The Color Of Lavender

How to describe a color

I seem to always think of a color through a true to life form. To me the color lavender is the color of the lavender that grows in my yard but also reminiscent of my lilacs. When I see lavender I can almost smell those scents.

Each season I gravitate toward a color that I call my color and center anything new I add around that color. I knew some time ago that lavender would be my spring and summer color this year. Strangely I had very little of this color in my closet. But there is always an upside! I get to search for the perfect pieces to add. This tunic just spoke to me when I saw it. It said, Cheryl, you know you are going to take me home. Ha ha!

Here I am linking up a beautiful Free People cardigan on sale, floral top, same jeans and same heels along with a cute bag.

But what do you wear with floral top?

Of course, my petal hem jeans, lavender heels and a straw clutch. For jewelry I wore my butterscotch amber necklace for a little contrast.

It was so fun that the only lavender thing already in my closet would work perfectly to complete a look. My Free People duster was purchased last year.  I l'm wearing 7 For All Mankind jeans, Sam Edelman sandals and a top by Zac and Rachel and my wicker clutch is Mary Sol.

I've linked more beautiful options for you to create your own look!

Thanks for stopping by!

Peace!


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Favorite Spring Designer

Johnny Was here!

Every spring the first things I want to style are my Johnny Was tops! As seen here, (the yellow again) here, (the white), here (the blue) and here (my favorite in the red).

I don't buy a lot of higher end clothing, but this is one brand that I have invested in a few times. These pieces are timeless and make me feel all spring and summery. They are good quality and covered in the most beautiful embroidery. I always choose brilliant colors like this yellow. I also have a red one, a navy one and a white top by this designer. This tunic is long sleeved but you can pull them up and button into three quarter length.  Johnny Was tops are light weight so perfect for the full spring and summer here in the mountains. They also pack  beautifully for vacations because they don't wrinkle much and when you hang them the few wrinkles there, just fall out.

Here are a few beautiful options for creating your own look.

The colors are so vibrant!

And the fabric is so soft and they are the perfect weight so they flow around your body without adding bulk.

I wore mine with my flares for that bohemian look that I love. I wore platform shoes because I am a huge fan of the height they give me while being so comfortable. I wore my turquoise Baublebar earrings to complete this look.

I got all my tops from the Johnny Was website but you can get them other places online. Here are some more beautiful options along with my jeans and shoes for you to check out.

As always thank you for stopping by!

Peace!

pinterest group board

We've all been hearing about using Pinterest to help grow our followings by getting our work out there and I have been taking classes and learning more about using my favorite form of social media. And now I'm inviting you to join my group board titled Style Wise. Check it out here. It was created a few months ago and needs some more inspiration so if you are a fashion and style blogger and would like to be a contributor let me know in the comments section of this post or by sending an email to northwestmountainliving@gmail.com or you can DM me on Instagram @northwestmountainliving.

youtube

I spent  some time on my YouTube channel recently and had so much fun! I have all kinds of plans for using it this summer so stay tuned. Meanwhile scroll down to see some of my videos. They are short and sweet. I hope you will subscribe too!

other link ups

I'm proud to participate in the following link ups and am always looking for more! I love to start my day checking in with them and seeing what everyone is doing and connecting!I hope you will join us HERE!


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Hippity Hopin', Easter's On Its Way

Hippity Hoppin', Easter's On Its Way

So I'm going all Peter Cotton Tail as in white slacks.

Easter is a casual day for us. We usually celebrate with dinner and just hanging out. I was raised in a family that celebrated in a big way. Everyone dressing up for church and dinner. Many years my mom made all our dresses, hers and for three girls and the shirts for my dad and two brothers and all in matching fabric! She was a marvel! Still is! I remember Easter bonnets and going to granny's for a big ham dinner. What fun memories. 

As my children grew up I hosted many of our Easters after my grandmother died and it was too much for mom. There were times I would have 30+ family at my home. I made a huge meal and set up a big hunt in the yard for all my kids, cousins, nieces and nephews. Still makes me smile to this day.

I'm linking up some fabulous tops in spring colors and styles and fresh white slacks for Easter and beyond!

Now that I live so far away

We often go to my husbands aunt's house with all his cousins and extended family (small group in comparison about 10 or so but the most wonderful people in the world) or we hang at home. Even his family is a good two hours away so I think this year, I will make a fabulous meal for two!

I think this will be my look for the day. White slacks and a colorful spring top. Simple and comfortable but fitting for the special occasion. These pants are by Sanctuary and I found them in a thrift shop in Phoenix. I love it when I find a treasure. The top was from Ross and the bag too I think. All of it was bought last year. The shoes are a Marshals purchase last spring.

I'm in love with all the spring shoes and bags available right now so linked up several for you to create your own look1

Thanks for stopping by gang!

Peace!

pinterest group board

We've all been hearing about using Pinterest to help grow our followings by getting our work out there and I have been taking classes and learning more about using my favorite form of social media. And now I'm inviting you to join my group board titled Style Wise. Check it out here. It was created just a couple of months ago and needs some more inspiration so if you are a fashion and style blogger and would like to be a contributor let me know in the comments section of this post or by sending an email to northwestmountainliving@gmail.com or you can DM me @northwestmountainliving.

youtube

I spent a day this week on my YouTube channel and had so much fun! I have all kinds of plans for using it this summer so stay tuned. Meanwhile scroll down to see some of my videos. They are short and sweet. I hope you will subscribe too!

other link ups

I'm proud to participate in the following link ups and am always looking for more! I love to start my day checking in with them and seeing what everyone is doing and connecting!I hope you will join us HERE!


Use the share buttons below to share, pin & like. It's so easy, just one click and that's it!