Monday, January 3, 2011

A Glamorous New Ooh La Frou Frou Year!

We at Ooh La Frou Frou
hope that everyone had a fabulous holiday season
and we're so excited to have stepped into
a brand new and exciting year together!
A sincere thanks to you all
for making Ooh La Frou Frou's first year
so much fun!
In 2011,
we will be starting the process
to get the card line
into stores nationwide!

What better way to start this new year
than to hear from the mouths of the
Ooh La Frou Frou girls
what their
New Year's Resolutions
are!
But a post with all EIGHT girls
would be an itsy too long, no?

Sooooo ......
Hope, Alex, Cherie and Sunny
will share their resolutions with us this week
and Violet, Tiffany, Belle and Aimee
will share theirs next week!

So ... Hope, girl, do tell us your new year's resolution!

Hi there girls!
Thanks for joining me for my part of
our "New Year's Resolutions" celebration!

For my resolution, I'm doing a good deed !
Don't laugh ... it's true!!
I resolve to find a happy home
for all of my clothes ...
a fabulous new dressing room, of course!
My poor lovely clothes have been crammed into my closet
for so long and that's just no way for them to live!
They can hardly breath, poor things.

I've always wanted a dressing room
so I've cleared out a second bedroom in my city apartment
and it's sitting there empty ... just waiting!
Glamorous dressing rooms are like
personal little jewel boxes!
I've been clipping pictures of dressing rooms
 out of magazines
and making tons of notes, notes, notes!
Dressing Room via 1 and 2 and edited with "jewel" illustrations
I've also been giving a lot of thought to
the dressing table to go into my new jewel box.

Dressing Tables via 1, 2 and 3

And I've come across some really great
storage ideas while doing my research,
such as these shoe storage boxes from Closet Fetish!
You can see your actual shoes through the sides!


So, after a lot of thought,
I decided that I want my dressing room
to feel like a high-end boutique!
Shopping is one of my favorite things
in the world!
It's no accident that some of the cards I've starred in
have shown me shopping in the city!

So ...
why not feel as if I'm shopping
when I step into my dressing room
each morning?

I love the way women's boutiques
display their clothing, accessories and lingeree!
I think I'll see if I can find someone
to create glam custom areas for my
purses, "after five" fashions, shoes ...
well ...  everything!

Something like this maybe!
With a little classical music playing in the background,
I'll feel like I'm in shopping heaven!
What do you think?
This should keep me busy this year!

Hey girls!
This is really fun ...
those of you that have been following the blog
probably know that I LOVE my
white marble kitchen with its oval window
in my city apartment
and that I LOVE LOVE LOVE baking!
(what a sweet hobby, right?)
So my thoughts
are all about what new thing I can gift my kitchen with
this new year and what I should do
with all of the delicious dessert recipes
I've created!

I'm always trying to bring
European details into my kitchen ...
would love to add a charming arched mirrored door like this ...
I wonder ... could I add a faux door?

Image via
And I'm in love with t-h-e most gorgeous
iron shelves I saw in a french kitchen design by
Mich De Giulio .. my heart literally fluttered  ...

so one of my resolutions is to find shelves
just like these for my kitchen!

Image via

As for my dessert recipes ...
I can totally see myself on the cover of a
cookbook someday, can't you?
My second resolution
is to start documenting all of my recipes this year ...
just in case!
Wouldn't that be exciting?

 Happy New Year, lovely girlfriends!
Okay ... my resolution ... let's see.
My schedule is soooo busy, I tend to neglect
taking time for myself ...
but not this year!

My resolution is to SCHEDULE in
personal time. 
Yep ... right there on my calendar.
I have booked myself
a spa day at the end of every month of the new year!
What could be more relaxing than a day
at the Penninsula Spa in the city?



Don't you feel more relaxed just looking at the pictures?!

I've also done something
I've always wanted to do ...
signed myself up for a yoga class!

I feel pampered already!
What a way to begin a new year!!

Hey girls!
If you know about me,
you probably know I love anything to do with pools, beaches and summer.
"Sunny Days" Ooh La Frou Frou Collection Card (c) Ooh La Frou Frou - all rights reserved
So you're probably thinking that my resolution
most likely includes something about warm weather fun.
Image via

Well .... you're right!
There are so many beaches all over the world
that I'd like to travel to.
I thought for my new year's resolution,
I'd make my plans more real by
putting a pretty map in a frame
Map image via and edited by Sandy
and then mark each desired beach destination with a decorative pushpin.
I could use something whimsical like these ...

Image via

... and then after I've visited that beach,
I'd replace the bikini pushpin with a pretty "diamond" pushpin
like these from Paper Source...

