This week has dragged! The cold probably hasn’t helped but I sure am happy to get to Friday. The added bonus today is that MM got to take some time off too. Of course his idea of a fun morning is shopping – NOT – but I persuaded him to nip down to Atlantic Station with me to the local West Elm to look at vanities/dressing tables.
For nearly 20 years I have been in search of the most perfect dressing table. I see it in my head but cannot find it anywhere. I want a modern design, clean lines, drawers for storage – but it must also allow for a chair to be pulled up like a desk. Now all the vanities I can find here are very traditional and ornate, with large overwhelming fixed mirrors. Surely us contemporary girls need somewhere to apply our make-up too? I thought, online, I had found the perfect answer – the mirrored Parsons desk from West Elm. Unfortunately, having seen it in real life, $599 is ridiculously expensive for this piece. I don’t mind paying $600 for the right dresser but not for something that looks and feels cheap:( So on we go, hunting for my perfect dresser. Maybe I need to just get a carpenter out to create my vision?
The Parsons desk, West Elm:
We have just got back from lunch at Houston’s – my new favorite lunch spot. It’s lovely and cosy and dark…perfect for a Fall lunch. Two crab cakes and a glass of suavignon blanc later I am feeling remarkably chipper. As I was having ‘a day out’ I decided to make a bit of an effort clothes wise. I chose the Zara grey harem pants, Zara animal print t-shirt (no longer online), Sam Edelman Louie boots in rose taupe and finally the Boden blossom tipped blazer (some sizes left in clearance) from SS 2012. My favorite combination of colors – grey and pink – and yes I LOVE harem trousers right now – so comfy:)