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BROWN SUGAR




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... Coffee anyone? Coffee BROWN that is… the next color destination for LENORENEVERMORE. When people say something colorful they generally mean the bright primary colors; the blues, yellows, reds - bright rainbow colors - they seldom mean brown - but I'm here to sing praises of that color… (believe me you might not want to hear me sing…I ain’t Diana Ross! …hee!) What springs into our mind when I mention brown? To many people this means a piece of chocolate… dead leaf compost, or if you're being less generous or charitable, the result of something's digestive tract after it's been eaten then flushed? hee!!
Anyhow, hope we can take a look and you'll see the real beauty of brown subtle shades… rich aromatic coffee, exotic tan Tandoori spices, yummy European chocolate, luxurious sable, soft copper, russet auburn and sepia… how about pleasantly-burnt caramel… Personally it’s the olive browns & camel color that I would sing to! Well, well, well…doesn't that sound nicer than just plain brown? …a real beauty without a trace of rainbow on it… Let us embark on this journey and let humble yet rich browns into our life shall we…



- PICs: VINTAGE CARDS ARCHIVE & 'COFFEE' by MARCEL SOUZA

52 comments:

~:*:*:Pixie:*:*:~ said...

Lets!

ashley said...

mmm coffee, chocolate, toffee, caramel, nuts...i adore brown am excited to see the images this brings...
i love the way you write, it makes me smile {especially the not so nice brown part!}
x ashley

the spool artist said...

I love the earth-shattering elegance of the Louis Vuitton browns... and the sort of brown that happens to the soil just after a summer rain... that for me is a very poetic brown.

Go brown!

Carlene said...

Oh yeah! I am all about the brown (well, after black). Good choice!

You might not want to jettison that pink so fast, though. It goes great with brown.

melissa said...

yay brown! and i am a coffee addict!

♥ fashion chalet said...

Thank you for the comment!
Thank you for the vote!
and... Thank you for posting about COFFEE, you know it's my favorite thing! :)

xo/ fashion chalet

Franco said...

Yes!! brown!! I'm brown, well not brow, tanned, almost yellow, whatevah! brown!

dolce vita said...

so pretty (sans the bowel humor! ha!!! funny lol) And fittingly, I'm wearing a tan shirt dress. I bought it for the simple fact that it's tan so there's that nude affect...

yes, let's explore!

ps. I live on coffee so I loved the intro to this post, esp the first one! xo

Psuedokim said...

I happen to LOVE brown and I wish I could show you a picture of my closet right now to back up that statement. I have brown hair (though I haven't seen the real color since sometime around 1990 or so) and brown eyes and brown makes me happy. It goes with everything, at least in my rule book and that includes navy, gray, black, green and pink. I think I've worn something brown every day this week. Thank you for bringing attention to this oft overlooked and under-appreciated color.

Elizabeth said...

I've tried and I've tried with brown - and it simply doesn't work for me.
In theory gorgeous and life a damp squib.
However, I love your blog.

melmo said...

i know another one:

men must be like coffee:
hot good and strong^^

but i don't like coffe
I'm a tee-drinker

The Seeker said...

Oh yes, brown is such a lovely colour also! With some bright one combined ;) lol
Serious I like brown. Chocolate is my fav. ;)

Those first pictures are gorgeous.

Take care dear
xoxo

Dapper Kid said...

I think of cinnamon, coffee and spiced teas :)

Holly said...

i love brown, bring it on!

vuvie said...

I've tagged you for 6 random things if you don't mind. Hehe.
here

vuvie said...

I've tagged you for 6 random things if you don't mind. Hehe.
here

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

Oh yeah, I adore brown. Maybe too much I think. Most of my clothing is brown. So now I'm thinking of some cheerful colors to brighten up.

TaMs* said...

mmm... sounds like the color and drink of choice in the fall.
love it.

Bella said...

HAHHHHAAAAA... the first one!!!!

I can't wait to see what you have in mind!

Jess said...

I would say that, I mostly like brown becuase it goes with naything? It makes the other colours look cleaner and brighter.

Show us some gorge pics of brown stuff then!
xx

Capuccino B. said...

i love dressing in brown :D

Couture Carrie said...

I can almost smell the coffee brewing, Lenore! Love this post, the retro prints, the steaming mug of joe.
Excuse me, I have to go to Starbucks now!

xoxox,
CC

Meaghan said...

