So apparently I totally missed the memo on the Pantone color of the year! I had to hear it from a boy. And even then, I didn’t believe him or really connect the dots on what he was saying. And then it kept showing up on my radar over the next 24 hours. Then one of the girls I worked with wore a beautiful blouse and she remarked that it was the “color of the year.” I knew I couldn’t ignore it any longer!
“Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”
I couldn’t agree more. I’ve been loving darker greens for such a long time. I thought it was totally worth a revisit. Namely because even though I posted that forever ago, I’m definitely not sick of the color. In fact, I’ve been buying more and more in the color without really noticing the pattern. Until now. The fact that it’s the color of the year just makes all those green purchases that much more justified. (The dress I wore to my friends wedding totally fits the bill!)
Hunter Boots | Well, this is a given. While bright colored rainboots are cute, they’re absolutely not me. I tend to steer towards more “earthy” tones for shoes (tans, brown, black, navy). The green is a great way to incorporate color, without being crazy bright.
Green Studs | Love these Kate Spade earrings! Every time I find myself in a Nordstrom, I always get distracted by these at the counter, they come in tons of colors but the green is definitely perfect for the whole “color of the year” thing. I don’t know if I can resist if I see them again…
My New Coat | I went shopping in Zara with my mom and sister while they were in the city and found a beautiful coat! The green color is super perfect because I can wear black or brown boots. (That is something that drives me crazy about my black and navy coats/jackets… I’m limited by my shoe choices!) The coat is unfortunately not online, but it hits about mid-thigh and has a wonderful hood (that comes in handy when it snows!).
Eye Pencil | This Bobbi Brown eyeliner in Hunter is the best I’ve ever used. I am not the biggest fan of black eyeliner because I think it looks a little bit too harsh, especially on my pale skin! Dark brown and charcoal were getting pretty boring. The green seriously makes my eye color pop. I would consider my eyes to be green, but depending on what I’m wearing they can look grey, brown, or even orange-y. The green eyeliner swings them back into the “green” shade and I love it!!!
Large Longchamp | If you’re debating on what color Longchamp to get, I would like to nominate the green as a very viable option! Especially if you’re only going to get one color, it’s important to get one that goes with just about everything. Plus, I find that some of the colors show dirt way to easily, but this way you can get the protection a darker bag provides and still have a pop of color.
Wicked | So the whole time I was planning this post in my head, I couldn’t stop singing: “…One short day in the emerald city!” Any other Wicked fans out there?! Such a fun musical!!!
Do you like emerald as the color of the year? What other color would you nominate?