We 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.
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.
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!
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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!
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!
Purple hues like Rosebud and Festival Fuchsia combine the fiery, passionate red with the calm and stable blue in unstoppable and vibrant hues. Who else do we know who is fiery, passionate, stable, calm and unstoppable all at once? Moms, of course!
We chose this luxe duo to celebrate our moms. Even though we here at the Color Lab celebrate moms everywhere every day, it’s always nice to do something special for mom on Mother’s Day. I love Mother’s Day and make sure to celebrate the moms in my life every year with a special thank you for their hard work in raising the next generation of little thinkers and doers.
This year I decided to do something extra special for Mother’s Day through this week's Color Craze. I’ve personally collected my favorite gift ideas featuring Rosebud and Festival Fuchsia finds. Find my ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide below. With gifts for so many different kinds of moms, you’ll be sure to find the perfect gift (or maybe even a treat for yourself)!
First up is a special recipe for those looking to go the homemade route for their Mother's Day gift! This Roasted Blueberry Creme Fraiche Ice Cream from Savory Simple is an indulgent dessert sure to please moms with a sweet tooth.
Image: Savory Simple
This ice cream is as decadent as it is fresh and fruity, with rich roasted blueberries for a luxurious take on dessert. This recipe is a labor of love, so who better to make it for than mom? Find the recipe here!
Next up, we have the traditional. Here are my picks for some traditional stylish fashions, housewares and accessories for every mom in your life:
1. For the homebody mom: Simpatico Hobnail Glass Candle
2. For the sporty mom: Fitbit Alta
3. For the working mom: Urban CoCo Women’s Drape Front Open Cardigan
4. For the mom who deserves a splurge gift: Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
5. For the jet-setting mom: Lug Nap Sack Pillow and Blanket
6. For the green thumb mom: Floral Supply Online Spring Garden Vase in Purple Passion
7. For the cutting edge mom: Butter London Nail Laquer in Easy Peasy
Whether you opt for a traditional wrapped gift or a simple homemade pleasure, mom is sure to love whatever way you celebrate her this Mother’s Day. If you’d like to share any of your Mother’s Day gifts or celebrations with me, be sure to tag @JulReDesigns on Instagram and use the hashtag #colorfilledlife. Your photo could be featured on our Instagram, Facebook or even in our INsider newsletter!
Until next time, keep living a color-filled life!
This duo brings passion, high energy, happiness and the joy of the summer season. And with current temperatures not willing to climb higher than subzero 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! colorful cocktails are on me and a traditional Tequila Sunrise is on the menu (my favorite super simple recipe is below).
Tequila Sunrise (from squawk93 on @allrecipes)
*for 1 serving
1 jigger of Tequila
3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger grenadine syrup
1 slice orange, for garnish
1 maraschino cherry for garnish
Stir or shake together tequila and orange juice. Fill a chilled 12-ounce glass with ice cubes; pour in orange juice mixture. Slowly pour in the grenadine, and allow it to settle to the bottom of the glass (be patient). Garnish with a slice of orange and a maraschino cherry. Enjoy!
CLICK for our Color Craze: Spectra Yellow and Flame Board on Pinterest!
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!
Where to Buy (clockwise, top left to right):
Wallaroo Hat Company Women's Naples Sun Hat
Giorgio Armani 8093 Sunglasses
JulRe Designs Serena Earrings
Cirque Colors Crème Nail Polish - Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Non-Toxic Formula in Urbanized
Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick in Tell Laura
Eileen Fisher Boost Wedge Sandal
CUPSHE Heart Attack Falbala Swimsuit
Muzunga Sisters Sicilian Wicker Tote
JulRe Designs Custom Biwa Stick Pearl Bracelet
until next time, live a color-filled life,