Colour Your World | #6 Pantone Toasted Almond

So I’ve decided to mix things up a little.

Having concentrated on home-ware for the last 5 weeks, I suddenly had a burning desire to look at some fashion!

I LOVE how this colour has evolved over the years.

This spring it’s ‘Toasted Almond’, although over the years it’s appeared in many different guises. Nude, sable, taupe and back in the 80s it was plain old beige.

Whatever you want to call it, it’s a tricky shade to pull off when worn alone. But used with — or as — an accent colour, it can look amazing!

I’ve picked a few bits and pieces — any of these could work together — it’s a great neutral and looks über chic with black, charcoal or navy or even paired with lavender, zesty orange or even the strawberry pink shade that I’ll be looking at next week. Personally, I’m not a fan of a totally nude ensemble but a hint — here and there — is a lovely addition to an outfit.

Colour Your World in Pantone Toasted Almond

1. Croc Mini City Bag — Zara
2. Marlin Skinny Belt — ASOS
3. Fringed Leather Scarf — Zara
4. Tom Ford Lip Colour, Sable Smoke —  House of Fraser
5. Selina Glasses, Nude — Boden
6.  22K Rose Gold Vermeil Bijou Small Heart Pendant — Dinny Hall
7. Hino Lace Up Shoe — Whistles
8. Marte Dress, Navy/Nude — Reiss

It’s so nice seeing this shade appearing in various textures and finishes; last year it was all about glossy patent, so it’s lovely to see croc patterns, matt finishes and buttery soft suede making an appearance and it really gives it a different dimension.

Finally, I’m obsessing about the Whistles shoes — just gorgeous — and hey! Whilst I’ll never have legs like Giselle, these bad boys look amazing and a nude shoe is a brilliant way to give the illusion of longer legs.

And that can only be a good thing.

Next time:


Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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  1. 12th Feb 2015 / 10:24 pm

    Ooo, this is one of my favourite colours for accessories. I have a coat, bag, shoes and scarf in it and find that they go with absolutely everything. They always look way more expensive than what they are too.

    • 13th Feb 2015 / 1:44 pm

      You’re so right Rachel — it really does look expensive doesn’t it?! I think that must stem back to the days that upper-class ladies and gents wore camel coats maybe?

  2. 13th Feb 2015 / 3:28 pm

    I absolutely adore this colour, it always makes your legs look longer when worn as a shoe- always a plus! #PoCoLo

    • 13th Feb 2015 / 3:45 pm

      Me too, lovely! I LOVE this colour but especially on my feet!! Lord know, my legs need all the help they can get!! LOL!! ;) X

  3. 13th Feb 2015 / 3:50 pm

    Normally I don’t care so much for this colour which some might refer to as oatmeal, but I really like all of your choices here.


    • 13th Feb 2015 / 4:18 pm

      Aaah I’ve never hear of it referred to as oatmeal before but that’s a great description too!! And thank you SO much Suzanne! I’m really glad you like all the pieces! :) Thanks for your comment! X

    • 13th Feb 2015 / 8:44 pm

      Thanks so much Dawn Lucy! Great to find another fashion linky! Thanks for hosting! Cx

  4. 16th Feb 2015 / 5:28 am

    I adore all of these finds. That is my idea of a perfect dress and those shoes are AMAZING. I need all these things in my life. I love wearing navy and this is the perfect colour to wear with that. but I might pep it up with some coral or mint green. hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • 16th Feb 2015 / 12:54 pm

      Aren’t the shoes amazing?! I need some extra cash so I can make some purchases!! I tend to spend all my spare money on the boys these days. I haven’t bought anything for me — fashion-wise — for absolutely ages!! That needs to change! X

  5. 19th Feb 2015 / 7:58 am

    You have most definitely chosen one of my favourite shades. I do love numbers 8,5 and 6. Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo and hope to see you tomorrow :) x

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