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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Country Comfort, Summer Cotton Part 2

Country comfort, Part 2!
Cotton finds us once again at Calypso Home, reveling in the creamy voiles and linens of this summer's home decor and fashion trends.
I've been on the hunt for tunics and caftans. They're the perfect summer garment because they can take so many forms.There's the traditional, maxi length, boho chic style, which we've blogged about (here). And then there's the tunic length version in knee hem.
I fell in love with the "midi" length caftan when I realized it could be worn as a dress, belted, or complemented with leggings for those cooler, LA nights...
I found this cotton shift at Buffalo Exchange Las Vegas and I wanted to wear it loose for an evening beach stroll.
The seed beading and paillettes were so intricate, I almost left it solo. But then this Egyptian style belt caught my eye, hanging on a mannequin along the store's upper wall display. I promptly yanked it down!
And what a great piece! Thick, rich leather with bronze and stone detailing. Looks like an accessory from The Mummy...
I wanted to cinch the tunic's waist and give it some structure. And I love playing gold and bronze tones right up against light silver.
 My trusty Big Buddah summer wedges summed it all up.
 And some bronze dangles chandeliers tied it all together.

And that's our other, SHS take on summer, white cotton trends. Both today's dress as well as yesterdays were found for under 10$ each. So before you hit Bloomingdales for your summer season wardrobe, take a peek at your local thrift stores, flea markets and re-salers. You may find your favorite item of the summer for less than you think!


Noa B and Tanya D

Dress: Vintage, via Buffalo Exchange
Belt: Vintage
Wedges: Big Buddah, DSW
Earrings: Tres Jolie,


  1. It's amazing... I would have never thought to put that belt with that caftan, but it really works! Gorgeous, as always, Miss Noa B.... xx

  2. I desperately need both of those dresses and accessories in my life!