My latest obsession? I'm glad you asked, it's La Vie by Rebecca Taylor. It has all the feminine style of Rebecca Taylor, but in more durable fabrics and at a better price-point. I was in Atlanta in the Rebecca Taylor shop a couple of months ago when I stumbled across the line. It's not all over yet, but I know it will be soon. The store manager said that Rebecca Taylor noticed that her friends were not wearing her clothes on family outings with their kids on the weekends. As a mother of three, I totally get it. I love a pretty silk blouse as much as the next girl, but let's face it, when you're at a birthday party with cake and face paint, a silk blouse is not the most practical choice. But, in the words of Sophia Petrillo, I digress... La Vie solves the problem of what to wear to the park, the party or the play date. Soft cottons, pretty prints and relaxed dresses make up a line of easy to wear clothing that I love.
While I was in the store I got this poplin top that is perfect for late winter/early spring in Florida. I've paired it with my ever-present Vince sneakers, a Chloe saddle bag (similar, similar) and a pair of high-waisted AG Jeans. I've been on a mission lately to get more jeans without distressing. I didn't exactly succeed with this pair. As Scott pointed out, I just moved the distressing off the knee.
I love the detail on this top. From the flowers to the pleating to the eyelets. Plus, it is so light-weight.
This is how I spend most of our photo shoots. Traci, in this case, had to try to snap a pic in between my fits of laughter. She was very patient.
Here's another La Vie top I picked up. This one is a thin gauze with a lace detail around the collar, sleeve hem and down the front. For the last month or so, I've been pairing it with these Rag & Bone high-waisted jeans - please note they have no holes! Distressing at the hem does not count!
Here are some of my La Vie picks for this spring!