Casa Dolce Casa

If I was to describe my home decor style, I would label it as modern vintage.  With our home being built in 1940 there is a natural vintage feel to it with lots of bits of old character.  Over the years we’ve been updating the house room by room.  We’ve kept in character with the house, but have introduced modern elements.  Our palette throughout the home is in soft greys and white.  In my house you’ll find lots of pillows (my husband would say too many pillows), cozy throws, vintage teacups, ornate picture frames, owls, bits of pretty with candle holders and little spoons, and of course a big ‘ol clock.  Our ceramic  ”Casa Dolce Casa” {or Home Sweet Home} hanging heart in our kitchen is a cherished item.  It was a wedding gift from my Husband’s family in Italy.  These are the things that truly make your house a home.  What are your most beloved items in your home?

 

At work style can vary so much depending on the type of work we do.  To help inspire your personal style, I’ve come up with three work looks.  One for the corporate ladies, one for you creative types, and another for you gals who need to travel in style.

Work Wear - Corporate

Corporate dressing does not mean dowdy, ill fitting suits, with zero personality.  With Spring in mind, try fresh neutrals like blushes, ivory, and natural tones.  Mix and match these hues together to add some interest.  I love popping in some gold for just a little bit of sparkle.  Who says a women can’t be fabulous and powerful?

Work Attire - Creative

This grouping is very me inspired.  I  work in a creative field which allows me dress in a more casual way.  Jeans are completely appropriate, but I always make to sure to add some polish to dress up the look.  Items like a classic black blazer and a fab throw-your-life-in-there bag will take your Creme de la Creme tee from at home office to coffee with clients.

Work Wear - Travel

If you have to travel for work, keeping comfort in mind is essential.  When getting off a plane to head straight to a meeting, yoga pants and a hoody are obviously not going to cut it.  I love dresses for travel.  Pick a looser fit, like a sheath dress.  Pair it with a cozy cardi, pashmina, flats, and a stylish carry all.  Keep your jewelry minimal {you don’t want to be “that girl” holding up the security line}.  Pack a pair of heels so you can quickly amp up your look.

{Tip: Sunnies and an amazing red pout are the easiest way to add extra glamour to any look.}

 

Working from home allows me to keep my beauty routine quite simple.  It would be easy to just splash my face with some water, throw on some sweats and call it a day at work, but I find I’m more productive if I have some kind of a getting ready routine in the morning.  Ok yes {confession}, it still involves sweat pants some days.

Number one is always keeping my skin looking fresh and hydrated.  I try {key word try} to keep a full glass of water at my desk at all times.  You’ve got to work from the inside out.  For my face I use Estee Lauder‘s Advanced Time Zone Hydrating Gel.  It’s for lines and wrinkles.  Never fun moving into the age defying stage of beauty care, but as long as it keeps me looking young {ish}, bring on the wrinkle cream.  I illuminate my skin with Biotherm‘s White D-Tox Liquid Light.  It gives me a fresh, rested look {desperately need help with this}.  I keep my makeup pretty simple if it’s just my assistant {aka…my Baby Girl} and I at the office .  I like a bit of mascara, some bronzing blush, and a pretty, neutral hued gloss like this one from Joe Fresh.  Lastly, a light pretty scent to finish things off.  The Victoria by Victoria’s Secret is a very soft scent.  Nothing too overwhelming or anything that my Baby will find offensive.

 

Lou Lou Magazine, Biotherm, Estee Lauder, Joe Fresh,Victoria’s Secret

 

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My Winter blah pick me ups….

I add some sparkle and shine with sequins {my gold sequin scarf gives me an instant smile}
Embracing winter with my fave warm drink {coffee & Baileys}
Home decorating {I’m currently working on a new home office space}
Catch up on my PVR’d shows {faves include Girls, The Following, The Mindy Project}
Mommy time {snuggles with my Baby Girl are the best pick me up of all}

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