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      Color Craze: Spectra Yellow and Flame

      Spectra Yellow and Flame - JulRe Designs LLC

      This duo brings passion, high energy, happiness and the joy of the Summer season. And with current temperatures not willing to climb higher than late Fall levels in some places, we could all use a little boost from the hotness of this color combo. 

      There isn't any reason why Summer can't be eternal. Spectra Yellow embraces happiness and throws it back out to you with full-on bright. Flame brings the heat and adds spice to the mix. Let's revel in this color mashup!

      But first, a celebratory colorful mocktail are on me! 

      Spiked Turmeric Lemonade

       

      I hope you love the products I recommend! This blog post contains affiliate links and I participate in the Amazon Associate program, 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!

       

      It is not my intention to rush the seasons here with this warm weather-centric style board. I'm just sharing a few special beach-worthy items in colors guaranteed to take the chill off when the time is right. Of course, if a trip to the Caribbean or some other hot location is in your immediate future, snap your favorites up now! SHOP my Style Board below:

      Spectra and Yellow Flame Style Board

       

      1.  Kerri Rosenthal Sunny Daze Hat 

      2.  Loewe Square Sunglasses

      3.  JulRe Designs Studio Serena Earrings 

      4.  Cirque Colors Crème Nail Polish - Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Non-Toxic Formula in Urbanized 

      5.  Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick in Tell Laura 

      6.  Eileen Fisher Sport Wedge Platform Sandals

      7.  CHLOE x MIFUKO Basket Crossbody Bag

      8.  JulRe Designs Studio Custom Biwa Stick Pearl Bracelet

      9.  CUPSHE Heart Attack Falbala Swimsuit 

       

      Until next time, may your life be filled with COLOR!

      Juliet's Signature 

       

       

       

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      Colorful Quarters: The Art Of Decorating With Wall Mirrors

      Colorful Quarters: The Art Of Decorating With Wall Mirrors

      Juliet reflected in wall mirror from Target. (sold out but here's a similar one)

      Mirrors aren't just designed for reflecting. They're also the perfect solution for making a space feel larger and brighter. Decorating walls with mirrors really gives you an edge when it comes to adding a new dimension to the rooms in your home!

      I hope you love the products I recommend! This blog post contains affiliate links and I participate in the Amazon Associate program, 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!

       

      Jacuko Decorative Wall Mirror - Amazon

      Jacuko Decorative Wall Mirror

       

      The possibilities of decorating with mirrors go beyond seeing what we look like as we head out the door. The latest home decor trends show that decorating walls with mirrors is not just practical, it's also a very effective way to interject your style economically but a necessity. Mirrors are often an inexpensive fix for the need for an energy shift. The strategic placement of mirrors in one place or another can have a dramatic effect on how large a room seems or even how open and light-filled a room can be.

      Everything depends on the size, style, color, shape, natural light of the room. And also the function that the mirror really has to play in that space. Sometimes they are simply there to make the place bigger and others to multiply the sensation of light. Yet, others are only mirrors to look at, but full of style and in harmony with us and our home.

       

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      ironsmithn Wall Mirror - Amazon

      ironsmithn Wall Mirror

       

      Using a mirror decoratively is actually treating it like a piece of art. When selecting a position for it, select an area that really shows it off to best attributes. Unlike a picture, though, a mirror's reflection needs to be carefully considered – that reflection will, in effect become a piece of art in itself. So, if you can position your mirror to reflect a beautiful view, fabulous architecture or a wonderful light fixture, you have mastered the art of decorating with wall mirrors.

      Below, I've listed nine wall mirrors that can transform your home with a simple placement. You want your home to be special and each corner to have its own personality? Shop my product board!

      Wall Mirror Collage

       

       

       

      1.  Harlequin Capsule Mirror - Jonathan Adler

      2.  Sumatran Crescents Round Mirror - The MET Store

      3.  Zorigs Wall Mirror - Amazon

      4.  Ophelia Blue Coral Round Mirror - Belle & June

      5.  Elise Mirror - Bloomingdales

      6.  Empire Art Direct Rectangular Beveled Mirror - Macy’s

      7.  DecorShore Bohemian Rainbow Rhapsody Wall Mirror - Amazon

      8.  Surfa Chateaux Mirror - Bloomingdales

      9.  Safavieh Round Cup Mirror - Macy’s

       

      Have a colorful day!

      Love, Juliet

       

       

       

       

       

       

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      Let's Celebrate NY Fashion Week + a GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED)

      Let's Celebrate NY Fashion Week + a GIVEAWAY! (CLOSED)

      After the tumultuous times the fashion and accessories industries have endured, it's time to celebrate the return of the biggest runway show ever, New York Fashion Week!

      Unfortunately, many designers and creators were not able to sustain the heavy financial losses that have been the industry's regrettable fallout from the pandemic.

      The stories of the struggles of designers to keep their doors open has been heartwrenching. Non-profit organizations like ICON360 were created to help support established and emerging designers during these times however so many have been unable to reinvent or recreate themselves and their companies in economically sustainable ways.

      I hope you love the products I recommend! This blog post contains 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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      So the fact that New York Fashion Week has returned at all, albeit at a smaller scale and much more virtual, is reason to celebrate that the art of fashion is not dead and the tenacity of the many talented professionals in the field remains intact. The high levels of passion and creativity are inspiring to me as a designer who has experienced my own challenges to keep my dreams alive.

