Feb 9, 2020

Oscar Sunday..The Envelope Please

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A quick sneak peak behind the Oscar Envelope…

The Envelope is large and beautifully embossed…

A few years ago, I attended a luncheon from the production company in charge of designing and providing the envelopes for the Oscars.  P.S. This was NOT the company that  caused the major envelope debacle of 2018 but  had supplied all Oscar envelopes prior. I thought  you might enjoy a little 411 on this integral part of the Oscar Ceremony. And the Winner is…..

 

The envelope is no light weight. 1/4 inch thick(think heavier then the most luxe wedding invitations) and 1/8 inch thick

 

Envelopes are kept under lock and key..literally!

Envelope Prep

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Feb 4, 2020

Tuesday’s Tip..Happiness Life Hacks

Posted By: Terri

One wonderful and oh so doable life hack to help you get happy!

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Feb 1, 2020

February…Time to Sparkle in Ravishing Red

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I woke up this morning and scrolled my news feed, and THERE IT WAS…the beautiful image of our favorite Duchess Kate Middleton attending an event in the U.K. wearing this gorgeous midi length sequin dress by Needle & Thread.

Kate had her Needle & Thread Sequined Gown altered from the original floor length to midi- length . It fits to perfection and shows off her red suede Gianvito Rossi pumps.  Sadly, the dress is already SOLD OUT..BUT  there is a shorter version available for $519.00 on the site ( click on image to be directed to item) .

Just a an extra Saturday morning bonus, I’ve gone ahead and sourced a few other options featuring some red sequin sparkle. Happy February.

Needle & Thread Aurora Sequin Gown (SOLD OUT)

Aurora Dress (Needle &Thread $519)

Maria Lucia Hohan Sequinned Dress 60% off

Lulu’s Red Sequin Dress ($58.00)

For more red sequin wonders click on this link from Shop Style where you’ll find a bevy of beauties to choose from: https://www.shopstyle.com/browse?fts=red+sequin+dress

 

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Jan 22, 2020

3 pick me Ups & a Motivational Memo…

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Were you aware that this past Monday was deemed Blue Monday?  Who knew???? I had no idea. Supposedly, the 3rd Monday of the New Year is the saddest day of the year (deemed Blue Monday) apparently due to these three factors sussed out by “the Experts”  1. the holidays are over, 2. the weather is brutal (read into that cold and dreary) 3. Anddd holiday debt is creeping in on your credit card statements.
In an effort to lighten your week and put some “Spring” into your step I have come up with three easy peasy and low cost “pick me ups” that I hope will brighten your day and beautify your surroundings.
As an extra bonus I’ve also included my mid- week moment of motivation just to top things off.
I hope you’re having a wonderful Wednesday and that you totally dodged the dreaded Blue Monday.
Happy Wednesday!

  1.  Bring that Sterling OUT of  Storage & Display away! Unpack all those stored pieces of sterling and use them in creative ways around your home.

2.Buy a Bouquet Today... Flowers are always a good idea. You can pick up a bunch of your favorite  flowers at any grocery store and display them in any room of your home. So pretty and affordable.

3. Pretty up your Pantry.  I  recently organized and updated the pantries below for clients. Containers were purchased at Bed Bath & Beyond and (wait for it … The 99 cent store). I then found fun labels at my local craft store and Whah- lah-instant and might I add well organized pretty pantry.

and a little mid week memo of motivation…

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Jan 15, 2020

Color of the Year…Classic Blue

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The reviews are in. Pantone, the color experts have deemed the color Classic Blue to be the Color of the Year. Classic Blue ….will be beautiful on you!

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Jan 3, 2020

Hello 2020..New Year’s “Intentions”

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Hello 2020.

Celebrating Christmas at my dear friend’s home-Matt Van Dyne.

Everybody ,and I do mean EVERYBODY seems to be basking in the glow of a New Year and  the start of a  whole new decade.  I don’t recall this sort of hoop-la when we transitioned from 2009-2010, but then again there’s something about  saying the year 2020 out loud and  perhaps the association to perfect vision that makes this year so much more special.

So what are your resolutions this year? Have you made any resolutions for the year ahead or are you going with  the latest mantra of setting New Year ‘s “intentions?”

Intention.  That seems to be the buzz word as of late. Most likely because year after year this whole New Year’s resolution  mantra doesn’t really seem to stick for more than a week or two. Whereas, an intention is something you can strive to change or attain in increments. Intentions give you the permission to be mindful of what you want to change but doesn’t make you feel like a failure if you slip up. Soooo let’s make nice (to ourselves) and go for an intention to make our life better.

Here are my  New Year’s intentions for 2020…

Professional

1.Grow my blog Change the format, add  sponsors, update technologies.

2.Produce  and mount the musical  I’ve written. It’s been in my SAVE folder for far to long and it’s time to take it from the page to the stage.

3. I’ve  written a book (a comedy about my divorce) and intend to pitch it as a TV show or movie). If all this craziness  during my divorce hadn’t happened to me, it would have been hilarious. (Lawyers dying, Lawyers going into labor 25 minutes before a court appearance,  etc. etc. and that’s just the tip of the iceberg with all the insanity that ensued. I thank God (everyday) for having a comedy gene ensconced in  my DNA. As they say”funny is money”-I sure hope so. My divorce cost me the price of a condo in LA and I wasn’t the one who filed for it in the first place. Hilarious!

