Category Archives: Fashion Character- The Country Girl

Garden Tours

Gudrun Sjödén latest clothing collection is inspired by three types of gardens and the people that work in them.


Community Gardener- eco-cotton top, ‘field’ linen wrap skirt, linen/cotton twill pants, microknit pantyhose and canvas shoes


Roof Gardener- linen/cotton tunic over linen/cotton dress, pants, high-top sneakers and leather cellphone pouch.


Home Gardener- cotton cardigan, spandex tank top, eco-cotton bib overalls and boots.

And look what came in the mail today-


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Gudrum Sjödén

Our Garden Shed- Part Two

Belle’s Garden



opt-margaret-howell-crisscross-sandalsHigh on my list to purchase this Spring is a pair of flat sandals. The detail I want- chunky crisscross main straps.

Lily Ashwell- Spring 2014


 Lily Ashwell always manages to catch the beauty and free spirit of the California girl. Be sure to check out her lookbook with Kirsty Hume modeling the new Spring collection.

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Lily Ashwell- Spring 2013, Fall 2012

California Dreaming

Nibs Updates


I’ve added updates to each of these posts on Nibs. Be sure to scroll to the end to find them.

Summer Stripes

Fashion Inspiration- Head Scarves

Fashion Inspiration- Denim Overalls

Fashion Inspirations- Suspenders

Classic Portraits

High By Designer Claire Campbell- Spring Preview 2014

highclothingspringlookbookcollage01-optOutside the snow is waist knee deep and the temperature hovers around 20 degrees. But I’m not thinking about Winter right now as much as Spring- especially when looking at these images from High. They were taken at Monk’s House- the home and garden of author Virginia Woolf.


Wall Flower


Fashion details- Rochas wool coat, silk skirt & gloves. Moschino top with Marni oxford shoes.

(Photo- Tom Allen for Harper’s Bazaar)

Garden Note #86: Holiday Corsage


A mix of scented pines and white Gardenias is made into this beautiful corsage.

(Photo- Moon Canyon Design Co.)

Wish List- The Country Girl


1. Portrait of Sandra Bennett, 1980 by Richard Avedon (‘In the American West‘)

2. Woven jute rug- Pottery Barn

3. Wood dominoes- Etsy

4. Log cabin dollhouse- Antique

5. Red wool mittens on a string- Jo Gordon

6. Throw size quilt- Jess Brown

7. Flower Arranging 101- class offered by Chelsea Fuss

8. Peppermint candy cane- Hammond’s

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Fashion Character- The Country Girl

Autumn Pink


Fashion details- Jigsaw pink coat with sweater and trousers.

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Coat Ruling

Coat Tales- 1920, 2010

The Searcher

Knitting Class


Fashion details- colorful bias fair isle sweater and kerchief designed by Teva Durham. You can find full instructions for both in her book ‘Loop-d-Loop.’