It’s the color of amethyst gems, February babies, and Prince.
With so many positive associations, it’s no wonder purple – or Ultraviolet, to be more specific – is taking center stage in fashion and design this year. It can be a bit intimidating to wear, though. Bright purple exudes confidence and boldness; it can easily become overstated.
So, that’s why I compiled this guide of three stylish ways to add a splash of Ultraviolet to your look in 2018!
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Idea #1: Ultraviolet Clothing
Work attire & outerwear
Add a bold splash of color to a more neutral outfit with some violet outerwear. I love the sleeveless jacket/vest shown over an earthy ensemble on the left.
For a more coordinated look, build your outfit around the color purple. Softer, lighter tones pair well together in the outfit pictured on the right. Then you can wrap it up in a brighter coat to bring it all together!
Ultraviolet in casual wear
For an everyday look, try using ultraviolet as an accent color to muted grey-purples and textured jeans. Accessories and footwear are an easy way to add this color without investing in an entire new outfit.
Idea #2: Ultraviolet as a Hair Color
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Whether it’s all over color or a few highlights to accent your natural look, purple hair is having a moment. Talk to your stylist about different options & commitment levels, from permanent all the way down to one-day hair chalk. One of my current favorites is a shampoo that deposits color while you wash in the shower.
Idea #3: Purple Accessories & Accenting Jewelry Colors
It should come as no surprise that my favorite way to incorporate this trendy color into your look is through jewelry and accessories. From your wedding day to everyday look, you can can add a pair of our sparkly purple druzy earrings to complete the ensemble. Or, if you’re already rocking an ultraviolet outfit, consider neutral-colored jewelry to help make the focal piece “pop.”
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So, which styling idea is your favorite? Tell me about it in the comments! I can’t wait to hear how you’ll rock Ultraviolet in your own way!
Summer vibes + cool jewels take center stage
It may be the middle of winter, but today we’re all about the warm look of this styled boho bachelorette party! It was recently featured on The Mid-Atlantic Bride so we’re celebrating with a gallery of our favorite images from the photo session.
What could be better than a glamping getaway with your best girls for a little R&R? Especially during the madness of wedding planning!
This bridal party celebrated their friend’s upcoming wedding with a cozy getaway by the beach. Completed with a champagne toast, photobooth bus (who knew that was a thing!?), and the perfect boho lounge tent, this scene makes me wish I could redo my own wedding just for a new bachelorette party!
The bride dressed in white for her bachelorette party and accented her floral crown and layered necklaces with a pair of purple druzy drop earrings from the J’Adorn Designs collection.
They added the perfect bit of sparkle peeking out from under her loose fishtail braid crown!
The bridesmaids wore J’Adorn earrings too, possibly a gift from their BFF bride!
Each pair is different, as a reflection of their own individual styles.
They made the perfect accent to the greenery in her flower crown & the floral print on her summery dress.
The friends commemorated their trip with a photo session in the Blue Photo Bus. This bachelorette party was totally epic!
Melanie paired her custom druzy & blue gemstone earrings with a neutral romper and some favorite pieces of jewelry from her own collection.
These best friends are walking into the future hand-in-hand, to celebrate life’s biggest moments and all the little ones in between. Together.
Planning: Social Graces Events
Florals: Keleidoscope Custom Florals
Hair & Makeup: Behind the Veil, LLC
Rentals: A Little Rusty Shop
Photobooth: Blue Photo Bus
Jewelry: J’Adorn Designs
Clothing: The Boutique at Body Wellness
Photography: Madison Short
Model babes: Alexa Gianna, Shannon Williams, Megan James, Melanie Vielhaber
Welcome to the new face of J’Adorn Designs!
I’ve been working behind the scenes with Illiah Manger of C&V for months and I couldn’t be more thrilled to show off J’Adorn’s new look!
I’ll be sharing more about the process later, but for now enjoy poking around the site. You’ll want to visit the new links on the home page and be sure to check out the brand new mini-collection that launched today in the shop!
I’m officially naming a facet of J’Adorn that has been a priority from the beginning.
Meet J’Adorn Gives – an initiative straight from my heart!
When I founded J’Adorn Designs to sell my handcrafted jewelry back in 2012, I knew that I’d have to reinvest every penny I made back into the business to keep growing. But I also knew that I wanted my company to be a force for good in the world.
I wanted to make philanthropy part of my business model as soon as it was financially feasible.
I had my first chance to give back through J’Adorn Designs in 2014.
My hair stylist invited me to donate jewelry to her salon’s annual fundraiser for suicide awareness and prevention. This was especially close to my heart, as I had recently lost a childhood friend to suicide. So, I knew I needed to jump at this chance to make a difference.
I made this custom jewelry set especially for the fundraiser. Then I designed the display and brought it to the salon for the silent auction.
It made me so happy to finally be able to give with J’Adorn Designs!
Since that first silent auction, J’Adorn Designs has donated jewelry or gift certificates to lots of other local, national, and international causes.
Some of the causes J’Adorn Designs has given to include:
Philanthropy has always been a foundational value of my custom jewelry business. J’Adorn Gives is simply naming this priority.
I hope you will join me in future endeavors to make the world a more beautiful place through J’Adorn Gives!