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    Wardrobe In Bloom: Radiant Orchid is Pantone’s Color of the Year

    Each year, Pantone releases the name of the color that is poised to set trends in fashion and beauty. And each year, they get it spot on. I remember two years ago when Tangerine Tango was named as their Color of the Year just as I was becoming obsessed with anything and everything coral. How do they know?!

    Well, they've gone and done it again. Pantone's Color of the Year for 2014 is Radiant Orchid. They describe the exact color as, "An enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones. Radiant Orchid inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health. It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm.”

    It's really hard to argue with an explanation like that. While many of us are still deep in the throes of winter, thinking about draping ourselves in beautifully made clothes that mimic the shade of Radiant Orchid is enough to transport us to our happy place (AKA - spring). So shake off those snow-covered doldrums - Shabby Apple is here to rescue you with gorgeous dresses and separates in Radiant Orchid-esque shades. If you're a gal who likes darker colors, you can still sport a version of the 2014 trend in pieces that celebrate rich, gemstone purples.

    Bonnie Dress in Berry

    Poppy Top in Lilac 

    Venice Beach Dress

    Number 17 Skirt

    Sources: Pantone Press Release

    A New Year, a New Look! Fashion Resolutions for 2014

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!Here we go again, January. Every year this month rolls around and the motivation to be a better human kicks in. Last year, among other things, I wanted to quit drinking soda. This year, among other things, I want to quit drinking soda. Ugh.We all have our resolutions. Be more patient, eat healthier, [...]

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