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—The Art of the White Shirt: Over 30 Ways to Wear a White T-Shirt, Blouse or Shirt by Libby VanderPloeg
Illustrator Libby VanderPloeg has a few style books available (one being “The Art of Stripes” which looks lovely), and so I wanted to share her 2017 The Art of the White Shirt as such a staple is always a good idea to have on hand, and knowing how to wear it well is a skill worth knowing.
—By the Book by Julia Sonneborn
If you are a Jane Austen fan, and especially if you enjoyed Persuasion, you might just enjoy this modern retelling set in California.
—No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters by Ursula K. Le Guin
Released in 2017, a year before beloved science fiction and fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin passed away, a compilation of her thoughts on age, life, as well as the new writing frontier that is the blog were published in her memoir. With the same title as her blog No Time to Spare, discover her insight, thoughtful ahas and many other discoveries late in life. Here is one to ponder, “How rich we are in knowledge, and in all that lies around us yet to learn. Billionaires, all of us.”
Just this week I stumbled upon a film while perusing Netflix, and oh, I am happy to recommend it today. Purely fictionalized, but inspired by the 11 days famed mystery writer Agatha Christie went missing in 1926, this murder mystery will satiate your quest for a British cozy mystery. Have a look at the trailer below and find it on Netflix now.
—CB2 & GOOP partnership – 2-Piece Bedside Pitcher and Glass Set
GOOP has partnered with CB2, and while modern, cozy furniture as well as wall decor are available, I selected two items that caught my eye that were available at reasonable prices. This simple bedside pitcher set is a necessity, and subtly sophisticated as well.
With only a limited supply available, I know many of you love butterflies just as I do, and these linen napkins are just delightful.
—Comme des Garçons (Let the Girls Play)
Released in January 2018, Comme des Garçons is a lovely laugh-out-loud, as well as inspiring film. The film is in French, but even if you don’t know the language well or at all, take a look at the trailer as I think you will find it quite engaging. The film is available on Amazon now.
—CB2 Large Matte Yellow Mug (other colors available)
I love a good tea mug (or coffee depending upon one’s preference), and this subtle butter-yellow mug caught my eye (pink and navy are also available).
A signature print at a lovely reduced price. Wear with an early spring trench or tuck into your wool coat.
—L.K. Becca Wool Double Faced Coat (on sale)
Speaking of wool coats, a classic camel coat that is on sale is worth a look. Having a camel coat in my closet already, I find myself wearing it frequently during the winter months and loving how it pairs well with very nearly everything I happening to be wearing.
—Stella McCartney Ribbed Wool Sweater (50% off)
A simple, yet classic hued sweater, cut in a quietly modern style.
Happy weekend! A week has passed, a new month we are fully in, and 2019 continues to unfold.
I hope your week has gone well, and you are looking to the weekend with a smile. The week here in Bend was a good one with a bit more snow and an opportunity to jaunt up to the mountain for a quick ski with Norman. The weekend looks to be one of leisure and rest, and with plenty of reading to do, I am quite excited. Wishing you a lovely weekend and below are a few articles you might enjoy. Thank you for stopping by today and until Monday, bonne journée!
~Garance Doré speaks honestly about weight and it worth a read
~Not a luxury, but a necessity – The Secrets of Sleep [The New Yorker]
~An article to inspire you to take a deep breath and trust life’s timing [Marc and Angel]
~An argument for Letting Children Be ‘Bored’ to enable their imagination to soar [The New York Times]
~If you are seeking a life with less unnecessary ‘stuff’ but more umphhf- 10 Ways to Live a More Minimal Life [EveryGirl]
~Traveling in France this month? If so, check out Complete France’s Guide to What is Happening in the Country this February
~And a video to remind you that you can accomplish that certain something that may just seem impossible (but … good news – it isn’t!).