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A luxe life: what really is it?

A luxe life: what really is it?

Today, I wanted to discuss my views on living a luxe life. It’s something I want to talk about a great deal more on this blog. I feel that it’s seen as something a lot of people can’t relate to and completely unattainable. But I disagree.

Someone might be seen as rich by some, but compared to others, they aren’t rich at all. Whilst someone may see themselves as poor, they may be seen as the opposite to some. It’s all relative. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – comparison is the thief of joy. We can never life a a fulfilled life if we’re forever looking around us. Instead, we need to focus on ourselves.

I think we often have the view that being able to live a luxe life is only down to the amount of money you have. To some extent, I guess this is true. Money is, of course, needed to buy such things as designer clothing, fast cars and regular holidays in exclusive resorts. Not to mention the ultimate jet set symbol, the private jet.

Maybe then, while we’re working hard to live the kind of life we dream about, we should focus on how to live a luxe life right now, with the things we have already. Sometimes we can be so focused on the future that we forget the here and now. I know I’ve been terribly guilty of doing this in the past.

Whilst we’re working our way towards what we think of as the ultimate luxurious lifestyle, maybe we should be enjoying implementing the start of a luxe life now. After all, millions in the bank aren’t required to live a life that feels luxurious. I think society implores that this is the case, but it isn’t true. I believe it isn’t only about the kinds of possessions that costs hundreds and thousands of pounds. I believe it isn’t solely about material goods either. I think it’s more than that. A way of life and a way of thinking.

I talked about several ways I bring a touch of luxury to my everyday life in my luxe rituals post. You see, simple and relatively cheap things like having a fresh bouquet of flowers in the home and indulging in a chilled glass of prosecco in the evenings bring happiness into our everyday. Sometimes, just making the time to have a relaxing bath, and going all out with bubble bath and scented candles can be all it takes to create a luxurious evening.

Time is, for me, another aspect that may be considered a luxury. How many of us are constantly rushing around trying to do a million things at once and not getting proper rest and relaxation time?

To me, creating a luxe life is all about your mindset, plus investing wisely in items that elevate your day. Whether it’s upgrading your bedding to something that feels luxurious, choosing a mug you’re excited to drink out of every morning and the softest, fluffiest towels for a wonderful end to your relaxing bath, these are all ways to increase the level of joy you get out of each day.

I believe it’s truly possible to create a lifestyle that feels luxurious here and now. As always, let me know your thoughts!

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Abril
    5th August 2017 at 03:41

    I agree I think luxurious has a different meaning for everyone. To me, for example, having a little extra time in the morning to read a book, or pampering myself with a new skin care product feels like a luxury in my hectic life!
    x,abril
    The Color Palette

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      LuxeStyle
      8th August 2017 at 11:36

      Yes they sound like the perfect ways to bring some luxury into your day πŸ™‚ x

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    Gabrielle
    5th August 2017 at 21:59

    This is such an interesting topic! I love your choice of quote, that’s one of my favourites. You make a great point about bringing touches of luxury into everyday life, in the way that best suits our lifestyles!

    aglassofice.com
    x

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      8th August 2017 at 11:40

      It’s a fab quote isn’t it and so true! Thanks for the lovely comment x

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    Sophie
    5th August 2017 at 23:11

    Love this – and really agree. There are so many things you can do to add a luxurious feel to the everyday – I had a bath this afternoon with a book and a candle and it felt like such a treat to be reading in the bath in the middle of the day. It’s actually something I’m really bad at in general (today was an anomaly haha) but I really want to make a point of doing things like that more often because it makes a huge difference to my frame of mind! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

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      LuxeStyle
      8th August 2017 at 11:42

      Having a bath with a book and a candle sounds lovely – it feels like such a treat during the day doesn’t it! We should do things like this way more often when they make us so happy xxx

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    Yasmin
    6th August 2017 at 09:36

    This is such a good blog post! I defnitely agree that making sure we take time and treat ourselves to items that make us feel good is a brilliant way to feel more luxury!
    Love, Yasmin xxx
    http://www.yasminanicole.com

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      8th August 2017 at 11:45

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment xxx

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    Amy-Anne
    6th August 2017 at 13:34

    For me, having a luxe life is a life spent by the ocean, I’m completely in love with the sea and for me it’s such a perfect downtime. Taking time out to care for yourself is a must, and something that everyone should do in order to live a happy, healthy, luxe life πŸ™‚

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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      LuxeStyle
      8th August 2017 at 11:48

      Oh I can totally imagine – I find being at the beach next to the sea so relaxing x

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    Daria
    6th August 2017 at 20:37

    I love posts that make you think about life and it’s meaning!
    Well done x
    I absolutely love it!
    -Daria
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/daria-edu-19010657
    http://dariaed.com/

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      8th August 2017 at 11:51

      So glad to hear you like it – thank you! x

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    Rach
    7th August 2017 at 01:11

    I’m with ya and there are so many ways to give yourself a luxe life. It could be something as simple as giving time to give yourself a bath!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      8th August 2017 at 11:57

      Yes definitely! Sometimes we just need to make more time for ourselves x

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    Zsuzsi
    7th August 2017 at 09:40

    This post made me fill the upcoming week with little indulgences! πŸ™‚

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      LuxeStyle
      8th August 2017 at 11:59

      Oh I’m so glad! Hope you enjoy them! x

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    Kemi
    7th August 2017 at 23:29

    I like this, and definitely an interesting take on a luxe life which many may attribute exclusively to money. As you said, different people will relate in different ways! – sometimes it really is just the little things that can make us feel quite luxurious πŸ™‚

    http://skylish.co.uk

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      LuxeStyle
      8th August 2017 at 12:01

      Yes definitely – I think people often forget the little things that can make such a big difference to how luxe life feels x

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    Jaycee
    9th August 2017 at 03:16

    I totally agree with all of this!! It is definitely a mindset and I’m so glad you wrote a post on this. To me, a luxe life is having time to relax (like you mentioned), and maybe having a clean home to wake up to with a cup of coffee, haha. That always sounds perfect to me. I loved this post, thanks for sharing it! πŸ™‚

    Jaycee | anthropolojay.com

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      LuxeStyle
      14th August 2017 at 13:12

      Thanks so much and I’m so glad you agree and enjoyed the post πŸ™‚ x

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    Siyana
    15th October 2017 at 20:41

    What a lovely post! Luxury has many faces and we should appreciate every single one of them πŸ™‚

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      19th October 2017 at 11:22

      Thanks so much! I totally agree πŸ™‚ x

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    Melina
    20th October 2017 at 15:11

    I actually found this post on twitter, and I have to say I love what you have to say, because you are so right. People assume that living a “luxe life” means that it’s an unattainable lifestyle, when the only person stopping you from believing you have a fabulous life is yourself. It’s all extremely subjective. I love the style of your writing and followed you on bloglovin’ so I can keep up with your posts! So happy I found you xxx

    Melina | http://www.ivefoundwaldo.com

    • Reply
      LuxeStyle
      23rd October 2017 at 18:32

      Awww that’s such a lovely comment to read Melina – thank you! It’s so nice to hear that you agree x

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