As a kid, I loved Liberty of London’s vibrant floral patterns. In particular, I remember being 14 and busing tables for my parents’ restaurant… one of the waiters, Emile, wore Liberty of London ties every night. I was obsessed. At the end of the summer, he gave me a few of his ties. I wore them for as long as I worked at the restaurant, despite the fact that they were frayed, stained, and faded. I went to London last Spring and wanted desperately to get to the Liberty store, but we didn’t have time.
So naturally, I was very excited about all the recent collaborations with Liberty (Target, in particular.) But of course, living in NYC (and not being willing to log in at midnight on a Saturday night,) I missed the boat.
Luckily, this weekend, I stopped by J.Crew (to return my Panama Hat, which was, despite my best efforts of stretching, way too small.) I did a quick browse and much to my surprise and delight, found the below bikini. It’s the perfect, cheery liberty print… tiny blue and green flowers with accents of magenta and yellow.
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