Hello Summer girls! As August fast approaches, sigh, I am posting my last white dress (Promise!). Last weekend I wore an ivory, almost- white silk eyelet dress. I got it from a consignment store and it is Max Mara. I got it seriously discounted because it was missing a single button. The fabric and workmanship is impeccable and I will show you a close-up to illustrate this as best I can. It is such a nice luxury to have handworked details in our apparel, and this silk was light and felt light the softest layer of velvet on my skin. Here is the close-up view of the silk eyelet dress:
The handbag is a pastoral scene that was handpainted on silk, too, and and seemed a good complement to this detailed but monochromatic look. I got this bag at Second Time Around in Sag Harbor, which is a consignment store that overlooks the historic wharf of the Hampton's sleepiest village. It was so nice to be outside when the breeze came to life, as the sun was pretty hot. Here is the full picture of me outside. Do I look meloncholic ( because it is almost August.. or do I look hungry??? hint- it is almost dinner time):
If you are in the New York area you should plan a visit to the Hamptons. It is not at all what it seems like in the media. If you avoid certain hotspots and eat out at the very uncool hour of say, 6:30, you should have a pretty normal dining experience. I ate a bit later that weekend and saw Billy Joel, but no one made a fuss. This is a full time community and not just a resort, so there is a nice mix of people and things to do. The terrain is spectacular, and you can enjoy both bay and ocean beaches, and well as beautiful wooded areas and small lakes. The beaches are spectacular and relatively quiet. The nightlife is hopping, or so I hear from my children. So I guess I am advocating for several things here: travel to the Hamptons ( but avoid August if you can) wearing silk in the summer, it is cooler than you might think, and to check out the many consignment stores while here- as well as the thrift stores. Amazing bargains await, as well as the fabled ocean breezes.