Can’t wait for COS

The internet has abuzz for the last few weeks with excitement that COS is opening a store in New York and online shopping will finally be available for the US.

I first wandered into their Marais store when we were in Paris last year, and it was like walking into the store I’d always wanted to find.  Every piece was interesting and unique, yet still somehow simple and sophisticated.  It’s so hard to find clothes like this in the US and I hope they don’t change their offerings much to try to cater to the market here.  I’ve been browsing the COS website and can’t wait to be able to shop there regularly.

We went for a bike ride this weekend, and I wore this simple COS v-neck dress.  I love the stiff knit of the material and the elbow length sleeves.  At work I always get lots of comments on how simple and chic the dress is.  The COS grey scarf is very lightweight, yet long and wide, perfect for these mild fall days.

Vintage Tasseled Lariat

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I’ve always thought shifts and maxi dresses pair well with a long necklace.  They draw the eye in a way that lengthens a straight silhouette.

Recently, my mother and I were browsing around in an amazing, cluttered little jewelry shop, and this vintage tasseled lariat was the first thing that caught my eye when I walked through the door.  It has a nice weight to it, doesn’t seem prone to tarnish, and while interesting, is simple and versatile enough that I’ve already worn it three times.  I have a feeling it will be making a lot of appearances this winter.

Wanderings: Last day in Monterey

Heading down for drinks and dinner

Heading down to the hotel bar for drinks and dinner

Outfit: Madewell sweater (similar) / J. Crew Skirt (similar)/ Madewell Shoes / Madewell bag (similar)

Today is my last day in Monterey.  Tonight I head south to attend a weekend wedding and hopefully do a little exploring.  I’ll share some photos from my time here next week, but for now, here are a few shots around our gorgeous, Spanish-style hotel.

Rose garden

Rose garden

Lounging in the old atrium

Lounging in the old atrium

Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea

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