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Women’s Colours for Spring 2014

So according to the Pantone Colour Institute, here are the Top 10 colours for women for Spring 2014, as evidenced by designers in the latest catwalk shows. What do you think? A variety of brights, pastel brights and neutrals to play around with. Here is what Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director had to say about the colour selection:

“What’s interesting is we’re seeing exciting and fashionable colors as well as more neutral ones. It’s not as though everyone is willing to wear the bright colors from recent seasons head-to-toe. There needs to be equilibrium, and that is a more serious word than balance. The world still needs the stability of soft neutrals but we’re not just talking about gray, beige and taupe,”  (read more here)

I’m loving the Hemlock green, the Sand shade and Paloma grey. Thoughts Good Girls community?!

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Gorgeous Leather Jewellery | Flirty Friday!

Hi everyone, I hope your week back at work has been good, productive and not that long! I”m super happy that it’s Friday and also that the weather has cooled from 33 degrees to 25 degrees – much more manageable. Well I’ve decided to post on something a little different today: leather jewellery! No long the realm of hippies and bohos, leather jewellery is designer, custom, stylish and colourful (with a bit of cute boho on the side 🙂 From chains to cuffs, earrings to RINGS, you name it – leather is the new ‘it’ in accessories…

I hope you enjoy! Please leave any comments about where you’ve bought great jewellery items like these so we can all share in the goodness. Have a super Friday and I hope your weekend is fab. xx

Rainbow Earrings

Rainbow Earrings | source Design Love Fest

Leather String & Black Jewel Drop Necklace

Leather String & Black Jewel Drop Necklace | source IndieMode

Leather & Gold Cuff

Leather & Gold Cuff | source Reiss

Gold & Black Leather Earrings

Gold & Black Leather Rose Earrings | source Bottica

MultiColoured Drop Leather Earrings

MultiColoured Drop Leather Earrings | source Etsy

and then some fun DIY because that’s how I roll! A homemade leather cuff bracelet:

How to Make a Leather Cuff Bracelet

How to Make a Leather Cuff Bracelet | source Femour

Fifty Shades of Pastel – Summer 2012’s Favourite Milkshake Blend

Oh how we love new trends! Sometimes it’s just nice to look at them on the runway or through the pages of glossy fashion magazines; sometimes it’s nice to see the trends come through as functional/wearable clothes in our department stores, and to wander through the rows of gorgeous threads, running our hands over the fabrics; but it’s the BEST when we find an on-trend item that fits, that works with clothes from last year and makes you look good.

Those trends we like 🙂

As a kid my mom dressed me in a fair share of pastel colours, but I don’t think I ever really warmed to the baby blues and bubblegum pinks – I preferred bolder or darker colours in general. But SUDDENLY mint, teal, lemon, peach and lilac are taking over the fashion world – and hey baby, pastels are back in.

The Trend is Pastel

The Trend is Pastel | source The Ray & The Ro

Here are some tips from Modalu about Summer 2012’s latest trend:

“SS12 sees the fashion world awash with a palette of light-infused summer pastels. An air of sugary-sweet innocence is in abundance as cool creamy mint, vanilla nude and shark grey dominate the season.

Keep this candy-coloured look chic by focusing on key neutral colours and popping in an unusual pastel shade such as mint.”

Ready, steady, go! Bring the girls to the milkshake barn.

Pastel Polka Dots

Pastel Polka Dots | source Squidoo.com

Pastel Clothes & Pastel Flamboyage | source Elle France

Fifty Shades of Pastel

Fifty Shades of Pastel | source The Style Umbrella

Pretty in Pastel

Pretty in Pastel | source Pinterest

Golden Girl in White

Golden Girl in White | source sty.lized.tumblr.com

Pastel Jean Pants

Pastel Jean Pants | source social-beautys.tumblr.com

Mint on the Runway

Mint on the Runway | source The Ray & The Ro

Neon in Shades of Pastel

Neon in Shades of Pastel | source Squidoo

Black & White Trends | Decor Inspiration

Glorious in Black and White. You could be talking about a monocromatic colour-themed house, a gorgeous evening outfit or a pair of to-die-for heels… let’s face it, while black and white can be thought of as stark, logical and unemotional, it’s also exceptionally elegant, crisp and focused.

Today’s post on The Good Girls Guide is all about how you can use Black and White trends as decor inspiration. Using black and white doesn’t mean you conform your living space into something cold = not at all. By bringing in key features, clear bolts of appropriate colour and a variety of textures, a black and white decor palette can look incredibly sophisticated, inviting and even, homey!

Check out the gorgeous inspirational pics below for ideas on how to make a black and white colour theme POP.

A Kitchen in Black and White

A Kitchen in Black and White | source here.

Colourless Collectables

Colourless Collectables | source here.

Stark and Striking

Stark and Striking | source here.

Mono-Chromatic Coloured Bedroom

Mono-Chromatic Coloured Bedroom | source here.

Oversized and Dramatic

Oversized and Dramatic | source here.

Baby, You've Been Framed

Baby, You’ve Been Framed | source here.

A Chandelier of Contrasts

A Chandelier of Contrasts | source here.

Darkness & Light Under the Eaves

Darkness & Light Under the Eaves | source here.