Setting the Mood: Beach Blanket Bingo

By |May 14th, 2012|Setting the Mood|

iconic bikinis Next to being naked, there’s nothing I’d rather be wearing than a bikini.  Quite strange coming from someone who writes about clothes on a daily basis- the irony is not lost on me.  I don’t know what started it.  Perhaps that “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” dance recital number?  I have more bathing suits than one probably should (and could) ever possibly wear.  I can’t stop my retail impulses when I spot a perfect two piece. And my love affair with swimwear doesn’t stop with string bikinis.

These ladies wearing some of the most iconic bathing suits prove that a bikini doesn’t necessarily have to be teeny and a bathing suit doesn’t have to be all T & A to be sexy.

retro bathing suitsLisa Marie Fernandez The Garance Glossed Swimsuit, $260, Chloe Lace-Up Bandeau Bikini, $460, Stella McCartney Cutout Printed Swimsuit, $665



Setting the Mood: On a Roll

By |April 30th, 2012|Setting the Mood|

disco roller skating(You may want to go ahead and turn up this past weekend’s playlist to feel the full effect of this installment of Setting the Mood).

Planning a party for a friend is a lot of work, but also a lot of fun.  While there are lots of intricate details like finding the perfect venue, picking a theme, cupcakes or cake?, and making sure there are plenty of party props, one of the most difficult tasks may be figuring out what to wear.  While doing some research on what exactly made the 70’s and disco era tick, I found that perhaps I showed up during the wrong decade.  With an excess of sparkle and shimmer and an overall sense of carefree ease, these groovy gals really had it figured out.  Throw in some rollerskates and feathered hair a la Farrah Fawcett and you’re all set.

disco style shorts: Costume Dept. The Vintage Shorts, $44, wedges: Chica Chola Platform Wedge, $160, dress:Hale Bob Studio 54 Sequin Dress, $139.99

You can ring my bell.