Monday, August 10, 2009
Here in Houston summer lasts through September, so early August is really just a midway point in our very long, very hot summer season. With daily temperatures hovering around 95 degrees, I find myself looking for cool, loose clothing that's easy to wear and yet still stylish and the Spring/Summer 2009 collection from Roberta Freymann would be absolutely perfect for August weekends. Freymann's signature style is a sort of Hamptons-meets-global eclectic, and I love the graceful ease of so many of her pieces. While the price point isn't what I'd call a steal, it's on par with BCBG or French Connection. Alas, Freymann's collection can only be purchased at one of her brick and mortar stores -- none of which are located anywhere near me. Next time I make it out to NYC though, I'll be sure to stop in to her Upper East side flagship -- which looks like such a lovely mix of exuberant bohemian and New England prep.
RRR's selection of home accessories is great fun as well. I absolutely adore the fun patterns, bold colors and the reasonable prices (e.g., pillows are $40). I'm thinking about picking up a set of the placemats and napkins in the Flavia Blue for the new house. Don't you think they'd look darling in my new breakfast nook?