strawberries & cream


My latest impulse buy is a very properly stringy kind of string bikini, with triangles none too generous in size and with little strawberries on it. We are perhaps approaching the line. I think it’s so cute, though things being so cute does not usually make my purchase a forgone conclusion…it’s like white (which I love), only cuter than white, I think is what happened.



How glam is this hat? I theorize that it would posh up any outfit. Excellent sun protection, too, if a bit of an umbrella-like liability. This is an 8″ brim (compare with this one, which is 5″ and I would say still quite dramatic).  I actually tried on a 10″ brim but was outdone. 10″ is too much for even me.



Bikini from Pret-à-Surf (via The Outnet), skirt from some shop in Santa Fe, sun hat from San Diego Hat Co., [cheapo] wayfarer-style sunglasses from eBay, pearl studs from Pearl Paradise*, pearl bracelet from eBay, espadrille wedges from Eric Michael.

*I am loving how they stand out against the backdrop of the hat brim. So often modestly sized earrings get lost in the chaos. Do you need any more convincing that pearls would be a salutary addition to your life? If so, wait until next week.