the shape of water

YALL. has everyone seen the shape of water? i watched it on a plane home from SF last night and cannot get over it– the depth of character development, the unusual story line, the gorgeous cinematography, the attention to each and every tiny detail weaving in and out throughout the film…. talk about a work of art.

while obviously this film was very hyped at the oscars, i had put off seeing it because a) pan’s labyrinth scared the ever living s&*t out of me, which was the last big film by this director, and b) i have an extremely hard time sitting still for an entire movie, so i figured i needed to watch it at a time when i was feeling ready to focus, in order give it a fair chance. maybe it was being trapped on an airplane, but i was completely captivated. and don’t get me started on the ending– i won’t give away any spoilers, but text or email me to please discuss, because i am OVERWHELMED (can you ever just be “whelmed”?) and need someone to talk to about it. so there’s that.

the second mind blowing discovery of the day? lychee ice cream. THANK YOU JET BLUE. i have found a new non-sartorial obsession in this stuff. it’s light, creamy, not too sweet and completely worth the lactose-induced belly ache. do any readers know where i can procure such a delicacy at sea level?

in homage to my new favorite feature film, and in the effort of keeping this a fashion blog, a few items worthy of a modern day mermaid…


listed from top to bottom:

headwrap,  slip dresscrochet top,  sheer skirt,  capri perfumeruffled top,

  sunglassestrousersclutch,  fish earrings,  surf sprayslides (if mermaids had feet),

one piece swimsuit, pearl bracelet,  striped skirtcolor block dress,

  mixed stone earrings,  raffia tote bag, wrap sandalsbikinilight blue fragrance,

  mother of pearl ringbone earrings



straw baby

the bag du jour this summer appears to be a chic straw tote, preferably momgrammed! while these bags might seem more like palm beach socialites and waspy grandmothers than the fashion crowd, several new brands– kayu, nannacay, star mela and Brit brand trailer baby are making them fresh and young. get some instant spring in your step by swapping out your leather bag for these lighter styles, and the requisite pina colada will practically make itself.

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straw bag 2

straw bag 3

straw bag 1
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here are a few of my favorites:

#1 keep it classic with the popular kayu style

#2 a little funky, but mostly fresh misa tote

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#3 an etsy style steal

#4 boho babes go for this zanzibar bag

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#5 im thinking of getting crafty and stenciling my own letters on this bargain priced tote ($10 off with code morestyle)Screen Shot 2016-05-01 at 4.53.27 PM

#6 black and white and tasseled all over

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hope you have a great start to the week! i’m off to miami this week for some much needed sun + vitamin D. Xx