If you don’t have a monstera deliciosa in a corner of your house by now, your great indoors instagram photos might as well be trash. Once the derelict plants on your doctor’s dusty office, monstera deserves to be the new king of your home (sorry ficus). White walls, natural wood and this little monster are the three musketeers.
Black tank top Topshop (similar here & here) // white tapered trousers Vintage (similar here & here) // grey cross sandals Jeffrey Campbell (get here or here) // scarf worn as headwrap H&M (similar here & here)
Thanks to Giambattista Valli couture headwraps, I remembered how I survived the previous very hot and humid summers in Istanbul. Take a long and thin scarf and wrap it around your head twice: first being a turban knot, second being a regular knot and voila! You have the solution to 1) bad hair days 2) super humid days 3) rainy days 4) dirty hair days 5) flat hair days. And that makes up %80 of my days.
It’s not just as epic and useful as a LBD but it’s also a way to encourage little princesses to dial it down on their wedding days and embrace elegance rather than glitter. I mean what I wouldn’t give to wear this ^ Rosie Assoulin for my special day, or Derek Lam Fall 2013 t-shirt dress that I actually tried to hunt down for my own wedding. Minimal White Dresses are the new little black dresses for summer.
I finally realized why earrings are my least favorite jewelry of all – I don’t like the symmetry. I don’t like two identical objects hanging down (or sticking up) around my face, with no character or statement whatsoever. This enlightenment came with my affection towards the season’s biggest jewelry trend: a single earring that would do the job of two and more. I won’t ever need two pairs of an earring from now on.
Ivory tailored vest H&M (similar here & here) // black camisole top Topshop (similar here & here) // black jersey asymmetrical wrap skirt Zara (similar here & here) // black sandals Zara (similar here & here)
BTW forget about the vest; I’ve found a magical recipé to (looking like you have) long, lean legs. You take one ounce of an asymmetrical wrap skirt that covers one of your legs all the while baring the other one all, add a drop of drape detail to prevent the stretchy jersey fabric from looking tacky, season with a summer vest if you have wide thighs like mine and serve with an elongating pair of pumps or sandals. Fair warning: it’s gonna be hard to go back to flats after this.