Of course we love stripes. Of course we do! And do we love them in shades of raspberry, blueberry and lemon, circling a skirt or spiraling on a toss pillow? Um, do bears crave honey and do my kittens poop in the tub? Yes, yes, and yes!
I could have gone for a nautical inspired beach house to partner with this flowy maritime skirt. But I decided to throw you a curve ball and go more cottage than coastal. After all, a summer afternoon at a breezy B&B in the Cotswolds sounds pretty darn sweet!
The moodiness of these scenes reminds me of the sultry, sexy tension in the movie Atonement. Dark, 1930's inspired plaid, echoing hallways, shadowy twilight hours just perfect for a make-out session with James McAvoy. Where do I sign up?
Cropped, nipped, cuffed: proof that suits can be feminine and springtime appropriate. The dusky pistachio hue looks equally relaxed on a mantle surround, and when teamed up with salmon it puts a bubbly twist on a traditional fireside scene. Now take a deep breath and say it with me: The weekend is almost here!Image Credits: Fashion Images, Toast. Interiors Images: 1. Elle Decoration France 2, 3. Perfect English Cottage 4, 5. Perfect English