Thursday, July 24, 2014

stylish finds...shelter island and greenport

If you fancy the seaside but not the crazy hammy Hamptons I'd give Shelter Island and the little fishing village of Greenport a try. Here are some of the gems I have discovered there...

...Shelter Island...
Marie Eiffel is officially taking over the island...pop in for coffee/ croissants/ lunch/ ice cream and sit outside on the pontoon at Reddings
Her boutiques up the road stock kaftans, dresses, sandals, jewels and home wares to die for
A drink at Sunset Beach is worth it for the people watching and Vine Street Cafe is apparently the best foodie spot on Shelter

Jump on the ferry and enjoy chocolate croissants and very strong coffee at Aldo's (put the kids on the carousel opposite)
Do not miss Beall and Bell antiques, some amazing finds and really good prices (open Thursday and through the weekend)
Pop in for a chat with the lovely Elizabeth at her store The Times Vintage, I picked up some great vintage tops and just missed an epic lace dress
Try Goldy and Mac for well priced dresses and tops in stylish prints and Lido for stylish beach bags, linens and throws
Book dinner at the Frisky Oyster or the famous Noah's
Make sure you try the tacos and tequila at Lucharitos and the Fork and Anchor for yummy sandwiches

Enjoy x

Monday, July 21, 2014

zara printed trousers

I spied these on a glam mum in Bleecker playground. I know. They are silky feeling (polyester mmmm hot), lightweight and nip in at the ankle. Zara online seems to have sold out but try in store as I saw a few pairs left on 5th Avenue for 24.99 USD.

Friday, July 18, 2014

beach bags

I've been looking for a new beach bag and spotted these....a simple straw bag with room for 83 bikinis at H&M, as seen on WIT blog here. A natural basket by Bodie and Fou, a gorgeous Palm Basket with silvery handles, a cotton canvas Circle Tote in grey and white (of course) and the New York classic (which they love to monogram) Boat and Tote at L.L.Bean.  Have a great weekend x

image via pinterest

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

topshop blouse

This is one of the best around. My Mango one went a bit off white, the H&M one burnt when I attempted to iron it...ha ha I'm not very domesticated...and then I saw this one looking  rather pretty here. It will last into Autumn if you layer it and/or add a leather jacket (or this gorgeous suede one...ok I'm stalking now). Snap it up, not many left.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

denim dress at personnel of new york

I've been living in this dress recently. Great V, especially at the back as its quite low, and I love a dress with pockets. I saw it in a fairly new boutique on Greenwich Avenue called Personnel of New York. Lovely stuff. The dress is by Alternative Apparel

image from: shop avenue boutique

Thursday, July 10, 2014

just beachy

At the beach this week so a bit behind with posting, sorry! Enjoying 5am wake ups ;) 7am beach walks and 9am coffee and carousel. Totally rock and roll. I spied this gorgeous Emerson Fry caftan...if you are looking for something shorter try Tallulah & Hope, secretstylist discount details here, or try a loose cotton and silk shift, again discount code here

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

leopard is a neutral

Leopard print was owned for years by my glam and slightly bonkers PR boss in HK. I can just about wear it now. If you fancy adding it to your wardrobe try this beautiful scarf, which is half price at Lily & Lionel, these espadrilles by Soludos or this maxi dress at Marks & Spencer (as seen on Sheer Luxe), always go with earthy tones rather then the orangey ones.

image: pinterest

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