|Deborah Mitford, Duchess of Devonshire|
|In her British tweeds.|
...beautiful and always comfortable... my idea of what clothes ought to be."
-The Duchess of Devonshire in her book All In One Basket
For my everyday clothes I want things that are sturdy yet comfortable above all, and I find that these items are typically from Brora for winter, Eileen Fisher for spring and fall, and a combination of those two with some older J.Crew pieces added in for summer.
For my dressing-up clothes, well, I can't afford to buy them in Paris though I do own two Chanel jackets so I can attest to beautiful Parisian construction. Everything else in my dress-up category is from J.Crew or Brora or Kate Spade, and I am working on making some of these items sturdier with new linings and reinforced seams!
Have you read any of the Duchess' books? What do you think of her views on shopping?