Pink Tulips - Lily's Journal

Lily's Journal

Plaid: The put your foot in your mouth fabric October 22 2014

The closest I can get to wearing plaid is carrying my bouclé designer handbag. I just have a hard time embracing the checkered phenomenon and yes I know it’s back in style, but I just can’t bring myself to jump on the bandwagon.   If I’m going to sport a woven textile, it’s going to be something of statement and the knobbly effect of the loopy yarn in my Iris...

Everything is temporary October 08 2014

  My father always told me everything was temporary and the more I live, the more I realize it’s true. I’ve moved a bit and wouldn’t necessarily call myself a jet setter, but I consider myself someone who easily adjusts to new surroundings. The less I resist the idea of steady permanence in my life, the more I seem to make of every fleeting moment.   This acceptance of short-term...

Life is Short... October 01 2014

I ran across this sign today:   Who am I to argue with such sage advice? Pink Tulips Calla Lily leather tote, here I come...  

Nothing beats fall... except maybe a new handbag September 25 2014

Don’t get me wrong, I love the newness of spring and the first warmth of the summer sun on my skin, but oh, autumn! The shedding of leaves on the trees never brings to mind the slow demise of the year but of harvest, and of course, a change in my wardrobe! Instead of turning inward in the face of a changing temperature, I bring my gaze outward in anticipation...

Who is Lily? September 16 2014

We call her Lily. She is real, with ups and downs, fantastic days and rock bottom moments – she is a complex, modern woman. Always thinking, always loving, always real, Lily is refined yet bold. She’s the girl that has a history and depth. Lovely, flirty, courageous, faithful, compassionate, intense, animated, funny and wise. The Pink Tulips woman has the raised eyebrow and a sly smile. There’s a bit of Lily...

To invest or not to invest; that is the question. June 02 2014

I read the most ridiculous article the other day about a study that found women use luxury products such as handbags to declare to other women that they are in a committed relationship with their significant other.   First of all, I find it completely sexist that the individuals in this study assumed the man in the relationship had anything to do with the purchasing of the designer handbag in...

Division is not a dirty word May 12 2014

I work from home and the office, which often makes it as though I’m seeing double. While I downsized in square footage when I moved, I certainly did not eliminate charm, cheap out on location, or scrimp on amenities. Always struggling with transition in my youth, I find as I grow older, the more flexible I become. Sure, my 3 doses of yin yoga classes a week contribute to being...

VIP – Very Important Panache April 04 2014

What is perfection really? Is it a measurement? A dollar amount? A certain color or picture of health? Personally, I think perfection is in the details. Some of my favorite things about life do not involve money, in fact, it’s mostly a feeling that brings about the memories of the crème de la crème of my youth – this is my idea of perfection. For example, my old teddy bear....

Defining personal style March 19 2014

It’s so easy for me to slip into a slump in regards to fashion, especially when I hang out with old friends whose company I find as comforting as my slightly worn chenille robe. However, it’s always seemed easy to keep my accessories on a sporadic rotation that brings new life to the most humdrum outfits in my closet. The defining piece that consistently makes me break out into a...

Embracing new elements of style March 07 2014

I spent time with an old high school friend last week. Ah, the magic of Facebook! It was her birthday and we decided to meet for brunch and then wander around town a bit. We laughed as we both admitted being in a transitional phase of our lives, not only spiritually, but fashionably. Inspired by Paris Fashion Week, I’m craving a wardrobe that sings with color. My current closet has...

Be present and give presents February 19 2014

I don’t think I’ll ever really be settled. Even though I’ve unpacked, interior trimmings hung on the walls and my unmentionables stowed in Granny’s old lingerie chest (which desperately needs to be refinished), I doubt I will ever stay in one place forever.   Do people really put down roots anymore?   Last night, I christened my new home with an obnoxious glass of wine and an even more offensive...

Feeling a little bit gypsy February 14 2014

I woke up from a dream last night and still caught up in the haze of nocturnal scenes, looked around in the darkness not knowing where I was. It’s been a long month of packing and now that I am 24 hours into my new place, I’m excited for new surroundings yet a little hesitant to really start fresh. My back hurts a bit from lugging boxes about and I’m...
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