Saturday, November 14, 2009

'Tis The Season



D&G silk blouse, Kova & T lace bodysuit, Karl Lagerfeld velvet dress, La Perla satin and lace basque, One Vintage lace maxi dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, Newbark leather slippers, Tory Burch satin sandals, One Vintage lace dress, One Vintage silk dress, Fendi silk blouse, Lanvin satin platforms, Stella McCartney dress, Erickson Beamon headpiece, Diane von Furstenberg velvet dress, Hanky Panky bandeau, One Vintage metallic blouse, Marc Jacobs velvet dress, Sonia Rykiel sequined blazer

These are the sorts of things I am dreaming of wearing this winter: luxurious fabrics like velvet and lace, shades of black and cream and gold and shell pink, glamorous flats or sky high pumps with nothing in between, romantic dresses with a quality of New York City in the forties, nary a pair of pants in sight... lately I have been strongly attracted to dresses, rather than trousers or skirts. My quest for the perfect sequined blazer continues undeterred!

I really like this time of year, when autumn is quickly dissipating into the first cold flush of winter and the temperature from day to day is completely unpredictable. The leaves are falling rapidly and the time has come to add that down comforter to your bed. It's usually cold and windy outside, but not so bad that any chill cannot be remedied by your coziest slippers and a giant mug of hot chocolate.

I do miss the freedoms and adventures of summer - particularly of my month in Paris - but I am excited for the coming season too. I always enjoy Thanksgiving, partially because my extended family has a magnificent tradition of exchanging Hannukah gifts over our Thanksgiving feast. This year I am making mocha mousse cheesecake with an old recipe that belonged to my grandfather.

I am also extremely excited for New Year's Eve. It's definitely my favorite holiday, partially because I can imagine how crazy and fun it will be when I'm older. Normally our New Year's festivities include multiple cakes, sparkling cider, making silly toasts, and holding hands for the countdown. This year it coincides with my dearest friend's sixteenth birthday, so hopefully we will be doing something extra celebratory!

(Net-a-Porter, La Douleur Exquise, For Stars Will Rise Again)

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention - I got into Arabian Nights! I am so excited to participate in another play. What are you all looking forward to this winter?

P.S. You might have noticed (but probably not) that I deleted a pile of my oldest blog posts. I would assume that nobody will miss them, and I think it gives the blog a little rejuvenation.

49 comments:

kirstyb said...

loving it x

Taryn said...

Everything you picked out is magnificent! I love the leopard dress and the satin Lanvin platforms

Jamie said...

Great collage! So much things that made my mind scream: DO WANT!

simone! said...

Mocha. Mousee. Cheesecake?
Please extend me into your family. Slash give me the recipe. Because, holy gawd, that sounds amazing.

aubrey said...

..to be jolly falala lalalala:)
oh i love autumn&winter.to me it's teh best time of year..and christmas is soon coming.i can't wait for the first snow flakes to fal from the sky:D
and these lace shirts are so adorable!
x

Georgia said...

Beautiful selection there.
I was in Arabian Nights also - I loved costume and make up! I was a narrator of a story about a castle.. Unfortuneatley I forget the tale
It would be mine

Anna G said...

I love those silk blouses. I need something soft and delicate for those holiday parties. I also love to buy a lace bodysuit for some fun.

Isabel said...

I would KILL for those Louboutin brogues.

Dominika said...

great collage!
love the D&G white shirt! <3

Sylvie said...

I love the top middle dress! And the middle middle blouse. And the bottom second from the right dress, too. I'm very sad that you deleted your old blog posts though... :( But if it makes you feel rejuvenated, that's good!

Miss Red said...

i love that fendi blouse! and the christian louboutin shoes.

princesspolitico said...

i'm still looking for the perfect velvet holiday dress. for some reason, everything looks more luxe when accented with velvet...

xo.
princesspolitico

Charlie said...

Look at all those lovely things! I love all that lace

dotie said...

your holiday rituals sounds fun..lace is a definite must to have this season ;)
lovely blog btw..amazing pics <3<3<3

C said...

i love all the velvet and lace you chose,beautiful.


