Tag Archives: PANTONE

Radiant Orchid

If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you know how I feel about purple [my favorite hue and the official color of Epilepsy Awareness!]. So it should come as no surprise that I was thrilled by Pantone’s choice to name Radiant Orchid its Color of the Year!

Pantone Color of the Year Swatch; Radiant Orchid“Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid emanates great joy, love and health.” [ via Pantone.com ]

Orchid: Pantone Color of the Year 2014

[ Selassie Dress, Lilly Pulitzer, $258 ]
[ Pave Cushion Cut Studs, BaubleBar, $44 ]
[ Cashmere Long Sleeve Tee, J.Crew, $188 ]
[ Ombre Pillow, shannspishak art studio via Etsy, $62 ]
[ Bow Terrace Cindy Wallet, Kate Spade, $182 (sale!) ]
[ Heart Shoe Clips, ban.do, $25 ]
[ Classic Plimsoll Sneaker, Urban Outfitters, $18 ]
[ Queen Vic Nail Lacquer, butter London, $15 ]
[ Jessica Wedges, Anthropologie, $90 ]
[ Knit Skater Dress, Urban Outfitters, $34 ]

It’s hard to believe I’m on my fourth Pantone Color of the Year since starting this blog! For some flashbacks, check out my posts on Honeysuckle, Tangerine Tango, and Emerald.

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By now you’ve all heard that Emerald is Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year. We talked emerald in fashion a while back, but how pretty would this color look splashed into a home? Here are some of my favorite home accessories sporting this hue– just in time for a particularly green holiday coming up this weekend!

Emerald for the Home

(1) Green Figuier Scented Candle, Diptyque, $90
(2) She Dreams In… Print, Amanda Catherine Designs, $15
(3) Cycle Wall Hook, Urban Outfitters, $14
(4) Make Headlines Plates, Kate Spade, $50 for set of 4
(5) Half-Dozen Egg Crate, Anthropologie, $12
(6) Chamber’s Bay Frame, Kate Spade, $50
(7) Lacquer Jewelry Box, C. Wonder, $78
(8) Linus Dutchi-1 Bike, Anthropologie, $500
(9) Striped Paper Straws, Dress My Cupcake, $16 for 50
(10) Appellation Utensil Jar, Anthropologie, $28

Would you decorate with emerald? xx


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Emerald City

Around the holidays, I purchased a new deep green sweater from the Polo RL Factory Store. The salesman and I were chatting about how it’s a shame that this color only seems to be widely available at Christmastime. Wrong we were, at least for this year, because Emerald is Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year!

pantone emerald swatch

I’m a little excited to say the least, and can’t wait to continue pairing it with navy– one of my favorite color combos.

Emerald City

[Santa Catalina Sweater, ModCloth, $35]
[Musee Rodin Skirt, ModCloth, $35]
[Eyepopper Flats, Nine West, $89]
[The Lovelock Minibag, Madewell, $138]
[Emerald Trillion Bib, BaubleBar, $32]


Are you as thrilled as I am about spending 2013 in the Emerald City? To see my favorites from past Colors of the Year, click here!

post script. Today is the LAST day to enter by Bona Clara skin care giveaway! Treat yourself to an at-home facial and start 2013 off with glowing skin :)


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Tangerine Tango

Like most others, I’ve had a hard time resisting falling in love with Pantone’s Color of the Year 2012, Tangerine Tango. I especially like thing springy hue mixed with another favorite of mine, lavender. How pretty are they together?

Sleeveless Lace Dress, Topshop, $96
New Bond Street Florence Leather Handbag, Kate Spade, $448
Leather Bow Clip, American Apparel, $16
Dawn Wedge Sandal, Elie Tahari, $228
Tassel Earrings, Jenny Jenny, $39
Bracelet, Kenneth Jay Lane, $210
Bar None Ring, Kate Spade, $48

Like a summer sunset if you ask me :) Linking up with {long distance loving} and lots of other tangerine-lovers for Friday’s Fancies before I’m off for a few days! I will leave you with one last thing though… a little inspiration from two of my favorite girls on how I hope my vacation goes…


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Honeysuckle Pink

This weather is driving me nutty.  54 degrees and raining in June– disgusting!!  That’s why I’m doing everything I can to avoid giving in to these gray days by sticking with bright and fun colors.  And what about this pink does not scream summer?

Honeysuckle is PANTONE‘s 2011 Color of the Year.  I see Elle Woods, summer tennis matches, and berry sorbets.

Though I find it too bright to paint with, I see no reason to not wear it to brighten up these dreary days!  Pair these pieces with white accents to really make the color pop:

Blaque Label Curious Cupcake Fuchsia Mini Skirt, LuLu's, $75

Blossom Dress, Lilly Pulitzer, $178

2-Button Tab Stretch Short, Charlotte Russe, $20

Trispen Polo, Jack Wills, $69

Tropica Jezibel Handbag, Kate Spade, $275

Women's Linen-Blend Ruffle Shirt, Old Navy, $14.50 (sale!)

Nike Go Women's Canvas Shoe, Nike, $50

Tiered Ruffled Cardigan, Talbots, $89

Carnival Candy Hair Clip, ModCloth, $8


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