Signature Style: Velvet Vibe

Signature Style: Velvet Vibe

It seems that velvet is having a major moment right now. I'm spotting velvet in fashion, footwear and plush decor pieces and the velvet vibe feels more fresh and modern, interpreted differently than in the 90's. I've been a fan for many years. It's comfortable and luxurious to wear if done right. I'll never forget my emerald-green off the shoulder cocktail dress from the 90's. I'm hoping to add a pair of velvet booties to my collection this year. How do you feel about velvet?

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Color Story: Yellow Crush

Color Story: Yellow Crush

Perhaps it's the settling in after a dreamy tropical vacation getaway, the pins and needles concern for our friends in the path of the hurricanes or the review of 9/11 on Monday, but I feel the need for a bit of cheer today. A shot of sunny yellow is just what the mood doctor ordered from my board "Yellow Crush" on Pinterest.

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COLOR STORY: Blush

COLOR STORY: Blush

The first home I owned was a condo in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles, in La Crescenta. Though it was small, purchasing it was a huge milestone in my life. It was a brand spanking new one bedroom, one bath space with a balcony that overlooked a luscious garden of fragrant orange trees from the neighboring house. It was perfect for me.

Though I kept the color scheme neutral, back in the late 1980’s, I sought out the perfect shade of blush paint for the walls of my bedroom. The color, chameleon as the light changed throughout the day, added just the right amount of warmth to my space.  Blush is a universally flattering shade which is always a good thing, especially in the bedroom.

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COLOR STORY: Rainbows of Color

COLOR STORY: Rainbows of Color

Perhaps it's because the pre-spring weather is vacillating between sunny with blue skies to waves of pelting rain, all within the same hour today, that has me dreaming of rainbows. Or perhaps it's because I have been housebound for....wait for it...8 days and counting, with a nasty respiratory flu that has me seeing a mirage of cold-medication induced rainbows today.

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Color Story: Navy Blue

Color Story: Navy Blue

After donating my leather pumps, a chic little handbag and a stylish suit in this color, several years ago, this shade suddenly seems fresh again. I’m talking about the color navy blue. The one dress I bought on my recent trip to Paris was, you guessed it, a chic shade of navy blue. It felt so right for Paris and for fall in California.

 

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Color Story: Shades of Blue

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It's hot here in California. I took the first dip in the pool last weekend and it already feels like summer.

Are you feeling the summer vibe where you are?

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These images  make me want to hop on a yacht in the Mediterranean to stay cool.

Sigh!!

I have my sights set on the Amalfi Coast for summer, so perhaps I'm seeking some stylish inspiration. A new kaftan (or 2) is definitely on my shopping list. I have a few new arrivals in StyleMindChic Boutique this season all in these shades of blue.

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Kaftan (love this color)

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Shades of blue from Manic Trout in stone.

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Italian Leather Sandals by Artemesia (a rainbow of yummy shades).

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Savvy Sleepers Satin Luxury Satin Pillowcases (in many luscious shades!)

These pillowcases will not only keep you cool in hot summer months, they also keep hair and skin smoother than traditional fabric. I'm addicted to mine (3 last time I counted;). An added bonus is that my blogger friend, Dale from Savvy Spice is the owner/creator of the brand.

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I simply love these colors.

These shades of blue remind me of the cool, blue shades of the sea.

#mermaidsunite

The latest curated collections at StyleMindChic Boutique:

Heather's Favorites

Summer Splash Collection

New Arrivals

With Father's Day on the horizon check out the Man Crush Collection. I'm all about the leather bags and travel wallets this season. Scott is a big fan of the small messenger bag I bought for his birthday.

Are you feeling the pre-summer heat where you are this weekend?

Have you taken a dip yet?

xx,