I’m having a hard time accepting that my vacation is over and a new work week has begun. To indulge myself in a bit of escapism, I thought I’d share one of my favorite outfits from my trip. A vibrant ikat Alice & Trixie maxi paired with a neon yellow wicker clutch and my staple Jack Rogers was the perfect ensemble for a casual dinner with friends and family. I think I’ll be re-visiting my photos often this week as I ease back into the daily grind. A quick dose of ikat and neon brings me right back to the beach!
After being away from the blog for so long, I knew that a fresh start would require some fresh inspiration. Lately I can’t get enough of German artist Nina Nolte. The painting above is from her series “The Best is Yet to Come”–I can’t think of a more appropriate theme to start off 2012! I’m always searching for statement pieces to add to my jewelry collection and only wish I had snapped up this Kate Spade stunner when it was available. Jackie Kennedy’s equally beautiful sister Lee Radziwill is another icon of mine. Her book Happy Times is currently on my nightstand and offers the most intimate glimpse into the lives of the Bouvier sisters. In 2012 I’m resolving to take care of myself. Getting the requisite 8 hours of sleep should be no problem thanks to my dreamy new D. Porthault Tigre shams. Color and pattern continue to be my biggest sources of inspiration and Quadrille marries the two perfectly. GADABOUT’S “A Horse of a Different Color” note cards have been on my wish list for years. The fact that they continue to inspire me is reason enough to pull the trigger!
P.S Thank you for all of your kind emails and tweets over the past few months. I had no idea how many of you came to love this little blog and am eager to get back to posting!
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Monday’s aren’t exactly known for being the most cheerful day of the week so let’s start this one off with a jolt of color to get us going. Yellow seems to be the color this spring with more than enough shades out there for everyone. For me, I say the brighter the better!
My cherry red Kate Spade wallet has seen better days and I think it’s time for an upgrade. Rather than going with something “practical” like black, I’m thinking shocking pink will do the trick. Kate Spade and Tory Burch both have great options that I’d love to get my hands on. The Tory Burch is even on sale which makes it all the more enticing. Even if you’re over the shade, (I don’t think I’ll ever be over it), you have to admit that these would never get lost in your purse!
Color is such an important aspect of my aesthetic as well as my general outlook on life. Inspired by Kate Spade’s latest campaign encouraging us to live colorfully, I’d like to inject a little more color into my posts here at The Pursuit of Style. Each week, I’ll showcase a new hue and collection of items in that color. Hopefully we’ll all be inspired to live a little more colorfully!