December 25, 2013 § Leave a comment
December 12, 2013 § Leave a comment
I’m still on my emerald green kick and recently a good friend gifted me a sparkly polish (because she is awesome and knows me so well!). Sally Hansen’s Triple Shine in Seanic 350 is a great color and was perfect for my first holiday party of the season! You have to put on about three coats to get a full-on glitter effect but it looks great once you do! You can also use it as an accent color if you’re not as into the sparkle as I am. Major bonus is that there’s really no need for a base or top coat since it’s basically clear polish with glitter-so time-wise, it really takes just as long as your everyday manicure. The only down side is when you want to remove it! Be ready to file off the top layer of your nail if you’re impatient like me and don’t want to scrub it off for an hour (it’s worth it though, promise)! I knew I was going to wear a black dress so the bright nails popped!
Hope you are all enjoying your holiday season and thanks for stopping by! XOXO Jen
December 10, 2013 § Leave a comment
I was recently turned on to an amazing jewelry site called Vicolo Mio where they have AMAZING pieces and offer personal shoppers, too! I’ve been obsessed with emerald green lately and when I saw they had an entire collection with those accents I just had to check it out. The lovely ladies of Vicolo Mio sent me some pieces to “test” out and I couldn’t have been more excited when I received the package. I definitely fell in love at first sight with a lot of the pieces because they look so beautiful on and are all at a great price point! Some of my favorites to wear together were the emerald chandeliers ($25), the Maya emerald bib ($35), and the marbled ionic ring ($25)–I found myself wearing these pieces constantly with everything from cocktail dresses to flannel shirts. I also loved the gold bar necklace ($42) and the chunky gold links bracelet ($45) as a pair. I wore the elephant cuff ($60) to my first ever Indian wedding (Ganesha connection?!) and it was a hit. I have gotten so many compliments as a result of these little beauties that I have decided to treat myself to some of my favorites as a birthday gift to myself (I’m a Christmas Eve baby). I hope you will check out their site and I want to say a HUGE thank you to Vicolo Mio for allowing me to test out some of their pieces over the last month! Check out my Polyvore page for a breakdown of the other products mentioned here, along with links to start shopping! Scroll down to the bottom to see images of how I incorporated this collection into my own wardrobe! As always, thanks for reading A Fresh Coat! XOXO
December 5, 2013 § Leave a comment
It’s almost 2014 and Pantone has released their color of the year: radiant orchid. I’m a huge fan of the color, which is described as having fuchsia, pink and purple undertones. I think this makes a great accent color–in home decor as well as fashion. When Michael Kors came out with his awesome hot pink bag this summer it became a staple of my wardrobe immediately! It adds such a great pop to any outfit (I got the smaller, cross-body bag but it’s the same color as this one):
One summer I went to Miami and was so inspired by the design at a hotel I stayed in that when I came home I got all new accessories for my bathroom and made it black, white and hot pink! I like this slightly toned-down version of pink though because it is more sophisticated than a hot pink (although obviously I find nothing wrong with using hot pink in any room) but it might be too much for some people.
I included some pics to get you inspired to try out this new color in your home! Enjoy Pantone’s new color of the year and if you find a way to implement it in your design (or fashion) I’d love to see pics! You can always e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂 As always, thanks for reading and I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving! XOXO