Hey! Look at this! For the next five minutes, and completely by coincidence, I am in style! Of the moment! Only I'm not just "wearing it now," I've been wearing it for years. "It" being this gold link bracelet, that was originally a necklace, which I wrap twice around my left wrist where it clicks and clinks against itself and my wide watch. Just as Vogue says I'm supposed to. I have a friend who has asked for it nicely while looking up over dark lashes. I'd give her a kidney, but not the bracelet.
Being au courant will be fun while it lasts and frustrating when it turns up "over" by spring.
I wandered into one of my favorite shops eight years ago to buy a dog ball and, through a very indirect route, ended up here writing about decorating, my family and life. My posts are not as frequent as they used to be, but you're welcome to drop in anytime.
What's that? Why "Mrs. Blandings?" Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House is a 1940's movie starring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy chronicling their adventures in renovating. In the movie, Loy delivers an iconic description of paint colors that nearly every design aficionado knows by heart. She is my muse.
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