white before memorial day

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i had been saving the knit look (left) from isabel marant AW11 show for one simple reason: i happen to love everything about it. i just can't get over marant's impossibly cool, chic and incredibly wearable clothes. this icelandic cowgirl look is no exception. it combines a huge fall trend, fringe, with a giant, cozy turtleneck cape-y dress you could literally throw on over everything. but what really makes the whole thing work for me is all this texture in pure WHITE.

but let's face it. fall is a looong way off.

so i was pretty happy to open my email today and find chinese model bonnie chen's sheer, angelic, white-on-white knit look that is absolutely spot-on for right now. as whowhatwear points out, it's easy to recreate the look yourself. they suggest a gorgeous rachel pally grecian dress. i think it would be fun to scout the vintage shops around here for something to that effect. and of course, i would love to try to find a pattern to make that nubby, loopy, texturiffic vest. add a pair of black or tan ballet flats and you're good to go!


Beth said...

Oh, my, my...I totally agree! The nubby knits with that sheer dress underneath, perfection!
The fringy boots, icing on the top!
Great finds!
xoxo Beth

Christine said...

Oh boy! Yesyes - me too :-)

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