On My Mind

Welcome Winter

Winter isn’t coming, it’s here. Today is the winter solstice and the days will, thankfully, start to get longer. Yesterday, I posted this picture of myself and it was really nice to hear from designer Tracy Watts, who I bought the kerchief from 30 some-odd years ago, Penelope Chilvers, designer of my beloved and well-worn Incredible Boots, and Ellie Hawke, Head of Chanel PR and sender of the beyond fabulous Large Shopping Bag. Right now, the tote is stuffed with an extra sweater (Heidi Wynne’s fisherman knits are gorgeous), Joos Tricot cashmere caps, which are very soft and warm, and Hestra mittens — my hands get too cold for gloves and I can tuck a hand warmer in a mitten. Welcome winter!

It Items

Layer Up

We’ve had balmy weather for December, but the temps will drop again this week. A down sweater and quilted vest are layering options I’m considering.

PF22 Collections

Jil Sander: Perfectly Pale

The ivory, cream, and butter yellow pieces are my favorites in the Jil Sander PF22 collection.  And, lots of lovely details that warrant a closer look.

PF22 Collections

Christian Dior: A Really Good Dress

I have two events today and this Dior PF22 dress would be perfect for the first. I love the lace peeking out at the bottom, keeps the dress from veering a bit mumsy.

On My Radar

NET-A-PORTER Launches Resell Service

Over the last two years I’ve tracked down a number of items on my the-ones-that-got-away list. Like the Chloé SS17 skirt above, all were found on resale sites. Now, NET-A-PORTER is joining in with it’s own resell service that they claim will be effortless. And, I’m sure it will be, their shopping and shipping services epitomize effortless.

To Read

Books In The Queue

As busy as it is right now, I’m reading/listening a lot. Audible while walking helps me stay on track, especially with considerable reads like Jonathan Franzen’s Crossroads, which I am thoroughly enjoying, and The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles for January book club. At 500 plus pages each, I use every spare moment. Last in the queue are Ann Patchett’s These Precious Days and Small Things Like These by Claire Keegan — all make perfect last minute gifts, as well.

On My Radar

Really, Really Random

I love this dress from the Chloé PF22 collection. Granted, underpinnings would be a challenge, however, once solved it’d be spectacular. These Gucci sunglasses are oversized, but not extremely so. They are very lightweight and comfortable — I’ve been wearing them a lot.  And, this conditioning eye & lash cleanser is going to get a test drive.

PF22 Collections

The Row: Long, Lean, & Lavender

Maybe not quite Very Peri, Pantone’s color for 2022, but in the same vein. This The Row PF22 look is lovely and caught my color-challenged eye.

PF22 collection

Chanel Métiers d’Art Collection Shoes

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Chanel shoes. These are from the Métiers d’Art collection and the top pair are exactly what I’ve been looking for — a proper day shoe that I’d wear forever.

It Items

Easy Evening

I’ve had my eye on this Proenza Schouler halter dress since I spied it in the PF21 collection images — the crepe and bouclé-tweed combo speak to me. When I love an evening piece, I buy it — evening wear rarely goes out of style. And the dress is on sale, no less. I’ll wear it with these Jennifer Behr crystal earrings and my Manolo Blahnik Turgimod T-bar pumps.