We are kicking up the Color Emphasis series into mini gift guides since it is gift-giving season. Today we are focusing on gifts for the color-obsessed. From stocking-stuffers to home decor – these colorful items are stylish and unique. Do you know a color lover? Keep them in mind this holiday season.
one: These striped tapers are bold and colorful. Perfect for a dinner by candle light. Or as a great hostess gift.
two: Fancy hand blown tumblers? I can’t say no to confetti.
three: The a perfect present for a color obsessed friend.
four: Guys take a hint: girls love ban.do goodies. Get this for your lady and she’ll be stylin’!
five: For the makeup enthusiast.
six: Have a friend who loves Polaroids? Add some color to those photos.
seven: For your techie boyfriend or husband.
eight: Have a roommate? These magnets can double as a gift for the roomie & you get to see them everyday on your fridge.
nine: Does Mom love color? Brighten her room with this colorful & fun pillow.
ten: Science geeks are cool these days. Celebrate with colorful shots.
Over the past few weeks I let you in on my not so little secret that I am NOT a high rolla. My husband and I both work part-time so you can only imagine that our budget gets pretty tight [but we totally manage]. I don’t want you to think I’m super rich, and can throw my money wherever and however I want to. I think that’s an important fact in a blogger’s life because often times I suggest things that I like. The truth is, sometimes they are out of my own personal budget. I’m trying to keep it real here at bedsidesign and so today I am letting you in on one of my own personal projects. You see, I mentioned Thursday that I am not a fashion expert. Don’t get me wrong, I love clothes but often the cost of them makes building a wardrobe feel like daunting task or unattainable goal. Today I’m here to say, it can happen on a budget! [Imagine me doing a little dance and waving my hands in the air like I just don’t care!]
I wrote out a list of classic items that I need to fill up my closet and are versatile. I work from the list every time I go shopping and it helps me stay focused. Behold the 12 key items to building a Christie Jones-esque wardrobe…the best part is no item is over $50 and hopefully you like some of them too:
The top 12 items on the list: A snazzy blazer. A killer party dress. A classic chambray shirt. Standard v-neck tee. A fancy button-down. Comfy cords. Sexy black jeans. Dark-wash skinnies. A pretty belt. Oversized boyfriend watch – this baby is only $16.99! Let’s face it, I live in Syracuse…glittens are a must [mittens + gloves]. Black loafers with a tiny heel – I love being short and I’m not really into wearing heels all the time. Numbers three – four, and six – eight are crossed off my list – hooray! Now I’m just working on building in the rest of the pieces…slowly but surely. What are your wardrobe must-haves? Do you work on a budget?
Don’t forget to check the pinterest board when you can repin your favorite items!
UPDATE: I mentioned in a comment that the black loafers would look awesome with ban.do shoe clips. Well Erin from artsocial included them in her black & white IN LOVE roundup and you have GOT to check them out.
Also, I peaked into a local thrift store today looking for a credenza. I did not find one but I did find a $7 black blazer with white trim….booyah! Crossing #1 off the list.
Ian and I love orange. When Pantone announced the 2012 color of the year as “Tangerine Tango” I was thrilled. Since it is already September [crazyyyy] I started to worry that the vibrant oranges were going to fade away when 2013 starts. I was thrilled to see the colors introduced in the Pantone Fashion Color Report for Spring 2013. My favorite is Nectarine – a softer orange that reminds me of a creamsicle. Since I follow Pantone on twitter I found out about a super fun contest which inspired today’s roundup. I love when things can double for fun + blogging – that’s what it should be all about! You can read the rules and think about entering! The contest ends on September 27, at 12 pm PT.
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View this pinterest board.
What color is your favorite out of the Pantone Spring 2013 colors? Let me know and maybe I’ll feature it for a future Color Emphasis.
Since autumn is on my mind I wanted to share some falling leaves inspiration. Don’t be
fooled get your hopes up by the “for the baby” that is not a secret code announcing anything. I am simply making a suggestion for anyone with kids. I can’t wait to have my own some day, but that day is not today. What do you think about the patterned leaves trend? As I’m writing typing this I have a few notebooks scattered around with a similar pattern.
I love the leaf wall – how epic is that?
Thinking about the warmer days to come I am totally inspired by sunny yellow hues. Think Sheryl Crow, “I’m gonna soak up the sun.” The song may be 10 years old but no matter what, it always puts me in a great mood!
Here are some ways to saturate your life with some sunshine.
This may be a bit premature, but we are moving in June. One thing that I have learned since having 2 apartments with my husband is our style has changed and developed the longer we are together. I remember putting together our wedding registry and going to town on things that I thought we needed, or more specifically colors that we wanted. We love everything we received as presents, but now that we really know each other, we also know what we want. I put together 7 things I want for our new place.
How has your style developed?