pantone announced its color of the year for 2014 yesterday and the blogosphere FREAKED. OUT. the reigning hue is pantone color 18-3224 radiant orchid, a kind of undecided purply pink.
going down each column from left to right: round neck sweater (uniqlo $30). wool-blend pencil skirt (l’wren scot $320). wedge sole sandals (gucci $420). mossimo tulip wrap skirt (target $9). printed silk skirt (nina ricci $691). high shine clutch bag (river island $25). rexburg melange sweatshirt (american vintage $125). leather satchel (cambridge satchel co for asos $156). kennedy skirt (tory burch $298). birdie tie shooties (poetic license $82). ikat printed leggings (ae $20). signature silk shirt (equipment $450). melange flare maxi skirt (uniqlo $6). knot box clutch (bottega veneta $1,458). faux leather ipad case (michael kors $96).
nerd alert. i like to read. i recently read catcher in the rye for the first time (hey it was homecoming week and i was just too busy the first time around) and was inspired by holden’s emo red hunting cap. holden caulfield–the original hipster.
1. red simply scout top. modcloth. $35
2. plaid peplum bodycon skirt. forever 21. $12
3. remixed plaid scarf. forever 21. $13
4. buffalo plaid printed sweatshirt. alternative. $68
5. buffalo plaid trapper hat. terrain. $88
6. plaid denim leggings. topshop. $50
7. buffalo plaid fireside vest. madewell. $150
8. awol combat boots. skechers. $58
9. clovis plaid trapper hat. stetson. $140
another easy yet awesome gift idea.
left to right from the top: marimekko uniko flower mug (crate + barrel $24). skirt the rules mug (kate spade new york $20). chevron latte mug (c. wonder $12). stacked cup mug (orla kiely $14). olive green 5757 mug (pantone $16). little miss sunshine mug (topshop $16). crossword mug (kate spade new york $20). tiffany bows mug (tiffany + co $35). carnaby nixon blue and purple mug (jonathan adler $18). scrabble mug (modcloth $14). mustache mug (pier 1 $8). utopia cat mag (jonathan adler $26).
it’s like tweed in that it’s a rough, wintry texture, but it’s a bit more 3D in the way the yarn is looped to create the fabric. i wore a boucle sweater to a birthday dinner once and got complimented on looking “festive” whatever that means.
boucle and leather top (alice + olivia. $605). wool mini skirt (j.crew $88). ankle strap heeled sandals (asos $81). shaggy faux fur vest (ae $90). rockstud-trim lock flap bag (valentino $2245).
multicolor boucle print skirt (steffen schraut $200). lia mohair jumper (acne $260). velvet ankle strap stilettos (rihanna for river island $200). gold plated navy resin necklace (kenneth jay lane $98). wtf clutch (nasty gal $56).
the time has come for gift giving. my favorite option for co-workers, hosts and hostesses, and other don’t-have-to-be-quite-as-thoughtful-but-still-want-to-get-something-cool gifting situations are candles. really nice candles.
left to right and top to bottom: birch sprig and rose larkspur candle (casa $40). perfumista avenue scented candle (bond no. 9 new york $150). passion for the breast cancer research foundation candle (nest fragrances $28). peony and tuberose blend scented candle (tory burch $60). rose 25 candle (le labo for opening ceremony $80). sprinkles cupcake scented candle (fred flare $20). monterosa candle (missoni home $89). deco glow cupcake candle (casa $14).
left to right and top to bottom: 12-0404 apple and cedar wood scented candle (pantone $36). beeswax scented candle (nicole miller $25). scents of land gardenia candle (land by land $42). apple sculpted candle (michael aram $99). everyday collection vanilla orchid and almond scented candle (nest fragrances $34). leave something to the imagination candle (kate spade new york $40). clargy sage candle (izola $37). baies noire/black berries candle (diptyque $95).
you thought i wouldn’t do it. but i did.
i have a lot of hair. i wash it as seldom as i can get away with and beanies are very important for this way of life. i lost my favorite beanie a few weeks ago and i didn’t know WHAT to do with myself. replacements:
left to right and top to bottom: cotton beanie (lucky brand $40). faux fur pom beanie (asos $21). fur pom cable beanie (topshop $28). striped slouchie beanie (juicy couture $40). glitter knit beret (steve madden $22). leopard beanie (asos $14). cream marled beanie (old navy $10). chunky knit beanie (tarnish $24). studded sweater hat (fossil $48). neon color block hat (fossil $38). knitted hat (h&m $6). chunky knit beanie (stella mccartney $193).
i’m not sure how politically correct a couple of these are and rest assured that i know the navajo are not the ones that were up by plymouth rock for the first thanksgiving but i still think these are really cute if not silly pilgrims-and-indians-themed gift ideas for your holiday hosts and hostesses this year.
1. pewter pilgrims salt and pepper shakers. vagabond house. $114
2. deer navajos pattern framed art print. society6. $31
3. navajo tray. zinc door. $180
4. diamond desert rober blanket. pendleton. $228
5. king george crown decorative accent. lamps plus. $29
6. native american-inspired placemats. bed bath and beyond. $5 each.
7. native american tarot deck. amazon. $13
8. seafarer sail pillow. thomas paul. $83
9. eliz wristlet. jadetribe. $135
10. corn salt and pepper shakers. michael aram. $99
a holiday-inspired look for your monday.
angeli lattice crop top (temperley london $2,130). wool blend skirt (see by chloe $290). rhodium metal trim heels (topshop $90). antigona large bag (givenchy $3,490). vintage 1994 charm bracelet (chanel $2,475). nail lacquer in lost on lombard (opi $17). multiplex 3-d lashes mascara (lorac $22).