Monday, April 12, 2021

April Stylish Monday - Everyday Luxe

On the second Monday of every month a group of style bloggers and I pick a theme, style an outfit based on that theme, and then do a link up together where you can join too!  This month's theme is "Everyday Luxe".  This was a hard theme for all the ladies;  everyone was uncertain what "Everyday Luxe" even meant.  So we finally decided as a group to interpret the phrase for ourselves.



I looked at the two words "Everyday" and "Luxe" and diagnosed them separately.  "Everyday" for me would be something I would wear on a normal day at home or on a casual outing since I don't work outside the home.  "Luxe" is short for "Luxurious" which could mean anything from diamonds to fur, whatever one would consider "Luxurious".


Although some ladies in the group really didn't like the theme because they were so perplexed by it, I thought it was actually a pretty good idea.  We are now one year into these crazy lockdowns and let's face it, most of us are growing weary of wearing leggings and sweatshirts everyday.  This challenge provided an opportunity for me to show how I could wear something comfortable at home, yet still feel confident about my appearance.


For the comfort part of my outfit, I chose elastic waist leggings, and the softest, coziest cardigan ever!  The luxurious part of my outfit is the pretty lace trimmed camisole, the sparkly gold sequined flats, and lots of jewelry!


My jeggings are from Liverpool and they are one of my all time favorite Stitch Fix items.  Like I said, they have an elastic waist, the "zipper" and "pockets" are faux.  You just pull them up, and they do stay up all day without a belt.  The fabric is stretchy, and doesn't sag at the end of the day.  They are seriously the best, most comfortable pair of "jeans" I ever owned.


My sweater I picked up at CJBanks.  I was so sorry to hear about their brick and mortar stores closing. There are not enough clothing stores for us older women as it is.  They still have an on-line store, but I really don't like buying clothes on-line except through styling services where I can easily return what I don't like.

This sweater is SO SO SOFT.  I feel like I'm wrapped up in a cozy blanket when I wear it.  I think they call this type of sweater a "popcorn sweater", for it has a raised texture like little kernels of popcorn.






For jewelry I chose large rose gold hoop earrings, a single pearl necklace and a multi-strand bracelet.  The lace in my camisole adds so much luxurious romance to my outfit.  And don't forget how much just a little change in your make up can alter your look from "everyday" to "luxurious".  Here I used pretty glittery pastels from the Naked 3 palette and shiny rose pink lipstick.



For footwear, I wanted something comfortable, yet "luxurious" (Are you sick of that word yet? 😀) so I wore these gold sequined flats from Old Navy.






And now lets see what the rest of the ladies in the group are wearing:

                                                   Nancy


Nancy -  Nancy’s Fashion Style - Everyday luxe for me means that I am able to work out! Well, not every day, some weeks I do though, but at least five days a week. What makes it a luxury for me then? I have a hereditary lung disease and working out is so very important for my health. The fact that I can work out is a luxe. Most lung patients don’t have  the energy for it. And I can still work out at the gym at my physiotherapist twice week and I have a gym at home. That is everyday luxe to me!


                                                                             Shelbee


Shelbee - Shelbee on the Edge - “Everyday Luxe to me means combining luxurious fabrics and prints into an everyday outfit. A combination of leather, leopard print, sequins, and laced up suede seemed like a perfect pairing for this theme.”

Nicole


Nicole - High Latitude Style - For me everyday luxe means that I wear what I love  even when the piece would be considered Sunday’s Best by my Mom’s or Granny’s generation. An example is this teal silk skirt. However, I pair it with typical everyday wear like this cardigan with bold colors abstract huge floral  print that I probably wore more often as a top than cardigan.

Emma


Emma - The Style Splash - “When I think of everyday luxe, soft textures and bold prints immediately come to mind. Velvet is my ultimate luxe fabric and these trousers are so comfortable (the elasticated waistband helps!). Paired with a bright retro print shirt and I’m feeling groovy and comfy!”

Ada


Ada - Elegance and Mommyhood - “What is Everyday Luxe?! It can be interpreted many different ways, I think depending on your lifestyle and your profession, too. In my opinion it’s pieces that are timeless, well-made and classic! Take a pair of leopard flats for example. I have always owned a pair of nice (not cheap) leopard flats. This new Sam Edelman calf-hair pair replaced by White House Black Market ones. I also think every woman needs a nice neutral knit dress and this cable-knit Zara dress is the one. Ditto on a beautiful blazer: go for a black, or another neutral color; think of a classic pattern like herringbone or glen plaid print which are classy and timeless.”


