Pantone Spring 2016 Blogger Collaboration: Featuring Snorkel Blue

Monday, February 1, 2016

"The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you." ~ Coco Chanel

And I look damn good in some blue, let me tell you. That is why when my blogger sister Jaye contacted me about being involved in a Pantone Spring 2016 blogger collaboration, I, not only, jumped at the chance to do it but chose Snorkel Blue as my color. 
There was a time I didn't think blue was my color. But once I got out of my fashion box and started trying new styles and colors in fashion, I realized I look amazing in blue. And it has now become one of my favorite colors.
I'm a prints girl, as you can see on this blog. And of course, I wanted to incorporate my love for prints with my Pantone color choice. When I saw this Avenue floral skater dress, I had to have it. It's perfect. Snorkel Blue is mixed in the floral print with a deeper navy shade and a hint of a lighter blue. 

According to Pantone, "A maritime -inspired blue, PANTONE 19-4049 Snorkel Blue plays in the navy family, but with a happier, more energetic context. The name alone implies a relaxing vacation and encourages escape. It is striking yet still, with lots of activity bursting from its undertones."

Happier, energetic? Relaxing vacation and encourages escape? Yes, this color is me all the way. LOL!

This dress is the star and main attraction of this look so I went very minimal with accessories. I wore my go-to classic black flats from Gap Outlet and added my Cherie Glam black clutch from fullbeauty to the mix. As I have mentioned a few times on this blog, I am now in love with Obi belts so I added my beloved Smooth Obi Belt from Lane Bryant to show off my waist.

This print is pretty and makes a statement on its own. So I opted to not wear a necklace. Just my usual stack of sterling silver bracelets.

And yes, that's snow you see. The remains of Winter Storm Jonas... Thankfully on the day I took these pics, it was around 50 degrees and sunny, which is warm for January on the Northeast. 

Snorkel Blue represents me because it reminds me of the ocean. I grew up seeing the Atlantic Ocean on a daily basis and it is something I will always be grateful for.

You can pick up this amazing floral dress for yourself over at Avenue here. It's currently on sale for $42. Plus, if you spend $125 buying New Arrivals, you'll also get an additional $25 taken off your total. I shop on a budget all the time so if I can score a deal, I jump on it and I am not afraid to share it with the world. 

Want to check out the other 9 amazingly stylish and beautiful bloggers in this collaboration?
Here's the links to their blogs and the colors they are featuring:

Darlene (Rose Quartz) -
Jeniese (Serenity) -
Georgette (Buttercup) -
Sandra (Green Flash) -
Pepper (Lilac Grey) -
Jay (Fiesta) -
Ashley (Iced Coffee) -
Mo (Limpet Shell) -
Assa (Peach Echo) -

We also got fancy and did a lookbook - check it out below!

Would love to know what you think of my look and the overall collaboration... #beinspired