Monthly Archives: April 2011

White as a Color

I am loving white this spring! I didn’t realize how much until I noticed that I had purchased a mostly-white & brown duvet cover, was using my white plates and napkins more than the others, and was nearly exclusively buying white flowers for the apartment. Here are a few photos.

Orchids in the bedroom

Orchids in the bedroom

Dinner table

Perhaps I’ve been inspired by the wonderful work of  Dreamy Whites and Absolutely Beautiful Things this spring. Thank you, ladies!



Growing up in the coastal South, navy and white were almost de rigueur for summer dressing. I still find myself reaching for lots of navy as the weather turns warm. Here are a few of my recent finds.


Navy dress from Brooks Brothers


Navy stretch wrap-around skirt from Brooks Brothers


Navy cardigan from Talbots

I pair these with a few classics such as navy loafers, my navy Onex Christina wedges (so comfortable!)


and this Ralph Lauren scarf that I’ve had for years.


I love that these items never go out of style and the color always looks polished.