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Cute and Cultured

 

Unlucky turned to very lucky while visiting the Longhouse Reserve in East Hampton. While it was a planned stop on my trip to The Hamptons, it was very disappointing to pull in and discover that it was closed. While regrouping and thinking about our next move in the parking lot, a man walked up to our window. Due to this trustees kindness and insistence that we stay, we got to experience this exquisite 16 acre garden full of beautiful art and landscaping. (And, we had it all to ourselves!). On this particular day, it was excruciatingly hot. So of course, I had to plan my attire for a day that would be spent walking through the gardens. I decided on this casual long black dress by Indah. The oversized arm opening and double side slits made the heat more bearable. The cool 100% rayon fabric made the dress very light and airy, perfect for the heat. Underneath the dress, I slipped on a simple black bandeau to be sure to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions. I kept my accessories simple wearing a large turquoise cross ring that was purchased at a small boutique. I also added my Dior sunglasses that I had purchased while in the Bahamas. They are a limited edition and I love the pearl frames with the easy cat-eye shape and purple reflection lenses. I have yet to see them anywhere in the states. I love these glasses because no two pair is exactly the same. I pulled my hair up in an easy high ponytail to keep myself even cooler and I was ready for a day wandering through the most amazing art sculptures and gardens! I had no idea that this reserve would be as fabulous as it really was!

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The Clouds Will be a Daisy Chain

I’m not sure how I’ve missed LF stores all this time. It took a trip to The Hamptons, a desperate need for cappuccino, and an open parking space directly in front of the store for me to discover it. While the store itself is a bit overwhelming and crammed with piles of clothes, I did like the vibe and eclectic assortment of clothing they carry. I especially loved these jeans that are like being in an endless field of daisies. They are really comfortable, have a button fly, a high waist and are just terrific. I paired them with a hooded cropped sweatshirt that I found at a small boutique at the beach in NJ. Although it is not your everyday sweatshirt, this darling top has lace sleeves that are so sweet and delicate. All this outfit needs is a simple pair of flip-flops and my new LF sunglasses in a John Lennon inspired style. Lastly, I added a really fun bracelet made of many glass beads and my outfit was complete!DSC_0840DSC_0854DSC_0853DSC_0857DSC_0832DSC_0845DSC_0837

 

Top: En Creme |Pants: Car Mar ( Only sold in LF Stores) | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Sunglasses: LF Store