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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

       

       

       

       

      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. 

      The MET

      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

       

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      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

       

      Bloomingdales

       

      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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