02 /08
How to Wear Emerald for Valentine’s Day

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Roses are red, violets are blue; but the bottom line is that ‘emerald’ is Pantone‘s color pick of the year. Pantone describes the color as ‘Lively. Radiant. Lush. A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.’  Sounds like the perfect ambiance for a Valentine’s date?

Before I flew from Cali to Zurich last week and surprisingly got engaged, I styled my sister, Jody, for this post in two shades of green outfits perfect for a spontaneous Valentine’s date or a pre-celebration wine tasting in California. The weekend is here and green means go; so let’s get started with 5 tips to wearing emerald…

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1. Don’t Turn Blue over Finding the Right Shade of Green~ Rather than splurging on a whole new wardrobe, just wear pieces you already own. For example, these cropped pants my sister bought last season. They may be a closer hue to a freshly cut lawn, but it works.

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2. What Matches Green ~ When in doubt during the winter, turn to basic black. Black heels, handbags and blazers keep the look professional and chic for a February date.

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3. What Goes Best with Green, Silver or Gold? ~ While I usually turn to gold statement pieces with green, don’t shy away from silver. Try to keep the hardware (aka necklace, watch, rings) consistent in silver.

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Barra Winery in Redwood Valley, CA~ From coffee & casual Friday night dates, I’ve covered courtship. And spontaneous dates are always fun. Tomorrow (Feb. 9th), just 2 hours north of SF on the 101, and west of Napa’s pricy tasting fees; there is a romantic wine, spirits and chocolate event called A Taste of Redwood Valley. 

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4. Outfit #2 – Give Green Leather a Chance ~ This faux leather skirt by H&M is another way to rock the color and more versatile than a jacket or pants.

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 (Fashion Blogger Sidenote) ~ The next LuckyFABB conference will be in LA this April. While I’m still waiting to hear the dates, follow them on twitter here. If you’re a fashion blogger, I highly recommend going. Here’s a look my review of the last LuckyFABB conference in NYC last Sept with Rachel Zoe & LC.

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5. Diamonds are Forever, But Emerald is for 2013 ~ My last tip to wear emerald  is to stock up on costume jewelry. Affordable earrings, bracelets, rings, statement necklaces are a perfect affordable way to dip into the trendy color.

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<DETAILS by Dale> skirt ~ H&M, heels ~ Zara, Blazer ~ Express, necklace ~(old TJMAXX), Watch ~c/o Caravelle by Bullova  (from the last LuckyFABB conference), ring ~ Forever21, Special thanks to my sister Jody

Are you wearing emerald this year already? If so, did you buy it new or just wearing pieces you already had?

~xoDale

Have a great weekend. Find me on Instagram @Savvy_Spice

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  • http://www.daringcoco.com Sonia

    I haven’t brought any yet but I think it’s going to be one of those colours I’ll saturate my wardrobe with this year LOL. Though if I am 100% honest, I hate this colour. It reminds me of my primary and high school uniforms, that said, I love how you’ve styled these pieces with sharp blacks, it just makes this shade so much more appealing for me now!

    Have an amazing weekend!
    SDMxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

  • http://www.averysweetblog.com/ Kim

    Dale, I like how you paired black with green. It looks so chic and classy! Your sister looks great! Happy Weekend Doll.

  • http://cclyly.blogspot.de/ Valerie

    Aw thanks for your comment! :’) Your pillowcases are amazing, I really want to get one. I need to save up some money first though :) May I ask how much is the shipping to Germany? :3

  • http://love-lindsay-wilcox.blogspot.com Lindsay

    The green leather skirt is SO pretty! I love it. I don’t have a lot of emerald in my wardrobe, so I’ll probably just be buying jewelry instead to stay on trend. :)

  • http://www.glamdevils.com Mira

    Looks super classy. Esp love the skirt and the heels are tdf :)
    xo

  • http://www.huongie.wordpress.com Huong

    You look great, Dale! I wish the conference will migrate to Dallas soon. I’d love to go to learn new things. I did buy some emerald pieces, but only in accessories for the spring. I’m thinking of incorporating the gorgeous color into my wardrobe for the fall and winter seasons though!

    P.S. I love the hair!

    Pink Carnations

  • Rachel

    I LOVE both of these looks with emerald! And that pencil skirt is fab! Also, your heels with the pants look, OH MY!

  • http://www.beautifultothecore.com stephanie

    I love your site! Very unique and always up on the latest trends.

    Can we follow eachother ?

    Website: http://www.beautifultothecore.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beautiful-to-the-Core/

    Also, I am featuring a giveaway for a beautiful head piece if you have a second to enter :)

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  • http://www.chicncheapliving.com Chic ‘n Cheap Living

    I love the skirt! You’re right in that everyone shouldn’t rush to buy emerald this year and slowly see what they can reuse or build it up in costume jewelry!

    xoxo,
    Chic ‘n Cheap Living

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  • http://fashionfitsall.com Mallory Mitchell

    Every detail of this outfit is so great! I love the emerald and those fantastic shoes :) Super classy!

    XOXO Mallory

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