color theory

color theory: emerald

by TRESCHICMAMA on December 11, 2012 · 14,278 comments

You’ve heard the news, Pantone has declared emerald as the 2013 color of the year so naturally, we’ve scouted the web for the best dresses in the cheerful hue. Brighten up your winter wardrobe by opting for pieces in this stunning jewel tone!

1. Vanessa Knox Penelope dress, $184
2. Hatch Collection The Shirt Dress short, $248
3. A Pea in the Pod 3/4 sleeve wrap dress, $99
4. Asos maternity dress with chiffon sleeve, $26
5. More of Me Betty Top, $140


Not that we need an excuse to create a story around one of our all-time favorite colors, emerald green, but given that St. Patrick’s Day is only hours away, we decided it wouldn’t hurt to get into the spirit. This shade of green might seem daunting at first, but paired with neutrals it can look surprisingly polished. Though white is a clear choice, don’t be quick to discard pairing this striking color with earthy tones, grey or a touch of black. If you want to go the monochromatic road, make sure you’re opting for separates in different shades so as to avoid the superhero look (fashion should always be fun, but not funny…). Accessories are always a great resource for keeping up with trends (or in this case a lucky tradition) without too much risk. A great pair of heels, sophisticated clutch or a refreshing new polish for your digits is all you need to rock green… the irish way!

Moving on to the LUCKY DAY part: to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day tcm has partnered with Isabella Oliver, and you have three days to purchase pieces from their new Spring 2012 arrivals at 15% off!! Just enter promo code TCMPADDY at checkout and stock up on sophisticated maternity wardrobe staples that will make you look so good… it will make your friends go green with envy! OFFER runs from today Friday March 16 until Sunday March 18 Midnight ET*.  Happy Shopping Mamas!!

St. Patrick’s roundup, clockwise from left:

Stuart Weitzman capsize shoes, $375
Kate Spade bow bridge monette, $225
Isabella Oliver wrap around top, $125
Isabella Oliver Brooke Jeans in white, $79
Green nail polish roundupNARS Zulubutter LONDON British Racing Green, MAC Jade Dragon (out of stock), Illamasqua ViridianRevlon Emerald City

Photo Credits: Glitter Guide, Stockholm Street Style, The Blonde Salad, Gary Pepper Vintage

 *The offer TCMPADDY entitles the customer to 15% off Isabella Oliver new arrivals and runs from Friday 16th March until Midnight Sunday 18th March 2012. All orders are subject to acceptance under Isabella Oliver’s standard terms and conditions. Orders that are considered to be commercial may be excluded from these offers. Normal return policy applies however items bought during a sale period can only be returned within 7 days of receipt of the parcel. This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other Isabella Oliver offer, internet offer or delivery offer unless specifically stated, non Isabella Oliver goods, and specific items including Gift Vouchers and Accessories.