Christmas gift guide: every shade of BLUE

29/11/2013

Nadja Bender wearing Elie Saab Couture in Numero France September 2013 (photography: Karl Lagerfeld, styling: Vanessa Metz)
I absolutely adore blue and wear it despite any trends or season changes, so no wonder it made it to my Christmas gift guide 2013 as one of the perfect colours.

According to Pantone, it is the classic, deep and meditative shade called Myconos Blue that we should concentrate our attention on this season mixing it with black, white or both for extra intensity and depth and later, as the spring 2014 comes, turn to cobalt-like Dazzling Blue that beautifully fades into a softer dreamy hue of morning sky (the official name for the latter is placid blue, in case you were curious).

It took me quite a bit of time and editing  to put this list together and then - a good dose of willpower to stop myself from buying everything on it. I hope you love the result as much as I do. If something has your name written all over it – use one of the discount codes and sale offers I’ve included below and treat yourself.

christmas gift guide blue all budgets
Shop: 1. Cashmere blend cable knit sweater, Uniqlo (£29.90*), 2. Royal blue fedora hat, Mademoiselle Slassi (£235), 3. Ocean blue coral cuff bracelet, Ashiana (£40 + matching ring, £22**), 4. Gold-plated stone and crystal brooch, Kenneth Jay Lane (£52), 5. Sweetie ring, Jigsaw (£45), 6. Softly pleated dress, Jil Sander (£572), 7. La Pluie EDP, Miller Harris (£65), 8. Blu Mediterraneo Fico Di Amalfi, Aqua di Parma (£52), 9. Blue pure wool tartan check throw, Dreamwool blanket Co. (£49.95***), 10. Cobalt/black bar top clutch, Dorothy Perkins (£5.95****), 11. Snowflake gold-tone key fob, Anya Hindmarch (£65), 12. Turquoise candle, Thomas Fuchs Creative (£39), 13. Crystal Butterfly, Baccarat (£68*****), 14. Grown-up glamour, Caroline Cox, Amazon (£10), 15. Riviera dream earrings, Accessorize (£12), 16. Blue velvet Amelie boots, Bionda Castana (£495), 17. Sequin shoulder bag, Mango (£29.99)

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** enter FRIENDS25 at checkout to receive 25% off full priced items
*** if shopping until Friday midnight use DEC13 at checkout to receive 10% off
**** check DP 30% off Pop-Up shop and get extra 10% off with DPEXTRA10
***** Free international shipping on orders over $200/£120 with code FESTIVE and free standard duty-free shipping with code CHEER – click to shop
blue crystal flower bracelet
Hematite-plated Swarovski crystal bracelet by Elizabeth Cole – doesn’t it look like a bunch of snow flakes?!

Photo source: Nadja Bender wearing Elie Saab Couture in Numero France September 2013 (photography: Karl Lagerfeld, styling: Vanessa Metz)

30 comments:

  1. Fantastic gift guide Natalia, I'm loving the gold cuff, Jil Sander dress and Mango clutch, just gorgeous! In fact I would not say no to any of it...

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  2. Wow the velvet Amelie booties look to die for.

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  3. Blue is also one of my favorite colors particularly the royal blue!! Thanks for this great suggestions
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  4. Hi Natalia! I see my name in all the items you carefully have selected, the list is flawless. Love blue too in every shades, I also think that matched with black is very classy and chic. Thanks for the offers, Im in a mood for shopping..well that everyday!:) Happy weekend dear, kisses! xo

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  5. I love blue.... great selection doll!!!
    Tnx and Happy friday!!!

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  6. Wow what a great seleection! And I didn't know it was Myconos blue that was the new colour (still stuck on emerald:) but how handy when I love a life in blue colours! xo Caroline

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  7. Those velvet Amelie boots are such a statement, I love it!

    xx elle
    www.ellemejia.com

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  8. Such a cool collage, I especially like the shade of the dress :)
    xx

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  9. Just when I was thinking I was fine not doing any shopping today and I saw those blue boots...wow I know I would buy them if I came across them in person. You put together another really beautiful gift guide Natalia! Blue is my weakness!

    xo Mary Jo

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  10. Now I want something blue for Christmas. I opened your blog this morning, without having time to leave a comment, and blue has been on my mind all day long (I was already wearing khaki and black, so couldn't do anything about it :) ).
    PS: If you put it that way, then I prefer mink too. :) Enjoy that wonderful weather you're having! xo

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  11. Wonderful gift guide, blue is my favorite color!
    kisses)

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  12. I love blue !
    Thank you for comment and visit on my blog :-)

    Kisses:-*

    Magda

    http://misskitin.blogspot.com/

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  13. Oh my goodness, Natalia - if ever one needed motivation to shop, it can certainly be found in this post! There are only certain shades of blue that I wear, but the ones that I wear, I absolutely love - particularly navy. That shoulder bag from Mango is the most divine shade!
    xox,
    Cee

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  14. Dear Natalia, like you I love it also to wear blue, for me this colour has really power and force! Of this cause you maybe not astonished that it was also hard for myself not to buy everything which you picked for your wonderful list - especially I felt in love with the perfect velvet shoes from Bionda Castana! Many thanks for your effort and inspiration <3

    Have a great weekend!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  15. Я если честно мало забочусь о трендах и модных тенденциях, ношу то что по душе. И я не смотря на моду на те или иные цвета никогда не откажусь от такого глубокого синего цвета в одежде, мне кажется синий это второй черный. Оттенки цвета ультрамарин всегда актуальны и благородны.

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  16. I am completely captivated by this hue, I think its one you cant really go wrong with. Love the boots and earrings....Have a warm and splendid weekend!

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  17. Yes I would imagine that it would take a while to put all this together but you found some great items. Nothing as chic as navy tulle huh. And love the pull over.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  18. I love blue, it's peace for me! And always a blue jumper and a blue pair of jeans are a good outfit.

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  19. I love blue to Natalia! These selections are so pretty. The prices are nice too. I love those boots and sequined bag. I'll take that hat too! HaHaHa
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  20. Maybe because of my blue eyes or maybe because it's a damn beautiful colour I really love blue, especially that rich jewel hoe of it. I'd love to get all your picks into my wardrobe;)

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  21. Oooh, I don't blame you for wanting things in this color. It's gorgeous! Great wish list. I'm loving the cobalt blue sweater. It looks so cozy and is so vibrant for winter! : )

    xox,
    anna-lamode.blogspot.com

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  22. Blue dress looks amazing!

    I hope that you visit my blog too and maybe follow: http://spiked-soul.blogspot.com/ :)
    Have a nice day!

    Elwira

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  23. Thank you for your interesting comment, dear Natalia!

    Happy Sunday in Advent for you :)

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  24. I adore cobalt! Great gift items!

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  25. Blue is a beautiful color and makes me feel so calm and relaxed! Love your blue choices! Those velvet ankle boots are to die for!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  26. Great collection doll!! Lovely choice <3

    http://myglossyaffair.blogspot.in/

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  27. I am right there with you. I love blue too. Xxxx

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