Christmas gift guide: every shade of GREEN

14/12/2012

Julie Ordon in Grand designs / Marie Claire UK December 2011 (photography: Frederic Pinet, styling: Jayne Pickering) via fashioned by love british fashion blog / gift guide / shopping list in emerald green
There were many reasons for me to choose a green-themed gift guide as a part of the series. Emerald is my birth stone, so I guess our love for each other was written in the stars. Whenever somebody asked what my favourite colour was I would always respond with “Green… and blue”. Those two are the ones I’ve always worn and adored. They also changed the colour of my eyes accordingly, which was a bonus.

My emerald green memories began early. I had green dresses, loved my grandma’s jewellery, dreamed of wearing a dress like the one I saw in Gone with the Wind on Scarlett, adored the practically liquid creation worn by Keira Knightley in Atonement (do you know they had to have several dresses made as it was so fragile it hardly lasted through a scene?), was mildly obsessed with gorgeous emerald earrings on Angelina and strangely attracted to the Dolce&Gabbana sequined dress from their 2011 collection. As you can see, the mysterious colour and I have quite a history. And I already blogged about it in the past.

It made me smile when Pantone announced that emerald was the colour of 2013. In the blogging world it will probably be the same as it was with mint last spring and summer – everyone was suddenly wearing it. I’ll be curious to see what happens in a few weeks or months. For now, get ahead of the queue by treating yourself to some emerald greens – or something slightly different in case you prefer warmer shades.

Julie Ordon in Grand designs / Marie Claire UK December 2011 (photography: Frederic Pinet, styling: Jayne Pickering) via fashioned by love british fashion blog / gift guide / shopping list in emerald green

Where to buy: 1. Green jewel box clutch bag at Dorothy Perkins (£20 Was £29), 2. Little treat bath and shower oil by Aromatherapy Associates (£12), 3. Privet Bloom perfume by Hampton Sun (£59), 4. Emerald green silk blouse by Tucker at TrilogyStores (£245), 5. Vintage Modernist brooch by Yves Saint Laurent (£229.46), 6. Crystal gold plated snake bracelet by Kenneth Jay Lane (£114 Was £285), 6A. Cashmere sweater at Uniqlo (£59 Was £79), 7. Green silk dress by Issa (£368), 8. Cour Byzantine ring by Sylvia Toledano (£125), 9. Green stone drop earrings by Sikara & Co (£87), 10. Faux fur Frances scarf by KG (£15 Was £60), 11. Ana bracelet by Ela Stone (£75), 12. Vintage Paris Proues scarf by Hermes (£254), 13. Crystal tealight holder by Seletti (£39.76), 14. Lingerie Elferine set by Mimi Holliday here & here (US/Canada) & here and here (Europe) (£98), 15. Zip front green tote bag at Oasis (£25 Was £45), 16. Hamilton Saffiano leather key ring  by Michael Kors (£30), 17. Python ankle boots by Alexandre Birman (£406 Was £1015)

Photo source: Julie Ordon in Grand designs / Marie Claire UK December 2011 (photography: Frederic Pinet, styling: Jayne Pickering)

78 comments:

  1. I wanna wear this now;-)
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com/

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  2. O I love the green wrap dress and the mini holliday set! V.excited about emerlald being the colour for 2013 x

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    1. I really like the dress, too. I had an exact image in my mind when I was looking for it and this one was perfect. x

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  3. I think green is such an underrated holiday colour that deserves a lot more attention - this collection just shows how beautiful it can be. Great picks!
    xox,
    Cee

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  4. great post! the dress of the first pic is amazing

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    1. That's Dolce&Gabbana one I mentioned in the post... :)

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  5. nice green items.
    the underwear looks great!


    OPI & CHANEL GIVEAWAY
    http://fashionluvbynicole.blogspot.com

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  6. Perfect wish list! I want those boots - too fab!

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    1. I've been thinking of them, too... So beautiful. Shame my size was sold out - or perhaps, it was good otherwise I'd end up spending more money on shoes... :)

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  7. Would love to get the green earrings gifted :). have great weekend!

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  8. Thank you Rus :)

    New post on :
    Http://Fashioneiric.blogspot.com

    Coline.

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  9. Nice items! Love this color!

    xx Karolina
    CARAMODE

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  10. love this color too and all your finds are great, especially the dress and the boots!:) Kisses dear! xo

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  11. I like this post so much: these green finds are wonderful!
    What about following each other? Cosa mi metto???
    Win a Daniel Wellington watch!!

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  12. Green is one of my favourite colours (one of my Christmas gifts is a green jacket) and emerald green is such a gorgeous shade. I've always loved wearing it, so the fact that it will be the colour of 2013 isn't too important (I will probably do quite the opposite and wear it less). I've been obsessed with those Angelina earrings too. Too bad I can't wear earrings as my ear lobes are allergic to any kind of metal.

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend! xo

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    1. Ada, I am so curious about the jacket... Promise to show the photo, please. :)
      x

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  13. Woooow...............just absolutely stunning choices,Natalia!:-)*

    Adore this color and all little nuances from,really stunning and sure for the Christmas night!!!

    Wish you wonderful weekend,

    Hugs,
    ***Violetta***

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  14. I have always loved emerald rings but I don't think I have anything emerald (or even green in my wardobe) I've only just realised that whilst reading your post! I would certainly like to change that with the gorgeous Issa dress - it's gorgeous!
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  15. OMG I see myself in the words of your post!! Green has always been one of my favorite colors ever (along with red).
    Great selection of green items BTW!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  16. Green is my favorite! That lingerie set is adorable and so delicate :)

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  17. You know how much I love your gift guides!! Green is one of my all time favorite colors and I love all of these picks especially the cashmere sweater and the tote.
    Happy Friday, hun!
    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  18. I love that bag! Green is one of my favorite colors but I dont own as much green as I should

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  19. I love the color green and I love it in every shade! That clutch is so cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  20. I love green colour. This dress number 11 is stunning :-)

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  21. dress number 7. i made mistake with numbers :-)

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  22. i so wish emerald was my birthstone. mine is amethyst. hahaha i love emerald green and we will definitely being seeing more of it! love your selections. i can't get over the price of that bag from Oasis! nice!!! have a great weekend natalia.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  23. One of my favorite colors, and I love everything from your list! Thank you for the comment!

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  24. very cool and posh outfit! thanks for sharing! love those greens

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog
    P.S. I'm hosting a glasses giveaway on my blog here check it out!

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  25. I like so green *_*

    http://nastya-stormi.blogspot.de

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  26. Love this post, my dear.

    Thanks so much for your kind words.

    Happy weekend and lots of hugs,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  27. I used to feel nothing about green.... but now im loving it every day more :)
    Mostly esmerald! :D
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  28. gorgous in green;) oh i love this color! the sequined dress on top is to die for and i adore the beautiful lingerie!
    kiss,mary
    http://www.maryloucinnamon.com/

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  29. Love the top left clutch! How pretty!
    Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  30. This color is so beautiful. Just made a post about it myself.
    Happy weekend!

    X

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  31. Although green is not really my colour, I do get a hell of inspiration by this post.. Thanks!!:)

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  32. Ah yes! I remember the dress Keira wore in the movie, it was so beautiful. This stunning emerald inspiration reminds me that I have nothing (besides a tiny sling bag) in this colour and I need to amp up my wardrobe with more things in green.

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  33. Green Is my favorite colour and I am so excited Pantone announced it as the colour of fall 2013. The Birman peephole booties ae my fav.

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  34. I love this shade! So glad it's gonna be huge next year xxx

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  35. I love green color too! :)

    Caroline
    http://missoline.blogspot.com

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  36. the sequined dress is amazing!!!
    x the cookies
    samecookiesdifferent.blogspot.com

    LVE <3

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  37. Great finds, and green is such a great color to rock around the holidays for sure ;)


    XX,
    Miranda

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  38. Cool choices . I think green will be an innovation to wear on christmas :)

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  39. So stunning!

    Why don't we follow each other? :)

    XOXO,
    Monika

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  40. Emerald green is so glam and sophisticated!
    Great selection, love it!
    xxx
    S

    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  41. I've bought so much emerald this week - shameful
    Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  42. Theres even a green lingerie set to match the green outfits. Awesome hw everything were designed seamlessly for each other.

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  43. Fantastic colour! I just saw another post about emerald green and realized that I really NEED to buy something in this hue. Love peep toe booties

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  44. Great post! But do you know where the dress in the first image is from? Made me really curious...

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    1. Dolce&Gabbana. :) the one I was talking about in the post. x

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  45. Verry nice post!
    Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog!

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  46. Yes, it will be interesting to see the applications of the new 'colour of the year'. I saw the Swedish Crown Princess wear a stunning emerald green gown at the Nobel banquet in Stockholm. A very stylish example of how to wear the colour.

    In interiors I prefer to use strong colours as accents only, but that is my Swedish heart speaking.. :) I am sure there will be many wonderful and bold examples of green interiors.

    All in all, I am looking forward to a green start to 2013!

    xo Charlotta

    P.S. Thank you for stopping by and for leaving a comment over at Space for Inspiration! x

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  47. Emerald is gorgeous, just as mint green is :) Love the scarf especially!

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  48. There are far too many gorgeous things here, I do love green but for it to be wearable on me it has to be a certain shade. Love the booties!
    x.o.x.o

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  49. Love these green shades!! Look amazing.

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  50. Amazing post. You have such a fantastic blog. It would be great if we could follow each other.
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  51. Nice post!!

    I really like your blog,
    and I am following you now.
    Follow me back ?:D

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.blogspot.com

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  52. Аааа...!!! Опять столько красивостей! Обожаю изумрудный.

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  53. А я как раз думала обновить одно своё зелёное платье на НГ :)

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  54. i don't usually like green, but these look lovely:-) x

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  55. I love this green set.


    I hope you will visit my blog:

    http://www.perfection-and-harmony.blogspot.com/

    and maybe follow if U like.

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  56. great blog!

    http://thehandbagconcept.com/

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  57. I am in love with emerald green!! I have been looking for the perfect emerald green earrings!!
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  58. this green is amazing! really loving it!

    I absolutely adore your blog. Your style is great with wonderful pieces.

    Following u now via Goggle +/ bloglovin/ facebook. Follow me back if you like! ♥
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  59. Grey is sometimes a hard colour towear, but when it comes to mint or emerald, its beautifull!

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  60. The sequin dress is so beautiful :D

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  61. I have to agree, I'm obsessed with green as well, especially emerald green. I, too remember those emerald earrings Angelina Jolie wore to the Oscars. I seem to have collected a large arsenal of green, especially emerald jewellery. These shoes are gorgeous, thanks for the tips.

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  62. Emerald green is such a beautiful color, it is especially so good for the holiday season (well haha every season!) now following :)

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  63. I'm beginning to love emerald green, it's a great winter colour I think! Must invest in something green then...xo Caroline

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  64. Those python boots are to die for !

    http://www.olastory.com/

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  65. Dear Little Rus, even though I have blogged a lot about purple, in my heart, I know that green is me and me is green. I have the same trick with the eyes (they are green when I wear green and blue when I wear any other color) and I love the green jewels very much. When I have to choose a dress for a party, I am looking for green. Well, I will also received a green cuff from Saint Nicholas :*

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