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calling all california girls.

look no further for your spring/summer wardrobe.

oh let’s face it, i’ve got fall and winter covered here too, this is southern california, it’s pretty much the same temperature 360 days a year.

Totême, the new line by swedish fashion savant, elin kling, is a sartorial dream for our friendly, laid-back climate.

clothes made to be worn all year around, Totême originated when kling found herself in a pitch black, power outage, with only ten minutes to pack, for a week trip to los angeles,

“i thought, why don’t i have the perfect summer dress for vacation like i have my go-to denim and cashmere sweaters?” says kling. “i realized that’s what i should do. i was craving a brand that i could feel comfortable and strong in year-round.”

thus Totême was created.

take a peek at a few of my favorites:



although my legs haven’t seen shorts since the nineties, i’d spend an extra hour or two on the spin bike for these linen bodrum shorts; i’m loving the knee-length.

but just think how many bean and cheese burritos {extra sour cream} i could eat in that comfy, figure-forgiving belize knit dress.



channeling my inner jasmine-disney princess, i’d be happy to ride mr. alladin’s carpet in these toulon trousers, and isn’t that satin belt the prettiest?

 this havana dress screams the joan didion, don’t bother me, i’m small, depressed, uncomprehensibly talented, and way too cerebral for your orange county, state-school-ass-LOOK i’ve been searching for, for all of these years.

hey, if you can’t be it…buy it!!


 a flowy black bahia dress or this brighton v-neck would both be suitable for summer errands out with the hunkiest….i’d wear the dress if i’m angling for a present….the trousers and a sweater if i want to hurry up and get home for a nap.


i even dig the funky chinese jump rope sandals….if you’re bored or standing in line somewhere, you can unravel them and play cat’s cradle with a friend?!


and for sultry summer nights you are completely covered.

does it get more elegant than this?

these black viscose trousers styled with the black siena tank and the rocha silk tank are california cool incarnated.

i might even need to make a wardrobe change mid-evening because i can’t decide which look i like better for post-sunset fun.

so there you go. a little fashion for your tuesday.

happy shopping m’loves.