I’m embarrassed to admit that despite growing up just a few minutes from some of the best beaches in Southern California, I never really learned how to surf. And it wasn’t until I moved away from the Pacific Coast that I recognized the missed opportunity to connect with such a beautiful part of my childhood. Today, learning to stand on a surfboard is on my to-do list and J.Crew‘s recent collaboration with chic surf and swim line Pret-à-Surf might just give me that extra push to just do it. I’m loving the polka dot rash guard and butterfly boy shorts – the perfect mix of girly + sporty. Surf’s up!
Jennifer Fisher piles on at least 24 pieces of jewelry before leaving the house every morning. A woman of my heart. This peek inside her Soho office highlights the rich, casual edge and West meets East coast aesthetic that’s so wonderfully reflected in her timeless designs. P.S. Today is the last day to order pieces from her Fall 2013 collection over at Moda Operandi. Stack on that swag à la Jennifer Fisher!
The Aran sweater, which most of us know as the fisherman sweater, takes its name from the set of islands where it originated in the late 1800s, off the West coast of Ireland. There are numerous myths and folklore associated with the cable patterned, cream-colored sweater, most of them related to fishermen and sailors once lost at sea. Today, versions of the fisherman sweater are seen everywhere and we just can’t get enough – it’s a classic and a definitely a wardrobe staple.
Oh, how I love the Milan home of Barnaba Fornasetti – a true living tribute to the Fornasetti style, with every square inch decorated with furniture, wallpaper, and decorative objects from the line. Barnaba is the creative director of the eponymous design atelier founded by his legendary father, Piero. You may recognize the iconic face that adorns their collection of porcelain wares. I, for one, have been dying to own a set of Fornasetti vases for our new home. Mi piace!