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Pantone Color of the Year 2018 with Eternal Collection

Good Morning!

I touched a bit on the Pantone Color of the Year in this post, Karina Dress Plum-Pantone Color of the Year,  but today, am giving you an exact example of how I am wearing Ultra Violet.  Ultra Violet, is a kind of mystical color, a color with a blue-green depth that is described “Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world.” Pantone color institute

, I love the color this year, as purple is such a rich color, and jewel tones with red hair works very well. I hope to pair Ultra Violet with many different colors, perhaps unexpected, but today I went a bit crazy with purple shades, and i love it!

Debbie, one of my readers, had asked me to do a post on accessories. Here you are Debbie! I will also be talking about brooches and handbags in the coming months.

Last years Pantone color of the year was Greenery, a bright yellow green that was to be honest, not my favorite, so i would wear small bits of it, in this shoe for example. I love this ultra violet shade, as it is great for all skin tones and will be seen in fashions throughout the year.

By now, you know i LOVE velvet. The soft, rich texture and style adds some luxe to your look and doesn’t have to cost a fortune. I shopped my closet, with the exception of the jewelry for this look and this violet velvet blazer was a Kohl’s purchase from years ago. The nipped in waist and color sold it for me. If you want to read more about my love for velvet, see these posts  Here Here . HERE

If you still can’t get enough velvet, you can search for it using my search section at the upper right corner.

The highlight of my outfit is the bold statement jewelry that I was gifted by Eternal collection.

I was contacted by Eternal Collection, a jewelry and accessory brand out of the UK, with such stand out pieces, statement necklaces, and beautiful jewels. I was gifted this necklace and earrings, a set I chose as I wanted to add this color to my  jewelry wardrobe, and I loved the bold leaves of varying purple shades lined with silver. The necklace, the Santorini Purple Enamel Necklace and matching Santorini earrings , is also available in varying blue tones. I should also say that the packaging these pieces arrived in was beautiful! A Tiffany blue box lined with delicate white tissue paper made a lovely presentation.

This company, out of the UK, does ship Internationally, and their prices are very reasonable. They have a wide selection from pieces that were sourced from around the world. They have gorgeous Swavorski crystal jewelry. I love these and these. Here are their offerings from their website:

  • stunning enamel, crystal, pearl and diamante clip-on earrings and pierced earrings
  • head-turning Swarovski earrings for daytime and evening
  • costume bracelets, bangles and one of the best ranges of brooches
  • scarf rings and silk scarves to provide the finishing touch
  • gorgeous Swarovski crystal necklaces and the perfect pearl necklace
  • striking Murano glass pendants and necklaces
  • an extensive range of Murano glass earrings
  • semi-precious gemstone necklaces and matching earrings
  • gold and silver fashion necklaces
  • adjustable fashion rings

If this is too much purple for you, you could certainly add one component of this look to incorporate Ultra violet. Change out the sweater dress for a pair of dark denim, or just add the statement jewelry to your look. There are lots of ways to add this color to you wardrobe this year if you choose.

How will you wear Pantone’s color of the Year? 

Do check out Eternal Collection wonderful statement jewelry. They are having a SALE right now!

Thank you for the comments, I love to hear from you.


Velvet Blazer-Kohls ( old, sim)

purple sweater dress (Loft,) sim

Italian leather boots c/o Marmi shoes

Purse-Love bag Rebecca Minkoff ( sim)

Santorini Necklace c/o Eternal Collection

Santorini Earrings c/o Eternal Collection

Have a great day!

Jess xo


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  • Reply
    Northwest Mountain Living
    January 30, 2018 at 9:32 am

    I’m so excited about this color for the upcoming seasons! I am adding a little in different shades to my closet and love it. I also won a Gigi New York bag in mulberry that will arrive this week and can’t wait to see it! I’ve never thought that much about this color but am totally on board!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 30, 2018 at 10:44 am

      i know! I much prefer it over greenery and have some items in my closet with this color. Oh, GIGI NY has some beautiful bags, congrats! I look forward to seeing you style it too. xx

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    January 27, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Love the jewelry Jess. And also how you used it as a statement. So lovely😍


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      Jess Jannenga
      January 29, 2018 at 9:31 am

      Thank you Deb! I couldn’t resist the purple, as I have a fair amount in my closet this will go with! xx

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    January 22, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    You are so great with color, Jess! What a beautiful set of jewelry, too. I have my eye on your tights, as well!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 23, 2018 at 9:44 am

      Thank you Roxanne! I love plum shades and couldnt resist this necklace/earrings! xx

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    January 22, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    These colours are designed for you Jess, love how you layered different tones of purple into a very nice outfit. I’ve checked the website, they have amazing collection of accessories, yours inclusive.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 23, 2018 at 9:37 am

      Thank you Anna! i saw this company initially on IG and loved the jewelry. They have this necklace in aqua blue tones too, but I have a fair amount of plums and purples and loved it. xx

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    January 22, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    Wonderful necklace!

