Monday, January 7, 2013

Wearing: Emerald Green--the 2013 Pantone Color of the Year!

Happy Monday!

Since it's now 2013 I figured it was time to acknowledge the Pantone color choice of the year:


Emerald green was this year's winner and I have to agree, it's a great choice!  I don't have a ton of green in my closet, but I must have had a sixth sense when I purchased this Emerald green dress last year...now I can jump right on the Emerald Green bandwagon!


Original polyvore set for this look can be found HERE

Given then Gathered Column Dress-Anthropologie
Classic Crewneck Cardigan in Floral-J Crew Factory
Belt-J Crew Factory
Vince Camuto Elaine Pump-Endless.com
Necklace-Anthropologie
Leafing So Soon? Earrings-ModCloth
Classic Pave Link Bracelet-J Crew
Flower Bud Ring-J Crew

So what do you think of this year's Pantone Color choice?  Are you planning on incorporating Emerald green into your rotation?  I wouldn't mind adding a few more emerald green items to my closet...it really is a beautiful color! 

I hope you all had a great weekend!  We enjoyed a relaxing few days, and I even managed to make it over to Anthropologie on Saturday night for a bit to make a few returns.  I tried on a handful of things but my store hasn't received their big January shipment yet so it was slim picking when it came to anything too new.  My favorite find of the night though, was this:



I  love the green colorway of this blouse (pictured above)...it's fab!  The smallest size they had on hand was a small and it was a pretty ok fit overall (a little baggy through the middle but not awful) but it was a bit long in the sleeves so I'd still like to try on the X-Small to compare.  I may stick with the small just to have the length...I liked the length of it and wouldn't want it to be much shorter.  At $118 I'll be waiting for this one to hit sale, but I already have lots of styling ideas in mind for it!


Can't wait to try on some more of the new arrivals I've been eyeing online when they come in to my local store!

What new items have you spotted lately that you're loving?  I'd love to hear!

PS--Are you watching the Bachelor tonight??  I can't wait! =)

53 comments:

  1. I LOVE green and am so happy I'll be seeing tons of it! But I think I own pretty much nothing in that color. :( Time to shop!
    You are looking incredibly springy and beautiful in your ensemble!

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    1. Definitely time to shop then! =) Thanks so much!

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  2. ooh that dress is gorgeous on u!

    XO Meghan
    citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

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  3. I've never heard of Pantone - is it company? Either way I wear a lot of green anyway but probably not exactly emerald. You look lovely in the green dress :-)

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    1. So Pantone is basically this company that specializes in color matching...every year they pro claim a certain color the "color of the year"... and we all listen! =) Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. That's a great piece to add to your wardrobe! So many possibilities. And you look so beautiful in emerald!

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    1. Thanks Alison! It's one of my favorite dresses...I have the striped version too! =)

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  5. Love emerald green...but I don't think I have ANYTHING emerald green. Time to go shopping.

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    1. For sure, must start shopping for greens!!! =)

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  6. Love the emerald color on you and I will definitely be watching the Bachelor tonight! Would love for you to stop by my blog if you have a sec, have a great day!
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings

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    1. I just checked out your blog...very cute! Thanks for the link!

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  7. I love that dress! The color and the drape are fantastic! I can't wait for all of the green in store for this year either. :)

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    1. The draping is like magic, I'm telling ya! It hides everything! =)

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  8. Oh, I tried that blouse on a few days ago and can't get my mind off of it! My store only had a M so I had to pass. I should wait for the sale too, but I am so tempted to go back today and order it. Can you really wait? You have more patients than I do!!

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    1. hahah...I don't have a ton of patience, no, but I usually wait it out on anything over $100 when it comes to tops. It was super cute though...very tempting! =)

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    2. I just got home and the whole time I was gone I kept thinking about how I used the wrong form of the word patience. I am so embarrassed! I hate when people do that and look at me! My phone wouldn't let me correct it either. Ugh!

