But first, this ridiculous fragrance ad from Kimora Lee Simmons. Not only is it blatantly obvious that that is not her body, but apparently the retouchers took her lower half straight off of Daria Werbowy on the cover of Vogue in 2005. Even the shorts are the same. I understand that retouching is pretty much a given in campaign shots, but stealing half of someone else's body? Just weird.
Viv & Ingrid Black Diamond Swarovski Mini Bobby Pair, $36 at vivandingrid.com, Chanel Nail Polish in Versailles: I have trouble getting anything at all to stay in my hair: clips, headbands, barrettes, anything. My hair eats it and then spits it out on the ground. Bobby pins, however, have a fighting chance, which is why I've been looking into embellished bobby pins. They're a really simple, easy way to add some bling to your hair style, and imagine how adorable that tiny slice of sparkle would be peeking out from your hair. On another sparkly note, I want this Chanel nail polish. First off, love the name. I'm a total Marie Antoinette nerd. And second, I've had a serious craving for metallic polishes recently. Shimmer is so standard and mattes just don't do it for me, so the next logical step is metallics. Having gold-plated fingernails just seems so summery!
J. Crew Seersucker Sidney Underwire Top, $50 at jcrew.com, Hint-of-Lace Briefs, $38 at anthropologie.com: So this J. Crew bikini top is in no way related to lounging. I just really want it. I've always wanted an underwire bikini top, just because they're a lot more flattering if you're above a B-cup, and have a serious retro-glam vibe. The seersucker print is so old-school summertime, and coming from someone with a serious lack of preppiness in her closet, I want this preptastic swimsuit. I've realized that Anthropologie has the cutest camis ever. As for the lounging ensembles I promised earlier, my new favorite look is to do a very cute little cami with a pair of more boyish sweats. It's an interesting mix of contrasts, and insanely comfy. The combination of tiny nautical stripes and delicate lace is another offbeat juxtaposition that really works.
Victoria's Secret Cami & Panty Set, $19.50 at victoriassecret.com, Victoria's Secret Ultrasoft Tank, $22 at victoriassecret.com: Victoria's Secret also has a ton of adorable little camis in super-cute prints. This cami is totally affordable, comes with matching panties, and the colorful leopard print is equal parts fun and super-sassy. This with a pair of cute little shorts or yoga pants = adorable lounging. If you're less into the crazy leopard prints and a little more into the basics, Victoria's Secret also has these asymmetrical hem tanks that I'm seriously craving. The a-line body balances out the tank cut nicely, and these are the kind of top that would go equally well with a pair of shorts or yoga pants or a pain of little jean shorts.
Rose Window Chemise, $58 at anthropologie.com, Victoria's Secret Soft & Lacy Robe, $48 at victoriassecret.com: If your lounging style is a little on the girlier side, I totally recommend this chemise. It's not too sexy or too revealing, could actually double as a daytime dress, and has an adorable, beachy Lolita vibe that's totally endearing. You could sleep in this, roll out of bed and do homework, and still look totally put together. Or if it gets a little chilly, you could throw a chic robe on top. These Victoria's Secret robes come in subdued pastel colors with delicate lace trim--basically the epitome of girliness. I've always wanted a glamorous robe. There's something so Sunset Boulevard about them.
Also, on an unrelated note, the Times Online released their list of the top 25 fashion movies of all time. Here are some highlights: West Side Story, Belle de Jour, the Big Sleep, Atonement, Gone with the Wind, Coco avant Chanel, Funny Face, To Catch a Thief, Zoolander, Devil Wears Prada, and Avatar.
NARs polish: temptalia.com, Kimora Lee Simmons ad: jezebel.com, Viv & Ingrid bobby pins: vivandingrid.com, Anthropolgie striped cami set: anthropologie.com, J. Crew bikini top: jcrew.com, Anthropologie chemise: anthropologie.com, Victoria's Secret robe: victoriassecret.com, Victoria's Secret cami: victoriassecret.com, Victoria's Secret tank: victoriassecret.com.