Entries in JCrew (5)
A fine balancing act: This month's style spotlight takes a peek into April's world in Greenwich, Connecticut. Her home is dotted with treasures collected from world travels. Her gorgeous closet is filled from top to bottom with designer labels that reflect her minimalist taste. It even includes a few kind finds like JCrew's Salina sandals...just as perfect for touring the Far East as well as chasing a toddler around the house. Now, that's a practical item we can all treasure!
Thanks for sharing, April! JG
Inspired by the silk paisley tunic I wore yesterday, I thought about how much I love bright turquoise paired with bright olive green. Turquoise always brings shades of teal, sea green and aqua to mind and while not a major departure from my favorite sky blue and kelly green color combination, when paired with a bright shade of olive, it certainly exemplifies how a subtle shift in hue can make an impact on the landscape of color options.
Speaking of landscape, many years ago I had taken a quick trip from New York to the coast of Barbados for a weekend of R&R. Fondly recalling the cheerful turquoise homes dotting the beaches and the lush green environs, I was compelled to take another look at the gorgeous coastline and was instantly transported.
Kind find: Jetsetter is a great resource for travel and honeymoon ideas, or when you're feeling in the mood for spontaneous adventure. Current private promotions include a collection of Kelly Slater's favorite surfing destinations, which is how I came across this opportunity. Reserve a few nights at the Atlantis and indulge in classic Caribbean views and secluded, luxe accommodations for only $255/night...make sure to include a few appointments at the spa on your agenda for the ultimate R&R.
After pondering surfing lessons and admiring the sea foam green hotel a little longer, I picked out a few style elements ideal for carrying the sophisticated color combination throughout the details of a summer afternoon outdoor wedding.
Some favorites began to unfold, including this rich patterned envelope liner from Spark Letterpress. Upon receipt, it would certainly unveil a hint of the festive celebration ahead.
The outdoor/afternoon factor invokes a more casual chic dress code for guests but the bride, of course, will delight in a sparkly accessory or two like Jimmy Choo's mirrored heels, Tiffany's bracelet bag or Jennifer Behr's crystal bobby pin.
I'm also a fan of these JCrew and Amsale bridesmaid dresses -- especially the bowmonde silk taffeta style. Both are good choices for making a color statement but keeping the wedding party's look simple and elegant.
Gifts for the girls and groomsmen are perfect places to show off your signature shade, too. They can range from the simple -- like Mountain & Sackett's Oliver Street bow ties -- to the sublime. Perhaps a pair of Tiffany's yellow citrine sparklers for the Maid of Honor?