Pantone’s Color of the Year: Greenery

Pantone has named “Greenery” the 2017 Color of the Year. Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that is symbolic of new beginnings. Think the great outdoors meets the first day of spring.

I loved this thought from Pantone “The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world.”

At first I wasn’t thrilled with this color, but I love the idea that enjoying it in fashion, home and beauty products should remind me to reconnect with nature, so I’m definitely digging it. Here are a few ways you can enjoy it:

Green Rectangular Lacquer Serving Tray ($24.99)

This tray is perfect to add a pop of color to any room. You can use it to serve or as a piece of decor.

Piñata Tassel Drops ($36)

These earrings are fabulous and the perfect addition to any outfit.

OPI My Gecko Does Tricks ($10)

This was the perfect match for Greenery, plus it also comes in the gel color to match which is a must have for me.

Alfani Faux-Leather Moto Jacket ($99.50)

This would be a great transition piece from winter to spring.

Aerosoles Branchlet Flip Flop Sandals ($59)

These would be adorable at the beach or during the summer months. They look comfortable!

Alfani Printed Halter Dress ($89.50)

When I saw this dress I couldn’t think of anything that embodied the spirit of Greenery more. This is such a different style than I would normally wear but I think it would look great.

Ray Ban Aviators ($175)

I can totally get on board with these beauties. I’ve been eyeing a pair of aviators for a while.

Zella Live In Slim Fit Leggings ($52)

These are my favorite yoga pants, so why not get them in green?

Kate Spade Leaves Large Notepad ($7.50)

I thought this was a fun notebook that would make you think about the outdoors.

Ralph Lauren Ruffled One-Piece Swimsuit ($120)

I love the ruffles on this!

Dooney & Bourke Leighton Tote ($170.99)

It took me a long time to find a green handbag that I liked. This one is the perfect size and shade.

Sleeveless Vee Neck Wrap Dress ($138)

I wasn’t going to add a second dress, but this is just stunning.

What are your favorite Greenery items for 2017?

You can also check out my post about the 2016 colors of the year, Rose Quartz & Serenity, 2015 color of the year, Marsala, and the 2014 color of the year, Radiant Orchid.



Bachelor 21 – Week 5

We pick up right where we left off, with Corrine vs. Taylor. Nick kept both of them through the rose ceremony so we could get a dramatic two-on-one date this week.

Sarah wore Kendra Scott’s Danielle earrings ($75). They are my fav, but they didn’t save her from going home. Astrid also got the boot.

Nick whisks the rest of the women off to New Orleans for the next step in their journey. I am a huge fan of Jaimi’s “Champagne Campaign” shirt and had been eyeing it long before this episode. This version is from Private Party ($52):

Rachel gets the one-one-one date and bonds with Nick. Love Rachel, but hated her outfit on this date. These two could not have been cuter together – it is rare to see a contestant that is so confident and sure of herself. Rachel received the rose and is safe.

We can’t say as much for Corinne and Taylor, who received the dreaded two-on-one date. But first, Nick takes the girls to a plantation and then the producers tried a little too hard to make it “haunted.” Insert eye roll here. Danielle M. received the group date rose.

Next up, the two-on-one where Corinne feeds Taylor to an alligator…okay maybe not, but it got ugly. Taylor can’t accept Nick’s rejection and pops up again during his dinner date with Corinne. We will have to wait and see what happens next week!

Are you Team Taylor or Team Corinne this week?

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February 2017 Pinspired

For this month’s Pinspired, I thought I would create a fun Valentine’s Day look. The outfit below really stood out to me. I enjoy having pops of color mixed with neutrals for a fun and sexy Valentine’s Day look.

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To get started, I LOVE this Off-The-Shoulder Jersey Dress from Ralph Lauren. You can find it here ($74.99) and here in more sizes in the Petite ($74.99).

I adore anything from Badgley Mischka and this Jenna Snap Back Cocoon Coat ($279.90) is no different.

To top off the look, these BCBGeneration Pretia Pumps ($49.95) are just icing on the cake.

