Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Blues and stripes

When I was a child, Spring was heralded by a wardrobe switch for my mother.
The blacks and the greys were dry cleaned and stored away. Out came the blues. Blue skirts, straight or with a single pleat. Blue heels and matching French blue shoulder bags. Oh, and pristine white shirts.

Brown, which is to Italians what blue is to the French, never quite made it to my mom's wardrobe, it being considered too drab and old, though it has been featured predominantly in mine, before it gave way to pinks and greens after I turned 30.

Still, I do get a slight tickling when I see blues in the press.

These are stripes. I like stripes in upholstery. I am not fond of them in clothes.
If you look closely, you'll see these shoes

Those leather platforms by Prada cought the eye of both my eldest and myself. They are stylish enough and look comfortable enough to stroll around Paris, n'est-ce pas?

Photographed for Vima-Donna magazine (Greek)

I also like this ad. I like combining sporty and dressy 
I like the soft taylored jacket with jeans. The ankle baring, the loafers.
I know, quite preppy. 

Blue and white images of the stylish "simple life" by the sea.
It's never too early to think of Summer.

Open toe shoes sing Spring. These are blue and bejewelled, too!

It all boils down to shoes, doesn't it!

Never say no to a jewellery lift!

And flowers, I LOVE flowers!
 The best way to cheer up a room-or a day!

Never forget to surround your day with what cheers you up and sings your song!

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're
Braver than you Believe, and Stronger than you
Seem, and Smarter than you Think."
~Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh

Wishing you a spring in your step.

love, Irene

1 comment:

Renée Finberg said...

nice post.
gotta love the shoes!


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