My fashion roots lie firmly in the 60’s and 70’s but when it comes to the summer loving time of year I lean HEAVY into the super groovy 1970’s style..which I like to call my Laurel Canyon vibe,where hippie meets beach bum with a decent amount of rock and roll for good measure!
The vibe looks something like this…macrame accessories, large hoop earrings, oversized sunglasses, halter top, chunky cork or wood platform shoes and a perfectly worn in pair of jeans.
What I really needed in order to complete the perfect Laurel Canyon vibe was a pair of patch covered jeans. So two plus years, many patches and many sewing mishaps later I would like to debut my latest and greatest project…
Peace. Love and Patches,
okay so maybe it’s not a city street and more of a jungle road…
and maybe these aren’t city blocks filled with skyscrapers but wondering paths of sand and driftwood…
but this is art and street art is art…
and this art comes to you from the in the tropical town of Tulum.
Pattern Pattern everywhere…I couldn’t help but be inspired by all of this amazingness that surrounded me on vacay. From the stenciled path to the architectural elements to the bold colorful moments in the textiles..it was EVERYWHERE!
Whenever I return from a trip I always bring back an idea, a food or a new practice that I can incorporate into my world. The idea I need to re-create is the brilliant, beautiful bohemian stenciled cement path…LOVE!
Doesn’t get much better than this…wake up in the magical Mayan town of Tulum, have a wonderful breakfast on the beach, take a leisurely morning bike ride and come upon a shop tucked into the jungle in a shipping container called La Troupe that has some amazings MuuMuus…Life is good! Correction Life is Amazing!!!
I quickly realize not only am I in one of the most magical places on the planet I am also in the muumuu mecca of North America. Truly everywhere I look there are muumuus…I thought at first maybe they were all a mirage but in fact they were the real deal.
I fell hard for this beautiful cotton gauzy number. I know neutral in color and no print…what??? But the material,the cut and the subtle details sold me!
This sweet shop La Troupe was started by 3 friends from Argentina who were up for a new adventure in Mexico. They have a healthy respect for the planet in all they do and believe in keeping things very local with all pieces being made in and by local Mayan communities.
If you find yourself in Tulum or Playa Del Carmen this is a must stop for a quick shop. Until then check them out on http://www.latroupe.com.mx
The photos were all taken at Casa Malca which was also an amazing place to reisde during out time in Tulum.
The last photo is my personal protest of not wanting the leave…
MuuMuu in Mexico with Love,
The music is on full blast…Donna Summer is belting out Last Dance…the lights are dimmed and there’s a slight strobe effect…there is only one possible place you could be other than the famed Studio 54…the finale of the Style With No Regret Brimfield Fashion Show & Tell.
Loving my new velveteen blown out psychedelic paisley jumpsuit.
Getting my folkloric groove on in this capped sleeve hippie top.
What creature could this super fab statement piece be…Crow? Otter????
Who says that pj’s can’t make the transition from night-time sleepwear to stylish work wear??? Not me that’s for sure…
In the summer I love rocking a pair of vintage flowy patterned pj bottoms as super cool wide leg pants or a bathrobe as a boho kimono statement top which is what I wore today. I ditched the sash and layered it over a long sleeve tee and just like that this robe went from nighty night to let’s take on the world today!
Okay, one fashion rule broken…now if I could just bring myself to break the age-old no white pants wearing before Memorial Day I will be one badass fashion rebel!
How I Roll,
It’s that time of the year where I am summer dreaming…but sun drenched days, a totally chill vibe and beachside bathing is not all a girl dreams about. What else you ask??? What she is going to wear durning the best season of the year!!!
The optimistic yet chill vibe of summer brings out of my all time fav looks…first is the bold and bright Palm Springs esque look grounded in a pattern palooza of bright colors, oversized sunglasses, a statement bag with a splash of terry cloth and a muumuu for good measure.
The alter ego to my Palm Springs style is another one of my all time go to looks…the Laurel Canyon Boho vibe which is solidly achieved by throwing on a floppy hat, oversized sunglasses, batik and hand printed anything, simple sandal’s and a macrame accessory to top it off!
Don’t be fooled macrame is not only for amazing wall art owls or functional yet fashionable hanging plant holders…it is for accessories as well!
My show and tell today are of two of my most recent macrame acquisitions that can support both of my go to summer looks…
Mad for Macrame,