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Julls said...

thanks for the comment.i am sooooooo inlove with blazers.

and you have such a wonderfull blog,I am goign to follow you !

Melissa~ said...

great selection, I love all ha shoes.

Penny said...

Love love love the vintage metallic blouse. Great post! I'm beginning to become more attracted towards dresses as well, which is a problem as it starts getting colder. Haha.

Mouthwash said...

loving the entire first row. I am SO on a mission to find and wear velvet and sequins for this new years. and go to Union Square. :)


Amber

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Jenna said...

I am truly jealous you got to spend a month in Paris. But I do love this time of year as well, to much to look forward to!

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Love all the lacy things. I like winter from a distance; walking through the wonderland of snow always shatters my illusions. :)

Damsels said...

never been mcuh of a new years person ... i guess because ive never had any plans that day so i ususally felt lame for having nothing to do . .but that will change this year im determined .



love every piece and shoe you picked out by the way .. seriosuly it reminded me of something i would see in elle magazine

Maria Confer said...

Your selections are stunning. Definitely a beautiful winter wardrobe.

Oh, wow. How amazing is that first photo. So isolated and beautiful.

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WendyB said...

Sigh! I TOTALLY miss summer!

jayne said...

perfect glam oufits!

Denise said...

right now am loving anything lace. So am in love with this post.

btw you take beautiful photos. And i love your mint green dress.
have a great day!

I Am Denise Katipunera

this wheel's on fire said...

What a gorgeous, inspiring post Annie!

Suzanne said...

i want it all too!

Ashley said...

OMG, I want the Karl Lagerfeld velvet dress paired with the Christian Louboutins! MELT!

Valencia Lia said...

I love love the collage you did !!

Lace and velvet is something I'm really into right now:)
And congrats on getting into the play girl!

Hmmm,I'm looking forward so much to Christmas!! All those presents!! Yayyyy,and psssst. A tattoo that I'm doing too in December. hee

Jowy said...

I WANT IT ALL, WHAT A DELICOUS COLLAGE!!

One Love,
Jowy
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Cristina said...

I looove your style! your blog is awsome

Jaime said...

Stunning choices in the collage- love the velvet dresses, sequins, and metallic blouse. :)

Jackie said...

Before, I was weary of winter, but this post has me totally pumped for cold weather and snow now!

Big Daddy said...

Oh i totally agree about the things your dreaming about wearing this holiday season. I have been dreaming about velvets and such lately too, glad im not the only one!

CHICMUSE said...

FIRST COLLAGE IS SO GREAT. LOVE IT.









XX
CHICMUSE

Bubu said...

Nice shoes in the first photo, I really like your blog, it‘s amazing honey.

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Wendy said...

I miss summer too!

(always)alanna said...

tis the season for satin, velvet, and lace. and hence, my favorite season
congrats on the playy!
xx

Taylor Sterling said...

Oh wow great picks! Beautiful lace!

Niviarsiaq said...

The absolute perfect wishlist. I am becoming more and more of a dresses person myslef, in fact I've almost completely stopped wearing pants altogether!

congrats on getting in the play!

Becca. said...

love everything!
all the clothes and all the inspirational photos!
love your blog aswell, i just found it and i really like it!
would you like to link swap?
XOXO, BECCA
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Bubu said...

Thank you honey!!! I like your blog, i‘ll visit you more times. KISSES

cody said...

these are so great pieces (:
WANT them all.

▲▲cody

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Diane said...

Those Louboutin shoes!!! I'm drooling over them RIGHT NOW.

rani said...

you have nice eyes in picking good outfit, i love the d&G blouse and the lacy dress :D

Striped Shirts said...

I like the collection of outfits and shoes!!

Taylor Kitto said...

wow everything is pefection!
i am in love with your blog
i love the music, as well.
xoxo

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Talia said...

Love this! The long lace dress is to die

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Lovies,
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