Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Prettier Than Everyone Else: Start to Summer Style

Despite what you may suspect, this kindasorta traditional girl attempts to avoid solely worshipping at the Trust Fund Trinity of Style - Grace, Audrey, and Jackie, of course. Though any lady worth her pearls - ironic or otherwise, as Invisible Internet Friend Privilege might note - likely adores that Pantheon of Pretty, we risk getting stuck in a style rut if we merely imitate the past without incorporating some current iconography in our wardrobe dreaming.

That being said, it's been a while since we've taken a look back at Prettier times. Plus, it's my blog. In these challenging past few weeks of parenthood, I keep revisiting these favorite summertime images & reminding myself that one day I will be tan, glamorous, and well attired - preferably all at the same time, but right now I'll take any of the above.

We'll start off with some genuflection at the Pretty Icons altar, and then move along to a few of my favorite start-to-summer finds, both in bargain and dream edition:


I'd give up any number of favorite vices, save perhaps complaining, to be able to tan guilt-free again.

With thanks to Matchbook Mag for recently reminding me of this one.




Slim Aarons again at his whimsical best. Sometimes you just need a pink parasol.

Show of hands - who else wants an invite to this Slim party? 





As for a few summery finds, here's the beginning of my "best of what's around" budget/dream list as well as shameless pillaging of song titles:


Calypso St. Barth for Target "Straw Tote with Sequins" ($24.99) vs. Kate Spade "A Day Away Gemina" ($225)


Anthropologie "Shore House Shift" ($54.99) vs. Marc by Marc Jacobs "Schooner Dress" ($148)


Old Navy "Embellished Gauze Top" ($29.94) vs. MM Couture "Tunic" ($78)

Calypso St. Barth for Target "3/4 Sleeved Sequin Tunic" ($29.99) vs.  Jack Rogers "Provence Adeline Kurta" ($118)

More of the same once my wee CEO's ever-evolving schedule think he's dropping down to one nap ZOMG help me allows . . .

5 comments:

LPC said...

Aw. I would be your real life friend too, were I nearby. I'd come borrow cute Master P. and take him to the park. If he cried, I'd bring him home. And I support you 100% in the becoming pretty again project. We all have to figure out our new identities, once we have babies, and if our new selves include the best of our old selves, booyah! Hooray. Applause:).

CBK said...

FULL-ON obsessed with the Shore House Shift. Thanks for posting!

What Kate Wore said...

Ooooh, didn't you find some lovely things! I am particularly obsessed with the new-old Grace picture, the one you are using for your Twitter avatar, it is *so* you. And I"ll take both of the shifts, now that summer has finally arrived.

Sending you a smile Miss Pretty,
tp

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Is it bad that I still have to allow myself some tan time? Don't answer that. I know it's bad for me, but if my skin doesn't have some sun kissed glow, I can't deal. Sigh...

Princess Freckles said...

I'd like to live in one of Slim Aarons photos...

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