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Archives for June 2012
Over at my favorite other blog - A Femme d'un Certain Age.
If there's anything I know about, it's how to dress in Ireland! If you're going next week, you'll want to lighten this assortment up a little bit. But if you're going to be in Ireland in the autumn, which is UTTERLY beautiful, expect sunshine, rain, wind, and to be cold most of the time...
On a different note - does anybody have a favorite scarf, piece of jewelry, garment, etc. around which you would like to see some outfits suggested?
Or, how about a favorite painting???
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over at Tish's always delightful blog. Enjoy! ... View the Post
June 26, 2012
Black dress – Bruuns Bazaar, earrings – Katie Diamond , bracelet – Aspinal of London, cognac bag – Balenciaga, cap-toe flats – Elizabeth & James, scarf – Aspinal of London, nude bag – JosephM, two-toned cuff – Etro, nude flats – Christian Louboutin
Black dress – Bruuns Bazaar, blue jade bracelet – Tess van Ghert, patchwork bag – 3.1 Phillip Lim, blue ballet flats – Giuseppe Zanotti, striped earrings – Dorothy Perkins, dotted clutch – Sergio Rossi, striped slingbacks – Manolo Blahnik
Black dress – Bruuns Bazaar, knot earrings – Anna Beck, woven bag – Kate Spade, gold woven ballet flats – Dorothy Perkins, pearl & black crystal earrings – Azaara, clutch bag ... View the Post
"Clothes should be worn. They should be used. They become more personal, more distinctive and more beautiful - for me - when they have been worn lovingly for years.
...One of the key reasons I believe well-worn clothes look better on everybody is that the wearer is inevitably more comfortable in them. You never look stylish when you are conscious of what you’re wearing.
This leads to several conclusions. First, invest in clothes that are good enough to last a long time. Cheap clothes come and go. You rarely develop the same connection with them as with something that has worn with you over several periods of your life.
Second, don’t acquire too much. I know it’s a wonderful position to be in, but I know I have too many shoes. Even ... View the Post
Chic sightings of black tee shirts abound - especially in New York! ... View the Post
So if you remember from yesterday, we had these garments in our Four by Four capsule wardrobe, planned for a trip to the shore:
After finding that these items worked really well for our specific needs, it was determined that the entirety of the summer wardrobe would be purchased with the same guidelines. First, a little something in darker colors, just so our jeans don't get lonely in the laundry!
And then a really pretty color, just because it's summer, and because it goes with our three neutrals:
Some more tops, in a variety of colors, and a few more essential summer accessories...
With these 24 garments, your summer is pretty much handled... And NO, I AM NOT TELLING YOU TO GO BUY YOUR ENTIRE WARDROBE FROM ... View the Post
When I see the ocean, it is NOT at the beach - it's more Humboldt County, California, or the west coast of Ireland, or the coast of Maine. Warm, sunny days, cool evenings, and a gray and damp day every now and then, where you spend the day sitting by the fireplace... This Four by Four Capsule Wardrobe gives you options for any kind of shoreline...
Yes, our rental house DOES have laundry facilities....
Throw in a little bit of color....
And essential accessories.
I'm not necessarily saying that you need to run out and buy your entire summer wardrobe from L.L.Bean - I use these clothes as an example of what's possible. But if you're a sturdy New Englander, with a fondness for classic, ... View the Post
June 19, 2012 ... View the Post