Pseudo-Beach Bound

Leandra Medine | May 24, 2012
Summer pros: darker skin, lighter hair. Summer cons:an uncharacteristic desire to shave the legs, armpits. Ah, memorial day weekend. You are a benchmark for so many things. Most importantly: an unofficial, official summer kick-off. And what’s better than a series of days that promise a whole shit ton of more summer days ahead? Nothing, I tell ya. Except baby tigers. The transition from spring to summer-wear is a fun one to watch in a city like New York. Cute, quirky layering tactics–see: utility vest and floral blouse–become a dated outfitting method in favor of beach-inspired styles that ultimately have no place infiltrating these streets and yet still do so seamlessly. Straw bags, raffia shoes, sheer lace, bright blue mother of pearl frog charms slung on the neck by hot pink string–it’s fantastic. It’s possible that summer style takes a turn for the beach side because while so many New Yorkers seek refuge on sandy spots over the hot months, many of us can’t. And if we can’t beat ’em, we pretend we can join ’em. Isn’t that the great thing about fashion? Feed deep internal cravings with something as simple as a ruffled bathing suit. Here, here to memorial day weekend by the beach or a 500-squarefoot apartment with no functioning air conditioner.

You’ll need the above either way so, from top left: Missoni Mare romper, Marysia Swim bathing suit, Helmut by Helmut Lang tee, T by Alexander Wang tank, Isabel Marant sandals, Serpui Marie clutch, D&G; pants, Madison Marcus blouse, Ralph Lauren sunglasses, Soludos espadrille flats, One Teaspoon crochet shorts. This just in too, Free People may or may not be harvesting some of the most rad Isabel Marant-style mini skirts in the current, which cost the latter’s tax equivalent. Go, go, run, run. And if it rains? It won’t rain. Gosh, why do you have to be so negative all the time? Alright, now tell me: what are you doing this weekend and what will you wear? Tell me. Tell me. Tell me. Listen, tell me.

  • Tinacious Me

    hahah I am looking forward to the whole s— tons of summer days ahead too! 😀


    Great picks – really digging that purse. I have been looking forward to Memorial Day since pretty much last Labor Day. Hooray summer!

    Sea and Swank

  • Elise and Margot

    great clothes!
    x For Happy Days

  • Carolina Reis

    If you're talking about beach wear you should take a look on Fashion Rio Summer 2012/2013, that by the way, it's happening right now. The most beautiful beach wear that you've ever seen.

  • Rachel

    Love the crochet shorts x

  • Eliza

    The florals and whites are a great classic spin on classic Americana!

  • Wandering Minds

    I'm in a very colourful bohemian mood this summer, so I'm really digging this Missoni romper!


    Wandering Minds clothing

  • Bonnie,Clyde and Marni…..
  • WearAbouts

    those shorts are deliciouss! I love the lace on them. You always have the best collagess!!!! 🙂
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  • libby

    that bathing suit is amazing!

  • TripsTreasures

    Love these items !
    new outfit post !

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  • Irina Bugai

    I need that clutch, those pants, those short lace shorts. To hell with this, I NEED THEM ALL!

  • Natasha Fatah

    Those are fantastic jeans!!

    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

  • Natali

    Laced denim shorts, round sunnies and floral pants are something I wouldn't
    mind having in my closet 🙂

  • Aurélie and Angelo

    Love the jeans,clutch and sandals!

  • Tori

    beautiful selection!!

  • Gita

    Aaah, darker skin, surfer (wannabe) hair,… Who care about shaving, it's summer ;)!
    Awesome picks.


  • amarabubz

    your choices are great! i'd love to see a festival collage. in comparison to so many other bloggers you actually WRITE and you write so brilliantly! i am literally hooked to your style of writing and the incorporated humour ugh i love you

    check out my blog for various articles including the necessary accessories, the Olympic orientation hitting the track-walk and the most recent post named dirty talk regarding white heels

  • Neijah

    Isabel Marant sandals and LACE cutoffs…NEED IT


  • Eva

    Lol you are so right!
    Love the selection you did, moslty the flower pants!

  • Hannah

    Gahh love all of this…the picks, your writing. Everything! You're my all-time favorite blogger, it's official.


  • Meganne

    Odd, here in France, temperatures have gone from rainy hell to sunny hell. I guess there will be no refreshing spring for us. And as long as I'm complaining try 300 square feet with no air conditionning and no drapes. Ouch.
    Material Fixations

  • Chrissy

    So looking forward to Summer and it's "official" start this weekend!

  • Creativity&Chocolate

    Great picks, love the floral pants and lace shorts. Can;t wait for summer to officially begin, spring sucked here in the netherlands…

  • Dama

    Love all your choices!

  • Gine

    Jippee, I just found my pseudo boobs for this summer! Great bikini choice for everyone, who doesn't have curves….

  • Vasilieva

    love these shorts

  • Stephanie Pulos

    Love the picks
    Diggin those One Tsp. Crochet Shorts Xx

    Stephanie in Style

  • Maya

    I am absolutely in love with those shorts! I have to say, I am totally taking the man repelling to the max this weekend as I'm studying for finals, probably dressed as a very stylish man. Nothing is more man repelling than dressing as a man, even sin fake mustache.

  • Jennifer

    Love those shorts!

    xo Jennifer

  • Sharon

    The bikini is really cute!

  • Erin

    Those shoes are completely necessary in my life. I'm pretty sure that I shall keel over and croak in the next ten minutes if I don't have them in my possession.

  • Khia

    ++++ for the floral pants!

  • Ms.Fashionista

    That Missoni romper needs me! I love those awesome espadrilles and those super chic lace cutoffs. Those sunnies are super cute too!


  • Emily
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    those shorts are SO SHORT. I love the idea of crochet though! xx

  • Kate

    Those floral jeans are just gorgeous!! x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}

  • Trendstop Trend Team

    Denim is the best way to experiment with style. The floral jeans and lace appliqué denim shorts are great examples and perfect for the summer sun!

  • Lily @ Candied-Life

    love those floral pants….so gorgeous. i posted about a similar pair by alice and olivia on my blog a few weeks back, love this time of year!

  • Lana Hunt

    Dying over those Isabel Marant sandals and the D&G; pants!! love love. This weekend I'll be heading to the coast (the gulf coast that is….) to Grand Isle, in the southernmost tip of Louisiana. I'll spend the entire weekend in a bikini and flip flops, fishing, boiling crabs, and laying out on a boat. not. too. shabby. i'll toast a budweiser in your honor.


  • Collections

    I want the pants, I want the sunglasses and I want that tee.



  • gothic lolita dresses

    Great items!I want the romper!!The sunglasses is chic!