Weekend 8.19 – The Mother Edit

Gang, Biarritz is a dream. Raines is already speaking about wanting to maneuver right here sometime, Mike is claiming that that is his favourite metropolis he’s ever visited, and the type right here is my final mash-up of French-Woman-Cool + California-Surfer-Woman so clearly I LOVE IT, and the procuring, consuming, browsing and swimming is wildly off the charts.

I’m now a giant (enormous) Biarritz fan.

My Duolingo French has served me effectively, too. I converted from Spanish a few months in the past to arrange (have I discussed that my Duolingo streak is, uh, 307 days??) and whereas the primary day in France was brutal, language-wise, I used to be really cracking jokes – in French – right now. So long as the jokes are vaguely associated to ordering meals or buying issues I AM HILARIOUS in French. My “mes fils ont manger tout les sweets” completely killed at Masion Adam right now.

Driving excessive, Gang.


French lady sneakers, 2023. Laura was proper about these Nikes, gang. The entire cool women in France appear to be sporting both Nike Dunks (that are notoriously exhausting to search out – a couple of colours at Nordstrom, tho) or Air Force 1’s. (There’s an honest quantity of Adidas Gazelles, too – extra on this, later.)

…however with pants. The transfer is to pair these Nikes with high-rise, full-length pants (and a cute little high). There are many Levi’s over right here (and I feel I’ve seen a few women in these exact pants), however each Ref and GAP have strong choices, too.

Okaaaay, Em. Gahhhh I gasped out loud once I noticed Em in rag&bone’s featherweight jeans. They give the impression of being so boring on the mannequin, however on Em, they’re nailing that slouchy-cool vibe I like.

Ok. I used to be apprehensive that my Clare V. Sandy tote wouldn’t be large enough to double as a seashore bag, however it was essentially the most packable choice, so I introduced it anyway. Seems it could possibly maintain sun shades, sunscreen, two Turkish towels, a hat, and a few random stuff for the boys. I imply, all the things is mainly all stuffed in there, however it works. I additionally caught a couple of French women trying out my bag – the very best praise!! – so all in all, it’s working.

My favourite operating shorts proper now. Free People’s Light As Air running shorts are bananas comfy (the outline is apt), and so they’re shockingly flattering, too.

This complete outfit, please. It’s actually about the denim dress (in light-wash denim), however I wouldn’t say no to the boots + coat, both. In addition to…one thing feels actually recent about pairing black boots with an ivory jacket. Surprising, however cool.

Plus-size decide. This mesh top is gorgeous, and the plus-size styling right here is sooooo good. I’d put on it precisely as pictured, gauchos & all. 🙂

I can’t. Gang, the 100% cotton child garments from Black-owned business Ashmi & Co are ahhhhhh soooo extremely cute!! Like the bunny tail riiiight on the infant stomach??? C’mon. After all the gingham sweater set might be my high decide (I’d 100% have caught my boys in that – gender impartial, for certain) or the knit cotton bodysuit. GAHHHH BABY FEVERRRRR.

Drawback solver. This gauzy linen Eileen Fisher poncho has such nice traces, and could be so excellent for throwing on once you want a liiiitle bit of heat or must make one thing barely extra conservative. Touring church buildings whereas on journey, or weddings, each come to thoughts. On sale!!

Ref on sale, too. Reformation’s sale is still going on, and I’m ordering this top in black. I have already got the floral, and have been sporting it a ton (together with right here in France). I’ve the floral in dimension XS (a dimension I by no means put on anymore) so it’s not a type of Ref tops that run small – the match could be very forgiving. (You’ll be able to see it styled, right here.)

For the boys. Mike and Raines are each preventing over this Alex Crane linen tee. I get why, too – it’s 100% linen, bananas delicate, and solely will get softer with every wash. I do know this as a result of, uh…I steal it, too.

Blissful weekend!