All of these items together would make you the star of Valentine’s Dinner if you’re having one. I would love to see some looks in the comments below that you want me to tackle for the next Pinspired.

Also, let me know if you end up trying this month’s Pinspired look!

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Bachelor 21 – Week 4

Week 4 picks up where we left off at the pool party. The girls are upset about Corinne’s antics, but really they are just jealous that Nick seems to be so into her. I liked Jasmine’s cover up, which she got at T.J. Maxx. I found this Floral Print Kimono for $24.99:

At the rose ceremony, Nick sent home Brittany and Christen. You know I wasn’t too upset about it since I couldn’t even remember their names…

Chris Harrison comes to tell the girls that they get to travel to the exciting locale of Waukesha, Wisconsin! When they arrive, Nick picks Danielle L. for the first one-on-one date. I won’t be sharing Danielle’s evening attire as she was popping out of it the entire concert. But she got the rose, so I guess it worked.

Next up for the group date, the girls got the chance to do some work down on the farm. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wanted to muck out stables while trying to impress a guy… It worked for Kristina and she receives the group date rose.

Raven gets the final one-on-one date this week and she gets to meet Nick’s family and attend a roller skating party. Later that evening, Raven goes into crazy detail about how her ex-boyfriend cheated on her and she beat him in the head with a stiletto. Nick doesn’t seem to worry and gives Raven the rose.

We get another to be continued after Corrine and Taylor have it out during the rose ceremony. To be fair there wasn’t a lot of great fashion in this episode, maybe I will get a better look when we pick this back up.

Are you #TeamCorrine or #TeamTaylor?

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Bachelor 21 – Week 3

Never again do we have to hear about Jade and Tanner’s wedding…at least until the Women Tell All. Nick finally sent Liz home in the last episode, but now he has to deal with the consequences. The girls feel like they were being lied to the whole time…or at least for two episodes.

Danielle M. wore a sold out Theory Saida Striped Sweater. This Brooks Brothers Cotton Stripe Crewneck Sweater ($78) is similar:

Sarah wore Jetset Diaries Sunset Bodycon Dress. I found a similar Tadashi Shoji Cap Sleeve Lace Dress ($408) to recreate the look:

Astrid wore the LIKELY Driggs Strapless Dress ($178). I also found this similar Charles Henry Off the Shoulder Woven A-Line Dress ($88) with more sizes:

Raven wore the Stylestalker Sofala Midi Dress ($99). This NSR Floral Lace Slipdress is similar ($78):

Corrine ended up sleeping through the rose ceremony after a scandalous whipped cream show for Nick. She already had a rose though so Nick sent home Lacey, Hailey, and Elizabeth. The next day, a few lucky women are treated to a special group date with The Backstreet Boys! Danielle L. was selected to get serenaded with Nick as part of the date. Corrine is apparently a self-admitted bad dancer and she is still trying to make up for her snoozefest which puts her in the awkward position of not feeling very confident on this date.

Back at the mansion, the one-on-one date card comes and it says “Vanessa, you make me feel like I am floating.”Their zero-gravity date was SO adorable! I would love to do that with my husband. I did feel bad that she got sick at the end though. I loved her black moto jacket during the evening date and found this similar Levi’s Faux Leather Moto Jacket ($150):

The next group date card was for Rachel, Alexis, Astrid, Jamie, Sarah, Brittany, and Dominique and says “I’m done playing the field.” During the group portion of the date, Astrid wore a Kendall & Kylie Stripe Strapless Jumpsuit ($69.30):

While Dominique was self-imploding, Sarah was enjoying her wine with the Kendra Scott Naomi Ring ($130):

Instead of a cocktail party, Nick decided on a pool party. Sarah wore a sold out Show Me Your Mumu Honolulu High Neck Bikini Top in the Strike a Rose pattern. The bikini bottom is still available for $40 and a similar top is available for $46. I found a similar Floral Foliage Bikini Top ($17.90) and bottom ($12.90). She also wore the Kendra Scott Elisa Pendant Necklace ($50):

To be continued…who will stay and who will go? Find out next week…

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Bachelor 21 – Week 2

Week 2 of The Bachelor kicks off with the first group date of the season for Corrine, Vanessa, Sarah, Alexis, Hailey, Lacey, Brittany, Jasmine, Raven, Danielle L., Taylor and Elizabeth W. and the card says “Always a bridesmaid…” The ladies then head off to a raunchy themed wedding photo shoot where Corrine takes off her top and proceeds to make out with Nick, half-naked in front of the other women. Classy.

