Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Moment of Silence...

All Things Luxurious will be taking a moment of silence today,
in memory of all of the lives lost
and our changed country
on September 11th.

"Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11." - President Barack Obama

Never Forget

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Friday's Fancies -- Back to School!

Hello!  :-)  Happy Friday to you!

I'm linking up with {av} again for another round of Friday's Fancies!  To learn more about Friday's Fancies, click here.

This week, the theme is Back to School!  Although I am already back in school (and have been for almost a month now!), I love this subject because it is allowing me the chance to make a Fall back-to-school outfit, instead of what I truly wore on my first day back -- shorts and a tank.  ;-)  It's just so hot here -- and especially when we went back to school in August...  Super hot.  Any of you who have experienced an Arizona summer know exactly what I am talking about!

Back to School

Pretty and stripe-y sweater from J. Crew.     Rag & Bone Boyfriend Jeans.     Fun Tory Burch leopard-print Reva flats.     Louis Vuitton Galliera PM handbag.     OC Shades rounded cat-eye glasses.     Dior 'Red Royalty' Nail Lacquer.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  :-)  I am planning on spending some quality time with family, friends, and my hot glue gun!  Catch ya back here Monday!

What is your back-to-school wardrobe staple?


Fall Inspirations

Good morning!  :-)

Although it is still lingering around the 100-degree mark here in Arizona, I have come to realize that Fall is a state of mind.  Do you agree with me?  I'm not saying that I am quite ready to hop on over to Starbucks and order my very first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season...yet.  But I am itching to head to my local HomeGoods to see what Fall goodies (candles, decor, etc.) they have out!  And I am definitely needing a new wreath on my door, so this weekend I am planning on crafting a bit and seeing what I come up with.  ;-)

I am so very happy that September is here, and that my most favorite season is here, too.  And so, I thought that I would gather some Fall inspiration for you today and share it with you -- because that's fun, right?

Warm Fall colors...displayed in a bouquet of flowers.

An outdoor dining experience, complete with an abundance of crispy leaves.

Pretty and simple porch decor.

An elegant and color-coordinating Fall tablescape.

Soft, chunky coats to keep the chill off of your skin.

What is your favorite thing about Fall?


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hello Blue Moon

I have joined up with Supal again this month for another round of Art to Inspiration!  :-)  Art to Inspiration is a movement that Supal has created where each month she chooses an artist's work, sends out a newsletter with the piece's information, and we are to let it inspire us and write a post about it!  We can do whatever we want -- form a recipe, find pretty pictures, take our own pictures...really, the sky's the limit.  :-)  It's really fun, and I love opening that e-mail once a month and getting to see a new piece of art that is just so beautiful.

September Art to Inspiration
Title: Hello Blue Moon
Artist: Lani Trock

When I first saw this piece, I was instantly drawn to the moody black and blue color palette.  I remember the days when I thought that black and blue could not appear together -- in fact, it was one of those things where it looked like one had put them together on accident, even in a purposeful case -- but now, I find it completely lovely.  :-)  I decided to find some interiors that use this color palette to make a room sing!

Pretty, yes?  :-)  If you would like to join in on the Art to Inspiration fun, head over here to sign up!  And be sure to check out Supal's Facebook Fan Page later this week to see what all of the other bloggers came up with!

What do you think of this color palette?  Are you a fan?  Not-so-much?


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Guest Posting Today!

Hey there!  :-)

I am guest posting at The HumberHome Project today for my friend Ash!  I'm talking about some little details from my wedding this past November!  Head on over and check it out, if you would like!  :-)


Monday, September 3, 2012

September Sponsor Love

Hey there, friends!  Happy Labor Day!  :-)  I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend.

I'm here today with a post about this month's sponsors.  These women are all such inspirational bloggers, and I am so lucky to be able to call them my friends!  I am so happy to introduce you to ATL's September sponsors!

Lisha and Kyle -- One House One Couple


Hey everyone! We are Kyle and Lisha from One House, One Couple. We bought, fixed, and sold our house for a profit during the recession, and we're finally documenting all our hard work on our blog (mixed with some personal posts about life). Come on over and stay awhile. We love getting new visitors and we hope you get all the DIY inspiration you need! See you soon! ~ Kyle & Lisha - Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest

Rachel -- Get Neat

Hi everyone! My name is Rachel and I am the owner of Get Neat. Get Neat is a professional organizing company based in the Washington DC metro area (including VA and MD) designed to help people create a balanced life by finding an organizational system that is simple and functional. We would love it if you stopped by and visited our site and blog! Check out our services and blog at http://www.get-neat.com; follow us on Twitter @Get_Neat; like us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Get-Neat/379877282026884; or follow us on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/getneat33/. Hope to see you soon! :-) 

Erika -- Our Cozy Cubbyhole

Welcome to Our Cozy Cubbyhole. It's small but it's ours! Follow our nesting adventures full of DIY projects, crafts, life, and love in our apartment in Los Angeles. My name is Erika and I happily share a great one-bedroom apartment with my boyfriend, Walker, and my dog, Bo. I love living simply and enjoying the little things.  This is where I get my style- simple, cozy, personal, a bit reminiscent, and happy.   Our home is a peaceful oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  And you are always welcome! :)

In case you would like any additional links, here they are as well:

Clare -- C Squared W

C Squared W

I'm Clare, a Southern girl turned island adventurer living in the Caribbean with my husband.  I'm a teacher, artist, foodie, and eternal optimist.  I love to travel and find myself in hilarious situations more often than not.  Here in Dominica, each day is an adventure, and I love to share bits and pieces of island life on my blog, C Squared W.  Stop by and say hello! 

Louise -- Laid Off Mom


Vintage lovin, craftin' mama, who was laid off in 2011 and now "Redesigning Life, Love and Motherhood."  Instead of going back into the workforce and possibly working for someone who may/may not lay me off, I decided to take my life into my hands and dub myself...my own boss.  I now work harder for this boss, than any of my past bosses....and my new boss lets my children, and my family, take center stage.  Cheers to taking the road less traveled, and spending precious time with the ones you love.


I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!  I will see you back here tomorrow!  :-)

What are you doing for Labor Day?