10 Essential Shoes Every Woman Should Have

Over two years ago I created the original list of 10 Essential Shoes Every Woman Should Have, and it has continued to be one of the top style posts from the archives here on The Simply Luxurious Life. Knowing this, I wanted to take some time to update the links, do some more shopping for […]

10 Essential Shoes Every Woman Should Have

Click here to view the updated list and links of the 10 Essential Shoes Every Woman Should Have. The right pair of shoes can make all the difference when it comes to completing a look. Candace Bergen has said that no matter what one’s wardrobe costs, if paired with quality shoes, everything looks high quality.  […]

10 Effortlessly Chic Summer Style Ideas

The summer season is in full swing, and that has me thinking about what I am wearing that is both comfortable and cool as well as chic and stylish to suit my tastes. While I will not be able to afford resort collection items as shown above from a handful of recent designers from their […]

277: Winter in Paris — The 15 Essentials for Timeless Seasonal Style

Last fall two episodes were shared delineating ideas for a timeless capsule wardrobe for traveling about in Paris as well as in London and the English countryside. As promised, the series continues into winter, and while we are nearing the end of winter, with the Paris fall/winter collections about ready to take the runway sharing […]

180: 10 Tips for Smart Wardrobe Shopping

~The Simple Sophisticate, episode #180 ~Subscribe to The Simple Sophisticate: iTunes | Stitcher | iHeartRadio The year 2017 has been dedicated to living a year of quality here on TSLL. While at the core of living simply luxuriously is to focus on quality rather than quantity, I wanted to take time each month this year to focus on one aspect in […]

10 Tips to Evolve Into Your Signature Style

Our signature style is quite personal as it reveals to the world multiple layers of information about who we are, what we value, what frustrates us, what we are confident about, and I believe what we understand about ourselves physically. Over the past two years, my attention to my own personal signature style has shifted […]

Why Not . . . Invest in Good Shoes?

 “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” -Marilyn Monroe As Mireille Guiliano reminds readers in French Women Don’t Get Facelifts, there are particular “tells” when it comes to a woman’s appearance that signify to others what her identity is – in other words how she feels about herself and how […]

Where to Shop – Wardrobe Essentials on a Budget

Last year I shared with a list of the 10 Essential Wardrobe Items as well as the 10 Essentials Shoes Every Woman Should Have and recently a writer asked that I share where to shop for these items on a budget. Being on a tight budget myself, even though I’d love to ignore the ticket price, […]

1000 Posts of Simply Luxurious Ideas

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10 Wardrobe Essentials

Recently someone asked me share my top wardrobe essentials for building an ideal wardrobe that is not only functional, but stylish as well. And so my wheels have been turning for the past couple of weeks contemplating exactly what I would include as my top 10 essential items. Now you probably already have noticed that […]

Shop & Talk Booties

In 2013 and then in TSLL’s first book, I shared a detailed list of the 10 essential shoes every woman should have. On that list was the bootie. Whether with a heel or not, a peep toe or not, hitting at the ankle or just above, the bootie is an essential shoe for the shoulder […]

Why Not . . . Wear Flats?

From Ines de la Fressange, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Coppola and Olivia Palermo, these stylish women’s footwear are reminders that comfort and style can exist in tandem. Oddly enough, it took me until my twenties to discover ballet flats as for some reason I only thought heels were a feminine choice. Perhaps that was because I […]

Why Not . . . Wear a Maxi?

The summer heats has trumped the calendar. With highs in the 80s this week, comfortable, breathable clothing has jumped to the top of my capsule wardrobe shopping list. And when that is my priority, the maxi dress immediate springs to mind. Whether choosing a maxi dress or a maxi skirt paired with a t-shirt, silk […]

Top Style Posts of 2013

While Thursday’s weekly Style Inspiration post is one of readers’ favorites, there have been many other style posts that raced to the top of this year’s favorite style postings – beginning with #9 and ending with #1 on this year’s list. Often the easiest way for me to come up with an outfit idea is […]

Capsule Wardrobe

      Discover the essential items to build your very own capsule wardrobe based on the simply luxurious approach. As you begin to build your capsule wardrobe or are simply wanting to update it with the quality essentials, I’ve created one spot where you can find the wardrobe essentials talked about on the three most […]

Why Not . . . Organize Your Closet?

The fall collections are now in stores, the must-anticipated September fashion issues are arriving in mailboxes and newsstands (Vogue is scheduled to be available August 15 – although I know a few have been enjoying an early copy), and I must admit I’m getting excited to touch up my fall wardrobe. But before any meaningful […]

The Weekend and A Fashion Lovers’ Yard Sale

In March I mentioned I’d be having a yard sale, my second in two years, and as you might imagine, I am up to my elbows in hangers, price stickers, boxes and I’m not sure what else at the moment. I must admit, I love organizing this mini event, so if you’re in the area […]

Top Style Posts of 2012

Striving to be stylish will always be a hobby of mine, but what I’ve realized is that how we present ourselves to the world can open doors so long as we dress ourselves accordingly and present ourselves with confidence and poise. Part of exuding confidence is knowing that you look your best, and so today […]

The Weekend . . .

Fall, warm comforts and decadent whipping cream on top a cup hot chocolate . . . It really is here, the chilly evenings, the to-do of picking out your favorite pumpkins and planning your favorite fall festivities. Count me among those who can’t believe it is time to turn the furnace back on again; however, […]

Why Not . . . Build a Capsule Wardrobe on A Budget?

Thankfully, many people assume wrongly that one must have endless cash on hand to build a spectacular classically chic wardrobe. Why is this good news? Because when we feel confident about how we look, our mood is elevated, and when our mood improves, so does the environment around us. The key to creating a chic […]

Best of . . . Random Tuesdays

What you will find on Tuesdays here on The Simply Luxurious Life is a smattering of inspiration for home, life, fashion, reading and anything that fits the definition of bringing more simplicity, thus the opportunity for more luxurious living into your life.  Below are a few of the most popular post that garnered much conversations and […]

15 Saturday Ponderings . . .

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Summer in France – A Wardrobe for Timeless Seasonal Style

A summer spent in France, whether in the city of Paris or, and most likely, spent away from Paris and out in the country whether under the Provençal blue skies, amongst the fields of flax and wheat in the north, along the seaside, surrounded by vineyards in the Northeastern or Western and Southwestern portions of […]

How to Cultivate Your True Style All Year Long

~The Simple Sophisticate, episode #149 ~Subscribe to The Simple Sophisticate: iTunes | Stitcher | iHeartRadio “What’s true style? Knowing how to mix the right combinations of ingredients.” —Ines de la Fressange, author of Parisian Chic Look Book: What Should I Wear Today? Most of us have heard of and are incorporating into our lives a capsule wardrobe, but as much as […]