A still from Wendy Nichol's AW '12 Video Lookbook.
It has been a few weeks since I had a day to myself, O is with her Grandmother for a few days and my husband is teaching summer school. So I took my sweet time reading my favorite blogs in the morning, went to a cafe senza child...so relaxing! The best part of my day was visiting a few thrift + consignment stores. I found a summery skirt with the cutest print (the fabric was made in Germany), and it probably was from the 80's. I also found a small dream catcher...had the worst dream last night. I hope it works! I could not resist buying the Russian Babushkas. And probably my favorite find is the vintage paperback of Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl- with the 1959 George Stevens movie tie-in. The cover of the book features actress Millie Perkins who played Anne Frank.
I adore Malia Mills swimwear. My first swimsuit from her line was six years ago it was called the Striptease. Sounds scandalous, but it was actually a beautifully made bikini. So a lot has happened in six years and naturally my body changed after having O, and the one thing that did not change was my choice in swimwear. I love the philosophy of Malia Mills:
"it's vital to liberate women from feelings of inadequacy that accompany the struggle to find a suit that fits. it's imperative to show women that if a suit doesn't fit, it is the suit that is flawed, not the body. a swimsuit should represent sun and fun not fear and loathing!"
Since my birthday is coming up I am thinking the Dionne Chiffon one-piece, which has a great retro feel and beautiful floral print will be the perfect gift to myself.