On the color wheel, red and green are direct opposites, but opposites can attract and come together in a fierce partnership. That’s what my latest Color Craze, Tomato and Jasmine Green have done dramatically.
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This color combo is a natural pairing for a pleasing lunch or dinner plate. Who doesn't love a crisp, green salad sprinkled with freshly sliced vine-ripened tomatoes? OK, maybe you're not a fan of the veggies but seeing these eye-catching colors at a meal are aptly appetizing. And of course I found an easy recipe for a scrumptious tomato salad (below) that can be put together in 10 minutes and served the next day! You can find the details here.
I've been making fearless color choices with my personal style for years thanks to my amazing Mom who used to sew brightly colored jumper dresses for me in bright hues when I was younger. So wearing such strong colors as Tomato and Jasmine Green is natural for me. Shop what I'm wearing below.
Dress: This Lauren Ralph Lauren dress is no longer available but you can find a similar style here.
Shoes: Shop them here.
Earrings: My own design. Similar styles can be found here or try this.
You'll make a fearless fashion statement too when you unite the spirit of Tomato and Jasmine Green with my 8 fab finds (including an eye-popping nail polish!). Shop my Style Board below:
1. Alphratti Fit and Flare Dress
2. LadyBro Straw Sun Visor
3. Eagle Eyes CELESTE Sunglasses
4. Lancome L’Absolu Lip Lacquer in Be Brilliant
5. China Glaze Nail Polish in I'm With The Lifeguard (WOW!)
6. Madewell Austin Crossbody Bag
7. David Tate Myrna Wedge Sandal
8. JulRe Designs Chloe Bangle Bracelet
And just in case you haven't gotten enough Tomato and Jasmine Green magic, I've curated a Color Craze board dedicated to these brilliant colors on Pinterest. Follow me there too!
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,
cheers to a color duo that brings the holiday season to life!
the British film director, Derek Jarman may have said it best -
“Red protects itself. No color is as territorial. It stakes a claim, is on the alert against the spectrum.”
image: red apples
no matter how intimidating it may make you feel, there is no reason to be scared of the color red. It is a kind, loving color (think valentine's day). As matter of fact, no matter where or how you use it, you only need a touch of it to make an impact. Of course, if you are as bold and brilliant as this hue can be, then feel free to splash it everywhere.
images: (top left to right, clockwise) glass sculpture, suede boots, tomatoes, monochrome shelves, eye make up, decorative plates
ready for red? follow our Color Craze: Red Hot Red board on Pinterest
sizzle on your way to Valentine's Day dinner in the color of love. Or pick one striking accessory and bring the hotness.
images: beret, coat, clutch, pumps and cosmetics, enamel bangle bracelets by Gemmy Jewels for JulRe Designs
this rich color combo is decadent AND delicious.
images: (top left to right, clockwise) thread, boots, flower art, forest, beach wedding reception
desire more of this deliciousness? view our Color Craze: Chocolate & Cherry board on Pinterest.
as fall approaches, we crave colors that wrap us in luxurious comfort, subtle radiance and sumptuous softness. you can almost see the sweetness. wear these colors when you want lusciousness and delectable. add accents in gold for more glam. perhaps a set of bangles and a pair of statement studs?
images: (top left, clockwise) tibi crewneck sweater, tom ford sunglasses, graciana earrings, bracelets from the bangle bar (available late september), marni shoulder bag, palazzo pants, sam edelman leopard pumps, OPI nail polish