      So.... a celebration is definitely in order! I've collaborated with my jewelry designer alter ego to create a GIVEAWAY for you that's all about fashion AND color!

      GET THE DETAILS AND ENTER BELOW!

      Love, Juliet

       

       

       

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      Colorful Closet: Why Wide Leg Pants Should Be A Staple in Your Fall Wardrobe

      Colorful Closet: Why Wide Leg Pants Should Be A Staple in Your Fall Wardrobe

       

      Palazzo, pajama or bell bottom? It doesn't matter what you call them because wide leg pants are the answer to the comfort conundrum. I'm reluctant to stuff myself into anything called "skinny" or things that fit tight and snug anymore. Except leggings, but that's another blog post. I'm happiest when I'm loose and free and can bend down without my pants feeling like painful sausage casings. 

       

      {Image above} Juliet is wearing: Leopard Sweater by J. Crew Merchantile and Pants by J. Crew Collection: (both no longer available but similar ones here and here | Shoes: Nine West (no longer available but love these | Earrings: Custom by JulRe Designs

       

      Juliet in Wide Leg Pants | The Color Lab Blog

       

      I hope you love the products I recommend! This blog post contains 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!

       

      Juliet in Lou and Gray Wide Leg Pants

      {Image above} Juliet is wearing: Cropped Hoodie by Uniqlo (out of stock but similar style here | Pants: Lou & Grey | Sneakers: Keds | Hoop Earrings: (gifted but similar ones here) | Handbag: Gifted | Custom Earrings: JulRe Designs

       

       

      A friend complained that fuller pants made her look larger. They might, in some cases but that's a small sacrifice when you no longer wish to be tied to trends that don't allow you to function as a movable human being. I'd rather look a bit fuller than to feel constricted and uncomfortable. Comfort first!

       

      JulIet in Lou and Gray Wide Leg Pants Set

      Image above: Juliet is wearing: Teddy Coat by Zara (no longer available but similar style here | Sweatshirt and Pants: Lou & Grey | Handbag: old but love this one | Boots: Nine West | Custom Earrings: JulRe Designs Studio

       

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      While I understand that the voluminous silhouette may not be everyone's fit choice at first, consider that the fashion world has made some very chic and polished versions along with styles that are in soft, creamy, loungy fabrics so your styling options are vast. 

       

      So get loose, be free and check out some of my favorite wide leg pants below!

       

      Wide Leg Pants Product Board | The Color Lab Blog

       

      1.  Karen Kane Printed Wide Leg Pants - SOLD OUT. Love these!

      2.  Coolibar Enclave Wide Leg Pants

      3.  Lauren Ralph Lauren Wide-Leg Satin Pants - a different style here.

      4.  AQUA Ribbed Wide Leg Slit Pants - Here's another version.

      5.  Alice & Olivia Athena Printed Wide Leg Pants - This print is no longer being sold but I adore this style.

      6.  DKNY Striped Pull On Pants - No longer available. These work wonderfully for Fall.

      7.  AMiERY Comfy Casual Pajama Pants

      8.  INC Tie-Dye Wide-Leg Sweatpants - SOLD OUT. These are fabulous too!

      9.  Adidas Original Primeblue Wide Leg Pants

      10.  standards & practices Sophi Cropped Palazzo Pants

      11.  Alice & Olivia Dylan High Waist Wide Leg Pants - SOLD OUT but these are super cute!

      12.  CULPOS x INC Sequined Wide Leg Pants - No longer available but these are the perfect alternative

       

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

      Love, Juliet

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

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      Colorful Mocktails: Blue Agave Margarita

      Colorful Mocktails: Blue Agave Margarita

      At the time this post was written, there were 38 days until the end of the Summer season. The CALENDAR end.

      I'm always a little annoyed at things that have unwritten rules based on nothingness, like "don't wear white after Labor Day" or "Pumpkin Spice Lattes are Fall drinks". Who says? Who is this invisible authority figure that puts arbitrary timetables on everyday living? 

      Margaritas have long been associated with warmer times, beach vacations and paper umbrellas. But I'm here to break the cycle of seasonal rule domination by declaring Margaritas a colorful mocktail for all seasons.

      My Blue Agave version is a refreshing mix of bitter citrus and spicy with a side of mild sweetness. It's a cocktail for ALL seasons. 

      Watch my how-to video or follow the complete recipe below for all you need to add my Blue Agave Margarita to your home bar repertoire!

       

       

      I hope you love the products I recommend! This blog post contains 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!

       

       

      Juliet's Blue Agave Margarita

      makes 1 drink

      INGREDIENTS

      Glass: Margarita

      Garnish: lemon, lime, salt rimmer

      Glass Size: 14 oz.

      INSTRUCTIONS

      1. Fill serving glass full of ice.
      2. Pour ingredients into cocktail shaker in order listed.
      3. Add ice from serving glass.
      4. Cap shaker and shake to mix.
      5. Slide a lime slice around the rim of serving glass.
      6. Dip serving glass into a salt rimmer.
      7. Pour ingredients back into serving glass.
      8. Add garnish, serve and enjoy!

       

      Until next time, let's raise a glass to living a life filled with COLOR!

      Love, Juliet