Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Softer Side of Winter

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Happy Thursday, loves! Hope you're all having a lovely start to the day.

I wanted to share with you one of my latest color combo obsessions, ivory and a kiss of aqua. Everything is so dark this time of year that I found myself gravitating towards winter white and lighter pastels which are all gorgeous and good but how do you pull that off this time of year? Winter white yes, but lavender? It's a bit hard. But I think I've finally found the perfect way to achieve the lighter mood I'm going for with this gorgeous combo. What do you guys think?

Have a wonderful day and see you all Friday!

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 All images edited by The Alternative Wife

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51 comments:

O said...

Love the color scheme! So sweet and calm! xoxo

Adele said...

Adore the colours in the photos. I've just bought a gorgeous pastel mint blouse...love this colour xoxo
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Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Oh, I am LOVING this new found love of yours... a "kiss" of aqua... perfectly put, gorgeous! xo

Katie*Belle said...

So pretty! I love the hint of blue.

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

beautiful palette, restful and rejuvenating...you've found some gorgeous images here!

classiq said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty. I always fall for pastels. xo
Ada

sugarhoneybaby said...

Love this colors.So pretty together:)

Teodora said...

Kiss of aqua? It even sounds mild and pretty. Thank you for brightening my day!

Teodora
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rolala said...

This color combo is so soft and pretty! Love it!

Kristin said...

Oooh, how I love these colors! Have a very lovely day!!

Kristin ♥

Taylor Morgan said...

soft, gorgeous and relaxing. very sweet! :)

notjustanothermilla.com said...

Such gentle tones and I just adore those candles. So elegant!

Alexa said...

I'm loving those delicate little teacups!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

so pretty- I love the delicate tea cups

Lauren and Marika said...

this arrangement is exquisite! love it!!! xx Golden White D├ęcor

B. in the Know said...

Beautiful color scheme - and perfect for January.
Much love,
B

B. in the Know said...

Beautiful color scheme - and perfect for January.
Much love,
B

Tanvi said...

Oh! This indeed is the perfect way of bring Light into the Dark Winters! Love the inspiration .. spl. the first image! :)

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

You are totally reminding me to check out some aqua and mint nail polish colors!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

La Maison Boheme said...

White with the seafoam accents... awesome. So cool and fresh and calm.

Sandy a la Mode said...

what a beautiful and romantic color combo!!

Dancing Branflake said...

Hmm... anything that resembles the Tiffany and Co. color is mighty perfect to me.

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

if only I could work this colour combo!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i love anything lavender - it's just MY thing - everyone knows - but i'm happy to say i only wore a winter coat once this year - just been wearing my cape from Nordy -- happy that old man winter hasn;t really arrived!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Mmm yes, I love pale aqua. These images are so gorgeous Dawn! I love those tea cups with aqua water--beautiful! Hope you are having an equally beautiful Thursday!

xoxo Mary Jo

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Oh goodness, YES! I have been on the bandwagon with pastels in general, but that aqua is definitely a favorite! Is it strange that it's making me hungry for cake??? Weird, right? (c:

Alleen said...

Happy Thursday to you too!!! YES, winter white and aqua sound perfect together. I'm dealing with the same weather and yellow is a color I seem to gravitate towards this time of year. xo

lorenabr said...

Like it, very soft and romantic! Love the draping design on the curtain! :)

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

When i first read the headline I was thinking, well the softer side of winter is def not my skin, these heaters dry me out! but then I see it is a different softer side! :) emailing you for a date lovely!

Katie said...

This is a gorgeous combo!

Isabelle Lafleche said...

Hi Dawn,

Another gorgeous post. Here's my new blog: http://thefashionablewriter.blogspot.com/

The one we discussed over cocktails at the Mondrian? ( it sounds so glam!)

I hope you like it! Isabelle XX

Martina said...

Lovely colors, like having tea and macaroons with the snow-queen!

Lauren said...

Gorgeous gorgeous colors! I love popping over to your blog. Always a beautiful post.

Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

Absolutely love love this color combo and the amazing way they are displayed in these images! Stunning as always, Dawn!

x
Rachel

Jessie said...

I agree!! I love anything to brighten my day! I hope your having a good week love!

XX
Jessie
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Daily Cup of Couture said...

stunning color palette! xx

Mani said...

Perfetc, perfect, perfect!
You really have an eye for photography!

Plami said...

Winter can be indeed beautiful!

XoXo
Plami

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Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

Aren't those nail polish colours great?! And I love the tea set :) It's almost Friday!

Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely} said...

Such a beautiful combination - so very delicate and extremely elegant. I love the turquoise phone too - I would love to find one like this! xx

honey my heart said...

the colors are great together! white is so clean and perfect right now.

Adriana said...

Where do you get these pictures from is what I'd like to know. They're so beautiful.

Margarita Bloom said...

Take my breath away Beautiful!!!

M.E said...

Love the colors! and those two chanel nail polishes fit so well together!!


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le_third said...

loving the tea cups with the aqua blue candles ... just loving le xox

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Ahhh..this is glorious, I love the combination. My oldest daughter had this in her room until she liked red and changed it, but I do miss it. Am thinking of putting it in my youngest daughter's room until she finds her favourite colour..it's so dreamy!! xo

Debby said...

WANT that first outfit!!! I LOVE it! Super pretty. I would feel instantly beautiful in that! xo

Noe @ ADELLA AVENUE said...

Love the aqua!

lizzie said...

those are such beautiful photos of winter...i love soft teals and off-white shades for winter.

Wedding dresses said...

Love the combination of colors, so soft and romantic.

Ali Rodriguez said...

Could not love the color aqua any more, it's my go-to for a pop of color in my blush and plum colored room!