Hello, Monday! How is everyone today? The weekend went by way too fast and the week ahead looks busy. We got a brief visit (less than 24 hours with our daughter and son-in-law), but I’ll take whatever I can get. We all visited a friend who was in town from Italy, having a trunk show (will explain later) then went to dinner with our youngest son and his fiance. I love being with my kids! Today, I am wearing this adorable polka dot silk dress by AYR. This dress has a crisscross back and can be worn from day to night. I wanted to wear it more casual with the tee underneath, but it would be so cute worn at night with a cardigan over it.
Polka dots have been around forever, as early as the 1920’s. Even Walt Disney chose to dress Minnie Mouse in polka dots. In 1940, the Los Angeles Times promised their readers, “You can sign your fashion life away on the polka-dotted line, and you’ll never regret it.” Polka dots have had a resurgence of late, and either you like the print, or you don’t. I am partial to it on a smaller scale like the dress I’m wearing and in either navy or black. Designers including Gucci, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Rosetta Getty, and more used the print this spring and summer. How do you all feel about polka dots?
I mentioned going to a trunk show this weekend to see a friend’s new line. The friend, Sarah Potthurst, was a college roommate and sorority sister of my daughter, who we got to know very well over the years. She has been living in Venice and started a line of maternity wear. I’m fairly sure that most of us are past needing maternity wear, but some of the pieces can be worn without having a “bun in the oven.” The line is called Per Vigore, and there is a reason you need to know about it. So many of us are at the age now that our children are having babies. This line of clothing is treated with an insect repellent containing Permethrin that is an FDA approved chemical historically found in camping and outdoor clothing. The pieces can be washed up to 70 times with the chemical still being active. I thought this was the most genius thing I’ve ever heard! These clothes repel mosquitos, spiders, ticks, and more. There were several tops and a tee shirt dress that I would wear, but if you have a pregnant daughter or daughter-in-law, you need to check out her pieces. They are all made in Italy near Lake Como and Tuscany in the same factory as Escada, Stella McCartney, and Marc Jacobs. Please check out the website HERE.
I hope you all have a great Monday! Thank you for reading! xx
Photos: Mary Summers Hafner