Crappy bathroom mirror shots, sorry.
I have a few really distinct memories of both my grandmothers’ bathrooms. Granny Marge had these iridescent squishy bath beads I used to pop in the sink, floral wallpaper, possibly some swiss dot muslin curtains, and shaggy green bath mats. There was always a feeling like you were getting a hug from a lady in that room—the scents, frills, palette and plush. Granny Marilyn had a mirrored tray with all these perfume bottles on it—rich and intoxicating.
You walked into those and, even though drastically different (them and their powder rooms), there was no mistaking that was a lady’s room where she did lady-style things.
[Zimmerman Oleander lattice romper. You can’t really tell, but it comes with a string bikini bra that criss crosses in the back and it’s pretty amazing.]
Much like my feelings toward pink, ruffles and florals have somehow inched their way back into my preferences—in good measure. The ruffled white cotton Isabel Marant dress I got last fall (that Chad suggested I could do laundry on the bodice of, like an Amish lady scrubbing on a washboard. Isn’t he the only one who’s supposed to get the washboard jokes?) was a sort of aberration but it felt good to be girlish on island time and somehow acceptable with a decent tan.
I’m enjoying this brief foray into floral, soft-hued looks that are anything but demure. These are my first pieces from Zimmerman (most barriers to the brand for me have been cost per item, but I timed these right with sales) and I’m super into the line. The pieces that aren’t super frilly bear the more standard undercurrent of the brand I’ve noticed over the years: elegant lines, sensual cuts, and a tiny bit of edge.
I think we can all agree it’s pretty… womanly.
Here are a few other things I was digging, FWIW:
[Tulsi off shoulder bikini + Cavalier plaid ruffle skirt which I don’t know why I gravitate toward, but with a simple grey tank and flat sandals? C’mon. + Mercer flutter floral top and shorts + Caravan black bodice and shorts.]
Give me all the Zimmerman.