guest outfit post - sister week: half-placket emerald green dress, orchid skinny belt, bow sandals

Inspiration - Never Fully Dressed

My wonderful little sister agreed to do another guest poster sister stint! She has done three guest weeks before and each time I love seeing what she comes up with. I think her style is really fun, young and trendy. I hope you enjoy her looks over the next few weeks!

I was visiting my boyfriend for the holidays and got the chance to go to a J.Crew store for some Christmas shopping for my fam... but let's be real. 70% off- I'm getting some goods for me. This dress was originally like $160 but I bought it on the sale rack for $25. Sometimes you just can't pass up a deal. Even when your meager college budget means you will have to eat tuna and eggs for a few days. This green dress-worth it. I also snagged this necklace and belt. The necklace can be worn to holiday parties or with simple things like a chambray shirt and black jeans. It's great for adding a little funk to more plain pieces.

The belt color I love. My sister informed me she read it's this coming seasons hot color. Go me for finding it for $5 at J.Crew. The shoes are Tory Burch sandals that my boyfriend gave as a present, so those were not so cheap, but luckily this outfit pretty much works with any shoe. A heel, flat, nicer sandal would all look great.


Pantone declared 2014 color of the year as Radiant Orchid:
And here is their 2014 Spring color pallet:

From Wikipedia: Pantone Inc. is a corporation headquartered in Carlstadt, New Jersey. The company is best known for its Pantone Matching System, a proprietary color space used in a variety of industries, including Fashion. 

Annually Pantone declares a particular color "Color of the Year". Twice a year the company hosts, in a European capital, a secret meeting of representatives from various nations' color standards groups. After two days of presentations and debate, they choose a color for the following year; for example, the color for summer 2013 was chosen in London in the spring of 2012. The color purportedly connects with the zeitgeist; for example the press release declaring Honeysuckle the color of 2011 said "In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues." The results of the meeting are published in Pantone View, which fashion designers, florists, and many other consumer-oriented companies purchase to help guide their designs and planning for future products.