Today I am wearing the Aristea Embroidered Top c/o Melange Style, a fabulous boutique located right here in Palo Alto, CA. This classic, timeless top has hand embroidery of over 88 hours and bell sleeves. And like all of Chandan Allen’s designs, this piece was created in California and hand crafted in her family run factory in Mumbai, India.
I had the pleasure of meeting Chandan last March, one week before the first Pandemic lockdown. As we casually sipped our Starbucks while previewing her latest line, I never imagined it would be a year before I’d be sharing my experience from that day.
I was invited by Chandan to visit her Palo Alto boutique and learn about Melange Custom Luxury: a program designed to create perfectly proportioned collections for women of all sizes to express their own unique style with confidence. Your style, Your size. You read that right, at Melange Style, Chandan can create and customize any style from her collection, to fit YOUR unique body type. How fabulous is that?
I hope you stop back this coming Saturday when I’ll be sharing my personal experience with the Melange Custom Luxury program, as well a look at how I styled the dress Chandan customized, based on my specifications.
Somedays, especially in these challenging times, we need a little kick in our style to feel our best self; and that’s when color comes into play. I love how the gorgeous color of the Aristea Embroidered Top, breathes life into an otherwise neutral outfit of denim, and neutral accessories.
How comfortable are you with wearing color? Adding a pop of color, shine, sparkle, feathers, faux fur, or an unexpected print is a simple way to breathe life to any outfit. Read on for more style tips from the Stylish Monday International Blogger Community, learn how we work color into our existing wardrobes, and let us know which look or color speaks to you in the comments below…Welcome to the Stylish Monday Global Link-Up Party!!
Andy – Pearls and Pantsuits
Like most of my Stylish Monday sisters, I LOVE color and am not ashamed to wear it, and just adding a pop of color to an otherwise neutral palette is a fun little trick to add to your repertoire if you’re not comfortable with wearing too much color. Pop on over to my blog for a peek at today’s outfit, and more style tip for adding pops of color to your wardrobe.
Nina – Sharing a Journey
We rightly think a pop of color on a neutral background adds interest, drama and elevates an outfit. Well, today I’m the pop of color. I just couldn’t resist a bright spring dress to blast us out of the doldrums!
Amy – Amy’s Creative Pursuits
What’s better to wear for a color challenge than a “Colorblock Sweater”? I added even more pop of color with a bright bag!
Nancy – Nancy’s Fashion Style
I love lilac! But the color doesn’t look good, up close to my face. This skirt was actually a bit to tight and I sold it. But the color and the fabric, it looked a bit like tweed, were fabulous. I like to wear lilac with purple, or with pink , or like here with orange. I am on the hunt for a new, or pre loved, lilac skirt! One that fits!
Shelbee – Shelbee on the Edge
Green is my forever favorite color and the month of March really makes me want to wear all of the green things as I impatiently await the arrival of Spring. This outfit has a few more layers to beat the Winter chill and another print to create extra interest. Won’t you stop by to see more of this outfit and how it came to be!
Nicole – High Latitude Style
Seven months of snow means white and black everywhere. Occasionally, a hint of yellow. The sky is either dark with white pin dots and green stripes, gray with white polka dots, pink or orange, or steel blue (my favorite). Not much color. Thus, in the cold season you have hunger for color. So even though red adds a lot of weight (not actually, but it gives the illusion of being heavy), it’s one of my weapons to fight the winter blues.
Ada – Elegance and Mommyhood
Green is one of my favorite bright colors, especially Kelly Green. It’s also one of the most popular Pantone Colors of 2021. I wore this cute outfit today on a 47° sunny day (it felt warmer than that) and my beautiful daughter took these photos. I decided to pair this Kelly Green Eyelet Blouse by J. Crew with these Olive Green Skinny Jeans by Old Navy. Even my net socks are green (and black). They look great under the peep-toe booties.
Michele – On Instagram as Seechele_styles
My neon pink cardigan was thrifted, and are styled with Camo joggers. I paired the outfit with a zebra print tote.
Emma – The Style Splash
I adore bright colours, especially orange! Wearing bright orange always makes me feel happy, energetic and optimistic. I’m a big believer in colour therapy!
Julie – Fashion Trends and Friends and Instagram FashionTandF
Color makes me happy, especially bold bright color! However, today I’m sharing how you can easily add touches of color to pop an otherwise monochromatic look if color isn’t your thing! What color would you pair with gray? Stop by my blog to see the colors I added to one outfit!
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