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A Vision in white...

Perhaps it's been the warm weather, the sunshine, the feeling that Winter is finally coming to an end... perhaps I'm sick of all my winter clothes... perhaps it's a combination of the two... but suddenly I find myself loving and needing some more white in my life. I know we're supposed to wait until Memorial Day to break out the whites but I can still dream of white sandy beaches, little white dresses and sandals... summery white rooms with windows cracked open and warm sunny breezes...




It's not too early to start wearing white watches...
while my eyes love this Chopard beauty my bank account says No way Jose!

This Emporio Armani watch has a classic yet modern look for just $195

I love this fun ring from Banana Republic for around $30


Trade the black sunnies for a summery pair!




My favorite white jewelry... real, faux, large, small... pearls are simply perfection in white!




Lighten up your tables with this lovely Emma dinnerware from Pottery Barn


This white hemstitched linen runner from Williams Sonoma really brightens a room and your spirit!




White bedding... I'm not one for busy, distracting prints. I need simple, white, clean, crisp bedding.



White bedding lightens a room and brings the Sprintime in even when the weather is still crisp.
I just want to crawl into this bed!


This all white bedroom evokes a beachy, summery and very relaxing feel.


This Seabury Armchair by Pottery Barn adds an instant summer touch to a sitting room,
living room or bedroom



I love white kitchens with a country charm -- with old world charm and modern convenience.
(With young children I am not yet ready for an all white kitchen, especially with white floors! But I do love it!)



Open up the doors and let the sun shine in! This is my dream kitchen!


More country charm with modern convenience

Looking to upgrade your oven in white?
This LaCornue Stove from Williams Sonoma is available for a mere $9,000!



If you're like me this white Cuisinart mini prep is more your speed!
It is one of my most used appliances! A best buy for sure. This is the best $30 I have ever spent!



Since we're in the kitchen... a perfect white food goes with...



A perfect white drink!



And this is my perfect white indulgence!


A simple white bouquet of tulips lightens any room!


I love white lilies... on the dresser in my bedroom... with the windows open and the curtains swaying slightly from the gentle breezes... their aroma carried through is sheer floral perfection!


White hydrangea... simple yet elegant... casual and formal... these too are a favorite of mine!


Soon we'll be pulling out whites out of storage... crisp and clean I love white pants!


I'll wear my summery white pants with these white Navajo Sandals from Jack Rogers, $96 Nordstroms


But if the economy has forced you to be more frugal with your purchases run (and I do mean run!) over to Target and pick up their version by Mossimo. At just $19.99 you can pick them up in an array of colors.
I picked up a pair last week and give them two thumbs up! You'll feel a difference as the sole is man-made, but they are tres comfortable indeed!


Please girls, put those hideous shaper-sneaker things ah-way... for like forever...
These classic sandals by Dr. Scholls are the Original Exercise Shoe, and so much cuter!


Every summer I refresh my white T collection, a staple in my summer wardrobe...
I wear them with Lilly skirts, light flowy skirts and capris. This classic T,  from Banana Republic, is a must!




This Shayna dress by Lilly Pulitzer is the perfect afternoon cocktail dress!
(I must have this!)



At the end of the day, all grimy from sand and sunscreen, I need to clean and luxuriate in my bath. A summery bath with large windows to let the late afternoon sun shine in is the perfect way to end the afternoon.
(I'd put a tray on that chair for my glass of favorite white drink!)

Summer is almost here and soon our dreams will become realities!

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