FEDORABLE: Your boyfriend might be more aware of Brixton than you, which is a little disarming when approaching a brand, but this veteran skate lifestyle brand offers the straw fedora you've been searching for all summer. With prepster striped grosgrain ribbon tacked down with their monogrammed coat of arms, the Castor comes in four shades of natural straw and is lined in rich colored silks. For around $40USD, scoop these up at Day One Skate Shop & Art Space in Bridgeport.
ONE IF BY LAND, TWO IF BY SEA: Seychelles in Westport and New Haven just started their own blog, in addition to their Twitter, which is mighty fine by us. Minute by minute updates of what's new and fabulous in their dress stores. Friday's post included a ruched Breton stripe mini dress by Nicole Miller, priced at a cool $220USD. They also point out a sexy wardrobe addition just begging to be tucked under blazers, cable-knit fisherman's sweaters, and riding boots for this fall.
BOHO BAGGAGE: Diane Von Furstenberg -- known for her fabulous wrap dresses that showcase her ability to make any woman with any body type look both professional and sexy in literally, a cinch -- always seems to know how to accentuate all the best features of her clientele with every piece she designs. No excuses with the Stephanie Slouchy Bag from DVF's Spring 09 collection, a hobo that at first glance appears to be covered in metallic packing crinkles. At second glance, you notice that it's actually made up of rich shades of metallic leather, the lining is silky cream suede, and locked tight with antique hardware.... are you drooling yet? The bag also has dual length straps, for crook of the arm or shoulder carrying, and runs around $875USD at most retailers. Don't wait to see it on "The City," order it now at Togs in New Canaan (203-972-2871) or online at ShopBop.