Sunday, 20 January 2013

An Ode to Emerald and Jade

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The occurrence is about as rare as a blue moon (every two to three years, if Wikipedia is to be believed), but on occasion I genuinely like what is considering to be 'in', stylistically speaking. Not really since the bib fronted dresses and blouses with Peter Pan Collars and self-covered buttons looks that were floating around a few years ago has my stylistic tendencies aligned themselves with popular taste.

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My love for wearing emerald and jade tones started a couple of years ago when I bought the second hand Vans pictured below on eBay. But it took a blog post on the Burdastyle website (which I pretty much never check) to catch my eye to learn that popular culture is apparently now in agreement with me.


The introduction of these into my wardrobe showed me how good this colour goes with the other colours I usually wear (black, navy, white, red and mustard, nautical stripey and leopard print... yes I do consider those last two colours!). As a woman with 'Winter' colouring (!), I'm meant to wear clear, bright jewel colours, which I agree I look best in. Since then, emerald and jade have been welcome new comers to my wardrobe when suitable fabric and second hand items avail themselves.


Sewing-wise, I've made a jade coloured peplum stretch top (pictured above) and a jade bolero shrug (pictured below), and thrifting-wise I recently scored an emerald shrug from a charity shop in York over Christmas. Having a hunt through my Pinterest boards, it appears my subconscious has been sourcing garments in these shades for a while! It's also more recently been considering how to introduce them into outfits.



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15 comments:

Rebecca Wagner said...

I love the bolero, do cute!!:)

www.becstitches.blogspot.com.au

zozo said...

I love both garments. Jade has long been a favourite colour of mine. but my colouring is more mousy.

Bambi Cottage said...

I love when things that are my style come back into fashion. Not because I like to be in fashion, just because when things go out of fashion again tend to find those things in charity shops or bootsales!
;0)

Miriam said...

yeah they are great garments. I'm not really ever in fashion but from time to time we collide!! :o)

Milenushka said...

I love how the internet works.. I just posted about a dress I love in emerald green, that I made a first version in jade tone. (Thank you btw for helping me figure out the name of that color in english:) I also find the jewel tones most flattering on me and also most enchanting to look at. Is that the jewel thing?
p.s. didn't you make your wedding dress in jewel? (yes, I have been following for a while, just haven't commented:)
if you wanna take a look at my emerald- jade stuff -http://thehomeblues.blogspot.co.il/2013/01/the-dress-inspector-jil-sander-emerald.html
and my version in the works-
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.397059510388993.95456.316081625153449&type=1

Stephanie said...

I LOVE those colors, but never wear them. That should probably change. Your peplum top is darling.

Marilo Franconetti said...

me encanta el verde, es mi color favorito¡¡¡ la falda es muy bonita y original¡¡¡ besos http://misamoreslaslabores.blogspot.com.es/

gingermakes said...

I love emerald, too! I bet it looks lovely on you (not so sure about the color on me). The peplum is particularly cute!

ShanniLoves said...

My favorite color...and my birthstone :0

Drop Stitches Not Bombs said...

They're my favourites too! Perhaps because I too am (apparently) a 'Winter'...

Beklet said...

Green! Oh I love me some green....maybe now my local fabric shop will sell a decent selection of green so I can stockpile....

acharmofmagpies said...

Great colours but hard to find! That'll all change this season. I'd love to have more jewel greens in my wardrobe. But I have just picked up some amazing apple green fabric so am looking forward to that! Your two green makes are fabulous.

theamazingtaracat said...

Love the coat with the leopard collar! I have a wonderful piece of vintage emerald fabric in my stash that I have been hoarding. Maybe this season I will finally get the balls to use it?

tors (girl meets wolf) said...

See, this is why I love pinterest so much, it helps clarify your taste, very helpful if you're as clueless as me! I love jade and emerald, but despite also being a winter complexion I just haven't built up the courage to wear them yet. I do love your peplum top though, looks amazing, you trend-setter you!

Bromeliad said...

I'm loving these colors, too. It's a very specific kind of green.

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