I hope this week’s Cup of Fashion finds you all safe and doing well after Hurricane Irene. Time to look ahead at a great week to come, with sunshine and support for those neighbors who may need our help. For many of us, the kids return to school and the feeling of a starting fresh, fills us all. I don’t think we ever quite lose that feeling that we had as children heading back to school in the Fall, it is a magical time of year. You may be wondering what these fall fashion tips have to do with home decor, well, the two topics are interrelated on so many levels. To start, when our homes are clean, organized and look presentable, we feel happier, our mood is improved and we feel in control! The same emotions are felt when our wardrobes are organized, updated and we have a style for the season that flatters us and makes us feel confident. All is good in our world if the two are connected and in sync.
I have had the distinct pleasure of meeting and knowing an INCREDIBLE woman, whose gift in decorating and pulling looks together for your home is special. She creates stories with home decor pieces that reflect the feeling in your home and your family. The positive energy that is created with her touch, makes you smile and instantly feel good. Her name is Laura Smigel, Owner of The Bleu Willow. You can hire Laura to come into your home for a few fall fashion updates like decorating your mantle, tabletop, entryway etc, to give your home a fall look that feels and looks great. It is what I call, an affordable luxury.
Laura and I have a few tips for you to infuse some fall fashion updates into your home and your closet.
1) INFUSE THE OLD WITH THE NEW.
Find new items or colors that complement your home and your closet. By adding a few signature things that YOU LOVE , you will be able to re-invent a look for your room or several looks for your wardrobe. Mix n Match instead of overspending. Shopping for vintage pieces will add personality and uniqueness to your home and wardrobe. Infuse the unexpected into both areas of you life.
2) KEEP IT SIMPLE.
Love this one. Find looks that you like in magazines and duplicate them. If you find a look you love, use it as a roadmap to create the same look for you. Be sure that when admiring movie star fashions that you focus on a person of similar age and body type. Look at home decor magazine and pictures that speak to you and would fit into your home.
3) LOVE IT OR LOSE IT.
Stop wasting time and money. Only purchase pieces you LOVE. If you pause before you purchase, and ask yourself: DO I LOVE IT? WHERE WILL I PUT IT? HOW WILL I WEAR IT? If the answers are perfectly clear, than move forward. ( I may actually save you some money with this one, I HOPE I DO.)
4) REFER TO YOUR RESOURCES. It does take a village and with today’s social tools and access, we can reach experts in all areas. Email us and we can help you with our affordable services to get the looks you LOVE!
Here are a few recent photo’s of clients I took shopping and we found some great vintage finds to add into their wardrobe, cost under $20.00! STOP IT. Fashion is FUN AND EXCITING!
Take a Look at some of Laura’s treasures – make sure to call if you are interested in any items you see.Find her on Facebook or on http://www.thebleuwillow.com, or 860.264.1556
Yours in Style,