Wanderlust 03: Paris | 4.16.14

There are few things I love more in this world than traveling. The sights, the culture, the adventure of it all. It’s thrilling and exhausting and satisfying. But when there is neither time nor money for the biggest dreamed adventures, there’s wanderlust.

03. Paris [in Springtime]

Wanderlust | Paris In Springtime | Linzeelu Thank You

storefront charm | le petit dejeuner | La Tour Eiffel | le consulat | une femmeblooms en Paris

There’s no place in the world I’d rather see and no time of year I’d rather see it. I dream about it all year round, but most of all in the spring. In lieu of seeing it in person, I take inspiration from the sunlight-filtered colors of Spring and the vibrant storefront shades.

Wanderlust | Paris In Springtime Dining Room | Linzeelu Thank You

Wanderlust | Paris In Springtime Green Dream | Linzeelu Thank You

Wanderlust | Paris In Springtime Dreamy Bedroom | Linzeelu Thank You

Wanderlust | Paris In Springtime "Pardon My French" | Linzeelu Thank You

Wanderlust | Paris In Springtime 4th Arrondissement | Linzeelu Thank You

Wanderlust | Paris In Springtime Kitchen Bleu| Linzeelu Thank You

manger | vert toujours | For dreamers | Getting Cheeky | 4th Arrondissement | kitchen bleu

I will make it there someday. Until then, I can only dream. And take recommendations! Any can’t miss spots? Favorite cafe or bistro? Must visits?

 

Happy Wednesday – half way there!

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??

Clear Rolling Shelf | Linzeelu Thank You

Clear Ring Tree | Linzeelu Thank You

clear kartell ghost chair | Linzeelu Thank You

Clear Handbag | Linzeelu Thank You

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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

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!

Fashion To Front Room Oscars Redux | Linzeelu Thank You

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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?

Fashion To Front Room Oscars Redux | Linzeelu Thank You

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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. 

Fashion To Front Room Oscars Redux | Linzeelu Thank You

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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!

Fashion To Front Room Oscars Redux | Linzeelu Thank You

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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

Mad For Metallics: 01 | 10.30.13

Metallics – gold, silver, bronze, copper – are some of my favorite neutrals. And just as important as the old standbys – black, white, beige, gray. That’s right, metallics are neutrals. And such shiny, beautiful ones too!

Mad For Metallics 01 | Linzeelu Thank You

 

Mad For Metallics 01 | Linzeelu Thank You

 

Mad For Metallics 01 | Linzeelu Thank You

 

Mad For Metallics 01 | Linzeelu Thank You

 

Mad For Metallics 01 | Linzeelu Thank You

 

Mad For Metallics 01 | Linzeelu Thank You

mixed metals | silver chairs | the eyes have it | party time at bed time | gold rimmed | be-baubled 

 

Whether in your home, your closet or your beauty routine, metallics are a must for us all! Where do you like to add metallics the most?

 

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You

9 Million Reasons Why I Love Wallpaper | 10.24.13

Ok so maybe not 9 million. More like 9 gorgeous examples of wallpaper killing it. This is not your grandmother’s wallpaper. Or your mother’s. I’m talking about wallpaper that has modern colors & patterns, is paintable and easily removable (think: like a sticker). I’m hoping I change some minds with this post…

 

9 Million Reasons Why i Love Wallpaper | Linzeelu Thank You

9 Million Reasons Why i Love Wallpaper | Linzeelu Thank You

9 Million Reasons Why i Love Wallpaper | Linzeelu Thank You

9 Million Reasons Why i Love Wallpaper | Linzeelu Thank You

9 Million Reasons Why i Love Wallpaper | Linzeelu Thank You

9 Million Reasons Why i Love Wallpaper | Linzeelu Thank You

9 Million Reasons Why i Love Wallpaper | Linzeelu Thank You

9 Million Reasons Why i Love Wallpaper | Linzeelu Thank You

prisms on stairs | butterflies | dining room | colorful entry | bathroom | clean and fab | subtle | zig zag entry | starry night

 

So what do you think? Anything wallpapered in your abode? Have I converted you in a lover of the sticky stuff?

 

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You

Wanderlust 01: NYC | 09.18.13

There are few things I love more in this world than traveling. The sights, the culture, the adventure of it all. It’s thrilling and exhausting and satisfying. But when there is neither time nor money for the biggest dreamed adventures, there’s wanderlust.

01. New York City

Wanderlust 01: NYC | Linzeelu, Thank You

city streetstaxi | bridgeskyline

Inspired by the bright lights that shimmer golden off the city’s tough, gritty facade.

Wanderlust 01: NYC | Linzeelu Thank You

Wanderlust 01: NYC | Linzeelu, Thank You

Wanderlust 01: NYC | Linzeelu, Thank You

Wanderlust 01: NYC | Linzeelu, Thank You

kate | pop fizz clink | recline | let’s eat

clearly not representative of all of NYC, but it does send my mind wandering… Have you ever been to NYC? I went once with my gal pal K and it was AMAZING.

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You