Friday, January 11, 2013

Emerald For Your Home and For You

I have to say that when Pantone announced that Emerald is the color of 2013, I was thrilled.  Is anybody reading this old enough to remember Color Me Beautiful?  I'll have to post on this soon -- it would be interesting and funny.  Everyone is a "season" based on his or her coloring.  As a "winter," I'm supposed to steer clear of yellows and oranges.  I remember the author mentioning that people are drawn to their most flattering colors, and that holds true for me.  So, I wasn't a huge tangerine person last year.  Green, especially emerald, is such a refreshing color.  It makes me feel great to see it.  I'm sharing some home and fashion accessories in emerald today that I absolutely adore and am working hard not to purchase.

This pair of fantastic foo dogs, along the the beautiful finial at the top of the post are both from Hilary Thomas' Chic Shop.





Nancy Gonzales via Motilo.com





I thought I'd share one of my "uniforms" as it incorporates emerald.  I'm going to keep it real here.  I may be sharing some gorgeous, chic items today, but I'm not wearing them.  This is exactly what I have on today.  In fact, any day that I'm only driving carpool and going to the grocery store and the like, I'll wear this or this with a different color fleece.  And make-up applied in less than two minutes.  Comfort is key.  I call this a "uniform."  Do you have a uniform?





These are a few of the emerald prints in my shop.  

What about you?  Were you happy with Pantone's selection?  If it were all up to you, what color would you name for 2014?




17 comments :

Belle on Heels said...

I wish this were my uniform! Maybe my weekend uniform, but I'm in uncomfortable 8-5 clothes Mon-Fri.

I was PUMPED that emerald is the color of the year. I've seen a lot of bloggers says things like it's a throwback to the 90s (not in a good way). Maybe it's because I was so little in the 90s, I don't know, but I don't think it looks dated at all. I love emerald!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I do remember "Color me beautiful" and I believe that I am an Autumn. I am not overly crazy about emerald or green in general unless it paired with pink.
I don't really have a uniform anymore but a few years ago it was Lilly capris or skirt with a solid T, everyday.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

awww way to go Jennifer! i love your new prints! way to incorporate emerald. they are STUNNING!

My Crafty Home Life said...

I'm in my uniform now...jeans, turtleneck and corduroy jacket. I have a million different turtlenecks but most are black, or gray, or navy.

The Pink Pagoda said...

My other uniform is jeans, a turtleneck, and ballet flats. If its cold I add boots and a pea coat.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I LOVE your emerald prints, Jennifer!!
I will take one of each please, except for the earring, of which I need two. Gorgeous. I love emerald green too. I had an emerald green sofa and loved it.
Have a great weekend.
Teresa
xoxo

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

That's my uniform most days. I'll put on a turtleneck if I want to 'dress up' during the day. :) And I agree with you, much happier with green than orange. I warmed up a bit to orange last year, but I can't get behind it like I can green.

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

I lov your green prints! and thanks for the intro to the Chic Shop...love it

Kathleen said...

I'm a winter also so I love the Emerald. (I loved Color Me Beautiful!) It does remind me of the 90's though. Then I had a beautiful emerald green sofa and love seat with pretty floral (navy, burgundy, emerald) chairs with gold accents. Oh and lots of oak in my house. My daily uniform is yoga pants with a long sleeved t-shirt with some kind of sparkles on it and a pair of chucks. Make-up consists of colored lip gloss and if I'm feeling fancy mascara!

Andrea K said...

Color Me Beautiful, what a blast from the past! My Nana took my cousin and me in for our "readings" and makeup consultation in the early 90s. I don't remember my season... I was too upset that she got the pink and blue eyeshadow (to go with her blue eyes) while I had to get the browns (to go with my brown eyes). Ha!

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

LOVE your emerald prints!!!! Also, loving those 1st dibs lamps. And yes, I have a uniform...haha. Sometimes if i wear a blouse and a sweater combo, I'll peel them both off together and hang them on the hanger that way so the next time I wear that "uni", it's already put together for me...just slip right over my head.

Kim said...

Loving the emerald Jennifer!! And, yes, color me beautiful identified me as an "autumn" which must be why I love Tangerine Tango so much!! My uniform, jeans and either white or black t'shirt (my favorites from Target) and cowboy boots and fun belt! My entire family knows my uniform ... and I am quite happy with it!!! xo

Amal -- Sybaritic Spaces said...

OMG. I so remember getting my color analyzed in HS -- I was a winter too!

Just love those Jade-looking foo dogs (although what I really should be gravitating towards is the work out gear! Ha!) Have a good one.

mwaxter said...

Your emerald prints are beautiful. I love this color. Since I cannot get a real emerald right now, I can at least add a little to my home!

designchic said...

It's a beautiful color - think I'll take it on my finger or ears...gorgeous jewels!!

Style Shack said...

You may have convinced me that green is the color for 2013!!!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I've never been attracted to the color green...I love it in small ways around my home, but I have never bought any clothes that are green. I do buy a lot of neutrals.....I'm trying to wear more color. I might try it and see how it looks.....maybe I will find a new color!

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