Fall nails featuring Essie

Hey dolls!

This weekend I went school clothes shopping with my niece and sister. Wow! I forgot how hard that was. But we had fun. Which brings me to my next point. Back to school means Fall. Do you remember the smell of the first day of school? That crisp earthy smell? Close your eyes & take it in.

I love fall.  It takes second place in my favorite seasons. The colors, sights and smells. Not to mention wearing snuggly clothes. Scarves are my favorite fall/winter accessory.

Since we’ve been featuring all things fall as of late, I wanted to share some dazzling nail polishes with you to help inspire your fall wardrobe.

 

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So excited with the fall collection from Essie. This collection is dedicated to New York City. I think you will find these colors quite exciting as well as wearable.

 

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Say It Ain’t Soho. It’s a rich shimmery orange. Just like the lovely leaves of fall. I love this one. To me a good orange polish makes a fall wardrobe pop.

 

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It Takes a West Village. A dusty rose that blends well with Pantones colors.  Imagine this color with Red Pear or Crocus Petal.

 

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Stop, Drop, & Shop. If I could choose only one color to add to my nail polishes, it would be this beautiful mulberry red.

 

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Fall For NYC.  A bright yellow which is reminiscent of the speedy taxis in the city. Beep beep!

 

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Empire State of Mind. A shimmery metallic grey that mimics the magnificent buildings of New York City.

 

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Booties on Broadway. A super shade of deep blue. It reminds me of the night sky.

All of these polishes are available at Ulta

Photo credits: The Trendy Nail and Elite Daily. Follow their blogs!

Special thanks to Essie for giving us a safer alternative in nail polishes.

Fall Color Inspiration

Hey lovely!!

I hope you enjoyed last week’s post about fall colors. To continue the color theme, I am sharing some style boards I created in Polyvore.

 

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Follow the russet orange trend by adding a basic sweater to your jeans,  knee boots & matching bag (or not!) and fun accessories.

 

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Wear a red pear blouse with your black slacks to work. The bright color adds a touch of class as well as warmth.

 

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Why not mix the lovely shades of ceylon yellow and valiant poppy? So elegant!

 

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Or go for full out glam wearing nebulas blue like this sheath dress and statement necklace.

I hope I’ve enticed you to try these bold colors. Let me know how you work them into your own wardrobe in the comments section below.

Happy styling!

Debra💋

Photo sources: All boards were created and belong exclusively to Stylewise by Debra.

FALL Color Guide

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Hello dolls,

As the temps heat up, up, up along with the humidity, my thoughts are drifting towards cooler days. Which  brings my attention to what I will be wearing and what colors will be showing for fall  and winter of 2018. We definately need to know how to work them into our trusty favorites to keep our look fresh.

I always look to Pantone to guide me in my research and as usual I was not disappointed.

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Colors by Pantone

The fall/winter picks are an array of visually appealing colors. They blend well in patterns and prints but can also stand alone.

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What an amazing print!

HOW TO  wearing and or blend new colors into your wardrobe . Choose a solid as your base…such as the bright poppy for fall. Consider pairing it in small doses (say jewelry) or go bold as in a sweater. Now, add another of the fall colors…say an almond buff colored pant.  You may add more color or stop here.  I would add a  scarf in these two colors to wear at my neck. You’ve instantly created a fresh look for fall.

If you are  not quite that daring in your wardrobe, I recommend choosing just one of these colors to add a statement such as ceylon yellow or meerkat colored bag.

 

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Why not try wearing martini olive as a neutral like this great top from Liligal.com? Wear it with dark washed denim and your favorite brown boots. Add pops of color  via accessories in russet orange and limelight. Very earthy.

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Trendy girls will go wild and add pops of color to their wardrobes like a pair of russet orange slacks. The key here is to pair it with something to tone it down like a graphic tee for hanging out with friends.

