I am totally inspired by most things Asian - textiles, furniture, decorative objects, art. It could go on. So I was so very pleased, no, ecstatic when I received Kravet's new catalog of window hardware at work and learned that Barbara Barry added window hardware to her Indochine Collection. Look at those finials! How amazing are they?
I usually wear very small earrings, but really big rings or necklaces. However, earrings are very cool. Very beachy, very Palm Beach. Totally digging them, but if Helga Wagnerreads this...may I make a suggestion?
Cherry Blossoms (and I guess Almond Blossoms) are in bloom - one of my faves! - and I LOVE that Rodarte took inspiration from Van Gogh's Almond Blossom (c. 1890) to apply to the fabulous dress above. Added bonus: Turquoise ground color.
I would wear this anywhere...anytime...seriously...
As I am thinking of my spring wardrobe - what to add, what to subtract - there are a few things that always get factored in: Shirt dresses, belted shirts, and gauzy scarves. These are some ideas I came across on Taigan. I am totally in love with that shirt dress and white belt.
I may have to get this dress for a couple of reasons:
1.) It is navy and white stripes 2.) The label named it Swarthmore, which just so happens to be the name of my hometown
I am actually heading to the old hood tonight to see some friends. I always love driving by the two houses I grew up in. My mother no longer lives in there so I do not get there often, but when I do pay a visit my mind becomes filled with the best memories of such a great and beautiful town.
I LOVE seersucker. Seersucker suits, seersucker bedding, seersucker anything.
As the maid-of-honor for my sister a few years back, she let me select the dresses and since the wedding was in June in hot hot hot DC, I selected a seersucker dress by Thread. I still love that dress. So as an admirer of seersucker I could not resist the seersucker napkins by Kim Seybert or the seersucker cocktail napkins by Dransfield & Ross. However, since I have been itchy for a craft project and I am not quite ready to print the design for the lampshade I mentioned in my last post, I thought I would make my very own seersucker dinner napkins as seen below.
I opted for classic blue and white seersucker for my napkins, but for a little pop I sewed the hems with coral colored thread. Now I am debating whether or not to finish off the edges with a blanket stitch in coral embroidery thread for an added touch. These napkins are to be used on our screened-in porch which we will not be able to use for a little longer, I do have time if I am feeling up to the task. Regardless, love them...