3 Ways To Make Your Everyday Life More Fabulous

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Life can be stressful. We all know this. Often times we assume only the rich and famous can have a fabulous day-to-day life, but that isn’t true. Anyone can live life a bit more fab. Here’s how:

3. Focus On What You Love. Life is full of distractions. Often the expectations of others or even the expectations that we place upon ourselves force us to put what we love on the back burner. We are so busy working or doing for others that we have so little time to do what we love. Yet, focusing on what we love is crucial to truly having a fulfilling life.

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Hobbies You Love Such As Bike Riding Are A Must

2. Loose Yourself InThe Moment. If you think about it, the only time we truly have is right now. The past is done and we can’t be sure what tomorrow brings  So why not really make the most out of your time?  This may sound “extra” to some people, but I really believe in celebrating life in small glamorous ways. I randomly buy champagne just to have a glass, I put  fresh flower petals in my bubble baths, and sometimes on weeknights I book a really nice hotel room, order room service, and just relax with my phone on silent. I do these things because I don’t want to be a person who needs a reason to do something nice. Life should be celebrated every day in some kind of way, big or small.

1. Tune Out Bad Vibes. Have you ever noticed how draining some people can be? Always complaining or gossiping or whatever vibe-killing trait they tend to have. Well, if you don’t take anything else from this blog post I hope it is this: Separate Yourself From Draining People.

There is nothing fabulous about spending time with anyone who makes you feel low or judged. Associate with loving, positive people and keep everyone else at a distance. *That may include staying away from them on social media as well.

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I promise you, if you apply the three things listed above your days will become much brighter.

– Dawn B.

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Dressing Like A Millionaire

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You don’t have to be rich to look the part. All you have to do is remember some of these tips when putting together your look:

1) Uniform dressing: You can buy nondescript LBDs, cream-colored knits and dark wash jeans from anywhere. Having a handful of classic pieces in your closet allows for an array of looks that scream money.

2) Polished looks pricey: So keep things sophisticated with clean lines, polished accessories and neat hair and makeup.

3) The basics: If nothing else, invest in your shoes and bag. If you can’t afford to, carry a minimalist leather tote and wear simple ballet flats or loafers.

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4) Keep it real: Do not wear fake leather. Ever. You’re fooling no one.

5) Logo is a no-go: Avoid putting brands on display. A purse covered in logos is nothing you want to be seen carrying. 👏👏👏 ( I really agree with this one.)

6) Sweater weather: Drape your cardigan over your shoulders like our favorite ’80s prepsters.

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7) Tip-top shape: If you’re going to wear something, make sure it’s still in good condition. Nicks and scratches on shoes, bags, or anything else you’re wearing are a no-no.

8) When it comes to sunglasses, listen to Jackie O: Wear tortoiseshell eyewear à la Jackie Kennedy.

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9) Simply cinched: Cinching an oversized coat or classic button-down adds instant polish to any outfit.

10) Nail it: Keep eccentric nails to a minimum. (I personally love a nail design or accent nail but don’t overdo it.)image

11) Dark denim: The darker the wash, the more sleek your denim looks.

12) Like a lady: Ladylike dresses that make you look like you just stepped out of a Kennedy family portrait give off an old money, new clothes feel.

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13) Your scent can be just as wealthy as your look.

14) Draped in jewels: Don’t be afraid to put your jewelry front and center. From simple diamond studs to that borderline-gaudy statement necklace, this kind of jewelry ups the ante.

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15) The “I have money” combo: Own a navy blazer. Own a turtleneck. Wear them together. 👉 If you’re very top heavy and/or short you may want to skip a turtleneck.

16) Status staples: Embrace conservative status symbols like Gucci loafers.

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17) If you don’t know, now you know: Two words: Camel. Coat.

18) Make sure it fits: Clothing is instantly downgraded when it doesn’t fit correctly. Stay away from items that swallow you whole or cut off circulation/create imprints in your skin.

19) Wear your pearls, girls: When in doubt, a classic strand of pearls adds elegance (and dollar signs) to your style.

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20) Head to toe: Monochrome is the perfect way to give off that “everything I’m wearing is chic and cost a fortune” vibe.

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21) Timing is everything: A nice watch is the ultimate power-play accessory, even if it can’t be a Rolex or Cartier Tank. 👉If you’re on a budget opt for a brand like Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors.

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22) Into the wild: Tread carefully when it comes to animal print. There’s a fine line between a leopard-print heel and a zebra-print jumpsuit. 👍👍

23) Make sure your hair is clean and healthy looking. 👉 Invest in great hair products including a silicone based hair serum for shine.

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Tips received from Harper’s Bazaar with a few added tips from me.

*** Remember the above tips are only for those interested in a polished, classic look. It’s okay if this style isn’t your thing. Personally, my look depends on what theme I’m going for at that moment.

XOXO,

Dawn B

My Dream Tub

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Being an apartment renter, I don’t have the luxury of building out my living space the way I wish I could. So, all I can do is dream of the house I plan to build out in the next few years.

I have started a vision board just for my future home that includes my dream closet, bathroom, and kitchen. Today, I added images for my master bathroom and fell in love with so many options I added them all and will figure it out when the time comes. Until then, I can only drool over them. Here are a few of my faves: 

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In-ground Bathtub ♡

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Bathtub for Two

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😍😍😍

– Dawn B.

The Right Necklace

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Have you ever wondered what necklace to wear with your outfit? Don’t worry, many women have. You’d be surprised by how many times I see a great look ruined by the wrong necklace and/or earring combo. The trick is matching your necklime with a necklace that compliments its style. I came across the following diagram on Paper Blog and decided to share:

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Here is another diagram with similar information:

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– Dawn B.

When I Grow Up

Aging has always been a frightening topic amongst most women. For some reason many of us view getting older as a sad, at times overwhelming thing when in reality it represents the gift of time… Time to master the art of living. That’s why seeing images in the media of gorgeous mature women is such a fantastic thing. It celebrates womem who have aged both proudly and gracefully. Here are a few of the women I can only hope to look as great as when I grow up:

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Tina Knowles Lawson (Beyonce's Mom) - Age 61

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Actress Jane Fonda- for W Magazine - Age 77

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Supermodel Iman- Age 59

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Fashion Model Carmen Dell'Orefice- Age 84

Cheers to these fabulous women and others like them for promoting a positive image of aging for the next generations.

– Dawn B.

Something To Love About Summer

There are so many things I love about summer. Long days, swimming, road trips, bronzer, and  even denim shorts. But the one thing that stuck out in my mind today was just how much I adore a beautifully decorated warm weather event. Here are a few images I snagged from Pinterest while deciding on ideas for an upcoming event that I’m hosting:

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Of course, I will put my own twist on my event next month. So stay tuned for pics.

– Dwan B.

When Art Falls In Love With Fashion…

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I have been a major fan of Oliver Gal for over a year now. Their fresh take on fashionable art is perfect for a modern glam lifestyle. If you haven’t checked them out, now is the time. Visit their website at www.OliverGal.com to view more of their  contemporary art. It’s a must-see.

– Dawn B.

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Hey Dolls!

Welcome to Modern Glam Life!

Here you will find any and everything I find from a modern slightly glam slightly funky but always positive perspective. I truly hope you enjoy.

TTFN,

Dawn B.