The benefit of building a collection of things you love is that you can always find a place for them. For example, a common thread integrates my possessions so much that when I downsized and moved twice in the last decade, I discovered that all of my home decor would work in any room. Similarly, the pieces in my wardrobe can be layered or used in almost endless combinations to create a look appropriate for me and the season.
Now that it is late September, I am wearing more structured clothes that are still comfortable even though it is sometimes eighty degrees. I will wear the same flare-leg white jeans and striped shirt in November, but I may drape a gray cashmere sweater over my shoulders and wear taupe suede booties. Similarly, I wore the striped shirt in summer with white ankle jeans and strappy sandals and carried a straw bag.
A similar blue and white shirt is here. Mine is from Talbots a couple of years ago when I also found the flare-leg jeans. The Vince Camuto shoes are also not new. The Kate Spade bag in raw pecan was from Nordstrom, but a similar color is here.
Mr. Mickey’s pewter elephant stand lost its original bowl many years ago, but I was delighted to discover that the bowl I purchased here fit perfectly in it. No matter where I display the bowl in the future, it will blend well with all my other possessions.
Ralph Lauren has inspired my clothing and home decor purchases for several years since the classic style aesthetic feels perfectly comfortable for me. But, as in most cases, I take inspiration from high-end well-curated examples and then look for similar items within my budget. With that in mind, here is a home decor site that is a feast for the eyes.
I wore this look to enjoy lunch with a delightful group of friends that get together on Friday afternoons. A summary of recent posts is here. Shopping links on this site may allow me to earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.