15 Transitional PIeces To Carry You Into Spring

Excited that's it's the last Friday in February? Me too! I've been searching for pieces to transition my wardrobe into spring, which really can't come soon enough!


Obsession Du Jour: Breeze Gianassio Interior Design

I happily just discovered the beautiful design work of Breeze Gianassio. Breeze's (LOVE that name) attention to detail and beautiful use of pattern and fabrics are completely inspiring me today. Here are just a few of my favorites from this L.A. based designer's lovely and extensive portfolio.


Spring Shoe Shopping

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I've pretty much stopped listening to the weather reports lately-the whole "record breaking cold temps and more snow expected" routine is getting pretty old. We're coping with cabin fever as best as we can. There's been a lot of movies on demand, Netflix bingeing, carb overloading, a good book or two, and of course my favorite past time these days; online spring shoe shopping-helps to play a big part in maintaining what's left of my sanity this winter.  

Here's what I bought and what I've scoped out so far:

1. My first official spring purchase-these cute slip on sneakers, with the added "flatform" feature, I'll take an extra bit of height any way I can get it, and the best part is how incredibly comfortable they are.

2. I found myself actually petting these suede sandals when I spotted them last month over at Saks. I can't stop thinking about them, which always a good sign.

3. I bought these Jack Rogers sandals last year, now that we live in preppy Connecticut I'm sure they'll get a lot of wear. 

4. I've been coveting a pair of black, lace Valentino espadrilles for quite some time, yet at well under $100. these lace slip ons look so much like the much more expensive designer pair, I think I might have to go for them instead!

5. Wavy, scallop straps seem to be everywhere and on every shoe for spring, I'm loving the original from Loeffler Randall.

6. Another pair of shoes that've already found their way into my closet; these fab python embellished sandals. Hitting both the python and embellished trends at once, I can not wait to wear these with white jeans.

7. Tan suede, wedge mules...simply calling my name.  What wouldn't these go with?

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My Blue and White Porcelain Obsession

Last year, if you asked me if I collected anything, I probably would've said no. After our recent move, when I was confronted with all of our possessions and the task of unpacking them it dawned on me that indeed I do have a collection and a fairly large one at that. Obviously, blue and white porcelain of all shapes and sizes is what I collect.

I even remember where and when I bought my first piece, years ago on our honeymoon in Hawaii. I wanted a little memento of our beautiful hotel room and picked up a very small round lidded box at the hotel's gift shop.  Shortly after, I remember acquiring a few more pieces for our first apartment in New York City at The Bombay Company Store.  I thought it made our place look quite sophisticated.  I still have these pieces today.

These days I find myself mostly searching Etsy for ginger and temple jars to add to my collection.  I pride myself on never paying a lot for these items. That's part of the appeal of these pieces; it's not always so easy to differentiate a bargain from a high-end antique. Other great sources of late have been One Kings Lane and William Sonoma Home, I've even gotten a few favorite finds from Amazon. 

Going over the images that Nicole Cohen took of our home, I got a kick out of spotting all of the blue and white porcelain I've amassed through the years.


Home Tour: Back Bay Boston

I'm on a complete Mary McGee Interiors kick these days. This stunning Back Bay Boston apartment is right on the heels of last week's purple centric interiors post, also by Mary McGee.  Can you blame me? Hitting all the right notes, this lovely apartment features both contemporary and classic pieces alike.

According to Mary, the rooms were designed on a shoe string budget-using many pieces that the client already owned, along with newer pieces from Home Goods and Jonathan Adler ( I spy a Jonathan Adler Lampert sofa and x-bench).  I'm itching to get up to Boston and shop the Newbury Street area, but given the winter that Boston has been experiencing-I'm happy to wait it out until spring...late spring, just to be safe!

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