Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Fashionable Matilda's Summer

Photo Credit: Harper's Bazaar UK July 2011
 
As the temperature rises, summer brings along a dilemma most women are confronted this season - what to bring for my summer vacation? In an attempt to answer this question (and also delves into one's personal closet - who doesn't love to see what others pack?), the Fashionable Matilda is sharing her summer vacation wardrobe with her lucky readers. Take notes and bring on the sunblock!

Where: being a New York blog, the Hamptons, mais bien-sur!

Easthampton, NY

What I packed:
1) Sexy one-piece swimsuits from Gap, BCBG and Pucci. 
2) Tom Ford sunglasses (Nicole and Nikita - the Cat's Eyes are back!) for ALWAYS. You just don't take off your sunglasses period.

*Note: Yes I am inspired by this look Claudia Schiffer so effortlessly pulled-off in last month's UK Harper's Bazaar.

Photo Credit: Harper's Bazaar UK July 2011

3) Stripe linen tops and shorts from J.Crew for day.
4) White beach jacket with hood from Club Monaco for the cool nights on the beach.
5) One easy white cotton dress. (Mine from J.Crew nabbed on sale).
6) Flat sandals from K Jacques for town. Havianna flip-flops for the beach.
7) Big straw tote from Club Monaco to hold everything together.

Don't leave home without: Hamptons Sun SPF 35 sunblock and Lancome SPF 50 BB Base face cream. With the strong Hamptons Sun make sure you wear sunblock to protect yourself from harmful UV rays.

Photo Credit: Styleapothecary.com

Ultimate Outfit: Less is more. Sometimes all you need to look good is a simple outfit and a carefree attitude. Mine comes in the form of a black Gap one-piece swimsuit, slick back hair tied up in a knot, a pair of big Tom Ford sunglasses and a bright pink lip (try Chanel's Rouge Allure Lip Laquer in #78, the brightest of pink).

One last accessory: Rent a SUV. When traveling on those beach roads watch out for the high tide. Sometimes the roads can get flooded!

Happy Traveling!

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