8/10/11

Vail/Beaver Creek Style



The Vintage Contessa's favorite style picks for an effortless, glamorous summer in Colorado.

August is here. In Houston everyone is trying to escape the heat. Fortunately we were able to run away to a great adventure in Beaver Creek and Vail, CO for the month of July.
The weather was cooperative to the point you could actually wear what was shown on the fashion pages for summer style. A sweater at night, great summer scarves to accessories, hats to block the heat of the day and LOTS of accessories.

It was surprising what a difference a few added accessories would make to a basic summer pallet of white. One night while entertaining a few friends for dinner, serving Rob’s catch from a fishing trip in Alaska just 2 days prior, I opted for a basic white t shirt and white pants. When the summer evening shower came through with a temperature drop of 10 degrees, I added a lace scarf and linen newsboy hat. Tricia and Jen both said, you changed and look so dressed up now. How odd is that, what a difference two accessories make???

I get so excited to see the transformation simple dress by adding a few great accessories. Of course adding a Birkin bag to anything will make any ensemble just that much better. My precious friend, Jen, a talented and amazingly soulful jewelry designer who lives part time in Hawaii, London and Vail ( not a bad gig if you can book it) is now the proud owner of an amazingly coveted Vintage Contessa Birkin. She is precious from the get go, but I am in love with the look with the new Birkin… What do you think?

And my very outgoing local celebrity from the Vail Valley, Tricia, was on hand for every day at the Antique Show rocking her looks. The scarf in her hair and the Chanel belt bag is so fresh and fun. Of course her personality would make a burlap bag look great. She is a living doll.

And with that I offer our final fun pic of our antique shows in the mountains. My precious girlfriends and me (on the far right) wearing fun. Because after all, isn’t that the best accessory of all???

These are a few of my favorite style picks for summer in Colorado.



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