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A Twist of Tangerine Tango

1/26/12

Pantone Color Institute
Pantone Color Institute
Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/12/09/tangerine-tango-the-bright-encouraging-color-of-2012/#ixzz1kb8KAfZs


So as you may already know, Pantone's color of the year is Tangerine Tango, a reddish-orange that certainly has a lot of pop.  I love it in combination with neutrals and other colors, and it's got enough red in it to compliment most complexions (me and orangey-orange are not such great friends).  Tangerine Tango plus any shade of purple is my current favorite combo, like this flower pin I made (free tutorial here). 



I just finished this pencil skirt for Diane, one of my best clients:


The fabric is a super-soft, stretch corduroy that I found on Fabric.com.  I love the retro print!  I'm trying to convince Diane that the perfect top for this is a tangerine tango blouse, like this one that I found in an Australian vintage shop:


I think that this top has sold but the same shop has a gorgeous tangerine jacket

Here it is paired with one of my bags (in my Etsy shop).  See?  The tangerine color works!



And then who wouldn't want these shoes to go with it???

 、红色、鞋、高跟鞋、High heels、脚、足下风光、浓烈、绚丽、艳丽、艳红、热烈、绚烂

I just bought this beautiful tangerine fabric to make myself a blouse and I'm now on the hunt for a pattern (preferably something with a cowl neck).  Any suggestions??



2 comments on "A Twist of Tangerine Tango"
  1. Okay, what a beautiful BLOG!! Thanks for sharing. I still need to know more about these skirt parties AND do you sew for the plus sized woman?????

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  2. Hi Jennifer! I just sent you an email through Etsy to answer your questions. Thanks for promoting the blog and for following up about the skirt party!

    Lisa

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