Personal 

Meditate everyday

Have more fun in life.

Continue a healthy lifestyle and perhaps add a new recipe and workout each week to the mix.

Read a book a month

Enjoy life MORE!

I hope you can take a moment before the month gets into full swing and set some intentions for yourself. Wishing you the most wonderful year ahead.

xoxo

Terri

 

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Dec 25, 2019

Merry Christmas

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Dec 22, 2019

Holiday Quick List #11-12 -Festive Finale

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The Holiday Quick List is “wrapping up” and I do mean that literally.

We’ve made it to the Holiday Quick List Finale, and might I just say that there is nothing that pulls a party look together better than with an outdoor wrap  with a bit of glamour. Consider completing your holiday outfit with a fabulous and I do mean FABULOUS item like a festive wrap,shawl, feathered boa or faux fur jacket.

Adriennelandau.com

Sissley Designs Faux Fur Wrap $58.00 (@ Sissleydesigns.com)

Adrienne Landau.com Faux Wrap

Finally it goes without saying that this is the time of year when you can adopt the mantra in regards to jewelry that” More is MORE! Here are a few looks just to get you inspired.

 

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Dec 5, 2019

Holiday Quick List… The Tuxedo Jacket

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The Tuxedo Jacket is a closet staple. It’s oh so chic, sleek and versatile. Trust me when I say that this is one wardrobe piece that you will wear for years to come.  You can dress it up or down and it can be  paired with a multitude of items depending on the occasion and your preference.

If you have a black tie event, than by all means go GLAM and wear the jacket with a slim fitting tuxedo pant. You can also pair your tuxedo jacket with a long or short skirt,  a pair of sleek leather pants or  even your basic jeans (preferably  in black) .

Tuxedo jackets are available at every price point and can be made to look even more expensive  by having it tailored to fit. Pay special attention  before you purchase to jacket details with special consideration on the lining of the jacket. A fully lined tuxedo jacket creates a more steam lined  silhouette and  isn’t that the whole point of wearing a tuxedo jacket -to look as sleek and chic as possible!

 

Dolce &; Gabbana Tuxedo Jacket @ Italist.com $1,821.00 Sale:$1375.75

Ralph Lauren Resort 2019 $1,990.00 Available at Ralph Lauren.com

Zara Tuxedo Jacket $89.90

DKNY Satin Trim Tuxedo Jacket Net-a-porter.com $245.00

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Nov 29, 2019

Black Friday Sales & Shopping Tips

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Another Thanksgiving  is on the books and before you put your fork down after  partaking in the last bite of pumpkin pie, the department stores were open and ready to jump start  the official holiday shopping season…commonly referred to as Black Friday.  As I sit at my computer and scroll the MASSIVE list of Black Friday Sales, one can only conclude that EVERYONE is having a Black Friday Sale. To make things a  bit more manageable (translation-EASY),   I have compiled a list of my favorite fashion sites to peruse  (see below). I’ve also included  some shopping tips to help you stay focused on the task  at hand…Happy Holiday Shopping,

Holiday Shopping Tips…

No matter where you shop or what you’re looking to buy  this little checklist will help you stay on point  and get your Christmas shopping done in record time and at a savings….

  1. I KNOW you’ve heard this a 1000 times but it bears repeating to drive the point home..MAKE A LIST. Seriously make a COMPLETE list of every single person you want to purchase a gift for.
  2. Make a budget for your Christmas gift shopping.
  3. Next to each persons name that you’re buying  a gift for-list a few hobbies, gift suggestions  or interests and also list  budget range that you feel comfortable with per person.
  4. Divide list of gift items by category . You can cross off a number of like minded friends by purchasing gifts in a single  store or section.
  5. Consider going Homemade. Don’t think you have to go all “Martha Stewart” but perhaps put together a personalized Photo book via Shutterfly or Mixbook, make a beautiful basket of your best homemade baked goods or treating your friend to their favorite spa treatment  or service with a gift certificate.

I hope this quick list will aid in making this an easy and stress fee shopping season.

Ann Taylor

  • 50% off everything online and in-store with code BLACKFRIDAY 

Anthropologie

  • Extra 25% off sale items

Banana Republic

  • 50% off

Bloomingdale’s

  • Take $25 off every $150 you spend on items labeled TAKE $25 OFF 

Coach

  • 50% off select best sellers and 30% off additional styles

Kate Spade

  • 40% off your entire order

Kendra Scott

  • 25% off everything

Lastcall

  • Extra 40%-80% off everything

Loft

  • 50% off your purchase

Macy’s

  • Black Friday Preview: Over 100 specials

Neiman Marcus

  • Black Friday Preview: Designer sale up to 50% off

Nike

  • 25% off clearance items with code SEASONMVP

Nordstrom

  • Black Friday deals HERE

Saks Fifth Avenue

  • Designer sale up to 50% off
  • Store-wide up to 60% off

Sam Edelman

  • Samsgiving Event: Extra 30% off (almost) everything with code SAM2019

Sephora 

  • Up to 50% off select items every day until 12/2

Spanx

  • 20% off your order

Target

  • Pre-Black Friday Sale: Save $10 when you spend $40 on clothing, shoes, or accessories for the family, ends 11/27
  • Up to 40% off home items
  • Up to 40% off games

Tory Burch  

  • 30% off $250+ with the code ” THANKS 
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