Javajune's Blog

Someone once said… “Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.”

Snowy days, HGTV, Project Runway, exotic jewelry and me

Most of you know that I love all kinds of fashion. Whether its interior design( fashions for the home) or personal fashion (that little black dress) I love it so much-maybe a little too much. I’m an avid watcher of HGTV (when I can steal the remote from the big guy) and love, love Project Runway.  A few months ago I met the host of Project Runway, Tim Gunn, during one of his mall appearances. It was fun and unexpected. I would probably never wear anything the show’s designers created but its been fun to see the amazing ideas they’ve come up with.

I hate to admit it but during this time of year the television becomes very important to me. I love the escape that the Travel Channel allows and the opportunity to house shop on House Hunters without leaving my chair. I also love to watch the creative ideas and the extreme challenges that take place during Project Runway. The seventh season starts on January 14th, just 8 days away. This year it will be broadcast on the  Lifetime  channel and you can find out more about this seasons designers and judges right here. 

Well Thats it- I thought I’d let you know what was on my mind today and what I’m putting together for today’s article in my fashion column. In Monday’s article  I had to mention the inspiring jewelry I found at World Market, half price of course. It looks like it came from Marrakesh and makes me feel exotic when I where it. I love things that inspire a feeling of travel or look like it was pulled from a private collection of travel treasures. I may be all grown up (over 40) but I still like to pretend. 

Have a wonderful Wednesday…

xo-jj

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January 6, 2010 Posted by | confessions, lovers, me | , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Seasons change and so does her world

img_2235It never fails, every year, as the spring thaw begins, a transformation takes place in her wardrobe and decor. She gets that itch that can’t be stopped which forces her to make changes  in subtle ways that don’t affect her bank account too dearly.  Her need for color and rejuvenation are satisfied with a scarf here and a pillow there. img_2530

Her decorating style could be summed up in one word…eclectic with a french country flair but her personal style is quite another story.

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Her wardrobe is simple but sometimes a bit funky. She loves the ease and flair of the sexy boho style clothing and accessories. Her style is at times too much for the conservative town in which she lives and this causes a bit of a stare.

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She loves to collect things and then put them on display. Her tastes are eclectic but play well with each other. A Moroccan vase here a antique French cabinet there.

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You never know what you may find at any turn. A sparkle here or

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a little floral there.

Fun and flair are never far away. img_2511

 

peruvian-hat This girl doesn’t mind the numerous stares or occasional snicker. Dare to be different- it may change your life.

 

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This commotion is worth all the trouble to just be herself. She will never worry what the neighbors might think. This girl throws caution to the wind and stays free with her style, which brings a breath of fresh air into her world.

Life is too short to ever conform; so open the windows and hang out in style; this is what life and fun are all about. Don’t worry about becoming the topic of conversation. You may just start a trend, that let’s you be you and me be me. It could be contagious; one can never be too sure about these things.

legs1So take a small step toward changing your world, just a little. “It won’t hurt too much”, is her promise. Display a few visible reminders around your space.

She who refuses to be molded by her conservative world, collects smooth rocks from the shoreline and paints little thoughts and messages to be read each day as she passes by. It’s simple but effective in changing her mindset.

Don’t be afraid to let the real you peek out, just one leg at a time. This girl will be here to cheer you on every day.  Spring time has spoken and rebirth is all around.  Now it’s your turn to shed your old skin and emerge all shiny and new. Come-on she knows you’re in there.

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Happy Spring my friends…..

jj

April 2, 2009 Posted by | me, rants | , , , , , , | 8 Comments