Author Archives: Jane

NYFW Spring 2015: The Row

Regal, flowy looks from The Row for spring. Many of the looks would swallow me whole, but I do love a relaxed silhouette on other people. Best news for me? The two strap sandal trend (my beloved Arizonas) lives on for next summer — albeit with a bit more refinement. See the complete collection at […]

NYFW Spring 2015: Wes Gordon

An early favorite from New York Fashion Week has to be the Wes Gordon show. Not only are the shoes to die for (quirky strappy flats and I want a pair) but the clothes! Über luxe fabrics in restrained silhouettes make for the kind of collection you can build a wardrobe around. See the complete […]

Nick Barclay Designs: Cocktail Prints

Perhaps it’s a sign that I’ve acclimated to England’s drinking culture (who wouldn’t?) but I am gaga for Australian designer Nick Barclay‘s minimalist, graphic take on ten classic cocktails. See the complete collection (and pick up a couple for your “lounge”) right here. martini images from // fellow londoners may appreciate his take on the […]

Back-to-School Shopping List

I’ve always loved back-to-school season: cruising the school supply aisle at Target, considering style options in the flood of September magazines, and anticipating fall weather with every cool August breeze (even when said breezes were few and far between).  As such, I’ve spent the last few days assembling a fall shopping list, organized around one […]

Transitions and New Beginnings

Eight years ago today, I started a blog. “Midwest Musings” was oh-so-personal as I wrote about my obsessions, observations, and irritations du jour. Later, as I found my voice, I wrote at “The Speckled Egg” about my enthusiasm for stationery and fashion. For a while, I was posting multiple stories daily as inspiration was seemingly […]