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      Color Craze: Seasonless Slip Dresses

      Color Craze: Seasonless Slip Dresses

      I love a good slip dress. Whenever I see a really special one, I grab it. They are so easy to wear, figure flattering and widely size inclusive. Almost every womenswear brand has at least 1 or 2 in their offerings because they have become a classic fashion staple. I think designer Carly Cushnie does them the best so when I was late to the budget-priced and hyper colorful Cushnie x Target collab this Summer, I panicked. Fortunately, I was able to snag 2 lovely slip dresses before they sold out. I never got to wear either so instead of packing them away until the next warm weather season, I thought I'd try working both of them into my appropriate-for-public Fall & Winter wardrobe plus one of my other favorites. Scroll down to see all of the looks!

       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!

      Cushnie x Target Slip Dress | The Color Lab Blog

      left: Dress: Cushnie x Target (sold out but a similar dress here) | Earrings: JulRe Designs Studio | Necklace: JulRe Designs Studio | Shoes: Nine West | Hair: Shakeria at NJnaturalstyles Hair Studio

      right: Sweater: Lou & Grey (from a few years ago but here are some goodies) | Boots: Nine West (available in black only, limited sizes)

       

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      Cushnie x Target Slip Dress | The Color Lab Blog

      left: Dress: Cushnie x Target (sold out but lots of great styles available here) | Earrings: JulRe Designs Studio

      right: Sweater: Lou & Grey (no longer available but LOVE this lookalike) | Earrings: JulRe Designs Studio 

       

      Lou and Gray Slip Dress, Uniqlo Cropped Hoodie, Nine West Booties | The Color Lab Blog

      left: Dress: Lou & Grey (gone but here's a goodie!) | Earrings: JulRe Designs Studio | Shoes: Nine West

      right: Hoodie: Uniqlo (currently not available but this one is fabulous!) | Earrings: JulRe Designs Studio | Booties: Nine West

       

      This Week at Macy’s: 20-50% off select styles! Valid 9/8-9/27.

       

       

      Here are a few more slip dresses I adore:

      Free People Forever Yours Smocked Slip Maxi Dress - Macy's

      Free People Forever Yours Smocked Slip Maxi Dress

      ALICE + OLIVIA Harmony Drapey Mini Slip Dress - Nordstrom

       

      ALICE + OLIVIA Harmony Drapey Mini Slip Dress - Nordstrom

       

       

      VINCE Satin Midi Slip Dress - Nordstrom

      VINCE Satin Midi Slip Dress - Nordstrom

       

       

      Until next, may your life be filled with COLOR!

      Love, Juliet

       

       

      Bloomingdale's

      Color Craze: Colorful Candles Can Light The Way

      Color Craze: Colorful Candles Can Light The Way

      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!

       

      Candles could be the most underrated items in the world of home decor. Not only do they create a certain ambiance when lit (THINK:  romantic, relaxing, refreshing), their scents, if desired, can evoke passion, a sense of calm or high energy. The same with using color in candles.

      JulRe Designs Studio, South Orange, NJ

      JulRe Designs Studio, South Orange, NJ

      While white candles will always be readily available at all price points and will remain the standard because of their ease of placement within your home and their obvious versatility, there is something to be said about bringing them into full effect with the addition of color.

      Dazzling Dining Room by Pink Door Designs - Houzz

      Dazzling Dining Room by Pink Door Designs - Houzz

      Use a variety of colors and shapes to match your dining area’s contemporary or vintage design as a centerpiece on your dinner table or perhaps have a light fixture made from glistening, metallic or vivid, brightly contrasting color wax.

      Zen Bathtub Candle Wall - Houzz

      Zen Bathtub Candle Wall - Houzz

      Reimagine your bathroom as a private sanctuary for your rare moments of peace away from the hecticness of life by replacing your neutral colored candles with soothing colors like rosy blush pink, sky blue or mint green.

      Cluster them in ombre shades using a variety of heights. Select scents that are incredibly appealing and evoke emotion. Or go unscented. Get some stylish candle holders if you can't find candles in the colors that you desire. No matter where or how you decide to use candles, consider them in colors that give you an uplift or soothe your senses. They’ll create a warmer, more welcoming environment not only for those who you allow to visit your abode but for you and your family too!

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      I've collected a few of my favorite candles (and 1 gorgeous set of candle holders) in colors that I hope you'll love. Shop my "incandescent" finds below!

