It’s hard to believe it’s already May. This year, more than ever, I feel like the time is flying by. Along with the longer days and warm weather are hints of summer, but I’m still embracing spring where the wildflowers continue to bloom and the mornings cool.
Over the weekend, I did a little spring cleaning of my closet and got ideas on where I’d like to fill voids. I’m currently obsessing over all things blue, so that’s where I’ll start. Perhaps, because I’ve gone through Mark D. Sikes book, Beautiful, so many times recently, his affection for blue has infected me as well. Plus, my instagram feed was a big source of inspiration after High Point with the unveiling of his new collection for Henredon. With all the swirl about Sikes, and his signature lines, book and MDS Stripes, I’m very excited to kick off the month of May at a luncheon this week with him as the featured guest. I have no doubt that will just leave me even more inspired.
Currently, many of the items on this May wish list fall under the umbrella of my blue obsession. Clothing wise, I would love to add another checked or plaid pant to my wardrobe. Alexander McQueen (3) has a pattern that translates well for spring and isn’t over the top. White sneakers or flat mules would anchor the kick flare.
I am forever loving a classic t-sandal and have them in the basic colors. A pair in blue snake skin (4) would just be the perfect addition and look so clean and chic with denim. I’m also still swooning over these Alberta Ferreti (7) embroidered mules. I saw them in Charleston at RTW, but they didn’t have my size. They’re even prettier in person.
And what’s not to love with the new adaptation of the Loewe (6) Flamenco knot bag – in a powder blue crinkled leather none the less!
On a practical note, I love these leather tasseled phone chargers (2). No more digging around in a big bag for a charger. And, when on the road, I like to bring a leather valet (8) to corral small belongings. Bright blue is a great idea for this and wouldn’t accidentally be left behind in a hotel room.
On a quick beauty note, I had to share MILK (9) from Reverie. It’s some sort of magical elixir that nourishes hair, calms frizz, and smells amazing (in an earthy, natural sort of way). Handcrafted in California in small batches using harvested, sustainable and organic ingredients, I kept reading about its cult following online and jumped on board. No regrets.
Lastly, because I’m a Taurus and I sort of get into astrology and moon cycles, I found the May reading from Danielle Beinstein (5) on Jenni Kayne’s blog, Rip & Tan, timely and on point about finding joy in daily pleasures and appreciating a job well done. Here’s to May!