Friday, January 4, 2013

Feature Friday – Emerald

photo of the forests of Norway in emerald green and moss
Norway Impressions I by Vladimir Longauer Photography
Emerald was recently chosen by Pantone for the new color of 2013! I was rather pleased with this choice, seeing that my favorite color is green! 

Greens, and emeralds especially, bring to mind so many different images. Lush forests, spring flowers, deep envy, reptilian desires all come out to play in my imagination. I love the dark and slightly forbidden elegance of emerald and I wanted to share a few of my favorite finds that I've come across recently that embody this color's possibilities.

Handmade lingerie in deep green ribbons and bows
Ribbon Corset by Honey Cooler Handmade

wire wrapped earrings handmade with stained glass leaves and vines
Green Leaf Earrings by KUKLAstudio

green alligator purse with emerald leather and gold accent chain
Vintage Purse from LadyYesterday
Green hand knit large cowl scarf in emerald
Oversized Cowl by Remember A Day
freeform organic glass bowl in gold, clear, and emerald green
Vintage Murano Sommerso Glass Bowl from bergenHouse
photo of magical forest of moss covered gnarly trees in emerald green
Mossy Woods Fine Art Photograph by Lupen Grainne Photography

Are you happy with the chosen color of 2013? 
If so, how are you going to incorporate emerald into your new year? 
Personally, I struggle wearing this color in large blocks. My complexion is pale and yellow toned, making emerald unsuited to my skin. However, I love emerald in jewelry and accents so I'm planning on splashing it on assorted accessories in my wardrobe.

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118 comments:

  1. green is my FAVORITE color.
    I'm a new follower. I would love for you to stop by and visit my site.
    http://www.blended4purpose.com

    Blessings~
    Alethea

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  2. I'm not fond of the color of green, but that color in the picture really bring peace in mind. And tat corset? is it real? you can wear that seriously? because they are too beautiful. im your new follower. looking forward ur next post.
    http://healthybeautifulblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes, ma'am, that corset is real and ready to purchase! Isn't is lovely?!

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  3. Lovely post :)))


    http://www.thegaragestarlets.com/

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  4. Such a beautiful color! I love the scarf. You have a great blog! x

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  5. loving the color emerald--so elegant and can be gorgeous is so many different kinds of fabric. loving that oversized cowl--it looks so snuggly!

    www.insparisian.com

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    1. I agree, each fabric can totally change the look too!

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  6. Hi Jamie! Just did a post about emerald yesterday. Lol! I think you can still wear it even with a yellow skin tone. Just pair it with the colors that compliment the shade of your skin. Oh...love your new green button barrettes!

    Debra@stylewisebydebra.blogspot.com

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    1. I have a rough time wearing mustard and deep purples too for the same reason and they go so well with emerald! Darn. Accessories are good though. Small steps! ;-)
      And thank you about the green buttons! They are actually earrings. Super cute ones too, I think! ;-)

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  7. I love this color and especially love traveling places that are green. We went to Ireland and i swear everything there is a shade of emerald. This year I'm thinking Hawaii were there is no shortage of things green!

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    1. Ooooh, both of those locations sound wonderful right now! All I see outside is brown.

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  8. EMERALD! What a great color. Makes me think of Oz :) I adore that cowl. I need to get myself one of those!

    I found you through Blog Hop. I am also a new follower.

    http://nauticalowl.blogspot.com/

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    1. Agreed! Surprised at myself that I hadn't thought of Oz!

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  9. I adore emerald green! Do have much of it in my closet at the moment? No, but I have long been smitten with it and probably own more if more brands used that colour on a regular basis. Now that it's Pantone's colour of the year, I think that might change - if only for the next twelve months - and give me a chance to inject more of this elegant hue into my wardrobe.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. You may indeed get many chances at grabbing yourself an emerald adornment! ;-)

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  10. This is a great choice for 2013! I love a rich emerald green and lots of other shades too. I foresee extra shopping in my future if this colour starts showing up everywhere. Those green leaf earrings are gorgeous.

