Winter Greys

December 6, 2014 • Style

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see how i avoided a ‘fifty shades of’ title there? anyhow. winter is here, at least in our corner of the world, and it’s turning our days into one long blend of greys. i’m partly responsible for that of course, as 80% of my wardrobe currently exists out of neutral grey tones, and our interior is definitely on the monochrome side of the spectrum, too.

when i started creating MY CAPSULE WARDROBE, i knew i needed at least one or two extremely cosy cashmere sweaters or cardigans to get through the winter (which, let’s be honest, takes up 7 to 8 months of the year around here). when VINCE generously offered to participate in my quest for the ultimate pieces of clothing that could help me transition to an ‘adult’ wardrobe, i was so excited. ever since i discovered the brand on one of our trips to the states, i’ve been such a fan of their quality and modern aesthetic. they make the perfect basics that don’t look like basics at all. those two cardigans you see lying and hanging around? yeah, i’ve pretty much been living in them. they’re perfect to accommodate my baby bump right now, but i just know i’ll love them for years to come. i really can’t compare their quality to anything else i own. if you’re sans bump, make sure to check out THIS sweater (and while you’re at it, THIS ONE and THIS ONE, too!)

other random thoughts // those two ladders in the pictures are the fruits of a recent diy project my husband was kind enough to help me with (in that he did everything while i stood by and delivered live commentary). we couldn’t get them straight if our lives depended on it, but we like how they turned out anyway. want to try your hand at it yourself? we followed THIS TUTORIAL on jennifer’s beautiful blog (her ladder is far superior to ours, by the way). // the candle holders are a design by catherine lovatt for SERAX, the vase holding all the eucalyptus is SERAX, too. i love how cheap and fragrant eucalyptus is – i’d prefer an armful of these branches over a bouquet any day! // i really need to get around to hanging our posters, but i keep changing my mind about them. i’ve been pinning lots of interesting examples of decorating with them, and that’s not making the decisions any easier. i do know that i love this mountain abc by COCO LAPINE DESIGN though. // i searched high and low for cute string lights – until sweet isabel of MWORDMAG directed me to THESE. now all i can think of is that i want them in black, too.

for your information – VINCE kindly donated these sweaters to my CAPSULE WARDROBE PROJECT. however, they only did so after i selected and loved them. as usual all opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.
photos by stephanie duval


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