Forecasting Fuchsia

It was a pretty Grey day Sunday in High Point , the kind of date your just want to stay in bed!This was my 9th trip to high Point furniture market .

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Oly is the Only way to Stay in Bed

It’s a bi annual show for all things home; furniture, art, carpet, and lighting. People come from all over the world to see what’s new in the world of Interiors design.

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mariska meijers

I’ve tried convincing many of my  Interior design friends that one of my gifts is forecasting the trends that will take off in the real world ( not Just Dwell Magazine) and be profitable.

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TWS Venice Art

Just one problem with this type of gift, the results are delayed . So you are now reading a blog in the future; If you are reading this blog Spring of 2017 you have two choices you can read it and let it influence your future home choices so you can say

I did it first !

You can also just put this link in your book marks for a year and send me some feedback next year.

Now for the Forecasts   

Interior design has become a much more hands on approach for the consumer. Since we now have the ability to decorate our own home “expertly” with the help of the Internet and Pinterest … we have a much higher margin of error. So we aren’t doing full room makeovers ,we are investing in one piece at a time.

Fuchsia is so bright,gotta wear shades of pink 

Ottomans, Rugs , pillows , art, and side boards.

For the softer souls with higher budgets there are blush sofas and Chez even light pink Vanity.

If you’re the kind of person who needs to dip their toe in slowly; table top boxes are the perfect way to break into a trend. Shagreen (WTF is that) , tortoise , polished stone and wood canal add a dramatic flair to any room.

In comedy the joke is only funny if there is a straight man. The straight man in this situation is grey and it’s kind of itchy.

Light and dark but full of slightly uncomfortable textures to touch but very visually pleasing!

I hope my Trend Forcast for 2018 can help you change your interiors one piece at a time.

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Kelly Wearstler

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Abstract Movement

 

Mariska MeijersOly StudioTWS Venice

Made GoodsNourison Rugs
Alexis Walter,Maggie Cruz
Worlds away ,Bungalow 5

9 Months of Black a True Story 

The prompt on WordPress says 

Share your story here…

That’s exactly what I’m doing. Someone asked me today what my goal was with the blog; originally it started as a fashion blog because who doesn’t want to have a reason for all those selfies.    

 Once I found out I was pregnant I was terrified of what it was going to do to my body. I had worked so hard to be in great shape to feel good in my clothes, so good infact I was shareing pictures of myself with millions of strangers. 

 The first time my husband and I tried to conceive I couldn’t do it, I was in tears. I didn’t want to get fat.  

You’re not fat, you’re pregnant 

  I failed to see the difference honestly, and what is maternity fashion anyway. I spent my entire life trying to conseal my not so flat stomache, or my wide hips. All of a sudden it was acceptable to be round.  

 In the early months of my pregnancy I counted my calories to make sure my child was nourished and I wasn’t going to gain more than the 25-30 pounds at the doctors request .I gained 25lbs in three months eating 2000-1500 calories a day, and continuing my regular workouts.  

 I felt helpless, by my second trimester I couldn’t do Pilaties or Barre all I could do was walk on the elliptical.. Well that just plain sucks.  

 I wore leggings and black tops, mostly target and H&M that was an easy staple before pregnancy now it was a prison. I was stuck in my own body and forced to act as though it was the greatest time of my life because it was way more difficult to tell people I was miserable. 

 Where is the silver lining in all of this Fashion misery…. Those things you hear about the weight coming off fast. Actually true; I was 20lbs down the first week after my son was born. I was so excited to be able to bend over once I was clear to excersise again it was the greatest feeling of my life. 

 I have this amazing little ball of joy that loves long walks and giggles when I jump rope, my entire pregnancy I failed to realize it was infact temporary . Like so many hard ships in your life… This too shall pass, and it did.  

 The prize at the end was well worth it and the human body is an amazing thing.  

