Sometimes you just haven't the time for a full weekend away. On those weekends, sitting in the park, or on the deck, roof, or stoop can feel like a mini-vacation. This outfit is inspired by those mini-breaks that make a busy weekend bearable. The real key piece here is the Secrets Of Charm linen dress. A khaki colored dress without much shape can be styled in so many different ways, we think it's a wise thing to invest in. Starting with that, a pair of day heels will make you feel put together without killing your feet. These Rachel Comey Gatsby sandals bring some life to the outfit, keep your feet cool, and are easy to walk in. From there it's all about the extras. Where a no-frills bikini under your dress (you never know when you'll run into a slip and slide) that will look super chic with those shoes should you have to jump up at a moments notice. Finally, some colorful, breezy earrings, a sun hat, and a large structured bag will seal the deal. Inside the bag you'll be able to fit your book and that stack of Thank You cards you've been meaning to send out. A well-planned outfit that looks like a vacation, is the only thing a girl can do when she can't get away. Gals, at least we have that.
New York Fashion Week officially kicks off today, but on Wednesday, I was lucky enough to attend a fabulous pre-Fashion Week runway show at New York's Soho House, unveiling the Spring line from Secrets of Charm, created by designer sisters Sharon and Estee Elkayam.
Inspired by Bibi Anderson's character Sara in the Ingmar Bergman film Wild Strawberries, the line abounds with feminine, flirty, springtime frocks made from light and simple fabrics like silk, chiffon, and twills. Adorned with lots of exquisite details, the classic forms combine playful patterns—like gingham, polka dots, stripes, and florals—with ruching and ruffle details that give the line a modern and delicate edge. To see our favorite looks from the collection read more