A Love Letter to Heidi Merrick

Dear Heidi Merrick,

I don't know whether to bless you or curse you for your impeccable eye. You see, the boy and I are set to move into a new place next month, and all along I've been very good about saving money for furniture by not shopping for clothes. Then you come to Vancouver and act like your charming self.

What's more, you co-host a media preview party with Oliver and Lilly's where your colourful and equally charming spring/summer 2012 collection is on display. Silk shirt dresses, blouses, full skirts, and colour-blocked tunics in the brightest, most cheerful shades imaginable, adorned with black trim and maybe an exposed zipper. On trend and wearable, your collection is right in line with my slightly preppy, slightly classic aesthetic and my recent penchant for donning saturated hues. Talk about temptation!

I managed to walk away without buying anything the night of the party. But I might return to Oliver and Lilly's to check out the pink, cream, and orange Neapolitan tunic. Or the patterned pillows and chairs that are part of your new home decor collection. The latter, at least, I might be able to justify.




  1. those colour block sweaters = love

    1. So pretty, isn't it? It's actually a silk tunic--perfect for summer.

  2. Eeeps! I too walked away without purchasing anythign that night...btu I doubt I'll stay like that for very long. Her collection was beautiful - I want everything!

  3. Ah I love this post, such a fun idea to write it as a "love letter"! The collection is truly amazing, I'd wear any of those outfits (especially those dresses). Gorgeous!

    xo Leonie

    Tailored To Fit

  4. Hahaha! So funny, Lisa! And I totally feel you. I have so many pics of the Heidi Merrick line in my inspiration folders, but the prices are a bit steep for me at the moment too!

  5. Oh no! It looks like someone will be spending some moola on fabulous clothes and home decor! Your post was hilarious, sometimes it's okay to buy that one item! See it, want it, rock it!


  6. Yeah, Heidi Merrick rocks.


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