Apologies for going rogue; I’ve been in NYC for the past few days and after crisscrossing our way across the city buying for clients, I was almost too excited at the end of the day to synthesize it all into any form of coherent post. There really isn’t anything like the energy of New York.
I’m almost always behind the eight ball when packing for a trip, which inevitably leads to paying exorbitant overnight shipping costs, or worse, a frantic trip to the mall and impulse purchases I don’t love.
If I had my act together, I would have invested in a few pieces from Emerson Fry. Her line just exudes city chic in an effortless “model off-duty” type of way. Each piece in her collection is classic, well tailored, and likely to earn staple status in your wardrobe for years to come.
I’m always especially impressed with EF’s outerwear and shoe collections. I can imagine this becoming part of my weekend uniform and these I really don’t even have words for. If you haven’t made your Christmas list yet, I think you’re going to want to pay Emerson Fry a visit ASAP.
I figured, why not keep going with yesterday’s blue theme?
Fellow dog lovers, this one’s for you. C.Wonder’s Dog Show sweater is the sartorial soul mate to Osborne & Little’s Best in Show wallpaper (as seen in Bailey McCarthy’s amazing powder bath.)
There are only a few left, so I rounded up my own version of the Westminster dog show for you below. Not a dog person? How about something a little more exotic.
Lately I’ve been feeling a little burned out–which explains why this week’s Bits & Pieces post is coming to you a day late. I wish I had my act together to have my posts planned a month in advance, but the truth is, most nights I come home after work and sit down at my computer hoping that inspiration will find me… sometimes it doesn’t.
I’m looking forward to our New York trip this week as a bit of a re-set. Getting out of my own bubble always helps me feel re-energized and re-inspired. I can’t imagine a better place than New York city for that purpose. Don’t worry, I haven’t been completely in the doldrums, I’m actually very excited about the pretty little things currently on my desk in the photos above.
My parents’ project on the Cape is moving along quite well; we had a built-in bookshelf built (which will also hide the TV) and it’s time to choose a paint color for the bookshelf backs. I’m leaning towards Benjamin Moore’s Yarmouth Blue from the Historical Colors collection. I’m also pushing for recovering an old wingback chair in Quadrille’s New Batik (shown). Fingers crossed.
Remember this house tour? I grabbed a memo of Quadrille’s Nitik wallpaper last time I was at the design center and added it to the Quadrille love fest on my desk topped with a blue and white dish and enamel fish charm my Nana gave me. Kind of feel like I should have i’m blue da ba dee da ba die on repeat, right?
My friend Sarah recently tagged me in this little q&a session that’s been making the rounds and since I always think these are kind of fun to read on other sites I was more than happy to oblige.
This might be a faux pas, but rather than pass this along to some more bloggers, I’m switching things up and passing it along to you! My answers to Sarah’s questions are above and I’ve listed some new questions for you to respond to in the comments.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Holiday tradition you look forward to?
Go-to nailpolish color?
Book you recently read and loved?
Favorite Instagram account(s) to follow?