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    1. Aren't those earrings freakin' cool?! I loved those. There were bamboo leaf ones too that I had my eye on!

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  11. I've always liked the color green but "emerald" is now my new favorite color! This collection is gorgeous!!! I'm going to hint for a emerald ring for my birthday this year =)

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    1. Ooooh, that would be a wonderful birthday present!

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  12. I adore emerald! I know I have to be careful with the shades because some don't look good on me, but in general this is one of the colours I love and wear. I would love a piece of emeral jewellery - after all, this is my birth stone, so it would be good to have something even for that very reason.
    Today's selection is absolutely gorgeous, especially the Murano bowl. I checked it straight away and it was quite sad to find out that it can only be delivered within the States. It's simply mesmerising.
    xxx

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    1. I thought that bowl was beautiful! The shape is so unusual and the gold and green make it that much more appealing. So sorry that it can't be shipped internationally!

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  13. Gorgeous collection ! Thank you so much for including my mossy tree ;)

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    1. Absolutely! It made a beautiful end to a lovely collection of emerald goodies!

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  14. Wow - green is usually the first color that I say I don't like. Accents is o.k. depending on the shade of green, but big chunks... not so much. Knowing this I am surprised to find that I like the items you found, Jamie. They truly are beautiful!

    Thank you so much for displaying my blog button on your site. It is very much appreciated :)

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    1. Yes, these pieces were really gorgeous! I particularly loved the earrings!

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  15. Oh these emerald finds are just gorgeous! I really like that glass bowl. What a beauty!
    ~Kim
    http://2justByou.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, that bowl is super pretty and the would be beautiful to look at everyday!

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  16. Love this feature! Emerald is such a rich and beautiful color, and the way you highlighted it in both nature and fashion is just awesome! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.:)

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    1. Thank you Shawn! It is such a gorgeous color in both animate and inanimate objects!

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  17. Hi, you have such a gorgeous blog.
    Would you like to follow each other maybe?

    xx BBella
    justyled.blogspot.com

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  18. emerald is such a dreamy color...time for me to buy some stuff in emerald :)

    http://www.myunfinishedlife.com/

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    1. Good luck! Hope you find some really pretty things! ;-)

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  19. I've always been a fan of emerald way before it became so popular.....See you around in 2013 my dear!!!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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    1. Spoken like a true hipster! haha! Kidding! I feel the same way. Happy new year to you too! ;-)

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  20. Totally adore emerald color and i am very happy to learn that it's a major trend for 2013!
    Thank you for your amazing comment on my blog! It means the world to me!
    Sending you kisses and hugs.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  21. WOW stunning pictures! Emerald is sooo pretty ^^ love your blog



    www.freshminhtea.blogspot.com

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  22. I found a bunch of your comments in the spam and I hopefully got that fixed. Aloha from the Aloha Friday hop! Esther Norine Designs

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  23. Beautiful color! I have a necklace with emerald green crystals and i cant stop wearing it! :)

    www.tlnique.blogspot.com

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  24. I like green so this works for me. Great post. While I was reading this I was thinking what do you have that is emerald. I had remembered by the time I got to commenting. My hub gave a pair of emerald earrings for my last b-day. I almost forgot about them!

    You picked some really nice stuff. That green corset is so hot!

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    1. Glad you liked this one! And emerald earrings sound beautiful!

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  25. love that ribbon corset!! I'm planning on doing an emerald treasury!!

    ~Amy
    www.ladymockingbird.com

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    1. Isn't is pretty?! A treasury in this color would be gorgeous!

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  26. That vintage corset is beautiful! My grandmother had a ton of these and my mother just gave me a couple that she had stored away in her hope chest.
    So excited :)

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection!
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured :)

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Wow! How cool that you actually have a couple of vintage corsets!

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    2. Hi pretty girl!! This post was one of my features today over at Raising Reagan!
      Come take a look ~

      http://raising-reagan.com/2013/01/11/feature-friday-week-10/

      Lanaya
      www.raising-reagan.com

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  27. These photographs are so beautiful!
    As for me, I don't like green colour much, just some hues (sea green, for instance). But it suits me well and even made my eyes greener (I have light green eyes). And for New Year celebration I chose a black-green outfit. I hope, I'll post some photos later.

