Hi Friends- Hope you like the new blog layout! I wrote about it yesterday and am happy with how it turned out. I needed something new and fresh! The snow is gone, and the temps here in Charlotte, have increased to nearly mid 60s by weekend. It is usually this time of year that I start to get a hankering for spring clothes. The weather here is so duplicitous! Besides looking at spring clothes on-line, I must admit, I am a bit of a True Crime junkie. Homicide Hunter, Joe Kenda, well “my, my my!” Yes, when the weather is just too darn cold and I have done my exercise for the day, sometimes I just want to watch some Discovery ID. I just get fascinated with stories of obsession, lust, greed, and family feuds. I used to think I would have loved to have studied criminology but then again I am not always the most detailed person, don’t like the sight of blood, stress is something I avoid.. etc. Anyone else like true crime? ( I am not talking about the “Fashion Police here :-))
As I mentioned last week, I am shopping my closet for the next 2 months, as I am finding it fun to experiement with my existing winter closet. but am “window shopping” on-line looking at spring dresses and more casual pieces to add to my closet. Although I am not buying spring dresses right now, I start looking at what colors are going to be in stores for Spring 2017, so I look to the Pantone Institute and Pantone’s Color of the Year, along with its transitional colors and palettes that will coordinate.
The color of the year for 2017 is Greenery, a vibrant bright green that reminds me of fresh-cut new grass, and lustrous foliage in spring gardens. It’s actually the bright green shade in the little flowers on my shoes! According to Pantone: “A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.
Today I have put together Pantone’s Twilight Purple and Treetop shades to create a look of jewel tones and richness in color. I added a print with my floral ASOS Jacquard block heels that corresponded so well. In addition to create more visual interest, I added grey lace patterned tights. My light grey Rebecca Minkoff Love bag fit well with this look, deemed by Pantone as “Nimbus Cloud”. It was quite funny how it all came together, as I shopped my closet and put all of the pieces together before I researched the Pantone Colors.
If you are interested in learning what colors will be in stores for spring, check out the Pantone Institute’s Color Pairings 2017 and you may be surprised what you already have in your existing closet. Have fun! Who doesn’t need some color this time of year?
Outfit details: Sweater: Cashmere Bluefly, Sweater Dress: Banana Republic, Jacquard shoes: ASOS, Rebecca Minkoff: Love Handbag
So now its time to have a glass of vino, or hot cocoa, coffee ( your beverage of choice) and enjoy the Turning Heads Linkup! Please comment on 2 posts per blogger. Its fun to check out the winter fashions!
Most clicked is Terri of Meadow Tree blog . Check out all of the the lovely details in her outfit this week!
Pinterest Pic of the Week goes to Suzanne, of Suzanne Carillo Blog, as I am digging this pattern and bright colors for winter!