Recently, most of my vacations have been spent in California.
There are a lot of reasons that this new ~vibe~ started, but the biggest…
The location… duh.
When I lived in the New York, I only needed a bathing suit for a handful of weeks throughout the year.
Investing in multiple pieces of swimwear did not matter to me.
A recent move brought me back “home” to the Caribbean and all of the sudden, sleek swimwear became an essential.
My sister raves about MIKOH and well, your older sister always knows best, right?
To me, white denim = preppy.
… and not in a good ironic-preppy Vampire Weekend way.
… but off-white denim?
Saying “I love hoop earrings” has become as obvious as saying “I love avocado toast.”
… like, duh you do.
Hoop earrings have gone from ancient times to 1980’s Sade to literally every late-2010’s girl-at-a-boozy-brunch.
They’re the best piece of jewelry that you can own.
Gucci Princetown loafers have been on my lust list (totally different from a “wish list”) forever now.
Every few months, I’d go to the Gucci store to try them on… and every time their bulkiness made me look super, uhhh, squat.
Basically, like most people, what drew me in was my desire for a closed-toe summer shoe that I could just slip on and not have to worry about a pedicure in order to wear.
… like just a simple slip on shoe — nothing too “normcore,” nothing too “bloggery” and obviously nothing too ridiculous. Literally, just a slip on shoe.
… then Reformation put out their shoe collection.
With Chanel’s infamous price hikes, Chanel ballet flats have become seriously expensive.
Considering that in 2008, they cost $550 USD, it’s actually kind of nuts… actually, a 36.36% price increase for a pair of shoes is all the kinds of nuts.
… but here’s something even nuttier, in 2008 I skipped my high school prom for a pair of Chanel ballet flats.
While the girls in my grade were fussing over prom dresses, dates and makeup appointments, I was tracking down a pair of two-tone Chanel ballet flats.
You guys voted on Instagram… and I bought it.
The overwhelming majority of you said you wanted a review on Acne Studio’s jean shorts and I am so glad.
… you guys were right — these shorts are surprisingly great.
My first & only pair of Acne Studios jeans were bought at the height of my Sofia Coppola obsession in 2010 on The Outnet. They were super ill-fitting, but if they were a Coppola favourite, so be it.
Wait, just to preface this entire review, I wear my La Perla slip as outerwear not loungewear.
… at 100% silk satin, La Perla’s chemise/slip just feels too luxe to wear while binging on Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
I aspire to be the kind of lady who lounges in silk La Perla slips, but like, I’m 27 and not yet a full-fledged lady… I’d likely make a mess of it with all my Cheeto crumbs.
Are you team Phoebe or team Hedi?
I am team “I-See-Philostans’-points-but-still-like-Hedi-a-lot.”
… but when it comes to
Céline’s Celine’s sunglasses, it doesn’t even matter.