summer 2024


Dior nail polish summer 2024 review

dior nail polish summer 2024 review

Dior nail polish summer 2024 from left: Dior Lemon Glow nail polish / Dior Pastel Mint nail polish /

How pretty are the two nail polish colors from Dior for the summer 2024 season? Love! Dior has given us a sparkling lemon hue as well as a soft minty green for the upcoming warm weather season, and they are both beautiful!

Lemon Glow by Dior is a happy yellow nail polish with soft sparkles. This offers a slightly golden effect which is subtle and pretty. I tested out Lemon Glow with two coats of color, and one base coat. It applied evenly and offered a solid color finish.

Pastel Mint by Dior is a soft minty hue, cream nail polish. I used two coats of color and one base coat. This too offered a solid color without streaks. Dior Pastel Mint nail polish is definitely my favorite of the two for the summer season! I am always drawn to shades of blue, green, and purple nail polish.

So, without further ado, here are swatches of the two nail polish hues from Dior for summer 2024.

Dior nail polish summer 2024 | Dior Lemon Glow

dior lemon glow nail polish dior nail polish review

Dior nail polish summer 2024 | Dior Pastel Mint

dior pastel mint nail polish dior summer 2024 nail polish review

Both nail polish colors from Dior are fabulous for the summer 2024 season. Of course, as I mentioned, Pastel Mint is my favorite. I might wait until I get my summer tan to wear Dior Lemon Glow since it is such a soft yellow. They are both really pretty!

Which of the two nail polish colors are your favorite for the upcoming summer season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Color of the Year 2024 Peach Fuzz

color of 2024 peach fuzz pantone

pictured: Pantone swatch c/o Pantone / sneakers / lipstick / tee shirt / area rug / sweatshirt / peach photo c/o Pantone /

Move over Viva Magenta, 2024 is all about Peach Fuzz! While I have to admit, I was hoping for a shade of green or pink, peach has its place. It is not a color I will run to the stores and stock up on, but it can find itself in lipstick and maybe nail polish for me.

Peach Fuzz is being found in fashion and interior design in 2024. This hue is soft, calming and warm. It plays well with the softer color palette we have seen designers play with recently, especially with designers in Milan and Paris. We will be seeing Peach Fuzz, or variations of it, in both solid hued garments, accessories, and make-up, as well as mixed into patterns. Peach Fuzz will be more prominent as we move into warmer weather seasons such as spring, summer, and cruise.

I found a few peachy clothing, accessory, interior, and beauty items around the web which can get you started on the color of 2024 Peach Fuzz:

What do you think of Peach Fuzz for 2024? Will you be rocking this new hue? Or will you be gravitating towards other colors from current color pallette?

I won’t be rocking Peach Fuzz from head to toe, but you might spot it on my nails, or on my lipstick. Time will tell, often colors grow on me.

You can learn more about the color of 2024 and Peach Fuzz at Pantone.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Spring 2024 trends from the NYFW runways

kevan hall spring 2024 nyfw

Photos c/o Kevan Hall PR, pictured: Kevan Hall Spring/summer 2024 New York Fashion Week, credit: Arun Nevander

The New York Fashion Week runways have come to an end, and they have left us with beautiful collections to covet for the spring 2024 season. This is definitely one of the most beautiful seasons yet!

The overall vibe of the spring 2024 collections at New York Fashion Week was retro, feminine, cheerful, and nostalgic. It was a return to dressing up, taking pride in your ensembles, and moving into a cheerful and colorful world. Dressing in all black and looking like a shadow is over, spring/summer 2024 is all about swinging into a rainbow of hues, florals, and happier days. Love!

There are too many trends to mention in this post from the NYFW spring 2024 runways, so let’s concentrate on the best ones and highlight what to look for in your closet, and place on your wish list. So, without further ado, here are the top trends from the NYFW spring 2024 runways!

Inspiration Era-1960s and 1970s: The spring 2024 vibe brings us back to the glory days of air travel and when the world was a bit more playful. Think go-go dancing vibes, miniskirts, scarves, colorful powersuits, tweed, bold prints, and happy colors. Bring out your vintage, this season is swinging back to groovier times with everything Brady Bunch.

Feminine Vibes: While blazers and suiting are still hot for spring 2024, the silhouettes have moved away from menswear inspiration and into a more tailored and feminine form of suiting. Think Jackie O in both her 1960s and 1970s eras.

Floral Details: Groundbreaking, right? I know. Well, florals for spring 2024 are slightly different this year as we saw them on chocker necklaces at Kate Spade, and in three-dimensional forms on handbags, accessories and clothing. Remember when Valentino had handbags which looked like one giant flower? It’s that vibe, but at more affordable price points and from several designers; it’s a trend, not a one-designer-wonder this time around.

Studio 54-again: So, this trend comes and goes, and it is back! Gold fabrics, handbags, footwear and more are hot for spring 2024, as well as anything metallic or shiny. When you go out on the town in spring and summer next year, dress in sparkling, long looks which would help you jump the Studio 54 line.

Go-Go Dancer: These 1960s mini skirts and dresses with fringe, sequins and anything that shakes, are hot for spring. If you like to shake shake shake, go for the go-go dancer look and leave the Studio 54 look for those who like to sit and stand at the club.

Investment Handbags: The anonymous handbag is still going strong. Logos were nowhere to be found on the spring runways, so look for high quality, timeless handbags to rock during the spring/summer 2024 seasons. This is the investment era, and I am loving it! Side note: handbags are still mini, small and medium.

Slouchy totes and hobos: Soft, slouchy and touchable handbags are continuing to be a hot style as we move into the new year. Look for small, medium and large slouchy hobo bags and totes. Buttery leather and suede are hotter than hot, and they make fabulous investments. This look also offers an effortless vibe, which is always welcome.

Doctor Bag: Classic doctor bags are back! If you have the Givenchy Antigona, you are golden! If not, stay tuned for fabulous doctor bags from Coach and Kate Spade to hit store shelves in the spring season. Almost every designer will have a doctor bag for you to choose from, but the Coach version for spring is currently my favorite. Love!

Retro Prints: Fun and geometric, retro prints are hot for spring. Kevan Hall showed us some beautiful retro prints, and they are perfect for the spring season. In addition to geometric prints, expect to see a lot of black and white polka dots for spring, as well as nautical inspired stripes.

Chanel Classic Flap Inspired Bags: Designers and brands have been inspired by the Chanel chain strap for decades, but it seems to be exploding for the spring season. According to my mother, this was a huge trend in the 1960s, so it seems natural that it would cycle back into style as we head into spring 2024, which is influenced by the 1960s and 1970s. If you have a classic Chanel bag, fabulous! Pull it out of storage and start wearing it to more than special events. If not, there are already several choices on the market, or you can wait for spring colors such as yellow and lilac to hit store shelves in the spring season. There will be a beautiful color and version of this trend in every price point when spring hits. So, sit tight, this timeless, investment style is exploding!

There you have it! Spring 2024 is giving us the best looks from the 1960s and 1970s. It is also a return to dressing up and moving away from loungewear and ultra casual styles. Expect pretty colors, bold prints, shiny fabrics, investment accessories, scarves, and overall pride in one’s look before leaving the house.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy