Red is for Love

Valentine’s Day typically takes a backseat in mine and Matt’s relationship.  We have hardly gotten over our anniversary, Christmas, our dating anniversary (it’s okay to still celebrate once you’re married, right?), both our birthdays, and then boom!  Valentine’s Day.  I’ve always found it difficult to know what to do for Matt.

Honestly, I would love some beautiful flowers (so cliche), maybe a card… dinner?  We are both pretty much over it.  That doesn’t mean, however, that I don’t love donning some red, pink, purple- whatever- to at least feel somewhat festive.

Here are some pieces I have been crushing on recently (and they’re ON SALE) to get some ideas for VDay looks, no matter what our plans.

Screen shot 2014-01-16 at 1.46.23 PMblack jacket // red dress // necklace // cut out heels // rings // black dress // purse // leopard flats 

Or if you’re looking for a more relaxed look: 

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jacket // shirt // jeans // heels

I just recently picked up that jacket above and I have worn it out already!  It has done triple duty with some outfits- I have a bad habit of doing that- but it just goes to show how versatile it is.  Also, the Loft has new styles on sale for 40% off and 60% off sale items.  Use code: GET40!  

Anyone else excited for the holiday?  Any items you’ve had your eye on?

xoxo, heather




Radiant Orchid

So here’s the deal.  Did you know there was a Color of the Year?  Maybe if you’re in the design field or are obsessed with colors in general, or maybe you pay a bit more attention to fashion than others.  But maybe you didn’t know.  2013’s color was Emerald.  

What a fancy green, huh?  Emerald.  A gemstone primarily mined in Colombia, it’s a common feature of breathtaking jewelry adorning the necks, ears, and wrists of women all across the globe.  Without even knowing it, I’ve worn emerald garments all year long.  It’s been one of my favorite colors this season, along with most other jewel-tones.  

This reminds me of that scene in The Devil Wears Prada when Meryl very calmly puts poor Anne Hathaway in her place.  

But I’d like to think I’m a little more aware than she in this movie.

About a week ago, PANTONE® announced the 2014 Color of the Year. It’s Radiant Orchid, or PANTONE® 18-3224.  Here’s what Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute® had to say about it:  

“An invitation to innovation, Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality, which is increasingly valued in today’s society.”

“An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”


And if you’re interest is peaked, please proceed to the full PANTONE® Fashion Color Report for Spring 2014.  

While my initial reaction was one of hesitation [you see, I have this pale, pasty, freckle-covered skin], I’ve come across some great pieces to help fuel my inspiration.  It’s my goal to help you get a jumpstart on next years trend.

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PS. Everything at the LOFT is 50% until midnight with code HOLIDAY. And don’t forget to use Ebates to get cash back.  Now that’s hard to pass up!

What do you think about 2014’s CotY?  Are there any items you’ve already picked out for early 2014?

xoxo, heather

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