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    Amy Christensen
    January 22, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Is there such a thing as too much purple? Not in my book! Love your outfit. You look fabulous. – Amy

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 22, 2018 at 4:40 pm

      Haha! I love it, no there is not such a thing! Thank you Amy for popping by, I am glad you enjoyed my look today. xx

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    January 22, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    That is some fabulous jewelry, Jess! And you whole look is so pulled together, as per always. Thanks for linking, xox


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      Jess Jannenga
      January 22, 2018 at 4:39 pm

      Thank you Patti! I loved the silver with the different shades of purple. you will see me wear it in the Spring too! xx

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    Debbie Hull
    January 22, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Hi Jess ! The color looks lovely on you. The accessories are so pretty. Thanks for including these things. Clothes , accessories and makeup make us shine to others. Will be looking forward to more from you lovely Jess.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 22, 2018 at 4:38 pm

      Thank you Debbie! If you enjoyed these pieces or like statement jewelry, you might check out the brand. So glad you enjoyed this post, i thought of you! xx

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    January 22, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    That Violet is stunning on you! I love the blazer and dress! They go so well together! I love those earrings too, so beautiful!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 22, 2018 at 4:37 pm

      Hi Laura, I chose these pieces as I wanted some purple to go with much in my closet. i thought these pieces were pretty 🙂 The blazer I have had for years.. but its a goody! xx

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    January 22, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    The necklace and earrings are stunning Jess! I have two necklaces from Eternal Collection and I wear them a lot. They’re such timeless, beautiful pieces. I really like Ultraviolet, it’s a much easier colour for me to wear than greenery, which is a bit too on the yellow side of the green spectrum. I love your velvet jacket!

    Emma xxx

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 22, 2018 at 4:35 pm

      Hi Emma! Yes, I totally agree about the greenery shade, a bit bright for my taste… I would certainly look at Eternal Collection again, as they are resonable, and have unique pieces. thanks Emma! xx

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    January 22, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Fabulous color and Love the necklace!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 22, 2018 at 1:01 pm

      Thank you Tracey! i love the different purple shades and look forward to wearing it in the Spring! xx

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    Jess Jannenga
    January 22, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Thank you Kellyann! i chose the necklace and earrings as I do really like purple and the necklace design really stood out. I hear you about bigger closets! We are looking for a closet organizer to help organize my clothes more,. So glad you like the look, ill be wearing this necklace in the Spring! xx

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    January 22, 2018 at 9:42 am

    You wear the color so well, Jess!!
    And the jewelry is so magnificent!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 22, 2018 at 11:33 am

      Thank you Jodie! I loved the shape and style of the jewelry. xx

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    January 22, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Ooooo what a beautiful color! 😀 Purple has a fairy tale mystique to it and whenever I wear purple I think royalty! I supposed it’s because of it’s richness. Love the necklace and earrings. The design is not overwhelming and the leaf detail screams for Spring! It goes so well with your velvet blazer. It’s a lovely pairing.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 22, 2018 at 11:33 am

      I know what you mean Maureen! Snow white.. and yes, Royalty, this are great comparisons. I will wear it in the Spring and couldn’t resist it with my velvet blazer. Have a great day! xx

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    January 22, 2018 at 5:59 am

    Maybe in small doses and while I love purples, this shade is a bit garish for me.

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 22, 2018 at 11:28 am

      I understand Leslie, it is a bold color that is not for everyone. Thanks for stopping by! xx

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    January 22, 2018 at 5:07 am

    Oooooooh that necklace is gorgeous! The earrings are too . Love that blazer – I used to own one similar some years ago and now with velvet making a comeback I sure wish I’d kept it. If only my closet were bigger!
    You are just beautiful in purple Jess!

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    Nancy Baten
    January 22, 2018 at 3:07 am

    Oh wow Jess! Beautiful colors, and that necklace is gorgeous!

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      Jess Jannenga
      January 22, 2018 at 12:33 pm

      Thank you Nancy! i chose it as I do have purple and purple tones in my closet and the leaf design was stunning to me xx

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