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Blogging Break

22nd May 2014

I have decided to take a break from blogging for the next few years.  My baby is only small for such a short time and I want to spend my days enjoying him and any others who may come along.  I am planning on coming back to The Pretty Persuasion sometime in the future but I just cant say when.  In the meantime please look through my archives to see if the information you want is there. I am also happy to take emails from readers during this time.  Lastly, I am still working as an Image Consultant but through my online services only.

Friday 5: Spring Scarves for Every Budget

28th February 2014

Spring Scarves for Every Budget

With the official start of Spring only a couple of weeks away, it is the perfect time to start picking out some accessories to add to your wardrobe for the coming season.

One of the most important Spring wardrobe essentials has to be the scarf. In Winter we usually find ourselves wearing chunky knit scarves that are great for the cold but are far too heavy for the slightly warmer temperatures at the start of Spring.       

Scarves are also a great way of adding interest to a simple outfit by using colour or pattern as a focal point. When a scarf is lighter in weight its easy to wear it all day in place of a necklace and it is a simple yet stylish way of keeping warm in the still not hot Spring weather.                

Spring/Summer Colour Trends 2014

26th February 2014

After spending the past couple of months looking out our windows at grey and dreary days it starts to become a little depressing and I for one become in need of a little colour injection. The best thing about this time of year is that, though its still cold outside shops are starting to bring in their Spring/Summer collections and I don’t know about the rest of you but just seeing all those clothes that are brighter in colour puts a smile on my face. Way back at the start of January, my first post of the year looked at Radiant Orchid which is Pantones colour of the year. So today I think its time to take a sneak peak at the Spring/Summer colour trends 2014.

Placid Blue Spring Colour Trend

Looks great on light or cool colouring. A great colour for the Summer months.

Violet Tulip Spring Colour Trend

Can be worn by Warms if it is this dusky purple colour. Very romantic.

Hemlock Spring Colour Trend

A blue green shade that can be worn by cooler or warmer toned complexions depending on the shade. Another great colour for Summer.

Paloma Spring Colour Trend

Looks good on those who suit pastels or lighter colours. Will be draining on those who need deeper colours so pair it with a dark colour if you must wear it.

Sand Spring Colour Trend

Lovely colour for warms, usually seen more in Autumn/Winter palettes.

Freesia Spring Colour TrendPerfect for Summer. Suits warms and deep colouring. Stay away from this if you are cool toned as you will look ill.

Cayenne Spring Colour TrendThis is a red/coral shade and will look great on those with warm undertones.

Celosia Orange Spring Colour TrendA bright and deep colour so avoid if you look better in pastels or more muted shades. Use as an accent instead.

Dazzling Blue Spring Colour TrendLooks great on cools, deeps and brights.