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If you like to play around with colors but don’t want to commit to them, a scarf in fall’s colors are always a safe bet. Patterns in paisley, floral, and strips are always spot on.

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How will you incorporate these colors in your wardrobe. Drop a comment below lovelies.

Yours,

Debra

Photo sources: Pinterest & Google search engine

Blooming Dahlia

Hello beautiful!!

Have you ever crafted an inspiration board? Then you know it’s all about gathering items to create a theme. Today I’d like to share some boards inspired by a lovely dusty peach called Blooming Dahlia. The color experts at Pantone named it the Spring color of 2018.

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I love this color because it reminds me of the gentleness of sunset, the beauty of a seashell….it is wistful and warming.

This color looks lovely with cream, dusty rose, mint, teal and turquoise like shown below.

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Fashion follows trend setters like Pantone. The true beauty of this color is that it works well with all skin types.

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This flowing tunic top by Suzanne Betro can be worn from spring through winter. In summer, wear with cropped pants & beaded sandals. In fall, toss it on with jeans and brown booties. For the holidays wear it with winter white slacks, rose gold heels and faux fur. Shop this look here: Zulily

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Blooming Dahlia looks amazing used in accessories too like these delicate leather  earrings by Unruly Earring Bar. Shop here Unruly Earring Bar

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Blooming Dahlia looks lovely in home decor as well. Wouldn’t it be smashing on a focal wall?!

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These frilly curtains add an air of wistfulness to a guest room.

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Dragonflies grace this beautiful area rug by Liora Mann. This would look delightful in a sunroom or on a patio. Order yours here: Rugs Direct

Blooming Dahlia is by far one of my favorite colors.

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Do you like Blooming Dahlia? How would you use this color? Please share in the comments section below.

Love,

Debra

All photos were found online via  Pinterest, Rugs Direct, Unruly Earring Bar and Zulily. The ruffled lily photo is my own.

The Lisbon Collection from OPI

Hello beautiful!

I am so happy to share the latest nail polish colors from OPI inspired by the beautiful city of Lisbon.

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From the amazing architecture to the bold colors of the city come an enchanted assemblage of nail lacquers that fill one with hope.

The limited edition consists of 12 colors that come in three variations : Infinite Shine , Nail Lacquer, and GelColor.

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The colors above row by row include…

Row 1: Made It to the Seventh Heaven, Lisbon Wants Moor OPI, You’ve Got Nata On Me, Tagus in That Selfie.

Row 2: No Turning Back From Pink Street, A Red-Vival City, Now Museum, Now You Don’t,  We Seafood and We Eat It.

Row 3: Sun, Sea and Sand In My Pants, Closer Than You Might Belem, Tile Art to Warm Your Heart, Suzi Chases Portugeese.

What I love about these colors is their versatility.  You can add the bold  mosaic inspired shade of Tile Art to Warm Your Heart or metalic red Now Museum, Now You Don’t to a modern bohemian look like the one I created below.

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The classic look below calls for understated nails. The soft golden rose of Made it To the Seventh Hill, neutral Suzi Chases Portugeese or the  pale peach of Lisbon Wants Moor OPI would be meet these needs.

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Overall I find this collection very wearable. In exciting colors to compliment all skin shades, there is no guessing games. You can try on here. OPI Try On Studio

My favorite color in this collection is the rose gold Made It to The Seventh Heaven which is a MUST HAVE for Spring 2018.

All photos and links owned by OPI with the exception of the style boards created by me on Polyvore.

Ultra Violet

Pantone, the color experts,  announced the color Ultra Violet as THE color of 2018.

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As I am not a fan of purple, I was a tad put off until I found these beautiful color inspiration boards and photos all on my favorite photo source, Pinterest.

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You can not deny the pop of this royal color does make one feel optimistic.

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Delicate violets are amoung the first flowers to spring from the earth after winter’s frost. To me this represents resilience.

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With that said this striking color brings with it hope for the new year.

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How will you bring this vibrant color into your life? Comment below.