Consciousness

1: I've eaten 1.5 rows of Samoa Girl Scout cookies in the last 30 minutes. 2: I am resisting the very compelling urge to blow over $300 on (yet another) new lens for my camera. 3: This week has sped by like a bloody comet! It's almost Friday and M & I are awaiting a final weather report before deciding to spend another weekend skiing Lake Tahoe.

I've also been doing a great deal of research and creating inspiration sheets for an upcoming project. Just last night I ended up with something like five vintage dressing gowns, all ethereal, gauzy lace or satiny old Hollywood glamor, from places like Etsy and eBay. (Shockingly, they're inexpensive. Insanely gorgeous and in great condition, but the cheapest was $9.99 and the most expensive, $39.) Life has that strange quality of moving inexplicably fast but with a molasses-like filter.

This skirt is vintage, pleated to the nines and rather autumnal in tone, but it was very gloomy out so I wore it on the first of March because I felt like it. These pictures are odd because I had precious few minutes of light left in the day, couldn't find my tripod OR my remote equipment, and balanced my camera on a mossy rock halfway up a hill in the backyard, all squishy from the rain and fog.

Much like the rest of you, I'm hankering for Spring. Stocking up on soft, pale cotton dresses and the most heathery shades of denim a few weeks ago didn't help. It also doesn't help that I stumbled upon Tom & Lorenzo's write-up on H&M's Conscious Collection for SS11 this morning, and give or take a blouse or two, I NEED EVERY SINGLE PIECE IN THE COLLECTION. Maybe I'm already desensitized to the fashion mags proclaiming bold bright Spring this and that, because all I want is an entire closet full of washed-out pinks, nudes, creams, denims and off-whites. Sandy camel browns, at the very darkest. Can I really wait until April 14th, when the collection hits stores?

Here's what they have to say about it:

"Sustainability is a long term trend at H&M and this April as part of the focus on sustainability H&M will introduce the Conscious Collection – The collection which is for women, men and children is made from environmentally – adapted and greener materials such as organic cotton, Tencel® and recycled polyester. H&M’s designers have been inspired by different shades of white, one of the most important colours this Spring. A minimalist, tailored look is combined with romantic lace, Broderie Anglaise, frills and draping."

Their press release had a typo. I fixed it, because nothing bothers me more than squiggly red lines, but here: T S K!

Here is a peek:

Clothes: Vintage pleated skirt Apostrophe blouse Banana Republic tights Linea Paolo pumps Freebird by The Sak bag

Jewelry: Banana Republic feathered necklace (I love how dainty this it!) Wooden bracelet in painted gold and black from Pier One Stag ring from H&M (and stolen from the tomboy) Citizen Eco Drive watch