During the evening portion of the date, Corrine is drunk and can’t stop stealing Nick away from the other women – which of course doesn’t bother anyone. On top of winning the photo challenge, Corrine also wins the group date rose – Nick is definitely drinking the Corinne Kool-aid. Unfortunately, there weren’t any stand out looks during this group date, so I don’t have anything to share with you on that end. If there is something you are interested in let me know!

Back at the mansion, Danielle M. gets the group date rose which says “Our relationship is about to take off.” One of the necklaces is the Pavé Diamond Charm Necklace ($168) from Brooke Worthington:

On the evening date Danielle shared the heartbreaking story of her fiance. She is so sweet, that is an awful ordeal and she must be very brave to come on this show after something like that. She wore a custom made Cavanagh Baker jumpsuit. This Laundry by Shelli Segal Jumpsuit ($148) is similar:

Nick gives Danielle the rose and she is safe until next week.

Meanwhile, the next group date card comes for Christen, Josephine, Astrid, Jamie, Kristina, and Liz saying “We need to talk…” Nick takes the ladies to the Museum of Broken Relationships where he has donated the engagement ring he almost gave to Kaitlyn. The women have to break up with Nick live as part of the date. What is more awkward than the terrible outfits is the breakup between Liz and Nick. It is time to send her home!

The only outfit that I thought was nice was from Kristina. She wore the sold out Lotus Top from Cupcakes and Cashmere. I found a different floral top that would also look great with white shorts and wedges. It is also from Cupcakes and Cashmere, the Tibet Floral Top ($84):

During the evening portion of the date, Nick finally confronts Liz and sends her home. This was definitely the right move as the other women never would have trusted him after they found out. The episode ends on a To Be Continued note and we will have to wait to see how the women react. Do you think anyone will leave?

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Bachelor 21 – Week 1

The Bachelor is back and so is Nick Viall for his fourth round on the show! I have to admit that Nick has always been one of my favorites. I loved him on Andi’s season and was so stunned when she picked Josh. I’m glad he’s getting his own turn to do the picking.

Here are some of the fashion highlights from Week 1…

Danielle Lombard has AMAZING hair…seriously hair envy for days! Since she owns a nail salon I bet she hers look impeccable the entire season. In her intro video, she wore this Tularosa Amelia Crop Top ($118) at the beach.

I loved Vanessa Grimaldi’s effortless girl-next-door style with her white off-the-shoulder sweater with black stripes. I found two similar options, a Vince Striped Bouclé Cashmere Sweater ($345) and a Calvin Klein Striped Open Stitch Sweater ($31.33):

Danielle Lombard looked stunning in her black lace plunge gown and Nick definitely noticed! I found a few similar options if you want to recreate the look. There’s this Dress the Population Michelle Sequin Gown ($318) and this ABS Jersey Triangle-Sleeve Gown ($390):

Rachel Lindsay stunned in a sold out red lace one shoulder Mac Duggal gown. This Adrianna Papell Embellished Lace One-Shoulder Gown ($179) is similar:

Hailey Merkt pretty much told Nick that she wasn’t wearing underwear so there’s that. She looked good in her Open-Back Floor-Length Terani Dress ($249), but that’s definitely not how I would make an entrance…

Elizabeth Sandosz was up next an in case you don’t get tired of hearing it in the coming episodes, she previously met Nick at Jade & Tanner’s wedding and they had a one-night stand. Lots of drama to unpack there, but she looked great in her navy blue sequined plunge dress. I found a few similar options to recreate her look; first Dress the Population’s Harper Mermaid Gown ($308), second, Mac Duggal’s Sequin Slit Gown ($338), and third, Ralph Lauren’s Sequin & Jersey Cowl Back Gown ($184).

