Who else loves a warm bath or a spot in front of the fire during the Winter months as much as I do? We have lives though and the reality is we have to go and be one with the world at least 50% of the time. In my estimation, the closest thing to the aforementioned is a perfect, comfy and cozy sweater.
Snow is beautiful but it makes “being fashionable” a bit of a challenge. Fear not and simply practice the Art of Layering.
Here is how Luella does it ~
- wear a camisole/tank underneath
- add a waistbelt, sash or ribbon belt if possible
- fold and carry if too bulky to go underneath an overcoat
- roll or push up the sleeves
- NEVER fully button it up
- add jewelry to enhance
- finish your Winter look with a scarf
“Snow can wait
I forgot my mittens
Wipe my nose
Get my new boots on
I get a little warm in my heart
When I think of winter”
- Tori Amos WINTER
Luella says…Wrap up for the Winter.
What do you love to do in the Winter?
“They are amazing, but can you walk in them?”
Fashion + Function = Flats. It really is that simple. I am happy to report a lot of the major designers went with flats on the runway for Spring 2011. The two worlds of chic and comfortability are finally getting closer. (yay!!!)
As with everything; if you do it right, it doesn’t matter anyway. I won’t quote Christina Aguilera here, but I am going to tweak her message a bit. Ladies, you are beautiful no matter what size heel you wear. Change it up a bit. Give your aching feet a rest. Throw in a day or two of wearing the perfect pair of flats and if you get a fashion conscience, tell yourself you’re channelling Audrey Hepburn.
Luella says… Put your Feet on the Ground
As much as I love fashion, I love home decor. I am fascinated by how much it can change and/or create a space. For the last 7 years, I have collected various antiques and vintage items and have refinished, re-painted, appliqued, sculpted and DIY-ed them to fit into my aesthetic of beach shabby. I am planning on detailing some of my “finds” in upcoming posts so stay tuned for that.
Now to the rest of the story. Our friends from Encinitas are renovating their beautiful home. They have been searching for the perfect chandelier for their master bathroom to no avail. (Can we say luxe? Love it!) She loved my idea of INSPIRE TO FIND and to my absolute delight has commissioned me to seek out some possibilities for her.
Chandeliers are the perfect accent to any room. They are decadent and purposeful, the perfect combination. Below are some of my favorites. Click on the photo to view more details. I also took the liberty of adding in some inspiration photos of rooms designed in various tastes. Let me know which one is your favorite!
Let there be light.
Old World Glamour.
Neiman Marcus Venetian
Erich Grinder Mansion
- Brocade Home
Anthropologie High Minded
Beauty at the Beach.
Jayson Home and Garden Madame Noire
Design Within Reach Murano
Neiman Marcus Harlow
Jayson Home and Garden Eliza
Great Chandelier Jet Black
Ethan Allen Michaela Twelve
Vintage in Virginia.
A Room in the Manor.
Neiman Marcus Durango
Jayson Home and Garden Jenny
Atelier Abigail Athern Neo Baroque
Atelier Abigail Athern Mud
Country Cottage Chic.
Unica Home Venini
Erickson Beamon Glam Rock