One of these things is not like the other… One of these things is not the same… Can you find it!?
Yes! Rose (pink, blush, etc) is the small island of color lost in a sea of neutral that is my closet. There is something so soft and sophisticated about the hue that makes it irresistible. As a prime human specimen of “pale” most of the year, it’s also nice that the rose shade is just as complementary when I have a light (mostly faux) tan. Paired with any neutral, you really can’t go wrong with rose.
As I get older, I have made major efforts to keep a well edited closet of mostly classic garments that are essentially seasonal, as well as timeless. Equally as important is quality and texture: I’d rather spend a little more on a basic that is well made and feels great on the skin. So come mid-June, where does this leave me? Basically, I’m devoted to my minimalist formula of mixing and matching existing neutrals and throwing in a bright color accent more typical of the season. Totally easy, totally me.
Monday, Monday… are you guys recovering? A bout of the kiddie summer cold kept me home tending to my littlest patient most of the weekend. We did A LOT of book reading which was good, although I think I may scream if I ever have to read another book from the “Pinkalicious” series again. Pure. Parental. TORTURE. Why can’t there be a good preschool book about Chanel!? Seriously… that may be my next project. A sample excerpt:
10 quilted Chanel bags all in a row, the black one is missing.
Now, where did it go?!”
During all of this quiet time, aside from my book deal aspirations, I did start thinking about my annual NYC summer migration with the kids and packing us for the 2 weeks away. My list making has officially kicked off and my top priority is making sure that I have a great summer sandal that can take me from beach to city without any blisters or ouches, and WITH a whole lot of style. Sunday morning while browsing the Nordstrom shoe department, I found it. THE perfect summer sandal. Ironically, it’s the perfect summer sandal that I might have owned almost 20 years ago… a Birkenstock Gizeh in black leather. Now before you get all huffy and remind me about my recent rant on “The Ugly Shoe,” let me explain. The Gizeh style, is a little less common than the typical wide two-strap Birk that you’re probably used to seeing. It’s a little more narrow, more feminine and more modern. It also pairs perfectly with dresses, shorts and basically anything in your closet. Most importantly, it might be the most comfortable sandal I have ever put on my foot. Minimalist perfection.
Being the good friend that I am, I’ve pulled some great photo inspiration highlighting the awesomeness that is the Gizeh.