by Erica Sanae
Here in LA we are in the midst of the May-Gray, June-Gloom season. While the rest of the world is beginning to get excited for the beautiful weather starting to warm up, we're stuck with endless dreary gray days. Here are our fave five blooms to get rid of the gloom.
This floral print silk skirt by Fanée is like a breath of fresh air. The passionate, sweeping brushstrokes of this expressionist-style print on lightweight silk inspires us to have a picnic in the French countryside, complete with rosé, baguettes, and brie. We love the casual feel of this pleated midi skirt, but love the versatility it holds being crafted in China silk. You get the charcuterie, we'll bring the wine. Done.
This Tahiti print souvenir shirt in thick silk satin by Escada transports us to the islands, and we can smell the gardenia wafting through the air. We love the versatility of this shirt version of a souvenir jacket, and would live out our daydream on the beach. We'd wear it with denim cutoffs, over a bikini, or tied at the waist. Smell those gardenia!
Surprise! We love the fun print in this quirky straw box bag by Ritter- for a line called "It's In The Bag"! Organic neutrals with shells and straw in sophisticated champagne open up to a bright floral pop lining. We love LOVE that this cheeky print it keeps those gloomy thoughts at bay every time we open it up.
Did we tell you we love sets? This matching appliqué set by Sarff Zumpano makes us smile, with its allover polka dots and fun sunflower appliqué. Pink dots and flowerpots tickle our fancy. We'd be sure to wear this outfit as a complete set, with a statement belt and cute basket bag- you'll be sure that no one else will have stolen your look.
This silk spaghetti strap dress by Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon is a flattering piece for most all body types. This timeless, conservative silhouette is given a little heat with spaghetti straps and bright florals. Constructed to hug all of the right curves and float over the others, this little silk number is our go-to dress for any occasion.