Image via

Another idea is to use pretty magnets instead of pushpins
 if you wanted to use a magnetic board in back of your map.
How gorgeous are these magnets from Tara's Closet?!
I'm ordering these for sure ... even for notes on the frig!

Image via

Now, all I'll have to do is decide
which beach to travel to first!
Do you like my new year's plan?
All I need are my shades and flipflops!
Oh .... I must not forget ... my umbrella drink!


We Ooh La Frou Frou girls
are so interested in hearing about
the resolutions you girls have made!
Drop us a comment and let us know!
Thanks so much for joining us for the
first post of 2011!
Come back next week to hear four more
Ooh La Frou Frou girl resolutions!
Kisses!

29 comments:

flip flops and pearls said...

Oh mecy!! Spa, beach, flip flops, the closet and kitchen..... I'm in HEAVEN!!!!

Happy New Year Y'all!!

xoxo, Daph

Christel said...

Your posts are always so great and inspiring, they always put a smile on my face. I love these resolutions! Have a wonderfull 2011 and please keep enlighting me and others with these kind of posts!

Cupcake said...

Sandy this was a wee holiday (omg that first white kitchen!!! - not that a kitchen is a holiday!). The most beautiful fashionistas live here darling!
Cupcake
xo

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I have to say I am on the same page as Hope. I plan on making a dressing table right under a window in my bathroom...I love her inpiration pics. I also love Alex's kitchen...

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong said...

loving this post -- i don't know if i prefer hope's or sunny's section, they're all so beautifuL!!

notjustanothermilla.com said...

Sandy, you're created a post which perfectly matches all of my dreams - the yoga, the kitchen, the wardrobe, the beach - everything! What a truly amazing way to begin 2011. Happy New Year!!

xx

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little Notes to:

flip flops and pearls: Yes, the girls do know how to have fun, for sure ... they've chosen things for their resolutions that look good, feel good, taste good! Thanks so much for stopping by, love! xo

Cristel: Hi sweets. Thanks so much for your compliment on the post! It's good to be back after a wonderful holiday. To 2011! xo

Cupcake: Hello you little Fashion Tart. Thanks, darlin, for your compliments and I hope your new year got off to a fabulous start. I will be posting my blogger's award on an individual special post toward the end of the week! xo

Amy@MaisonDecor: Wouldn't it be wonderful to step into a dressing room that feels like a store? Sigh. A dressing table under your bathroom window sounds very pretty! xo

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong: Hi sweetie-pie. Thank you ... the girls love that you can't decide which you love best! xo

notjustanothermills: I'm soooo happy that you loved the post, sugar! And adored your tweet that you loved the Ooh La Frou Frou card that Cupcake sent you! I am anxious to get back to my regular routine and visting my favorite blogs after a very busy holiday. I'll be over to see you soon! xo

Fashion Autopsy said...

A spa day once a month? Genius.
I love all of your resolutions so I'm currently adding them to my big list. ;)


Sher @FA

MARGARITA BLOOM said...

Well, I said I'd be here with bells on and here I am!! lol... can you hear them? *giggle* These are some fabulous resolutions! I'm totally with Hope about a glam boutique dressing room! Oh, yes that looks like heaven!

Alex: That kitchen is divine and love those shelves!

Sunny? Just say the word "beach" and I'll def. be there with bells on! lol..

Oh, Cherie! A girl after my own heart....a pampered spa day every month! YES!

Welcome to 2011 gals {glitter confetti in the air!!!} whooo...{you too Sandy}!! xx Mwah!

Taj Acosta said...

Happy New Year dolls! I hope that you do get these gorgeous cards into stores this year! I will be in line to buy some! Wishing you a year full of glama! xo -Taj @ Gorgeous Glam

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

At the risk of leaving a 2nd message I just wanted to say Happy New Year to you! I love the idea of turning your extra room into a closet and am considering doing the same with my guest room--you could be just the inspiration I need! Lots of happy thoughts to you--stay warm!
xoxo Mary Jo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little Notes for:

Fashion Autopsy: What a wonderful way to end each and every month of the new year! I say spa day for all!! Thanks, darling, for dropping by. Have a wonderful week. xo

Margarita Bloom: You should see the girls reading your individual comments to them, they're standing there with smiles on their faces, hands on their cheeks, giggling and sighing with pleasure. Thank you sweet Margarita, doll! xo

Taj Acosta: Hello glamour girl. Thank you for your good wishes to us for achieving our year's goal of cards in major stores. And what could be better than a year full of glama for all of us?! Happy 2011, love. xo

Mary Jo - Trust Your Style: I can only imagine what your lovely boutique closet of the future will look like filled with your gorgeous designs!! Picures and details requested when you create it, sweetie! xo

stylemefab said...

gah!!!! you guys had me dreaming with your new year`s resolutions. I want all of them, especially Hope`s dream closet..my clothes are suffering in silence for the lack of space... I hope i can free them soon...

