Monthly Archives: August 2010

Grab Bag- Nancy Drew Shirt

Long sleeve gray T-shirt with a portrait of the fictional detective Nancy Drew on the front.

Available at Bas Bleu- $29.95

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More Dash Than Cash: Army Greens

Looking back at Fall 1980- British Vogue shows a few pages of army-inspired green coats and pants in their popular series ‘More Dash Than Cash.’ The  U.S. field jacket (above right) is worn over tapered pants and a turtle neck sweater.

Looking back at Fall 1980- Cotton U.S. combat jacket with check lining is paired with fitted moleskin pants, white tee and tartan plaid scarf (left). Padded Chinese coat covers brushed cotton pants and shirt (right).

Looking forward to Fall 2010- A summer fashion hit, army greens continue to be a popular trend. A Squadron HQ shirt is worn over a wool blazer by Christophe Lemarie, another shirt by Benetton and a Warehouse plaid skirt.

Looking forward to Fall 2010River Island parka is cinched in at the waist with a New Look leather belt. Underneath it is a A.P.C shirt with badges and a Mango skirt.

Looking forward to Fall 2010– Rugged cotton jacket by Elizabeth & James has the fun addition of a satin sash. The prom dress is from Laura Ashely.

Looking forward to Fall 2010- Army surplus cuffed pants and the Zadig & Voltaire military jacket contrast beautifully with a silk apricot colored shirt from Joseph.

(Bottom photos- Jacob Sutton for British Vogue)

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Margaret Howell- Fall 2010

View the rest of Margaret Howell’s collection here.


Photo-A-Day started out as a series of daily emails and photographs to my family in North Carolina. I thought it would be fun to occasionally post some for the readers of ‘Nibs.’

Mom, Dad & Sarah-

Whew! I managed to get a fresh coat of white paint on the walls and woodwork in the upstairs hallway. I’m debating whether or not to leave the pictures off the wall. What do you think?



(Photo- Martha B.)

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Fashion Inspirations

Details- Express sweater & Nanette Lepore dress in Self, 2007 (upper left), Boss Black shirt & Versace one shoulder dress in Elle 2008 (middle top), Forever 21 shirt & Moschino red dress in Eliza, 2008 (lower right), Toast knit sweater & Betty Jackson floral dress in UK Glamour, 2009 (middle bottom), shirt & dress at Urban Outfitters (lower left).

(Collage- Martha B.)

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Get Real!

Tired of chasing trends and want some real clothes that fit easily into your wardrobe? Try this look from J.Crew- merino wool-lycra sweatpants, puffer vest, cardigan, cotton tee and leather brogues.

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Garden Note #65: Dried Hortensias

Now is the time to pick Hortensias (or what is commonly called Hydrangea) to hang and dry for a few weeks. Then use them in abundant fall arrangements around your home. Here’s a creative idea- simply tuck the stems behind an antique framed mirror.

(Photo- Alex Ramsay for World Of Interiors, 2008)

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