Jan 18, 2018

Shop…YOUR CLOSET

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

January. THAT time of year when you make resolutions and vow to up the ante on your life.

First on the list is usually your closet because let’s face it nothing can elevate your mood faster  than putting something on that makes you feel beautiful and confident. (At least that’s what your clothing is supposed to do). Yet, we often walk into our jammed packet closets and exclaim “I have nothing to wear! “

Now before you hit the mall looking for the next item to add to your already packed wardrobe or start shopping online at warp speed might I suggest  that you “shop your closet.” Yep, you heard me. Go into your closet and take a few of your absolute favorite pieces and pair them with items that you haven’t before. For example:

You have the perfect blazer that makes you feel fabuuulous. It’s tailored to perfection and you always wear it with the same pair of jeans,so why not try it

  • with another pair of jeans in a different color or shape,
  • or dress it up with a basic pair of black pants and a really dressy blouse.
  • mix it with a sweater instead of a tee or maybe
  • add some amazing statement jewelry

The thought of using what you already have isn’t revolutionary but we all get stuck in this mindset of wearing the same items over and over again and NOW is the perfect time to shake things up a bit and use what you already have …in a new and different way. With all these options you may find yourself walking into your closet and thinking…A closet full of clothes and I have so so much to wear.” Revolutionary.

Here are a few examples that I hope will get you running into your closet and doing a little remix of your own.

*Original mages source(s) linked -click on picture.  

Take your basic black and make it NOT so basic

Add a sparkle top with jeans and your wool jacket. *(usually reserved for evening.. wear for daytime)

 

Add a dressy blouse instead of your everyday tshirt

 

Mix textures in a monochromatic hue

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Jan 15, 2018

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

It is my deepest hope that your day is filled with a love for what you do. if you don’t, I pray you have the courage and drive to make a change.

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Jan 11, 2018

Jump for Joy

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

May today bring you something that makes you JUMP FOR JOY!

Image Courtesy of Eternal Venus

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Jan 11, 2018

Throwback Thursday

Posted By: Terri
Category: Beauty

Who doesn’t love Audrey Hepburn? I mean reallly -she was the epitome of class and style. Here’s to embracing your own effortless style this year.

Image Courtesy of Pasteinplace Instagram

*Original Source: Unpublished photos of Audrey Hepburn

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Jan 8, 2018

A beautiful Black Out

Posted By: Terri
Category: Red Carpet Fashion

Oprah in Versace -She “OWNED” the Night! Image of Oprah and Stedman via Oprah’s Instagram

When you hear the word blackout, the last thing you associate that term with is fashion or style. But last night’s Golden Globe’s Red Carpet was deemed a Blackout in honor of  the “Times Up” movement organized to support  those who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace. The Red Carpet blackout found all attendees wearing black and only black to show their support of this worthy cause and to bring attention to a plight that has not only plagued Hollywood for decades but all work environments affecting not only women but men alike.

Dakota Johnson in Gucci
Courtesy of Elle.com

Kerry Washington in Prabal Gurung
*The shoes are amazzzing.

One would think that a sea of black fashion would be boring,perhaps even depressing BUT it was the exact opposite. This year’s Golden Globes Red Carpet,was filled with a bevy of beautiful black attire ranging from gowns-long and short, rhinestone beaded,lace,sheers,satin’s, and gorgeous velvet’s.  The wide assortment of gowns were not only stunning but tres’ chic.

Here are a few of my absolute favorites of the evening.

Catherine Zeta Jones in Zuhair Murad

Diane Kruger in Prada

Penelope Cruz in Ralph and Russo

Viola Davis in Brandon Maxwell
Beautiful Black Velvet

Jessica Biel in Dior

  • Images Courtesy of The Zoe Report
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Jan 8, 2018

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

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Jan 5, 2018

I’m a Coat-a-holic

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

The majority of my early years (Age 0-30) were spent in cold climates. I remember bracing the weather in Madison, Wisconsin, as I walked to my final exams in collage with temperatures    reporting in at 40 degrees BELOW zero with the windchill. Sooo, I understand COLD weather and have the frostbitten hands to prove it-quite frankly I don’t think they’ve ever recovered. During my formative freezing years I embraced the notion that even though the temps were dipping, my fashion savvy needn’t. Call me crazy, but I didn’t want to be so bundled up that I looked like a walking snowman or woman for that matter. I still wanted to be stylish in the snow. Enter… layers and my love for a really great and stylish winter coat.

I LOVE coats. A great wool or cashmere coat is key for staying warm and even though I now reside in LA where temts rarely dip under 30,I still have a closet full of coats in my closet and am always on the lookout for more. I’ve come to realize as I search winter coat sales that  I AM A COAT-A-HOLIC and can’t be cured-nor would I even want to be! If you like I LOVE a great coat then join the club and peruse the many FABU sales going on right now.

Here are a few silhouettes that look good on everyone, and are available at all price points in stores and on the web.

Keep it Classic: Image courtesy of Burberry

Wrap it UP1
Image courtesy of Brooklyn Blonde Blogspot

Over sized BUT Stylish

Go for Color!

Faux Fur and Pattern Play Image source unknown

For more Coat Inspiration visit my Coat-A Holic Pinterest Page Click on image to go directly to my Pinterest board.

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Jan 5, 2018

Friday Motivation & A New Year’s Message-READ ON!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

As the New Year, begins many of us feel the need to make resolutions. We resolve to be better, do better, correct our  habits, flaws or imperfections or what we believe are our shortcomings. BUT, what if just for today you resolve to accept yourself exactly as you are and focus on all that is truly good about you. All you need do is silence your mind, (you know that rambling chatter going on inside your head that is less than complimentary and tell it to take a BREAK). Look in the mirror and see if there is kindness on your face, a complimnt to someone on your lips or a positive energy in your spirit. Let’s start with that and see how the day and maybe even year can progress. Just know that I’m with you 100% and you are FABUUUULOUS!

Image Courtesy of Luxe Art Prints (Etsy) Click on image to go directly to Etsy shop

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Jan 2, 2018

Tuesday’s Tip…Drink Up!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

After all the holiday partying (and drinks that ensued) it’s time to get back to business, and by business-I mean a more healthy lifestyle. One of the easiest ways to increase your overall health is by drinking more water. I know you’ve heard this before (probably about a million times) but it goes without saying that by simply drinking  more water it realllly does have a positive outcome on your over health not to mention your skin looks better and aids in your  digestion. As an added bonus I’ve enclosed a little chart that I came across on Pinterest, that defines the health benefits of drinking water with certain times of the day. Here’s to a happy healthy New Year and a gentle reminder to Drink Up!

 

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Jan 1, 2018

New Year’s Wish(es)….

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Photography by Amina Touray

Day one of 365.

Make this  THE YEAR that you walk into the life that you desire.

May you have the strength to leave behind all that has not served you.

Forgive… yourself and the words  and actions of others that hurt you in the past.

Learn the lessons you are here to learn and embrace that everything is here to get us to be a more complete and better version of ourselves.

Be kind. Be gentle.Be happy and strive each day to BE the best version of you.

Xoxo

Terri

Image courtesy of Amina Touray Photography

 

 

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