Friday, October 18, 2019

Vincent Van Gogh painted The Mulberry Tree in October, 1889 less than a year before he died. He was at an asylum in St. Remy, recovering from his fight with Paul Gauguin and the famous ear incident. He painted everything around him; the doctors, the halls, the wheat fields and the garden. It was a beautiful autumn that year and he told his brother Theo that this painting was his favorite. Despite everything he was going through, The Mulberry Tree expresses Van Gogh’s interest in expressionism, his mastery of color theory, his understanding of the modern direction of painting and how he was attempting to go with it. In my mind, the painting goes deeper than the color of the leaves and has to do with change, grief, rebirth and mastery.

Inspired by Van Gogh’s Mulberry Tree, here are a few enticing things I thought you might enjoy…


18k Butterfly Yellow Quartz earrings by Mary Jo Matsumoto…our Magical Mind earring collection is finally available online!

If there was ever a watch meant for the autumn season, it would be the Jord wood watch. I love the Ely in cherry, with it’s simple but lovely design.

Our Thalia Shopper is still my favorite go-to Fall bag. More styles available on

Lieber Gustav 14 by Krigler was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s favorite scent and has beautiful rich and woody notes of black tea and lavender perfect for fall. I love it so much that Mr. TrustYourStyle received a bottle, but I’m tempted to steal it back for myself.

Clothes: Haider Ackermann shirt, Splendid track pants, Givenchy sandals.

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miss b September 29, 2019 at 02:06

I hope you’re feeling better now. These products sound interesting and certainly worth a try! Great review.

Pamela RG September 29, 2019 at 06:22

Welcome back. I’m closely watching the NY Fashion Week. Looking for some inspiring Street Style. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic September 29, 2019 at 07:03

Hope you’re feeling better now!!!!
I posted under your comment where to buy that skull candle…..

LPC September 30, 2019 at 06:22

Doesn’t cause any breakouts? I’m sadly prone!

La Contessa September 30, 2019 at 12:17

WE START to WRINKLE at age 20?!!
This sounds like a potion I am using which I too adore.
Off to respond to your email!!!!

June October 1, 2019 at 02:44

These seem great! HOpe you are feeling better now. I’ve been under the weather too
Keep in touch

Rowena October 1, 2019 at 11:13

You had me at youth potion :p This line sounds lovely and it’s great that they’re an ethical company too. So to hear you were under the weather. It’s been an especially harsh winter which must be even rougher on you since you’re used to Cali weather. Hope you’re all better now and let’s hope spring arrives on schedule in a few weeks. Just found and followed you on Instagram 🙂

cat eyes & skinny October 2, 2019 at 03:40

Ooh, these products look {and sound!} so lush – I’m definitely going to seek out Jojoba!

Diana Mieczan October 2, 2019 at 09:13

Oh, feel better soon, sweetie and I really need to try those products. They sound awesome! xoxo

Zara October 2, 2019 at 12:50

thanks for sharing your beauty treats tips, these products sound promising!
Amaranth oil is doing miracles to skin, too!
Loved the grandma’s happy life advices, great ones to follow at any age!
Hope you are feeling better! Take good care of you and drink hot herbal teas with honey, that’s healing! 🙂

FASHION TALES October 2, 2019 at 23:33

Great beauty products to have. I actually use a rosewater facial mist that I make and sometimes natural serums, but my favourites are jojoba oil and argan oil. Wonderful! <3 I do hope your March is starting of well. xx/Madison

Couture Carrie October 3, 2019 at 07:35

Fab review! Must try!

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic October 4, 2019 at 06:11

Hi !!!!
Hope you found that skull candle you were looking for…

Enara Girl October 4, 2019 at 06:53

I didn’t try that product but it seems very good. My skin started to wrinkle. xoxo

Diana Cloudlet October 4, 2019 at 17:45

Oh, I Like your blog and your style of writing! Also I’d like to say that you have beautiful photos! Great job! I know that it requires so much time to update blog, but keep doing it!)
I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

Catherine Robinson October 4, 2019 at 18:46

I love a face oil…always happy to find another one…this looks fabulous…the botanical scent is very tempting.
Enjoy your week and thank you for popping by, lovely to hear from you. 🙂

Ann October 5, 2019 at 02:17

Now I know how our skin ages,
and thanks for the existence of Jojoba. These products really look great. Everybody loves a great skin including me. Nice post.

Have a great weekend.

Kizzy Von Doll October 5, 2019 at 08:58

These products look super!! I hope you are feeling better, not fun being unwell!! I am much better, thank you :))) I hope you have a gorgeous week 🙂 xx

Classiq October 5, 2019 at 20:50

Thank you for your recommendations, Mary Jo. Your reviews are among the very few that I trust. I loved those 20 pieces of advice for staying young and hot, they make so much sense. I am sorry you couldn’t cover more of NYFW, I sure would of enjoyed a genuine and fresh point of view.

Denise October 5, 2019 at 22:27

Hi !-I love to splurge on expensive face products once in awhile.It’s one more way to pamper Myself….Bubble baths,lotions,creams,going out to restaurants,Merlot with Dark chocolate.kissing baby faces,reading My bible, to mention a tiny few….There are so many delights in My life.The Grandma’s story was fun to read and what was most charming was the Granddaughter honored Her so well. -thank you

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