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How to Wear: Cottage Life

jane-austen Ruffles at the cottage?! Well, why not? Particularly if said ruffles are subtle and made of soft cotton so as to fit right in with the casual vibe. Should rain be in the forecast, snuggle in and watch a Grey Gardens double feature. The Beale women knew that fashion counts, no matter what the environment.week-282

Pintucked & Crochet Top $17.80, Forever 21; forever21.com

Cuffed Denim Short $16.90, H81; forever21.com

Woven Tote $50; visit Chinatown for similar versions

Flip Flops $18, Havainas; havainasus.com

Grey Gardens (2009) $14.99, HBO; amazon.ca

Grey Gardens (1976) $25.49, Criterion Collection; amazon.ca

Woven Hat $25; visit Chinatown for similar versions

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