Summer Style at the Beach – what’s your cover?

I love beach cover-ups even if I’m not going to the beach.  In honour of the first official week of SUMMER here are some lovely ones to consider.

hunky dory beach companion
hunky dory beach companion

I like having a light little something to wear over my bathing suit.  Kind of like wearing a négligée to bed – not nearly naked. A little something to take off and put on again if there’s a breeze. These remind me of St-Tropez when I was in St. Tropez…that one time in my life….but still they remind me of there.  I’ve been wearing a lot of  neutrals this summer with a sprinkling of floral and more skirts and dresses so these all-white covers are so fresh looking, very pretty, flowy and romantic. Perfect for a beachy picnic. Careful not to spill the berries.beach3

Elegant long white lace summer beach dress 2015 with long wide sleeves, open back and side slits. This is your dress, if you are looking for a fancy beach cover up.

beach companion - hunky dory

Gorgeous white lace long sleeve summer beach cover up 2015 with deep v-neck.beach4

Casual short white lace beach summer dress 2015 with three quarter sleeves and wide neck.

Funny, as I’m posting these I’ve come to realize that I’ve been wearing more black this summer and more white this past winter. Proves there is no right or wrong anymore in fashion as long as the weight of the clothes fit the season.  Still working on the beach bod. By the end of this summer I’ll be perfect really good!


Style – my new TRINA TURK Tankini

Along with shoes, handbags and sunglasses…a girl can never have too many bathing suits20150120_103657I brought two bikinis to Palm Springs but was really craving a retro one-piece that would be perfect for poolside.  Okay maybe it was just an excuse to buy a new swimsuit.  Then my sister told me that Trina Turk, who has a beautiful store in Palm Springs, was most famous for her swimwear.  Fast forward…to my new tankini – which reminds me of Emilio Pucci 60’s mod-style glamour.  It will look great while sipping mimosas poolside…and oh yeah, swimming.

About Trina:trina1

Infused with bold signature prints and dynamic hues unique to each collection, Trina’s modern and optimistic outlook meld the best of classic American design with a California confidence, incorporating beautiful fabrications and impeccable quality for the effortless elan and carefree glamour.

trina3Founded in 1995 by Trina and her husband, photographer Jonathan Skow, as a women’s contemporary clothing line, Trina Turk has evolved into an iconic lifestyle brand, celebrating California style with eleven annual collections of chic women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, plus swimwearrecreation/activewear, a Mr Turk menswear line, and residential décor and textiles. Joining the lineup as of 2014 came  innovative footwear, handbag and jewelry collections.  Oh, I even like the ice buckets.

I love their active wear
I love their active wear

The Mr Turk menswear linehm_cs1_resort_v2 conveys a California dapper style and carries on the brand’s affection for vibrant color and print.  Men who want to make a sartorial statement can now select from among jackets, shirts, pants, shorts, swimwear, ties and bowties designed by Jonathan Skow. A well-known stylist and photographer, Skow does all the photography for the Trina Turk and Mr Turk brands, and also designs the distinctive men’s line.

The couple split their time between two historic, mid-century homes in Los Angeles’ creative enclave of Silver Lake and in Palm Springs, interspersed with travels up and down the coastline and around the world.  A favorite pastime is vintage shopping and their educated collectors’ eyes discover inspiration in any new destination, near or far. They also share a keen passion for architectural preservation.