Pantone Colors Fall 2016

  1. Hello My Lovelies! How are you all doing? I hope you’re all enjoying the (unofficial) beginning of Summer! Or as we call it in Michigan, Orange cone season lol! I am such a Summer Baby it isn’t even funny. Camping, Bonfires, Swimming, Gardening! I could go on & on. And I’ve missed you guys Soooo much! I’ve been fighting with my health these last couple months. And I’ll keep on fighting 😉. And I am so happy that I feel good enough to write again! ❤☝ And just in time too! Pantone recently released their Color Report for Fall 2016 & their Top 10 picks. And of course I’m in Love lol.
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Pantone Top 10 Colors Fall 2016 – via Pantone.com

Riverside Blue, Airy Blue, Sharkskin Grey, Aurora Red, Warm Taupe, Dusty Cedar, Lush Green, Potter’s Clay, Spicy Mustard and Bodacious Lavender. *Sigh* They’re all so pretty. This is the first time since I started keeping up with Pantone that I can honestly say I really love all the colors on this list! I’ve liked the others for sure, but like a regular person would, there were a color or two that I thought were pretty but not my favorite. This list I’m just crushing over! 💖😍 Here are some Inspiration Boards for you to Swoon & Crush on….

 

~♡Riverside♡~

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~♡Airy Blue♡~

 

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~♡Sharkskin Grey♡~

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~♡Aurora Red♡~

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~♡Warm Taupe♡~

 

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~♡Dusty Cedar♡~

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~♡Lush Meadow♡~

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~♡Potter’s Clay♡~

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~♡Spicy Mustard♡~

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~♡Bodacious Lavender♡~

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Red for Spring!

Ah yes my lovlies! This is a blog post with my favor-ite color in the world! I have loved it my whole life! Oh sure, I love lots of colors, all colors in fact. Color crushes come & go but my true love for the color of Love has never faded. And since Christmas & Valentine’s Day have come & gone,  everyone is looking ahead to Spring and all the lush pretty pastels. Which I love as well. But it seems I’m having some major red withdrawal. So I implore you all to not leave gorgeous red behind as we dive into Spring. Don’t wait for Summer to bring back the beauty of red hues. After all, Pantone Fiesta is a color for Spring 2016. Got it? Ok? Good! 😆 Here are some ways to incorporate red into your next Springtime Soiree & A lil bit of Dapper for your day. Peace! ✌💋❤😆❤

 

 

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🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻

My Top 20 All-Time Favorite Wedding Gowns

Hello all my loves out there! How are all of you? I hope you’re healthy & happy this February morn. I can’t believe it is already ❤Valentine’s Day❤ this week! Which also means, for me, that my youngest daughter is turning Sweet 16! Omgoodness!! 😋 (sorry but here comes a Proud Mom Moment)

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Isn't she 💗Beautiful💗?!

It seriously feels like I was just 16…wow.
I do want to apologize to anyone who has been waiting for me to do this post. I have been wanting to do it for a while, but I hadn’t felt very well. But I’m back now!! Yay 💖💖😊
These gowns I want to share today are my all-time favs. Everytime I see them I *swoon* just as much as I did the 1st time. They all just took my breath away (insert cheesy 80’s song here). Most of the gowns will be from 2015, but not all. Thus why this isn’t a favs of 2015 post lol. I will let you know which ones are from where like always 😊 Because it’s sorta the whole point if I’m actually trying to Help Brides, Maids & Mum’s find a gown, right lol? So I’ll quit rambling on now & get to the pretties! Enjoy!

#20. “DELPHINA” Seafoam Italian silk & French lace with Satin lining wedding gown by ~ Emily Riggs Bridal $7000.00 USD.

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#19. “Jacinta” #9575 in Ivory & Pewter by ~ Sottero & Midgley 2015 $2500.00 USD

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#18. “Geraldine” #Y21441 by ~
Sophia Tolli $1500-$1900 USD (I’ve been lucky enough to see this gown in person and it just Sparkles! Soooo beautiful!)

