When my husband and I were still dating and dancing around the idea of getting engaged, I remember telling him one thing: Please don’t buy me an emerald cut diamond. Now I may not be a fan of emerald cut diamonds, but an emerald cut emerald? Send them over! Emerald cut was named after the emerald, which is the stone that the cut looked best on. Any colored gemstone, like a ruby, would look fabulous in this cut. I just don’t think the cut does diamonds justice. The long facets don’t let it sparkle!
The color emerald is so rich and vibrant that I was pretty excited when Pantone had named it the color of the year. I wasn’t able to really rock last year’s Tangerine Tango–it just wasn’t for me. But emerald? That I can do! Emerald makes a bold statement, so if you’re not sure how to add in this new color to your everyday looks (or home!), I’d suggest starting small with some accessories. Here are some of my picks:
On Monday, I had the pleasure of attending my first Boston Bloggers event at Scampo in the Liberty Hotel. It was such a fun night connecting with different bloggers from the area! There were some who I had met/seen before at Blog Better Boston, but most of them I had not met yet, and had only been following them via their blogs and on Twitter. There were also some completely new faces and I am super excited to check out all of their blogs!
I decided to get all dressed up for the event in my Banana Republic fur coat, J.Crew cabernet Minnie pants, an old H&M peplum top, J.Crew Factory necklace and my Sole Society Margie heels. I topped everything off with Nars Scarlet Empress lipstick, my brand new Moo.com business cards and a Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac. The only downer of the night was the $20 parking and 40 minute drive home— I MUST move back to the city ASAP!
I love the Mini Mac! Its pretty versatile– you can double up the strap to make it shorter, use it long and cross-body, or take it off completely and use it as a clutch. I considered purchasing it in black, but I fell in love with this deep burgundy color when I saw it!
A peek at my new business cards!
If I had an extra couple hundred dollars and I was only allowed to spend them on shoes I would RUN, not walk, to Newbury Street to get a pair of Valentino Rockstud Pumps. Sadly, I haven’t hit the shoe lottery, however, I was so excited to find an affordable look-a-like pair from Sole Society!
The Margie Pump comes in three different colors and gives you that studded chic look without breaking the bank! I find them to be surprisingly versatile, and can be worn with jeans, just as easily as wearing them with a fancy dress. You’ll also get so many compliments on them–I wore them to an Alpha Phi conference in the fall and all my sisters couldn’t stop raving about how much they loved them and asking where to get a pair.
If you hit the shoe lottery…. what would you splurge on?