Color Coated

Your favorite cold weather staple just got a new lease on life. These 10 colorful coats are guaranteed to brighten your day and keep you warm – And at less than $100, are a steal of a price.

Betsey Johnson Hooded Anorak - $79.99 Nordstrom.com

Orange Unfastened Blazer - $90.00 RiverIsland.com

Color Block Lining Spliced Coat - $70.50 Oasap.com

Wool Blended Short Duffel Coat - $99.90 Uniqlo.com

Crewneck Puffer - $98.00 Gap.com

Coat with Large Lapel - $79.00 Zara.com

Foldable Feather Down Coat - $69.99 Mango.com

Bright Purple Contrast Collar Tux Blazer - $90.00 RiverIsland.com

Angel Puffer - $94.00 VictoriasSecret.com

The Camelot Coat - $66.00 Karmaloop.com

Intern Diaries: CHROMATICgallerie Office Sneak Peek

Meet Chelsea, our intern for the summer. Every week she’ll be giving you a look at what goes on behind the scenes at our start-up and also sharing her adventures this summer as she explores NYC. First up…a tour of the office:

Chelsea: One of the perks of working with a shoe company is obvious: you feel like you’re working in your dream shoe closet every day.

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This is our showroom - if you’re ever in NYC, you can stop by and get fitted for your perfect size! 

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Fit tests help us make sure our shoes are comfortable and fit every foot perfectly. We wear the shoes around the office everyday to test out the comfort levels! 

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Friday Fives: The Color Challenge

Happy Friday! What better way to welcome your long-awaited weekend with some color? Take the Color Challenge and seek out happy hues this weekend at a few spots bound to cure your color craving.

Cupcake shop.

No matter what city you live in, there’s an array of saccharin-sweet cupcakes in colorful shades just waiting for you. Go find your favorite and treat yourself to this frosty, fluffy finger food.

Art Museum.

Alright, that seems pretty obvious, but get your color fix by seeking out art that you might not normally be drawn to. Find your local modern art museum and look specifically at vibrant pieces you’ve never seen before.

Nail Salon.

Maybe opt for neon tips this Friday? Pale peaches and pastels are pretty, but step out of the box and see how wearing full-on color makes you feel.

Farmers Market.

What better place to find color that satisfies your eyes and your body? Make a point to pick the most colorful array of veggies at your local market this weekend.

Boutique.

While you’re being good to your body, visit your favorite boutique or shop and pick up at least one vibrant piece that’s going to brighten your wardrobe. 

With all this color coming around, see how your mood improves. Who knows, you may be searching for color every Friday from here on out!

Women to Watch: The Domestic Construction Girls

Trish Andersen and Maureen Walsh, otherwise known asThe Domestic Construction Girls,” do things with their hands and imaginations that, if only for a moment, transport onlookers to majestic, surreal place. From event styling to set design, residential remodeling to wedding bliss, there’s nothing these girls can’t create.






Be sure to check out their blog and comb through the collection of projects. Design never looked so lovely.

Jewelry That Actually Grows (..?!)

We love a bit of green in our lives and something that is unique so we had to share this with you… it’s a ring that actually grows!

According to the product details here, these Growing Rings are “a mix of jewelry and plant, couture and organism”. You also need to water it like a normal plant in order to keep it healthy. Who would’ve thought?

Click here for some more color inspiration.

We discovered these bright baubles over a year ago, but it seems they are now popping up all over the place—from Madewell, to these, handmade in Africa. They are the perfect bangles for infusing vibrant color into your summer wardrobe. Pile them on with metallics and other members of your arm party, or wear them a few at a time. High-res
We discovered these bright baubles over a year ago, but it seems they are now popping up all over the place—from Madewell, to these, handmade in Africa. They are the perfect bangles for infusing vibrant color into your summer wardrobe. Pile them on with metallics and other members of your arm party, or wear them a few at a time.

Layer Upon Layer

We’re all about color, so when we stumbled upon this layered bracelet idea for summer we got excited. These DIY embellished friendship bracelets instantly update a look to make it fun and colorful.

Not only can personalize them and choose the colors you want, it also gave us a LOT of choices for which of our shoes we would choose to match them (due to too many options, we’re still undecided on that though!).

The best summer idea yet?

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How pretty is this? We recommend taking advantage of the weather and celebrating summer with a picnic in the park, at the beach, or even during a weekend away.

If you want to keep it simple and easy, you can buy sandwiches and pastries from your local cafes. Otherwise you and your friends can make-your-own and bring cakes and drinks for each other to share and enjoy the company and the summer!