April 4th - Elegance

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

"For me, elegance is not to pass unnoticed 
but to get to the very soul of what one is."

Do you know where the term "less is more" came from? 

It was first used by the English poet Robert Browning in 1855. 

"Elegance is the art of restraint. 

Famous, wealthy women known for their chic sense of style 
keep their looks uncluttered:

comfortable, beautifully tailored suits in neutral palettes for day; 

simple, graceful dresses for evening;

well-bred accessories that never overpower 
but always strike the right note.

What sets an elegant woman apart from the crowd 
is her quiet self-assurance
she knows that SHE is what's worth focusing on, 
not an armload of golden bangle bracelets.

While money is helpful, 
most women assume it is an essential for an elegant style. 

Gratefully, it's not. 

'Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress,'... 
Coco Chanel assures us. 

Rather, elegance in personal style requires only 
that a woman major in the classics:

and appropriateness. 
[and simplicity]
Perhaps the soul of elegance is a simply abundant state of mind."

"The only real elegance is in the mind;
if you've got that, the rest really comes from it."


Gratitude Journal

1) Flowers. My roses started to bloom. I love flowers, and that I haven't killed these plants yet.


2) Parks, and friends and playdates.

3) Contacts. Oh, my, goodness. It is so nice to be able to see!!!

4) Family that is so close, and so helpful. Like being able to drop the kids off and they have a great time playing with cousins. They are my cousins, that are the same age as my kids...it's pretty awesome.

5) Bed time is at 7. I'm exhausted.