      I haven't come up with a budget yet. My husband said just spend what you normally would and we'll figure it out next month. I'm going to try not to take advantage of that. :)

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    3. haha...I totally know what you mean...it drives me nuts that you can't correct things like that on your phone too! I've totally done that before (quite often actually)! I haven't done a budget yet either...I figure for now I just try to be semi good....whatever that means! =)

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  9. Absolutely - I have a green dress on right now, actually :)

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  10. I love that emerald green dress on you! it is such a classy colour! You mix the floral and leopard print shoes really well! Fantastic outfit xo Happy 2013!

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    1. Thanks so much! I love a little pattern mixing! =)

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  11. I heard that emerald green was the color of the year, too! You've definitely worn it well here! Those colors look great on you. :)

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  12. Emerald green looks FAB on you girlfriend! You're so lucky! Super cute.
    Liz
    http://liz-makes.blogspot.com/

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  13. It'll be interesting too see if Emerald wins out this year, since Mint stole the show from Tangerine last year. I hope so since I need more Emerald in my wardrobe!

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    1. SO true about mint last year...we'll see if Emerald can chold it's own! Hope so too! =)

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    1. DItto! It's a gorgeous jewel tone!

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  15. I love your outfit. I think I may have to steal your idea. I have a similar green knit dress that would work perfectly.

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  16. i lovee that colour! the outfit looks really cute!

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  17. What a beautiful dress! I was so excited when I heard that Emerald was the color of the year, I love jewel tones.

    So pumped about The Bachelor! Sean is just adorable, can't wait to see how this season plays out.

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    1. I totally adore jewel tones...so pretty! SO Bachelor was interesting...looks to be a drama filled season as usual! I always cheat and read the spoilers and I was so surprised by who he chooses! I would have never guessed by the episode last night! Let's just say the girl who they're claiming wins got hardly any air time last night!

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    2. Wow, really???? It's amazing how they always spin the beginning. That 50 Shade Chic's exit interview had me cracking up! What the??

      Do you read his sister's blog? Love her, she has some interesting insight too, sounds like she already knows who wins. I am trying so hard not to read the spoilers but it's so hard because I am dying to know. It's going to be an exciting season! Can't wait for next Monday already.

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    3. Seriously, that 50 Shades girl...wow! lol I haven't read her sister's blog...I should! I'd love to hear all the sides! =)

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  18. #1 - pumped for Bachelor tonight...gotta indulge in some trashy TV while I fold laundry :)
    #2 - I love this emerald green. It looks great on so many skin tones and I love the dress you found in your picture. I have a few things that color and always get compliments when I wear them.

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    1. Thanks Leah! Did you like Bachelor? It got a slow start but should be interesting!

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    2. You can already tell from the promos there will certainly be some drama!! I think Sean seems like a sweet guy though...one would only hope he can see through those type of girls.

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  19. that emerald dress looks gorgeous on you! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  20. That dress is seriously amazing on you!

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    1. Thanks so much Tara...thanks for stopping by!

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  21. You in that green dress - seriously one of the best looks I've seen on you!

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  22. Oh that blouse is kind of like the Dappled Sea Blouse! Love it!

    Emerald is such a gorgeous color - I think all skin tones and hair colors can pull it off fabulously!

    Sequins&Stilettos

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    1. I totally thought the same thing when I first saw the Blouse...very similar, right?!

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  23. Love the dress on you too! You look amazing. Lots of possibilities with the blouse as well.

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    1. THanks Melissa! Ya, the blouse is super versatile!

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  24. Love, love, LOVE the green dress outfit! I'm now pinning it :)
    -Elissa
    Professionally Petite

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  25. I need way more emerald in my life, fashion orders, right?!? You look amazing. LOVE the way you styled this dress! You look gorgeous!
    I too fell hard for the Mesilla Peasant Blouse, but in the other colorway. Definitely a sale purchase, but I absolutely love it.

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