Cherries in the Snow | Part 1 | Satiny evening look

Hi everyone. By the time you read this, the Northeast U.S. will be blanketed in a fresh layer of snow. All this frosty white has gotten the phrase “cherries in the snow” stuck in my head. To try to work it back out again, I composed a few looks from my stash inspired by that idea, but with an emphasis on face-flattery and real-life wearability, instead of fantasy frost (fun as that is!).

(A more expansive introduction to this series is here.)

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Inspired by…Penguin Hardcover Classics | Northanger Abbey

In our final post in this Inspired by…Penguin Hardcover Classics series, I thought it would be fun to look at vivid pink-based shades in a different content. This time, instead of contrasting with white, the pink foil keys are contrasted with wheat–a neutral, grayish/brownish grassy shade:

Berry pink in a field of wheat.

Berry pink in a field of wheat.

(A more complete introduction to this series can be found here.)

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Inspired by….Penguin Hardcover Classics | Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

For this post in the Inspired by…Penguin Hardcover Classics series, I thought we might step away from the rosy, daytime wearability inspired by Middlemarch and hop down our own little rabbit hole with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.

(A more expansive introduction to this series is here.)

To start, let’s take a closer look at the cover:

Flamingo croquet.

Flamingo croquet.

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