Versatile Style by Tracey

Radiant Orchid

Posted on: September 21, 2015

Last Year Pantone’s Color of the Year was Radiant Orchid 

and I bought this lovely cardigan, but every time I went to style it,

I ended up taking it off and not using it…


Then a dear friend gave me this fabulous purse for my birthday.  

She is a 31 Gifts consultant, you can find her site here.  

31 has great purses and decorative storage solutions. 

Canvas Crew Tote - Navy Anchor:

This wonderful tote is on my wish list from 31

Honey if you read this blog, you could make note of this….


Before I go further, I thought I would share my daughter, who won 

Best Dressed  Saturday night for 

a 1920’s Murder Mystery Dinner. 

She bought the dress on Ebay for just $20 , spent over an hour getting

the soft curls in her stubborn hair and even got the red lip of the times. 

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I was so delighted with this look and was thinking of other 

ways I could wear this sweater and

how the purse would really pop with 

any neutral outfit.  

I also had fun pairing it with my Vegas trip 

Charming Charlies Necklace.  


With my year of no shopping in the works, and accessory shopping allowed,

I embraced that for the first time Saturday night when I made a jewelry purchase. 

This purchase will definitely work well for the purse and sweater.  


We went to our Town Center where they were having an Italian Festival. 

I met a wonderful Capodimonte artist , who began this wonderful art form when he was just 

14 yrs old and has been doing it for 45 years!

 His love of this art was so apparent in our conversation

, and all I could think was ,

what a wonderful life to do what you love and have so much passion and pride in.  

 Check out his Website for some other wonderful necklace and earring sets at very reasonable prices.

There may be another purchase from his line in my future! 

Dear Readers, I had a fun weekend with my son coming home for 9 days of Fall break on Friday, The Italian Festival on Saturday and going to Dave & Busters to watch football with family and friends.  

With homeschooling starting back up it’s really important for me to make weekends fun to have that balance between being the teacher in my son’s life and just having fun time.  

I’d say we did a good job of that this weekend.  

I hope you all find some activities to do together and increase your Happiness Levels,  

If you’re not doing so , please give it a try , It really is important! 

If you are good at this share some things you do by commenting ,

perhaps it will inspire myself or others! 


I am grateful for time with family and friends. 

I am grateful for my dear husband who was very thoughtful and completed my birthday surprises Saturday night by presenting me with a book of photos from my week of activities.  Priceless!  

I am grateful that my son liked his coaches humor and style Saturday… he is quite animated and funny, which is so different from my son’s personality, but he quite enjoyed him.  

I am grateful to have this entire next week with my son, home from college. 


4 Responses to "Radiant Orchid"

Wow…this color looks so good on you! Heck…you could use it to brighten up even a black & white outfit!!! jodie

Thank-you! I see lots of possibilities to pop neutrals including black and white, but not stopping there because grey and navy would work too.

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