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A little note to:

Style Me Fab: And what could be more fun than designing your very own dream closet, right?! Thanks so much for visiting the blog, love! Have a fabulous week and come back next Monday for four more Ooh La resolutions! xo

Ashley Hasty said...

Hi!!
My name is Ashley and I'm the author behind the blog A Hasty Life. I just started a new fashion series widely known as the 30 for 30 challenge. I chose 30 articles of clothing to wear for 30 days. I would love for you to stop by my blog and check it out!!

Your fellow Rosebud,

<3 Ashley
www.ahastylife.com

GlamorousWhimsy said...

Amazing way to kick off the new year. I love diamond push pin, and will have to covet them right away.

Kristin said...

Those iron shelves are sooooooo fabulous!

Paris in Pink said...

Fun post with AMAZING images as always. I sympathize with Hope... my closet is dreadfully tiny too! I like her storage solutions :) Paris in Pink

Brunch at Saks said...

Hope- I LOVE your closet organization photos. Very inspirational! Are those Polaroids on each shoe box displaying the pair inside?! Genius! Happy New Year! xoxo, Annemarie

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie said...

Oooooh, having a fabulous dressing room is like having your own delectable candy shop, with goodies for the taking whenever you like! That would be a dream come true for me! Your jeweled photos are divine, my dear! And, oh my, I got so caught up in Hope's dressing room that I forgot to wish you a Happy New Year & I pray this Christmas brought you all that your heart desired, sweetie pie! Here's to a whimsically fabulous year ahead with you and the glamour girls!

xoxo
http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

A little note to:

Ashley Hasty: Hi fellow Rosebud! Thanks so much for stopping by ... I'll definitely come on over to see you! Come back soon! xo

Glamorous Whimsy: So glad you're coveting Sunny's diamond pushpins! Means you have excellent taste, my darling! xoxo (but we knew that, didn't we!)

Kristin: Yes, we all love the heavy iron that the shelves are made of ... they feel sooo substantial and beautiful! Thanks for dropping by darling BonBon!

Paris in Pink: Hi sweetie Paris girl! Yes, Hope is having fun dreaming of her new closet. I think it would be wonderful to walk into a retail store feeling in your dressing room each time you got dressed! xoxo

Brunch at Saks: Actually, those Closet Fetish Boxes have an open window on the side so you can see the actual shoes inside!! Aren't they great?

A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie: You're so RIGHT, there's just something about a dressing room that is like a candy shop!! Thanks for your compliments, sweetness, and for dropping by to see us. Wish you all the most wonderful things for this new year too! xo

Angelica Ng said...

Welcome to the new year! Glad to see you all posting again. A great little post here, accompanied by none other than your amazing illustrations and photos. I would love to feel like I'm shopping out of my closet everyday (if only my wardrobe were big enough for that!). And those magnets are the most gorgeous magnets I have ever seen. I'm not kidding! ;)

http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

Hope Ava said...

That first kitchen image is so me...if I had the funds I'd be building one exactly like that! And I love those chic little shoe boxes...brilliant! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years!

xoxo
Hope Ava

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little notes to:

Angelica Ng: Yes, aren't those magnets divine? They actually call them tiny "magnetic drawer pulls" but I thought they'd be fabulous as magnets anywhere!! Thanks for stopping by, sweet thing!

Hope Ava: Hi lovely! I know, that first kitchen on Alex's post is the prettiest thing and has so many of the girlfriends sighing for it! I think the fact that it is simple and not cluttered is part of the charm ... that and the marble and arched door and glass cabinetry ... well, you know what I mean! Happy New Year, love! xo

shari @ little blue deer said...

Love this! I wish I had my own dressing room! And I LOOOVE the Pen Top spa, one of my favorite things in NYC! Gorgeous, happy new year, ladies! XX!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Little note to Shari@Little Blue Deer

Hi lovely. Cherie thinks it's very cool that the Pen Top happens to be your favorite spa in NYC too! Glamorous girls think alike, I'd say!! Happy New Year, sweetie, from the Ooh La Frou Frou girls! xo

CHIC Sensibility... said...

What a great post! great resolutions!!

Café Bellini said...

Love the spa idea! I'm doing something similar. I haven't booked for the year but I plan on getting a massage every month!

C'EST DEMODE said...

this post was so beautiful. Gorgeous resolutions! I love your blog. Now following!

xxo Tess S
CESTDEMODE.blogspot.com