Posts tagged ‘color’

October 12, 2011

Ombre Everything

by Jillian Douglas

Color is so important in design. It can really make or break something, like that ugly chartreuse sweater your auntie gave you in junior high (chartreuse, then = geeky. chartreuse, now = edgy & hipster. how things have changed…)

So what really gets me about ombre is that it’s appropriate for any color. Ombre means the item is one hue, but fades into different tones. It’s a subtle but also striking technique. I love this Blueberry Rainbow cake, made by Swedish blogger Lisa Lundqvist…

I find this monochromatic (one hue, different shades) style so lovely and elegant. I think it originates from the glory days of tie dye, using a basic dip-dye effect. Regardless, it matches almost every style, from traditional or preppy to bohemian or indie.

This yellow ombre bag from Teddyfish would look great with so many different outfits… And this Happy Birthday Card from Social Proper is just lovely. Anthropologie got it just right with this emerald ombre covered dish (at $28, that sounds like a steal, taking into account the depressingly high prices over there).

http://images.anthropologie.com/is/image/Anthropologie/21258819_033_b?$redesign-appcat$

Do you readers agree? Do you have a favorite ombre item? I’d love to hear about them!

October 10, 2011

The Bundle

by adandelionchild

I don’t know about you, but I am really glad that is finally that time of year when we can break out our hats and gloves and scarves. ESPECIALLY scarves. And by ‘that time of year’ I mean the particular moment when older people don’t look at you like you’re crazy for wearing a scarf to the family fourth of july party.

I wear them a lot, can you tell? They are one of my favorite things because they can dress an outfit up or down, add color, keep you warm, or cover up the stain on your shirt that you can’t seem to get out… But even though they do all those things, the best asset of scarves is that they come in completely different varieties. I won’t be buying an Hermès anytime soon, but there are a lot of places you can get quality scarves for a reasonable price.  Target and the extremely affordable Plato’s Closet are always good choices, but I recently found the online store:

SCARFSHOP

The store sells a variety of dyed fabric scarves but they offer this awesome package deal of 16 of their “long and skinny” scarves in a variety of colors for $192.00! Okay. I realize that does not sound like an amazing deal. Especially to everyone out there making as much as I do. But if you break that down, that’s $12 for a(as they put it on their website) “light as as cotten scarf.” They look comfy and I think they would transition really well through every season. Which is perfect for you folks like me…who wear a scarf five days a week. If anyone is looking for a fahncy-fahncy gift (or just feel like splurging!) also check out their COLORBLOCKS and Random Dye Collections. They’re beautiful!

P.S. a big wink, wink to any family or friends looking for holiday gift ideas!

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