Lavender Love

I love lavender! Favorite color alert.  My daughter always asks me why I love it.  Great question, and for sure, a hard one to answer.  

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Lavender has always just felt right.  I love the scent of lilacs in spring.  I love wide open fields in the south of France.  And possibly the strangest and most magical reason of all is genetics.  

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My great grand-mother was a poet in Nebraska and also played the organ.  She ordered a custom Baldwin organ in lavender when she was alive, well before my time.  My own grandmother reports that she was absolutely in love with the color lavender.  Although I never met my great-grandmother, I remember feeling intensely to connected to her when my grandmother told me we had this strong affinity for the same favorite color.

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We had her organ in my mother's sewing room for years and years when I was growing up and I was completely enchanted by it. But, as our family grew, we needed more space, and eventually, we sold it.  Someone else owns it now; hopefully someone with a kindred lavender-spirited soul.

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Despite the love, lavender isn't a color I wear very often as an adult.  Perhaps this is because I had purple clothes overdose as a kid.  Everyone knew I loved it, and when you're little, mostly other people pick out your clothes, so you can imagine how that story played out.

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When I do wear lavender now, I feel like all is right in the universe, which is certainly a feeling I can sink into and embrace.


J.Crew jeans (similar) // Bloomingdales top (old) // J.Crew hat // Manolo Blahnik shoes (updated version) // Vivienne Westwood bag (old) // Oliver Peoples sunglasses  // Nordstrom Rack coat (sold out)