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Mood Board Monday:: The Palette of Life

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I love the tonal neutrals that were staring back at me from my desk . . .

 

palette_of_life_thelookbookhilosophy.com Happy Monday! It is the start of another week. I spent a great deal of time cleaning off my desk + work area yesterday. Feels like months since I actually sat at it. Sometimes I like to move my workspaces… especially when my desk is piled with bag samples, clothes and papers… but I digress. This Mood Board Monday I decided to do something a little different. Instead of creating an actual mood board, I decided to select colors from real life, and what was right in front of my eyes. I was sipping coffee as I worked and realized I loved the color combination that this little corner of my life was creating. It’s neutral, and soft while at the same time contrasting in a subtle way. Perhaps it is a palette you can incorporate into your life or wardrobe in some way?

Cheers to a great week ahead! Be productive and don’t forget to have fun!!
xx
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Mood Board Monday | Summer Fresh . . .

Mood Board Monday | Summer Fresh . . . | The LookBook Philosophy

Mornin’ Friends + Happy First of June! Summer is officially right around the corner and I am ready for it! Ready for more relaxed schedules, time spent with family and quick summer get aways. Those are some of the inspirations for today’s Mood Board Monday. I’ve created a fresh, cool palette for you to ease on in to summer with. I know the days ahead are going to be hot ones, so this palette is designed to keep you cool. Infused with soft peach, cool blues and citrus greens, balanced out by neutral taupe and army green, this palette should be easy to incorporate into your wardrobe as we finish off our spring/summer transition. Think of putting the lighter, fresher colors of the palette close to your skin, by selecting these colors for tops, dresses and skirts, you can balance out the look by using the darker tones on strappy sandals, heels and slides. Exotic skinned accessories in any of these tones will give your outfit a little something extra by adding a luxe feel via texture.

What do you think? Would you wear this palette?
xx

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image credit:: porsche | water | drinks 

Mood Board Monday | a sketch + a palette . . .

sometimes I draw myself as I see myself and it looks nothing like what I look like in the present . . .

sometimes I draw myself as I see myself and it looks nothing like what I look like in the present . . .

Mood Board Monday Palette | THE LOOKBOOK PHILOSOPHY

a bright palette of colors for Spring w/ a little neutral thrown in for balance. . .

Hey guys, I sat down to create a mood board for you and ended up sketching what I wish I was wearing today . . .  Even though I don’t design clothes anymore, the desire to create came on strong and I just had to go with it, so this is what Mood Board Monday looks like today!
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With summer rapidly approaching, I’m noticing that my tastes are leaning toward more prints and patterns as of late. I wear so much black and gray that I guess I am feeling a little rebellious and wanting to break out of my self imposed colorless prison. So today I created a palette that has a lot of white so that the pattern is not overwhelming, even though it is actually infused with color. The beige helps to keep it grounded and lets the brighter colors have a soft tone to pop against.

What do you think? Is this a palette you would wear? 

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please note:: all artwork on this site is made by me unless otherwise noted. No artwork from this site may be used without my express written permission. 

Mood Board Monday | Summer Breezes . . .

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Happy Monday everyone! I hope your weekend was grand.

In my own feeble attempt to hold on to the cooler weather a tad longer, I have created today’s Mood Board Monday palette based on some of nature’s softer, cooler tones. Although it is a cooler palette, the deep green gives it a bit of an earthy vibe, which tricks the eye into believing it is adding a little warmth. This collection of images makes me think of soft summer breezes, and time spent with friends by the lake. As we swiftly move into Spring, this palette is a great transitional colorway to incorporate into your wardrobe. Soon, we will be jumping from “transitioning” from winter to spring, directly into the heat of the summer, so enjoy it whilst you can!

xx

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image credit clockwise from top:: ocean | girls | tulips  

Mood Board Monday | Think Pink!

Mood Board Monday | THE LOOKBOOK PHILOSOPHY Mood Board Monday | THE LOOKBOOK PHILOSOPHY Perhaps it is the onset of warmer spring weather, but I have been garnering a lot of inspiration from the color pink lately. Though I tend to gravitate more toward darker hues and immense amounts of black, I love to pop in a little pink now and then to create a soft contrast against the harshness of black. I’m partial to deep fuchsia as well as soft baby pink. In fact, I use this soft pink color a lot in the interior of my bags, especially my black bags, but it also looks great with creamy white . .

Renaissance Python Clutch Interior | ayanna listenbee

What are some of your favorite shades of pink? 

