Thursday, January 3, 2013

Amazing Magenta...

My first post of 2013!  It always feels a little strange the first several times that I type or write the number of a new year.  I guess it isn't uncommon to slip up the number for the first few days (or weeks?).

It has been widely publicized that Pantone chose emerald green as the color of 2013, but I am naming magenta as a secondary color to carry us through the winter months.  Following the highly successful fall "it" color of burgundy, magenta seems to be the natural progression into the spring months to lighten and brighten up the reddish purple of fall with a touch of pink.  

Fall 2012 Runway Inspiration...

Ralph Lauren
DKNY

What colors to pair with the pink/purple of magenta?  Of course black is a natural and elegant choice.  Gray and navy are other neutrals that look amazing with this color.  Maybe a brighter, unexpected color?  Try a complimentary shade in the pink/purple/red family, or cobalt blue, or a zebra print.

1/  MANGO Asymmetric Embellished Top   ($39.99)     2/  MANGO Faux Fur Vest   ($79.99)    3/  MANGO Worn Effect Denim Jacket   ($54.99)    4/  MANGO Diffused Printed Trousers  ($24.99)    5/  Juicy Couture Pitch Black/Frozen Berry Snow Leopard Pullover / stylebop.com  ($175)    6/  Hunter Original Gloss Berry Boot / zappos.com   ($135)      7/  Coach Madison Juliette Bag  ($498)      8/   Diane Von Furstenberg 'Branitta' Dress / farfetch.com   ($254)     9/ H&M Cornflower Blue Skinny Jeans   ($29.95)    10/ MANGO Flecked Chunky Sweater   ($79.99)     11/  NAUGHTY MONKEY Concur Grey Boots / shoes.com  ($101)    12/ Ann Taylor Animal Print Oblong Silk Scarf   ($49.99)    13/  Rich & Skinny Legacy Skinny Jeans / 6pm.com  ($88)

Are you loving this magenta color?  I am especially loving it with gray at the moment...as you probably can you tell from my picks :)  Let me know your thoughts!

Happy weekend!
Cathy







46 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! I think you're right about magenta, I've been seeing it everywhere - and it is gorgeous in the looks you've showcased :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  2. I absolutely love that color. Combined with grey and black looks perfect and is super trendy worn with moustard, green emerald or navy blue.
    BTW happy new year darling!! May all your dreams come true on 2013!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  3. It's a lovely color. Very feminine and glamourous. That first dress is absolutely beautiful.
    x

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  4. Ooooh... how about emerald green and magenta together??! :) Love this color here! Gorgeous. So bright and happy. I'm so glad to have connected with you in 2012 and look forward to more great things here in 2013. Happy New Year Cathy!!
    Whitley
    www.thequeencitystyle.com

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  5. beautiful color!!! ;) love it
    new SHEINSIDE GIVEAWAY here!! http://blogcashmeremafia.blogspot.com.es/2012/12/sheinside-international-giveaway.html
    ;) kisses

    http://blogcashmeremafia.blogspot.com

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  6. It's girly and pretty! Love it paired with the greys. Have a great weekend!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  7. Great picks, the color is great! Love the DNKY collection :)

    www.tlnique.blogspot.com

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  8. Lovely post. You always upload the best of things Cathy!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  9. I am in LOVE with this color!! How gorgeous.

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  10. I love magenta so so much, and will definitely be adding a piece or two to my all black wardrobe, thanks for the inspiration Cathy!

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  11. Hello: My name is Alex and I ´m Colombian,
    I liked your style to, and follow you;
    in my country there is almost fashion blogs;
    I would like you to look at mine to see what you think
    http://intimatedetailsbyalexhoyos.blogspot.com/
    alex hug

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  12. That Ralph Lauren dress is so gorgeous. That color is just beautiful.

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  13. i've seen your posts and i really love your purposes, i hope we could follow each other to stay in touch and see inmediatly our new posts. wish your all the best for this 2013

    xoxo www.malesclutch.blogspot.com
    Sergio,

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  14. Hi Cathy, thanks for your kind comment, now this is colour I could never tire of, so feminine and bold! Love the DKNY dress, from your list, I adore Nr 4, 6, 7 and 8

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  15. Nice color! The first two dresses are amazing!

    xx Karolina
    CARAMODE

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  16. Amazing shade!
    Love that Coach bag!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  17. That color is really amazing, Have a nice day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  18. Magenta is such a refreshing color!! I especially love it when paired with black :)

    -Rachel
    www.apreppystateofmind.blogspot.com

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  19. I's just amazing :)
    Would you like to follow each other?
    Let me know,

    Aree With Umbrella

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  20. Great look :)
    Nice post :D
    I following you now and I hope you can follow me back .:p

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  21. Love this color, I need the Hunters!!
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  22. It's an exquisite color ! <3
    Great post
    http://from-brussels-with-love.blogspot.be

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  23. Love this color! I'm your newest follower :) I hope you follow my blog too!

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  24. I love this color, it's so pretty! Love that first dress!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  25. Love this colour, it looks awesome!
    Check out my blog too please :)

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  26. i am in LOVE with that dkny dress....the color and silhouette are perfection!!! and thank you for your thoughts on my blogiversary post today.....it means a lot :)
    brooke @ what2wear

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  27. This is one of my fav colors !! Great post!


    Alessia
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    kiss

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  28. Magenta... pink , anything really that is close to this shade I absolutely love.

    Xo Amy
    http://stylechocolatechip.blogspot.com/

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  29. I love this color. I am always drawn to purples and bright pinks.

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  30. lovely!!!

    xxx

    http://liamakrigeni.blogspot.gr/

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  31. Oh, this is such a gorgeous colour! It really stands up!

    Kisses, Lucy :)

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  32. It's not my colour...

    http://theos-doros.blogspot.se/

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