Mar 31, 2020

Tuesday’s Moment of Happy

Posted By: Terri
Category: Humor

Just in case you needed a little lift today…

I posted this a few months ago but thought it might bear repeating. I hope it gives you a moment of happy in these troubling times.

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Mar 30, 2020

Monday Motivation

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Good Morning!  I hope and pray that you’re staying  safe & healthy and finding things to do that bring you joy as this self quarantine continues on until ….whenever. As we continue to be secluded and everything seems to be out of our control,I happen to stumble  upon a lovely list of items to aid us in navigating items in our lives that we can control. Please take good care of yourselves during these trying times Sending you well wishes for a wonderful week ahead. xoT


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Mar 27, 2020

Friday Flowers

Posted By: Terri

It’s been a longggg week and I hope and pray that you are staying safe, sane and healthy. In the spirit of  Spring I thought you might enjoy a bevy of beautiful gowns with floral inspiration.

Dior

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Mar 26, 2020

Throwback Thursday…Glove Style

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Christian Dior Ad 1957

 

It’s time to…. Go Back to Gloves!  Gloves  are one of the best ways NOT  to spread germs. (and let’s just be frank -that fun fact is a MAJOR priority right now.

I often wonder…Why did we ever stop wearing these stylish hand covers in the first place?

Gloves protect one  from spreading germs  not to mention that they’re uber stylish and absolutely compliment a look. It’s the perfect accessory because it fashionable and functional!

For your enjoyment and inspiration I’ve offered a bit of a throwback to gloves today in addition to providing you with some updated selections for the season.

Have a glove-ly day. Stay safe and be well. xoxoT

 

Image source Unknown Circa 1950

Circa 1951 Christian Dior Ad

Gracie Lace Gloves Etsy Shop Pippa & Pearl $18.23

Sienna-C’est Jeanne Gloves *Click on image to go directly to shopping info

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Mar 25, 2020

Reformation Rave(s) aka Bestsellers

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

I’ve been a  BIG fan of  the Reformation.com brand for quite sometime now. If you’re not familiar with this label let me give you a quick 411.

1. All items on the site are Stylish with a Capital S.

2. Reformation prides itself in being a Sustainable brand. Translation – Almost all items are made from natural  or recycled fibers=better for the environment)

3. Items are offered at very affordable price points. Yay!

4. Designs are simple  and feminine silhouettes= beautiful for all ages to wear.

*Below are a few of their Bestsellers!

Click on direct link to the site and peruse at your leisure and pleasure.                                      https://www.thereformation.com/

All Images Courtesy of Reformation.com

Jaden Dress $278.00

Nikita Dress $248.00

Sigmund Dress $248.00 *New colors and prints available for Spring

 

Rou Midi Fit & Flare Dress $98.00 in Black

Crimini Slipdress $128.00

Gavin Dress $218.00

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Mar 25, 2020

Brace(let)… Yourself for some Sparkle!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

In case your craving a bit of sparkle today- I thought I’d share a bevy of beautiful and might I add blinged out bracelets courtesy of Chanel 2020. Enjoy!

All images Courtesy of Vogue.com

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Mar 24, 2020

Tuesday’s Tidbits

Posted By: Terri

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday’s Breath of Fresh Air!

Chanel Spring 2020 Collection

 

In the spirit of sending you a dose of “Pretty”to perk up your day – I have put together a few tidbits for Tuesday .

Here’s looking forward to happier, & healthier  days ahead.

Stay safe and be kind to yourself and others.  xoxoT

 

Spring Suiting

Spring Seating

Photo Credit Steve Meisel:               “We will dance again SOMEDAY….

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Mar 19, 2020

Fashionable Flowers to Celebrate the First Day of Spring!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Health & Wellness

Dior Show 2012

Raf Simons first collection for Dior Fall Winter *Garden Couture.

 

 

How are we all doing today? Are you sticking to a routine? Getting some fresh air? Finding things to do that bring a bit of joy to your life? I hope so.

I’m well aware that this  whole business of self quarantine, social distancing and 24/7  news reporting on the corona virus is NOT helping anyone lift their spirits.In fact, I find that ALL of the above – do the exact opposite. After listening to  the endless reporting on all news  sources concerning the Corona Virus,  I have decided to take a complete day away from any sort of news. Period..

That being said,I would like to  wish you a Happy FIRST DAY OF SPRING!

What better way to start the day than with some pretty petals styled so fashionably.

From me to you… I hope  and pray that you are having a beauuutiful day and take a moment to smell the roses( or petals of any sort-tulips, orchids, daffodils-I think you get the picture-breath in some beauty) … I encourage to get out of the house(if only for a moment)  and have a change of scenery to breath in some pretty greenery. …

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Mar 18, 2020

Mid Week Motivation-10 tips to a Happier Day ahead!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

I’m bacccck. After a week of travel and tending to a situation that needed my complete attention in Chicago, I am back and ready to post some uplifting and inspiring posts  with the intention of brightening your day and helping you get through this whole corona virus debacle.

