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  • September 26, 2014 8:59 am

    The Suitsy

    Lest any of your be left on the ‘outside’ of a conversation this weekend, I introduce The Suitsy. This is entire ensemble is a single unit sewn together at key points.

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    Personally, I would mourn the opportunity to make my individual decisions but then again I am not the target market. What do you think? Would you wear an adult onesie? Or is the Suitsy to cutsie?

    Quite clever. An idea who’s time has come?

  • September 25, 2014 8:30 am

    Indigo Dreams

    Over the Summer I became interested in Indigo Dye. I also learned that getting access to true Indigo dye is not super easy. One needs a vat built into the ground for fermentation…plus expertise and fair share of luck. So with great reluctance I’ve temporarily set aside to my desire to create a vat of Indigo myself.

    I’ve not lost the urge to get my hands in it. So, instead, I’ve made plans to use this luscious indigo-dyed yarn to knit a fantastically luxurious blanket.

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  • September 24, 2014 11:24 am
    These are my friend Kaela’s custom Van’s. She always gets it right.    #vans View high resolution

    These are my friend Kaela’s custom Van’s. She always gets it right. #vans

  • 8:30 am

    Simply Mahvelous

    Linda Rodin is a super chic woman of a certain age who along with an Instagram account and a line of delicious facial oils, owns this dog, Wink. I’d never seen a dog I considered “chic” before this. But check out the bell-bottom haircut on Wink’s legs in the first photo.

    I honestly don’t know who’s more chic, Linda or her four-legged friend! But I do know that if you check out her Instagram feed you’ll want to follow them both.

  • September 23, 2014 10:00 am

    Recipe For Bliss on a Cold Autum Day

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    Some days I just like to stay indoors drinking cup after cup of Earl Gray Tea and read. I like to be comfortable and allow the whole experience to feel quiet, contemplative and a wee bit indulgent.

    For me a very nice Earl Grey or Lady Grey will get me half way there. I happen to like the version of Lady Grey that includes both lavender and citrus. But honestly as long as I’m drinking Twinings, I am content. And I’d like to add that the website TendingTowardTea.com gives Twinings *five stars* which I found reassuring. I checked just to make sure I am not being sentimental.

    What to wear…

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    Next, I propose a super soft long-sleeved undershirt by American Vintage (above left). And a nice cozy, indoor sweater. Now either a pull-over or cardigan will do, but boxy is best for comfort. The cardigan here is from Yohji Yahmamoto and is available here while the cream sweater is from All Saints.

    What to Read

    On these days I like a book I can really sink my teeth into. And although it’s not cold yet, I am currently reading My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgard which totally fits the bill for staying indoors. I am going ahead and including a link directly to the Wikipedia page about this book. You see it is only the first in a series and I plan to read all six! Currently I am on book two. But I enjoy it almost as much as I do watching Downton Abbey. (Similarity stops here). I am hooked by Karl Ove’s conversational tone. He speaks directly to me with detailed descriptions of his feelings and impressions. I am so flattered to be his trusted confidant it keeps me reading.

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    Beyond Knausgard’s books, I’ve got a stack of others to read with many thanks to both my book club and my friend Hillary, who manages our local bookstore.  I plan to report on titles throughout the coming months. So stay-tuned if you’re a reader.

  • September 19, 2014 8:30 am

    Rigid

    All this noise I am making about simple, bland, and pure, is really just a personal choice. I still appreciate the bold and the beautiful. I just appreciate something like these perfectly unbranded pair of jeans from Acne a little more.

    Despite the jeans, I really don’t mean to sound rigid.