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How to Add Color to Your Wardrobe: Radiant Orchid

Written By Fashionable & Fabulous Guest Blogger, Jackie Miller

Personal Wardrobe Stylist/ CEO of From the Closet Style

Website: http://www.fromtheclosetstyle.com

The new year is here and you need to update your wardrobe but don’t know where to begin and you’re on a super tight budget. Adding accents to your wardrobe can makes a big difference in building or updating your style. My top tip is by starting at http://www.Pantone.com and finding what colors are on trend the season.

If you have heard the latest buzz, Radiant Orchid is Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014 which amazing shade of purple that speak volumes. Here are a few great ways you can fit this wonderful color in your life.

Basics

When starting to add this color to your closet start with the basics. Don’t spend a lot of money but keep it simple so it can easily be added to your existing wardrobe.

Radiant Orchid - Basics Under $50

Day to Night

With this look keep your basics that you can change your accessories. Effortless!

Radiant Orchid - Day to Night

Evening

For evening, this color is very versatile for any style. Don’t be afraid to choose a contrasting color when deciding your accessories.

Radiant Orchid - Evening

Weekend

The weekends are your days to have fun! Go for funky bold pieces and also be bold with your makeup. I kept the top neutral because you want everything to stand out. This is where you embrace your new favorite color!

Radiant Orchid - Weekend

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Evening in Greenwich Village

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My last evening in New York City before heading home to California for the holidays was mostly spent in Greenwich Village. Though, first I stopped by Tory Burch in SoHo to use my $50 birthday gift card. I picked out a classic Tory Burch shiny hot pink bracelet (the kind that wraps around twice) with gold circle detail that has the Tory Burch logo etched on. It definitely cost more than I would normally spend on jewelry, but the gift card definitely helped.

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After the Tory Burch shopping excursion, I headed into the Village to meet my friend for a free birthday dinner at Slide. On the way, I found a cute little gift shop called Kado so I walked in and found myself in the middle of a fun, festive holiday party to promote Nicole Magazine. There was wine, snacks, wraps and goody bags! I left to check in at Slide and found that it was closed – Seized by the landlord! So, I had my friend meet me at the shop so we could enjoy the holiday atmosphere. I even got a bit of gift shopping in—Kado sells a plethora of cool merchandise, from deliciously scented candles, to bath & body products, to interesting books, to unique and whimsical plush stuffed animals…

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After Kado, my friend suggested dinner at Café Espanol which was conveniently just down the street. It’s a cozy little restaurant and decorated with plenty of holiday cheer. We decided to order from the prix fixe menu ($21.99) which was quite good, however did not cover dessert much to our dissatisfaction.

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I started off with Caldo Gallego Soup, which is white bean soup with cabbage, greens, potato and pork. I enjoyed it for the most part, but I didn’t expect the beans because the waiter’s description was quite vague.  Overall, it was pretty tasty and very hearty.

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I then had the Croquetas (chicken and Serrano croquettes) for an appetizer. There were six croquetas total which was a lot more than I was expecting. And they were delicious! Little fried balls with chicken and ham inside, with béchamel white sauce. It was crispy on the outside and soft, meaty, flavorful on the inside. There was so much of it that it almost ruined my appetite for the main course. I said almost.

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For the entrée, I picked tilapia filet with saffron rice. The tilapia was a nice large portion and seasoned well with pepper, herbs and a light sauce. It was decent, but would have liked it more if it was cooked more to a crisp. I did enjoy the saffron rice with peas and mixing it with the sauce that came with the fish.

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After our meal, a waiter came over with a tray full of delectable looking desserts (flan, crème brulee, tres leches, cheesecake, chocolate mousse cake) which looked very tempting, but for once we were too full to partake in any dessert.

It turned out to be a truly lovely evening, despite the fact that Slide was closed. The Kado holiday party and dining at Café Espanol more than made up for it.

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Café Esponal
172 Bleecker St
New York, NY
Cafe Espanol

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