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How To Incorporate Pantone’s Color Of The Year Into Your Outfit in 2021

January 6, 2021

How to Incorporate Pantone’s Color of the Year into your outfit in 2021.

I ran a pool on my Instagram Stories over the holidays, and my followers told me that they loved the combo of colors Gray (for resilience), and yellow (for vivacity), Pantone selected as the color of the year for 2021. 

Many people are afraid to wear colors during the winter:

  1. because they are just so used to wearing the same old black, or 
  2. because most of the time they don’t know how to match colors. 

No problem, I can help you with that and you will see much more of this topic coming from me here an on my social pages this year. 

But to begin with the Pantone colors combo gray and yellow, a quick way to start incorporating them into your outfit, is by browsing through your own closet to see what choices you have in these colors and start with that. You can consider shopping for pieces in those shades to compliment what you already have in either color.

The trick with the outfit I picked by just browsing my closet was the layering and accessories that compliment each other without looking bulky.  I used monochromatic shades of gray as a base in order to give contrast to the look and then added the bright yellow to my hat to add vivacity and fun.

But how this post can relate to you and your every day life?

Pantone’s Color of the Year reflects color trends in fashion, beauty, design and home decor, and since the beginning, the initiative has also served as a mood ring of sorts, capturing the spirit of the time. 

It means you will see much more of these colors throughout 2021 in your visuals while shopping and in creative society as a whole. It also means that you can think out of the box and mix them with other complementary colors too, following your style and what makes sense with your lifestyle.

The stores have already started putting out the new trend colors. Shop below my picks to get ready:

Do you wear colors during winter? Let me know in comments below, and give these colors a try!

Beijos

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New Year’s Eve Tradition

December 30, 2020

New Year’s tradition to ring in the New Year.

We all need a little more luck in the 2021. One New Year tradition I enjoy, that just so happens to have healthy benefits I remember celebrating while growing up, is eating 7 pomegranate arils to ring on the New Year in order to bring fortune and prosperity. 

The Young me, didn’t understand the symbolism behind pomegranates bringing fortune and prosperity. Older me, now understands why:

Pomegranate is rich in Vitamin C, Potassium, Folate and Fiber. It has wide-ranging benefits and may help reduce your risk of various serious illnesses, including heart disease, cancer, arthritis and other inflammatory conditions, just to name a few.

I want Pomegranate every day in my life! 

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I want to bring more of my healthy(ish) living in here in 2021, as life is not always about outfits as you also need to look good within. 

What’s your favorite New Year’s Eve tradition that you celebrate where you are from ? Share below

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Pantone 2021 Color of the Year

December 29, 2020

Pantone 2021 Color of the Year

The neutral – Ultimate Gray & the vibrant light Illuminating yellow – is the color paring that brings the message of strength and hopefulness that are at the same time, both enduring and uplifting for 2021.

Have you combined yellow with gray colors when picking out an outfit? Or using this combination alone or together with other colors in your home decor, in graphic design or projects alike? If so, you are ahead of the game and ready for 2021 according to the Pantone book! 

Every year since 1999, Pantone forecasts and announces in the beginning of December the color that will best reflect the year ahead – “The Color of the Year”.

This year Pantone has chosen a combo of colors, because Illuminating is associated with optimism and vivacity; while Ultimate Gray encourages resilience. Colors symbolisms that will definitely be of good use in 2021.

A lot of people use the psychology and the symbolism of colors to ring on the New Year.  Like in Brazil it is tradition to wear white to ring on the New Year, while here in the US we see more sequins.

What do you think of the gray and yellow combo? Comment below👇🏼 

Dressing Up for Christmas

December 22, 2020

Dressing up for Christmas.

