Wednesday, October 31, 2012

love it, live it: fashion inspired scandinavian chic bedroom

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This week's Style Board was inspired by Altuzarra F/W 2012.  A textural, wintery color story with a warming zing of poppy.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

love it, live it: fashion inspired interiors, altuzarra...

...bedroom Style Board on Wednesday.

Monday, October 29, 2012

i couldn't agree more: "slovenliness is a sign of a nation in decline..."

I have a new hero, well two actually, thanks to Harper's BAZAAR, Diana Vreeland and Elizabeth Wurtzel.  Ms. Wurtzel wrote one of the most profound articles in the September 2012 issue, "LOOKING BETTER AT 45 THAN 25".  I too feel I look better at, soon to be, 45; I exercise, eat well and I am a style addict.
She shared a little tidbit about her early life growing up in a not so glam, near-bankrupt '70's New York City.  The apartment she lived in was government-subsidized, but her mom didn't let her surroundings dictate who she was; "she always wore lipstick-and mascara and high heels" to go to the coin-op laundry.  Her mother taught her "that even if all you are dealing with is a box of Tide and a bunch of junkies, without a coat of Revlon's Cherries in the Snow, a real woman does not step out the door."
Elizabeth Wurtzel, as well as myself and I'm sure many others, is "horrified by the onset of slovenliness", after all, it is "common decency to be presentable."  I have to admit while I was reading this article I was wearing a ridiculously baggy pair of Lands End sweats that I bought about 10 years ago.  Even though I was in the comfort of my own home, I suddenly felt "uncomfortable".  I immediately changed into slim fitting yoga pants!
The two statements from the article that really hit were, "the current state of slovenliness is a sign of a nation in decline and of a despairing distaff population" and "I am not a mean person, but the sloppiness angers me because it is about a wounded world."
Ms. Wurtzel goes on to point out that "not everyone is born beautiful, but absolutely everybody can become so."  I know that when I look good, or at least make an attempt, I feel fabulous.  There are times when I go for a run then pop into the store not looking so stunning, and I apologize.  But I am putting a little more effort into my public, and even private, appearance.  Today I curled my eyelashes and applied a little lip gloss before leaving the house for my run, because I too want the world to be better.
If we don't show that we are prideful and respect ourselves, how can we expect others to?
Now I don't expect head to toe Chanel to grab some groceries, but come on, pajama flannel pants?  What exactly is one trying to tell the world; I don't care about myself, nor anyone or anything else for that matter.
I want to see THIS when I go to the grocery store...

Sunday, October 28, 2012

words to live by...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

love it, live it: fashion inspired boho mod dining room

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This week's Style Board is a little dramatic; dark, glossy plum walls, a bit modern; clean lined furniture; with a smidge of bohemian with pops of color and unexpected texture.  Inspired by Anna Sui F/W 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

interiors to inspire: a cozy neutral casa

With a drastic change in temperature upon us (77° today, high of 35° on Friday, bleh) my thoughts naturally turn to interiors that are stylish , comfortable and super cozy...
so loving the long sofa and "SATC" pillow, I need one!

images via MiCasa

Monday, October 22, 2012

love it, live it: fashion inspired interiors, anna sui...

...Style Board on Wednesday.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

bella boho bling: new blingy-d- bling bling

To go with my new leopard jeans!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

love it, live it: fashion inspired boho parlour

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This week's Style Board is a fun, yet sexy, Boho Parlour inspired by Alice & Olivia F/W 2012.  A mix of vintage, floral and exotic leopard, this parlour is definitely befitting of a fashionista.
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Monday, October 15, 2012

love it, live it: fashion inspired interiors, alice & olivia...

...Style Board on Wednesday.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

dining in: cheddar broccoli soup & sundown bakery baguette

I'm hanging with Mom & Pop this week while PaPa has his chemo treatment.  He has lost about 16 lbs. since his leukemia diagnosis in August, so I come home during his chemo weeks to help out and man the kitchen trying to put some meat on his bones and a little junk in his trunk.  This week he has had lasagna, Caesar salad and tonight, a broccoli cheddar soup and yummy baguette from Sundown Bakery in Bayfield, fantastic crust with a delicious soft and airy middle.
The soup recipe is from Food Network, Almost-Famous Broccoli-Cheddar, super delicious and easy to make.  I tweaked it a bit; 4 C of broth, 1 C of half n' half, and a splash of sherry.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

love it, live it: fashion inspired mod lounge

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This week's fashion inspired interior is mod baby, mod.  Fashion forward, stylish and luxe.  Inspired by A.F. Vandevorst F/W 2012.  After a long day of fashion spying, time to relax with a warming glass of...Leopold Brothers New York Apple Whiskey!

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

stylish tops

From modest to mondo, surfaces often tell a story. Maybe one of travel, a lifetime of collectibles or simply the impulse of "this would be perfect on"...

all images above via Lonnymag
Conrad Parlour, Bella Boho Interiors it books, candles, pictures, or chotchkies; groupings created with order and structure read as cool, interesting and stylish, not crazy horder.

Monday, October 8, 2012

love it, live it: fashion inspired interiors, a.f. vandevorst...

...Style Board on Wednesday.

Friday, October 5, 2012

presto pesto

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

bella boho bling "jessie" 2, black agate, czech glass & horsehair tassel stretch bracelet

"Jessie" 2, available at BellaBohoBling on Etsy.  $5 from each piece sold from the Equine Collection goes to help care for the horses at Colorado Horse Rescue.

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