Polyester = bad. Silk = good. There are a bunch of reasons for each of these, but if you've ever worn both in the summer, you know exactly what I mean. Think sticky and sweaty for polyester, smooth and comfortable for silk, which is well worth the investment. And so is a timeless novelty top, especially this one from Des Petits Hauts sold at Smallable.com.
After visiting Paris last year, I developed a fashion crush on Des Petits Hauts, a quintessential Parisian line that's incredibly hard to find in the United States. Cameron Marks in Santa Cruz carries a few pieces in store as does MiraMira, an indie boutique in San Francisco.
I discovered this darling top via MiraMira's Instagram page and when I was recently up in the city I tracked it down and plopped over my birthday gift card to pick it up, and I've loved it ever since. There's only a size 3 left at MiraMira's online shop, so if that's not your fit, you can find it at online store Smallable.com, which sells Des Petits Hauts clothing directly to United States customers. Find it here and enjoy some strawberry ice cream while you're at it.