Friday, October 4, 2013

Trending: Emerald

Today I'm partnering with a couple of girls to show different ways to wear emerald.  I remember first falling in love with emerald when I was shopping for my senior prom dress.  I'm pretty sure emerald was the color of 2005 too because it was everywhere.  Sadly, I didn't end up finding that emerald dress and had to go with mint instead (not quite as trendy then).  I'm excited that emerald is showing up again since it's a redhead's best friend.

Make sure to check out the other girl's outfits here: 

Mega from Dress Up on a Cloudy Day
Jessica from Jeans and a Teacup
Ashley from Ash 'n' Fashn
Elizabeth from Undeniably, me

Top - Express (really old, but somehow has a trendy jeweled collar?) / Skirt - Banana Republic / Clutch - Jennifer Lopez (old) / Shoes - ShoeMint

I wore this on Wednesday to a dinner with a couple of our friends at the top of the Hancock Building to celebrate our engagement.  The restaurant is beautiful, it has views of the city and the lake.   It was fun to have an excuse to dress up, there are very few restaurants in Chicago where tennis shoes are not acceptable.  The dinner was five courses and each course included a wine pairing, which was a liiiiitle more intense than we (or at least I) expected.  And then dessert was a gigantic ball of chocolate.  Some people seem to claim that they have a separate pocket of space in their stomach specially designed for dessert. Sadly, I am not one of those people and had let a lot of mine go to waste.  I'm sorry I let you down, giant ball of chocolatey goodness.

What are your plans for this weekend?  It's Jeff's 10 year high school reunion (I've somehow managed to let slip both of our ages in this post) so we're hanging out with some of his friends who are coming into town tonight and then going to the reunion on Saturday.  We're also having dinner with my parents and Jeff's parents on Sunday so they can get to know each other a little better/so we can celebrate some more.  I foresee lots of champagne in our future...

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  1. Emerald is gorgeous on redheads! Love the embellishment on your top. Look at you party animal! Haha sounds like you have a fun weekend coming up, enjoy all that champagne :)

  2. Love this outfit! And you are right - emerald looks amazing with red hair!

  3. Beautiful outfit, I really love the skirt! I'm glad you had fun at your engagement party/dinner. And emerald is definitely a redhead's best friend!

  4. Love this color on you!!! I never thought too much about emerald actually, glad I came across this post! Looks like I am going to have to get some emerald pieces haha

  5. Love emerald. I love how you styled it, too. I've got you pinned on my Fashion pinboard.

  6. I had no idea you got engaged!! When did this happen? Congratulations!!-- Oh and I love this outfit :)