I haven't done a color me happy post in a long time, and I've missed them so. What better way to resurrect the column than with some shimmery, shiny, easily distracting goodies?
Coco Before Chanel had me craving blue and white stripes but I really don't wear much blue- so once I saw this Samantha Pleet dress on Bona Drag, I knew my stripey prayers had been answered. Red and white stripes, of course! So much more me. They're not just for that Saved by the Bell episode where Kelly & Lisa dress up as candy-stripers anymore...
I do love me some green and since I seem to have forgotten to actually wear any today (I have green eyes, I'm covered right? :) I had to put a little dose of green on here in honor of St Patrick's Day. And this luscious springy green, so fresh and pretty, is definitely one of my favorite shades...
Florals are back with a vengeance this season in bold and bright colors, and I love it so. You can wear them all spring and summer long, but I especially like them right now, in this moment where spring is trying its darnedest to emerge but winter still has a (dreary, cold) grip on things. Wearing a vibrant, fun floral is like saying to nature, "I'm ready when you are, dear spring! Hope to see you soon!"
Just because Valentine's Day is coming up... a little love for red and pink in all their many shades!
*ps: Hands Up Not Handouts is a really cool site supporting female artists from around the world. Right now they have friendship bracelets handmade in Palestine and the earrings above (which come in lots of great colors) were handmade in Rwanda. All the proceeds from sales go directly back to the artisans and their families helping them create self-sustaining businesses. I have a pair of these earrings in purple- they're super vibrant and wonderful in person!
Well, I'm not sure if I should call this color "mint" or "seafoam" or "light aqua", but whatever it is, it gives me happy vibes and I think it's an excellent color to incorporate into your wardrobe this spring. It feels so fresh and girly. I don't own anything in this shade tho yet- do you?
Inspired by the colors in my outfit today, I really like the color combination of grey and coral- I love how the bright pinky hue pops off a grey base, it seems so cheerful for wintertime! Do you guys like the combo?
It's a new column for the new year, yay! Color me Happy will feature clothing and accessories celebrating one luscious color. I decided to start with a color that's sometimes a little hard for people to love (including me) inspired by that beautiful amethyst at the top.
I do like purple, but I usually head more towards the deep violet/eggplant kind of purple, or the lighter lavender hues. But this color purple is hard for me. I don't own anything in this color. But after seeing all these amethyst beauties all together I think maybe that should change!
What do you think of this amethyst hue? Love it or leave it?