What's the most versatile and timeless summer piece is of all time, you say? Easy answer. A crochet top. I'm all for dressing up darker during the summer months (and let's be real, all year around), but I could never fully be happy with my summer closet without a nice crochet top to throw over a bikini or head out for happy hour in. This one, an actual piece made by my Aunt in Italy, was a gift to my mom when she was in her 20s, and has made it's way into my closet as I've hit the same years. (Which is actually pretty amazing that it fits so on point). Not only is a nice vintage piece like this gorgeous to sport, it's also such an honor to carry such old school talent.

I paired this top with some high-waisted and light wash BDG shorts courtesy of Urban, and added my brand new and most fav Rebecca Minkoff Regan Satchel to finish off the look. Here's where I had a little fun: I decided to wrap a longer coat around my waist to play with proportion a little bit, and to also not have to carry around that extra layer on my arm. Finally, adding some height with these sick Steve Madden NYLEE's and completing the look with a swipe of Viva Glam Ariana Grande really added the black cherry on top of this beautiful neutral cake (lol, laughing at myself for that ridiculous analogy..) 

♡ Photos by Avery Bart

"There's some ill planet reigns:
I must be patient till the heavens look
With an aspect more favourable" [Winter's Tale 2.1]

Cheers, xoxo - A