 

Your body will never be the same after you have a baby

Your right it’s not, it’s better than ever and how I view myself now is diffrent, there is a difference between pregnant and fat; fat doesn’t give you a baby it just gives you diabetes.   

 Love yourself today, it’s the only one you get. 

Pause 

I’ve taken a short pause from blogging for so many reasons. I’d love to say it was because I was pregnant and exhausted or because I’m a new mom.   

   

The honest truth is ;when I started this blog I promised myself if I didn’t have anything nice to say than I wasn’t going to say anything… 

 Hence my scilence. Pregnancy was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. 

 Then after that I had to explain to my mother, my father and a handful of strangers why my child wasn’t Breast fed. 

  In a series of blogs over the next month you will experince my honesty, heartbreak , and sadness. Most of all I hope my Story will help you on your journey. In the end this is a fairytale, it’s just the missing pages filled in.

 

Instagram LookBook Shopper

You know by now I’m an Instagramaholic my new favorite past time is following the rabbit hole of Likes! 20140729-094908-35348004.jpg
This photo of my Vacation #ootd was recently liked by Halcyon Fair who knew one like would open up this page of awesomeness .

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I am dreaming of my little pregnant baby bump throwing a cocktail party in this vintage number.

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The possibilities are endless when it comes to maternity Fashion and vintage!

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If I was a daring Man Repeller Fashionista I would rock this top and skirt baby bump exposed!

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Check out these beautiful photos of Maura in my home town of Chapel Hill North Carolina.

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I’ll leave you with two sets of vintage earring from her site
My birthday is tomorrow these king of the Jungle studs are fitting for a Leo!

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Fashion Dynasty DealThanks for the love – take 20% off anything in the store with code SHARELOVE now through this Friday 8/8! On Halcyon Fair

Python temptations

It’s no secret my accessory game is strong! Black is a classic color, sliming, and intelligent looking. 20140725-125737-46657823.jpg
You can make any outfit look fashionable buy wearing the right belt and shoes. If it’s all black or Jeans and a TShirt, using accessories to add a pop of color or a texture by using animal print or bright color. You had added another layer to your once simple outfit.

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I was incredibly impressed with the quality of my WCM gear.

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The best part is all of the amazing companies, and designers that work in house! You can Like WCM NY on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter !

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Fashion Dynasty Note:
My New favorite belt is called the Python Empire and will be available soon!
Sizing runs a little small so order one size up in belt 🙂 28 jean size order a large

Ps Check out this Chick @bewolffashion rocking her WCM gear!

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Cowboys don’t cry, a Shoe Dilemma

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We have all heard the saying “Dress for the Job you want, not the Job you have!”
This is a daily dilemma for me; you could almost call it a ritual. Every morning I open my eyes and start putting together the perfect outfit. One of a fashion hungry A-List celebrity. I start at the top and work down to my feet.

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Here is where the frustration begins; I am a hair stylist, first I need to look professional, second I am standing on my feet between 8 and 10 hours a day. That’s not comfortable in any high heel or Flat for more than 4 hours. So I have two options: change shoes every 2 hours or find something that is Fashionable and Functional.

Nocona White Calf

Nocona White Calf with Fashion Toe

I’ve Fallin in love with these;Nocona White Calf ,not ony do they hold my ankles secure for the day, but the are large enough for my wide calves.(16inch calf) Nocona Boots run true to size and comfort.

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When you first get them you will think, this boots look really narrow. That is what is amazing thing about them . They are comfortable, and fashionable; they make your feet and calfs look sleek and petite. Not an easy task for a white boot!

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Follow Nocona on Twitter

Cowboy boots have answered alot of my fashion dilemmas simply by being classic. If you are going to invest in a classic cowboy boot. Spend money with the companies that work for real CowBoys, not just wanna be cowboys in designer boutiques!

Fashion Dynast Note:
I trust any of the Justin Brands, Tony Lama , Nocona

Great for wide Calves

Most of the sizing runs true, but it is always good to try before you buy.