The Goldilocks Effect

The Goldilocks Effect

We had one of those rare weekends in Philly, where the temperature was idyllic. Goldilocks would likely concur - not too cold, not too hot - perfection! 


If you're a super planner, be it in the city or beyond, we're guessing you've probably got the whole wardrobe switcharoo system worked out. You're that good. All that bulky winter wear has already been neatly folded and packed in those airtight Ziploc storage containers to make room for the airier, free flowing habits of spring. Hello Daisy Dukes. Bonjour peasant blouses. Kalimera crop tops. You get the picture...


As for the rest of us - you know, the ones who are still digging through drawers of wool sweaters, cozy fleece hoodies and leggings (lots of them!)  - blissful days have us daydreaming of outdoor picnics, poolside lounging, happy hour on the patio.... oh, and what on earth we're going to be wearing when those perfect temps swing round again?!


 Pull out your to-do-list from that charming straw tote (also, on our list!) and jot down LILA's Top 7 Daily Essentials - that will have you sailing gracefully through this season and the next. 


#1 The Straw Hat - These wide-brimmed beauties provide extra sun coverage!



Clockwise: Large Bow Frayed Hat $99 | Eugenia 'Wish You Were Here' Hat $485 | BP Floppy Straw Hat $24 | Bettina Two Tone Hat $128 | Helen Berman Straw Hat $128


#2 The Eyewear - Make this everyday essential a HABIT, like brushing your teeth...



Zylo Eyewear (Top to Bottom): OHTO Rosewood & Plane $305  | Adam Purpleheart & Oak $305 


#3 The Lip Color - Opt for a shade that really pops!


Counter Clockwise: Urban Decay Lipgloss $22 | Rouge Dior $35 | YSL Rouge Pur Le Rouge $37 | Kat Von D. Studded Kiss $21


#4 The Straw Tote - Great for a beach to street look!

Clockwise: Mary Sol 'Ibiza' Woven Tote $135 | Buji Baja Provence Tote $99 | Tory Burch Colorblock Straw Tote $250 


#5 Sun Protection - Porcelain skin or not - protect that pout!


Left to right: Dermatologica SPF 50 $50 | SkinMedica SPF 34 $68 | ColorScience Sunscreen Brush SPF50 $64 | EltaMD SPF40 


#6 The Swing Dress - Airy, ultra feminine pieces that capture the free spirit of summer...



Madame Shou Shou (Left to right): Veery Dress $190 | Smew Dress $220 | Silktail Jumpsuit $145


#7 Sandals & Wedges - All are game this season!



Clockwise: Jeffery Campbell Wedge $155Marc Fischer Adalyn Espadrille $160 | LFC Pegasus Sandal $95 | Jessica Simpson Blaney Platform $110 | LFC Erato Sandal $85