Friday Favorites: Aubergine

This originally appeared as a guest post over on Sandy a la Mode.

Aubergine. Plum. Eggplant. Violet. Purple. Whatever you want to call it, this color has been a heavy hitter in fashion ever since ye old days when only royalty could afford it. Luckily you don’t have to be super rich in modern times to sport this shade, though I personally always feel quite queenly when wearing it. It’s my favorite color, hands down. Not only is it’s deep jewel hue pretty on its own, but you can pair it with anything! I’ve worn it with everything from a deep red to a mustard yellow to light turquoise to midnight black. It’s so versatile, and I think one of those colors that’s flattering on anybody. And, lucky us, it’s a prominent color this season! So today I thought I’d share some items to help bring this lovely color into your life, if it’s not there already.



Click anywhere on the image above to be taken to a round-up of the shopping links. I want every single one of these, but I’ll try to limit myself to 2 or 3. 😉

What do you think of this color? How would you wear it?


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Friday Favorites: Mustard

Well, the day has come. I never thought it would, but it has. I actually like a shade of yellow. Not just tolerate-like, but actively, enthusiastically-like. Mustard yellow is now a prominent color in my wardrobe. You can see me sporting it here, and I know I’ve worn it at least twice since then, too (with some of the items in the mix-up below, even). It’s a great color to mix-and-match with, and a very autumn-appropriate color. So I thought I’d share a few of my favorite pieces in this dusky gold hue: Mustard by dragonflight-dreams   For the record, […]

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Friday Favorites: Photography

Today I’m turning over the blog to Robin, summer sponsor and photographer extraordinaire. She’s put together a great Friday Favorites for you – enjoy!   Hi everyone, I’m Robin from Around the Island Photography, one of this summer’s sponsors here on Dragonflight Dreams – that’s my badge with the poppies that you see over on the right sidebar, and thanks to the magic of the internet clicking on it will magically zap you over to my etsy shop, where you can see a wide range of my fine art, travel and nature photography as well as all occasion greeting cards […]

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Friday Favorites: Sponsor Links

  Well, I had a group sponsor intro post slotted for today, but then a crazy thing happened – not a single ONE of my medium sponsors returned the questionnaire thing I sent out. Not a one! A bit flabbergasted and now lacking a post for today, I thought it’d still be good to showcase those sponsors in some way, even if wasn’t the cool intro feature I normally do. So today, I’ve giving you a link round-up of my favorite posts on my medium sponsors’ sites. Most What Matters: Check out Music Muse Tuesday for some new tunes. The […]

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Friday Favorites: Free Fonts

Most (if not all) designers are font junkies. I am no exception. The number of fonts I have installed on my computer can be measured in hundreds, not dozens. Free font sites make it so easy to feed that addiction. Today I thought I’d share with you some of my current favorite font freebies (follow the links to download).   Advert   Champagne & Limousines   Chicago House   Ephesis   Jellyka Bees Antique Handwriting   Kolibri   La Portenia de la Boca   The Quickest Shift   Sexsmith   Tripoli – you may recognize this font as the one […]

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Recipe: Brown Chicken Curry

This is one of my absolute, all-time favorite meals. I always clean my plate (and am sometimes tempted to lick it clean), and leftovers disappear in a hurry over the next day or so. I used to have to go to an Asian market to find this curry sauce mix, but then my local grocery store started carrying it – happy day! I had a friend from Sri Lanka during my study abroad that used to make a dish almost exactly like this (I blame him for my addiction), and this is as close as I can get without knowing […]

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Friday Favorites: First Lines of Books

So I stumbled across this list of 100 Best First Lines of Novels awhile back, and it got me to thinking about some of the best first lines of books that I’ve come across. So I decided to do a little review of my own favorite first lines (though I fudged just a bit, and have included some first lines of chapters/sections, rather than first lines of whole books – but it’s my list, so who cares?). I’m not going to include any that were on the other list linked to above, as that would be repetitive. The result is […]

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