On aging gracefully…

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“Instead, now perhaps we can look at a beautiful woman and know she will be beautiful to the end of her life. She will be different, of course. And yet, like a fine Proustian sentence, she will have gathered time and harvested memory, lived through a million bodily shocks and mental joys and arrived at the perfect embodiment of herself right now. The girl she once was in the summer dress had always known this could happen.” -Andrew O’Hagan

I read a thought-provoking piece in T Magazine yesterday by Andrew O’Hagan titled Laws of Attraction. It’s about women discovering their true beauty with age. He praises the French in their ability to do this. I think it’s something I, as a young American woman, have hardly internalized. I fret about turning 28 next year, about the newfound creases appearing around my eyes — reading this article made my worry seem so baseless. After all, why should only men grow handsomer over time? I’d like to change my attitude about aging and embrace the journey with more self-assurance. Perhaps the piece will inspire you to as well. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Sidenote: The one shortcoming of the piece was that the accompanying photos were all of actresses under forty which seemed to undermine the writer’s message. There were plenty of comments regarding the photos and I’m sure the fine folks at T Magazine took note. I prefer this shot of Catherine Deneuve whose age always conveys an enviable mix of sensuality, grace, and confidence.

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My Newfound Pinterest Addiction

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Okay, so I know I’m late to the party, but lately I have been absolutely addicted to Pinterest. I joined early on but never really caught the pinning bug until a few weeks ago. Now, as Miley would say, I can’t stop. I pin everything: canadian tuxedos (see “personal style”), the eiffel tower (I may or may not have an entire “I want to move to Paris” board), nutella sea salt chocolate chip cookies (who knew such sin existed?!), and nail art. It’s getting serious — I even got a sparkly gold manicure last week (I rarely stray from black or red) because I’d seen one on Pinterest! Do you pin? What are your favorite things to pin? Be sure to leave a link to your boards in the comments – would love to check them out!

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Friday Wish List

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It’s Friday. Let’s daydream about fabulous things…

1/ Tweed Jacket (almost Chanel, wear it with jeans and fun kicks…) 2/ Travel Brush Set (need this! Hate packing my big brushes for overnights…) 3/ Earrings (antique-y bling, total steal…) 4/ Suede Lime Flats (equally chic in black…) 5/ Bow Satchel (ladylike but not prissy a.k.a. perfection…) 6/ Rose Gold Bracelet (timeless.)

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Parisian Rooftop

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I kept coming across various images from this Paris shoot and was determined to find the source. Apparently they were published by Vogue Spain as a “7 days / 7 looks” story starring model Kasia Struss. I love her striped Paule Ka sweater and classic YSL moccasins. What I would give for that view…!

(photography by Ruben Vega)

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Thursday Wish List

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Oh hi! I’m obsessed with you…

1/ Sweatshirt (so cute, great price) 2/ Initial Stud Earrings (BaubleBar – always fabulous, always a bargain) 3/ Watch (the quilted strap is so classic) 4/ Wallet (so cute you could carry it as a clutch) 5/ Statement necklace (…of my dreams. Sigh.) 6/ Leopard Flats (perfect print and texture)

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