I am ready for Spring! I didn’t know how ready I was until our warm spring-like weather that we’d been having turned to rain and cold wind the last couple of days! I know I shouldn’t complain as the Mid-west and the East have had such a horrible winter, and normally I love the winter and cold weather, but I guess I am just ready. In order to split the difference between the mercurial weather and my desire for spring, I have been looking for a brightly colored coat. One thing about Southern California this time of year is our weather is very up and down. Our days can start out warm but be quite cold by late afternoon, or we will have a chilly morning that warms up later (or not at all!) Usually the way I deal with this is to carry a lightweight cardigan with me. However, this year I am desperately needing a new coat (or coats!) and I had a bright idea, if I get a brightly colored one, it would be spring appropriate.
I was recently introduced to the wonderful sneaker called the la Tennis l’originale by Bensimon. This canvas tennis shoe is ubiquitous there, often called “The French girl’s Keds.” Frankly, I don’t know how I was not aware of these before. They are simply adorable. In my opinion, they are the perfect balance between sporty and stylish, while also giving off an undeniable French vibe, a joie de vivre. Just looking at them makes me want to walk around the shoreline of the French coast while wearing capri pants and a scarf tied jauntily around my neck. They are made from natural fabrics and real rubber, and can be washed in the washer – a definite plus when it comes to canvas shoes! Not only that, they come in an array of fun colors, with laces or without. Now I just have to decide which one!
Considering how much I look forward to the Oscars every year, you would think I would have taken the time to post about the show before now! Anyway, better late than never, right? Somehow life got in the way, but I apologize, and am here to make amends! It’s time for my Oscars Red Carpet Review!
I have become completely obsessed with the spring trend of pleated skirts. It all started with my 805 Living spread that I worked on in February. I put the model in an Alice + Olivia hot pink chiffon pleated maxi skirt, and though that skirt is totally inappropriate for my life, I loved it!
I have to admit that I have a bit of an obsession when it comes to candles! I buy a lot of them, and not always successfully. Often I like the smell, but when I get it home, it doesn’t seem to really permeate or I can barely tell it’s burning. Or even worse, it’s overpowering enough to cause a headache! And since some of them are quite pricey, it can be frustrating (I’ve thrown quite a few in the trash, I can tell you that!)