When the 2016 Pantone Colors of the Year were announced I was a little hesitant to embrace them: the colors just felt very juvenile compared to the previous year's color. I can honestly say that I've had a complete change of heart after seeing these colors everywhere. They've definitely grown on me and I'm loving them both for this season! I feel like spring is the perfect time to wear the 2016 Colors of the Year - Rose Quartz (blush pink) and Serenity (baby blue). Lucky for me Stephanie, from Drunk on Vogue, graciously accepted my request for a collaboration to showcase these gorgeous colors. Stephanie is another RVA blogger and her style is so unique and effortless - I swear she could make a paper bag look amazing! To be completely honest, I'm more in love with Stephanie's outfit than my own! Her beautiful Serenity blue dress is from Mint Julep Boutique, one of my favorite places to shop. They have so many Rose Quartz and Serenity pieces that it's impossible to choose just one.
|Amanda's outfit: Dress - Forever 21 (similar) | Shoes - Sam & Libby | Similar cuff - Charlotte Russe | Ear jackets - Target (also seen here)|
|Stephanie's outfit: Dress - Mint Julep Boutique | Similar wedges - Charlotte Russe | Similar belt - Steve Madden | Similar earrings - Etsy | Sunglasses - Smoke X Mirrors|
If you looked in my closet before this collaboration you'd be surprised to see that I didn't own a single piece of clothing that was this color! Now I'm completely obsessed with this dusty shade of pink and can't wait to wear it all spring and into summer. I purchased way more pieces in this hue that will be hitting the blog soon. After approaching Stephanie for the collaboration I realized I had a shortage of Serenity blue in my closet as well. As a (sometimes) University of North Carolina fan (and former NC resident) this is completely unacceptable and I know I'll be adding more items in this hue to my closet as well. Make sure you head over to Stephanie's blog next to read her take on these gorgeous colors!
On top of covering the colors of the year, another spring trend I'm loving also managed to sneak in - the off-the-shoulder or cold shoulder trend. I didn't think I would like the off-the-shoulder trend either, but I'm a cold shoulder convert for 2016! Tops, dresses, and rompers featuring this trend are a great way to show a little skin without showing too much. I'm not even a little embarrassed to say that I now own at least 3 cold shoulder pieces and I'll definitely be buying more before the season is over. How do you feel about the 2016 colors of the year and cold shoulder trend? Let me know in the comments below! Don't forget to subscribe using the form to the right so you don't miss more posts like this!!
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