Pretty Spring Things, for $79 and up

Pretty Spring Things, for $79 and up

It has been an especially pretty spring, don’t you think? Starting early as it did and carrying on. If we have many more 87-degree days in New York like we had yesterday it will begin to fade, but meanwhile so much beauty to celebrate…like pretty shoes… Not to talk about […]

It has been an especially pretty spring, don’t you think? Starting early as it did and carrying on. If we have many more 87-degree days in New York like we had yesterday it will begin to fade, but meanwhile so much beauty to celebrate…like pretty shoes…

Flowery shoes from Nine West
Flowery shoes from Nine West, $79.

Not to talk about money, but when did shoes start costing $700? And why? This to me is one of the (many) unfathomable mysteries of fashion. So imagine my delight in coming across these flowery beauties from Nine West for $79. I’m going to wear them with everything, including my pink bathrobe.

Flowers by Gina Humphries
Flowers by Gina Humphries

This arrangement of peonies and other posies was lavished on the powder room (how elegant is that) of my stylish friend Caroline Finnerty at a party she gave Christmas night. It is so pretty I made it the screen saver on my phone. By up and coming Atlanta floral designer Gina Humphries, the combination of pink, coral and red is just gorgeous.

Necklace and earrings by James de Givenchy for Taffin
Necklace and earrings by James de Givenchy for Taffin. Photo by Michael Kraus for Forbes.

Taffin jewelry designer James de Givenchy‘s showroom is always a-bloom, though I don’t think he has anything for $79. Maybe a candle. No matter, it costs nothing to look. The wonderful James, by the way, is being honored tonight by the Horticultural Society of New York at the New York Flower Show dinner dance. Each table is decorated by a different designer and the results are extravagant and extraordinary. If you are in New York and in the neighborhood of 583 Park this afternoon, go by and have a peek. It’s open to the public from 3 to 5.

New York Flower Show tabletop
New York Flower Show tabletop

And the park is so beautiful right now…

Flowering trees in Central Park
Flowering trees in Central Park

Rain or shine, there is always inspiration on the 7th floor of Bergdorf Goodman…

Tablesetting at Bergdorf Goodman
Tablesetting at Bergdorf Goodman
Tablesetting at Bergdorf Goodman
Tablesetting at Bergdorf Goodman

And how fun is this bright and happy child’s bedroom at Jonathan Adler in Atlanta?

Bedroom vignette at Jonathan Adler
Bedroom vignette at Jonathan Adler

And back to Bergdorf’s, one of the prettiest dresses I’ve ever seen, by Naeem Khan. It’s not $79 either, but I’d wear those shoes with it in a minute, wouldn’t you?

Detail from Naeem Khan dress
Detail from Naeem Khan dress, at Bergdorf Goodman

Except for Taffin jewels and Flower Show table, all photos by Frances Schultz.

6 Comments

  1. Frances, this is my first day as a subscriber and it has already made this beautiful day that much better. I love the details of that perfect pink dress. It looks like it would go perfectly with the BG table setting. xx Angele

  2. Jane Kimbrell

    Frances, Love all these pictures and so glad to know about Gina Humphries…she is so talented. The pink dress looks just like you…buy it!

  3. Susan Basso

    Love the shoes!!!!! I just purchased a pair of Betsey Johnson shoes for $79.00 also.

    Sue Basso

  4. The shoes ARE the piece de resistance! I may have to copycat you, Frances! Loved the post!

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