Amara Resort and Spa, Sedona, AZ

Last weekend we stayed at Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona, Arizona.

Amara has by far one of the best pools I’ve ever seen.

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Sedona is also home to some of the best sunsets on earth!Amara Resort and Spa, Sedona, AZ | TheLuxicon.co  Amara Resort and Spa, Sedona, AZ | TheLuxicon.coAmara Resort and Spa, Sedona, AZ | TheLuxicon.co

Natural Beauty.

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Breakfast Creekside at L’Auberge:

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Until next time Sedona, my love!

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Iris- You Rock!

I follow @irisvanherpen on Instagram to exercise the creative side of my brain.  Iris VanHerpen is a Dutch designer with a true gift for Haute Couture.

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The Art of Recycling and Restyling Your Closet

You don’t have to go full Marie Kondo on all of your beloved pieces when you feel you may have out ‘matured’ them; sometimes you can rescue pieces by recycling and restyling your closet.  I had a bad habit of wearing these jeans, that weren’t artfully distressed until well beyond their expiration.  I jut couldn’t part with them, so I took a look at current trends and worked them in.

Summer is in full swing and if you were born before the 90’s, you remember when summer styles looked much the same as they do now.

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 I often find myself wishing I kept something from the past because everything comes back around.  I’m better at weeding out the key pieces that come back around.

As a rule, I hang on to unique jewelry, especially if it has an interesting feature that I’m not sure I will find again. What can it hurt? Jewelry doesn’t take up much space!

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I picked this whimsical necklace up around 15 years ago. I don’t often find an occasion to wear it, but with the recent surge in “boho-chic,” I’ve pulled it out a few times!

Sometimes it’s just too hard to let go of a fab pair of jeans. We’ve all been there.

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My husband used to gripe at me for pulling out these jeans. That is, before I took scissors to them and turned them into the jean shorts everyone is wearing. I’m so happy every time I get to wear them now because, while I can’t keep them forever, I’ve extended the life of my favorite pair of pants for just a bit longer.

I frequently find myself listening to my husband and my best friend about my style.  Truthfully, I get attached to the pieces I love.  When I need to retire my favorite pieces, they always know because they see me objectively and they can, without emotional attachment, make a sound judgement based on the standards they know I uphold.  Another simple trick is to turn all of your hangers around backwards at the beginning of a season.  When you wear something, hang it back up the right way.  At the end of the season, you are left with a clear picture of the clothes you wore and the clothes you never touched.  It should be relatively easy to comb through your “never worn” pile and decide which pieces should stay.

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