Trendspotting: Cut It Out | 04.29.14

Cut outs are nothing new, but laser cutting has been making a bold statement lately! The intricate cut outs created by laser cutting are soft and feminine, but at the same time striking and elegant. They show some skin, but not too much. They are playful, but not junior. Laser cut details add a certain je ne sais pas to any look and they are hitting all the right notes this spring!

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marchesa on point | the chriselle factor | tory burch garden tote | lovely lanterns | freaking sweet wood clock | window dressing

how do you rock your laser cut?

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You

Table Top: Easter | 04.18.14

Happy Spring & happy (almost) Easter! It’s a beautiful time of year to celebrate with the ones we love. I present, for your consideration, a collection of table top ideas for dressing your dining table this weekend (or any day you might fancy this Spring)!

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Strike the right chord with a vibrant blend of Spring colors (cobalt & coral, anyone?), and keep it balanced with crisp white and barely-notice-you-but-still-need-you clear.

Table Top: Easter | Spring Tablescape Ideas | Linzeelu Thank You

Clean and simple is always classic. Simple lines in muted earth tones keep things feeling sophisticated and chic.

Table Top: Easter | Spring Tablescape Ideas | Linzeelu Thank You

Inject some whimsy – use an eclectic mix of dishes to play up the fun. Keep it all in the same color family to keep it cohesive.

Table Top: Easter | Spring Tablescape Ideas | Linzeelu Thank You

Go glam with drama – keep the palette simple with basic black and white (with a touch of green of course) but play up height & proportion.

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Run with a rustic style – add wood elements (planter boxes or charger plates, etc), vintage or thrifted dishes and plenty of laid back vibes.

bluesy | simple | eclectic | glam | rustic

 

Whatever your style & whatever you are celebrating, I hope it’s all filled with love and laughter. Some of the best times are those relaxed moments around the dinner table with friends, family, wine, memories and laughs.

 

How do you decorate for Spring?

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You

Happy Guest Post Day! | 3.28.14

Hey all! I am guest blogging over on my friend’s blog tomorrow morning. Check out Stilettos & Diaper Bags for a fabulous Fashion To Front Room post inspired by her Dream Closet board on Pinterest!

Here is a little sampler (or a little dessert if you are coming over from Lisa’s blog):

What is a closet without the incredibly important LBD?! We all need one (or 2….. or 3!) It’s chic, it’s sophisticated and it makes us feel amazing. Find a room and let an LBD (or a BBD (figuratively speaking, of course), depending on how much B you like)  create that same feeling in your home.

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Wishing you a great weekend!

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You

Monday Mood: So Fresh & So Clean | 3.24.14

It’s Spring (or so they tell me)! The color palette of the season is undoubtedly pastel, but can it be anything more than what we dye our Easter Eggs?

Oh. Yes.

So Fresh & So Clean | Pastel Tumblers | Linzeelu Thank You

 

Pastels are light & airy.

so fresh and so clean | mint kate spade crossbody | linzeelu thank you

 

They brighten and invigorate.

So Fresh & So Clean | Pastel Bedroom | Linzeelu Thank You

 

They charm and refresh.

Can pastels be anymore than something sweet? For sure. So on this Monday, I hope you find yourself feeling refreshed, invigorated and ready for the week ahead! So fresh & so clean, clean….

i tumble for you | kate of course | sweet dreams

Wishing you a great week,

xx, Linzeelu, Thank You

 

Clear Skies | 3.19.14

It’s a rainy day today, but I am hoping it clears up soon and the sun comes back!

And speaking of clear, sometimes the perfect addition to your room or wardrobe is no color at all! Have you ever thought of going clear??

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Why clear? Well, in the home, it provides function (example: seating, table, etc) without obstructing anything visually. It’s ideal for small spaces, but looks great anywhere! In the dining room below, imagine wood chairs that match the dining room table. The overall look would be much heavier, bulkier and darker. The clear Ghost chairs keep things light and airy because they visually don’t add any weight (note: this does NOT work in clothing. wink wink).

Decorating with Clear Ghost Chairs | Linzeelu Thank You

I think we can all imagine what clear cloths would look like on us, but what about clear accessorizing. If we’re talking bangles & baubles, it has the same affect as the above described chairs. If we’re talking clutch/purse/handbag, the effect is a modern/whimsical meetup that lets you decide if your carryall will actually carry all (or very little indeed). A clear purse gives the option of accessorizing with all the fun make up and trinkets that are usually hidden in our bags or forces us to pare down to the bare minimum.

Clear Bag | Linzeelu Thank You

dining room | outfit accessory

So, I ask again… Do you do clear? Personally, I love ghost chairs and want some for my very own. I can’t quite get behind the clear purse trend, but I may make an exception for one of these:

Clear Chanel Bag | Linzeelu Thank You

And here are some really neat Etsy stores making them by hand: Shop Here!

 

Waiting for the clouds to part,

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.

2014 Oscar's Laundry: The Darks | Linzeelu Thank You

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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,

2014 Oscar's Laundry: The Darks | Linzeelu Thank You

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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!

2014 Oscar's Laundry: The Darks | Linzeelu Thank You

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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

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