Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Little This, A Little That...

Love this...


and this...

this too...how gorgeous is the neckline on the dress? Absolutely stunning.
It actually reminds me a bit of this Milly dress, and even a little bit of my Kate Spade Jana Bead-Neck Printed Top (which I blogged about here back in December of last year).


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Jackie looking so lovely and chic as always. Isn't her gown gorgeous? It still feels current, and could easily be worn today.

Speaking of Jackie and gowns...here she is in an Ivory Evening Gown worn to the Inaugural Gala, National Guard Armory, in Washington, D.C. on January 19, 1961, the evening before President Kennedy's inauguration.




Designer: Oleg Cassini (American, b. French 1913 - 2006)

Date Made: 1961

Medium: Ivory double-faced silk satin by Abraham

Dimensions: Length: 61 inches center back

Evening gown in ivory double-faced silk satin twill with cocade trim. Gown has 3/4 length sleeves, full A-lined skirt, and decorative bow off centered at waist.

This majestic dress was a masterstroke of image making that established Jacqueline Kennedy in the national consciousness as a woman of commanding personal style who had an unerring sense of history and of her place in it. The cockade at the waist pointed to Jacqueline Kennedy's pride in her French Bouvier ancestry and her profound love of history. The cockade had its roots on the field of battle. During the American Revolution, Washington's soldiers wore black cockades. When Lafayette joined them, he adopted a black-and-white cocade to indicate his loyalties to both America and Louis XVI as a gesture of respect to Lafayette, the Continental army followed suit.


The boys and I returned home from our stay over at the Gulf Coast earlier this week, so I've spent the majority of my time back at home unpacking, doing laundry, and catching up on all of my other domestic duties. The week of daily visits to the hospital kept us very busy, but we did find time to fit in a couple of late afternoons at the pool, and also got to enjoy some time on the beach this past Saturday. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather all week long and a very successful trip overall. :)


I snapped a photo of this picture that hangs on the wall at Shriners right outside the Therapy Department. Isn't it pretty? Would you believe that it is actually a puzzle?

Isn't that so neat?


There are New Arrivals online at J.Crew today...see anything you like?


I think the Back-bow dress looks very pretty. I don't really need another white dress though, so I'd like to see it offered in additional colors. (Btw, is this new to the website or did I just not notice it before?)


I really like this Whisper Gauze Limbo top, even though it is thin and would more than likely require some sort of cami underneath it. Still, how fabulous would it be paired with white or khaki wide-leg pants and a pair of flat sandals or wedges? So casually chic for the warm days of summer...

For those of you who like to wear shorts during the summer, and also love the 'Bright Dahlia' shade of previous years...the Summerweight Chino short is being offered in what appears to be the same color, only this time it is called 'Brilliant Fuchsia'.

Also, I wanted to let you know that there were a lot of items at J.Crew that got marked to promotional price this week, so I've updated the list which you can see
here. :)

That's it for now...

So what have you been up to this week? Do you have any special plans for the weekend? Please do share...I always love to hear from you! :)

xoxo,

2 comments:

  1. Jackie's outfits were always so classic!

    Love that third photo with the beaded top. It looks like an inspiration photo for an outfit that Jane Sterling wore last season on Mad Men (her Christmas Party outfit).

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  2. Hi LR! What a fantastic memory you have! It does look very much like the dress that Jane Sterling wore! I would personally love to have one just like it, too. :)

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