“A lovingly crafted collection with soulful references to dustbowl workwear, outgrown children’s silhouettes, and the haunting femininity of a bygone past…”
I’ve often fantasized about living a simple life: waking up with sunshine pouring through my bedroom window, leaving the screen door open while tending a meager garden, picking wildflowers from a field to set on the table at dinner. All of that comes with a beautiful old farmhouse I’d be restoring, and some way to live without a conventional nine to five job of course! When I stumbled upon Lily Ashwell’s collection through her mother’s interiors site, I couldn’t help but feel I found the best-kept secret in fashion.
With Midwest sensibility and effortless styling, I can see all of these clothes in my antique dresser, with a tiny bag of lavender to keep them smelling wonderful. From the Mary dress which could easily double as nightie to the Eve (farmer’s market ready), I don’t see how anyone could tire of these tiny florals and breathable fabrics. They harken back to an era that emphasized quality over quantity, and fulfill my love of all things vintage, while being sized appropriately for today. And they are crafted in the USA! A lot of my favorites are only viewable through the Spring catalog, but the holiday collection is available for purchase. Which piece is your favorite?
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