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This Burberry Color Block high waisted dress is of compact crepe and stretch knit. The high neck is perfect to pair with a bold statement necklace. The black and brown two tone is fab for a fall through winter wardrobe. The accessories possibilities are endless! This is going into my wardrobe.

Join me for tomorrow’s feature: wardrobing! Want to know what that is? Then come back and see!

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Growing up in my house as a kid, Sunday afternoons were all about rest and relaxation…for my mom. She had a highly stressful job in addition to being the mother of four children. So come Sunday, that also meant rest and relaxation for us kiddos. We had to either go outside and play, or find quiet activities indoors, ones that would promote peace amongst each other so there would be no outbreaks of sibling fighting i.e. no noise. That pretty much left two activities: putting puzzles together and watching old movies. Why old movies? Because we would fight over what to watch, so my mother came up with the rule that any tv on Sunday had to be old movies. That rule also ensured that the movie would be to her liking thereby creating an activity for the whole family. So here’s what it looked like in my house on Sundays. Homemade popcorn on the stove or a jumbo bag of sunflower seeds in their shells, puzzles (500-1000 pieces), and old movies. The thing is, not one of us kids complained, not a one; we loved it. So much so that we preferred to stay indoors on Sundays. So is it any wonder that my idea of a relaxing Sunday afternoon is old movies and popcorn? In a world always on the go and that encourages us to always do more, to be able to spend my Sunday that way is pure luxury. What is your favorite way to spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon?

I love round dining tables. I love upholstered dining seats. And I love rich brown leathers. So when I saw this “Hudson” banquette from Massoud, I kinda gasped. Well, not kinda, I did. Oh the decor possibilities! And so unique.

In the picture they have it shown in a beautiful neutral (both in color and style) setting. But I can see this in a library room with rich dark woods and colors. I also see it with old world Mediterranean decor as well. It is luxurious and cozy at the same time. The table is sold separately. Love this luxe!

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A peacock and it’s feathers, such a show off! This colorful chair caught my eye and made me smile. It’s fun and definitely showy; an absolute standout. Certainly a conversation piece, and a comfy one at that. It has the look of a piece that has been handed down a few generations as a treasure. From Haute House it has embroidered accent fabric on top of a neutral mossy green.
Hope it makes you smile!

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Fall is here! Just like leaves get to change their colors, so we get to change our wardrobes to the cozy, warm, rich colors of fall. Autumn brings with it cool, crisp air, the smell of wood burning fires, and leaf peeping. In all of this sometimes we forget that even though the sunlight may not seem as strong as in summer we still need to protect our eyes. Looking over the offerings of this season, I have fallen I love with Dolce and Gabbana’s Baroque line of sunglasses and eyewear. The luxe gold accents are perfect to pair with all those rich fall colors we love. Don’t forget to luxe your eyes!

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My man and I attended a dinner party at the new home of one of his colleagues recently. It was such a lovely day that the guests spent most of the party outdoors on the deck. It was there that I fell in love. Not with my man, I’ve been in love with him for a while now. No, it was with an item off in a corner of the deck: a glass filled, propane fired, marble surrounded fire table. I had seen similar items, but this one filled me with envy.
I inquired about it and soon the whole party was gathered round. As it was getting later on in the evening and the sun was going down, our hosts gladly fired it up. The temperature had dropped and we all sat around enjoying its welcome warmth and beautiful, gentle flames that sparkled in the glass. It was a wonderful evening of cozy conversation.

Fall is here. How luxurious would it be to sit around the fire snuggling with your sweetie or hanging out and laughing with family and friends? Now, just because I fell in love with this particular fire table doesn’t mean I have to have that particular fire table. Yes, it is gorgeous, but after thinking about it, the real luxury is that it effortlessly extends your time outside under the stars enjoying life with loved ones and friends. So, I can make do with a lesser model or even a DIY version.

I invite anyone with a DIY to add a trackback because this luxe is worth having!

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The picture of this fire table is from Oriflamme and is nearly identical to the one we enjoyed!

The old adage is true. Sometimes it is the simplest and most little of things that can be the most luxurious. For today’s Luxe I give you the long, hot bath.

Stepping into the water and letting it ease up tight muscles that have been longing for some pampering all week. Away from the noise of life (if you’ve got kids, you will probably need earplugs and a locked door), you can let yourself breathe, clear your mind, and let yourself finally let go of the day’s worries and stress.

I love to add lavender to my bath and light candles, and sometimes quiet reflective music. I even enjoy creating special instrumental mixes that help focus the stages of relaxation. But here it is all up to you; add what makes you feel the most relaxed.

Hmmm…I just realized there is another Luxe thing that goes into a bath…time.

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The Renwich Crystal Sphere. ┬áThis hanging pendant light from Aerin ┬áhas me lusting for this luxe. It makes a huge statement that would go well with any decor. I will look for a similar, lower priced version, but if you want to invest in one luxe item for a room…this could be it! The hardest part would then be to choose which finish, gold or silver!

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Today’s must have Luxe is from Leon Max’s fall collection. A great twist on the LBD. A stretch silk georgette dress with a Watteau-like cape-let. Now it just needs some gorgeous accessories!

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