At the moment….Pom Poms are IN. You will likely see these hyper-feminine details everywhere this season. Two of my favorite fall pieces are hands down, these baby blue denim sneakers from Here/Now and this alpaca pom pom cropped sweater from Tibi. The sneakers are irresistibly soft (light as dandelion fluff!) and the most placid shade of light blue ever, lending easy capacity/neutrality to complement a wide palette of fall colors. And the sweater?? Furry, soft, statement-y, and especially suitable for the tactile bunch (you know who you are)…is there anything not to like?? Bring it on, fall. We’re coming for you ~ Whether it’s a phone case, a pair of sneakers, or a jumper, opt for the spherical wonder of the furry variety!
À propos as I sort of watched the 80’s classic “Pretty in Pink” last night (for the very first time!) as per my aunt’s orders…Why is our parents’ generation so obsessed with that movie? Tbh I fell asleep 15 mins in, but to be fair, I was buried in a foam pit that was too comfortable to stay awake.
Anyway, many comments elicited from family members when I sported this baby doll pink tulle, most commonly — “You look like a cute 6 year old.” I quickly did the math in my head and realized that I still followed the tacit rule in fashion amongst the older set: You should only aspire to dress at most, 10 years younger than your real age. Otherwise known as the “x-10” rule. Ok, I just made up that algebraic formula while writing but seriously, when you spend a lot of time with women of “a certain age,” they say stuff like that. Maybe, subconsciously, I was adhering to that cardinal rule when I bought this dress from Missguided. 😉 But nevertheless, it was perfect to walk around in Southampton without breaking too much of a sweat…Very light, airy, and comfortable.
Ok, did you read the memo from the Wall Street Journal last month that the skinnies are out? Getting fashion advice from business publications seems off but to be fair, it is not a far-fetched concept to avoid the skinnies in the dead of summer for obvious reasons: denim gets hot and sticky in heat…!! But for all you denim die-hards out there, might I recommend loose and relaxed sweatpants with prints that make you look like you are wearing denim? I LOVE this ‘ripped’ denim look from Rag & Bone. If they had in other colors, I would get all of them. These are literally glorified sweatpants. For a student like myself, expanding the comfy wear wardrobe is always a good idea, especially if it adds flair to your ‘throw-on’ vibe. Otherwise, you can come off looking just sloppy…
Which is another reason I’ve been crazy about these backless tops from Onzie. I can double it as athletic AND street wear. Lycra workout tops, no matter how funky the design, always screams, “Yes, I’m going to the gym today!” If you want to stay covert or at least a tad bit more subtle, try these tops for Onzie. It’s from LA, need I say more? The material is Wildfox-like soft, too. I’m a sucker for softness so I was sold immediately. And of course, backless means one thing: Bra Lab solutions. You might remember me wearing them all throughout last year with my backless tops and dresses. Laces, solids, criss-crosses, so many options for the back. SO fitting for summer when open back clothing reigns. Here I wore the black cups with the white criss-cross back. Endless permutations with bralab 🙂