It seemed like today was a good day to offer you something quick and light, and as I continued my way through the Resort 2017 collections, I realized nearly all my saves were red, white (ok, ivory) and blue! BLOG FATE.
Let’s take it in reverse. First, up there are two killer navy-blue sweaters from Sea, which has managed to be among my favorites for several seasons running now. The little sleeveless sweater is reminiscent of granny-square garments, but it’s knitting and bobbles (and white shirting side panels) and so good. And while I think I only love it as a part of this outfit on the whole, I am loving that long slinky ribbed tunic — which I believe is only apron-length in the front, and is also worn here the other way around — over the sculpted-sleeve white blouse and wide pants.
Then there’s the ivory:
The strategically sheer tank is Maiyet; the fringed skirt is Rosetta Getty; the cropped turtleneck is A.L.C.; and the last two splendorous ribbed beauties are Joseph. Joseph has been so good the last couple seasons I don’t even have the power of language to describe my response to the images. But for the red in this equation, I give you the following, also from Joseph:
I’m pretty sure I actually died for 30 seconds upon seeing this image, came back to life with my head in my hands, fully mute, and couldn’t do anything but stare at it for at least 10 minutes. You all know how I feel about red, and as much as I want this dress on me immediately and forever it would have to not be red. But this red dress with those pink shoes? I envy this girl for getting to wear it and stand there for this moment. It’s magic.
If anyone knows of a sewing pattern even remotely in the vicinity of this dress (or a monk’s robe pattern!) that I can adapt to something like this, please speak up.
For those of you in the US, happy 4th of July! And happy Monday to the rest of you! ;)
PREVIOUSLY in Resort 2017: Jenni Kayne’s ribbing and stripes
Jenni Kayne is one of those designers where every collection is so impeccable and wearable and consistent, you could just keep plucking out a piece here and there over the course of years, and gradually build the most reliable, timeless wardrobe imaginable. In addition to some really stunning dresses and pajama-inspired pieces (love this camisole!), her Resort 2017 collection includes tons of great stripes — both literally and in the form of ribbing — along with the always irresistible combination of sweaters with slippery little dresses. I’m especially smitten with the knee-length ribbed cardigan seen in the top photo above and the bottom photo below. The grey one paired with the ivory silk dress and killer brown boots is the waif-chic outfit dreams are made of. And can we talk about the raglans? The striped one above and navy tunic-length one below … Need.
You guys know me as a minimalist, but there’s another me — the one who has never gotten over the peasant skirts of my childhood, and who has always suspected that instead of being born in 1968, I was meant to be at Haight-Ashbury that year. My inner hippie stays fairly well-hidden — mostly appearing only in my love of big turquoise jewelry and wide-leg pants. But nobody tempts me like Ulla Johnson, who routinely puts out the dreamiest flowy tops and slouchy skirts and embroidered and tasseled everything — and her Resort 2017 collection is no exception. Minimal-me always gets a little itchy when designers get carried away with a cable sweater, but you’ll understand why I’m 100% in favor of Ulla Johnson making this blush cable sweater with the spirit of a peasant top.
I’m also fairly obsessed with the two garments above — the dress and the playsuit I’d like to make into a dress — which could be classified as boho minimalist or something.
And then there’s her fringe. I saw one of her fringed ponchos (all natural) at a local shop a couple of months ago and I still don’t understand how I left without it, but the jacket below might be even more amazing. And I’ll definitely be thinking about suspendered full skirts over shrunken sweater-tees for next season …