I covered another round of Gift Show aisles today, where I uncovered an abundance of cheery new finds. Since summer is on the wane, I thought I would show a bit of beachy fashion and home accessories to help extend the joys of summer. Try to take full advantage of the casual living and entertaining till Labor Day. You will find Three Islands clothing and Iomoi for Matouk additions fit right in with your few remaining lazy days.
Photo courtesy of Tina Barney
Looking for easy breezy clothing you want to wear every day of the week, all summer long? Look no further, Three Islands has you covered. A friend of mine, interior designer Amanda Essex, shared the collection with me awhile back. I kept seeing the purple and white Julie Dress (pictured above) this summer, and I always wondered where it was from. With its little cap sleeve and a-line silhouette, it was just perfect to wear to lunch and over a bathing suit. Not knowing it was Three Islands, I was excited to come across their booth at the show, and discover they made the elusive dress! Rhode Island-based cousins Phil Barney and Justin Goff took their love of the shore, casual lifestyle and Balinese prints and created the fresh clothing line. Their cotton graphic, block - printed batik patterns change seasonally, and beautifully capture the essence of chillaxing, at a price where you can feasibly pick up a few pieces. You have some time left to enjoy the summer in these resort basics, and they are sure to be the first things you pack for your next island getaway.
The Julie Dress in coral
The Julie Dress in purple and white honeycomb
Guys get to look casual cool too in long sleeve shirts that look great with a navy blazer or Nantucket Reds.
This cotton is the softest woven cotton, perfect for golf outings or BBQ's. Or grilling fish.
Little ladies can also rock the look, with a mini shift dress in an alligator print. I mean, come on! So cute.
Iomoi for Matouk debuted their second collection at the show. The small scale prints compliment the original collection perfectly. Mix and match to get the complete Iomoi effect.
From bar towels to pillows, you can go blue/green, pink/orange, and pink/red and blue.
All the pretty bar towels in Pom and Mr. Casual patterns all in a row...
... and the row goes on
Mr. Casual gallivants around on his seahorse alone or with coral sprigs in blue and green. A gift set includes 4 in one of each pattern.
He also comes in pink and orange.
Photo courtesy of Tara Wilson
Remember the Lucite photo cube your parents used to put pictures of you in? It's back! Tara Wilson Designs has brought back the classic 1970's icon, and you can relive the good ol' days with your kids pics.