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STAYING NEUTRAL

Hello there! The recent silence has been unintentional but I’m back. The holidays have indeed slipped away and I am ready to rest the eyes and get back to more neutral colors after the overload of red and green during the month of December. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that I’m probably not alone in my thinking. 

Since I feel like I’ve had my fair share of color these last couple of months, I would like to share a few images focusing on creamy, ivory tones. It’s a “color” palette that provides a calming effect and one that also sets the stage for a look of understated elegance and subtle glamour. I also threw in a few products that might help you relax and enjoy this winter season. neutral decorating_reviving charmneutral design_Reviving Charmneutral interior design on Reviving Charmneutral design on Reviving Charmivory decor on Reviving Charmneutral decor on Reviving Charm 3classic design_Reviving Charmivory coat via Reviving Charmclassic cars_Reviving Charmclassic architecture_Reviving CharI always wear black but last year I bought a very similar pantsuit to the one shown below as a way to try something new and break out of my mold. I hate to admit that I haven’t worn it yet because I’m afraid of it becoming a dirt magnet the moment I walk out the door. Seeing it look so stylish makes me want to put my fear aside. After all, it’s a new year and new beginnings! I also have a very similar Furla tote bag in ivory leather that would work well with it. Hopefully, I can look as chic as her…ivory suit style_Reviving Charmdesigning with neutrals _Reviving Charmivory bedroom_reviving charminspirational quotes_Reviving Charmpeonies on Reviving Charmneutral style on Reviving Charm_5neutral decor on Reviving Charm_3neutral decor on Reviving CharmI just finished telling someone that finding time for yourself is the ultimate luxury. Why not find a cozy corner to sit and read a book. While you’re at it, treat yourself to a cup of Fortnum & Mason’s chamomile tea. They conveniently come in individual tea bags.fortnum mason tea_Reviving CharmAmen……
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If I can’t fit in time for a massage or facial I like to treat myself to spa days at home whenever possible. I like to treat myself and these quiet moments of relaxation are quite a luxury. I’m huge on baths and this winter I plan to try this bubble bath by Antica Farmacista. It’s described as having a “crisp scent celebrating the sparkling effervescence of Prosecco and Champagne”. Doesn’t that sound amazing? It’s currently sold out on their website but available at Nordstrom.

It has actually been a tad warm these last couple of days but I bet many people back East dealing with the insane winter weather probably can’t wait for spring to arrive. I think the orange blossom candle by Aerin Lauder is a good reminder that better weather will come and springtime is on its way. If citrus scents aren’t your thing, don’t worry…it also comes in a variety of other scents such as gardenia, tuberose, as well as a few others.

aerin candle_Reviving CharmI have a feeling that tomorrow I won’t want to get out of bed to head back to work. I’d much rather lounge around in daybed like this and daydream about my next vacation…ivory daybed_on Reviving Charm

Personally, Italy is always on my mind but I will agree with the fact that Paris is always a good idea. This glass tray is perfect to hold small items and is a great reminder to plan your next trip. They say if it’s written down, it’s more likely for you to make it happen. paris is a good idea_Reviving Charm

THE ALLURE OF BURGUNDY

Burgundy is one of my longtime favorite colors to wear. It compliments my dark hair and skin tone and I will almost always fetch a compliment while wearing this color. For me, burgundy is one of those “feel good” colors. I’m sure you have one of those….a color that just makes you feel your best. It’s usually a color you start seeing around this time of the year. However, it really seems to be a color that is dominating this year in both fashion and home decor. I love when those two world collide. I couldn’t be happier to give this color the recognition it deserves. So let’s celebrate the allure of burgundy…

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I have mentioned before that my favorite brand of lipstick is by Yves St. Laurent. I couldn’t publish a post without my sharing my favorite lipstick color at the moment. I am not a fan of the name (#54 prune avenue) but the color is beautiful. favorite-lipstick-of-reviving-charm-ysl-54-prune-avenue

By the way, you may have noticed that I made some subtle updates to my site. One of them includes adding a new category of topics that is called “Series: Color Stories”. I get a lot of compliments on my posts dedicated to color so I thought I would make it easier for you to find these posts in one  dedicated spot. You can still find them in the “all posts” category. And of course, if you choose to follow along (and hope you do), you will always be notified of the latest posts. Thanks for visiting Reviving Charm! Have a great weekend.