I sometimes feel I was born in the wrong era. I was too young to really remember or know much about the 1970s - I was not 10 until the end of the decade. I was oblivious to the economic and political struggles... I was unaware that gays and blacks were fighting for their own freedom and rights. I lived in New York City surrounded by all people. I didn't know that anyone was "different." I was vaguely aware about Nixon and Watergate. My image and therefore my memory of the 70s was more about music and fashion and freedom. We had chic hippies with long hair and free flowing clothes, large sunglasses, beads, leather... The styles reflected the desires of the upcoming generation who seemed to shun the stifness and rigidity of eras past. There was talk of love and peace and people seemed to embrace a free-spirited gypsy-like lifestyle. At least this was my impression as a young city girl.
My dress style tends to be more classic in nature - timeless by design. I do tend prefer styles that reflect grace and elegance - Classic but hardly conservative. I add my own flair and personality because that's what style is - It's a way of dressing that is truly one's own. But there's free-spirited vibe of the 70s style and lifestyle that resonates with me. I'm most definitely a free-spirit and my attitude toward many things has become much more relaxed over the past few years as I've learn to focus on what really matters, what is truly important. And it's not the small stuff.
Last week, on a warm and humid day I had a meeting on Long Island. I wanted to be comfortable and casual. I found an old maxi skirt with a fun print, paired it with a little tank top and flip flops. I added a daisy choker and a dozen or so collection of bead bracelets that danced up and down on my arm. I wore my long hair down - something I rarely do. My mood became as relaxed as my wardrobe - carefree but not careless. Call it hippie chic, call it Boho... call it what you will... I call it happy! I say we should all embrace our inner Hippie!
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Ending this crazy busy week on a high note. As many of you know I’ve drunk the @joyridestudio Cool-Aid. It’s been an amazing journey for the past year and a half, but I’m even more thrilled to tell you all that I’m joining forces with their marketing team and I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am. There’s so much great new stuff in store and I can’t wait to share it all with you. Lookin’ forward to the ride!
Friday be like....(finish the sentence!)
Every. Single. Day. The older I get the harder I push. Giving up isn’t an option. Some days I’m stronger and that’s ok. As long as I know I keep giving it my best shot. For me, it’s not about being strongest, fastest or the best. But about being my best. As a 10 year sufferer of chronic pain I have learned not to let I defeat or define me. Sometimes it slows me down and that’s ok. I slow down when I need to, and you know what? That’s when I notice the little things... the small details I would have otherwise overlooked and as someone who is very creative this never goes unappreciated!
I’m so fortunate... I really have the best clients. @yclavelouxart’s (Yvonne Claveloux) pieces just speak to me. This former interior designer and stylist is now focusing on the brush and canvas. Stunning abstract Images in bright, vibrant colors really suit any space and style. Here her “Lady Sings the Blues” pairs beautifully with the modern and vintage pieces in this living room. For more information contact me through my profile or reach out to Yvonne through her profile.
Sending you all cool and tranquil thoughts on this hot Tuesday morning! #repost from @luckypeacockdesigns via @stuartmemberyhome
NYC bound with @rebccaryan who got me tickets to Phantom of the Opera for my birthday 🎂! #bestdaughterever
Sailing into the weekend with nothing but blue skies ahead!
I just learned about this gem of a shop in Greenwich - was checking it out on behalf of my client @yclavelouxart and I’m completely smitten! If you’re local do check out @the_drawing_room
Majorly crushing on @danielledrollins Breakfast Room... I mean is this blue and white perfection? Looking forward to seeing you this fall at Rooms with a View!
I’d like this to be my home office today! I’m totally pool house obsessed... Image via @lauraibusk