Apr 26, 2015

Ode to linen

I might be getting a little ahead of myself in hunting for linen pieces for summer – since I'm still shivering at the morning/night temperatures here – but I couldn't help add these two perfect pieces to the summer rotation. I've always said I just want to live in airy linen tank tops during NYC humid summers, but surprisingly there aren't that many good options out there. I mean, why don't more brands make quality linen basics? Enter this Samuji cropped linen tank top, in a super pretty shade of pale green. I hadn't heard of Samuji before, but they are based in Helsinki and all of their products are simple and seem great for every-day wear. I love the tent-like fit on the bottom; I need all the breathability I can get in the summer.



For slightly cooler days, I'll have this linen Mens-y shirt. I originally went into Rachel Comey hoping to add some print or something more fun to my closet, but somehow I ended up in the dressing room with, like, four variations of white button ups... I can't break my ways! I think I'll get a lot of wear out of it, so that helped justify the price point a bit.

I did search for other linen options in lower price points and rounded them up here:
- This simple slip would look great with a wide-brimmed hat.
- I may have to pick up one of these striped tanks. (Or similarly, this one, which I've had on my wishlist for a while now.) Can't go wrong with either.
- And hello, I would not mind tucking that tank into these linen shorts.
- For a true bargain, there's always Everlane to fall back on. They just launched a linen line last week.





I'm ready. Bring on the humidity (but actually, please don't!).

18 comments :

  1. I love the white shirt. I wish I could afford it 😭

    Iona (fromfive.blogspot.com)

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  2. Hi Alice!

    Great options for summer! But more importantly; how the heck do you get such a perfect skin? It looks unbelievably smooth and flawless! Maybe you could share something about your skincare routine? I would love to read about how you maintain such an enviable complexion!

    Cheers!

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    1. Haha you're too kind. I think it's largely lighting and makeup. If I were to show you a close up with no makeup of my face, you'd hardly think it was flawless! That said, I know if I cut out sugar and alcohol in my life, it would probably be a lot better...

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  3. You made these basics look so good! Love love love! XO

    Shall We Sasa

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  4. I don't normally deal with linen all that well because they crease so easily and badly but you made it sound like a good idea to wear one regardless... haha!
    http://www.wllwproject.com

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  5. I'm not looking forward to the NYC humidity either, but with these lightweight linens it may be bearable! : ) Great post and lovely photography as always.

    madeline
    http://madelinemariehall.com/

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  6. What lipstick are you wearing? It is the perfect color!

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  7. Yeah, I'm gonna need that cropped linen tank. These are gorgeous Alice!

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  8. white as a ship sail in the wind

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  9. the tailoring and texturing....i'm going weak in the knees!

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  10. The shirt is perfection... I guess I need one like this in my life!
    September Rules

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  11. Boy, do you ever photograph well.

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  12. Gorgeous as always, Alice!

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  13. Beautiful post, Alice! Where are your jeans from?

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    1. These are Imogene + Willie. Love them!

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  14. Hi Alice! May I know your nail polish in this one? :)

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