Pantone Color of the Year 2013

Pantone

I don’t know how many of you follow fashion or home decorating sites/trends, but I love when Pantone announce their color of the year or particular season. A lot of times, I would go shopping and wonder why some colors were more popular than others. Or why certain shades were getting more visibility than others. Now I know that it’s because of things like this.

Who is Pantone you ask? According to their About Us section of their page,  they are a “world-renowned authority on color and provider of  color systems and leading technology for the selection and accurate communication of color across a variety of industries. The PANTONE® name is known worldwide as the standard language for color communication from designer to manufacturer to retailer to customer.”

2013 brought about the announcement of a new color of the year. Emerald.  I love emerald and have to confess that I don’t wear enough of it. So, I am vowing to embrace this shade into my wardrobe for 2013, starting with this beauty.

jade

 

What do you think of their color of the year choice? Do you wear green now? Do you think this will influence your shopping decisions at all?

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Southern Sass | Black and White

jacketJacket: Southern Grace

I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this jacket. I don’t even have it in my possession yet, but I still love it! I have tried it on though so I’m not totally crazy.

This is a longer length coat which is nice, but I love the tweed/chevron print of the jacket, the big buttons and the fact that I can wear this with my leggings and it will cover the things that it needs to cover. =)

This is going to be a favorite of mine, I can tell.

 

**UPDATE** I now have this jacket in my possession and yes, it is quickly becoming a favorite. It is thick enough to keep me warm on these chilly Tennessee days we’ve had recently but not too bulky that I can’t wear a sweater underneath to really layer up and stay warm. If you are local to Knoxville and need a great place to find boutique style clothing at affordable prices, I suggest that you check out Southern Grace. You can find them via their facebook page too to stay on top of new arrivals! Be sure to ask for Ashley Hankla!