Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
I read that Lands End has a new CEO and it's former Dolce & Gabbana CEO Frederica Marchionni. I'm not sure what to make of it. Somehow, I can't wrap my head around Lands End and Dolce & Gabbana in the same plane of existence. Lands End has been my go to place, certainly for kids attire. Their boys clothes are indestructible as witnessed by the fact that I got kids kids worth of wear out of several items. It's also a great place to get girls clothes that are not totally frumpy and yet not midriff and bottom bareing, especially for girls in the 10 to 11 year range who are very tall. My husband loves their stuff too. I buy hard working basics from them and have for years. I worry that this is now going to try and move them into the "fashion" market all that goes with it. It's not like we haven't seen that happen before. I've included some links about the change below. What do you think?
NYT: Lands’ End, Post Sears, Replaces Its Chief <http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/03/business/lands-end-post-sears-replaces-its-chief.html>
WSJ: Lands’ End CEO To Resign; Successor From Dolce & Gabbana <http://www.wsj.com/articles/lands-end-ceo-to-resign-successor-from-dolce-gabbana-1422878317>
Craine's: Lands' End names new CEO <http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20150202/NEWS07/150209978/lands-end-names-new-ceo>
Consumerist: New Lands’ End CEO Sees Company As A ‘Global Lifestyle Brand’ <http://consumerist.com/2015/02/02/new-lands-end-ceo-sees-company-as-a-global-lifestyle-brand/>
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Our dress is crafted in a silk and cotton blend and mixes nautical stripes with feminine tulips for a pop of color. Full pleated skirt with pockets. Crewneck. Princess seams. 38". Dry clean. Imported.
I love the quality material and the fact that is it lined as well as the color and length. I have a narrow waist and fuller hips so this style is a good one for me. I can't imagine where I would wear it though, given my life of office, kids and home so it's likely to remain something I yearn for from afar. What about you? have your thoughts turned to spring?
Friday, January 30, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
I love the ritual of afternoon tea. Whenever I give a shower, whether baby or bridal, I do a tea. When I travel to hotels with a "tea tradition" I love to make a reservation for tea. On of my most memorable teas was when we stayed at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC on my honeymoon. The Empress web site describes it as follows: