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Color of the Year – “Tangerine Tango” (Who comes up with these names?)


So, in case you missed it, the color of the year for 2012 is Tangerine Tango.  I call it orange, but tangerine tango sounds much more sophisticated.  You can read more about it here.  You can even read about the spring fashion trends on the pantone website here.  It is kind of cool.  I am not so sure how this works…is pantone the chicken or the egg.  Do the fashion and interior designers of the world start using a certain color and then it becomes the pantone color of the year OR does Pantone select a color and THEN it is used by the designers.  I tend to think it is the former, but who the heck am I.

And, maybe I am giving it special attention because it happens to be one of my favorite colors.  So, for good measure, here is the run down of my favorite “tangerine tangos”!



Events….love this.


Texture & Architecture…

You can check out all of my other “tangerine” pins on my pinterest “orange and aqua” board here.  And, you will find all the links to the photos above on this board as well.


I have a new blog design coming soon and I am very excited about it.  I am also working on a few projects that I will post up soon.  Another spring quilt inspired by the jasmine in my backyard that is now in full bloom and smelling wonderful.

Have a great weekend.


Splash of Color – Orange & Aqua


Big Fancy Dresses – Inspiration of the Day


Big Fancy Dresses….love them.  It’s kind of like an extension of the wedding dress obsession at the time in your life when you might be a bride.  You don’t really get that many chances to wear those dresses, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look.  Right?  And, true to form for me, those dresses I like tend to be on the couture designer side which means that they are pretty much unattainable and very costly.  But, a girl can dream.  Here are my current obsessions and why I like them:

The ruffles on the skirt are amazing and are enough to make this dress an obsession by itself.  And, then you notice the lining.  It is so unexpected yet so appropriate at the same time.  This is my top pick of inspiration for the day.  And, the shoes that are paired with it…fantastic!

There are two things that I love about this dress.  One is the lace on the back of the bodice with the added shimmer of jewels.  And, the bow.  I am a sucker for bows on dresses if they are done right.  Not the elementary school bow that was ever present when I was a kid, but a sophisticated “I know who I am” bow!

Two words…”polka dots”.  That’s all I have to say.  Oh, and the bow in red no less.

Loving the soft forms that the fabric makes on the skirt and the rouching on the top.  And, the color…so feminine.

Love the simplicity of this dress, but the swirls on the skirt that almost look like chenille.  Beautiful.

Love the color and the one shoulder bodice.  Beautiful and flattering.

Now snap out of it!  We are not princesses from some far off land, but one can dream.  Back to the laundry!