Corinne Olympios is already turning out to be a polarizing figure this season and definitely our “villian.” As much as she annoys me, I have to admit that she looked stunning on night one in her burgundy plunge number. I found a few options if you want to get her look. This Floor-length Evening Dress ($132.99) which has a burgundy option (not pictured) and this Burgundy Halter Plunge Neck Twist Front Open Back Dress ($20):

Next up is Danielle Maltby who brought Nick some homemade maple syrup. She wore the Conversation Piece Wine Red Backless Maxi Dress from LuLu’s ($74):

Enter Lauren Hussey, who pointed out that together they could be a disgusting hussy (because that’s what you want your new boyfriend to think about the first time he meets you). She did have a classic look including a Badgley Mischka Sequin Cowl Back Halter Gown ($492.99). This LuLu’s Slink and Wink Matte Rose Gold Sequin Maxi Dress ($78) is similar:

Despite Corinne’s stolen kiss, it was Rachel who snagged the first impression rose from Nick. Nick also kissed her which was a little different from Corrine’s kiss which she initiated. Nick decided to let Angela, Briana, Ida Marie, Jasmine B., Lauren, Michelle, Olivia and Susannah go home this week. We are now down to 22 ladies for week two.

Who are your favorites so far?

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Red Carpet Looks with Rissy Roo’s

Disclosure: I was selected for this sponsored post by Rissy Roo’s.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Award season is upon us! I love this time of year as it is full of glitz and glam, two of my favorite things. A few years back I attended an awesome red carpet event with an Academy Awards theme. I was thinking about doing something like that again this year so I can get all dolled up for my own Oscar-type event. I’m loving some of the new trends in gowns and figured I would share my top six looks for an Academy Awards event from Rissy Roo’s.

Jovani Jeweled Fitted Gown with Overskirt ($460)

This dress is stunning! I love the mix of the beaded applique and the full sheer overlay. It’s like two dresses in one.

Jovani Elegant Off the Shoulder Ball Gown ($500)

This dress made me think Cinderella. It is an elegant ball gown. I would get this in the Royal color.

Primavera Sequin V-Neck Open Back Dress ($379)

This dress screams Roaring 20’s to me. I just adore the cap sleeves!

Shail K. Beaded Illusion Chiffon Evening Gown ($470)

The color of this dress first caught my eye, I love that it is ultra feminine.

Jovani Sparkling Sequin Illusion Prom Dress ($500)

I love this gunmetal look! This dress sort of reminded me of one of Halle Berry’s famous red carpet looks.

Jovani Striking High Neck Fitted Jersey Prom Dress ($590)

Last but not least, I thought this was a fun twist on the classic black halter. Plunging necklines are hot this year as we recently saw at the Golden Globes.

What are your favorite red carpet looks this season?

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Bachelorette 12 – Week 4

The boys finally get rid of Chad and celebrate in a grand fashion. They come together one last time in a grand fashion, but that only lasted up until the rose ceremony. James F. and Daniel were sent home. JoJo wore the Jay Godfrey Stanfield Gown ($324). This La Femme Sheer Racerback Dress ($298) has a similar cut:

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JoJo and the boys ditch the U.S. for Uruguay for the next leg of their trip. JoJo wore a sold out Alice + Olivia Darcelle Leaf-Print Tunic Top. This Apt. 9® Crochet Palm Leaf Cover-Up ($28) is similar:

alice-and-olivia-tunic

In her overview for the week, JoJo wore the Blue Life Wild & Free Romper ($160):

blue-life

Over coffee, JoJo wore Ramy Brooks Pants ($187.50) and Dolce Vita Nolin Dress Sandal ($95). To recreate her look I found this Todd & Duncan Cashmere Crewneck ($168) and Lafayette 148 New York Kenmare Flare-Leg Pants ($138):

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JoJo selects Jordan for the first international one-on-one date. She kicked off the date wearing the Chase Tie Strap Cold Shoulder Knit ($119). This Zeeva Cold-Shoulder Sweater ($149.50) is similar:

