First of all, I just bought this dress and I can't wait till it arrives*:
Catherine Malandrino is one of my favourite designers and though she is pricey, I have been slowly accumulating a small collection of items I managed to score at bargain prices. I am super excited about the above dress because it's one of those "wear anywhere" dresses which has a mega flattering cut on my body AND the pattern is made up of tropical fishes. As a child, I spent all of my Christmases in Maui, snorkeling and going to art galleries to gaze at the paintings of Robert Lyn Nelson, which this dress reminds me of:
I've been getting really inspired images on The Sartorialist lately - not neccessarily from this year, but I have been sifting through his archives for summer inspirations. This woman influenced a pair of sandals I bought:
Are they not the same?
This woman came to mind when I dug my old glads out of this closet:
And this woman subconciously influenced me to buy this dress from Velvet - which you will see soon in my Myth of Maxi dresses Part Two post!
*Addendum pt.2 - luckily we have wifi on the boat - pictures should be fixed now. post makes no sense without them!