The sun is shining here in Boston and it's gonna be a hot one! Thought I would help conjure up some cool ocean breezes with today's style board. Dedicated entirely to my second favorite color (though it is often a tie): Turquoise! You can call it aqua, pool or teal but any way you slice it this greeny-light blue has worked it's flattering magic on my heart. I paint a wall this color every chance I get and nearly everything looks good beside it. Decorate with it? Of course! Wear it? Please do! Dangle my toes into it? Don't mind if I do! Just about the only thing I won't do with this freshy-fresh color is wear it as lipstick…but never say never!
So, may your day be filled with dreams of desert skies in the evening, far away islands and calm blue oceans. May you remember the days of riding your bike in your bathing suit and the kind of tired that can only come from a long day playing in the surf and sun. May you plan outfits that include something white and flowy on your slightly tan skin with gobs of turquoise colored bedazzlements, and may all your turquoise dreams come true!
1.) Patterned Pillow ~ from PopOColor on Etsy, What a gorgeous pattern in this perfect color! Turquoise accents can jazz up even the most subtle of pallets and what a better way than with a changeable pillow cover!?
2.) Earl Grey Roller Parfum ~ by Royal Apothic at Anthropologie, the soothing scent of tea leaves in an easy and fresh roller-ball applicator. Perfect for the beach bag!
3.) Zig Zag Jaipuri Runner ~ Calypso St. Barth, OH! How I long for this long rug! I would however, need a hallway first. Details.
4.) Pool House Candle ~ by Lafco, You don't need to have a pool house to enjoy this most perfectly scented candle! For that matter, you don't even need a pool! You just need to love the brilliant French lilac scent and love very beautiful things. Check and check!
5.) Melie Bianco Nadine Bag ~ Marmalade (call: 617.484.0093), This large, useful and totally gorgeous bag comes with a cross-body strap option and the hope that you will get to use it on a fantastic vacation! Stay-cations may also apply.
6.) Moroccan Leather Pouf ~ Serena and Lily, My love for all things Moroccan knows no bounds; poufs are in no way an exception. I would have them in every single room.
7.) Frye Allisia Trapunto Thongs ~ Endless I don't know who Allisia Trapunto is, but she must have incredible taste in footwear. These are the most perfect color, and Frye makes some of the very best shoes I have ever owned. All signs point to yes.
8.) Dabney Bib Necklace ~ Loren Hope Designs Remember that fantasy about dressing in flowy white things with gobs of gorge jewelry? Start here.
9.) Rolling Tide Dress ~ Modcloth, It's often not appropriate to dress as an actual mermaid to attend someone's wedding, but wearing this adorable dress should suit your sea-siren needs beautifully without embarrassing your loved ones. Love the layers and the pleating!
10.) Isharya Bangles ~ Net-a-porter, I wish these came in bulk. I would like approximately one thousand of them!
11.) Le Versha Chair ~ Anthropologie, In my mind, when I take tea in my Spanish Garden in the villa that I escape to, this is what I am sitting in.
Do you have any faves? Do tell!