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Color Crush // Burgundy

Isn’t Fall a wonderful time of year? Cool, crisp days that are still full of sunshine – cozy layers, boots!! And a shift in colors – I’m not just talking the leaves. Fall means we swap out our bright summer colors for the deeper, darker colors of autumn.

Let’s start with burgundy {or wine, ox-blood, berry, merlot, whatever you’d like to call it!} I love this rich shade for Fall, especially layered with neutrals like white, cream and grey.

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How would your wear it?
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xoxCrissie

 

SS15 // Sweet and Sunny

Ok, I admit, we’re keeping it pretty basic with the trend reporting around here – but hey, someone’s gotta state the obvious! Today’s trend: YELLOW. There has been a whole lot of the friendly, sunny color showing up this week, which Pantone has labeled Custard, a “delicious and detectible yellow.”

Here a a few of my favorite instances of custard on the runways so far:

top row: Lela Rose // DVF // Nanette Lepore
bottom row: Carolina Herrera // Karen Walker


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Summer In Pink

Recently I’ve been a little enamored with pink. Not Schiaparelli pink but a softer pink, like the sky after a summer sunset. Which seems appropriate as summer is {somehow!} already winding down.

To help sooth those end of summer blues, go pink! Here’s what’s been inspiring me…
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xoxCrissie

Color Me Kate

If you read this blog, chances are you are very much aware that Duchess Catherine has been giving a fashion show disguised as a tour of New Zealand and Australia. As if to apologize for her long absence from the public eye she has thrilled us with multiple outfits per-day, ranging from cute and casual to the ultimate of chic.
And she has not shied away from color on this trip. I’ve loved all her bold, bright numbers in blue, green, red – and even yellow. Wills allegedly told her she looked like a banana in the yellow dress below. That’s the chicest banana I’ve ever seen…

Want to be a copy-Kate? Here are a few of my top picks for dressing the the bright hue:

dress: top shop // necklace: j crew factory // blazer: zara // top: marni // shoes: repetto // phone care: kate spade saturday
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Fall Color Trends // Shades of Navy

There is one month left of Summer -which means I can really get serious with the Fall trend action! Last month we talked red, sticking with the primary theme, let’s move on to blue. Dark blue… or, Eclipse, Blueprint and Ink (to get technical) as seen from Marc by Marc Jacobs, Bill Blass, and Dior to name a few.


The best part about this – you probably already have tons of options in your closet to bring out for Fall. But if you feel like a little refresh, here are a few ideas! 

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xoxCrissie
*runway images via Fashion Snoops

Fall Color Trends // Red

You may be surprised to hear this – but it’s almost August. That’s right kids, the first 2 months of Summer are quickly becoming a thing of the past as we barrel towards fall. FALL. Are you ready for that? I mean – can you even remember what we saw come down the runways in February? Hard right?

Lucky for you – I’m here to help. Starting with color trends (which are a lot easier to think about in July than jackets, scarves and tights…) Let’s start easy. Red. Really, really, red. We’re already seeing Hollywood embrace the bright hue – expect to see a lot more if it come fall.

These ladies wear red right – mixing it w/ black and white so the color really pops and makes a bold statement.

On the runway: Giambattista Valli // Honor // Valentino // Moschino 
(via Fashion Snoops)
xoxCrissie

Some Exciting News {and minty walls!}

OK kids – I have some big exciting news! I’m moving!
For the last 4 years I’ve lived with my sister and her boyfriend/fiance/husband {all the same guy, ps ;)} in an apartment in northern Manhattan. But in 2 months I’m moving Downtown {well, technically to Midtown… but anything is downtown when compared to 181st st…} 
This means several exciting things:

1. I’ll be abel to WALK to work!
2. I’ll have a back yard {hello garden parties!}
3. I’ll get to decorate! {= tons of inspo in Pinterest & a few more decor posts that usual!}
Ready to dive in? Let’s start with my new love of mint colored walls. They’re pretty and fun – but soothing at the same time. And they look glam when paired with gold, white, and pink…

What do you think? Mint walls, yay or nay??

xoxCrissie

Color Crush: Neon Orange

I’m totally having a neon moment. (I know, I know, me and the rest of the world… whatever…) But of all the neons, orange might be my favorite. It’s just so happy and fresh – the perfect summer color. 

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xoxCrissie
[PS – Full discloser, I was sent a sample of the Native Union Pop Phone to test out. But I love it, hence its inclusion in this post!]     

Color 101 With Elie Saab

We all know the basics of color, right? Here’s a reminder from Elie Saab:

Brilliant indigo sequins…

Plus flowing yellow chiffon
Equals glittery green glamour. 
Need remedial color lessons? Check out his full “Color Shock” collection > > > 
xoxcrissie

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