Every woman has at least one or two items in their closet that they are convinced will, SOMEDAY, get worn. For me, it’s multiple, multiple silk scarves. Instead of tossing them like every organizing guru tells me to do, my goal is to actually wear them. The plan is to channel the effortlessness of Jackie O while I pretend to be fancy in the Hamptons this summer.
What I love about what I like to call “the future” (the internet, smartphones, ipads, etc) is that I not only found amazing inspiration on how to wear these neglected accessories, but also guidance on how to actually tie them so I look like I know what I’m doing. There’s even an entire blog dedicated to tying silk scarves.
And then there’s THIS…which really blows everything else out of the water.
I feel like every 20-something woman (who lives near an Ikea at least) has seen and/or owned this print of Audrey Hepburn. I bought my own copy 5 years ago when I first moved to NYC and haven’t been able to part with it. I was thisclose to throwing it away about a year ago, but instead decided to see if there was anyway I could jazz it up and make it feel more original. I bought a tube of rose colored paint at Michael’s and went to town. This is what happened…It turned out much redder than I anticipated and the brush strokes are definitely visible, but I kind of love it.
I recently coordinated an auction for a charity I’m involved with. One of the items was a pestemal robe along with two pestemal towels and a collection of soaps from Turkey. I had never heard of the fabric before but for some reason the items called to me. I just picked up the pieces last night and am already envisioning how I’m going to rock the towels as a cover up by the pool this summer!
I love the idea of having fresh cut flowers around the house – no special occasion needed. But without any flower arrangement training, I find that my displays tend to look sparse. It would seem that I’d have to either pump them up with filler flowers or spend a bundle to achieve a fuller-looking bouquet – neither of which I want to do for a causal display. I recently saw a photograph of flowers in a mint julep cup and fell in love. A very handy solution to get a bigger impact out of a small amount of flowers. I bought an antique mint julep cup on etsy immediately, and until I receive it I’m surfing the web for inspiration!
I had to include this last one – I’m going to need more cups.