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      Color Craze: Fun Sneakers in Cool Colorways

      Color Craze: Fun Sneakers in Cool Colorways

      You can call me "old school" when it comes to my sneaker collection. Though I prefer the term "classic". I love lace up low tops with minimal soles in luscious suedes or textured walkabouts in brilliant prints and palettes. And yes, I may be on the borderline of having an intense obsession (these images show about 40% of my entire sneaker cache) but the reason I'm in so deep is because this comfy shoe trend and I go way back and I'm nothing if I'm not loyal. In the 80's, I wore sneakers as my commuter shoes for work. Thick soles and huge white laces were part of the corporate uniform for getting to the office comfortably. Then in the 90's I moved away from the somewhat orthopedic styling many sneakers had to what the cool kids were wearing - athletic shoe styling with brand identifying features like trademark swishes or a large felines. Today, the comfort of the 80's shoes meshed with the sleek styling of the 90's sneakers is where I'm happiest. But as with everything else in my life, there must be color involved!

       

      I hope you love the products I recommend! While this blog post was not sponsored, it may contain affiliate links, which means that if you click on one and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission. This helps support the blog and allows me to continue to bring you color commentary like this. You can find more about our site, privacy, and disclosure policies here. Thank you for your continued support!

       

      PUMA Womens Suede Embroidered Floral Sneaker

      PUMA Womens Suede Embroidered Floral Sneaker

      There's nothing like a cute pair of sneakers to contrast with a pretty sundress or flowy, wide leg pants. My favorite way to wear sneakers is with t-shirt dresses for working in my studio and I'll slide them on with cropped pants and a tube top for cocktails on my porch (the new  "dinner club").  But more important than their trendiness, they must be COMFORTABLE. 

      Juliet's Colorful Sneaker Collection

      The brands I've worn for years have eliminated the need for me to make the choice between style and fit. I am particularly fond of Keds, adidas and Puma sneakers for their vast array of styles and colors. The adidas Originals Women's Campus and the Puma Suede Classic sneakers are fashionable throwbacks that come in major colorways. They're your go to shoes when you want to keep it casual. My best-in-sneakers award in the category of prints and colorful palettes that will put a smile on your face goes to the Keds x Rifle Paper Co. collaboration - it's a color and sneaker lover's dream come true. There's so much detail and artisanship with each collection, you won't be sure if you should actually wear them or display them. 

      Keds x Rifle Paper Co. Anchor Happy Stripe Sneakers

      Keds x Rifle Paper Co. Anchor Happy Stripe Sneakers

      Sneakers aren't typically thought of when looking to make a statement but I'd like to change that. If you haven't connected with these versatile accessories other than the pair you wear to the gym, give them a fashionable chance! I've rounded up a few more of my faves in cool colorways for you to shop below:

      Chuck Taylor All Star Tie Dye Low Top Sneakers - Nordstrom

       

      Puma Suede Classic Sneakers in Fuchsia Purple/Nasturtium - Amazon

       

      Keds x Rifle Paper Co. Champion Low Top Sneakers - Nordstrom

       

      Until next time, may your life be filled with joy and color!

      Love, Juliet

       

       

      Hanes.com

       

       

      Shades of Green: 10 Pairs of Sunglasses You'll Want to Wear Every Day

      Shades of Green: 10 Pairs of Sunglasses You'll Want to Wear Every Day

      Spring and Summer are those seasons that completely own one whole color in the spectrum and that color is green. Inevitably, when those seasons roll in, I start to see everything in magnificent shades of green as it’s a signal in nature that warmer weather is here. I love the color so much because it signifies an abundant life in harmony, and supremely good health - all ways that I try to live my life every day. My adoration of the hue extends into my business with our company logo of four ombre green leaves, each representing a part of the foundation of our organization's core values: a passion for color, a love of design, respect for our community and a commitment to service to others.

      

      I hope you love the products I recommend! I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. This helps support the blog and allows me to continue to bring you color commentary like this. You can find more about our site, privacy, and disclosure policies here. Thank you for your continued support!

       

      Juliet Shades of Green Collage

      Shop My Sunglasses: top row, middle row, bottom row

       

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      Of course, my obsession with green wouldn't be a real thing if it didn't carry over to my wardrobe. I think it’s an incorrect assumption that this lively color can only be worn by a few. There’s a shade for everyone! It’s such a fun and energizing color for me that when I put it on, it's hard not to smile! And colorful accessories, like the 10 pairs of sunglasses I found are an easy way to wear the color to make a dynamic impact with any outfit. And adding almost any shade of green will take your OOTD to certainly not-at-all-boring levels. Warby Parker's Virtual Try-On tool is a game changer. You can find your perfect pair of green shades instantly and you can try them before buying with their Home Try-On Program! Find all of my fabulous eyewear finds below and happy shopping!

