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Fall/Winter 2012 Color Code: Shades of Eggplant

If you haven’t already guessed it, I have an artistic background, and one thing I am sure to notice,  over analyze and love is color! So I put together this post, putting a spotlight on the color trends for Fall/Winter. 

I love showing that you can really incorporate a color in so many chic, fun, affordable and fashionable ways!

Fall + Winter 2012 Color Trends: Shades of Eggplant

Shades of Eggplant - Dresses

Phase Eight scoop neck dress
$190 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Dorothy Perkins flared dress
dorothyperkins.com

Keyhole dress
modcloth.com

Warehouse dress
$88 – johnlewis.com

Miso strapless cocktail dress
$72 – republic.co.uk

Karen millen dress
karenmillen.com
Shades of Eggplant - Coats

Pied a Terre ruffle coat
$450 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Burberry coat
$2,435 – farfetch.com

Jacques Vert coat
$305 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Hooded coat
$475 – johnlewis.com

Vero Moda studded blazer
$105 – veromoda.com

Daytrip
buckle.com

Wool jacket
$160 – navabi.co.uk
Shades of Eggplant - Tops

Cotton tunic
topshop.com

Purple top
$14 – newlook.com

Knit sweater
modcloth.com

Dorothy Perkins mesh top
dorothyperkins.com

White Stuff top
$80 – johnlewis.com

Jacques Vert ribbon shirt
$47 – johnlewis.com
Shades of Eggplant - Bottoms

Leather skirt
boohoo.com

Moschino Cheap Chic black knee length skirt
$130 – profilefashion.com

Wallis slim fit pants
wallisfashion.com

Pleated skirt
yesstyle.com

Mini skirt
sheinside.com

Miss selfridge
missselfridge.com

Pencil skirt
$28 – houseoffraser.co.uk
Shades of Eggplant - Bags & Shoes

Tom
toms.com

Slip on shoes
kohls.com

Hunter wellington boots
$135 – allsole.com

Metallic handbag
$28 – debenhams.com

Brahmin
brahmin.com

Bow wallet
dsw.com

Philippe Roucou clutch purse
$905 – monnierfreres.co.uk

Dorothy perkin
dorothyperkins.com

Magid clutch
pinterest.com
Shades of Eggplant - Accessories

Kate Spade hardware jewelry
couture.zappos.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs bangle jewelry
$75 – farfetch.com

Ribbon jewelry
chloeandisabel.com

Stone jewelry
chloeandisabel.com

River Island purple jewelry
$11 – riverisland.com

Otte
otteny.com

Glove
modcloth.com

Knit shawl
amazon.com

Beanie hat
$27 – liberty.co.uk

Purple belt
target.com

Nars cosmetic
barneys.com

Essie
beauty.com
I hope you can take some inspiration and add a little eggplant to your wardrobe or outfit this Fall/Autumn/Winter! It really is a color that everyone can look gorgeous in!
Look out for more color code posts to come soon… 
xoxo 
Sam
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Nails: Matte Charcoal & Red Tips

I found myself experimenting again… and this is what came of it. My nails feel very Autumn/Fall now – with the deep matte charcoal that reminds me of wool and the rich burgundy red tips!

What’s on my nails:

  1. Essie “all in one base” multi-treatment base coat
  2. China Glaze “Stone Cold” (from The Hunger Games Collection)
  3. Butter London “Matte Finish” shine free topcoat
  4. Ulta “Plum Street” nail lacquer
  5. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat (on tips only)


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Fresh NAILS: Mint Tips & Sparkle

I was feeling girly and my nails were in desperate need of  a new dress – if ya know what I mean! So I went with a sparkling base coat and mint green tips (one of my favorite colors).

Products Used:

Essie All-in-One Base Coat

Butter London Nail Lacquer in “Tart with a Heart”

Ulta Nail Lacquer in “Mint Condintion”

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

Quick Tip:

An easy way to create clean french-style nail tips – buy the small round/circular band-aids.

  1. Take 5 band-aids and cut them in half.
  2. Take each half and stick them to the back of your hands, the oils from your skin will reduce the tackiness in the band-aid glue.
  3. Apply the band-aid halves to each of your DRY nails and apply your nail color to the tips of your nails.
  4. Apply two coats of the tip color, if necessary, one nail at a time and remove the band-aids, before the nail polish dries.
  5. Allow the nail color to set and apply your favorite top coat.


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Splash of color: Minty Greens, Ocean Blues, Sea Greens and Teal

So a few days ago I posted about my love for all things coral in color, since then I realized my other favorite Spring and Summer color range:  Minty greens, ocean blues, sea greens, teal and all colors in between!

So I grabbed quite a few things in these colors along the lines of clothing, accesories, nail polish and of course make-up!

Also, perfect timing – my MyGlam bag also arrived today, including one product in this color range, so I included that too, look for my April What’s in my MyGlam bag post tomorrow 😀

Whoo hoo so here we go… a sneak peek into my “colorful” world

 $12 Dress!! (From Ross) – I love it, but it’s one of the  lightweight dresses that makes me want to go to the beach every time I wear it.

Wayfarer Sunglasses from BleuDame.com

Old Navy Hair Clip

Forever 21 Gold Feather Necklace

 

Old Navy Earrings

more Old Navy Earrings…

even more Old Navy Earrings

Ulta Nail Lacquers

Left to Right: Mint Condition, Jaded, Envy

Sinful Colors Nail Enamels

Left to Right: Rise and Shine, Nail Junkie

Sonia Kashuk Nail Colour in Taunting Teal

Butter London Nail Lacquer in Bluey

 

MAC Eye Shadows

MAC Eye Shadows Swatches (sorry for the crap quality of this photo)

Left to Right: Lucky Green (Veluxe Pearl), Swimming (Lustre), Steamy (Frost), Plumage (Matte)

MAC Crushed Metallic Pigments from the Vera Collection’s Butterfly Party

MAC Crushed Metallic Pigments from the Vera Collection’s Butterfly Party

Left to Right: Moss Garden, Rain Drop

Various Eyeliner and Eye Pencils

Left to Right: Wet n Wild Kohl Eyeliner in Turquoise,  NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Peacock, Hot Topic Lip/Eye Pencil in Turquoise, Hot Topic Lip/Eye Pencil in Green, Urban Decay24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil  in Junkie (included in my April MyGlam bag!!)

There we go…  a sneak peek into my “colorful” world 😀