Happy Weekend, Winners | 3.7.14

It’s finally Friday! I promise this is my last Oscar post until 2015’s festivities. I wanted to toss up my favorite looks from past winners and instead of the home comparison, I thought I’d translate the ultra glam, ultra formal looks into something us gals can wear any day! Let’s dive in shall we…

J Law as discussed yesterday is my spirit animal. She charms the pants off me in the most non sexual way possible. I was such a fan of her pink Dior number from 2013 when she won her Best Acting Oscar. But I just don’t see myself wearing this on girl’s night out. So I found an ideally inspired alternate.

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Julia Roberts has always been a favorite of mine – since I first saw Pretty Woman as a young girl too young to really get what was going on but old enough to believe in love. I was ecstatic when she won her Oscar for her role in Erin Brokovich and I was in lurve with the vintage Valentino she wore to collect her statue. But, that baby’s not gonna cut it for drinks after work. Here’s another option:

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Sandy was a shimmery, sparkly column of stunning when she accepted her Oscar for Best Actress for her role in The Blind Side. But I don’t want to want to wear a full length gown to my birthday party!

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And now we’re going way back. I love me some Barbara Streisand and Babs really knocked it out with her sparkly, see-through, onesie, pantsuit. What a doll! Unfortunately, it’s not exactly office appropriate. What would I wear to work instead? I thought you’d never ask. Black power suit for the win.

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PS How cool is this?

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Every Best Actress Oscar Winner’s Dress in one place. I think it’s adorable. [source]

Now there are a lot more that I am a fan of, but there’s only so much time in my day and so much space on the blog. What are your all time favorite Oscar looks? Or could you give a flying flip? either way, have a great weekend, winner!

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You

2014 Oscar’s Laundry: The Brights & The Darks | 3.6.14

Let’s be honest, sometimes we have a smaller load than normal and we mix a couple the darks and the brights. Welcome to today’s post. We are wrapping up our 2014 Oscar’s Review with a mixture of the brights & the darks!

My main girl Sandy wowed in Navy. It’s a versatile shade of blue. If you want to keep it off your walls, throw a spotlight on the deep hue with a sturdy sofa.

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J.Law is my spirit animal. And this year at the Academy Awards, she continued her tradition of tripping and looking spectacular. Red is a bold statement. Add a little bit into a space to see if you like the color (as opposed to say, painting the whole room). Sometimes a little bit goes a lot farther.

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Olivia Wilde is talented, gorgeous and she makes such a pretty preggo. I love her choice of black and white. It is elegant, simple and sophisticated. Translate this look in to your home by balancing the black & white with warm wood tones in caramel & mahogany,

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I’ll be honest, I wasn’t that much of a fan of this dress when I first saw it on TV. And it’s not that much of a stunner in photos. But when Annie walked out on stage, you really got the full effect. This dress is something special and deceptively gorgeous. Punch up a dark spot in your home with some sparkle!

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So there you have it. I hope you enjoyed my extended version of Fashion To Front Room in honor of Hollywood’s biggest night!

Hang tight – we’re almost to the weekend!

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You

What I’m Watching: True Detective | 3.5.14

Mid week Oscar’s break: Time out from all the glitz and glam for a little bit of grit & suspense! One of my favorite shows on currently is True Detective. It’s intense, brooding, insanely clever and overflowing with visual clues and imagery.

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True Detective | living room | spot to sit | rock box | boots on the ground | Seeing Spirals | going down | ass kickers | dotty rug

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The King In Yellow | finger crown | light it up | lemons to lemon skirt | yummy | Bright Bayou Blue | blue & white chic | salt & pepper | tory | bangle stack

 

Have you been watching? Watch out for the Yellow King.

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You

2014 Oscar’s Laundry: The Lights | 3.4.14

I’ve separated the brights from the lights in this year’s Oscar’s fashion wrap up. And I bring it to you the only way I know, style ala Linzeelu.

Kate Hudson was a vision in a slightly shimmery, drapey dress that looked as effortless as it did flawless. When translating monochromatic into the interior, it’s important to remember to mix it up with texture.

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Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o had a beautiful acceptance speech that bubbled just as bright as her soft, pleated, effervescent dress. Inject some life in your home with color. Choose one that is calm, but bright for some subtle energy & a lot of fun!

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Naomi Watts reminds us that sometimes the only thing we need is a little shimmer. Add in some unexpected sparkle for a striking focal point. Think of it as jewelry for your home. Or a fabulous Calvin Klein dress for the Academy Awards.

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The darks & the brights are coming up later this week! What were your favorite light-hued looks from the 2014 Oscars?

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You

Fashion To Front Room: Oscar’s Redux | 3.3.14

To know me is to love me. And to love me is to accept me and all my quirks. One of my many quirks is my love of the Hollywood award season and there is no show bigger than the Oscars. I am fully aware that it is a room full of privileged people congratulating themselves all night. But I like to consider that a quirk. And to love something is to accept it. (see what I did there….)

