GOING FOR THE GREEN!

Happy Saint Patrick’s day lovelies!  I’m donning my green today and am so excited for Spring!  But I know that many of us still have snow and winter like weather, so what better time to break out a holiday appropriate green coat.  Aside from being the color of the year, green is fresh and happy.

How are you spending your St. Paddy’s day?!

HOW TO WEAR PANTONE’S COLOR OF THE YEAR

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Yes!!  Can I just say how excited I am about Pantone’s selection for color of the year?!  After last year’s uninspiring pink and blue pastels, Greenery is fresh, exciting and ready to pair with just about anything.  The joy of green it it’s versatility to act as a happy accents to grays and browns, while still being bright and festive when paired with color in the spring.

Expect to see a lot of Greenery on the runways this year, and don’t be afraid to make a statement with this vibrant color.  And if green just isn’t your color, a classic clutch or leather belt is the perfect accessory!

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Greenery:

Pantone Color of the Year 2017: Greenery | The English Room:

FLORAL DRESSES FOR WINTER

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Have you noticed all the floral dresses in-store right now?!  I typically think of floral as a spring or summer look, but this flirty, feminine style is right on trend this winter.  Choose darker colors and pair with boots to keep the look seasonally appropriate.  Accessorize with a wide leather belt or jacket for a casual look or update with a metal belt for evening.

Below are some great options, and one that won’t break the bank at all!

Stella McCartney Floral Dress | $788

H&M Knee Length Floral Dress | Sale Priced at $14.99

Marni Ruffled Floral Mini Dress | $1296

NEW YEAR, NEW STYLE

Happy New Year, lovelies!!  I’m so excited for 2017 and everything it brings, but especially a new outlook and perspective on fashion and style.  Every year it seems that I make the same resolutions – buy less, invest more, wear what I have, etc.  And in 2016 I did a lot of that.  I made a plan to invest mostly in shoes and handbags and I made some great choices.  But you know what else happens when you do this… you miss out on some amazing pieces because you’re “not buying”.

This year I’m looking at fashion and pieces that are a bit outside of my comfort zone but still within my signature style, which I like to think of as a mix of classic, on-trend, and bohemian.  My goal is to enhance my wardrobe, not add it it.

My first purchase of the year was a sleeveless cashmere sweater dress in black, similar to the one below.  The look can go a number of ways depending on how it’s accessorized, and it can be worn as a tunic as well.  What are your fashion resolutions?!

THE SEASONS MOST FLATTERING SKIRT

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Welcome back to the wrap skirt!  This super-flattering trend is making a name again this year, and in a much more sophisticated and edgy way.  I had a closet full of wrap skirts in the 90s that were proper and preppy.  Today’s skirt has an edge, with an asymmetrical hemline and lots of shorter options that work well from office to office party.  What a perfect way to wear your winter white!

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THE PICTURE PERFECT CAMERA BAG

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Currently obsessed with the petite and proper styling of a camera bag!  Styled after the classic carry cases for a large camera, these bags are popped full of chic design and on point colors.  The boxy shape makes this the ideal size for getting you from work to evening, and with just about every designer joining this party you’ll be sure to find the perfect bag for you!

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