Pantone has announced the color of the year – a luscious shade of purple called Radiant Orchid. Be prepared to see its influence everywhere in 2014, from Hydrochic to home décor! Pantone color 18-3224, "Radiant Orchid," is 2014's Color of the Year. Every year, Pantone decides to feature a certain color. This year’s choice, Radiant Orchid, is a shade of purple that is deep and vibrant with hints of pink; reflecting energy and creativity. Although many women shy away from wearing purples and … [Read more...] about Radiant Orchid: Pretty in Pink and Purple!
I love packing. It means that I am about to fly or drive or in this case sail away for some hard earned time off. My OCD kicks in and I am in organizing heaven, armed with a packing list and smart space-saving techniques, like rolling up socks and stuffing them in my shoes. I also hate packing. Debating for hours about whether I need my navy hoodie or my black cardigan? Five tee-shirts or seven? My running shoes or cross trainers? Have I over-packed or under-packed? Packing for a … [Read more...] about Things to Pack for a Cruise that Will Save You Money
Working for HydroChic these past years, has often made me ask myself the question “Am I a modest woman?” If your eyes immediately look to my knees and the length of my hemline, then no, sadly I am not a modest woman. But, you would be mistaken. I made the same mistake at first. I arched my eyebrows at the words like “Modest Fashion” and “Modest Clothes” and thought “Not for me, but to each his/her own.” Then I went about my business, happily marketing modest clothes to all those OTHER women … [Read more...] about Modest Clothes: More Than Meets the Eye
Happy New Year from Oz! It’s summertime now in Australia and Sara asked me give you a peek at the latest beach wear trends from down unda'. Her request was perfectly timed since I was just about to leave on a three-day family holiday to the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast is home to Dream World, Sea World, Movie World and Wet & Wild and even though we have kids ranging from 6-16 we decided to forgo the theme parks for this trip and just head straight to the beach. We are a family of beach bums … [Read more...] about Gold Coast Style Report