Hello, spring Cucinelli.

There isn't much about you that I don't love. In fact, I could lounge in you, work in you, lunch in you, date night in you, lacrosse field and volleyball court in you, and the list goes on.

The SS16 collection is sure to get you revved up for the new season! Now, bring on the warm weather.



Is it crazy that I want to run around the house in this? 

It's almost the perfect time of year to reach for your lingerie. No one will expect it. Besides, with the weather changing, muggy mixed with cooler temps makes it manageable. How easy would it be to throw a cashmere wrap around this anyway?

Loving this Simone Pérèle bodysuit. Curve-hugging, devastatingly sexy and easy to wear, this deco graphic embroidery on sheer tulle creates a tattoo-like effect. You can even wear this under a blouse.  

You don't have to wait for a special occasion to wear gorgeous lingerie. In fact, it's even better worn on an ordinary day.

After all, it's how it makes you feel. 


During my recent visit to NYC, I had the opportunity to stop in one of my very favorite designer boutiques, Brunello Cucinelli. A sea of delicious neutrals that turn the heads of even the brightest of folk. Between the fabrics, cuts and relaxed styles, I was in heaven. I want the whole collection!  

From one piece of fabulousness to the next, I was high on the rich brilliance that is the fall line. And this fur — yes, it will be mine. 



Here's to the weekend (yes, thinking about it already).

The last opportunity of summer to linger with family and friends for the holiday.

No surprise, we will be hitting the lake. But it may come as a surprise that I haven't been in a bathing suit all summer long. Crazy, right?

Now that I have to muster up the confidence to rock out a suit, I feel like it's time for a new one.

I am so in love with this eggplant triangle bikini by Vix. Not that I'd be covered adequately, but it is striking. The straps are adjustable and the bottoms have flattering matelassé sides.

In typical Catherine fashion, I have far nicer kaftans and coverups than suits! Maybe that will have to change.


Available at Net-a-porter

solidsagainstprintsI am mesmerized by this image. I just love it. While there is a lot going on, there really isn't ... and I am right there in that house walking down the stairs, feeling at home.

The background may seem noisy — the wallpaper, plant, chair, and even the cats, all providing pattern and texture — however, the model, in her solids (BTW, did you notice she's wearing watermelon?), is comfortable and at ease in her surroundings.

Miles Aldridge (photographer) has an amazing eye for detail. From the shadows cast on the wall to the cat in mid-motion to the chair playing off the wallpaper and the plant playing off the green dress. Good stuff.

This happens to be a great example of how to layer solid garments on top of, or against, patterned garments. Put the model in front of a solid background and give her wildly patterned tights and a complementary patterned clutch. See the possibilities?