Mellow Yellow

Look One: Yellow Lace & Mesh

As we look forward to warmer weather and spring – shades of yellow are popping up everywhere in fashion. Mellow yellow shades are seen in mustard as a transitional color from winter to spring.

If the thought of bright yellow makes you think of Big Bird or Woodstock the cartoon character try incorporating a pop of yellow as an accent piece or part of a print.

I love the combination of mesh and lace with touches of yellow highlighted in between taupe and creme. This Molly Lace Sheath dress from Francesca’s is soft and comfortable. The taupe velvet top-handled clutch bag from Anthropologie has a vintage sensibility and can be accessorized with a dress or jeans.

Francesca's Molly Lace Sheath Dress
Francesca's Molly Lace Sheath Dress
Velvet Top-Handled Clutch in Taupe
Anthropologie Velvet Top-Handled Clutch in Taupe
Steve Madden Trust Camel Nubuck
Steve Madden Trust Camel Nubuck
Gwyneth Paltrow "The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal" Cookbook
Gwyneth Paltrow "The Clean Plate" Cookbook

I enjoy preparing and eating food that not only looks and tasted delicious but is good for you too. Gwyneth’s new cookbook’s tagline is “eat, reset, heal.” The pages are filled with beautiful pictures and easy recipes for someone starting to embrace clean eating.

Look Two: When Life Gives You Lemons

Parker Erica Lemons Ruffle Mini Dress

“When Life Gives You Lemons Make Lemonade”

Wear your favorite lemon out to brighten a work week or weekend outing with friends!

I love how lemons can symbolize fresh possibility and a positive new cleanse. The bright yellow color can stand for happiness.

I certainly feel happy when wearing this Erica combo dress by Parker. The bright neon yellow lemons is offset by the sophisticated black and can be dressed up or down depending on your shoes and accessories. The dress has several standout details including adjustable straps which is key when fitting my petite frame.

I paired it with some black lace up shoes from Sam Edelman, a Sondra Roberts beaded love clutch and a faux leather BlankNYC jacket. The jacket is an ongoing favorite of mine because it doesn’t add bulk but does provide warmth and style whether it is zipped up or left open. You could easily pair the dress with a casual jean jacket, a straw purse, nude sandals, statement earrings and a hat for a more casual look.

The yellow lemon print reminded me of the restaurant lemonade where there are several gluten free options.

“Where Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops”

Yellow Sweaters

A Vintage Yellow Citrus Cardigan Jackie Sweater by J. Crew with sequin floral embroidery on the front.
J. Crew yellow cardigan sweater with fun embroidery featuring sequin flowers at the front.

I love this fresh twist on a classic Jackie cardigan from J. Crew. I like how J. Crew has several sizing options made for petites which fits my arm and torso length perfectly. The embellished floral embroidery on the front really shines in person adding a different color to the soft yellow.

You can wear a yellow sweater with jeans or the Topshop black high-waisted jeans like I did.

The white heart chocolate pop with yellow sprinkles is from the dessert case at the cafe The Yellow Vase.

Yellow Sweaters & Cardigans

Yellow Accessories

Street Chic: The yellow golden Abbie fedora hat by WYETH from Anthropologie makes a statement with a pop of color paired with a solid white looking shirt and high-waisted jeans. WYETH has a very similar yellow short brim fedora called James. The rounded canteen style of the mustard yellow cross-body bag from Aqua echoes the rounded shape of the hat’s brim and the circular opening of a mug.

The button down white shirt is actually a bodysuit in petite from J. Crew. I love how the bodysuit is able to easily tuck into Topshop Joni’s high-waisted jeans without the extra bulk and care it takes to make a tailored shirt looks fitted and in place.

I finished off the look with a retired 1995 silver buckle belt with notches to fit around my waist from Brighton. I found the belt on Poshmark for $7! Current Brighton Belts sell for around $90. For more information on how to get your own fashion find off Poshmark click here.

Yellow Mellow Local Treats

Enjoy Adaptogenic Tulsi Tea w/ ginger, honey & lemon
True Food Kitchen
Various So. CA Locations
Newport Beach, Pasadena, San Diego, Santa Monica

Enjoy fresh lemonade
Various Locations
LA, OC & San Diego

Photo Credit: Lemonade Instagram

Enjoy gluten free & vegan options w/ coffee or tea
Philz Coffee
Various Locations
LA, OC & San Diego

Photo Credit: Philz Coffee Website

Yellow Mellow Gifts & Collectibles

1. It can be fun to buy spur of the moment flowers from a bright & happy yellow truck! Hand & Rose is a mobile flower truck and hand delivery service for orders in the LA area. Look for the truck’s location on their weekly schedule.

2. Imperial Porcelain Juicy Lemon Two-Piece Bone China Striped Teacup & Saucer Set in Yellow

3. Kate Spade Make Lemonade Pot Holder

4. “When Life Gives You Lemons” 8×10 Printable. Download & frame yourself!

Hand & Rose Yellow Mobile Flower Truck Los Angeles & Culver City
Kate Spade Make Lemonade Pot Holder
Kate Spade Make Lemonade Pot Holder
Imperial Porcelain Juicy Lemon Two-Piece Bone China Striped Teacup & Saucer Set in Yellow
Imperial Porcelain Juicy Lemon Striped Teacup & Saucer Set
"When Life Gives You Lemons Make Lemonade" 8x10 Printable Art
"When Life Gives You Lemons Make Lemonade" 8x10 Printable Art

Iconic Yellow Dresses

Kate Hudson in the film "How to Los A Guy in 10 Days"

Here are some of the iconic yellow dresses worn by trendsetting fashionable women in film and real life.

Blake Lively as Serena Van Der Woodsen (Maid of Honor at her mother’s wedding) in the television show “Gossip Girl”, Amal Clooney, Megan Markle, Emma Stone as Mia in the film “La La Land”, and Emma Watson as Belle from the live action film “Beauty & the Beast.”

Make your own personal statement in yellow with some of these suggestions.