purple haze

Purple has continued to inspire me throughout the past few months.
With Radiant Orchid as Pantone’s Color pick for 2014 (see post here)
we have seen it invade homes and wardrobes everywhere.
Chihuly’s exhibit in Denver (see post here) and my recent vacation to Napa
(yes, wine is a shade of purple) shows how enticing the color can be.
After attending a Sherwin Williams’ ‘No Shrinking Violets’ presentation recently
I was ready for a follow-up post on the color of the year.

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Color trends commonly start on the runway.
http://modaoperandi.com/monique-lhuillier-ss15/look-40?view=looks&crlt.pid=camp.JycyNONcUBWR

http://www.leifshop.com/collections/jewelry/products/lavenderine-necklace

https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/shoes/wedges/PRD~03630/03630.jsp?Nbrd=J&Nloc=en_US&Nrpp=48&Npge=1&Ntrm=purple&isSaleItem=false&color_name=ANTIQUE%20PURPLE&isFromSearch=true&isNewSearch=true&hash=row3

Burberry has been using purple in their iconic plaid for many years now.
http://us.burberry.com/check-merino-wool-scarf-p39323931?search=true

https://www.etsy.com/listing/173538165/plum-druzy-studs-in-yellow-gold-purple?ref=shop_home_active

It wouldn’t be a fashion post without including my favorite handbag designer, Clare Vivier.
http://www.clarev.com/products/flat-clutch#DarkPurple-Flat-Clutch

If deep shades aren’t your thing, try the pale tones.

https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/blazers/blazers/PRD~02469/02469.jsp?Nbrd=J&Nloc=en_US&Nrpp=48&Npge=1&Ntrm=purple&isSaleItem=false&color_name=SOFT%20ORCHID&isFromSearch=true&isNewSearch=true&hash=row1

One of the few stars that can get away with purple hair, Kelly Osbourne.
http://www.wewomen.ca/beauty/album920218/kelly-osbourne-hair-purple-haired-princess-22849005.html

 

A little glitter updates typical polish.

http://www.polishinsomniac.net/2014/07/opi-nordic-collection-fallwinter-2014.html

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/hunter-original-high-gloss-boot-women/2945169?origin=fashionresultspreview

Not a bad compliment to bland colored food.
http://www.lecreuset.com

purple cauliflower


http://jaclynpaige.tumblr.com/post/83640932967

http://www.serenaandlily.com/Art/Mauve-Trees-Blue-Water-by-Kate-Blakeslee

http://jaclynpaige.tumblr.com/post/93892921188

http://www.leifshop.com/collections/art/products/swimming-place-original

Chihuly’s purple glass paired with seasonal purple flowers at the Denver Botanical Gardens were incredible.
Chihuly Denver

A Nickel and Nickel tour in Napa left us filling out order forms at the tasting.
Yes, purple does evoke good feelings.
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Maybe it was subconscious, but I did wear it in Napa.
joelle in purple

Kids love purple!
https://www.jcrew.com/girls_feature/LooksWeLove.jsp?intcmp=g1_lookswelove

http://www.landofnod.com/full-purple-with-white-dot-sheet-set-includes-fitted-sheet-flat-sheet-and-two-pillowcases/s215509

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/mini-boden-stripe-stitch-sweater-toddler-girls-little-girls-big-girls/3854443?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=2375500&fashionColor=&resultback=13770&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_37_D

http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/mia-chica-jumpsuit-big-girls/3834227?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=2375500&fashionColor=&resultback=3379&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_10_D

https://www.jcrew.com/Girls.jsp

 

My daughter Ruby’s favorite color has been red for as long as I can remember,
and this year she announced it’s purple! (with no influence from me).
http://instagram.com/p/tnUShEoEU3/Her new purple metallic boots!
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/peek-birch-leather-ankle-boot-toddler-little-kid-big-kid/3731632?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=Purple+Shimmer&resultback=7048&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_19_A

It’s hard to do purple on an entire exterior, but it’s great as an accent.

http://www.today.com/home/colorful-front-doors-I529100

http://www.abchome.com/shop/umrao-purple-queen-blanket-1384481

http://www.bludot.com/clutch-dining-chair.html

http://www.abchome.com/shop/color-reform-spectrum-wool-rug-5-4-x7-10-1334724

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