Charming Chartreuse

I was reading everyone’s comments from last week’s spring trend reports (thanks by the way- I really love getting all this feedback!!) and one of the themes I found was that people kept saying “I love this trend, but can’t wear it.”  And this got me thinking…

First it made me want to say:  Don’t sell yourselves short!!! Yes, there are legitimate reasons not to wear a trend.  But fear is not one of them!!!  (Can you tell I really mean it?  I mean I used like a million exclamation points!)  So, if there is a style that’s caught your eye, give it a shot.  Take your most honest and most daring confidante (and if you don’t have one of those snap a photo and email it to me) and try it on.  You may find yourself pleasantly surprised.

Second:  I talk a big game about wearing certain trends.  But there are ones that won’t work for me either- no matter how much I like them.  One of these trends is the color chartreuse.  It has been all over spring style reports.  And I can’t wear it!  Let me put it this way:  if I were to wear chartreuse my olive skin would glow in the dark.  Seriously, the color looks that bad on me.  Alas, this is a cross I must bear.

But for those of you who can, do!  There are so many great options right now!  Check out some of my favorites:

(Confession: I may still try this nail polish….. you know, so my friends can find me in a dark restaurant 😉 )

Where To Buy:

  • M.A.C. Eye shadow in Bitter ($11),
  • Image: Suno Spring 2011 Ready-To-Wear, photo by Yannis Vlamos/ via
  • Whiting & Davis Dalmatian Convertible Shoulder Bag ($115),
  • Fossil Hathaway Glazed Shopper ($98),
  • O.P.I. Nail Lacquer in Simply Smashing ($8.50), only in stores- see
  • Villa Cerese Micro Stripe Wool Wrap ($150),



  1. I love these colours! Although I have never heart of Chartreuse! LOVE IT! I’m quite classic for work, but very different for home: my husband calls me his eccentric old bag lady – and that’s a good thing ha ha

  2. I was going to say “ewww, chartreuse”, then looked down at my sweater and realized there’s chartreuse lurking in the variegated green. Oops . . . color me trendy. I totally agree with you though: don’t assume you can’t wear something until you try it out.

    Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog’s new look. I’m hoping it looks a little more circa now rather than circa 2006 now!

  3. One can NEVER go wrong with green in any shade!

    Green is most-assuredly a Monday Maker!

    Thank you so much for linking up!

  4. I love that color! I don’t really “wear” it, but I decorate with it in my bedroom. You have encouraged me to be brave and wear these new skirts I got that I love but was afraid to wear!

  5. I love the multicoloured maxi dress :)

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