Springtime is among us!
I am so inspired by the warm weather and fresh blooms this time of year. The beauty all around us just makes me want to throw on a flowy floral dress and fill my home with newly-picked flowers!
Here are some of my favorite ideas for incorporating the colors and flower power this season brings into fashion and home decor (below)!
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Spring showers bring… the need for waterproof fashion and cozy interiors!
Ok, ok, I know we don’t get a ton of rain here in Southern California, but we do have days where I need to throw on a light rain jacket and a pair of boots — if I leave the house, that is! With a reading nook like the one pictured (above), I don’t know if I ever would…
Check out some of my rainy day inspiration (below)!
What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with some online shopping?!
Here are a few products I’m obsessed with right now — not to mention, a couple of really awesome sales! No rhyme or reason here, just sharing as I find. Enjoy!
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Next month, I am going to Greece! So excited. I will be in Santorini overlooking the ocean for a few days. I am planning my packing list already. I imagine walking through the streets of Santorini all in white carrying the accessory of the summer…a fabulous straw bag!
Today, I bring you our ultimate straw beach bag round up for your shopping pleasure. Tote bags, clutches, messenger style purses…we’ve rounded up 15 of our fave straw bags!
I am trying to plot out my summer plans for vacations. I want to go some place I haven’t been before…maybe Greece, Scotland, Morocco. Hmmm…so much of the world to see. So little time! And I must add some versatile items to my summer wardrobe to accommodate my dream travel. I love white lace tops to pair with jeans or a long bohemian style skirt. A cute light lace top is the perfect summer wardrobe staple for travel. Light and versatile…casual and dressy. A must have.
I bought the lace top pictured here last summer. It is one of my faves…I wore it in the Hamptons when visiting my besties AM and A.Ro. Now I am in search of some new things for summer (and for more summer travel)…here is a look at some delicate lace tops I am eyeing now. Which one do you like best?
This post has been sitting in my inbox for awhile. Not real confident about pictures of me on the blog but since our mission here at COCOCOZY this year is to include a little more about fashion and style, you will see a little more of me from time to time. This year we are happily focused on ALL things style and lifestyle (decor, entertaining, fashion, art, travel) – bringing pretty inspiration to you and hopefully giving you good ideas for all aspects of your life. (BTW…I say “we”, because I have a small little staff helping me at our small little offices in Beverly Hills with all things COCOCOZY including the blog and product line).
Okay…for today’s post we are exploring a few perfect printed dresses. Here’s why. I would not say I dress in a drab way…but I do kind of dress in a drab formulaic way when it comes to pattern and color. I get into a routine. Solid colored pants pants/or jeans, solid colored top, khaki jacket, black Rag & Bone open toe booties is a kind of staple…or a solid colored dress, solid green skirt, solid blue jumper. Lately, I have been mixing things up with a top of a different solid color, maybe a stripe here or there, or switching out the shoes for a pair of YSL sling back heels or some cute Aquazzura sandals. Then came this dress pictured above….
I know. It is Spring. Who talks about velvet in the spring? Not anyone I know. Today, here is a first…a little bit of velvet for the home and for your wardrobe.
I think a top with a touch of velvet for spring or a fresh white room with a velvet accent chair all work even as the weather gets warmer. Check out a few ways to use velvet accents at home and in your closet!
Today’s discussion is on the trend of pattern mixing in the home and fashion.
My best of friend AM has a way with patterns. Just spent a week in the Dominican Republic with her and her hubby JE, our friend MR, and my SFJ…I spent the time soaking in the sun and studying AM’s love for pattern.
At the small DR resort hotel where AM is one of the original owners we met power fashion blogger Jenn Lake and her hubby Bob. Jenn is also a major lover of a mix of patterns. When AM locked in on Jenn’s first resort look and her eyes danced with delight, I knew AM had met her pattern mixing match. All week, the two power pattern mixers oooohhhed and aaaahhhed over each other’s bold fashion choices. So for me, after spending a week near and around two women who are not afraid of blending and juxtaposing patterns and color in their wardrobe…I frankly felt a little drab with my solid colored clothing. Note to self: Must go to New York where AM lives, sneak into her closet, raid it, get some great patterned clothing in my mix, pack it all up in my handy carry on luggage and fly home…good idea right or is that against the law? Hmmm…
So today I take you on pattern mixing fantasy in fashion and for the home. Bestie AM this one is for you!!
Today I bring you a tropical garden gate and a bit of chatter about fashion choices and red pants of all things…
I am still here in the Dominican Republic on a dream vacation. It is so beautiful here and so relaxing being with friends. I must admit, I fell off the early morning yoga regime a few days ago…I may get back on it this morning…”may” is the operative word in that sentence.
Anyhooo…I felt compelled to put on a bright color yesterday due to the fact that best of friend AM and power fashion blogger Jenn Lake of Style Charade, who are both here at the Playa Grande Beach Club hotel and resort, are two women who know how to wear a beautiful mix of patterns, texture and colors. I am usually dressed in safe blacks or whites in Los Angeles…I haven’t quite got the fashion confidence of taking on patterns (yet) but I decided to take bright color from AM’s and Jenn’s fashion play books…
In just a few days, I am off for a spring break holiday in the Dominican Republic. Going with best of friend AM, her hubby JE, our friend MR, all of their kids (AM has two and MR has three kids) and SFJ is joining us too! MR’s hubby JR can’t make it so on this trip, JE and SFJ will be outnumbered!! When MR, AM and I get together on vacation, it is always fun and a little chaotic (in a good way). It will be so much fun. Cannot wait.
Anyhoo…that brings me to off the shoulder tops. Am so happy this style is still in this season. About two years ago, these shoulder baring tops made a resurgence in fashion and now it looks like the trend has become a fashion staple. Here a few I am liking for spring.
Who doesn’t love a cozy sweater? Right?
Here in Los Angeles, any time the weather drops below 65 degrees, I am FREEZING. I was born and raised in Southern California so I am not accustomed to climate changes! 😉
Seriously though, I have been seeing reports all around the country of knee deep snow storms and a general chill. If you are not able to travel to a beautiful tropical warm spot to warm up, the second solution is a cozy sweater…there are a lot of good ones out there right now…here are my picks for this season.