Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Color crush: Lavender

From all the pretty pastels you can imagine, lavender is definitely the one that epitomizes the French chic to me. It always makes me dream about vast lavender fields in Provence, the pretty flowers swaying in the soft breeze, spilling their intoxicating scent... I have a pot with lavender on the windowsill in my office, and it makes me incredibly happy to stop working every now and then and deeply inhale the calming and relaxing perfume.

There is no need to explain why I'm absolutely in love with all the lavender pieces cropping up on the runways and in the collections of some of my favorite brands. Lavender is a surprisingly versatile hue that transitions perfectly from day to night. It can look pretty and feminine when paired with soft neutrals (I would definitely wear these pants with a crisp white top and a sharp tailored peachy blazer), or dramatic and fierce when worn with black and sparkle (like a black sequined dress with a classy lavender jacket and a pair of sky-high heels). Whatever the styling (of course, lavender sweats doesn't fall into to stylish category), it will always look incredibly chic. 

Below you'll find some of my lavender obsessions du jour (I'm especially partial to the beautiful lace skirt).

Something extra:

When it comes to lavender, it looks equally fabulous in your closet as it does in your bathroom. If you have green and hazel eyes like I do, you probably know that nothing makes your eyes pop like a swipe of soft lavender eyeshadow, or even better, a lavender smoky eye. And there's nothing I love more after a long day of working, than to enjoy a calming bath with lavender salt and shower gel. And when I think lavender, I think L'Occitane.  Believe me when I say that no one does organic lavender cosmetics better than the French!


  1. Lavender is one of my favorites scents and it's such a romantic and girly color too :)
    I like numbers 4,5 and 7 from the clothes pile and 2,5 and 11 from the other pile :)


  2. such a sweet color!

    such a gorgeous look, love the combo!

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

  3. I was choosing between lavender and mint dresses in a F&F store when I was in Prague but my boyfriend said mint is better for me, so I took mint. I still think lavender is gorgeous as well and I'm pretty much in love with the dress you've chosen. oh, and I actually have a really similar lavender shirt!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  4. I'm not even really a pastels person, but i do love lavender! No matter what item of clothing it is, it works in this shade. Good roundup!


  5. woahh what a pretty color!:) i love those pants in lavender <33

  6. This post made me realise how much i love lilac/lavender colours! So pretty! x

  7. Que color tan precioso!!! me encanta este color1 me parece muy femenino ^^

    Besiitos desde amayaT.!

  8. The time of my life dress looks similar to the forever new dress that came out in 2010 :) Its pretty though!!! I love your blog... so interesting! Would love to read you more.. Care to come visit me and probably join my friends list??? Would love to see you around. Following you... Care to follow me too????

    Luv, Nyt

  9. Such the perfect color for summer!

  10. This is one pastel that I love too but haven't found anything that I like...til now! I love that lace pencil, the flats and the pretty earrings! Great finds!

  11. I love lavender it's such a pretty color! I've noticed that I levitate towards lavenders for my garden. I think the main reason is the attraction of the hummingbirds to the color. LOVE IT! xoxo A-

  12. You are so right about lavender and French chic! It's such a lovely color that is sweet without being overtly feminine. I just love that lace pencil skirt! Great picks as usual Ivana!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  13. Lavender is such a lovely feminine colour - I love items 5 (the bag) and 7 (the bracelet)! They're so pretty!

    Great finds as always Ivana! :-)



  14. This color is so stunning. I'm in love with everything you chose!!! I want it all!
    Beautiful as usual, Ivana!

  15. Sooo beautiful color, I should definitely buy sth in this color! I really enjoyed these sweet photos, thanks!

    J. - http://juliechoice.blogspot.com/

  16. So pretty! Take the plunge and buy that skirt so I can live vicariously through you ;) I love anything lavendar scented for the bath- lotions, bubbles, shampoo... it's so relaxing!

  17. Oh be still my heart, there are few colors I love more than lavender! That dress and those pants especially are fantastic! xx

  18. I like lavender - such a ladylike color!

  19. love your blog!! I'd love if you'd check mine out


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