In honor of last night’s show, I want to start out my Oscar celebration with a celebration of some of my favorite looks from the past years of the Academy Awards.

I want to start with Michele Williams from 2006. I don’t know the designer because I don’t care, but I will never forget the statement she made in this gorgeous goldenrod. It’s a rich & buttery color, and it sang in the spotlight of the red carpet. Don’t be afraid to put this color on display in your own home!

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Penelope Cruz was an absolute stunner in this saccharine tight & fluffy number in 2007. I honestly thought she was a princess. And this was the thought of a 24 year old woman. But can you blame me?

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Say what you want about Miss Anne Hathaway (i will say that I LOVE her), but her 2009 column dress of slightly sparkly Ivory awesomeness is a picture of grace and timelessness. And considering that ivory and metallic shine are classic neutrals, it’s a lesson you can take to your wardrobe and your home. 

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And there’s something to be said about being bold & beautiful in such a simple silhouette. I adore Jen in this red number and I think it’s another testament to the beauty of classic colors/pieces/silhouettes. There’s a reason they’re called classics!

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So there you have it. My favorite looks and an idea for how to use it in your home. More Oscar goodies coming up this week, including a celebration of last night’s looks and my favorite Oscar winner looks (as it turns out, no winners in the above list).

Are you a fan of the Oscars?

xx,

Linzeelu Thank You

Celebrate Love! Happy Valentine’s Day | 2.14.14

Don’t give me no crap about hating Valentine’s Day this or Hallmark Holiday that. I don’t want to hear it. Cut that out. Single or attached, male or female, Valentine’s Day is simple: a chance to celebrate love. You don’t have to be in a relationship. You don’t have to buy all sorts of mushy-lovey-dovey junk or shell out big bucks for big blooms. You just need to celebrate the beautiful thing that is LOVE. There is someone in this world that loves you: a spouse, a sibling, a parent, a friend. There is someone in this world that you love: comrade, boo, pet, yourself. Whoever it is, whatever it is, just celebrate it! Love is a beautiful thing and too often it’s taken for granted or allowed to get comfortable. Today is the day to grab it, shake it out, and throw it a party. So just STFU if you’re one of those who thinks you need a boyfriend or a present today. All you need baby, is love.

Buuuut if you do want to grab a little sumthin-sumthin, here’s a few fun ideas (because this is a blog, not just a soapbox).

valentine's day: treat yourself

Why not show ourselves a little love, amirite??

valentine's day: spoil your best gal

Best friend or girlfriend, show your best gal a little love with something sweet or something sparkly!

valentine's day: mad about mom

Mom. auntie, grandmom or godmom, there’s a fierce female in your life who has had your back and loves you so. Throw a little love right back at her!

valentine's day: gifting a gent

And we all know a great guy that could use a little reminder of how we think he’s the bee’s knees!

So skip the presents (or not) and celebrate. Send an email or (gasp!) call someone and wish them a Happy Valentine’s Day. Love is a powerful thing. Celebrate it today!

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You

Going For The Gold (and Silver & Bronze too) | 2.13.14

Olympic obsession is still riding high over here… We are all familiar with the medals that are awarded to the highest performing athletes in the olympics. Here is a celebration of those glorious metals in all their neutral glory (that’s right people, metallics are neutrals. And darn good ones at that!)

going for gold
striking in silver
beautiful in bronze

 

What is your favorite metallic? And what’s your go-to neutral??

Put me down for bronze/copper and go-to gold!

Go Team USA!

xx,

Linzeelu Thank You

Obsessed: The Olympics | 2.11.14

Well I think the title says it all. I love the olympics, summer & winter. I love the athleticism, the sportsmanship, the pomp & circumstance, I love it all! Every two years, I settle comfortably in my obsession and immerse myself in the games, the rules, the competitors and the host country. True story: just yesterday I wikipedia-ed how to play curling. I read every last word and I am now prepared to watch every last minute. Disgusting, I know. But I LOVE IT!!!!! I don’t expect you to share in my obsession, just enjoy my celebration of said obsession below! Go USA!

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the blue ring

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the yellow ring

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the yellow ring

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the black ring

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the black ring

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the green ring

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the green ring

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the red ring

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the red ring

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How do you celebrate the olympics? Where do you find inspiration?

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You

Design Files: Dreaming of Spring | 2.5.14

I can’t help it. As another 6-8 inches of snow falls down on me, all I can think about is “it’s February. February is only 4 short weeks. Then it’s March and sometime in March it usually starts to warm up. Soooo… only a few more weeks. Practically there…” This winter has been hell and I have to keep my eye on Spring or I’m going to curl up in the abyss of snow in my backyard and cry.

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I feel warmer already.

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Is that…. Is that a road clear of salt & snow that I see??

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You mean I don’t need 57 layers to go outside??

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And just like that, spirits are lifted and I’m happy (and warm). At least until the next time I look out the window….

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Are you a snow bunny or are you just as excited as I am for Spring???

 

Happy hump day!

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You