Sometimes I get so busy and distracted I practically fail to recognize my own family, but when I consciously slow down and feel gratitude for my life and everything in it, I am astounded by the beauty that surrounds me.
I draw inspiration from all areas of life, but particularly from nature, which is, by design, perfect. For example, I could create an entire look from the above bouquet. The lilac from the alliums would be beautiful in cashmere (one can never have too many sweaters), the cool pink from the peonies as blush, a punch of fuchsia lipstick, and accents from the green foliage incorporated into a jaunty scarf. Perfect!
Most of the beauty that immediately catches my eye is based on color or line or both. I am first and foremost drawn to color. The below "True Summer" seasonal palette, for example, represents some of my best hues (as per my color analysis), so it should come as no surprise that many of the same colors make a frequent appearance in items I purchase, photograph, copy, or just drool over—especially when I come across things in nature that mirror them.
More inspiration, in both color and line:
I readily admit I spend far more time than I should reading beauty blogs, but I could lose an entire weekend in gardening porn. If only my yard had full sun, I'd be placing my fall peony and allium bulb order this very minute.
What kind of beauty inspires you?
Photo credits: See my Pinterest account for the various sources