Julie



Julie - Fashion Trends and Friends and Instagram FashionTandF -  “Everyday Luxe for me is taking an average relatively plain item like a t-shirt, a jean jacket, a pair of sweatpants but knocking it up a level or two by adding elements of interest like rhinestones, sequins or glitter!”

Gwen


Gwen - Gwen Lives Well and Instagram - GwenLivesWell - “Everyday luxe to me means adding a little something that changes the whole feel of an outfit and my mood. And for me, that’s shoes! Just by picking a pair of fab shoes, my mood brightens, my step is livelier, and my outfit is elevated.”



And Me!


Amy - Amy’s Creative Pursuits - For me, Everyday Luxe is something you would wear at home or for a casual outing that is comfortable yet has some small luxurious elements to make you feel confident and beautiful.

Have A Great Day! Amy

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34 comments:

  1. Amy, I love this pale pink on you. And your sparkly glitter ballet flats are so fun. This was a difficult theme for me as well because I wasn't clear on what Everyday Luxe meant either, but it was definitely a great theme for over a year into this leggings pandemic! I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thanks Shelbee! Yes, I thought it was a good theme too after a year of lockdowns.

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  2. I love your take on this theme and think it shows how you can be comfy but still very put together in this great outfit!
    Really loving every single piece of this outfit!

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    1. Thank you! You're so sweet! I think adding jewelry and a unique pair of shoes takes any comfortable outfit to the next level.

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  3. And it's elegant too! That's a lovely cardigan, such a lovely color.

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  4. You look beautiful! I have a pair of jeans just like that (well OK 3 of them) and they are my favorites!

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    1. Thanks JoAnne! I love these jeans. So comfy!

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  5. That cardigan softness says luxurious to me! I love your spot for pictures today. I may have to try a pair of those jeans especially if they don't sag. Looking lovely!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. Absolutely! I feel luxurious wearing it. If you buy a pair of pull of jeans, just buy a higher quality, more expensive pair to ensure they don't sag.

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  6. Hi Amy,

    I think you and I have a very similar definition! I enjoyed reading your interpretation of this month's theme and the reasoning behind your everyday luxe look! Another fun collaboration in the books! Looking forward to next month's fun!

    Julie xo

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    1. We sure do! It was a fun collaboration once we all uniquely defined what "Everyday Luxe" meant to each of us. I'm looking forward to next month too!

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  7. You look great. Love how you styled the outfit.

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  8. Such great looks- I love this series so much!

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you like this month's theme!

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  9. What a darling spring outfit. Love the jeans. I have the shorts counterpart from Liverpool. And they are so comfy and flattering...or were until I began eating for two during Covid. Have lost a few pounds so new to try them on again. They are my all time favorites.

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    1. Thank you. I did not know there was a shorts counterpart. I may have to look into that.

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  10. those jeggings look so comfortable! And I really like the little luxe additions - the sparkly shoes are so fun! You did a good job interpreting the theme! :)

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From The Blue

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    1. They are as comfy as they look! Thanks Mica!

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  11. I just love how you interpreted this Amy!! I'm all about bringing out the luxurious things for everyday now...life is too short to save it!!
    OXOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you. I so agree about luxurious and the shortness of life.

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  12. This is such a fun theme! I love all of your outfits you guys put together! That cardigan is beautiful on you!

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    1. It was a fun, yet challenging theme. Thank you!

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  13. Definitely very luxe - with the soft cardigan and sequinned flats - and comfortable too for stylish days at home! Thanks for linking at #WowOnWednesday.

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  14. You have definitely captured the Luxe in everyday!
    I especially love the sparkle of your ballet flats🥰

    Rosemary

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  15. What a perfect spring theme! Such a cute look! I love all of the luxe details and cozy vibes!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  16. Very pretty and soft colors here, love your sweater! The jewelry is lovely and adds a delicate touch!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  17. What a fun theme to build an outfit on. You did a wonderful job with your interpretation.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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