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#17. Style 115972 by ~ Montage by Mon Cheri $518.00 USD (Picture wearing this on the white beaches of Greece with the bluest of oceans behind you. Yaaaasss! Heaven.)

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#16. “Evelyn” by British phenom designer ~ Vick Rowe (inquire for price)

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**One of the most amazing things about Miss Rowe, is after the wedding she has the Bride bring in her gown and changes it up for her into a dress she can wear again & keep forever! 😀**


#15. “Diana” gown by ~ Lurelly $650.00 USD (Rose Quartz & Serenity anyone!? Seriously though, the embroidery on this gown is T. D. F!)

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#14. “Gardenia” gown from the Romantique Collection by ~ Claire Pettibone $2800.00 USD

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#13. Style #T172018 French Lace Gown by ~ Jasmine Bridal $2000 – $2500.00 USD (I bet you can’t tell why I am in love with this one? lolol)

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#12. Style 876 from The Sapphire Collection by ~ Alfred Angelo
$1600.00 USD (I just now saw that this gown has been discontinued by AA. But I kept it in my list here because I saw a ton of pre-owned ones for sale if you just gotta have it. Which I would so yeah lol 😊)

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#11. “Cara Lynette” gown French chiffon & lace by ~ Sottero & Midgley 2015 Fall $1500.00 USD

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#10. “Cleopatra” Silk Satin gown by the incomperable ~ Amanda Wakeley $6500.00 USD (This amazing gown also comes in 7 different colors of fabric & beading combos. See 2nd photo for swatches.)

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#9. “Pia” Satin with lace overlay & exquisite back detail by ~ Amelia Sposa 2016 Collection (inquire for price)

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#8. The “Onyx” tulle & satin gown in Ivory or Gold with 3D flowers by ~ Catherine Deane about $2000.00 USD (This gown was being sold on BHLDN.COM in gold for $700.00 USD. But as of the date of this posting, they were sold out.)

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#7. “Coco” gown from the Spirit Collection by ~ Anna Campbell $2130.00 USD

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#6. “Heart’s Desire” gown from the Still Life Collection. Pink & Red Roses Embroidered on Real Golden Lace over a Pearl Silk lining by ~ Claire Pettibone $7500.00 USD (It really does make my heart stand still!)

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#5. A Stunningly Gorgeous laser cut lace sheath gown with a exquisite silk satin & tulle removable over skirt that flows into a chapel train By ~ Berta Bridal 2016 Spring (inquire for price)

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#4. “Alchemy” from the Continuing Collection. Gold bullion lace with scalloped hem, lined in blush silk with sheer lace back. By Claire Pettibone $5000.00 USD

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#3. A gorgeous sparkling A line Ball Gown with a romantic deep V plunging neckline from the SS 2016 Collection by ~ Berta Bridal (inquire for pricing)

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Now, these last 2 gowns are actually tied for 1st place with me. I love them both equally. So no big surprise here, one is Red and the other is Black! Hey at least I’m consistent right? lol. So here are my favorite all-time wedding gown(s).

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#2. “Katarina” by none other than the Queen of wedding gowns, Vera Wang ! From her 2013 Spring Collection. This gown has it all. Satin, Lace, Embroidery, Ball Gown from Heaven. Then just for kicks, she made it more perfect and turned it Red. The most beautiful color of red there is.

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And don’t worry my traditional beauties out there. Because it also comes in White/Ivory too. And it’s just as gorg!
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#1. “Raven” Black tulle embroidered with pink and red roses over silver sequins and pearl silk with chapel train. It’s black, but not quite, dark & light at the same time. And thoroughly stunning! And also comes in Ivory as well 🙂 By the Goddess of Romance & Vintage – Claire Pettibone

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There we have it. My all time favs! Ya know until I actually started writing this post, I did not realize how diverse my taste in fashion really is. Huh? Who would of thunk it? So what do you beauties think? Do you agree with my choices? What your favs? I love to hear! I hope everyone has an awesome Valentine’s Day weekend – even if you’re single. There’s love all around us, we just gotta look! And I Love you all too! Be safe. And see you on the flip side 😊✌💖💋

🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻
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