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

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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HOW TO TRAVEL IN STYLE

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Thanksgiving is one of the most-traveled times of the year, so whether you’re driving across the state or flying home to loved ones, here are some great trips for traveling in style.  The truth is, between work and pleasure, I fly close to 50,000 miles a year.  I’ve learned some tricks the hard way – like never check your luggage when you have an important business meeting – while others I’ve just figured out over time.  And even though this holiday I’ll be driving, I like to look stylish while being comfortable.

 

Dress in loose fitting layers… it’s easy to pull off a sweater or add a wrap to adapt to changing temperatures.

 

Always carry a large scarf… I’m a fan of the huge blanket scarves that are all the rage this year, and have used mine as an actual blanket on a chilly airplane.

 

Custom passport folder… if you’re leaving the country – or even if you just want a stylish way to carry any papers or ID – opt for a colorful passport cover. It makes pulling out your documents a lot more fun!

 

Comfortable shoes… okay, so you’ve probably never heard me advocate for flats, but comfortable shoes are a must, especially through long walks in an airport.

 

Headphones… whether for plugging into the in-flight movie or just chillin’ from the game your S.O. insists on listening to in the car, you can relax without bothering anyone else.

And relax… !

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WHO WHAT WEAR AT TARGET

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I’ve long been a reader of the ever-so-fabulous Who What Wear, so when the stylish ladies behind this blog launched a capsule collection at Target earlier this year I took note.  You’ve heard me talk about investing in certain wardrobe pieces while filling in the gaps of super trendy looks and basics with big box styles.  Now Who What Wear has added a sophisticated flavor to your typical big box finds, and not only is the value there, but the quality of the pieces as well.

Here are some of my favorites from the current collection that will get you through the holidays and more!

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Faux fur is one my favorite looks for fall and winter, and this stole is more versatile than you might first think! Wear it over a cocktail dress for an ultra-glam look, or style it open over a cardigan or jacket to create a fur collar.

Who What Wear Midi Dress - poppiesandperidot.com

Everyone needs a floral midi dress to take them from work to play. Add a festive belt or scarf to amp up the look.

velvet-pants

Are velvet pants an investment piece? Probably not — but at just $34.99 they are the perfect party piece! Style with high heels to keep the look from being too casual. You don’t want to look like you pulled out your Juicy pants from 2005!

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OMG Oh So Warm! Because staying warm is important, but looking fabulous is a very close second!