Luxury: it’s a phrase we hear being constantly thrown around in the fashion world… from the luxury of silk to the luxury of holidaying in a chateau in France.
But what exactly is the definition of luxury? To many of you, it may look a little something like this:
As a matter of fact, the Oxford Dictionary defines luxury as ‘a state of great comfort or elegance, especially when involving great expense’
So, yes, a Chanel handbag is the perfect accompanying image to this phrase.
But shouldn’t women of all socio-economic backgrounds be able to feel luxurious? I believe so… And I don’t think luxury and money should necessarily equate.
People often ask me about my blog name: ‘The Daily Luxe’. I chose this name because I believe that luxury should be experienced daily and should not be put down to how much money you should have in your purse.
Luxury should be relaxing with a scented candle, feeling beautiful in a new dress or simply enjoying the small, but beautiful things that the world provides us with.
Luxury is not taking the little things for granted.
Although Karl Lagerfeld describes luxury as ‘the ease of a tshirt in a very expensive dress’, I believe it is how the woman feels in the dress, rather than the cost that makes such an item luxurious.
Sorry Karl, but I feel amazing in my twenty dollar dress (above) sans credit card bills.
I think every women deserves luxury in her life, whether she has $20 to her name or $20 million.
After all, the glitz and glamour of Christmas is well and truly over and January is scientifically proven to be the most miserable month of the year, so why shouldn’t we spoil ourselves with a little treat everyday?
So this month, I’m taking my blog name literally and everyday on Instagram and Twitter, I will be posting a little idea on how to inject luxury into your everyday life. Let’s call it luxuary (lux and January- see what I did there!)
Check out my instagram @thedailyluxe or twitter @Rachel_holliday to get involved and make your everyday life that little bit more luxurious. If you’ve tried my tip or have injected a little lux in another way, feel free to tweet me or hash tag me; I’d love to see how you’re lux-ing up your January.
To get started, here’s my first luxuary idea: