Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Touch of Green

As St. Patrick's Day approaches, my colorful mind naturally goes into green mode...specifically the emerald and kelly green color range.  Whether it be gorgeous spring clothes and accessories, gemstone jewelry, home decor, St. Patrick's Day sweets/drinks, or scenery (spring vacation fever!), it is all about green.  

So, here are my St. Patrick's Day loves (along with a little St. Patrick's Day trivia)...
Did you know that the color traditionally associated with St. Patrick's Day was not green, but BLUE?

Carolina Herrera runway collection Spring 2012.  It's all about the dress, but I am also loving the bangle bracelets.

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes (Photo/Recipe:  A Taste of Home )...pistachio pudding in these :)

Anthropologie Fairburn Necklace ($58) (similar here)

Chocolate Grasshopper Cheesecake (Photo/Recipe:  Pillsbury  )...w/ fudge mint cookies and creme de menthe liqueur.

Faux Malachite Jewelry Boxes ($200/$260) (

Minty Macaroons (Photo/Recipe:  Zoe Francois ).  This of-the-moment dessert trend is my fave!

An emerald green upholstered bedframe and headboard.  Green: the color of relaxation and tranquility.
Did you know that there are 34.7 million U.S. residents with Irish ancestry? This number is more than seven times the population of Ireland itself. (courtesy of

Green Nail Art: China Glaze Four Leaf Clover and Sinful Green Ocean

A green smokey eye look

The sun shining through a forest

A green-tini...yummy!

Current/Elliott ankle skinny jean in ultramarine green ($167) (

Manolo Blahnik Spring/Summer 2012 collection

Emerald green throw pillows...on a covered a beach resort (in my mind)
Did you know that while it is customary to wear green on St. Patrick's Day in the United States, the color green is actually considered unlucky in Ireland? Green is the color of faeries, which are believed to steal children who wear too much green.  (We still want our green!)

Akris runway collection Spring 2012

Karlie Kloss for Oscar de la Renta ad campaign Spring 2012

Elie Saab runway collection Spring 2012

Lake Como, Italy (George Clooney estate)

Le Meridian Hotel in Tahiti.  My ideal vacation destination!

Elie Saab runway collection Spring 2012
Sea of Sand and volcanoes Mt. Bromo (forefront) and Mt. Semeru (background) in Java, Indonesia.  Magical!

A green design for a bathroom.  It appears so relaxing, and isn't that how it should feel...

Lanvin shell minaudiere bag ($1,490)

Milly runway collection  Spring 2012

In honor of my approximately 25% Irish heritage...
The beauty of Ireland

Did you know that St. Patrick used the Shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity? - that God is composed of three entities - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit - yet each entity was part of the other just like the shamrock has three leaves but a single stem.
Shamrocks representing rebirth...the first leaf for hope, the second for faith, the third for love...and a fourth for luck :)

Pinch, Pinch


  1. Great to be following your fantastic blog! Great post,loved all the examples of green for St. Patty's. Such amazing way to wear it and make it festive and fabulous. Have a great weekend!

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  2. gorgeous styles and love the decor its beautiful!!


  3. that carolina herrera dress is TO DIE FOR gorgeous!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  4. Adore the necklace and I NEED a slice of that cake! The Milly dress is gorgeous too!


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  6. Great post! Love all the runway dresses, AND my Mok always made grasshopper pie! :)