       ACQUA DI PARMA Yellow Colonia Cube Candle - Nordstrom

       LEMONGRASS CANDLES Blackberry and Wildflowers Botanical Candle - Houzz

       COLONIAL CANDLE Classic Taper Candles - Amazon 

      AROMATIQUE Valencia Orange Textured Candle - Macy’s

       

      BOLSIUS Unscented Pillar Candles Metallic Rose Gold Candles - Amazon

       

      PALM SOY Pillar Candles - Houzz 

       

      JONATHAN ADLER Monte Carlo Candle Holder Trio

       

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

      Love, Juliet

       

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      Color Craze Holiday Gift Guide: Apricot Brandy and Fig

      Color Craze Holiday Gift Guide: Apricot Brandy and Fig

      Color Craze Holiday Gift Guide - Apricot Brandy and Fig

      Fresh Figs

      The Holidays seem to come earlier and earlier each year. I know it's not actually possible for that to actually happen but the busier I get, the more pressure I feel to pack as much as possible into a 24 hour day. I've managed to squeeze in a bit of time to knock a few gifts off my shopping list and my last color-themed gift guide was a great help! How far have you gotten on your gift list? Perhaps my latest gift guide can offer you some assistance.

      Apricot Brandy and Fig are the colors I've selected colors for the 2nd part of my Color Craze Gift Guide series. They are two of the warmest colors you'll want to wrap yourself in and share with those you love! Not only are they what I call delectable comfort colors, they are season-less classics. Think of them for places in your home that may need a touch of cosiness. They work well together in your wardrobe as well whenever your mood is mellow - at that candlelight date night dinner or lounging in front of the fireplace on a frigid Winter night.

      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!

       

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      Brie with Jeweled Fruit Compote - myrecipes.com

      image: myrecipes.com

      Before we start shopping, I just had to share this great recipe I found while searching for appetizer ideas for an upcoming Holiday party. You'll find some of the ingredients quite apropos for this post: apricots, brandy and figs! I taste tested this dish  and it will be one of the standouts on the buffet table for sure! You can find the recipe for quick and easy Brie with Jeweled Fruit Compote here.

      Now, let's SHOP in color! Here are my top 9 gifts in Apricot Brandy and Fig:

      Color Craze: Apricot Brandy and Fig - Product Board

      1.  For the Fashionable Hipster - Herschel Supply Co. Seventeen Hip Pack - Amazon

      2.  For the Eternal Sunshine Seeker - D'BLANC Beach Vida 53mm Square Cat Eye Sunglasses - Nordstrom

      3.  For the Colorful Kiddies - OLIVER & RAIN Fawn & Fern Kids Gift Set - Nordstrom

      4.  For the Comfort Seeking Man - Champion Life Men's Stretch Woven Sleep Pants - Champion

      5.  For the Motorcycle Mama - BB Dakota Teagan Reversible Faux Leather Drape Front Jacket - Nordstrom

      6.  For the Well-Heeled Lady - ECCO Shape Motion 75 Booties - Nordstrom

      7.  For the Man Who Hates Dress Shirts - AGAVE Box Canyon Men's T-Shirt

      8.  For Those Who Love to Snuggle - Vellux Faux Sheared Mink Blanket - Bloomingdales

      9.  For the Hostess with the Mostest - Divina Fig Spread - Amazon

       

      I'd love to know how you feel about these colors and how your Holiday shopping is progressing. Follow The Color Lab Blog on Facebook or Instagram and leave your comments!

      Until next time, live a color-filled life!

      Juliet's Signature

       

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      Color Craze: Persimmon Orange and Majolica Blue

      Color Craze: Persimmon Orange and Majolica Blue

      Color Craze: Persimmon Orange and Majolica BlueWe have a tendency to limit ourselves to colors that so-called "authorities" have deemed appropriate for a specific season. And when we do, we deprive ourselves of the joy of having all of the beautiful hues that we can visualize available to us all year round. That's not living a truly color-filled life and seems rather boring. While it's true that we are on the cusp of Fall and Orange is well known for being a traditional color for the season, few people wear it as freely as they may in warmer months when it is a bright, cheery, citrus-y symbol of the carefree life. Well, don't you want to be carefree in November too? I know that wearing Orange head-to-toe may be, uh...aggressive for some but when you add a rich blue in a light to dark shade to the mix, you get a wearable combination that can be mixed and matched regardless of the time of year.

      Orange and Navy Blue Leather

      For this week's Color Craze, I chose Persimmon because it is on the subtler side of the Orange spectrum and avoids smacking you in the face with it's vibrancy. I've coupled it with the deep, smooth Majolica Blue for a little softening of the slight edge that Persimmon may evoke. I feel it's a special pairing for everyday looks. Ask the New York Mets or the Syracuse University Orange!

