Spring 2014 Palette: Pastel

Despite the fun radiance of Pantone’s 2014 color of the year, radiant orchid, this spring’s hottest color palette is rather reserved. Pale and pretty pastels colored the runways at New York Fashion Week, and there are so many ways to incorporate pastels into your spring and summer wardrobe!

1. Versatile Pastel Pieces

As you can see from this Burberry Prorsum runway pastels collection, there are many versatile clothing pieces that allow you to incorporate the pastel palette into your everyday attire without looking over-the-top.

 

   2. Pastel Polish

pastel-polishPerhaps the easiest way to get on board with spring’s pastel trend is with pretty pastel nail polish. Essie has a number of different pastel collections, including their 2014 Resort Collection, which features a few new pastel hues!

 

3. Pastel gemstones
pastel_ring Mix and match your pastels with a sparkly addition to your springy outfit, like a pastel CZ bubble ring! Or go for a solid pastel tone to color block against your outfit and other accessories.

There are so many pretty pastels to choose from, they shouldn’t all be reserved for Easter!

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New! Acrylic Monogram Necklace

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There’s a new fashion-forward and budget-friendly player in the monogram game! Just in time for the holidays, we’re excited to share our brand new tortoise shell acrylic monogram necklace! This trendy monogram pendant comes in three sizes (1.25″, 1.5″, and 2″) and is personalized just for you!

Acrylic monograms have a much preppier style than their traditional sterling silver or gold counterparts. They’re a great, fun piece to add to a more casual outfit, and they’re super affordable to give as stylish, personalized gifts!

Tortoise shell pattern is a great neutral that can be worn with any other color, from neon brights to black and whites. It is not ostentatious, but still makes a fun, personalized statement.

Of course, if acrylic is not for you, there are still plenty of precious metal monogram necklaces for you to choose from!

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Sweet As Candy

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I’m a bit too old to trick or treat these days, but I know what I’d be happy to see in my trick or treat bag! How cute is this “sweet kisses” pendant? This fun pendant won’t melt in your mouth, but it will sparkle long after Halloween season has long gone! You can pair this with some of its chocolate counterparts for a real sweet Halloween treat (with no calories)! This sparkler comes with your choice of a 16″, 18″, or 20″ pendant, so it is perfect for all ages. Yum!

DIY: Dip-Dyed T-Shirt

via Wit & Whistle

via Wit & Whistle

From hair to home furnishings to clothes, ombré is in! We found a fun and helpful tutorial from Wit & Whistle on how to dip-dye a plain white t-shirt. The tricky part is how long to leave the shirt in the dye for each shade of the color, but the tutorial is quite detailed and helpful!

What you need:
– fabric dye
– salt (if dye calls for it)
– plain white t-shirt
– stainless steel sink or bucket for dye
– warm water

Once you’ve got all your materials and a crafty mindset, click here to head on over to Wit & Whistle for the full tutorial!

Once you’re ready with your new ombré t-shirt, pair it with some fun ombré jewelry, like these Swarovski crystal ombré heart earringsombre earrings

Now Trending: Animal Chic

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Animal prints have been a hot style on-and-off for years, but this fall the style is back ON in a big way! Animal print accessories are the hot item for fall. Leopard print has been all over flats, scarves, and even jewelry. Leopard loafers, particularly ones with hairy textures, have been a big hit so far this season.

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However, this trend is heating up so fast that pieces are going past animal print and featuring other animal qualities! The hottest item of the moment are cat-embroidered flats. These do not feature cat print, but rather have the face of a cat embroidered on the toe! These adorable flats pictured to the right even have cat ear cut-outs to add to the animal aesthetic.

Scarves are always a fall staple, which allow them to participate fully in the animal print hype. You can go bold with an obvious leopard print in traditional golden yellow and black, or opt for something a little more tribal chic with mixed animal prints and non-traditional colors, like the green and orange mixed animal print scarf below.

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Jewelry is one of the most fun ways to wear animal print this fall. You can mix and match all sorts of pieces with all sorts of outfits; jazz up some solid neutrals with a leopard print ring, or mix prints within your outfit combining cheetah flats with a zebra scarf and a tiger print ring.

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How will you wear animal prints this fall? Share with us your best wild find and how you’re styling it this season!

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far!

Fall is a great time of year for outdoor activities. You can do anything from playing football with friends, to hiking and best of all, apple picking! Even if you do not like apples, heading out to your local orchard and picking shiny red apples is a fall must!

applepickignThere’s nothing like strolling through apple orchards feeling the crisp fall air on your face. Most orchards also offer more than just apple picking. They offer all things fall related from pumpkin picking to hay rides and fun and challenging corn mazes! So while you’re chomping on your apple, you can challenge your friends to a corn maze extravaganza or just relax on a hay ride while watching all the beautiful fall colors pass you by.

You can always look fabulous and chic while partaking in your fall activities too! The fall season always includes beautiful and rich colors you can use to accent your fall look. Simply having fun fall themed accessories is also a great way to liven up any apple picking trip. No matter what autumn activity you choose this season, you can always look great!

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You can dress for the season by accenting your knits and boots with some foliage on your ears! With our filigree leaf earrings you’ll blend right into your surroundings, that is of course if you’re surrounded by trees made of silver. Amber tones also sparkle beautifully among the colors of fall. The natural red, green, and yellow amber tones are mellow for the season and reflect beautifully in the sun shining on the orchards! Find your fall accessory look today – be inspired by the fall season around you!

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