So, an interesting thing happened to me while I was looking at Thakoon's resort collection. I could actually picture myself in these clothes. It's so rare that I look at a resort collection and genuinely think "Hey, that would be cute to wear on vacation!". I think a big part of the appeal for me was the color palette; I'm as gaga for turquoise as everyone else is right now. The photographer in me instantly thought about how these colors would look against a backdrop of the ocean, or of a cute seaside resort. Basically, the clothes are cute and actually wearable. And I just may have to try crafting the above dress myself, if I can find a couple of cheap thrift store dresses to sacrifice to the fashion experimentation gods.
Exhibit B. I love the stripes, especially the use of whatever we want to call that color- orange sherbet? It's not a cliche nautical red or blue stripe. It's not done-to-death color blocking. It's pastel and fun without being too sickly sweet. It's basically the perfect little summer dress. Although the neckline is a little high for my own taste, this is a dress that would genuinely work on most body types- another catwalk rarity!
I really wish I could see the rest of that dress, but I really like this pairing! It's quirky, but it's wearable. It doesn't feel over-designed or overstyled, it's an outfit you can believe that some fashion-conscious girl put together out of her closet. And I love the way the sleeves are pushed up a bit to let some of the dress sleeves peek out. Delicious.