Spring Pantone-Inspired Color Challenge: Freesia

Welcome to the 3rd Pantone-Inspired Color Challenge hosted by me and Heidi from Literate & Stylish! Join us by wearing the selected color each day this week. Submit your link below or tag me @themodernausten on Instagram with the hashtag #pantonechallenge. You can read more about the challenge here! Spring-Pantone-Inspired-Color-Challenge-Freesia1

Tank: Land's End Cardigan: T. J. Maxx Skirt: Gap Factory Heels: Clarks

Okay, did anyone else picture that purple bottle of lotion from Bath and Body Works when they heard the color "Freesia?" Please tell me I'm not alone in thinking this. I guess I always associated that lavender scent with the name so when I discovered it was actually a shade of bright yellow, according to the Pantone gods, I was really surprised. But pleasantly so! Because yellow is the color of happiness and I love me a slice of that sunshine. Apparently, however, with some research, I discovered that freesia are African flowers of bright colors, sometimes taking the form of a vibrant yellow hue (other shades include lavender--lightbulb--, red, orange, and white). Makes sense.

We've featured yellow in the past under the pseudonym "Lemon Zest" last spring, so I find it funny that they chose a very similar shade. It appears to be a bit more saturated this time.  How dramatic of you, Pantone.

Anyway, I love yellow and navy together so pairing these items together was kind of a no-brainer for me. I've only worn this skirt once so far since the my Valentine's Day haul, so I'm excited to finally wear it with bare legs! And the tank and cardigan are two staples in my closet, so it's always nice to wear them with something new.


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I hope you have enjoyed the Pantone-Inspired Color Challenge as much as Heidi and I did! It was a blast exploring some new blogs and getting some inspiration from all of your looks. Be sure to check back next week when I post my favorite looks from the week! You might be featured :) I'm also looking forward to starting Sunday Best in the near future--thanks for all of your positive feedback!

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