Saturday 9 February 2013

Shopping Day - Summer Stripes and Accessories

Main photo swimwear Cara Miya Swimwear Maui 

Sneak Peek from our new Summer collection ....... stripes and crisp white broiderie anglaise.  

As our new collection is very nearly here  (Kim and Natalie are gorgeous together in their stripe hairbands and white dresses behind the beach ball) and there are many stripes involved, this weeks shopping day is all about the stripes and the beach.

The umbrella is a must with it's French parasol scallops and I've found some beautifully designed products on Etsy. Etsy is a tricky place to find good quality products in the sea of craftiness but with specific rummaging / searching you can find gems.
The hat is oh so very Audrey Hepburn, all you need is a little black wiggle dress and the little studs are subtle enough worn with a stripe t-shirt 50's 'Hollywood France' style.

I love notebooks, as in hoard them, and this one looks like a good weighty one for sketching in. Throw in the striped canvas laptop bag with an ipad and you're in business.
Bows, sunglasses and flat stripes need I say more and those red brogues..... Are just stunning but pricey but beautiful and a great piece if you're a collector.

The main bikini photo is not just a great swimwear combo but the photography sells it. I want to be in Maui, in the sunshine surfing like a pro with long locks and this bikini will take me there.

Click on the links below to take you to the pretty things ..............

Scallop Edge Stripe Umbrella - Topshop
Sunglasses - Topshop
Navy stripe Hand Made Notebook by Winzy Designs on Etsy
Nautical Stripe Shelia Flats by Charles Philip Shanghai
Clay Stud Button Earrings by Tip Toe Thirty on Etsy
Canvas Laptop Bag by Bagy Bag on Etsy 
Vintage Red and White Toreros Oxfords on Etsy by Atelier Vintage
Stripe Strapless Bikini by Caramiya on Etsy (Great Photography from Maui) 
Huge Wide Brim Stripe Hat by Anne Despasquale on Etsy
Gros Grain hair bow by Little Cutie Cakes on Etsy