Upon my return I couldn’t help but notice that LA -a city known for being very laid back was in complete stress mode. I cannot blame people in this seemingly state of hysteria, these are troubling and uncertain times. People are afraid, out of sorts and some are out of control which is evident in the stockpiling   aka hoarding of basic necessities. Yesterday morning , I ventured out in the early AM to obtain some much needed food items, and couldn’t help but  notice the man in front of me with a cart filled with 20- 10 gallon containers of milk and 12 boxes of eggs. Did he know the items had an expiration date?

After listening to the news more than I would like to admit yesterday, I decided to go cold turkey today.  Corona virus 24/7  had stressed me out  and it was only day 1 of my self quarantine.

Bearing in mind that all of our routines have taken a major “U- turn to no where”  and everything in our daily life is being shut down indefinitely, I  have compiled a list of items to embrace and hopefully consider to include in your daily routine to keep things  on a more positive note.

I hope this helps lift your spirits.

Stay strong-we’ll get through this together and hopefully be better than ever -when all is said and done.

  1. Embrace your Home gym:   Yes, you have a home gym even if you don’t have one iota of workout equipment. You can  go old- school and do sit ups, push ups, leg lifts, etc…in addition to partaking in the hundreds of workout videos on You tube ,Pinterest and Instagram.  Dedicate and adhere to at least 30 minutes of  working out each day .
  2. Take a walk OUTSIDE ….There is nothing like some fresh air to make you feel less quarantined.
  3.  Make a point to nix the PJ’s and GET DRESSED  in something that is not lounge ware.

  1. Make a vision board or a vision notebook to inspire you to set a goal during this down time.
  2. If you smell good you feel good! It’s a proven fact that a fragrant smell can lift your mood. Add fragrance to your day- light a fragrant candle, wear some perfume, bake something that smells yummy  and fills your home with a wonderful scent.
  3. Eat healthy. Seriously-you can do this! The right food will not only nourish your body but you’ll feel better too.
  4. Catch Up on your beauty sleep– Go to bed a half hour earlier .
  5. Turn off the TV and read a book OR  if you’ve been longing to write a book there’s no better time to commit to the task at hand. One great website to keep you accountable and motivated is the website 750words.com.
  6. Beauty  DIY- As we must embrace and adhere to “social distancing” we will be unable to partake in any and all beauty services done by another person…SOOOO  it’s time to go and do for you. Beauty DIY’s can include anything and everything to make you feel and look better-Mani pedi’s , in home facials, bubble baths, dry brushing..etc. Partake in a new or regular beauty routine and see if you can perfect your own beauty routine at home.
  7. Beautiful Bouquet:-When in doubt buy yourself  a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers. I LOVE fresh flowers and they are so affordable and add a pop of color not to mention a beautiful scent to your space.
  8. Meditate: Light a candle, put on some soothing music and turn off your brain for a moment or 10 (minutes that is). Mediation is known to decrease blood pressure and reduce your stress level. Ommmmm.
  9. Stay in Touch-Reach out to family and friends via a phone call-you remember those wayyyy back when-before texting  This is important-“reach out and touch someone”- was an old slogan for a phone company many years ago and since we’re not actually supposed to touch anyone an actual phone call may be the next best thing.
  10. Partake in a hobby you love or once loved. Get your creative skills back on track and do something that inspires you. There are so many things you can do within the confines of your home, sewing, sing, dance, bake, craft, knit,draw, paint..the list is endless.

xoxo Terri

 

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Mar 9, 2020

Going Glove-ly…..

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Marsala Women’s Glove @ Gloves 1861 on Etsy

The Coronavirus, has  made living life a bit Topsy- turvy . (Topsy-turvy meaning- utter confusion & disorder). People are staying in-(I think the news calls it self quarantine), they’re also stockpiling  food and household supplies and  many have retreated from any social engagement whatsoever.

I personally don’t know what to think of it all except  that we  must be more mindful in how we are living our lives.  Don’t touch your face, eat healthy, exercise and  most of all-WIPE DOWN AND DISINFECT EVERYTHING would be the short list of things to embrace immediately!

Tomorrow I must travel via airplane and I’m prepared with enough disinfectant wipes to clean my entire house. That being said, I  am adding a stylish addition to my arsenal of germ fighting -I’m going glove-ly.  Not surgical gloves BUT stylish animal print velvet gloves. Yep-I’m wearing them 24/7 and will only take them off if I am washing my hands.

I have always been a fan of the glove and looking on the bright side -there’s no better time to get gloves back into  your style rotation.(I have often wondered why gloves ever went out of style in the first place)? Gloves  keep your hands germ free  and they’re also a perfect sunscreen not to mention a stylish addition to any outfit.

I hope that today and everyday you enjoy nothing less than perfect health. If you need to amp up your routine when it comes to warding off the flu or circulating virus..consider going Glove-ly!Be well . xoT

Mark & Graham Gloves Orig: $(120.00 ) SALE ($59.99-$89.99)

Loveglovesdesign@Etsy.com

 

Dior

Image Courtesy of Sierra Chantal Blogspot

 

 

Merino Wool Gloves by Cornellia James

 

 

 

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