Pantone Color the Year - Emerald!
Pantone Color of the Year – Emerald

If you’ve noticed a preponderance of emerald green gowns on red carpets at a television near you, you’ve just spotted a new trend.  Emerald green nail polish? Yep. My salon offers it from several different nail polish manufacturers. Emerald green eye shadow? Oh yes. Worn judiciously, it’s flattering to most skin tones and eye colors. Emeralds? Seriously. Do you really need to ask?

Emerald green is Pantone’s Color of the Year.  (There really is such a thing. The color for 2012 was Tangerine Tango. It seeped into our subconscious without our even realizing it and that is why tangerine-painted nails looked so right last spring. Do you remember? The way I do is that I had just gotten my nails done with a vivid tangerine orange polish and loved it so, I texted a photo of my latest manicure to my daughter who, coincidentally was having her nails done at the same time, but in another city. Give you one guess as to what color she chose.)  Now it’s emerald green that’s going to be on our fingertips, eyelids, on hangers in our closets and on our feet.

Here, a few ways to capture the trend …

British Racing Green from Butter LondonBritish Racing Green by butter LONDON. What better – and more inexpensive – way to ride the trend than with emerald green tips and toes?




Aerosoles Betunia in Emerald Green
Aerosoles Betunia in Emerald Green

Comfy, cushiony and cute! Aerosoles Betunia is a chic flat that feels as good as it looks. Available in several colors – and in emerald green, of course.



Green Scarf from
Bamboo chenille and cotton woven scarf from
From light to dark green, this bamboo chenille and cotton scarf from K’amolon K’i K’ojonel envelops with soft warmth. The stylish scarf features an opening through which the scarf can be adjusted to the desired fit.

Smashbox eye shadow in Neptune
Smashbox Cream Eyeshadow in Neptune

Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow in Neptune delivers a bold, striking look that stays put for up to 15 hours.



Angelina-inspired faux emerald earrings
Angelina-Inspired Faux Emerald Earrings

Who can forget when Angelina Jolie wore drop dead gorgeous emerald earrings on the Academy Awards red carpet? Now, get the look without the price …



Reiss Venna Emerald Green Dress
Venna Emerald Green Dress by Reiss

Venna boat neck dress in emerald green from Reiss is a chic, tailored, flattering shift dress. This classic style has been given a modern spin with double off-the shoulder-style cap sleeves, cross-over, folded and exposed seam detail to the front and body-shaping tailoring. (Pssst!  It’s on sale for $144. from $360!)




Latico Green Wallet

Stay organized and fashionable with the sleek Roxie Wallet. Secured by a magnetic snap, it features an exterior slip pocket, an ID window, two interior slip pockets, two interior open compartments, and eight credit card slots.

It’s 2013. Go for the Green!

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