You may have the picture-perfect vases and glassware that produce a glistening display in your cupboard. You might even own the most breath-taking Victorian era furniture in pristine condition. But even the most perfect of accessories can fall flat in a room lacking a cohesive space.Creating a sense of unity in your home is a top priority, especially when it comes to getting the most out of your preexisting style and decor. When it comes to designing your home, there is no right or wrong. It’s a matter of choosing what accessories, colors, and furnishings best suit you and making all of your preferences work flawlessly together.Every home is about as unique and varied as the individuals who live in it — so why not let it show? You don't have to settle for mundane color schemes or one specific style to create the ultimate look in your home.If your rooms seem to emit a sort of choppiness or you can’t quite get the looks of your room to flow, be sure to check out our simple tips for creating a cohesive look in your home below.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
We are in full-blown summer mode here by mid-July, at least here in Northern California. Are you feeling it too? Soaring temps, late evening sunsets, bountiful fresh fruits and veggies, backyard BBQs, lazy days - perhaps even the luxury of a poolside nap - all speak to the vibe of summer. During our road trip last week we experienced a mini-heatwave even on the coast in Newport Beach. It's official: the summer vibe is here!Read More
Call them a perfect blend of style and comfort and I'll call it a signature style. I'm spotting block heeled sandals all over this summer and I'm loving the look. My pregnant step-daughter, Briana, showed up at dinner with a stylish pair of black block-heeled sandals last week and reported that they are a comfortable way to wear heels, even when pregnant. Talk about walking on solid ground in style!Read More
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?
These images make me want to hop on a yacht in the Mediterranean to stay cool.
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.
Kaftan (love this color)
Shades of blue from Manic Trout in stone.
Italian Leather Sandals by Artemesia (a rainbow of yummy shades).
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.
I simply love these colors.
These shades of blue remind me of the cool, blue shades of the sea.
The latest curated collections at StyleMindChic Boutique:
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?
I’m noticing off-the-shoulder styles absolutely everywhere this season. I’m a long time fan of this look, and, rather than a trend, it’s more of a staple for me. There is something sexy, yet understated, about baring the upper shoulders and, in some cases, a bit of decolletage.Read More
I’m finding some fashion inspiration in the monochromatic color palette again this season. This image is from Elle Czech of the iconic model, Karolina Kurkova. This is monochromatic style done to perfection.Read More