Linen season is officially open (although reversecommuter would argue there are NO rules in fashion…)
I have loved linen since I was a little girl & my grandmother taught me that the phrase to describe this fabulous material is “wrinkle of wealth” (click here for that post)
Linen allows for ease – it will get wrinkled, it will breathe and flow, and it will still look fantastic!Even when in full blown CRAZY mode doing 56 errands, entertaining & refereeing the children, cooking, driving all over the planet to 12 simultaneous sporting events and attempting to keep it all together!
I found this turtleneck in a nondescript little store in Florence and it is my all time fave. Super lovely inexpensive holiday treasure. Ridunculously thick too…purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
The best thing about cashcash is that there are so many options available, at many price points. Did you know that J.Crew’s cashcash is made out of the same fine material as Loro Piana? (click the blue to shop J. Crew’s cashmere shop). And Joe Fresh sells cashcash sweaters for $40! So layer layer layer and purrrrrrr all day!
Not for nothing but a condo in the city does not include snow shoveling.
Mother jeans, Burberry vest, Rocco P. for Barneys boots, Hermes belt, Chanel sunglasses.
I would love to take credit for such a cool descriptive phrase for linen, but alas, this one is my grandmother’s.
She was an artist, a world traveller, (brought back the single most impressive collection of shoes from Paris one year that I to-this-day-drool when thinking about!), surprise surprise my grandmother was a fashionista, and the single most important person in my life for a very long time. And I miss her.
Daily reminders like this uber fantastic kick a** phrase remind me of how phenomenal she was, and that makes me happy!
Linen begs to be worn. And as soon as you put it on it wrinkles. So feel free to use this phrase, it alleviates the burning desire to warm up the personal steamer.
She also taught me that you are never to old to jump on a swing and act like a ten year old – I really love that one!
Spring is right around the corner – yay!!!
But what’s a girl to do during not-quite-coat weather? A furry fab vest of course! My DVF black shearling vest is such a fun piece – automatically puts me in a happy mood! Happy Friday!!!