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Pantone color of the year 2017

Pantone color of the year 2017 greenery

Photo courtesy of Pantone

It is that time of year again! Pantone has announced the color of the year, 2017! The color of 2017 is named by Pantone as “Greenery.”

Greenery of course is exactly what it’s name implies; it’s green. This is a natural green hue. It is a medium green which will be easy to wear as a neutral tone in 2017. Greenery also happened to be splashed all over the New York Fashion Week runways for the spring/summer 2017 seasons. You can read more about that here.

Here is a green moment from New York Fashion Week spring/summer 2017.

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Photo from Supima Design Comp. Read about it here.

What do you think of Greenery for 2017? Is this a color you can see yourself wearing throughout the year?

I have to admit, I like Greenery! Green is already one of my favorite colors behind blue and purple. I have a few pieces in my wardrobe which are around this green hue, so I am looking forward to pulling them out to wear in 2017.

Green lace on the A Detacher spring 2017 NYFW runway. 

In addition to Greenery, look for military green in the spring/summer 2017 family of green hues. If Greenery isn’t your thing, you can look to military green as your way of rocking the green trend in 2017.

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Military Green on the Marissa Webb spring/summer 2017 runway. Read about her show here.

Although Greenery did appear on the runway quite often for the spring/summer 2017 season in New York, many designers mixed it into prints, as you can see above from Supima, rather than use it as a solid color. It should be interesting to see, now that Greenery was deemed the Color of the Year 2017, if it appears in a solid state on store shelves for spring, or if designers keep it mixed in patterns.

Vivienne Tam spring 2017 NYFW runway. She mixed Greenery in prints for spring.

Stay tuned! I will be attending the shows at New York Fashion Week this upcoming February to see what will be hot for the fall/winter 2017/2018 seasons. Do you think Greenery will be a hot color for fall too? I will let you know!

Thanks for stopping by,

XOXO

Cathy

*All photos by me except Vivienne Tam. Photos from Vivienne Tam’s runway are press photos courtesy of Vivienne Tam


Chanel Emeraude nail polish for summer 2016 review

chanel emeraude nail polish summer 2016

Pictured: Chanel Emeraude nail polish for summer 2016

Chanel Emeraude nail polish is a vivid, dark green nail polish hue from Chanel’s summer 2016 beauty collection. This seemingly autumn hue, is just bright enough to border on a summer green; yet dark enough to be a good transitional color for the late summer, and early fall season. Love that!

While dark green is normally a color we see in the fall season, Chanel has thrown out the notion of traditional seasonal hues, and they have given us a fall brown, as reviewed here, and a fall green; with a twist. Although the summer brown nail polish hue offered an extremely autumn vibe, Chanel Emeraude nail polish offers a mixture of summer and fall; making the shade transcend season.

Chanel Emeraude nail polish is a fabulous color to wear this summer season in contrast to all of the bright colors, and girlish pinks, we are seeing in nail polish this season. Emeraude by Chanel is an evergreen hue, with a slight sparkle undertone, which plays well with summer neutrals, as well as summer brights. It also offers a fresh take on what summer green is supposed to look like.

I tested out Chanel Emeraude nail polish with one base coat, two coats of Emeraude, and one shiny top coat. The nail polish wore well for a full week. I had a little bit of wear on my right hand, but I believe it is from cleaning the kitchen without gloves. I am really bad about wearing gloves to do housework.

This will be a fun color to wear later on in the summer when I start to style my summer clothing in the fall trends. It looks amazing with shades of brown, and summer neutrals. I love the earthy vibe it gives off.

You can find Chanel Emeraude nail polish for summer 2016 online here, and here.


Earth Day 2016

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Pictured: Globe

Happy Earth Day 2016! Today is the day we remind ourselves to be kind to our planet, not just for ourselves, but for future generations.

Take a moment today to evaluate how you are helping our planet in your daily life. Are there ways you can use less water throughout your home? Are there lights on in rooms which are empty? How can we all save energy, water, and reduce our carbon footprint. Can you walk to the post office instead of drive? Can you reuse a plastic bottle instead of throwing it away?

We are always looking for ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle in our home. I know I need to do better when it comes to my plastic bottle usage. I would also love to find out more ways to conserve water; especially since El Nino is over, and La Nina is approaching! Yikes!

If you would like some ideas about how you can help on Earth Day, please visit EarthDay.org.

If you are feeling charitable, please take a moment to look at my favorite environmental charity, The League to Save Lake Tahoe, also know as “Keep Tahoe Blue.” You can find them online at KeepTahoeBlue.org

Since this is a fashion, style, and beauty blog, I thought I would share a few fabulous products with you which use recycled parts to make them beautiful. I hope you love them!

What are some ways you are helping our planet today? Please share your activities and ideas in the comments below!

Thank you for stopping by,

XOXO

Cathy