Oh, what a month it’s been. I just put my older daughter on a plane back to school and came home to a quiet house only to realize that I have nothing queued up on my Kindle. My sister recommended Hillbilly Elegy, which looks excellent. Suggestions welcome.
Smocked-neck cotton-poplin top
Slingback kitten-heel satin pumps
Double-breasted cotton pea coat
Pierce medium black leather bag
Last winter I did a series of posts entitled Bringing The Garden Indoors that focused on botanical prints. Inspired by my favorite fabric Bird & Thistle by Brunschwig & Fils, this winter I’m collecting Audubon prints and Richard Ginori Voliere plates. A few years ago I considered reupholstering the loveseat in my bedroom in the green version of Bird & Thistle, but ended up having a bedcover made out of the fabric, instead. The bedcover is sensational and a bit unexpected. However, I still need to recover that couch…
If you live in a snow covered area, please don’t forget to feed the birds!
My Favorite SS17 Collections
Marni © Vogue Paris
For the first time in a very long time, I have a lengthy Spring wish list. A jacket or blouse with cool sleeves, a Chloé print, a shirt dress, and, of course, a new coat are what I’m excited about most.
I thought it would be easiest to just rerun the posts of my favorite SS17 collections.
Chloé © vogue paris
The Céline Spring jewelry feels very personal and I’m a big fan. The marble disc and triple dot earrings are lovely.
Nili Lotan’s clothes have been on my radar for a few years, but I became a diehard fan after I spotted Kendall Conrad in the perfect sheath at a wedding last spring. I didn’t know much about the designer herself until I came across this piece on W. Pictures of Lotan’s Pre-Fall collection are on my inspiration board.
Photos by Felix Kim for W.
The Valentino SS17 campaign has dropped, it’s the first collection under Pierpaolo Piccioli as the solo creative director for the house. Photographer David Sims’s portraits are stunning–can’t go wrong with Christy and Liya.
On The Hunt For
A few weeks ago I posted on my current love affair with navy. To date, I’ve bought just about everything in my new favorite color, except a bag. I put my name down for a Céline Trio in marine, but it’s been forever and hasn’t come in yet, so I’ve started looking at other options. I considered a Marni Bandoleer, the J.W. Anderson Pierce, and a Loewe Puzzle by J.W. Anderson too, but I’m still on the fence. Months ago I spotted an unbelievably chic young woman wearing a vintage, classic Hermès Constance, maybe it’s the way to go. Tbc…
On My Mind
While reviewing SS17 show images, I got sidetracked after I stumbled across a pic on @simplicitycity. The runway shot inspired me to revisit some of my favorite Spring shows of all time. My tippy top fave is Marc’s SS99 collection for Louis Vuitton, I still have the white poncho. I started casting this show soon after– I was so in love with what Marc was doing. The Calvin Klein and Prada SS98/99 collections are close seconds. Hopefully Raf Simons will be inspired by this era of Calvin Klein collections, too…
Top and bottom three images Calvin Klein, second image Prada, third pair LV FW98 & SS99
Top of my 2017 home improvement list is to wallpaper or paint my bathroom green. These three images are my inspiration.
Top left © Newport R.I. home in Town & Country, top right Pinterest, lower Instagram.
On My Mind
I was very happy to welcome in 2017 last night, 2016 was not a banner year. My husband and I had a hyggelig evening at home, which was perfect after two weeks of what felt like perpetual motion.
Wishing my family, friends, and readers a very happy and healthy new year!
Image © Etsy