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Going Green – For St. Patty’s and Spring!

Who is Irish? Are you Irish? St. Patrick’s Day is upon us. BUT, even if you are NOT Irish, you will fit right in this spring. Because, GREEN is HOT, HOT, HOT! 

The actual ‘pantone pick’ of the year is EMERALD. But, shades of green are sprouting up everywhere – from mint to kelly to emerald – in magazines, stores, and more! 


Perfect picks from Posh! Loving the lace inset on the back of the solid green blouse! And, if you are not 100% sure about the green – mix it up with a print or stripe. 

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Lace is prominent this spring season too. So, why not mix two trends in one. Mint green dress shorts with a lace overlay. Win-win! Cut-outs and designs that add dimension are popular too. Loving the modern squares on this fun tank! 

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And, let’s not forget the men. The various shades of green are finding their way into men’s fashions too. Anyone heading out on spring break? Don’t forget to pack shorts for those warmer destinations. 


Maybe, you aren’t big on immersing yourself into the trends. And, you don’t want to be ‘The Grinch’, in the spring, dressed in green from head to toe. Pick a smaller element that works for you – like a purse, belt, scarf, or jewelry – and compliment your existing wardrobe with the trend. 

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A few more options to jump on the ‘green bandwagon’, as well as a few specific St. Patty’s Day styles too. With all the shades of green this season, there is no excuse for ‘getting pinched’ on St. Patty’s Day. 

Going Green!

And, yes, it’s true! I’m ‘going green’ too! I am totally hooked on the colored denim trend – so, why not have a pair of Emerald green jeans to be ‘on trend’ this season. Ok, I, also, have a pair of mint green jeans too. See, told you, I was totally hooked! 

So, no matter what the shade, make sure you are ‘going green’, not just for St. Patty’s Day, but, for this spring too! 

The Perfect Touch To Any Gift…

Fun Colors for Spring

How many times have you driven down 91st Street, right around the Yale intersection and thought to yourself, “I need to stop at The Perfect Touch Gift Store sometime..” Well, NOW is the time! This weekend, March 8-9, 2013, they are celebrating a birthday! 20 years! The Perfect Touch Gift Store turns 20! THAT is an awesome accomplishment to me. So, come and help them celebrate! They are providing special savings on purchases, as well as donating a percentage of sales to the DaySpring Domestic Violence Center. And, who doesn’t love shopping for a cause? 

If you have never been, here is a sneak peek to what you will find: 


Brighton jewelry! They have a wonderful selection of Brighton products that I know you will love for yourself and/or your loved ones. What I love about Brighton is they produce jewelry that can easily become a precious momento that will last the test of time – an heirloom even. And, you HAVE to come in and see the beautiful handbags/totes they are offering for Spring! Gorgeous, bright colors sure to catch everyone’s eye. They certainly caught mine! 

Huge Bath and Body Department

And, what woman doesn’t love to be pampered? A bubble bath? Some beautifully scented lotion and/or aromatherapy? I know you will find the perfect gift of pampering in their bath and body department. So many amazing products to choose from – some coming from Israel. Yes, Israel! 

Vera Bradley

A fabulous resource of Vera Bradley products too. I love all of the fabric combinations that Vera Bradley provides every season. Perfect gifts for every woman in your family from the student to the traveler and everything in between. 

And, I think the absolute ‘perfect touch’ that The Perfect Touch Gift Store provides is the gift of customer service. All of the employees are so kind, friendly, and greet you with a smile. They know their customer’s names, offer rewards through their preferred customer program, and provide extra ‘touches’ of gift wrapping and more to complete your purchase. When speaking with the lovely ladies from the store, they mentioned their customers are “like family” and you feel that when you are in the store. 

If you haven’t stopped by The Perfect Touch Gift Store, you need to take the time to do so. And, I know they would love for you to participate in their birthday celebration. I guarantee it will be the ‘perfect touch’ to your day! 

Resources: The Perfect Touch Gift Store 

Oscar Color Trends – Everyday Life!

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