Dining room scene with a bright yellow tufted chair designed by Nina Petronzio of Plush Home. (above)
So I woke up this morning and it is CLOUDY here in Los Angeles today! This does not work for me for two reasons. 1. Ruins plan for outfit…was going to wear a cute and flirty Diane von Furstenberg dress to work that would take me from day to night…necessary because I have an early evening birthday party to attend…now I will have to wear frumpy pants and cobble together some substandard outfit for a chilly night out…this weather not cooperating is unacceptable in my book!; and, 2. Because I was planning on doing this post on sunny yellow things on a sunny day….boo hoo.
I will have to get over the wrench the weather has thrown into my planned wardrobe and writing mood and move on! C’est la vie…right? 2009!!!
Onto the task at hand.
Received an email the other day from Steven, owner of Plush Home here in Los Angeles. Steven sent me a picture of the prototype of a brand new chair he is introducing at his chic furniture shop. It is the Gatsby chair. Love the lines and the design of this chair…classically elegant but modern enough to fit into most any home. Perfect as a dining chair in a lovely fresh dining room, a desk chair for a simple clean line white trestle desk or even as a great accent chair in a bedroom, living room or den. Really spot on for any room in a home!
Immediately, the picture of the chair reminded me of a bright yellow 3.1 Phillip Lim Scooter Skirt (or really skort…half shorts and half skirt) that I bought a few weeks back when AT was in town. Yellow chair…yellow skort…simple minds make simple connections. Anyhooo, I still have the skort in the Barneys bag, tags still on, never worn. I think maybe I am not sure I “need” to add a skort to my summer wardrobe. Feels very 1990s (I had a skort I wore to death in graduate school…that was then…this is now…eeek!). My hesitation on the skort (no hesitation on the chair) is probably based on the fact that while I was trying it on and ooohhhhing and ahhhing at how cute it looked at me, AT gave me a once over and said “I could NEVER wear something like that.” Hmmmm….
Well here is the chair – a clear must have item; and below it the skort – a must decide whether a grown woman should be wearing a skort item. Help!!!
Plush Home – Gatsby Chair – $2,489 (Bright yellow tufted upholstered accent chair. Choose fabric and nailhead trim options to personalize. Wood legs with lacquer finish. Environmentally hand-crafted in Los Angeles, using American made materials. Designed by Nina Petronzio) (above)
My newly purchased 3.1 Phillip Lim bright yellow Scooter Skirt (Skort) that I bought last week – $350, Barneys. (above)
The skort is still in question though. Need your thoughts (desperately). What would you do? Skip the skort or keep it? Its fate rests in your hands!
Please help me decide on the skort! Comment below.