Thursday, February 12, 2015


Question!  Did you know that there is a color annually selected as color of the year?  I always seem to gravitate towards certain colors more than others from year to year, and am usually right on point with the color trends that come out each season.  (Totally should've aspired to be a psychic...obviously!) So it came as little surprise when I read that Merlot/Wine/Burgundy/Maroon (etc., etc., etc.) was chosen as the official color for 2015.  Super ironic because for the last 10 months I've been completely drawn to items in that color: jeans, lipstick, hats, scarfs....and so on.  So, on a recent walk through Charming Charlie's I walked straight over to this top which was not only my current favorite color, but it had a contrasting leopard print bow cascading down the back.  Leopard + Bow = yes and yes!!  
While I try to veer away from too much of one color when I'm putting an outfit together, I couldn't help stacking all my favorite pieces together.  I always forget about these booties that I snagged from Forever 21 last year.  They are really comfortable and are a dark enough shade that they work as a neutral.  And I gotta rave about the lipstick.  I am a makeup/product junkie.  I will try just about anything out there and at all price points.  I have probably bought 8 different lipsticks in recent months trying to find the perfect rich burgundy matte shade.  NYX soft matte lip cream in Copenhagen so far has beat out all the prestige brands by leaps and bounds.  Its really pigmented and goes on amazing!  
So, while I wouldn't recommend literally covering your entire body in one color, I think a little bit of overkill worked out ok on this one!
I had fun little outing taking these photos with a local photographer friend of mine.  Check out her website:, she takes the cutest newborn photos ever!   Hope you are all having a great week.


 Top: Charming Charlie (in stores); Jeans: Express (old); Clutch: Charming Charlie (in stores); Coat: Forever 21; Booties: Forever 21 (old); Watch: Michael Kors; Stacked bracelet: Aldo; Lipstick: NYX/Copenhagen


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