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]

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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.

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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

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

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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7 | 8

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

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 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

12 | 2.5 | 3 | 3.5 | 4 | 4.5 | 5 | 5.5 | 6 | 6.5

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

Color Fave: Mellow Yellow | 10.6.13

Days are getting shorter (and colder…. brrr). Let’s add in a little more sunshine as we head into the latter half of fall!

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tabletop | like buttah | bag it up | lounging | leather jacket that dreams are made of | gorge kitchen | vintage peep toes | diamond stunner

 

 

They call me mellow yellow. Well, they don’t but that song was in my head. I’ll wager it’s in yours now too.

 

Half way to the weekend, mellow yellow!

 

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You

What I’m Watching: Breaking Bad | 10.17.13

I know, I know. Breaking Bad has ended its run. And what a magnificent run it was. If you haven’t watched the series or aren’t through yet, please watch – it is an incredible show! No spoilers here though – this post is all about the inspiration from the mood, set and the costumes of the show.

Breaking Bad was intense but charming. It was family-centric (in its drug empire kind of way). It had relatable characters who often had to deal with very real consequences for their actions. And being set in the Albuquerque desert town provided some spectacular southwestern scenery!

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BB shot 1 | scarf | shades | blue wall BB Shot 2  | rug | tote | jacket 

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Marie & Hank | earringspillow | poster | scenery | Skyler | cardiganspot to sit | ring 

 

What is your opinion on southwestern details & design?

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You

Taking The Subway | 10.11.13

Subway tiles are HUGE right now.

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Typically they were found in bathrooms.

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They’ve since made quite the revival in the kitchen.

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And what is a subway tile without some color? [answer: white]

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blue with niche | white bathroom | yellow amazingness | backsplash | le sigh | blue babies | black velvet

 

Personally, I can’t get enough of these charming little rectangles. What do you think? Are you ready to commute?

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You

What I’m Watching: Dexter| 10.3.13

I love a lot of different TV shows for a lot of different reasons. Welcome to What I’m Watching; a series that compares the moods & scenes of shows I like with fashion and interior design. Dexter recently wrapped up it’s final season (no spoilers ahead), and I’m sad to see it go, but despite the intense moods, there is such a flavor and spice to the set and wardrobe! It’s bright and colorful and criminal.

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angel & sis | orange living room | pucker up | guest room gorgeous | nectarine jacket | blue nook | and Hannah makes 3 | deck spot | jacket 

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dexter in cuffs | bar cart | lime panels | kate spade watch | pink peonies | thanksgiving ala Dexter | sunny doors | the girl in the yellow jacket

 

I’m ready for some salsa dancing, sangria and a day at the beach! What are you watching?

 

xx,

Linzeelu, Thank You