Nov 18, 2021

3 Quick Tips for setting the Perfect Thanksgiving Table

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Thanksgiving Day is exactly one week away and I am here to say…it is none to soon to set your Thanksgiving table. I have a few tried and true tips to help you set a table that is pretty and picture perfect with very little effort.

#1. The Centerpiece 

  1. FLOWERS are always the perfect centerpiece! Purchase a day or two early and they will be in full bloom by Thanksgiving.
  2. Pumpkins are marked down everywhere and you can also perch pumpkins anywhere and everywhere on your table or around your serving area.
  3. Candles and more candles area great addition to any table, not to mention they add a beautiful glow.
  4. Autumnal Leaves and branches. If your out of time or on a tight budget your centerpiece is right outside your front door. Gather leaves and branches and use as your holiday decor (Tip: You may want to wipe leaves with a wet paper towel and let air dry before placing on your table).

 

#2. Napkins/ Placemats /Table coverings

Napkins and placemats are always a wonderful addition to your table. If you lack a large enough table covering, use a bed sheet as a table cloth and no one will be the wiser.(One year I used a leopard print Ralph Lauren Bed sheet as my tablecloth and many of my guests commented on how fabulous the table looked. Little did they know that THE FABULOUS TABLECLOTH was a bedsheet.   After dinner, simply spot treat for any spills and put in the washer.

Side Note: It’s the time to use the good china-you know the plates we always keep in storage, and don’t be afraid to mix and match your plate patterns.

#2 Personalize your place settings 

  1. It’s easy and affordable to personalize your place settings with the help of your printer  or simply hand writing each persons name.

 

Also consider using ribbon to make a simple place setting look special.

 

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Nov 9, 2021

Gifts for the Whimsical & Wonderful

Posted By: Terri
Category: Designer Spotlight

Tuesday’s blog post is usually reserved for a feature that I call Tuesday’s Tip. As I do like to adhere to some sort of “stylish suggestion” on  Tuesday’s, I thought you would enjoy one wonderful and whimsical website filled with the most beautiful gift ideas for  your style obsessed friends.

May I introduce to you Megan Hess. I have been a fan of Megan Hess for more years than I can even count. My home is filled with oodles of her items  and I cherish ever single one of them because they are so beautifully made, super stylish and give me a daily dose of glam.

The Dress by Megan Hess sits on my coffee table. I have Paris/Dior/Chanel and many other books displayed throughout the house. Can we say obsessed…..YES!

Megan Hess is one of the most sought after fashion illustrators in the biz and one look at her site, and you’ll know why. Her client list includes Dior, Vanity Fair, Givenchy, Tiffany & Co., Wedgwood, Chopard, Vogue, Louis Vuitton, Montblanc, Harpers Bazaar, Fendi, Prada and Cartier.  She possess an extraordinary talent for offering the most gorgeous images in fashion and I think that you will find her site  to be a destination of  inspiration, and the perfect place to find gifts that are extra special  for the upcoming holiday season. Enjoy!!!!

Click image to go to Megan Hess Homewares

Couture Inspired Coffee Cups $48.00

Captivating Cushions (Megan offers the most magnificent selection of beautiful pillows)

The perfect candle!

Haute Handbags & Accessories

A bevy of Beautifully illustrated books !

Hardcover Notebooks

All images courtesy of Megan Hess.com and Megan Hess Facebook Page 

                                                        https://www.facebook.com/meganhessofficial

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Nov 8, 2021

Monday Musings

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Happy Monday. Well, well, well …Here we are starting another week and faster than you can blink we will be sitting down for Thanksgiving Dinner.  Blink again and it will be Christmas.

The holidays are always a busy time but this year it appears that holiday decorating and celebrating are commencing a bit earlier than usual. Have you noticed how many Black Friday Sales are already in full sale mode!

Not one to lag behind, I wanted to give you a little dose of “Glam Inspo” from none other than the lovely people at Vogue.  The December issue is celebrating the return of Sex and the City and has the most beautiful photo spread of Sarah Jessica Parker gracing the cover and a gorgeous photo spread inside.

*Click on any one of the images below and you’ll be directed to the full article online. 

Enjoy!

 

 

All images courtesy of Vogue.com 

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Nov 1, 2021

Game ON! The Holidays are Upon Us!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Well Hello November!

Now that Halloween is behind us, I am here to say that :The holidays are officially ON! Truth be told, the holidays started wayyyy before now (I spotted  Xmas trees SET UP in stores as early as September)  but thought best to wait untill after Halloween to start the Holiday hooplah!

Before I delve into a post on Holiday Decor, I do want to share a major “quick tip” as the holidays move ahead:  I highly recommend  for everyone of you my lovely readers to: Plan ahead. Purchase presents, baking supplies and anything you may need for the upcoming holidays in advance. Case in point: Last week I needed a can of pumpkin puree and it took me 4 days to finally find some pumpkin perched on store shelves. We all have the 411 on shipments being delayed everywhere as of late, so just a gentle reminder- that if ever that was a time to buy something/anything in advance and not wait till the last minute…this is it!

