today’s post is my little send off to summer. here in southern california, we’re still experiencing highs of 90 degrees every day, but it’s about the time when i start to transition to a slightly different color palette while dreaming of those picture-perfect autumnal scenes that i only get to see in movies. these two looks from revelle perfectly sum-up my late summer/early fall wardrobe.
if you’re not familiar with the brand, revelle is a one-woman show based in los angeles, california, dedicated to providing thoughtfully designed and custom-made clothes with a certain retro appeal that’s hard not to love. i first fell in love with her clothes when i laid eyes on this absolutely perfect grey cropped sweatshirt. it’s a style i’ve always loved, but i’ve never quite been able to pull-off the menswear version. the 1950s sweatshirts i’ve found are always way too boxy in the top and far too long on my incredibly short torso. but designer lisa nicole harbottle knows how to handle curves. she sent me this made-to-measure sweatshirt that is making me feel so very va va voom. and that’s not something is say often! when i put it on, i feel a bit like a pin-up portrait of someone iconically sexy like marilyn monroe cheekily lifting weights without breaking a sweat. and it is simultaneously something i can throw on with utility jeans most days of the week while working from home, running errands, and picking up the kids from school.
and this darling gingham market jumpsuit is making me feel some kind of way. this one has definitely got a certain girl-next-door vibe. it’s still totally comfortable and practical for day-to-day, but it’s got a certain sex appeal that really hits the mark for me. and just like the sweater, you can customize it to fit your shape, and you can choose between this black & white gingham cotton twill or black linen, a tapered leg as seen here, or a wide leg trouser. any variation feels so perfect for this time of year when we’re transitioning from peek summer into shorter days and slightly cooler temperatures. i think gingham is an especially nice early fall pattern that still feels appropriate for 90 degree days!