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    1. Excited to see your new year's outfit! ;-)

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  28. Emerald is such a pretty rich color. You had some lovely photos to show the rich tones.

    Thanks for sharing your favorite post at Raising Imperfection! We feature our favorites on Friday, make sure to come back and check.
    Leslie
    www.violetimperfection.com

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  29. ive already commented saying i love this post but i just wanted to say thanks so much for your comment reply on my blog :)

    x

    ♥ Ellen
    SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM

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    1. Aww, that is nice of you! Thank you for yours! ;-)

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  30. I'm a May baby so my birth stone is emerald and I've always loved it! Lucky for me, I've got a head start with lots of emerald jewelry for this year's color trend!

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    1. Good for you! You will be on top of the trends this year!

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  31. emerald has been such a pretty trend! i think next it would be yellow-gold ish tone.




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  32. I love emerald and these earrings look just incredible :-)
    xo

    glamDevils

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  33. Jamie,

    Hello dear! Thanks for Stopping by Spunky Real Deals:-) I am still looking for a shop to team up with for our wonderful group Crafters Giveaway for Feb. 11th if you are interested shoot me an email:-)

    Xox,

    Heather P.
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    http://spunkyrealdeal.bligspot.com

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  34. I love all of these things!! I came over to thank you for your comment and return the favor of the follow!!

    Bethany @ The Sepia Puppy

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  35. Oh my goodness... you found some beautiful emerald things. Those leaf earrings!!! That gorgeous cowl!!! I'm in full agreement with you; very excited that Pantone picked emerald green. It's one of my faves! And in a world where everyone is turquoise/teal obsessed I like to stand out a bit from the crowd. Just a bit, still totally playing it safe... Make it a wonderful day!!!

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    1. Thank you! I am madly in love with those earrings too!

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  36. Great pics! Totally love it!:)

    Take a look at my blog if you want, maybe we can follow each other via bloglovin/facebook? Would mean a lot to me:)! Will add you back directly!

    www.fussylife.com
    www.facebook.com/fussylife

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  37. I found your blog via the Blart blog hop and am so pleased I have done so :-)
    I love emerald too (and was fortunate enough to be given one in a necklace for Christmas). Those two photos of the trees you included here are simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing :-)

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    1. Thank you Michele! And lucky you to have already gotten an emerald addition to your wardrobe! ;-)

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  38. Hi Jamie! Thanks for stopping by to say hello!

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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    1. Same to you Paula! Have a great week! ;-)

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  39. You always find FABULOUS digs! I LOOOOVE THAT VINTAGE PURSE!!!

    Emily
    ohthatemily.com

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    1. Thank you! It is a hard job, but somebody has to do it! ;-)

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  40. The bag and earrings (thought it was a pen at first, still cool) are amazing! :) Danica

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    1. Perfect accent pieces for incorporating emerald!

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  41. So excited to hear that Emerald is the new "it" color, I was kind of over the ox-blood trend. Great pics.
    www.ashleyudoh.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh yeah, I had already forgotten! haha! I guess that is why they call is a trend! ;-)

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  42. The green purse is so pretty - and that last pic is stunning!

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    1. Wouldn't that be a neat accent to a plum dress?!

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  43. im so glad that emerald is the color of the year! it is so pretty

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  44. Love Emerald and I love these pieces! The ribbon corset is amazing!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  45. I love all but my best one the corse it´s wonderful.kisses

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  46. Your site always just takes my breath away. Such beautiful things. Love the Emerald green!
    Katie~

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    1. Thank you so much, Katie! That is lovely of you to say and I so appreciate it! ;-)

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  47. Emerald is the color of this season! velvet is just the perfect fabric for this color!

    http://thekarllady.blogspot.fr/

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    1. Oooh, yes, I agree, that would be beautiful!

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  48. I love green! The cowl is beautiful :)

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