Hello, Darling. Welcome to Gorgeous Life Blog! My name is Victoria and I teach women how to create extraordinary lives with modern elegance. Today I’m going to share exactly what an elegant life is.
I’ve been talking about modern elegance on my blog for years. I have since created a program where I teach women how to create an elegant life. One day it occurred to me that an elegant life can mean lots of different things.
I suppose I never really painted a clear picture of what elegant living means to me and what I teach in my program.
Before starting my own elegance journey, I was convinced that being elegant meant having lots of money and living a jet set lifestyle. Once I started making life changes, I realized that I was very wrong.
There are many dimensions of elegant living, but today I am going to share 8 of them with you. I’m also going to talk about changing the trajectory of your life and how it’s possible for you.
Grab a snack and get cozy because this is going to be a long post.
Elegant living is multi dimensional
It was quite a shock to me when I realized that putting on a nice dress and driving a nice car didn’t make a person elegant, but after diving even further into elegant living I realized that to live a life of true elegance I was going to have to search deep within myself to change my life.
Elegant living is about much more than the way you dress. The problem is that the media has always portrayed elegant ladies as rich and well dressed.
Because of this, women like you and I automatically think that elegant living is mostly superficial and that it’s all about the way you look and act around other people.
8 dimensions of elegant living
Being polished & poised
Although being well dressed isn’t the most important part of elegance, it is important to know how to present yourself in a classy and timeless way.
Additionally, learning etiquette and becoming well mannered is a major part of creating an elegant life.
Women who are poised and proper stand out and have an enchanting presence.
Elegant living means that you are elegant on the outside, but also on the inside.
Creating an elegant living space
Your home is your safe place, your sanctuary, the only place where you can truly be yourself. Creating a neat, clean, beautiful, and organized home is one of the first places to start when leveling up your life.
Having a cluttered home has been known to contribute to stress and anxiety, and it wouldn’t reflect the woman that you want to become.
They say home is where the heart is and that is very true. Your home should reflect the type of life that you want to live.
It can be daunting to clean, renovate or redecorate but sometimes these things are necessary to create a better quality of life.
Living in the moment
One thing that I learned during my elegance journey was the power of mindfulness and living in the present moment. If you are trying to create a new life for yourself, you want to be spending the majority of your thoughts in the present.
You don’t want to focus on the past because you are not that woman anymore and you will never be that version of yourself again. You are creating a new life and you need to soak up every minute of it.
Making the little moments more beautiful
How many times do we gloss over mundane tasks that actually make up the important parts of our life? Our days consist of thousands of little moments that deserve more attention.
Over the years, social media and entertainment has slowly started taking up most of our attention. Now we are so distracted with everything else that is going on in the world that we don’t pay enough attention to the things that are happening to us throughout the day.
Finding elegant activities
Before I started working towards a more elegant life, I wasn’t a big activity person. I think I was too busy being stressed and feeling stuck in my life that I didn’t even have the energy to try and find fun new things to do.
Creating an elegant life means spending time doing activities that you enjoy and that are synonymous with your ideal life.
It took a lot of effort and willingness to rediscover myself and who I wanted to become, but now I’m always doing some sort of elegant activity and I love it so much.
Enjoy fine dining
One of the first things that I started to do when I was leveling up was to start eating at as many nice restaurants as possible.
I also took those opportunities and used them to practice all of the etiquette tips that I learned from all of the research I was doing.
I wanted to know how to conduct myself like an classy woman at nice restaurants and practice makes perfect.
As you begin to make changes in your life, you will start preferring leveled up dining experiences. You don’t have to have fine dining all the time, but every now and then it’s worth it.
When you decide to level up your entire life, you will notice that you will become more adventurous. This is because you will be ready to leave your comfort zone behind and try doing things that you never thought you would.
Life is meant to be lived.
Start elegant hobbies
I think it is fair to say that I had absolutely zero hobbies before I started my journey. It is crazy to look back on those days because whenever I would reconnect with people from the past they would always ask me what do I like to do these days and I wouldn’t really have an answer.
It was because years of stress and constantly feeling lost stripped my personality away over time.
Having healthy, beautiful hobbies promotes a good work life balance, better mental health, and it’s just good for the soul.
Connecting with nature
Another major part of elegant living is connecting with our earth and the nature that surrounds us. Connecting to nature helps channel your inner goddess and your feminine side.
You will have a deeper appreciation for life and it’s a wonderful thing to experience.
Last but not least, living an elegant life means having a strong connection to your soul.
To fall in love with yourself, to fall in love with life again, to feel like you are exactly where you need to be at this moment of time.
It means being grateful for your body and confident in your own skin and ready for what tomorrow will bring
Elegant living is about making peace with your past and leaving that version of yourself behind so that you can live the most magical life.
It’s time to take that next step
If you are ready to take your life to the next level, then my signature program, Modern Elegance Simplified is perfect for you!