Pantone Color of the Year + TBB Link-Up

Do you know what the color of the year is for 2018? It’s Ultra Violet.

PANTONE Color Institute

I do love a little purple but as I scoured my closet, shelves and drawers I found nothing, zero, nada of anything in this color. And then I remembered a top I had in this color from The Limited. Alas, I had sold it at Clothes Mentor. Why? Because truly this isn’t the best shade of purple for me.

Through my search I found a little ultra violet in a dress that I was planning to wear. If you look closely, I think you can spy it.


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One thing I want to wear more of this winter season are dresses and skirts. I have fallen into this routine of pants all fall/winter and dresses/skirts all spring/summer. Kinda boring! I mean a dress or skirt with tights and short or tall boots is a fab look. Having said that, I believe I still need my hemline at or above the knee. This dress is a little long and little too much material. I feel swallowed up.


Being true to myself, I have to admit that as I try new styles and watch other bloggers, I still come back to my first love which is the classics. This dress is okay for me but it’s not an eye popping one – hence the closed eyes in this pictures. I think it’s time to start 2018 by being Carrie with my style. Let’s see how that works out for me this year. I hope you’ll be here on the journey!


What about you? Will you be wearing Ultra Violet this year? Do you already have it in your closet? Love it or hate it?


Looking forward to seeing your great style so be sure to link up with us today. Check out what the January style themes are below the graphic.

Jan 10: Pantone’s Color for 2018
Jan 17: Vests
Jan 31: Your Fave Cozy Look from January

Have a great day and be blessed! ~ Carrie

Where I’m linking up.

  • I'm a classics girl too Carrie! I think I will stick to accessories for this new trend shade. xx
    • I think that's the best idea! An ultra violet scarf would a great accessory! Thanks for the tip!
  • Living on Cloud Nine
    Such a darling midi dress with the little touch of violet in there! You are a cutie patootie BIG TIME!!
  • Hmmm, ultra violet is not a color I would gravitate toward, so I like how you did it :) Such a pretty floral, and the silhouette is lovely on you!
    • Thank you, Anne! If I wear it it will be minimal.
  • What a fabulous dress, Carrie!! I've been trying to wear them more often too--- XOXO Jodie
  • How do neither of us really have any purple in our closets?! In any case, I really do like this dress on you but I see what you're saying about the hemline. Maybe you would like it better with a pair of flats?
    • I'm going to try a few different things like flats and see what happens.
  • I have a purple top...I think. That dress is super cute, but yes on us short ladies, at or slightly above the knee is preferable. I love wearing skirts and dresses, but find that I never wear them with leggings, I should so I can reach for those instead of just jeans/pants.
    • Short ladies = short hems...well, not too short. I mean I'm not Britney. :)
  • Since my daughter's name is Violet, I love the color of the year :) Sadly though I don't think I have any of this color in my wardrobe! I need to fix that. I do like that dress but I see what you mean about the length--maybe altering it to knee length would make you like it more? I gravitate towards the classics too.
    • It seems like it isn't the most popular color yet but you will have to have it your closet friend!
  • Laura
    I am not a big fan of the midi dress length on myself either. I like my dresses and skirts mostly knee length, too and I've been known to shorten some to achieve that! I love the print and fit of this dress on you!
    • I'm taking that to heart - shorten it!
  • Ultra violet is such a pretty color. I had one top in that color and I just donated it. This dress is so pretty on you. I love the print and the length of it. Sierra~Beautifully Candid
  • ADA
    I love that both red and violet are the big colors of this year because they happen to be my favorite colors. I love the signature, classic Carrie style but at the same time this midi floral dress is beautiful on you dear. Welcome by tomorrow and every Thursday and linkup with me. Love your style. Happy 2018!! <3 Ada.
    • Thank you for stopping by Ada! I'm a red lover myself.
  • yay to you being Carrie!!! I love everything you wear !
  • You always look gorgeous. I love dresses with tights and boots in the winter - so comfy!
  • I'm with you Carrie, I love the color purple, but have very little in my closet!
    • I'm just such a neutral girl.
  • Nicole Mölders
    Great dress. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.