Outfit of the Week: No. 12 … casual, chic comfort #tsll

Outfit of the Week: No. 12 … casual, chic comfort #tsll

Style Inspiration: Shedding Winter’s Grip

{Style Inspiration: Shedding Winter’s Grip}


Yes, officially spring arrives today in the northern hemisphere, and yes, the weather is beginning to shed the cold, frigid grip of ole man winter. However, for the next few weeks, style is in a transition period: savvy women of style will need to have layers at the ready as temperatures will be quite fickle before they make up their mind to remain calm and warm. So today’s Style Inspirationpics…

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The Beehive: A New Owner

{The Beehive: A New Owner} #wallawalla #mysecretweapon

~Kyle Meliah giving my hair a little jush~

One of the surefire ways to complete a signature look is to have a haircut and color that is tailored to your lifestyle and your unique beauty. With the proper cut, a blow-out in the morning before work can be effortless, and with the right color, your skin radiates.

For over the past eight years I have had the fortune to call Kyle Meliah my…

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Why Not … Create a Dining Room for Conversation?

A peek into my dining room facelift! {Why Not … Create a Dining Room for Conversation?}


Today, I am excited to welcome TSLL readers into my home. Over the next four weeks, I will open my doors for room tours that will show you how I live my simply luxurious life. Mixing treasures found at yard sales and created from DIY projects with dream items that are a results of patience and careful planning, my hope is to inspire you to realize we all can create a sanctuary on our unique…

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Decor Inspiration: A Pearl District Loft

{Decor Inspiration: A Pearl District Loft}


To live in the Pearl District in Portland is to live in an artistic, post-modern experiment of sorts. Let me explain. With the transformation of this once industrialized space, over the past 20 years, it has become dotted with eco-friendly apartments and town-houses, dog-friendly businesses and outdoor spaces, easy to navigate streets and sidewalks and an attention to urban smart living.


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This & That: No. 100

A Paris travel idea, Audrey Hepburn, and a few intriguing shopping sites {This & That: No. 100}


A hands-on cooking tour in Paris, a chic fashion website I’m excited to share, an opportunity to support local artisans and Audrey Hepburn.

~Book ~Beyond Decor

Go inside the homes of Manolo Blahnik, Chanel and Octavio Missoni to discover not only the decor they live(d) and breathed, but glimpses into their personalities and interior muses as well.

~What Would Audrey Do?: Timeless Lessons for…

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How to Attain Success

{How to Attain Success}

3.17.14a “To me success means simply that you have found your gifts, found your passion. But once you’ve found those gifts you must share them and get better at them every day.” -Martha Raddatz ABC news senior foreign affairs correspondent

Malcolm Gladwell, in his New York Times best-selling book Outliers: The Story of Success brought to light that to become an expert or extremely proficient at any…

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Le Week-end Petit Plaisir: No. 11

{Le Week-end Petit Plaisir: No. 11} #benedictcumberbatch @arrowheadchocs


“Every reader, as she reads, is actually the reader of herself. The writer’s work is only a kind of optical instrument provide[d] the reader so she can discern what she might never have seen in herself without the book. The reader’s recognition in herself of what the book says is the proof of the book’s proof.” –  -Marcel Proust

One of the best parts of my day (aside from coming home to my dogs)…

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Chic & Capable

Happy weekend! {Chic & Capable}

3.14.14a 3.14.14b

~recipe for Vanilla Custard Slice~

Tulips are beginning to emerge and brightening the days, and the yards are beginning to be manicured and polished. The rain especially is a welcome sight as it prompts even more of the foliage that is a sign of spring’s arrival.

This week on the blog a new weekly addition was added, click hereto see the inaugural post, and a handful of decor posts were shared…

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Outfit of the Week: No. 11 … stripes for the office at a very affordable price point. 

Outfit of the Week: No. 11 … stripes for the office at a very affordable price point.