beautifully designed and blue

I do not usually gravitate to the color blue.
But lately, I am liking some lovely things that also happen to be blue.
beautifully designed and blue

fall shopping list

Ahh, fall clothes. My favorite! Moto boots, cashmere, leather… sign me up!
I know, not much color on my list right now. Usually there’s one color that I’ve got to have, or else! But this fall, I want cozy neutrals, tough accessories, and simple shapes.
1. Equipment Cardigan, 2. MIssoni Scarf, 3. J. Crew Floral Tee, 4. Eileen Fisher Dress, 5. FEED Bag, 6. DKNY Pencil skirt, 7. Rag & Bone Boots, 8. Greta Garbo iPad case

inspired dressing: quilts

I am inspired by quilts. I especially love Amish quilts.  I love the clean design work and the stunning use of color. And everything can inspire the way I dress. Here’s how a beautiful quilt can inspire a modern girl to get dressed.

I found this stunning quilt on  That’s the comprehensive site of the International Quilt Study Center. It’s a fantastic place to learn and to ooh and ahh over beautiful quilts.

b51515ab-97ba-4cdd-ae1b-6de75611a357_1024This quilt was done by the Miller sisters in Ohio in 1991. The color, movement, and sheer modern design inspired this outfit.

inspired dressing: quilts

So I started with the draped t shirt by Alexander Wang (via Moda Operandi) paired with some denim by G-Star and added the all important accessories:  an armload of bracelets by Reminiscence, Givenchy Cat Eye Glasses (via Net-A-Porter) , and metallic flats by Jeffrey Campbell (via Need Supply Co.).  I’m good to go.

Ensemble Assembly: It started with the Jil Sander skirt

It started with the skirt
Once I saw this Jil Sander skirt, I was hooked. I love it with black and with big chunky silver jewelry by Balenciaga. A cobalt blue bag just works with it. The Evian bottle is by Issey Miyaki for keeping hydrated on my walk. The scent by 10 corso como is one of my favorites.


Jil Sander pleated skirt
$880 –

Prada leather high heels
$890 –

Reed Krakoff leather handbag
$5,900 –

10 Corso Como – Eau de parfum 50 ml – 1,7 fl. oz.
€70 –

Ensemble assembly

It started with the headphones
It started when I read about the collaboration between Oscar de la Renta and Dr. Dre. Quite an unusual pairing, I think! It got me wondering….who is going to wear them?
So first, I am going to imagine the headphones are fabulous faux fur.  Of course, she needs the perfect chair. This one is by B & B Italia.  Then she needs the right outfit and accessories. A girl can never have too many bracelets and a killer pair of shoes.  And finally…some music.

Lanvin short sleeve t shirt
$1,395 –

Paul Smith shorts
$275 –

Chan luu jewelry
$220 –

Deepa Gurnani leather jewelry
£95 –