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!)
Those of you who know me know I love antiquing. And one of the things I’ve been really wanting for awhile now is a vintage olive bucket. If you’re not familiar with them, they are old metal buckets primarily that were used for gathering olives during the harvest, primarily in Italy and France.