Friday, May 12, 2017

Greeting the Summer in Style with Maquien

Summer has been slow to arrive here in Tuscany this year and we've had a lot of rain and cold wind, but I'm pretty sure that we will be able to enjoy some nice weather from now on because it was already 27 degrees today. 

One of my favourite fabrics to wear in hot weather - and Tuscan summers as sweltering - is linen. It keeps you cool (or at least doesn't add to your suffering) even on the hottest of days. 

To celebrate the first warm day in style, I chose a matching linen skirt and top by British brand Maquien (you might remember them from this post). The beige skirt has a white panel that matches the white top for a harmonious and elegant summery look that is suitable for both work and play. I'm also looking forward to wearing the top with a pair of denim shorts this summer - it's one of those perfect wardrobe basics that go with everything and give a touch of effortless elegance to any outfit.

If you need to add a few new pieces to your summer wardrobe (and who doesn't?) check out Maquien's collection of linen skirts and tops, all beautifully made in Britain. If you're afraid that linen is a bit difficult to care for, I can tell you it's actually quite easy. All you have to do is wash it cold on a gentle cycle, natural dry until slightly damp, and then iron on the wrong side. 

Maquien also offers bespoke garments and will be happy to make something just for you. The skirt I'm wearing in this post has actually been modified to my exact measurements. Definitely the first think I'll be putting in my suitcase next month when we leave for the beach!


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One of the reasons we wear jewelry is that we want to stand out from the crowd - and mass manufactured accessories pretty much defeat that purpose. If you need a truly unique piece, visit Boho Gypsy Girl Boutique Jewelry on Etsy: each piece is handmade by the designer Heather and can be customized just for you or that special someone. Heather likes to make one of a kind pieces ~ things that you won't find at any store. Unusual color combinations, interesting textures and funky finds make these jewelry items stand out from the rest.

The summer months call for bold colors and statement accessories. This beautiful electroformed flashy labradorite pendant from Jurnee by Jasmine will be the perfect complement to your favorite summer looks! The stone is marquis cut and set in a beautiful handmade copper setting that makes its stunning deep blue-green color pop. Labradorite is said to clear, balance and protect the aura, reduce stress and anxiety and attract succes - sounds pretty great, if you ask me! You can purchase this one-of-a-kind necklace here.
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  1. Lovely;) Very nice outfit!

  2. Beautiful look :)

  3. bel look, anche a me piacciono i vestiti di lino, in estate e' un must have ;-)

  4. Anett, I love your wedge sandals, they look amazing on you... and I adore the linen outfit, it is very classy and it looks pretty on you.

    We have been slow to start summer here too... lots of rain and cool weather, I am looking forward to some really nice warm weather myself xox

    Have a great week xox


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