Wednesday, April 18, 2012


I hope stripes don't bore you. Scout's adorable French Breton striped high neck dress is Olive Juice -- probably retails for $80 but we grabbed it out of the bins so about a quarter for us and it looks brand new. Sadly it's only a size 5 so we'll get our summer use out of it and on to ebay it goes probably for $14.99 - so she makes money wearing it as long as she doesn't spill her snowcones down the front. The anchor cashmere intarsia cardigan is j crewcuts sample sale one of my wisest Scout Wardrobe purchases to date - love this thing and we wear it everywhere - the leggings crewcuts as well on sale - socks petit bateau and runners - Superga also j. Crew on sale :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


ooooh love the citrus fresh colors of Spring - I've been trying to get everybody to wear yellow. Sara Rodriguez are you following?  Sunny color for a sunny day - we got this adorable self tying Charabia cotton sweater in the bins so it cost about a quarter. SCORE! Yellow is tough to keep clean and this gem could not have looked newer. I always wash it separately - always.
Over her Stella McCartney neon yellow boat neck top and her new ethnic print Steven Alan cotton mustard yellow skirt Scout is an exotic vision in Spring.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sailing Sailing

Oh Summer are you really here?
Supposed to be 90 degrees today. Monday just back from Spring Break -- and the easiest go to, fresh looking, and ooooh la la so French is the ol' nautical look - Breton stripe, with a pair of white jeans. Scout has on her GAP skinnies with this fantastic navy and white knit sweater we got in a boutique in southampton. It was wildly expensive but i bought it at the end of season sale a few years ago.  the tag has fallen out alas - I wish i had it because whomever made this gem is sure to have other fantastic things. peeking out is her J. crewcuts navy and sequined striped tank for hot sweaty jaunts around the play yard.Don't you just adore the coordinating superga trainers?

Friday, April 13, 2012

Fedora this

Taking a brief hiatus for Spring Break but we'll be back in full force next week . Scout found this great straw topper herself a couple of months ago in the bins and is fond of donning it out to dinner whilst in the Hamptons with her Guammie.  Throwing on a hat changes the everyday in to celebrity fab ala Johnny Depp. Course you don't want to forget the high heels too. Just go for it.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Power of A Great Coat

In these "in-between days" - the impression we leave is often in that final layer. For children it's the necessary evil, to get from here to there, in the chilly Spring air. When I found this navy wool GAP embroidered gem in the beloved bargain bins, even though it's a size 4, i thought ooooooh this is divine. Fits like a glove and just "pops." I can't count the number of women who stopped us to say "WHERE did you get that jacket???"

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dancing in the Streets Denim on Denim

 Chambray Dreams

oooh we love a good chambray shirt with jeans. This Steven Alan was on sale last week - but only had a size 8 which is fine looks fashion-y over-sized, with her GAP skinnies and her Spring Bloom print Stella Mccartney tank - and not seen here is her wonderful long indigo stella cardigan, that she was able to strip in the afternoon warmth. The whole look has her dancing in the streets and at home.