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They spend their day on a yacht where JoJo wears a Guria Crochet Collection Bikini Top ($49.99) /Bottom($51.99):

guria-crochet

During the dinner part of the date, JoJo really grilled Jordan with the tough questions. She seemed to be happy with his responses. She wore the Alice + Olivia Riki Dress ($350). This Bronx and Banco LouLou Dress ($182) is similar:

alice-and-olivia-riki-dress

Coming off of her high from Jordan, JoJo returns to the hotel to discover that her ex has done a tell-all interview with In Touch that doesn’t paint her in the best light. She heads over to set the record straight with the guys wearing the sold out BB Dakota Tabitha Fuzzy Cardigan. The BB Dakota Women’s Gray Galileo Fuzzy Cardigan ($129) is similar:

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On the group date, JoJo takes the boys sandsurfing and wore a BP Undercover Lace Halter Bralette ($29) and Robyn Rhodes Alicia Necklace ($69.99):

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Next up is JoJo’s one-on-one with Robby. They start out with a little playdate on the beach. JoJo wore a striped sweater. I found this similar Splendid Women’s Tucson Striped Loose Knit Easy Pullover ($110.41):

splendid

JoJo and Robby decide to jump off a cliff together, which I guess is a good date activity to do with the professional swimmer. JoJo wore the Becca Sliding Triangle Top ($27.99) and Loop Tie Side Brazilian Bottom ($29.99).

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During their dinner date, JoJo wore a sold out Blue Life Gigi Jumper. This Michael Kors Lux Matte Jersey Halter-Neck Wide-Leg Jumpsuit ($140) will recreate the look:

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Here is a close up of her Robyn Rhodes Jean Ring ($69.99), Jules Vance Jewelry Sparkle Lariat Necklace ($80), and Robyn Rhodes Leona Necklace ($99):

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At the rose ceremony, JoJo wore the Ieena by MacDuggal Style 25008i Dress. I thought this M-Slit Halter Neck Maxi Dress ($24.90) was similar:

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Evan, Grant and Vinny were sent home…to be reunited in Paradise!

What did you think about Week 4?

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Fall 2016 Favorites

It is officially fall people! Now that the leaves are starting to turn and we have officially said goodbye to summer, it’s time to stock up on our favorite things for fall. Here are my favs for 2015, 2014, and 2013 if you want to take a look back.

Faded Glory Women’s Wedge Boot ($24.87)

Can you believe these are from Walmart?!

faded-glory-boot

Buckle Trim Cape ($79.97)

This screams Olivia Pope to me!

buckle-trim-cape

OPI We the Female

This is more than a nail color, this is a statement.

Faux Fur Collar ($68)

I LOVE this! My bestie Jen would probably love this too. What a great way to take your outfit up a notch.

fur-collar

Eva Longoria Faux Leather Power Ponte Dress ($119.95)

I would rock this at work! I love that it has sleeves because I sometimes hate wearing blazers.

fuax-leather-dress

Leinenkugel’s Harvest Patch Shandy

I didn’t think I would like this, but it turns out that I loved it!

PS Shandy

Wool Cloche Hat ($24.97)

This is so Blair Waldorf!

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Braided Cold-Shoulder Sweater ($88)

I love everything about this, the braid, the exposed shoulders and the color!

braided-sweater

Cinnamon Sugared Doughnut Candle ($22.50)

I bought this at the Bath & Body Works outlet on a candle spree and have been waiting until the first day of fall to start using it. It smells SO good!

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Stella and Dot Rebel Pendant ($79)

I’ve admired this one for a while and I recently saw someone wearing it at a meeting and loved it.

rebel-pendant

Faux Leather Pencil Skirt ($39.97)

This is so cute and a great price!

leather-pencil-skirt

BP Minimal Flap Faux Leather Backpack ($49)

I have been 50/50 on the backpack trend, but I love the look of it here.

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BP Off the Shoulder Sweater Dress ($59)

I wasn’t planning on posting two dresses here, but I really love this for a more casual look with boots or the booties.

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What are your favorite things for fall?



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