The Look: Rose Quartz & Serenity

If you have your finger firmly placed on the pulse of all things fashion, you will have heard that Pantone has announced two new colours as the hues of 2016.

Rose quartz and serenity

I don't mean to blow my own trumpet here **doo doo doo**, but I totally accidentally predicted the return of light blue. As a matter of fact, when 'New Chic'* contacted me and asked me to style some pieces from their collection, I was drawn to two pieces in this, cool duck egg tone (ok, it's not quite as lilac-y as Serenity, but close enough). Soothesayer or crazy coincidence? I've embellished it with accents of rose quartz and I'll let you be the judge...


 
 




 
Clutch: New Chic* (Get it here) - ONLY $6.25!
Heels: Local Boutique
Earrings & Necklace: Lovisa

When I first saw Pantone's 2016 choices, I was in awe. Together, these two colours transport us to a land of mythical unicorns and tranquil, cloud-dotted skies. The childlike, pastel tones undoubtedly have a calming and whimsical effect psychologically and it is for this reason that Pantone crowned them the colours of 2016.

Pantone's executive director, Leitrice Eisennman chose these two colors for two main reasons. The first was to signify a need for a calm place in a fast-paced, post-modern world. And what is more relaxing than these two, demure pastel tones? Let's embrace our inner unicorn and chill out!

Secondly, the two tones signify the shift in gender roles and the rise of the gender-less.
 
(Photo Source: pantone.com)

In an attempt to re-create Pantone's fairy-like oxymoron, I styled my serenity-hued off-the-shoulder top with this suitably Princess-y (and a mere $12), crochet, pencil skirt. I added another serene injection with this cute, little clutch bag. Is it just me, or are tiny bags just the cutest?

To add some warm hues to my cool-blue get up, I added a literal rose quartz necklace and some matching statement earrings. A rose quartz mani contrasted perfectly with my serenity clutch. 

Me in these heels is like some sort of drunken clown, but I thought that the light rose colour added that final, polished touch. 

And you know what? This colour combo actually made me feel super relaxed. Ahhh...Pantone: you've done it again!

Are you coveting rose quartz and serenity?

Rachel
xoxo

83 comments:

  1. The colors for 2016 are very whimsical, and I love how you translated that for this look!

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  2. Beautiful outfit!.
    xoxo,

    Johanna ♥
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  3. Wow! Those two shades are so beautiful <3 I love your outfit, you look divine!!!

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  4. This skirt looks super cute on you.
    Nina
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  5. This look is so cute, I love your skirt
    xo
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  6. What a stunning outfit. And you look gorgeous.
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  7. That top is really gorgeous!

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  8. This outfit and colour pairing is indeed serene. Love your make up and accessories hun. :*
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  9. What a wonderful outfit! Love the colours in it!
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  10. Looking gorgeous. I love the little blue purse.
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  12. Hi! I've found your blog and it's so beautiful. We can follow each other if you want! I'll be happy if you visit my blog too. Kisses from Italy. :)
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  13. These lovely colors make me excited for the new year!
    I feel especially drawn to Serenity. The color and concept seem to go well with each other and I'd be happy to have some serenity in my life :P

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  14. I love the crochet pencil skirt! The off-the-shoulder look is great on you. My favorite is the pink nails and your perfectly styled accessories. Great post, gorgeous!
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  15. Rachel, you are so beautiful! I love your off the shoulder top! I've worn them all summer long but it's winter in Chicago now unfortunately. You look stunning, and I hope you're enjoying the beautiful you are having! :)
    Happy Weekend!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  16. I love the color of that top...it is such an elegant look!

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  17. I love your skirt, what a lovely and gorgeous outfit. Have a great weekend. Great inspiration. xoxo/Madison
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  18. Love you look! Especially your skirt - I've got a similar one.

    Love
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  19. Racccch, I must say you look oh so Serene ;p and I never used that just because it's my name! haha :D You look absolutely beautiful & what a bargain is that skirt! I adore the skirt & top combo, you look FAB!

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  20. Racccch, I must say you look oh so Serene ;p and I never used that just because it's my name! haha :D You look absolutely beautiful & what a bargain is that skirt! I adore the skirt & top combo, you look FAB!

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  21. The skirt is absolutely stunning! Love the white lace with nude heels!
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  22. The skirt is absolutely stunning! Love the white lace with nude heels!
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  23. I really love you :) I see you for a long time, I'm impressed!


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  24. I wasn't immediately sold on these two colors since they're a bit lighter than what I normally wear and I'm not really a pink girl. Still, I think you've sold me on it by characterizing them as unicorn colors. Who doesn't love a unicorn?! Also - I'm in love with that top!

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  25. You are so chic, i love your lance skirt!!!!
    Great pics too!
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  26. OOOOOOH I adore the shades completely I can now start shopping haha! I adore the blue on you and your make up look, really striking xxx

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  27. You look beautiful dear!

