Colors of Fall 2017

Hey lovely!

I hope you are enjoying the cooler temperatures we have been experiencing in the northern states. It’s been such a pleasure to breathe the fresh, sweet air and feel the caress of a warm breeze across my cheeks. Fall weather is here!

That leads me to my next topic which is transitioning some fall colors into your wardrobe. So what are the colors for fall you may be asking. One of my favorite colors chosen by Pantone Color Institute is Autumn Maple. It is a refreshing rust tone that immediately brings to mind  beautiful fall foliage.

 

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To keep color from overwhelming you, introduce it in small ways such as accessories. Transition this rich color with cream, ivory, taupe, or brown.

Another color I find myself drawn to is called Grenadine. Have you ever flavored a drink or perhaps added a wee bit to ribs? Delicious! And I think you will find that this color is as well.

This bright color will add interest to an otherwise casual outfit. A snuggly cardigan, always a hit on its own, becomes the star of your ensemble. Try adding grenadine with jewelry if you aren’t ready to embrace its richness.

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Another favorite of mine for fall is Navy Peony.  Just the name alone entices me. A full bodied blue that adds warmth to any outfit. Try it in a dress, on your nails, or let it wrap you in a shawl. Wear it with your favorite faded denim jeans and a peach top. Accessories love this blue too!

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Which of these colors will you be wearing this fall?

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Summer Style Tips

Hey loves!!!

I hope you’ve been enjoying some gorgeous weather. When the temps rise, the first thing I think is what  can I wear that will keep me cool? So today I want to share some summer style tips with you to keep you looking cool as a cucumber.

Style Tip 1:  Wear loose clothing. Think flowing dresses, maxi skirts, A line tops. Cool colors verses darks. I say reach for cool colors during the day & save your darks for the evenings. Cool colors do not absorb heat and thus will keep you feeling refreshed.

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Style Tip 2: Wear natural fibers. Invest in cottons, silks, or linens for summer months. They let your skin breath.

Style Tip 3: Break out those open toed shoes and sandals. I can’t wait for summer to arrive so I can wear my favorite shoes!!

Style Tip 4: Stay hydrated. I know this seems like a no brainer, but sometimes we get busy and forget to drink enough water. It is especially important to get enough water during warmer weather to keep our skin and complexions healthy.

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Style Tip 5: Sunscreen. Wear it! I am the first to admit, I do not slather the stuff on like I should and some day it WILL catch up to me. Skin cancer is NOT pretty and I know all my girls want to stay pretty.

Style Tip 6: Protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses. Believe it or not, squinting due to bright sunlight, increases your chance of fine lines around the eye area.

Style Tip 7: Go easy of the fragrances.  Just a spritz during warm months is enough because as your body temperature rises your fragrance will grow stronger.

Hope these little tips help to keep you nice and cool this summer. Have your own summer style tip to share? Leave it in the comment section below to share.

Love,

Debra

Pantone’s Greenery

Hello dolls,

As you may already know,  the color authorities Pantone, announced Greenery as the color of 2017. This vibrant yellow green invokes images of nature’s first foliage. Use it as a neutral and mix with other spring colors or alone and it becomes the showstopper.

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At first I was intimidated by this color wondering how in the world was I going to wear it? Mr. Michael Kors leaves nothing to guesswork. This gorgeous printed dress below in shades of green, white and blue are all I needed for inspiration. I love the belted vest!

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What if you are still leery of wearing such a bold color? You can simply incorporate it into your wardrobe via nail polish or accessories.  Essie Nail Polish is one of my personal favorites because it is 5 Free which makes it safer for you as well as the earth.

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Maybe you would like to bring the outdoors into your home. Home decor has a great variety of ways to add Greenery to your home.

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Pantone says Greenery is “symbolic of new beginnings” and indeed Spring to me represents a fresh new world full of beautiful possibilities. I hope my post inspires you to embrace this color and would love to know how you are using it in your own life. As for myself, I few surprises up my sleeve. But you will have to return to see how I am using Greenery.

Debra

*All photos found on Pinterest

I joining my friend Jess at her blog for a link up. Feel free to take a look at her style as well as the other lovely ladies who joined the link party.

Turning Heads Tuesday on Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

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Hello lovely!
I hope you are experiencing some pleasant weather where you live. It has been extremely warm here in the Pittsburgh area. There has been sunshine and a slight breeze which means the winds of change are here. Springtime will be here soon.
 I thought a pretty style board was just the thing to inspire us all. What are you looking forward to wearing once the weather breaks? I am excited to begin wearing pretty sleeveless tops and open toed sandals.
This spring expect to find an abundance of pretty floral prints. And of course loads of greens which by now you already know is Pantone’s ,the color experts, color of 2017.
I can’t wait to share more with you dear reader. In the meantime, stay stylish and blessed.
Debra

Georges Hobeika RT SS 17

Hello dolls!

As winter chases us indoors, unless you are a snow bunny, we look forward to the future. And the future lies in the awakening of our dear earth and the arrival of spring. Oh the smell of the earth all dewy and warm. And nature’s peek at what’s to come in the way of tiny buds popping up from the ground. It’s simply my favorite time of the year…

Another thing I love about this season is the multitude of beauty in the form of haute couture. Today I would like to share some inspiration from Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika.

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Purity. Just like a new beginning.

 

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Burst of colorful embroideries.

 

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Sunset warming flora.

 

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The arrival.

 

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Periwinkle dreams.