Do you remember your first KENZO piece? I bought mine at a vintage store in LA with Humberto on one of our many vintage shopping trips during college. The second I saw this dandelion-colored skirt, with its beautifully cut-out floral pattern and subtle pleating, I knew it was the skirt for me! It's gotten a lot of love over the years; I remember it fondly since I found it as the skirt that introduced me to the magic of KENZO. It goes great with my vintage KENZO suede leather jacket, with its awesome "KENZO Jeans" logo, that I bought at a vintage store on one of my first trips to Paris!
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CAROL'S HOLIDAY PICKS
Trying to find the perfect holiday gift in the midst of the holiday madness? Carol has made this personalized gift guide to some of her favorite KENZO pieces that are on her list this season!
1. THE CAROL SCARF
Could you guess the Carol Scarf is my favorite scarf from the collection? It's wool-silk blend is warm and soft, and we made it extra big to be extra cozy.
2. THE LUCY SCARF
The print on this mirrored-flower print Lucy Scarf came out great on the deep blue background.
3. THE DAFFY LACE LOAFER
I wear these lace-up loafers all the time! They're sturdy and comfortable, so I can wear them all day and into the night.
4. THE HOODED PEA COAT
This quilted peacoat has a pretty combination of subtly contrasting navy and forest green. The size is big and cozy but still sleek and feminine.
5. THE WOOL COATS
The wool coats with knitted sleeves in this collection are awesome - I love the shape with the big collar and belt.
6. THE BASKETBALL JACKET
I love the yellow and black "KENZO" embroidery on this clean baseball jacket.
7. THE TRANSPARENT CLUTCH BAG
This bag has so many of my favorite elements - the small clutch size, the transparent case, the marble print - and it feels both light and sturdy!
8. THE SMALL ZIPPED BOWLING BAG
This is another piece from the collection I use all the time - it's just small enough to carry everywhere and and large enough to carry everything.
9. THE CREW NECK CHECKED SWEATER
We love to go for that balance of subtle enough to wear to work but vivid enough to wear out, and this checked sweater really gets it right.
10. THE IPHONE COVER
I just got an iPhone and now I get to deck it out in marbles AND grapes?
WHAT'S IN SEASON : NOVEMBER
Along with the fall colors, my favorite part of this season is watching the big fall harvest come into full swing at the farmer's market down my street. Now that it's November, in order to get the best possible fruits and vegetables, it's best to choose those that are in season with the local harvests at their peak. To help you pick what goods to pick when you're at the market, I've written down what's in season this month:
It is definitely the best time for corn, with most northern hemisphere countries' corn hitting its peak.
One of the best things to do with the fresh corn readily available is this recipe for fresh corn soup.
My second favorite thing to look for now is apples, which also hit their juicy peak this month. It's time for apple picking and drinking apple cider!
Apple cider is best made spiced and hot, so here's my favorite recipe for mulled apple cider.
Other things in their prime include:
- Brussels Sprouts
- Sweet Potatoes