8 weeks for delivery depending on your size.

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chic peas- are there other pairs I should try? what brand makes your perfect pair of boyfriend jeans? i’ll take the perfect jeans over the perfect man any ole day.