At our house we celebrate Christmas on both Christmas Eve in a dressed up style dinner, and on Christmas Day in comfy style with the kids. Even though it is a bit different this year because we are staying home, I still feel that not dressing up, (for myself and my family), is not an option on Christmas Eve. The instant lift it brings to my mood and in the ones around me is incredible and I invite you to try it. You know why, check this out:

  • Studies confirm that emotions play such a significant role in our clothing choices because often it is not the actual clothes that we wear that determine our feelings and attitudes but the associations we have with them, like a favorite outfit that makes us feel confident or another one that we are emotionally attached to. 
  • Putting on clothes that make you feel good about yourself help create different thoughts and behaviors. 
  • Clothes can change moods and thoughts for the better!

These help me put in perspective how I want to present myself in 2021. Tell me in comments in one word how do you want to present yourself to the world.

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Kids Gifts Guide – Pre School

December 10, 2020

Gifts Guide for the Pre School Kids – The kind of list that will make any kid happy.

We pretty much owned the majority of items in this list, and my girls play with them all the time!

Headband is from Violeta Giovanna. All other items are linked below.

Love, Luci.

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Christmas Tree Shopping

November 15, 2020

Can’t believe Christmas is five weeks away!! Have you started decorating for the holidays this year, yet?

We start decorating our Christmas tree the weekend after Thanksgiving. This year however, I wanted to start early for Christmas excitement as my girls are older and are starting to really understand and enjoy the holidays.

I’ve just realized that we don’t have a Christmas tree anymore. We donated our old Christmas tree last year, after ten years… We need to go Christmas Tree shopping!

This year, I’m debating what kind of tree we should get. A very realistic new artificial Christmas tree or try for the first time in my life, to have a freshly cut natural one.

I am really debating, because I am all about creating moments with my girls and I think this is a milestone I would love to experience with them, and live that American tradition of driving to a field, pick a tree, thigh it up to the roof of our car and bring it back home.

Which one do you think I should get? An artificial Christmas tree or the real deal, to experience?

I have done a little research around, and the fresh-cut Christmas trees are not available yet, so I did a curation of a couple of styles in case we decide to buy an artificial one. They are in the most realistic Christmas trees category, and with great reviews. Which one would you pick?

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Sweet Potato Butternut Nutritious Soup Recipe for Fall

October 29, 2020

Colorful and delicious fall soup recipe to have during the cooler months. You don’t need to be a cook when you have an easy and nutritious recipe and the right kitchen essentials to help you to make amazing dishes.

In this post, I’m sharing a recipe my family loves and some of my favorite kitchen essentials, that can help you to make your lifestyle better in your busy life, and spend more time with what really matters.

Surprise yourself or your family with this homy, easy to make and filling dish. Here are the ingredients and what you need.

  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 pound butternut squash, peeled and diced
  • 1 pound of sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium-size of Yukon gold or russet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 6 cups of water, chicken stock, or vegetable stock – I use water to avoid the sodium
  • Salt to taste

Start by heatting the oil in the crockpot for 2 minutes in the sauté option. Add the onion and garlic, stirring it for about 2-3 minutes or until it’s golden. Add the ginger and stir it together until fragrant, for about 1 minute. Add the sweet potato, butternut squash, regular potato and stir mixing all together. Add the garlic powder and stir all together again for about 3 minutes for the ingredients to blend together. Add the water or stock. Change the Crockpot option to soup and let it cook. The pan will peep when the soup is ready. Wait for about 10 minutes to open the pan. After everything is cooked use hand blender to mash all the ingredients together in the pan. Serve and enjoy.

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Receita de Sopa de Batata Doce com Abóbora Amarela para o Outono.

1 colher de sopa de avocado oil (faço com avocado oil e geralmente acrescento o suficiente para fritar o alho e a cebola)

 1 cebola pequena picada

2 dentes de alho espremidos 

1 colher de chá de alho em pó

 1 colher de sopa de gengibre fresco ralado ou em pó

1 colher de chá de cúrcuma

 1 lb de abóbora amarela descascada e cortada em cubos

 1 lb de batata doce, descascada e cortada em cubos

 1 batata Yukon dourada ou russet de tamanho médio, descascada e cortada em cubos

Mais ou menos 6 xícaras de água, caldo de galinha ou caldo de vegetais ( vai do seu gosto – faço com água para evitar o sodium e é minha preferência)

 Sal a gosto

Depois de cozida, finalize moendo a sopa com o moedor de mão na panela mesmo, e sirva.

