Not to get ahead of ourselves, but we have a hunch that this is going to be a pretty fantastic month. In addition to this weekend's Fourth of July festivities--we're so excited for all the delicious food, quality time with friends and family, and, of course, spectacular fireworks--we have an amazing Guest Editor lined up, as well as a sneak peek at our favorite F/W 11 trends. But the real reason we're thrilled about July can be found in today's story! There are so many amazing products available right now, from colorful cutoffs to a key coffee-table book to an exclusive t-shirt from our favorite stylish twins! But that's not all, check out today's wonderful edition of WWW: Hearts to see what else we've got our eye on this month, and don't forget to let us know us in on your favorite pieces!
Mulberry: The Book ($90)
We're fortunate to come across tons of amazing fashion books here at WWW HQ, but this one from the masterminds at Mulberry is truly special! Created in honor of Mulberry's 40th anniversary, the book offers an extraordinary glimpse into the last two years of the British brand's everyday life, including hundreds of candid photos captured by photographer Venetia Dearden. Some of our favorite shots include those of the Mulberry "family," backstage at the fashion shows, and of course, their amazing parties. It's definitely worth the investment, so do yourself a favor and pick up a copy today! Want even more behind-the-scenes Mulberry action? Check out our blog today, which features some amazing images of the brand's beautiful Pre-Fall and Fall 11 collections. Shot during a press preview at Coachella, these photos are must-sees!
Tibi Pre-Fall 11 Collection
While we've always been fans of Tibi's sweetly feminine and polished designs, lately our adoration for the brand has evolved into a full-blown obsession! We blame their standout S/S 11 collection and adorable campaign with Olivia Palermo for igniting this infatuation; plus, one look at Pre-Fall 11, and we knew we were hooked! Speaking of the latter, we adore the collection's simple-yet-sophisticated separates in the most lovely shades of camel, navy, and red, and are smitten with designer Amy Smilovic's signature party-perfect frocks. A boy-meets-girl combo comprised of the Poplin Shirting Bodysuit ($249) and Tropical Wool Suiting Skinny Pants ($265) and the darling Animal Jacquard Cap Sleeve Top ($297) and Skirt ($286) are among the collection's most memorable ensembles. But don't just take our word for it, check out Tibi's site today to peruse and, yes, shop all of the wonderful looks!
Mymu Drew Shoes ($138) in Lavender and Lime
In case you needed yet another reason to incorporate some vivid hues into your wardrobe this season, we'd like to direct to you to these insanely cute Mymu espadrilles. Inspired by the alpargatas worn by fashionable women in Buenos Aires, designer Gabriela Lanardonne has created flat shoes that are both comfortable and stylish--in other words, a substitute for the basic ballet flat. The Drew Shoes stand out for multiple reasons: they come in the most fantastic color combos like Lavender/Lime and Tangerine/Watermelon, the slip-on design makes for an easy throw-and-go footwear option, and they are a wonderfully quirky alternative to sandals! So comfortable and fun, we promise you won't ever want to take them off.
While we certainly love a glamorous sparkling ring as much as the next girl, we often find ourselves gravitating towards unique baubles with an unexpected twist. Case in point: our fondness for metal jewels! Now what does that mean exactly? Lately we've noticed a handful of jewelry designers are shaping metals to look like precious-cut jewels. The resulting pieces are luxurious and have a great medieval vibe. Those who prefer simple and classic designs will surely fall for Lauren Wolf's Stingray Claw Ring ($120) in Sterling Silver, Kate Spade's Year of Color June Rings ($78) in Gold Plated Metal, and In God We Trust's Rough Diamond Ring ($180, 718.389.3545) in 14kt Gold. However, if you're searching for a statement-making piece, Digby & Iona's Oval Cut Ring ($90) in Bronze with Gunmetal Stone and Low Luv x Erin Wasson's Metal Triple Crystal Cocktail Ring ($65) in Palladium/Gold are excellent cocktail ring options.
Credits, clockwise from top, center: Low Luv x Erin Wasson's Metal Triple Crystal Cocktail Ring; Digby & Iona's Oval Cut Ring; In God We Trust's Rough Diamond Ring; Lauren Wolf's Stingray Claw Ring; Kate Spade's Year of Color June Ring.
J Brand Cut-Off Rigid-Denim Shorts ($165) in Red, Bright Blue, Pink
Seeing as we've already snagged just about every pair of J Brand's amazing brightly-hued skinny jeans--right now, we're coveting the neon orange and electric turquoise--you can imagine our excitement when we discovered the beloved denim brand created a collection of colorful cutoffs too! Ideal for summer barbeques, music festivals, and trips to the beach, these playful shorts are this season's must-have item. And while we certainly recommend picking one up in every color, we're personally crazy about blue, pink, and red. As for how to wear these perfectly worn-in shorts, we suggest pairing them with an equally vibrant top for a fresh take on the colorblock trend or use them to punch up your warm-weather neutrals. And if you're searching for a more affordable option this summer, Guess' Flashback Shorts ($69) are a spot-on alternative for a fraction of the cost!
StyleMint Graphic T-Shirt ($29.99) in Heather Grey
In case you didn't already know, we're serious Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen fanatics. From their impeccable sense of style to their high-profile clothing lines, in our eyes they can really do no wrong! So of course when we heard the stylish duo was teaming up with the masterminds behind JewelMint--Kate Bosworth's affordable, online-only jewelry website--to start StyleMint, a similar site that's focused on t-shirts, we were immediately excited and anxious to get our hands on one stat! Each month StyleMint presents you with your "TopStyles," a new collection of limited edition tees containing four different styles--three of which will have multiple color options and the 4th will be a special graphic shirt featuring a witty saying or phrase. The best part: each shirt is only $29.99! We've snagged our first t-shirt for July, which appropriately says, "No...is a full sentence."--but we'll take one of every style, please!--Jessica Baker