Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. ~Theodore Roosevelt
“There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” –George Bernard Shaw
Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast. ~William Shakespeare
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy
Happy Thanksgiving to all the Naturalista Fashionistas out there! Enjoy.
This season I am seeing a lot of top handle bags. They are a lot easier to travel with your everyday look, and so fashionable. And, they are so cute for an evening out. Perfect for any occasion! That is my kinda bag 😉 I feel so ladylike when I hold one and the sophistication it brings to your outfit is just F-A-B!
Check out some that I found for inspiration:
*BP 2-Tone Crossbody Bag- ($32) via www.nordstrom.com
*Marc by Marc Jacobs via www.nordstrom.com ($498) *Color (Fluoro Lime) is DIVINE!
Rachel Zoe ‘Jane’ via www.nordstrom.com ($450)
Singer Beyonce Knowles attends a special screening of “Beyonce Live At Roseland: The Elements of 4” at the Paris Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011 in New York and looks fab! She is glowing in these pictures, love it! *P.S. I am STILL jammin’ to her album, “4” Go Naturalista Fashionista!
On this relaxing Saturday I decided to add some more inspiration to my vision board. I’ve always been a fan of collages because they are so fun and you can personalize them. Vision boards are a collage of things that inspire you, they create a vision. When I create one I look through countless magazines and the first thing that catches my attention I cut out and put to the side. I do this from time to time because inspiration always changes as we are evolving. Different things attract us on different days. But the trick is to not overthink it, whatever it may be that just captivated your attention will work. Because that is exactly what you will feel again when you look at your vision board. When I finally have enough to start my board, I take out the glue stick and start pasting 🙂 For me, it takes time to finally complete my board. I like to go back and add more quotes/pics/colors/whatever it may be! This is my vision board in the works.. and I will post a pic of the final one .. when it’s complete 🙂 But for now, get inspired and start your own! Put on your favorite music, relax, and trust me motivation and inspiration will follow.
While shopping and strollin’ in Soho yesterday my friend and I noticed a trend that we were a bit unsure of. Velvet. Some love it and some stay far away because it has the potential (ill-fitting) to not accentuate your body in the best way. One of the most important things about a luxury velvet fabric is fit. It’s truly supposed to be form-fitting to accentuate every curve rather than loose where it looks like you are wearing a velvet curtain.
While I am not a huge fan of velvet, I like to incorporate it in small doses. Sometimes trends are not fit for every woman, we each have different styles, different body shapes and we should marry them with the trend that we like and that fits us. Instead of following a trend, let the trend follow you. Here are some finds that I personally like and might inspire you to give velvet a try!
AA Velvet Pencil Skirt in Plum Perfect & Black ($40)
Urban Outfitters crushed velvet legging (Insight)
Jeffrey Campbell ($163)