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    Kurtas!
    These are the originals: classic tunics in a lightweight, soft and flowy silk and cotton blend.
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Kurtas!

Alicia Bell has been designing hand-printed Kurtas since 2000 and arguably could have single-handedly brought this summer staple back to life. These are the originals: classic tunics in a lightweight, soft and flowy silk and cotton blend, hitting mid-thigh, and work well as a beach cover-up, or pair with jeans or white pants in high summer. Hand-printed in India.

Head To Toe Satin

Is satin just for dress-up or underpinnings? Nope! This spring, I'm loving this collection of (viscose) satin separates. The wide leg crop pant is just the ticket for hot summer evenings. When worn with a matching tank or tee you've got a jumpsuit look without the annoyance. The boxy tees are edged in recycled cotton and the pants have an easy elastic waist. There's a sweet A-line knee-length dress in the group, too, with all-important on-seam pockets, and a bias midi skirt with a frayed hem. The best thing, like pretty much everything else in the shop, is that you can dress these pieces up or down and they're an easy fit in your overnight bag for summer weekend jaunts.

John Derian Style

I love to say that John and I go way back and there’s truth to that. He was a steady visitor to my shop in Boston in the eighties. We were both just starting out in our careers back then, fresh-faced and optimistic. He’s still fresh-faced, me not so much! But I’ve avidly followed his ascent and adore his products. I was SUPER-excited to spy his first collection of silk scarves and immediately placed an order. More art-to-wear than a simple neck wrap, these Italian-made oversized squares are so stunning, you could frame them. My favorite is Sleeping Beauty but they are all quirky and interesting (John Derian style), you’ll be hard-pressed to choose just one.

Overdyed Cotton Plaid Skirt

This overdyed cotton Khadi handwoven skirt has mini-pleats all around an elastic waist and hits below the knee. It’s a wisp of a skirt to keep you cool all summer long and we’ve got it in several colors from brights to this dark navy. It screams out for a white tee and this one is perfect. Boxy, in a soft washed cotton, long enough to cover the waistband with a notched side seam and slightly longer in back. Other colors available

Pleated Linen Skirt

A soft, lightweight palest pink crew neck (we LOVE this tee), with a linen pleated dill green midi skirt (the pleats lay flat). Other colors available

Satin Bias Skirt

Here’s a flexible piece: dress up or down this bias cut satin skirt with a fringed hem. The skirt has a cotton-covered elastic waist for comfort. We love it with a tee, but it can easily be paired with a dressy top for an evening out. This tee is a linen knit with a wide crew neck. The boxy shape turns the sleeve into a cap and drapes around the body. We love these two fabrics together! Other colors available

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ERICA'S PICKS

It Is Well LA
Cotton Gauze Split Neck Dress
$168
Boheme Blouse
Cotton with Gold Embroidery
$82
Hemingway Top
Cotton Gauze Tunic
$172
Ragged Edge Crew
Summer Weight Cashmere
$198
Parker Smith Shark Bite Jeans
Straight & Cropped
$168

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