What is it about this time of year? In either hemisphere, the world just seems brimming with possibilities. It’s just barely the start of summer in the North, just barely the start of winter in the South, and the air is crisp and clean and I can feel my closet quiver in excitement at the new season ahead.
I am officially off on another adventure, galavanting around the world for both work and play. That means I get to experience just about every season imaginable. This naturally lends itself to rationalizing both winter and summer purchases. Heaven forbid I be unprepared, right?
So, I’ve put together my latest list of swoonworthy items I’ve spotted around the web. What can I say? Layovers in airports provide a lot of web browsing time…
For My Castle
This bird nester is so charming – not only is it beautiful, but it’s made partly from materials right here in Western Australia!
Ahh these girlie hankerchiefs make me smile… Because life gets messy sometimes.
I adore the platinum twigs inlaid into these teacups. They actually remind me a lot of our wedding china.
For My Closet
This polka dotted cutie is basically a dream in dress form.
Speaking of dreams, this dress looks like it’s swirling in clouds.
I love organic prints – leaves, florals, you name it – and a skirt with these things PLUS glitter? Sign me up.
I did a happy dance when I spotted a Fluevog shop on my travels. I tried on these beauties and fell in love. Sigh. Why oh why can’t I have all the shoes?
I love pairing sheer cardigans over my dresses, so that a print peeks through. This lace one is just stunning.
If I could have gotten an inch extra out of the bodice, this gingham cutie would be mine. Look at those APPLES!
For Some Arm Candy
I just adore the shape of this 1970’s straw cross body bag.
How cute is this flamingo clutch?
Ahhh I want ALL the strawberry bags!
For Some Frosting
I just love all manner of colorful vintage flower pin brooches…
How dreamy and romantic is this pink ombre flower wreath necklace?
My gut check when deciding whether or not to splurge on something new is how much it already feels like I own it. If I can picture at least three different outfits that incorporate it, I can be pretty sure I’ll get a lot of use out of it. Although, I have been known to scoop up things that spoke to me, despite not really working with anything I currently own. These things can sometimes sit in my closet for up to a year until fate intervenes and sends me a pair of shoes or an accessory that it was meant to pair with all along.
Needless to say, I’ve learned to listen to future me’s closet, whispering of possibilities yet to come (starting to understand why my wardrobe is overflowing yet??)
What is your future closet whispering about at the moment?