Today, I’m featuring some beautiful pictures from The Pottery Barn Christmas look book, which I received months ago. The images are so beauuutiful and I hope it will get you inspired for the season ahead. Enjoy!

All images courtesy of Pottery Barn.

https://www.potterybarn.com/pages/lookbook/holiday-2021/?cm_type=gnav

 

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Nov 1, 2021

Monday Mantra

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

I hope you feel FABULOUS today and everyday!

Pass it on!

Happy Monday and to the most wonderful week ahead.

Hello November. xoxo

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Oct 29, 2021

Halloween is Baaaaack!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor Uncategorized

I hope you had a great week and are looking forward to a spooktacular Halloween.

After a year of waiting for this holiday to happen (as last year it was pretty much CANCELLED) people seem to be over the Moon and ready to celebrate! I couldn’t help but notice many of my neighbors going all out to get  everyone in the Halloween spirit.

Below is just a small sample of what I see on my evening walks. I am so lucky to live near some pretty amazing and creative neighbors.

Happy Halloween!

 

 

Halloween in LA

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Oct 24, 2021

Monochromatic Monday “Let’s review”

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

Today I want to share one of my absolute favorite styling secrets to looking taller, slimmer and chic. It’s called monochromatic dressing.  I’ve  know… I’ve blogged about this on more than one occasion (because truth be told,  it’s one of my favorite ways to dress). In addition, full disclosure I have been known to style my clients  in shades of the same hue to help them look and feel fabulous!

If per chance you think this look could hedge on borrrring or perhaps consider that you have to make every item matchy-matchy-(translation-that they have to be the exact same shade for the monochromatic look to work) that would be incorrect. Monochromatic dressing is  anything but boring and you can mix textures within the same color to have a look that appears chic, expensive and well thought out.

If you need a little inspiration to get you moving in a monochromatic mood here you go:

Mixing Textures 

 

Casual Chic in Shades of Grey (Courtesy of Giorgio Armani)

 

If you need just a smidge more clarification that monochromatic dressing is a style staple ..celebrity stylists dress their clients monochromatically so often it’s hard to keep count…

Cate Blanchett

Megan Markle

Bebe Rexa

Blake Lively in Michael Kors

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Oct 24, 2021

Monday Moment of Reflection

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

A simple and sweet reminder to start your week.

Keep Going…

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Oct 21, 2021

Happy in Houndstooth

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion

Autumnal colors abound in a bevy of beautiful

Houndstooth jackets for  Fall 2021. 

As I stroll  through local shops and scroll the internet, I can’t help but notice a bevy of beautiful options available in blazers and coats  in this pretty plaid variation known as houndstooth.  Word on the “style street” is “People are longing to dress up again.” YAY! After staying sequestered during the Pandemic for so long people are READY to leave their loungewear behind and find something fabulous to wear. Thank Goodness! In my humble opinion, nothing pulls an outfit together better than the perfect blazer or coat.  I hope you will  enjoy the houndstooth styles I’ve featured on today’s post. All  are  available for purchase (click directly on image) and I for one  couldn’t be happier to find houndstooth is available in a wide range of price points from high to low…here we go!.

Full Disclosure:  I am OBSESSED  with the Veronica Beard Houndstooth Jacket feature right below.  I am in love with the mix of patterns and colors in addition to it’s  styling options that go from dressy to casual.

Veronica Beard Fausitne Double Breasted Dickey Blazer @ Intermix.com $650.00

Styling options are endless with this beautiful blazer. Cinch it in and pair it with a  skirt that flows or wear with denim jeans or even a jumpsuit. You can’t go wrong! Lovvving!

 

 

L’Agence Chamberlain Houndstooth Blazer Intermix $695.00

This Jacket by L’ Agence, is tailored to perfection and fits like a dream. A classic style that you will have in your closet FOREVER!

Pinko Houndstooth Blazer $525.00

Classic Houndstooth Blazer @ Talbots.com $189.00 Sale $149.99

A fabulous find at Talbots anddd it’s on SALE. (Our favorite four letter word)

Zara Straight Cut Double Breasted Blazer Zara.com $119.00

Zara,Zara, Zara…I visited the Zara located in The Grove here in LA and I must say I was AMAZED at the selection, quality and price points of their Fall Collection. The jacket above is only $119.00 (I know I had to look twice to make sure my eyes weren’t missing another zero at the end.  It comes fully lined and has pants to match. Pretty spectacular and chic at a very affordable price point.

Chic Wish Houndstooth Double Breasted Coat $109.90 Sale price $59.90

Chic Wish Full Length View

I am starting to think that the wish in Chicwish has something to do with a fashion fairy godmother that wants you to look stylish but stay on a budget. This coat is fully lined and full of fashion! Another fabu find at $59.90.

*Click on image to go directly to item on site.  

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Oct 11, 2021

Monday Moment of Motivation

Posted By: Terri
Category: Monday Mantra

Have Courage…

 

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