What Is Luxury?

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:


(Photo: bragmybag.com)

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.

(Above: Practising midfullness with my Glasshouse scented candle= pure luxury)

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:
Day one: Colour code your closet!! You will find everything easier and it will have the look of a designer boutique. Plus: you might even find some hidden treasures you've forgotten about.

Intrigued and want a little luxe a day? I'll post my second tip tomorrow here

Rachel
xoxo


72 comments:

  1. Beautiful post, amazing words! Happy New Year! =D

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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    1. Thanks darling :) I'll check out your new post now xx

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  2. Oh Rachel. I LOVE THIS. You're so right that "luxury" means not taking little things for granted-- and once we do that, there are so many things that make us feel special and luxurious. I can't tell you how much I can relate to this!

    <3 Daisy
    Simplicity Relished

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    1. Daisy, I'm so glad you like this post and find it relatable. It's so true that many of us (including me) take the small things that could be seen as luxuries for granted xx

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  3. I am loving that Chanel bag girl. So chic and beautiful. Nothing like a beautiful bag to add to any girls luxury :)

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    1. Yeah its the first designer handbag I would buy if I could afford one xx

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  4. This is great! I love the luxury lifestyle for anyone no matter how much money they have. I can't wait for Luxuary!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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    1. Yay!! Check out my instagram for luxe posts everyday! xxx

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  5. I love your definition of luxury!

    http://www.3forfabulousfashion.blogspot.com

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  6. Dear Rachel, what an awesome post! I totally agree with you about feeling luxurious. Luxury has nothing to do with price tag, it is actually a state of being. I feel luxurious when I take a relaxing bath with my pharmacy bought Epsom salt:-) A full quart size box only costs me a few bucks! Will love to see more of your posts. Well done girl! Will look for you on IG! XOXO, Jeannette

    www.msjeannieandhercloset.com

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    1. HI Jeanette! Glad that you like my post :) Thank you for your sweet comment xx

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  7. Smart idea for a post :) Hapy new year!

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  8. Nice post!

    Mel
    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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  9. Interesting post
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  10. Wow Rachel. I completely agree with you!! Luxury should be something that cannot be bought, such as time and sleep!!! <3 Love your take on this :)

    http://anshul90.com

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    1. Sleep is such a huge luxury!! Mmmm- bed! Glad you agree with my definition girllll! xx

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  11. Oh what a great post! Love how you define luxury in a different way and make it accessible to the masses! Happy New Year!

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    1. Hi Katherine, luxury should be accessible to everyone! No matter how much money they have. Glad you liked my post xo

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  12. Loved the post, and to me luxury it's not just about money, but more about being satisfied with what we have and what we do!

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    1. I agree Vanessa! Glad you enjoyed the post xx

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  13. I just discovered your blog! Love it! :)
    Big kiss to you from The Netherlands.
    xx Frederique
    http://fablefrique.com

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  14. I'll do that as well, sort my clothes in different colors. <3 Great post!

    Have a nice day, Rachel! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    http://www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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    1. Awesome! It makes everything so much easier to find :) xx

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  15. I love the meaning behind the name of your blog! We all deserve a little luxury! (I definitely wouldn't mind that Chanel bag one day haha)
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. Thanks Darcy- I agree with you and I would love that Chanel bag one day too haha xx

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  16. What a great post, Rachel, I totally agree, luxury has nothing to do with price tags. Squeezing some extra minutes out of a day for a facial mask is luxury for me.
    Happy New Year
    hugs
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. ooo facial masks are such an amazing luxury :) Glad you liked the post Lenya xxx

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  17. What a great idea! I need to add a little luxury into my life... wouldn't mind a Chanel bag either ;)

    xoxo

    Kaley

    My Closet Life Blog

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    1. Thanks Kaley :) Luxury is all about the small things that make you feel great xx

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  18. At first I had no idea why those high-end brands are called as 'luxury' but now the more I study about it, the more I realize that luxury means high-quality craftmanship products which last long for ages!

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  19. Luxury can be all sorts of things, for me it's a day where I can stay cosy at home browsing the internet and doing yoga with lots and lots of tea :)

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. That sounds like a luxurious day to me Corinne :) xx

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  20. Love your sense of style!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  21. It's so funny you brought up the candle. I can't pinpoint exactly what it is, but there's something so luxurious about a great scented candle. Every season I love going to Anthropologie and picking one out. It's a great way to incorporate luxury for under $20!

    Also, I love adding luxury with a wonderful shower gel or face cream. It's so nice starting the day off by putting something beautiful on your skin!

    XxMO
    madame-ostrich.com

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    1. Hahah I know what you mean- I think it's like a cross between the smell and the glowy-ness :) xxx

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  22. Interesting post, xx

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  23. I love this post! Your right don't need to buy an expensive handbag to have luxury!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  24. I wanted to have that bag!! But you have a point. great post

    xx
    Monique
    sheismonik.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Monique, I think every girl wants that bag ;) xx

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  25. nice post!

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  26. Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    xx
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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    1. Your welcome hun, glad you enjoyed it :) xx

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  27. I agree that luxury can and should be available at many different price points. Color coding your closet is a little luxury :)

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    1. Colour coding makes finding an outfit a trillion times easier xx

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  28. I love your outfit! Gorgeous!
    beyoutifulbrunette.blogspot.com
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  29. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog as always, my dear!! <3 Like ok, this is a perfect moment to say it, but luxury to me is reading comments! <3 Hahaha! <3

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    1. Your welcome :) I enjoy reading your blog. And I agree, reading blog comments is always awesome xx

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  30. I totally agree with you. I think all of us deserve a bit of luxury every day, no matter if we can spend much or little money. Thank you for the tip on color codes for the wardrobe. Happy Thursday!

    Jasmine ♥
    For a Real Woman

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    1. Your welcome Jasmine! Hope your keeping up your luxuries xx

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  31. I love the concept of providing readers with tips on living a luxurious life throughout January, for as you've said, January is most definitely the least appealing month of the year! The Chanel classic flap bag is most definitely my visualisation of luxury as well, although again like you've said, luxury comes in many forms and not always the most expensive! :)

    aglassofice.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hey Gabrielle, January can get depressing with the come down from festivities! Glad you enjoyed my idea xx

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  32. Great definition of luxury and how it is relate to some aspect of life. :)

    xx,
    Jewel
    www.jewelclicks.com

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  33. Its a very beautiful question!!!! I agree with you: Luxury is within each of us!!! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

    http://eniwherefashion.blogspot.it/
    https://www.facebook.com/eniwherefashion

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    1. Luxury is definitely within everyone!! Take care xxx

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