[Vix Swimwear Laura Ana cover-up caftan, $145 @ShopBop.]
This is sort of like the Jack Russell of caftans. It’s perky and small and “pay attention to me, see what I can do?” and really cute, but in a way I’m hesitant about, as in “this is in spite of the fact I know you could break my cat’s neck in like 2 seconds, you little spazz.” Ok, sorry, sorry—I like Jack Russells just fine. And I like this fanny-grazing caftan, too—but mostly because of the back:
Sweet cape action. Granted, this is designed to be a coverup, but I would definitely rock this little tramp: a bikini underneath, some flat boots, a scarf, and surf shop puka shell bracelets. Equally cool with black tights in cooler weather.
And now that I have bikinis on the brain, I’m sort of wringing my hands and frowning while watching the heavy cream-asparagus-baby pea pasta sauce I’m making simmer on the stove. Mm, fatty carbs. UPDATE: As I was typing that, to look very official for Rob (who is taking notes on the Groth Sauvignon Blanc we’re drinking), I stuck my nose in my wine glass and breathed deeply, tilting the glass far enough that I actually snorted wine up my nose. Tasting notes? Cold and burny.
Available at ShopBop, which is currently hosting a whole slew of cover-up caftan-style thingies.