      COLORFUL ENLIGHTENMENT: Persimmons are a fruit that is often compared to apples nutritionally. Majolica is tin-glazed pottery made in England and decorated in colors, like this blue, on a white background. 

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      Persimmon Smoothie

      COLORFUL SIDEBAR: Kindly indulge my ongoing obsession with Smoothies and allow me to share my first Fall recipe find with you. The Spiced Persimmon Smoothie is at the top of my list for Fall breakfasts. This fruit wasn't on my Top 10 list of ingredients until I discovered the recipe below from one of my favorite food bloggers, Lisa of Downshiftology. It meets all of my smoothie standards: easy to make, filled with flavor and of course, stacked with healthy goodness. Click here for the tasty recipe!

      BLOG DISCLAIMER: This blog post was not sponsored but 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!
       
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      I've put together a Persimmon Orange and Majolica Blue style board with 14 of my fave fab fashion and beauty finds to give you a few options for consideration as you shop for the upcoming season. But if you just want to add a small touch of this color combo to your existing daily look options, the Thea Earrings from my new Handmade Luxe Collection are the perfect way to do it. Shop fashion and accessories in these great colors below!

      Color Craze: Persimmon Orange and Majolica Blue - Style Board - The Color Lab Blog

      1.  EQUIPMENT Harmon Shirtdress

      2.  Christian Wisnants Karwat V-Neck Sweater 

      3.  JulRe Designs Jewelry Thea Earrings

      4.  Space.NK.apothecary Lipstick Queen Reign Shine Lip Gloss

      5.  Briane Bracelet from our exclusive Bangle Bar for JulRe Designs INsiders only. For access, click here to join us!

      6.  Sammitop Stiletto Heel Pumps 

      7.  JAGGAR Solace Slingback Pump

      8.  Tods Gommini Driving Moccasin  *STAFF FAVORITE*

      9.  Hugo Hatine Zip Detail Slim Trousers

      10.  Tory Burch Perry Bombe Crossbody Bag

      11.  Botkier Trigger Pebbled Leather Hobo

      12.  Naturalizer Tiana Platform Boot

      13.  Cole Haan Lesli Block Heel Pump

      14.  Sam Edelman Lior Loafer

       

      IT'S A PINTEREST PARTY! You can also shop my curated board dedicated to Persimmon Orange and Majolica Blue on Pinterest!

       

      Until next time, live a color-filled life!

       Juliet | Color Connoiseur

       

      NORDSTROM.com

      Color Craze: Salmon and Glacier Gray

      Color Craze: Salmon and Glacier Gray

      Soft. Sensuous. Dreamy. All apropos descriptives for two colors that personify the comfy, cozy lifestyle. But don't be fooled. They have a sneaky way of punching up your home with a vibrancy that can only be described as alive.

      Salmon Pink Living Room - House Beautiful

      image: House Beautiful

      There's something so comforting about the elegant living room in the NYC apartment designed by Jamie Drake pictured above. While this color palette is far from traditional, its soothing vibe is warm and inviting. The walls were expertly painted using Salmon Peach by Benjamin Moore Aura and softened with a custom glaze. The steel and pale gray accessories could have made a hard,  sharpened contrast but instead complement the calming energy of the room.

      Benjamin Moore Paintsimage: Benjamin Moore Paints

      BLOG DISCLAIMER: This blog post was not sponsored but 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!

       

      The Salmon and Glacier Gray palette get 2 thumbs up for versatility. While it may now be easier for you to envision these colors in an expansive space like a living room, incorporating them cohesively in smaller ways and spaces can be uncomplicated too. Refinishing a desk or uplifting a vanity (see below) can give new life to a home office or bathroom.

      Desk from Estuary Designs

      image: Estuary Designs

       

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      Vanity - Remodelaholic

      image: Remodelaholic

      Adding a few lovely home decor items in Salmon and Glacier Gray to your space or to give as housewarming gifts is easy because I've done the discovery for you! Shop my 6 fabulous finds below!

      Color Craze: Salmon and Glacier Gray Product Board

      1.  Nordstrom at Home Faux Fur Throws

      2.  Christopher Knight Home Club Chair

      3.  Baby Aspen Ceramic Shark Bank

      4.  Beatriz Ball Vida Alegra Bowl

      5.  Industrial Rewind Soap Dispenser

      6.  Jonathan Adler Charade Studded Table Lamp

       

      I've curated some more Salmon and Glacier Gray color inspiration on Pinterest! Tell me what you think!

      Until next time, live a color-filled life,

      Juliet's Signature

       

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