Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Four Things I'm Dreaming Of


I have been obsessed with this dress for quite some time now, but it's only been in the last week or so that my fixation has become overwhelming.  I love everything about it: the sumptuous fabric, the slightly '40s-silhouette, the adorable model, the black-tights-and-shoes combo.  It's on the pricey side, but I'm considering saving up my clothes budget for a few months to custom order one.  It looks like the perfect winter dress.


My mother-in-law sent me a link to this textile designer's website a few days ago, and I fell down the rabbit hole a little bit.  I love the simple elegance of Straughan's designs: her prints are modern but not trendy, rustic but graceful, geometric without losing warmth.  She talks about being inspired by Scandinavian and '50s textiles motifs - a designer after my own heart! - and I can see these fabrics working beautifully as vintage-inspired shirtdresses and simple sundresses.


I've been feeling under the weather since Sunday, so food hasn't been the most appealing, but this cake practically reaches out of my computer to taunt me with its deliciousness.  I might even have to attempt [gasp] cooking, just so I might have this glorious Cake in my grubby little hands.


Swoon.  This cardigan is gorgeous.  Beautiful detail, beautiful shape, and the most fetching neckline.  I'd better get going on sweater knitting, because my list is getting ridiculous - and if I'm going to get that perfect winter dress, I'm going to have to have at least a fabulous cardigan or two to wear with it!

1 comment:

Emily said...

I had that cake for my birthday over the summer, and I can tell you it is in fact as good as it looks. You should probably make it today. There's always something worth celebrating.