Style Inspiration: Blue, White & Flats

{Style Inspiration: Blue, White & Flats}


With yesterday’s Why Not … ? focused on the universal flattering choice of flats, I couldn’t help but include a few more images as inspiration, and as summer is winding down, I wanted to make sure to share as many of my favorite summer looks before fall arrives. Enjoy perusing!

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White eyelet anything is quite fun to wear in the summer, and while I was putting together this week’s…

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Why Not … Wear Flats?

{Why Not … Wear Flats?}


From Ines de la Fressange, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Coppola and Olivia Palermo, these stylish women’s footwear are reminders that comfort and style can exist in tandem.

Oddly enough, it took me until my twenties to discover ballet flats as for some reason I only thought heels were a feminine choice. Perhaps that was because I lived on a small ranch in the country and wearing heels or anything that…

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Dream-Comes-True News! - The Book

{Dream-Comes-True News! - The Book!}


A life lesson that continues to ring true is that good things do indeed take time. However, it is important to remember that in time, they do eventually occur.

Nearly five years ago in 2009, The Simply Luxurious Lifeblog began innocently as an outlet for me as I shared and discussed my passions of living simply, yet at the same time savoring the true luxuries of life whether it be in food,…

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Decor Inspiration: White on White

{Decor Inspiration: White on White}


White linens and walls just seem to pair with coastal settings. The quiet and serenity created by both the location and decor offer a grand opportunity to soak up hours of relaxation and restoration. With slip-covered furniture, rooms with ample sunlight and a spacious backyard, this boathouse that is nestled up against the shore in England would be a dreamer’s paradise. Enjoy the tour.




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12 Ways to Live a Full Life

{12 Ways to Live a Full Life}

8.18.14aa “I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer.” – Jim Carrey

Too often people assume that the answer to live’s problems, frustrations, or rather challenges and opportunities is that we don’t have enough money, free time or respect and adoration. Naively some will assume, as Jim Carrey points out above, that the…

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This & That: No. 120

My new favorite cozy mystery, Julia Child’s birthday, a promo code to take advantage of and more! {This & That: No. 120}


 ~App ~Vivino

Part of the reason I love living with vineyards basically in my backyard (Walla Walla) is because I am able to taste the wine before I buy it. As all wine lovers know, each vintage tastes different based on a variety of factors, so knowing that what you are spending will be worth it is worth paying a little bit more for. But now, there is a way to make better purchases when you…

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Style Inspiration: Summer Whites

{Style Inspiration: Summer Whites}


The summer sun and intermittent summer storms brings a need for light, airy and breathable clothing, and the easy pick is white. Whether a shirt dress like Blair Eadie above, white ankle length jeans or a loose white eyelet blouse shown at the bottom of the post, all of these options and everything in between are ideal for summer leisure and style. Have a look.

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The navy midi skirt was…

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Why Not … Wear Ankle Length Pants?

{Why Not … Wear Ankle Length Pants?}


TSLL is long overdue for a style post, and after watching the film Diana last weekend, with Naomi Watts in her pant of choice – slender ankle length – I was hooked. Worn with flats, kitten heels or sky-high numbers, these pants or jeans are something to consider adding to your wardrobe – fall or spring. Find out why below:


1. Nearly Universally Flattering


Regardless of height, the determining…

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Decor Inspiration: Parisian Style in Chelsea

{Decor Inspiration: Parisian Style in Chelsea}


A home that is free of unnecessary decor and clutter, that allows the architecture and the beauty of a space to shine, that welcomes in the outdoors, and most importantly brings comfort and tranquility to its inhabitants is my ideal. So upon discovering this Chelsea townhouse, and its resemblance with the hardwood floors, ceiling moldings complete with floor French windows, I couldn’t help but…

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