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      Color Collective: 10 Links to News & Hues - Vol. 3

      Color Collective: 10 Links to News & Hues - Vol. 3

      Fresh links for helping you to live your most colorfilled life ahead:

       

      • Playing the sleep game can wear you out and there are so many products and potions being pushed at us with guarantees of 8 solid hours of zzzzz's. I'd rather try this more satisfying approach. (mindbodygreen)
      • If 'Dry January' is a thing for you, I highly recommend these all natural zero-proof alcohol alternatives. Keep an open mind: No alcohol-free spirit will ever taste exactly like its more spirited counterpart. But these are excellent adaptations. (Amazon)
      • Are you a 'picky kitty' parent? Cats may be the most finicky of all pets. Here are a few things my own fickle fab feline have made his favorites. (The Color Lab Blog)
      • This private dining experience from one of my all time favorite restaurant groups is tailor-made for those of us who miss the pleasure of having a culinary treat prepared by a master of their craft. (Blue Hill at Stone Farms)
      • I'm a sucker for all things Rose and this creamy tea is everything a floral fragrance lover could dream of. A super soother!
      • From the incomparable jazz virtuoso, Wynton Marsalis (with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet), music for the moment. (jazz.org)
      • Not only do these come in great colors, but I do believe they may be the world's softest socks. 30% off until 1/20/21! (Hanes)

       

      Love, Juliet

       

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      Color Collective: 10 Links to News & Hues - Vol. 1

      Color Collective: 10 Links to Hues & News - Vol. 1

      Images (top left, clockwise): Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend National Park, Texas, 2020 by David Benjamin Sherry, Orange Handbags, Spooky Blooms from Bia Blooms, Healthy, Colorful Smoothies

       

      • The renowned US edition of the annual art exhibition, Art Basel Miami Beach, concluded last Sunday. In the age of Covid, the online viewing rooms were a welcome sign that creativity will never be thwarted.

       

      • 'Orange' you excited about the holidays? This color in a handbag is the perfect accessory gift with a built in uplift! (Amazon)

       

      • Recipe of the Week: My Energy Blast Smoothie will give the boost you need to not only stay healthy but to level up your daily vitality. 

       

       

       

      • Florists are the world's greatest purveyors of color, IMHO. One of my favorites is the LA-based, uber talented @biablooms. When you're in need of some 'happy', stop by her Instagram page.

       

      • And speaking of all things floral, the botanical design competition, Full Bloom on HBO Max is fabulous and totally binge-worthy.

       

      • Can I just say that this color mixing game is so soothing that it's the one rabbit hole you won't mind going down? (Apple)

       

      • This gorgeous book was created to help children explore color and its relationship to art from ancient times to present. (The MET Store)

       

       

      Love, Juliet

       

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

      Colorful Closet: Seasonless Slip Dresses

      Color Craze: Seasonless Slip Dresses - JulRe Designs LLC

      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! This post 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:

      ALLSAINTS Melody Riyaz Midi Slip Dress

      ALLSAINTS Melody Riyaz Midi Slip Dress - Bloomingdales's

      ALICE + OLIVIA Harmony Drapey Mini Slip Dress - Nordstrom

       

      ALICE + OLIVIA Harmony Drapey Mini Slip Dress - Nordstrom

       

      VINCE Satin Midi Slip Dress VINCE Satin Midi Slip Dress - Nordstrom

       

       

      Until next, may your life be filled with COLOR!

      Love, Juliet

       

       

      Bloomingdale's

      Color Craze: Fun Sneakers in Cool Colorways

      Color Craze: Fun Sneakers in Cool Colorways - JulRe Designs LLC

      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

       

       

      Color Craze: Colorful Candles Can Light The Way

      Color Craze: Colorful Candles Can Light The Way - JulRe Designs LLC

      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!

      The Color Lab Shop

      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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