Wednesday, July 11

summer color trends: bellflower & chambray

Today I'll be attending a conference for English/Language Arts teachers presented by the state Department of Education- our standards are being enhanced and there will be breakout sessions addressing each content area (reading, writing, media literacy, and research).  I hope to learn some new ways to pack a lot of concepts into a semester!  I was most anxious this morning about what to wear... the blogger in me won't shut up.  Do you all ever find blogger brain interfering with real life practicality?  

On to today's real content - I'm going to try to get my Pantone series back on track and realized that I can use Polyvore to make one inspiration board rather than a post full of images.  Two colors that are very trendy for fashion and home design right now are versatile enough to last well into the fall - bellflower, which is a muted, blue-toned purple from Pantone's Spring 2012 color report, and chambray, which is a light denim color that seems to be EVERYWHERE this summer, if fashion blogs are any indication.  Here's some inspiration for incorporating this summer's version of my two favorite colors into your wardrobe and home.

1. Dip-dyed dolman shirt from Old Navy (sold out, similar here and here, let's DIY these like Sweet Paul!)
  2. Embroidered chambray tank from Old Navy  3. Inspiration from the Gary Pepper Girl (outfit source)
4. Morning Glory Fizz nail polish from Scotch Naturals  5. Sheer lilac blouse from Modcloth  
6. Bikini So Teeny nail polish from Essie  7. Flip-flops from Old Navy  8. Floral shorts from Delia's  
9. Inspiration from  The Style of a Guy - you could do this to a chambray shirt with gingham ribbon!
10.  I Don't Give a Rotterdam nail polish by OPI  11. Primrose Hill tea dress from Boden

1. Pier1 velvet chair  2. Urban Outfitters chevron rug  3. World Market bhuti shower curtain
4.  World Market denim stripe rug  5. Burke Decor's Thomas Paul reversible pillow

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