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Blues of Spring 2017


Shades of Blue






"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality" -  Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland



In the dead of winter sometimes longing for blue skies, blue waters and anything baby blue brings a bit of joy to the heart and soul. Images come to mind of swimming in the ocean, walking in the sunshine with the blue sky overhead or perhaps wearing a piece of blue apparel brings calmness and peace to the psyche.  The serene effect is ever important in the beginning of 2017. The tumultuous changes in the land combined with the gloomy weather requires the imagination to speed fast boldly towards a hopeful and positive Spring 2017.




Dreaming of Paradise











I.  Blue Blue Swimsuit:  Whether purchasing a one-piece or bikini swimsuit all eyes are on a blue number this Spring.   And, one brand remains top of mind - La Blanca.




The One-Piece



La Blanca Cross Back One-Piece Swimsuit



The Tankini





La Blanca Island Convertible Tankini Top





The Bikini Top - Interchange with Tankini Bottom






La Blanca Island Blanca Halter Bikini Top


The Blue Patterned Bikini




La Blanca Daily Grind Bikini Top




La Blanca Daily Grind Hipster Bikini Bottoms

“Take some more tea," the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly. "I've had nothing yet," Alice replied in an offended tone, "so I can't take more." "You mean you can't take less, said the Hatter: "it's very easy to take more than nothing." "Nobody asked your opinion," said Alice." - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


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Calm, Cool & Collected - Cover Up







II.  Baby it is Blue:  A blue cover up symbolizes the ocean and the sky.   The hue symbolizes loyalty, wisdom, trust, confidence, faith and most importantly brings forth a smile. 


Powder Blue



Hinge Lace Trim Ruana


Deep Blue



La Blanca Island Fare V-Neck Cover-Up Tunic


UPF 50! 





Mott 50 Sonja Long Sleeve Half Zip Convertible Swimdress (UPF 50)


"If you knew Time as well as I do, 'said the Hatter, 'you wouldn't talk about wasting it. It's him." - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland



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Back to Reality  - Here and Now








III. Capture Blue:  A simple cashmere cardigan in blue can bring delight to the senses as the day unfolds.  Where this blue and see the magic of life become upbeat and filled with hope.






Vineyard Vines Wool & Cashmere Wrap Front Cardigan


"I could tell you my adventures--beginning from this morning,' said Alice a little timidly; 'but it's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then." -  Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


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The Accent 










IV.  The Upbeat Blue Moment:  Enjoy blue in something small, something elegant or something that provides warmth plus positive energy.  Color always adds hope and desire for better times to come or to brighten a dreary day.






Nordstrom Tissue Weight Wool & Cashmere Scarf





Halogen Ribbed Cashmere Muffler






BaubleBar Globe Multistrand Beaded Necklace


"Would you like an adventure now, or shall we have our tea first?" - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland



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The Dreamer








V.  Creative Energy:  Add a touch of blue to the eyelids and watch the eyes pop open.  Of course, temper the hue with the lips.  Brighter blue on eyelids with less on color on lips and if berry lips then an lighter blue on lid.   Be careful with blue but maybe during the winter moments a bit of happy color is just what the doctor ordered. 




Clinique - Very Popular - On Backorder until February 22, 2017




Clinique All About Shadow Eyeshadow Squad - Galaxy







Bobbi Brown Metallic Eyeshadow




"Have I gone mad? I am afraid so.. You're entirely BONKERS but I will tell you a SECRET all the best people are!" - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland




There it is!  Bring on the blues, bring on happiness, bring on blue apparel and most importantly keep on smiling.  Life is always up and down and all around.  Don't let the rain, hail, snow, grey and negative energy spin out of control.  Instead, liven up the day and focus on the positive and the good times to come. 


Blue is the word...Blue is the word..



Kim Hardwick - Forever Chic Style




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