Tights!

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Yeah, you know I love colored or patterned tights for Fall!  Fortunately for me, it’s always Fall in San Francisco; tights are a year-round affair.  Liz shares my love.  Check out her picks for 10 fun pairs, including my personal favorite:

But I’m also coming around to the idea of thigh-highs, particularly when they’re styled so appealingly as this, which makes me want to muck about in a puddle somewhere:

not to mention this jaunty vintage-inspired outfit

(photo)

And don’t these scuffed oxfords seem friendly paired with peacock tights?

You want some fun tights now, don’tcha?

-f

August 24, 2011 10:01 AM | Comments | Categories: Fashion | Tags: ,

Frilling Friday 4/1/11

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Happy Friday!

We are having GORGEOUS weather here in SF this week.  No more rain for now! We are enjoying being outdoors, going to the park, taking walks with friends.  I’m also hoping to work on my newest hobby: embroidery.  Take a look at all the cool things happening in the embroidery world.  This ain’t your gramma’s embroidery:


patterned tights + embroidery = awesome (from Rhi Stitched via Sublime Stitching)

And (joy!) embroidered book covers!

Here are some other FRILLING things I found this week.  Check em out:

The Key to Cool Layering: Excellent style tips from Shana.  Go read this now to bump up your style factor.
More papaya red.
Well-edited wardrobe = your best style friend.  I need to work on this…
More tips on closet editing.
A Philosophy for the home.
Melissa customized her Boppy!
What did I tell you about colored tights?!
For your health: check out my Vitamin D Alert on Vegeater.
On another nutritional note, check out my Nutritionist colleague Jessica’s excellent blog post on Iodine.
And, this week Aurelia and I started our new series called Stuff We Love. We’ve got cosmetic picks and style basics, and more to come.

Hope you have a happy weekend.  Today marks the start of my birthday month (yes, I like to celebrate all month), so it’s sure to be FRILLING.

-Fran

April 1, 2011 12:01 PM | Comments | Categories: Frilling Friday | Tags: , , , , , ,

Frilling Friday: 3/25/11

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Happy Friday!

It has been sooooo rainy here in SF.  It has rained nearly every day for 2 weeks.  And I have a sniffle.  Boo.  But this week’s fresh flower has been cheering me up: the lovely ranunculus.

(image via google images)

Here are some FRILLING things I found this week.

Remember last week when I told you about We Love Colors?  Well, you Must. Have. Colored tights for Fall 2011:

(image from The Sartorialist)

I’m discovering all the fun things you can do with wool felt.
These felted lamps are weird.
Speaking of baby dresses, look at these from Pink Chicken. So cute.
Look at this awesome quilt exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum in NYC.
I had a fun time yesterday looking at the Corita Kent exhibit at the Craft museum here in SF.  What an inspiring artist.
Remembering Elizabeth Taylor.
I’m loving maxi dresses for spring.  I just with they were nursing-friendly.  alas…
Bamboo spectacles! (via Design for Mankind)
This week we popped into the Jonathan Adler store on Fillmore Street, and I fell in love with this pillow.  I’m going to figure out how to recreate it.

Have a happy weekend!

March 25, 2011 10:23 AM | Comments | Categories: Frilling Friday | Tags: , , , , , ,

fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

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