window shopping: button-down wool skirt inspiration
I know Brooks Brothers is for older male WASPs who are preppy and rich and smoke pipes and sit by the fire reading leather-bound classics in loafers and smoking jackets that have suede patches on the elbows, but…I like their stuff! To me, all this Seattle rain and gloom and gray doesn’t seem worth it if you don’t get to rock the wool skirts and cable-knit sweaters.
I’ve never actually been into a Brooks Brothers, so I don’t know what their prices are like, but I was thinking maybe I could make this skirt myself. I know how to make a pencil skirt, I would just need to split the front into two pieces, overlap them, and sew on some chunky buttons. I’ve only made pencil skirts in dupioni silk so far (great for parties), but I’m defs going to make at least one in chunky wool for work. I can just imagine it now: me in a tweed pencil skirt, with my knee-high brown wellies, traipsing through a golden field of tall grass with my hunting hounds by my side. Outta my way, Ralph Lauren! Skyfall here I come!
not a tutorial but a neat center piece for your thanksgiving feast
great simple look!
We’re in the thick of tea season, meaning your teacups and mugs may be getting some more action than usual. While the saucers are a no-brainer to store in the cabinet, teacups can be a little trickier to stack. An easy way to solve this problem is to place a teacup on top of a saucer, and then place another saucer on top of the teacup. Add another teacup on top of that saucer, and continue stacking once or twice; this way, your teacups won’t topple and everything will be nice and organized when teatime rolls around!