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image credit:: dandelion | macaroons | yarn | heels + lace

Mood Board Monday | How to Style Your Presidio Tote + What is Your Personal Style Definition?

How to style your Presidio Fringe Tote | THE LOOKBOOK PHILOSOPHY

a modurban transitional palette . . .

a modurban transitional palette . . .

A few years back I read an article about defining your style. It asked readers to define their personal style in 3 words. Naturally I saw this as an opportunity to create a word . . . one of my fav pasttimes, Lol. So as I thought about defining my style these words came to mind::

modern

urban

glamorous

edgy

chic

I came up with 5 words, and we were only supposed to use 3, so I condensed them into my personal style definition which started out as a sentence::

My style is modurban glam with an edge.

modurban meaning modern + urban. I rocked with that for a few years and then, because I began working from home, I noticed I had lost a little of the glam, so I switched it up again and created a back up interpretation of my style::

modurban chic

I’ve been rolling with that for the past few years and I love it. I think the word urban covers the feeling of “downtown edginess” that is always present in my style choices, so right now it works well for me. I used modurban chic as the theme for today’s mood board, in which I styled an outfit around the Presidio Fringe Tote. I love this bag for it’s versatility as well as it’s size. I’m also a big fan of printed midi skirts and this Marni cotton print skirt is perfect for Spring transition. You can shop all of the pieces in the mood board by clicking the links below.

What’s your personal style definition? Tell me in the comments below!

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:: shop the look :: 
jacket:: Dorothy Perkins | fedora:: Rag & Bone  |  sunnies:: Prada | sequin cross tank:: Choies | lipstick:: Manic Panic | skirt:: Marni | lace up bootie:: Malone Souliers | presidio fringe tote:: Ayanna Listenbee

Mood Board Monday | Dark Glamour . . .

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a bright palette . . .

a bright palette . . .

a muted palette . . .

a muted palette . . .

a dark palette . . .

a dark palette . . .

Top of the mornin’ to ya! . . . Well, actually my clock is reading 12 noon, but I’ve been sitting at this desk since 5 am, and it still feels like morning! I guess that is the beauty of loving the work that you do. (It is also the beauty of the kids staying over at Grandma’s during Spring Break, but I digress . . . ) Today’s mood board was created under the theme of something I like to call . . . “Dark Glamour.” I’ve created 3 different palette choices that you can pull from the colors of this mood board. It’s always so interesting to me how, when you take into consideration: shadows, undertones, tints and hues, there are really so many different colors that make up the images we see in our daily lives.

Which palette are you drawn to?

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image credit:: clockwise from top right:: snake | door | beading | crystal

Mood Board Monday | A Colorful Palette . . .

Nidhi Sunil photographed by Taras Taraporvala + styled by Ekta Rajani for Grazia India

Nidhi Sunil photographed by Taras Taraporvala + styled by Ekta Rajani for Grazia India

a rich jewel tone palette for spring transition . . .

a rich jewel tone palette for spring transition . . .

This Mood Board Monday I am sharing more of a mood palette, rather than a collection of images. Back in the day when I had my clothing line, I used a lot of color and pattern in my designs. Now, I tend to stick to neutral colors, like black, white, gray, and creme, with a pop of color here or there. But lately (and I blame this on the sweltering heat we have been experiencing lately) I have felt a desire to add more pattern and color to my wardrobe. Warmer weather always makes me want to get a little louder with my wardrobe. This image of Nidhi Sunil caught my eye because of it’s vibrancy. I created this palette from some of the darker tones in the image. It may be color overload for a “color neutralist” like myself, but I would definitely wear a version of this outfit. The Carven skirt is calling my name . . .

Would you wear this palette?

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Mood Board Monday | A Fresh + Classic Transition . . .

black, white, creme + mint . . . fresh + classic . . .

black, white, creme, navy + mint . . . fresh + classic . . .

a perfect palette to transition into Spring . . .

a perfect palette to transition into Spring . . .

This Mood Board Monday I am sharing an understated mood board and palette that was inspired by the first day of Spring, which (unbelievably) graced us with it’s presence 2 days ago. Right now I am loving the classic-fresh feel of white, creme, gray, and muted mint. Combined with the rich contrast of black and navy, I think it makes a great transitional color palette for Spring. If the weather where you are is not quite feeling like Springtime yet, think about adding heavier textures like a black embossed croc bag, or a nubby wool peacoat to balance out the white and creme. By adding the muted mint, you can bring in color and make it fresh in a way that doesn’t scream “Spring picnic” in the midst of a snow storm.

Is this a palette you would incorporate into your wardrobe?

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