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      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 did them the best so when I was late to the budget-priced and hyper colorful Cushnie x Target collab last Summer, I panicked. Fortunately, I was able to snag 2 lovely slip dresses, that have now become my absolute favorites, before they sold out. I wear both all year-long so instead of packing them away until the next warm weather season like you may be inclined to do, I work them into my wardrobe planning year-round. Scroll down to see all of the ways I make them work for almost every season!

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      Cushnie x Target Slip Dress | The Color Lab Blog

      left: Dress: Cushnie x Target (no longer being sold 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) | Boots: Nine West (available in black only, limited sizes)

       

      The MET

       

      Cushnie x Target Slip Dress | The Color Lab Blog

      left: Dress: Cushnie x Target (no longer available but lots of great styles available here) | Earrings: JulRe Designs Studio

      right: Sweater: Lou & Grey (no longer available) | 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

       

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      Here are a few more slip dresses I adore:

      TED BAKER Printed Midi Slip Dress

       

      TED BAKER Printed Midi Slip Dress

       

       

      TORY BURCH Embroidered Sheath Midi Dress 

      TORY BURCH Embroidered Sheath Midi Dress

       

      VINCE Satin Midi Slip Dress 

      VINCE Satin Midi Slip Dress - Nordstrom

       

      BCBGMAXAZRIA Asymmetrical Slip Dress - Macy's

       

      BCBGMAXAZRIA Asymmetrical Slip Dress 

       

      MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Tie-Dyed Maxi Slip Dress - Macy's

       

      MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Tie-Dyed Maxi Slip Dress

       

      Until next time, may your life be filled with an endless stream of COLOR!

      Love, Juliet

       

       

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      Color Craze: Metallic Gold for the Day or Evening Wedding Guest

      Color Craze: Metallic Gold for the Day or Evening Wedding Guest - JulRe Designs LLC

      Metallic Gold

      No gold glitters like that which is our own. - Eliza Cook

      Metallic Gold Glitter

      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!

       

      As a jewelry designer, I have the privilege of working with many wonderful brides, helping them to create unique earrings and necklaces for their bridesmaids, mothers and of course, themselves. I'm always honored when I receive an invitation to their extra special day but due to my schedule, I'm often unable to attend. I hope to change that in 2020. I currently have 3 invitations and more may come but my super ambitious commitment is to attend every wedding. Once I made that decision, the heart-pounding panic set in. What am I going to wear? And since I'm not a "one dress for every event" type and I'm all in on any excuse to shop, I decided that the easiest solution would be to invest in a monochromatic capsule wardrobe that I could systematically create new looks from by starting with a few amazing dresses as a base and interchange accessories for each occasion. But color. What color would be right for almost every wedding whether it's during the day or at night, semi-formal or formal? I chose Metallic Gold for its ease and versatility. Shimmery colors the "glam neutrals" of the color spectrum. Gone is the time when shimmer was relegated for after dark affairs. Metallics, including Bronze, Silver and the ever-popular Rose Gold are easy to wear, can be found in almost every clothing store for every budget and in all sizes. 

      Here is my capsule wardrobe, starting with 3 amazing dresses, all from Nordstrom:

      Metallic Gold Dresses from Nordstrom

      dresses from left to right: 

      GLITZY:  FRENCH CONNECTION Emille Sparkle Long Sleeve Sequin Sheath Dress

      SEXY:  LULUS Love & Luxury Metallic Plissé Cocktail Dress

      GLAMOROUS:  ELIZA J Ruched Evening Gown

       

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      A great handbag with exquisite detailing is a must for me but it must be functional as well. These 3 clutches from Bloomingdale's get my sparkly thumbs up!:

      Metallic Gold Clutch Handbags - Bloomingdales

      clutch handbags from left to right:

      ROMANTIC:  Marc Jacobs Metallic Leather Clutch

      SOPHISTICATED:  MICHAEL Michael Kors LouLou Envelope Clutch

      CHIC:  From St Xavier Chevy Beaded Clutch

       

      NORDSTROM.com

       

      Finally, a comfortable pair of shoes complete the looks - HEAVY emphasis on COMFORT. Since lots of mingling and dancing are the 2nd best parts of any wedding (the nuptials are the 1st!), selecting the right footwear is so important. I don't normally associate comfort with a high heel. Frankly, I rarely find any that I can honestly say are a pleasure to wear but all 3 of the shoes I found at Macy's are well made and after considerable testing, I can say will get you through several hours of socializing without killing your feet. And they're gorgeous too!:

      Metallic Gold Shoes - Macy's

      shoes from left to right:

      STYLISH:  Vince Camuto Reesera Dress Sandals

      CLASSIC:  kate spade new york Sterling Dress Shoes

      POSH:  Katy Perry Rayann Ballet Flats

       

      Don't be afraid to mix different shades and textures of whatever Metallic Gold or whatever metallic you choose. There are no rules! Gold on gold just works for almost any formal-leaning event! 

       

      Until next time, here's to living a color-filled life!

       Juliet's Signature

       

      P.S. Follow me on Instagram for a look at how I wear this looks at each wedding plus more color commentary!

       

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      Placid Blue and Yellow Pear

      Placid Blue and Yellow Pear - JulRe Designs LLC

      Color Craze: Placid Blue and Yellow Pear

      Cheery, springy, pastels-a-poppin'!

      Sunshine printPlacid Blue and Yellow Pear together make me smile. The pleasant print you see above in these happy colors makes me almost love the idea of wallpaper. (gasp!) But alas, the thought has now been pushed from my decorative consciousness. It says a lot about this color duo if its prettiness invited me to have a brief visit to the mystical land of wall coverings. No offense to those who can appreciate the wonders of latex, vinyl and adhesive. I personally have more of an aesthetic connection to paint, brushes and rollers. Nevertheless, these hues are a perfectly refreshing pairing for any room in your home, no matter how the colors are applied.

      Placid Blue and Yellow Pear - Bedroom and Dining Room

      images: top: Blue and Yellow Bedroom on bhg.com, bottom: Yellow and Blue Dining Room on decoist.com

      For more inspiration take a look at our COLOR CRAZE: Placid Blue and Yellow Pear on Pinterest!

      JulRe Designs Disclaimers

      If your passion is fashion then you'll love how these pretty pastel colors work into your already existing wardrobe or how you can create great Spring and Summer looks for that daytime wedding and reception without looking too precious by adding few new pieces that I've recently uncovered on Amazon Fashion, all at incredible prices. Check out my Style Board picks in Placid Yellow and Yellow Pear color palette below for shopping details!Color Craze - Placid Blue and Yellow Pear - Style Board

      1.  Dress (Dresspic)

      2.  Labradorite and Lapis Earrings (Custom by JulRe Designs)

      3.  Dress (Bbonlinedress)

      4.  Pumps (J. Renee)

      5.  Clutch (Hobo Glory)

      6.  Wallet (Michael Kors)

      7.  Topaz, Citrine and Agate Necklace (Custom by JulRe Designs)

      8.  Sandals (Allegra K)

       

      Until next time, live a color-filled life!

      Juliet