Monday, March 4, 2013

Seeing Double: Emerald-Emerald, Doublemint



Double the Trouble, Triple the Fun  Doublemint


You've been hearing all about the color of the year being emerald green, haven't ya? And then, seeing it pop up everywhere on cue, like some pop culture fulfilling prophecy. I'll admit, I love the color emerald, but it never has felt like "me." Perhaps I'm too much of ruby  girl. But Atonement, and the lovely Keira Knightly rocking the frock out of that emerald green gown, I've softened a bit towards this lush, precious hue. And, when I saw this green- as-spring vintage dress on the racks of Beats and Bohos, for the first time, the color emerald felt like me. 

All of two of me, in fact.


Double the Trouble: Emerald Green, Front + Back

What can I say? I'm a Gemini and am no stranger to the occasional encounter of one's stylish doppleganger. 

I kept the dressing simple. To show off the stunning jewel-toned color, I paired it with that glorious beast-of-burden neutral, camel. These shoes, which you'll see in more detail in an upcoming outfit post, are gold glitter tipped and were on sale, a motherlode of a deal for under $25. Go team!

I'm doubling my pleasure in joining Jill and Adrienne for their monthly HOW I WEAR MY series, and this month is GREEN. Do pay them a visit and check out the other lovely green goddesses! And you'll want to double back and see the gals over at Not Dead Yet Style where I'll be joining Patti and pals for Visible Monday.

42 comments:

Terri said...

What! You're a Gemini! Me too! Wish I was blogging, as I have a dress listed almost exactly like this one and we coulda been the twins! Clever post.

Beryl said...

Well you are living in the Emerald City.

Sheila said...

That dress is amazing on you! Love the colour for you.

Luna Tiger said...

What abeautiful green ! And I loooove your multibukle shoes !
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Anupriya DG said...

Aha!! You are rocking that pretty emerald number, hon! However did you ever think this color's not 'you'??? :)

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Perfect fit! And Keira and her dress! I think about that dress at least once a month.

Sara said...

WOW, that's so amazing dress <3 I love the colour, and those button details, so cute :)

Veshoevius said...

Snap! I've been having similiar thoughts on green too! It's something I usually don't even think about wearing but I'm more aware of it this year. This dress looks great on you!

señora Allnut said...

double fabulousness!, love that shade of green you're wearing, it's really so you!, and that dress shape is amazing!
Double the trouble, triple the fun!, you would print your fabulous mottos on some t-shirts!!, my dear lady, you're so talented!
besos primaverales

Franca said...

You look great! I have a similar dress, I can't wait to wear it again post-breastfeeding.

Sacramento Amate said...

You are beyond beautiful in that dress, my gorgeous sister.
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Carina Rosenholm said...

Gorgeous dress! Looks really great on you . Im also a Gemini!

The Dutch Lady of Fashion said...

So elegant and gorgeous! The shoes are beautiful too!

Frocktasia said...

Gorgeous frock in a stunning colour, you look very stylish! My hubby is a Gemini too :)

List Addict said...

Looks fabulous. And a great dress for imspiration too. That dress in Atonement is memorable and a green-convertor if ever I saw one.

Déjà Pseu said...

I'm in awe of your mad photo editing skills. And that dress...absolutely lovely on you!

Joanna said...

You've been cloned! Fun post. The dress is fabulous!

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Patti said...

Stunning green dress and you look fab. Hey I am a Gemini too - we could be twin/twins. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous look with Vis Monday xoxoxoxo

vintage honeybee said...

I need to add some emerald pieces to my wardrobe. This is gorgeous.

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Val Sparkle said...

Beautiful, classic dress that looks made for you! I know you kept it simple for a reason, but I keep thinking of all the cool styling you can do with it - hats, scarves, brooches, petticoats. I hope we see it again!

Zalina Walton said...

That is a cute dress and shoes. Love the look!

spashionistareport said...

The cut of that dress is perfect for your shape. You look like a '40's movie star. Can I have your autograph? ;-)

Spashionista (Alicia)

Susan Partlan said...

You are so clever Bella. I love the emerald dress.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Gorgeous dress in a fabulous colour; you look great!

And those shoes? They're stoatir! (Scots slang for crazy beautiful.)

Forest City Fashionista said...

The colour and shape of the dress looks gorgeous on you and you've paired them with the perfect, non-competing but still fabulous shoes.
I have an emerald green chinese embroidered long coat that I've been trying to figure out how to style - perhaps I may join your emerald ranks!

Kristy said...

The dress looks great on you. That is a pretty shade of green. I don't have much green clothing items either, but will keep my eyes open for something this season. Love the shoes too!

pastcaring said...

What a beautifully elegant dress, love the colour on you, and that you have rocked it up a bit with the shoes! xxx

Kezzie said...

WOw, you leapt out at me from the Visible participants! That dress is absolutely awesome- you look so stunning!!!x

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

What a stunning colour and dress! Those shoes are amazing!

I love how you photoshopped the photo so there are 2 of you there.

bisous
Suzanne

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

You are stunning in this ensemble - love the dress (outstanding!!!), shoes, and sunglasses. Strut on, my friend. Double-time! xo

Helga! said...

Fark ME you look divoon in this wodnerful frock!
And the SHOES!!!!!
I die, I love love LOVE them!
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Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh that dress is GORGEOUS! Love the colour and the lovely silhouette is perfect for twirling!

Sarah xxx

Jessica said...

that color looks so awesome on you and those pictures are badass!! double you what could be better!!

Jessica
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jill815 said...

I think you look super foxy in your green dress. Thank you for joining us this month, the post goes up tomorrow over at Adrienne's and I think it's going to be fun! XO, Jill

Heather Lindstrom said...

This color of emerald is really smashing on you!! Love this photo!
Cheers, Heather

LV said...

Girrrrrrl, you look so good in this dress. I love emerald. Such a rich gorgeous color. This dress is so flattering on you and I love those shoes. Where did you get them?

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grunge-queen said...

Yay, you're a Gemini too! (And I'm a twin on top of that). Your emerald green vintage frock is divine, absolutely stunning. I've really been into all shades of green lately - not sure if the whole colour of the year thing set it off (think it was the Mugler jacket), but who cares? It's fun to discover or rediscover a colour that you thought was lost to you. Funny how our ideas about certain colours change over time. Xoxo

menopauselsupermodel said...

Awesome color, awesome style--that dress is YOU!! And those shoes look cool!!!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

love the dress, it's pretty much perfect - you should wear more emerald! x

Crystal Hammon, ABC, MLS said...

Oh, I love the drape and fit of a vintage dress. A++ as usual, Bella! As for green, it was one of those my Mama thought I ought to wear as a red head, so it's always been part of my wardrobe. Definitely a winner on you!

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

Gotta tell ya, Bella ... twice is not enough for that AMAZING dress. ON YOU... you do understand that that it is a great dress, but brilliant on you, don't you? Only word for the shoes is bitchin! So happy you showed this to us.
J

playingwithscarves said...

Green suits perfectly the two of you! Fun pics!!!
xoxo
Anne Touraine (Playing with Scarves)

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