Guest Post - Pantone Fall 2015 color report and jewelry (of course)!

Today I have an awesome guest blog post from Debra Haas, long time jewelry lover. I asked her to talk about Fall colors and jewelry and here she is! Thank you, Debra! You can also follow her on Twitter @earringmaven.


I’m a longtime fan of Peggy Li’s jewelry – and I’ve written about her on my own blog, Facets of Myself, so I when she asked if I’d like to write a post for her blog, I jumped at the chance.  With new fashions beginning to appear in magazines and store windows, I thought the Fall 2015 Pantone color report would be a good place to start.

If you live on the east coast and someone says “fall colors” – you think of trees.  If you are a jewelry blogger, fall colors are the ones that Pantone (the color company) has identified as the trends for the coming cooler weather.
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This fall, Pantone’s color palette includes a lot of blue undertones, which is great for someone like me with dark hair and fair skin.  It also reminds me of the Southwestern colors that were popular in the 1980s - but without being quite so washed out.

If you can’t afford to update your wardrobe with a lot of new items, or if like me you have a closet full of basic pieces, accessories are a great way to freshen up your look and add color and interest to your outfits.

I’m a khakis and cardigans kind of gal – and sometimes I just can’t quite see myself wearing the trend of moment.  Feathers, for example, are huge this fall – but I’m not really the feathery sweater type.  However, I’m loving Peggy’s adaptation of this trend in her new feather jewelry – part of a group of Southwestern inspired pieces she’s recently added to her store (I’ve had my eye on these stamped earrings for a while).

Sunburst Stamped Earrings
Jewelry is also a great – and versatile – way to add color to your basics.  Two of Peggy’s necklaces really capture this year’s color palette.  They both have the blues, greens and orchid colors shown above, with a warm gold chain – they incorporate all the colors into a single piece.

Mosaic Opal Necklace from Peggy Li Creations
For a more traditional look, I really like the Mosaic Opal necklace.   You can customize it by choosing your length (one of the great things about Peggy’s jewelry is you can customize many of her pieces with the length of the chain, or your choice of metal) – and it would look great with either a casual outfit – like a crisp white shirt and dark jeans, or with your favorite LBD for cocktails or a holiday party.

Galactic Blue Arrowhead Necklace
If you want something a little edgier, I love her Galactic Blue Arrowhead necklace.  Like the opal, it contains all the great fall colors, but it is a little more “out there” – and incorporates a bit of the Southwestern theme as well.

If a statement necklace is too much of a commitment, or you are drawn to the warmer colors in this fall’s palette, consider a pair (or two) of Peggy’s great multi-stone earrings.  Peggy uses a wonderful variety of semiprecious stones in her jewelry.  

These tourmaline stack earrings combine wonderful colors in a fun, casual dangle style.  

Mink and Garnet Earrings

Rainbow Crystal Earrings

The Mink and Garnet earrings, a mix of tourmalines above a gorgeous garnet briolette are classic, go with everything drops…and if you are going for drama, or you can’t decide which color – the long (2 ½ inches) rainbow crystal dangles are your earrings!

No matter what you are looking for – you are sure to find it in Peggy’s wonderful, easy to navigate online store.  Not only will you find a wide array of styles and prices, you can choose jewelry worn on popular television shows – including some of my favorites – Elementary, Castle and the Blacklist.

I like to say that every piece of jewelry tells a story – if you want to know more about mine, feel free to hop over to my blog.  In the meantime, I hope you will buy, wear and enjoy Peggy’s jewelry to tell your story.