Before I begin my spiel about my obsession with pretty summer clothes, let me say a quick thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding the mommy/work debate. I've worked full time and I've also worked from home with a toddler on my knee. I still remember the days when I was on a business call and.....you've guessed it....the baby would inevitably choose THAT particular moment to wail non-stop. Sod's law.....fun times....whatever you call it. Or turning up to an important meeting with drool on my shoulder. These days, I'm extremely grateful to be able to work from home. I'm fortunate enough to have a small community of women who are always willing to help each other out whenever one of us has to dash away to a meeting or a work do.
I've been obsessed with needle lace (eyelets) ever since I bought my Etoile Isabel Marant broderie anglaise top a couple of years back. I've worn mine to death and thank goodness, it's still holding up well. Here's a trivia - Do you know that the popular English embroidery actually originated from what's known now as Czech Republic in the 16th century? I'm fascinated by cotton lace, delicate ruffles, embroidery.......as long as they're not accompanied by a psychedelic backdrop. They add a touch of femininity to my otherwise tomboyish outfits without compromising comfort (still into fabrics made of breathable natural fibers). Nothing too trendy that they fall out of fashion faster than I can flip a pancake.
My go to label is still Isabel Marant, who is a master at boho luxe chic, followed closely by Vanessa Bruno's diffused line Athé as well as fellow Paul & Joe Sister and Ba&sh. I've also got my eye on a few pieces from J.Crew though thankfully, the price point is a bit more affordable.