Monthly Archives: October 2010

Color Palettes

Palette Solution: Indigo, Cardinal, Pear and Lemon

October 13, 2010

Remember when we helped this reader with her color conundrum? Well, another reader (Sintha) recently emailed in need of our help. Here’s what she had to say:

“I love blue-purple (all shades – from the color of Bella Swan’s prom dress to the dark indigo), lime green, sunny yellow, and red but for the life of me I couldn’t make them work for my needs.”

While these are quite bold colors, we’ve come up with two different palettes that we think tie them together nicely. This first palette darkens the colors just a bit for for a bold but elegant look…

We’ll post the second solution this afternoon so be sure to check back in!

Photo Credits:
row 1: Thread Bridesmaid via Project Wedding | Jen Altman via 100 Layer Cake
row 2: Jen Rodriguez via Style Me Pretty | Heather Waraska via Style Me Pretty
row 3: Chase Heilman via Ruffled | Maggie Austin Cake via 100 Layer Cake | Cheri Pearl via Style Me Pretty

I Fancy That

Inspired Intern: French Countryside

October 12, 2010

I’m inspired this week by the beautiful, idyllic French countryside.  Imagine endless rows of fragrant lavender, vibrant sunflowers, and rustic cottages.  It’s the perfect setting for a romantic getaway!

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For more from Becca, be sure to check out her delightful blog lavender’s blue.

Photo Credits:
row 1: Florals by The Savage Garden via Wedding Chicks | Lavender bouquet by Mindy Rice Floral Design, photographed by Little White Dress | Yellow fabric flowers by Flying Unicorn
row 2: Lavender fields by Africa Adventure Tours | Lydia dress by JCrew
row 3: Yellow flats by JCrew via PerfectBound | Invitations by Foglio Press via Wedding Chicks

I Fancy That

Inspired Intern: Diamonds

October 7, 2010

When I think of Diamonds, I think of luxury and beauty, clarity and sparkle.  It’s about making a statement with the simplest stone.  It was Marilyn Monroe that said, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” and boy was she right!  There is just something about those crystal-clear stones that just bring a big smile to your face.  Makes you giddy, and happy all over.


Photo Credits:
left side (top to bottom):
The Hope Diamond via Encyclopedia Smithsonian
Stuart Weitzman $2 million Shoes via Pastry Shoe Collection
America’s Next Top Model via Girls, Glam & Gossip

right side (top to bottom):
Marilyn Monroe via Art Jewelry Forum
Diamond Mercedes via Luxury Launches