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Trendy Tuesday: Mood Enhancer…Tangerine Tango

Trendy Tuesday...Tangerine Tango

I have been thinking about an article I recently read about the new spring color trends.   Pantone the worlds renowned authority on color has announced the color trends for Spring 2012.  Tangerine Tango is being called the color of the year, a spirited reddish-orange, that provides the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward in the coming year. 

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute  was quoted as saying “Consumers look to spring for renewed energy, optimism and the promise of a brighter day.”

Nanette Lapore says, “We love the mix of hot neon colors with soft pastels, reminiscent of nature at its extremes: a powerful sunset, the ocean sparkling at dusk with flashes of lightning in the distance.”

Tangerine Tango makes me think of a fiery daylily that grows in my garden.  It also brings to mind the citrus smell of oranges as well as the creamy coolness of orange sherbet. 

The latest issue of Better Homes and Garden Magazine has Tangerine Tango splashed across the pages…all you need is a little splash of this color to brighten up a room and your mood. 

I have enjoyed this color for a couple of years. I have a Jones of New York jacket, purchased on the clearance rack at a local discount store. I have an oversized Michael Kors Bag that I purchased on sale three Christmas’ ago. I also have a throw pillow on the living room chair that is just to the softer side of this vibrant color.

I didn’t realize I was such a trend setter when I purchased my little splashes of Tangerine Tango…all those years ago. 

Here’s hoping your day is filled with splashes of color that give you the energy boost you need to recharge your battery and help you move forward with optimism in the coming year!

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Trendy…I’m not

Ok, Trendy I’m not… I am not typically up on the newest trends.  I do not run with a crowd that keeps up with fashion week or the up and coming fashion designers.  When it comes to fashion I like what I like because it compliments my shape, I find it comfortable and its affordable.  If it’s all of these things and it’s versatile it could find its way into my closet.  When I buy clothes I try to  remember that the clothes do not make the person the person makes the clothes, or something like that.  Or in this case the boots.

This is a trend I can get into, size 7 please and thank you,  and support for all of the reasons I have listed as well as the fact that it is a product that is Made in America.  The fashion trend that is showing up on college campus’ is LL Bean’s familiar Duck Boot.  The well-known boot is probably benefiting from the retro trend that is sweeping America.

Now I do not want to mislead you into thinking that all of the products LL Bean sells are made in America.  Alas that is not the case.  I wish it weren’t so but currently most of their products are imported.  Maybe this will be the turning point for this iconic American company to change directions.

Defying a trend toward offshore production, the outdoors retailer is adding 125 full-time employees to its Maine-based manufacturing operation to keep pace with orders.

Sales have grown from 150,000 pairs four years ago to about 400,000 this year, said Jack Samson, L.L. Bean senior manager for manufacturing in Brunswick. Next year, demand is projected to reach 500,000.”

Finding a shoe that is made in America is not an easy task.  Here is one that will keep your feet warm and dry and you will be fashionable as well.

Trendy I’m not…

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Little Red Dress

I think I want a Little Red Dress!  I spent years trying to find my own style.  I made many mistakes along the way, mostly because I wanted to “fit in”. 

Yves Saint Laurent says” I have always believed fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but to reassure them, to give them confidence.”

Eventually I discovered that I enjoy clothes that follow classic lines.  Once I recognized this it made shopping so much easier.  Of course over the years due to age and body shape I have had to make a few adjustments. My goal is always to stay true to myself and not be pulled into the here today gone tomorrow trends. 

It’s not the clothes that make the woman, it’s the woman who makes the clothes!

I enjoy browsing through fashion magazines to see the colors of the season.  I like to see whats happening with the shoes and accessories.  I love accessories!  Necklaces, bangles, rings, hats, scarves, handbags and shoes are the things that can make or break a girls look. 

Most of the time I am a girly girl.  I enjoy dressing up and going out.  It doesn’t happen very often but when I get the chance I try to make the most of it.    I enjoy the process of putting an outfit together.  The whole outfit from head to toe. 

“When you look like you stepped out of a catalog, that’s never good. People shouldn’t succumb to the trend, they should interpret the trend.” ~Rachel Zoe

Just this week I stopped into one of the discount clothing stores I like.  Upon entering a store I like to take my time and look at the new fashion trends of the season.  I take in the overall color theme for the season.  I then proceed to the sale racks.   Sometimes I am lucky enough to find a few pieces that make the transition from one season to the next a little more affordable. 

I was extremely pleased to find a few pieces on the clearance rack that will be a nice addition to my fall wardrobe.  I purchased a sweater (not on sale), a sleeveless grey textured tank.  I added a chunky layered necklace and textured bracelet. I also picked up a cute pair of sandals that will help to transition from summer into the fall.  I spent $60.  I came home and paired my new purchases with a pair of classic (Michael Kors) black jeans.  The outfit needs a little color to pull it together, maybe something plum or cranberry.  

“Some girls on the street don’t have a lot of money, but they have the best style. It’s not about being able to buy everything in the store.” ~Nina Garcia.

I tell you all of this so you will understand why I am so enamored with this little video at the end of my post. 

My friend Howard posted his son Jacobs newest song “Little Red Dress” I couldn’t help but share it on my Blog.  Jacob is one of the nicest young men I know.  He has a wonderful musical gift.  When Jacob sings people smile.  Jacob wrote the “Little Red Dress” song for the 2011 Pearland Prancer Spring Show.  The theme was 27 dresses.  

I hope you like Jacob’s “Little Red Dress” song…I did!!! 

 “When in doubt wear RED.” Bill Blass

http://youtu.be/TxIzRxsroj4

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Beauty Tips to Live By

I for one would love to know the beauty tips of the incredibly beautiful Audrey Hepburn.  How about you?   Although she was a glamorous actress and a fashion icon her beauty was more than skin deep.  She never considered herself to be beautiful which is what made her all the more so.

It is said that whenever Audrey Hepburn was asked about her beauty secrets she would quote her favorite poem.  She quoted it so often that over time it became synonymous with her.  Over the years she was mistakenly given credit for writing the poem. 

Here are Audrey Hepburn’s beauty tips by which we can all live a more enriched and beautiful life.

Time Tested Beauty Tips by Sam Levenson

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

 For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a 
day.

For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.

 As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for 
helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

Ageless, Timeless beauty tips to live by

LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE LIFE

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