Monday, June 11, 2012

Orange & Fuschia

I've been thinking a lot recently about mixing up my blogging a little bit by writing more 'collection' posts. By a 'collection', I simply mean a group of items that share a common theme, be it a color way, type or purpose. Like this: color-blocking orange and fuschia together.
 I seem to have accumulated quite a few orange and fuschia items, only part of them intentionally. Starting with the far right of the photo, I ordered this Audrey Brooke leather crossbody bag a couple weeks ago from DSW and have been carrying it ever since. I really like this brand for affordable genuine leather handbags, the leather is really soft and good quality and most of the designs appeal to me because of their simplicity.
 It was my name day at the beginning of May and I decided to finallly take the plunge and splurge on Prada Candy Eau de Parfum (50ml). I purchased it at Neiman Marcus during their spring scent event and got a lot of freebies to go along with it. There's a lot of great reviews of that scent online but in short, I love the sophisticated, creamy and warm sweetness of this perfume and the art deco inspired packaging. I find it quite youthful yet elegant and have been saving it for the gloomiest days of this early Pacific Northwestern summer.
Lastly, a make-up bag I've been carrying recently, which I received for free from... Target. A couple months back, they were having a Facebook beauty bag giveaway, so I entered, forgot all about it, and then voila - this comes in the mail one day. The bag is super cheerful and good quality to boot and it came filled with skincare samples and some coupons. Inside, I've tucked my Physicians Formula Healthy Wear Powder Foundation, which I use every day to set my foundation, and a Lancome Juicy Tube in Rio Mango, which doesn't really go with the colorway of this post, but anyway. The necklace was a gift from my mother-in-law from a new store in Poland called Parfois that has a great selection of inexpensive costume jewelry and other accessories.

That's it! How do you like this new 'collection' format? Any orange & fuschia items you've been loving recently?


  1. Great idea, lovely! It's definitely an interesting way to write about products.

    I don't currently own any orange/fuchsia items, but that's always been my favourite colour-blocking combo! :)

  2. Ha, I love the two shades (for lips) but never actually own them as clothes or accessories. Now I think of it, the color theme really reminds me of my go-to CD at the moment (Nishino Kana's Esperanza)...

  3. This combination is always so pretty! I'd love to try Prada Candy sometime--- it seems to be getting good reviews :)

  4. Lovely photos as always! I really like the look of all the orange and fuschia items you've acquired just hanging out together! Very bright and fun and happy!

  5. I like this combination - so chic! And summery and carefree. I'm glad you finally picked up your Prada Candy!

  6. Gorgeous collection! I am definitely feeling friendly to this colour combination lately. I have an H&M makeup bag that would fit in here nicely. :) I love this sort of posts and try to do one myself when I notice a pattern.