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It's said that we Northwest gals tend to shy away from color, but not if Kate Spade can help it. The seas of pink and yellow were pretty tempting in the hands of creative director Deborah Lloyd and brand stylist Brad Goreski (the ex-Rachel Zoe protege) at the line's spring 2014 presentation at Nordstrom Bellevue on Thursday, March 13.

Paris, Capri and Monaco were the muses for  Lloyd’s latest offerings; the watercolor prints, bright yellow knits, and woven straw totes shaped like cameras and cars prove that the Kate Spade girl isn’t afraid to dress up, but she never takes herself too seriously. The crowd that gathered at the public presentation seemed okay with it all—especially the classically 1950s silhouettes and the converstion-starting accessories.

But beware, Seattle: "Accessories are the gateway to head-to-toe color,” says Goreski, and painterly lemon prints translated onto a canvas bucket hat, charm necklace, drop earrings and much more. Whether you want to take baby steps, or a full plunge, check our slideshow for more.

“When life gives you lemons, make limoncello.” Chief Creative Officer Deborah Lloyd's lemon watercolor prints and color were a common theme throughout the Spring 2014 collection.
Image: Sarah Oh

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