This is the first whole work week I’ve put in since… the second FULL week of December? I’m ready for Dogs on Thursday, but in the meantime, I’m still so far behind I’m trying to decide what to skip and what to share. And things won’t slow down until after February 20th, and then, that’ll just be to the dull roar we consider the norm in the Woods.
There are three things I think we’ll gab about today. Vera’s new colors, area rugs, and boots, not necessarily in that order.
Yes, last week was so crazy that I only told TWO of you when I got my Vera preview email. I think they’re all awesome!
First up is Boysenberry. I’m curious to hear from the purple lovers. This isn’t a true purple, and as has been the case of late with MANY of their new colors, I like the interior/contrast better than the main color. But being a teen of the ’80s, does anyone else remember Paisley Park?
While it’s a happy print, I don’t predict it will come to my house. It’s not purple enough for Sis – who has her own Vera now, but that’s tomorrow’s post – and it definitely isn’t PANK enough for Gretchen Greer…
Next up is Folkloric. Now THAT has PANK in it! Despite the orange, I like this. It’s happy, a little hippie-ish, and just plain happy. I think the orange will be enough to keep it from coming to my house, but it DOES have pink and PANK, with a nice, mossy green, and it shouts “Happy Spring!”
Makes me want to find one of those peasant blouses I used to own, but really, I think it would be cute with army green capris and a crisp white shirt with a true pink cardi “preppied” around my shoulders. Yeah, I could get ready for spring in a heartbeat…
Then we have Blue Lagoon. Not very exciting, but it makes me want to toss on a navy shirt dress and red flats and head for the shore!
Of course, more ’80s time warp here… I used to hear as a young teen that I looked like Brooke Shields. For all my youngster pals, Brooke starred in Blue Lagoon in 1980. That was also the first year of her Calvin Klein scandal. You know, back then, people were shocked that a 14 year old girl was saying “You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing.” Hem.
Wrapping up the new Spring 2011 colors is Lemon Parfait. While I think Vera’s designers did a great job, it definitely won’t come home with me, because of that yellow. Still, it’s happy, and I do like the other colors in the print – grey, mocha, lime and “sea foam”. (Those are Vera’s names for ’em.) Still, I do appreciate it and think it rounds out the spring collection nicely.
While I have grey on the mind, let’s talk boots. Have you gotten caught up in the boot trend this season? I have a closet full of boots, but I want a grey pair, and I’ve discovered that my legs aren’t tall boot friendly. I already knew I was short between the ankle and knee, and thanks to one rude male nurse some 14-15 years ago, I know I have “really big calves” for a woman my size. Hem. I found a cute pair last night, but they had a strange, narrow, low wedge heel that didn’t feel very stable at all. Maybe I’m meant to just make do with all the boots in my closet?
Last, but hardly least, I’m now smitten with this rug, no thanks to those darling Bon Bon Rose Girls.
That’s from Grandin Road, which is very new to me. I haven’t decided whether to thank the BBR girls or not yet. Our great room is making the transition from English Cottage to a more modern feel, and there’s something on virtually every page that would look great in the Woods! Do you have an online resource for home or fashion I should know about? It’s also time to fret about a gala frock already. Never mind that I don’t know what I’m going to wear tomorrow night for the postponed holiday party that is now a mid-winter’s bash…
I can’t even find a photo to suggest what I want this year. I’m thinking floor length, elegant and simple, without being boring. No black, and I’m not sure I want red either, because it’s the Saturday after Valentine’s Day and I bet a lot of ladies are going to wear red. HELP!!