The May issue of Lonny hit my inbox last week and these are my favorite images. The new Lonny team has kept the best of the founders’ ideas and edited the length of the home stories, a huge improvement.
I know that ivy is invasive and destructive, but I still love it. It makes a house look cozy and one with nature.
At the risk of sounding sappy, my girls are the greatest gifts I’ve ever received. We have a homemade-presents-only rule and I don’t expect anything from my husband, I’m not his mother. A picnic and lazy day are planned.
Happy Mother’s Day everyone!
Thank you for the thoughtful comments yesterday. My favorite nugget is from Mia when she refers to “(her) imaginary life trap”, an issue I’ve wrestled with and somewhat curbed. I too have those moments of lusting for an item that just has no purpose in my life, but have learned to take a pass. I don’t have to own everything I love.
The catalyst for these posts was the realization that I shop for and buy dresses, but live in pants, and in the summer, skirts. Yes, a dress is easy, but how many times can I wear it in a week, a month, a season? Granted I can change up the accessories, add tights and a jacket, but the reality is, I don’t run-around in dresses.
So, even though the Marant top is a special and identifiable piece, I will wear it often (‘heavy rotation’) with jeans and skirts. This was a big step for me since I had the dress version of this print on my wish list since the show last fall…
One of the reasons I have not posted many spring picks is because I am thinking hard about what I need before I buy. Years past I would have made all of my purchases for the season by March. And invariably, I would have a few ‘misses’– items I loved, but would end up not wearing often.
Today, heavy rotation is the name of the game. I no longer want clothes that are singular in purpose (save evening wear, swim, etc.) and I am much more realistic about my lifestyle. No office, many meetings, but rarely with the same people more than once, lots of run-around, black tie events are a rarity, etc. This scrutiny is helping me craft a tighter and more wearable wardrobe with hopefully fewer mistakes.
I really want everything above, but will only buy the Isabel Marant top and possibly the Belstaff skirt. But when the sales start, all bets are off!
All items in the KiC shop.
Vogue Paris‘ New York correspondent, Carole Sabas, assembled her favorite spots into two small booklets to give to visiting friends and family. Listing the best place for a facial, morning yoga, drinks with friends, etc.– Abrams is now making Sabas’ Paris and New York guides available to everyone. Lucky us!
Okay, I whiffed it on the photography show (been one of those weeks), so maybe a movie. A modern day adaptation of a Henry James novel starring Julianne Moore– I’m there.