Bom apetite!

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Bring Versatility to your Fall Wardrobe

October 29, 2020

The fall versatile piece you want to have in your wardrobe right now!

Plaid blazers are darlings during fall months. They are versatile and bring freshness to any wardrobe, specially because they can easily be transformed from workwear to play. Option 1 below is play. Option 2 is for work.

OPTION 1
OPTION 2

Which one is your favorite? Work or play? Comment below.

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Plaid Blazer Chic

October 22, 2020

A plaid blazer is chic, and a smart pattern to have in your the wardrobe. A piece that will go a long way year after year during the fall and winter months, as the main piece of the look or layering under a coat.

Loving this look for fall weather! Gain some extra styling points by adding some accessories to to look. Here I fastened the waist of my plaid blazer with a belt to give it more shape and the outfit a different look.

Do you like or have you use this styling trick? Let me know in comments bellow.

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O blazer xadrez é uma peça chic e super versátil para você ter no seu guarda-roupa. Uma peça que você pode usar muito, tanto agora no outono, como no inverno, fazendo dela a peça chave do seu look (como eu fiz no meu), ou usando por baixo de uma casaco mais grosso.

Ganhe alguns pontinhos no quesito estilo, adicionando acessórios no look.
No meu look, eu adicionei um cinto para marcar minha cintura, e dar formato ao meu torço. Já deu um ar diferente ao look, você não achou?
Você gosta ou já usou esse truque de estilo? Me conta nos comentários.

By Luci Fioritto

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Amazon Prime Day Deals

October 14, 2020

Home Favorites Edition

You asked, you shall received. From now on I will be using my experience as a buyer and help you to shop. To start I have curated a couple of home favorites that is on sale on Amazon Prime Day right now.
Prime Day is an exclusive sale for prime members on Amazon. It is seriously like Christmas in October! So many great deals!! Don’t waste more time! Run and shop on the links below. Sale ends tonight!

  1. Pressure Cooker Perfect for any time of the year to make rice, stews and soup. This one is a 7in1, and it is also an air fryer. Instant Pot Duo Nova Pressure Cooker 7 in 1, 10 Qt – Size is important when cooking for the family!

2. Air Fryer – This is one appliance you need in your kitchen right now! I can’t see our house without one. Cook healthier and juicy. This is a must have on any kitchen even if you don’t know how to cook! GoWISE USA GW22956 7-Quart Electric Air Fryer with Dehydrator & 3 Stackable Racks, Led Digital Touchscreen with 8 Functions + Recipes, 7.0-Qt, Black/Silver

3. Robot Vacuum – who doesn’t need a hand to clean up the house? I do! I got you covered with 2 brands: Shark and Roomba. It goes by preference.

Shark IQ Robot Self-Empty XL RV1001AE, Robotic Vacuum, IQ Navigation, Home Mapping, Self-Cleaning Brushroll, Wi-Fi Connected

Robot Roomba i6+ (6550) Robot Vacuum

5. Kids Tablet – good opportunity to start your Christmas shopping! It comes in 3 colors: pink, blue and purple. All-new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet, 8″ HD display, 32 GB, Pink Kid-Proof Case

6. Portable Bluetooth Speaker – another perfect gift and waterproof for the music lover. Great for entertaining too! The Bose SoundLink Revolve, the Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 360 Wireless Surround Sound, Triple Black

7. Ring Light Hello fellow bloggers and makeup enthusiasts. This is the perfect ring for you! I personally have one and I love it. Neewer Ring Light Kit:18″/48cm Outer 55W 5500K Dimmable LED Ring Light, Light Stand

8. Coffee & Expresso Maker – One of the best around, and makes a great gift. Nespresso Vertuo Coffee and Expresso Machine by De’Longhi

9. Ring Video Doorbell Pro, with HD Video, Motion Activated Alerts, Easy Installation (existing doorbell wiring required) 

10. Apple AirPods with Charging Case (Wired)

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