You like coffee??? You need to get in on my giveaway:

Have you entered my giveaway yet? I just opened an online coffee shop and to celebrate im giving away 1lb bag of coffee every Friday in October.

Stop by and enter: www.getthebean.blogspot.com

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vuvie said...

LOL! And I love brown! And autumn :)

Yes, it does seem therapeutic doesn't it?
After we reflect on ourselves and think about the things that makes us happy, who we are...
(^_^)

I was only on the east coast: NY, Boston (Concord! So pretty) last year.

simon n josh said...

Love that first sign. Its definitely coffee weather here..drizzly and cold...and snow might be on the way.

simon n josh said...

I love the first sign.

Sophia said...

yuck! I hate coffee, but it smells SOOOO good, especially French Vanilla [my favorite coffee scent]!

Sal said...

As a brunette, I applaud this decision.

Valentine said...

You got me smelling imaginary coffee for a moment there! Its actually morning here right now so I could probably be actually smelling one. haha. All the mention of spices, caramels and nuts made me hungry. You do have a way with words, dear.

xoxo

*indie_queen* said...

I love brown colours. I don't understand why they are seen as boring. I find them very flattering especially as eye make up!

Hayley Lau said...

Brown is one of those strange colours that I avoid in favour of black or grey, for some reason. I really should embrace the brown more!

Especially rich chocolately ones, yum.

angie519 said...

Mmmmmmm coffee =). It soothes me.

Thank you! You and your colors =D!

goldieoldiecharms said...

aww thanks :)

mmm brown reminds me of sweet treats.. yum coffee, cinnamon buns, caramel, toffee, fudge... baaah. yum. totally agree with the men are like coffee. hahahahah!

ellie's eric said...

thanks for the note. I'll have my coffee with lots a cream..I like mine a pale yellow..unfortunately, I will confess I have been drinking coffee since I was 3. That was the only way my Mom got me to drink milk.

Brooke Hughes said...

Yeah, I have become a fan of brown lately, and with that I have become quit the coffee fan. Love your blog.

Songy said...

I love brown everything. I'm glad that the next colour is brown after pink. I'm definitely a brown/black person.

Seoul is a cool place. It has some wonderful traditions. Super high tech. Food is fantastic - variety is utterly amazing and most of all shoppers' heaven.

Annie said...

Brown--it's like the soft, warm neutral (even though that's an oxymoron). :)

penelope said...

LOVE Coffee! Not exactly sold on the color though; but tan bags are super gorgeous!

DaisyChain said...

I love coffee,
and therefore coffee brown is a winner with me!

Claire, said...

Ummm, I love it. If I can't have coffee (I'm off coffee at present), I can at least have shades of coffee for aliment.

Susanna-Cole said...

Oh yes I always dislike how people forget that hello, even colors like brown, black, gray and white are still, well COLORS, they're just a little less loud usually. ;)

And this post has made me think about chocolate... I wish I had some here! :P

xoxo,
S-C

Mrs.French said...

this one made my day deary...as I sit drinking from my gallon mug at this very moment..heading over for a second cup.

Romeika said...

I don't like coffee, but these sayings are quite funny!

sueper said...

Love the 50s style adds

Ashleigh said...

ohh jeez....something I just cant seem to part with...coffee....yumms you just made me wanna grab another

Savvy Mode SG said...

i am not awake until i have my first cup of coffee... i love the first image. sooo true.

Lovely Lie said...

There is really no place for brown in my life....hmmmm besides coffee.

Lovely Lie said...

There is really no place for brown in my life....hmmmm besides coffee.

And my captch reads "uphoser."
As a Canadian, I am offended.

please sir said...

Those signs are GREAT - so funny!w

Cammila said...

I concur that brown is underrated. A nice rich brown can be great, especially with the right skintone. People need to remember, it's about how the clothes look ON.

Eelie said...

BROWN! I wuv brown! How fitting, you are right though when i hear brown i think the stuff that is a result from defecating! haha. But yes, mmmm, chocolate, i think i'm going to have some now lol.

I hope the uP's guy comes soon also! Whatever UpS means, which reminds me! What does TGIF mean missy!

Hunters Glory said...

perk it up
great post!

;)
good weekend to ya