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Easy Ways to Incorporate Ultra Violet into Your Life

 

You’ve probably heard by now that ultra violet is Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2018. If you’re anything like me you may find it a bit jarring at first glance since it’s a very bold colour. You can get as loud as you want with it if that’s your personality but there are more subtle ways to incorporate it into your wardrobe or beauty routine.

You can even just get an ultra violet phone case or add a purple spritz to your vanity. Remember, the colour will not only guide fashion but design in all its elements. The folks at Pantone also take it a bit deeper. Describing it as a “dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade”, the Pantone Color Institute says it “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future”

“Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world. The use of purple-toned lighting in meditation spaces and other gathering places energizes the communities that gather there and inspire connection,” the institute said in making the announcement.

So, here are ten items you may want to add to your wardrobe.

Colour of the Year

 Product list

Purple dress
$29 – boohoo.com

Manic Panic NYC face powder
$17 – bluebanana.com

Shiny lipstick
butterlondon.com

Victoria s Secret fragrance
victoriassecret.com

Nail polish
butterlondon.com

 

One Year Blog-iversary Celebrations: Wardrobe Favourites

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InMyWardrobe is one year old today!

Time really does fly when you’re having fun.

A year ago I wrote my first post. Even though I knew I was passionate about writing, fashion and being in front a camera, I wasn’t absolutely sure I would stick with it. But honestly, today I can’t see myself not blogging.

I’m thankful to all of you who were here from the beginning and all those who have joined along the way.  We’re celebrating for the whole month!. Throughout September I’ll be recapping my favourite posts and outfits and I’ll also share some of my favourite places to shop.

But today, I’m sharing some of my favourite things InMyWardrobe. I had an amazing photoshoot last weekend and I almost couldn’t wait until today to share with you.

Keep reading to see why I have tons of love for each of these necklace sets, shoes, bags and dresses.

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You should know by now I love my Bijoux Terner and this set goes well With tank tops and work shirts. That versatility makes it a keeper. I’ve had it for about two years and the “gold” hasn’t tarnished. Pretty awesome for costume jewellery.

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Sometimes, I wear very simple outfits which need a burst of colour and this has not yet disappointed me. It’s a bit much so I only wear it when a bit much is just what I need.

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For some reason the vast majority of my bags are either huge or clutches. When I got this one earlier this year, I fell in love with how holds more than you would think at first glance and still remains easy to carry. I then decided that coral was a neutral colour and I’ve found a way to make it work with several outfits.

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This bag was one of the last things I bought before I began my shopping ban. It was one of those things I wanted but definitely didn’t need. Now I love how it livens up my work wardrobe. I’m sure turquoise isn’t a “professional” colour but oh well…

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It so happens that three of my favourite dresses represent three very different sides of me: The easy, breezy (almost) communing with nature naturalista above, the classic 50’s style black, white and red below and the sexy, super high heel rocking image which follows.

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As for the shoes, I love looking down and seeing these red babies but the almost-black Vince Camutos are my absolute favourites in my wardrobe.

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There you have it! I hope you enjoyed. Leave your comments, join me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter.

Trend I’m Feeling: Studs and Spikes

Happy New Year!

By now I hope everybody has settled down after the holiday period and for those of you who made resolutions, that you’re putting in the work necessary to see them through.

I’m interested in hearing your style resolutions so you can pop over to the Facebook page and share. Also, I’ve added a new element to that page: the Daily Fashion Tip-off where I share bits and pieces of advice from around the web on topics ranging from shopping to making the most out of your wardrobe. I welcome tips from readers as well so feel free to pitch in.

With that out of the way, today we’re talking studs and spikes!

Studs and spikes

Since Fall 2012 studs and spike have made their way onto almost every items of clothing from  otherwise simple dresses and jackets to bold knuckle clutches and ever-so-dangerous-looking shoes.

Once upon a time, studs and spikes would’ve been more likely to be associated with words like “grunge”, “rocker” or “rebel” but I would venture to say they have made their way into the mainstream. Even the most girly fashionista can probably find something to suit her taste.

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Although I love the edge they bring to dresses and jackets, I’m blown away by the way shoe designers have embraced the trend. From ballet flats to block heel boots to heelless wedges, from budget or no name brands to high end designers like Giuseppe Zanotti, shoes in my opinion have never been sexier. There’s something literally fierce about shiny spikes on a heel or even more intriguingly, a toe.

And since I suspect my style is going to become a little edgier this year and I’m super tempted to let my shoes lead the way.

What about you? Are you a fan of the studs and spikes trend or are you cool with letting it pass?