P.S.-Pooh Says...

"What day is it? - 'It's today' - squeaked Piglet. 'My favourite day' - said Pooh."- A.A. Milne

02 July 2011

Summer by CHANCE!

The month of June left me craving some sign of Summer. Cool,drizzly, damp days around here did not inspire so off I went in search of some real summer...and I found it just by CHANCE.

Chance is built around the spirit and style of the simple and classic Striped T...toss in a pair of Espadrilles, a Canvas Tote, a great Sunhat, and maybe a Button Down Shirtdress and you have essential summer style done to perfection! Not simply fashion, but collectible key pieces infused with the Chance spirit...American Sportswear meets "European nonchalance".  Founder Julia Leach, former creative Director at Kate Spade, believes-and I agree!-that the striped T is the "paperclip of personal style" and a cornerstone of the Chance concept-"Classics that travel the world...a relaxed, confident sense of style, a curious spirit, and a more minimalist than maximalist approach to dressing and living."

I am in love with Chance's website  starting with the "must own" essentials, all at home by the shore or in the city....but maybe it is the joy that owner Julia Leach brings to every aspect of her line and her website that keeps me visiting, especially  her wonderful "mood board/inspiration blog" Discoveries filled with video, photographraphy, film, food, music,books,art,travel... and of course style -with lots of of stripes! Be sure to have a look at the Striped Shirt Artwork, portraits of well loved striped shirts by artist Mary Matson with the proceeds for Japanese Earthquake Relief.

For more on what keeps me in stripes Visit The Shopping Bag Chronicles and Winding Yarn and this July 4th wave your own stripes!