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  28. I absolutely LOVE this look! The bright blue is SOOOO pretty!

    XO
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  29. You look gorgeous! Right on trend of course! Love the fabric of the skirt and the flow of the top. Amazing!

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  30. very original and unique outfit:-) you look fabolous :-D

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  31. Gorgeous outfit! x

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  32. haha great guess, light blue is definitely a beautiful colour! love the off-shoulder cut! :)

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  33. very chic and fab look sweetie
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  34. I can just say wow! What a gorgeous combination! These light colors suit you so much! <3
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  35. I think Colour of the Year and making it two is odd, but the combination is gorgeous.
    I love your shirt, it looks so billowy and comfortable!

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  36. Such a beautiful colour combination! You look lovely x

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  37. lovely photos !! you look great :)
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  38. looking just marvelous and serene in light blue, my dear, and of course so on-trend...
    sometimes they just discover things we always knew...
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  39. looking just marvelous and serene in light blue, my dear, and of course so on-trend...
    sometimes they just discover things we always knew...
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  40. This top is everything! You look amazing:)

    xx Julianna
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  41. This is very interesting that this colour combination made you feel so relaxed! And further you look perfect and very beautiful in these colours <3
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  42. What a lovely look! You look fantastic (:
    Nati xx
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  43. That skirt is just gorgeous! I really like both of these colors. I don't know how well I would look in light blue (in general I look better in darker tops), but I'd like to try a look like this some time!

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  44. such amazing look! lovely offshoulder top <3

    xx,
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  45. You look really pretty and chic in this summer outfit <3

    Have a great day!

    xoxo,
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  46. You look so pretty with these colors of the year 2016.
    Lovin the off shoulder and lace skirt

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  47. Nice choice Rachel, your off shoulder top is a dream!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
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  48. You look beautiful in all pics!! xx

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  49. Timeless beauty! Love your skirt!

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  50. Fantastic style!
    Have a nice week!
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  51. This outfit takes me back to summer! :)

    You look gorgeous in that top and skirt! Perfect heels too! :)

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  52. Ahh gosh you are all the gorgeous Rachel! The babe to end all beautiful babes. Looking all the shades of stunning and striking in cool blue, and rose quartz is the perfect accompaniment; what a stunning colour combo, absolutely in love. Loving the uptempo mix and match of cool and warm hues, all the innovative and all the irresistible! Off the shoulder is such a stylish, perfect look on you and this top is the perfect element of boho. Your crochet skirt is beaut as are your stunning heels. And loving your pretty pink pastel nails. This whole look is just the definition of paradise and you know for sure that you're my favourite paradisal babe! <3

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  53. The pictures are amazing! I love the post:)

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  54. I like the look and so cool that you took the current Pantone colours as an inspiration. Well done!

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  55. Great outfit...love this color :-)
    Kisses
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  57. This is definitely my fav of yours!! I know I said that on instagram, but i'm saying it again because I absolutely love it. Blue is definitely ur colour. The off the shoulder top is so pretty and glamorous. Hope u had a lovely weekend Rachel:-)

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  58. this color combo is def a great one. the styling you did with your nails and that top really is cute. great job.

    geri

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  59. Such a classing and chic look and I love the off the shoulder look! Great blog post girlie.

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  60. You look gorgeous in your outfit! I love it!

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  61. AMazing outfit!
    Baci,
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  62. This shop is incredible, You look amazing!! My dress in my post is from Newchic too and you cant really believe the prices!!
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  63. girl, your eyes are shining like a diamond in these photos! The top's colour went so well with your eyes, so beautiful Rachel!

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  64. I like both colors a lot! I am especially falling for light blue! cute outfit! xoxo

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  65. There's no way you could possibly ever look like a 'drunken clown' Rachel, you're far too elegant for that! I love these hues and light blue is undoubtedly your colour :)

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  66. I absolutely adore this! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  67. Rachel,
    So pretty! that blue is totally your perfect color! I hope you wear many more things with that hue because it looks amazing!

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    Love, Mary

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  68. You look so freaking beautiful it's unbelievable! I'm seriously obsessed with the new pantone colors of the year, and you've basically mastered the serenity look <3

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  69. I am so loving this look. And that nail color, I am so in love with it. It's sort of a neutral and is so gorg. Beautiful look.

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  70. Love how you paired the colors!! Gorgeous!
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  71. You are a stunner! I love this lace skirt on you! You are simply gorgeous and have amazing style!

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  72. wow you look great

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  73. i love your look dear,have a nice day.
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  74. I love the new pantone colours of the year and I couldn't imagine any better styling with these wonderful hues than this look sweetie! You look so beautiful with that look and hairstyle too! Perfect styling!!:)
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  75. Sounds like a wonderful event!

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  76. You look amazing in that gold top

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