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A Very Barberry Day!

October 26, 2009

According to Pantone’s Colorstrology, October is supposed to be calm and soothing. Cerulean is the color for this month.

October=Cerulean:  Peaceful, Poised, Balanced

October=Cerulean: Peaceful, Poised, Balanced

But take a look at what’s in store for today! Yes, in a sea of chilly blues and serious blue-grays, my birthday pops up as Barberry! I love it!

October 26=Barberry:  Powerful, Sexy, Intense

October 26=Barberry: Powerful, Sexy, Intense

So, what does Barberry mean? In Colorstrology terms, this:

FLUENT and articulate, you can be a great speaker and leader of rights. You are not afraid to step up to the plate. Adversity will not claim you or stop you from creating and attaining your desires and aspirations. Resist the urge to allow power to intoxicate you. Use your strength as a tool to get the job done and to spread your words effectively. Wearing, meditating or surrounding yourself with Barberry helps integrate your intensity and commitment with clarity and ease.

With that, I’m going to try to surround myself with some Barberry fun today! Where to even begin?? Here are some thought-starters pulled from Pantone’s Fall 09 Color Report:

Berry colors for Fall 09

Berry colors for Fall 09

Love them mixed with black!

Love them mixed with black!

And some inspiration from Pantone’s Spring 2010 Fashion Color Report as well:

Mixed in with other colors in a beautiful print--love the lavendar!

Mixed in with other colors in a beautiful print--love the lavendar!

I agree with what Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color institute says about adding a pop of color:

Now more than ever, women are vigilant when it comes to spending. Instead of re-inventing their wardrobe at the start of each season, consumers want pieces to complement what they already own. Pairing a bold color with a basic piece or freshening up their look with bright accents addresses the need for practicality, as well as fun.

Enjoy your day–whatever the color!

Hey Babycakes!

October 22, 2009

My parents are coming to visit tomorrow. My mom and I are going to celebrate our birthdays together (her’s was yesterday and mine’s on Monday). So in honor of our *small groan* milestones, I made mini cupcakes!

Happy Birthday to Mom and me!

Happy Birthday to Mom and me!

As I was finishing up and getting ready to sit down at my desk and check my email and maybe flip through some magazines, I picked up the November issue of Glamour and what did I spy? Scarlett Johansson, looking much like my sprinkled cupcakes in this darling Lanvin tee!

Scarlett Johansson looking sweet on the cover of Glamour's November issue.

Scarlett Johansson looking sweet on the cover of Glamour's November issue.

Cute, no? I also love the stacked and mismatched layers of bracelets. All that and she’s now a fellow redhead? Delicious!

Even more strange parallels? In the Glamour interview, when asked about possibly getting burnout at 30 because she’s so busy, Scarlett answers, “You never know. I might open my own bakery!”

Okay, I’m off to tear through these magazines and hope that I can control the urge to indulge in those sweets! Enjoy.