      Shades of Green Product Board

       

      1.  Haskell Sunglasses in Aloe Crystal - Warby Parker

      2.  Illesteva Women's Vilma Square Sunglasses - Bloomingdales

      3.  GloFX Color Therapy Glasses - Amazon

      4.  Ada Sunglasses in Forest Green - Warby Parker

      5.  Beale Sunglasses in Rosemary Crystal - Warby Parker

      6.  BOTTEGA VENETA 53mm Cat Eye Sunglasses - Nordstrom (almost sold out!)

      7.  LELE SADOUGHI Uptown 47mm Cat Eye Sunglasses - Nordstrom

      8.  LifeArt Oversize Polarized Sunglasses - Amazon

      9.  FEISEDY Classic Women Sunglasses - Amazon

      10.  OSCAR DE LA RENTA X MORGENTHAL FREDERICS Twist IV Gradient Sunglasses - Nordstrom (only a few left!)

       

      Until next time, may you live a life filled with color!

       

      Love, Juliet

       

       

       

       

      Bellini and Glazed Ginger

      Bellini and Glazed Ginger

      A sultry brown hue paired with an ethereal peachy-blush tone makes this color duo a seductive match!

      Brown can represent steadfastness and simplicity while light blush colors often signify vigor and freshness.  We have paired sweet Glazed Ginger with the delicate and graceful Bellini is a yin and yang combo. perfect for classic styles, moods and even flavors.

      One of my favorite flavor pairings is ginger and peach.  The pungency of ginger actually contrasts with the full fruitiness of peach but for my palate, they're a match made in food nirvana.  I like to use this flavor mix for many recipes, but cocktails are my favorite.  I'm currently captivated by this Ginger Peach Bellini from Daily Waffle! You will understand my obsession once you try the recipe below.

      Gingery Peach Bellini - Daily Waffleimage above and recipe below: Daily Waffle

      JulRe Designs Disclaimers

      GINGERY PEACH BELLINIS

      Serves: 1

      INGREDIENTS

      • 2 oz. ginger peach syrup
      • 4 oz. prosecco (La Marca is slightly sweet and makes for a nice Bellini)

      INSTRUCTIONS

      1. Pour 2 oz. of ginger peach syrup into a champagne flute. Top with prosecco. Yep, that's it.


      TOPSHOP at Nordstrom


      Energy opposites attract with this Color Craze twosome, and what better way to celebrate a strong coupling than with looks that are sure to WOW!  I've curated 2 style boards below. The first look is with pieces that can easily work for an evening out with your partner or a daytime wedding. Go forth and  SHOP!

      Color Craze: Bellini and Glazed Ginger Style Board - The Color Lab Blog

      1. Elisabeth Earrings from JulRe Designs

      2. OUGES Stand Collar Sleeveless Dress - an unbelievable price!

      3. Tom Ford Lip Color in Wild Ginger

      4. ALLSAINTS Captain Leather Crossbody Bag

      5. Enzo Angiolini Addalyn Strappy Sandal

      6. Cirque Colors Nail Polish in Met Steps

      7. NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Surabaya

       

      SHOP Bloomingdales! 

      The second look below is a more casual outfit perfect for an upscale  BBQ or an early evening rooftop cocktail party. Such fabulous finds that are wallet-friendly too!

      Color Craze - Bellini and Glazed Ginger - Style Board 2

      1. Helen Kaminski Villa Straw Hat

      2. Belle Pogue Steampunk Peasant Top

      3. Kate Spade New York Kiya Sunglasses

      4. Rag & Bone Atlas Belt Bag

      5. GemmyJewels Thin Stone Bracelet 

      6. Marc Fisher LTD Alida Espadrille Platform Wedge

      7. TIBI Side Snap Shorts

      8. Cirque Color Creme Nail Polish in Coffee Talk

      9. Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick in Peachy

      I'm so inspired by this tasty color pairing for fashion, food and home decor. I'd love to see your favorite ways to use Bellini and Glazed Ginger together or individually by sharing your style with us on Instagram or Facebook.

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      Until next time, keep living a color-filled life!

       

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