I’m in love with scalloped edges. I can’t divulge the details now, but I’ve used the scalloped edge in several ways at my upcoming wedding (I promise to dish after August 7 but want to leave all of that a SURPRISE for now). My interest in the accent is not newfound, however — I’ve had and dearly loved my Matouk “Scallops” bedding for three years now!
This feminine detailing has defined a number of Chloe’s seasons over the past few years (thanks to head designer Hannah MacGibbon, Chloe has rapidly become one of my favorite fashion lines), and I just can’t get enough of it.
Soon-to-earn-Magpie-Maven-status Kate Bosworth sported the Chloe runway look and just killed in it:
(So did Chloe Sevigny, but she scares me.) See by Chloe (diffusion line) came out with a whole series of scalloped shorts, some of which are still available on Farfetch, on sale for $181 and at La Garconne, on sale for $206:
I’m not bananas about the silky sleepwear vibe several versions (including the pair above) flaunt, so I’ll pass on them (power to you if you can make them work!) — but check out these fashion-forward trouser shorts from Queen’s Wardrobe ($72, Queen’s Wardrobe):
The editorial style of the shop’s photos leave me absolutely giddy. I had to do a double take when I saw the price — they honestly look much higher end! I feel as though you’d be channeling a 70s-era Olivia Palermo in them. Love. If you’re not so much into the shorts look, how precious is this little skirt from Urban Outfitters ($59)?!
It also comes in crisp navy and versatile white (white could be the perfect option when worn with a blush-toned blouse if you’re trying to channel Chloe’s runway look). If you’re like me, however, and often opt for the easy-on, all-in-one DRESS above all else, how much do you covet this Lilly “Pearce” frock ($278, Lilly Pulitzer)?
Ah! Just seeing it makes me want to make an impulse purchase — perhaps I need it for one of the events leading up to the wedding?! (No. I already have 4 white dresses set aside for various pre-wedding festivities. Drat.) For something a bit bolder in print, I’m loving this Calypso Mendosa dress (on sale for $99, Calypso):
Another bordering-on-boho look incorporating the fetching scalloped edge? This Vanessa Bruno Athe white silk dress (on sale for $291, La Garconne):
(I’m Very — capital V — into Vanessa Bruno’s stuff at the moment. She defines chic Parisian streetwear. I just snapped up her awesome lavender dress at 55% off at TheOutnet and can’t wait to wear it to work with a big pearl statement necklace and my ivory Louboutin pumps — or just as readily with a pair of gold t-straps and an oversized tote for shopping. Hurry, mail!) I’d pair the above dress with these street-cool gladiators from Mango (on sale for $39) and this killer Foley + Corinna bag ($395, Bloomingdale’s) for the perfect Saturday shopping getup:
And if you’re of the minimalist school of fashion decision-making (…which I doubt you are if you’re reading my often over-the-top posts), consider adding the above accessories to this unfussy scallop-edged See by Chloe dress (on sale for $252, Otte NY):
With this dress, I think an eye-catching necklace would nicely break up the borderline severity of the torso design. I’m head over heels for clinking coin necklaces after seeing them all over the place in a spread for Lucky magazine, and this vintage find from Brook & Lyn boutique is right on the money ($85, Brook and Lyn):
Jewelry designer Katie Costello also has some cool little coin-accented trinkets, like this necklace (on sale for $44) and this bracelet ($77):
While we’re on the subject of metallic accessories, how about these scalloped Tapeet flats (on sale for $214, Zappos)? I dig them, especially with an all-black ensemble (black skinny pants and a trim black blouse) for a Parisian-chic look.
Or, for just a HINT of scalloping, these dainty Gorjana earrings ($50, Gorjana):
I’m equally bowled over by this darling little Anya Hindmarch pouch, which reads: “Manicure Money” ($155, Diani Boutique). This is truly something I need for myself, as I get weekly (occasionally bi-weekly) manicures…sigh.
And, for a dose of pure fantasy, let’s ogle over two of my favorite pictures from Cherry Blossom Girl’s unbelievable shoot for the designer Alexandra Grecco, whose line features quite a bit of scalloping:
Swooning yet? In a similar vein of thought, we’ll conclude this post with a fanciful scallop-edged blouse from the Designer Remix Collection at Farfetch (on sale for $181):
I like the idea of pairing it with these Alice & Olivia “butterfly” shorts (also have a kind of “scallop” to them — $188, Shopbop):
And then I’d keep things totally neutral and unfussy on the bottom — maybe just these Enzo Angiolini blush-colored peep toes ($45, Zappos):
The above earrings would look equally smashing with this silky peach dress by Ali Ro (on sale for $195, Neiman Marcus):
But — because we aren’t all BRIGHT color people — I’ll include a perfect LBD as the closer: a Catherine Malandrino at an unbeatable price (on sale for $294, The Outnet):
Ooh la la!