April 26, 2013

North v. South: Emerald

Emerald. The color of the year. You knew this trend just had to make into our collaboration, right?! I love this color and have found that it's surprisingly flattering on all skin tones. I think this week each of us has really let our personality shine through our outfit. Look how differently we all interpreted and styled our looks!

Before we skip on to some photos, I have a funny story about this dress. My mom and I were shopping last summer and I came across this dress at Belk and had to have it (it's so Kate Spade and has pockets!). I grabbed my size, tried it on, and called my mom to the dressing room to zip it up. I came out, twirled around in it a bit and decided it was perfect. I asked my mom to come back in and unzip it. She got it unzipped about halfway and said "the zipper's stuck." We struggled and struggled (this dress had to be mine!). Long-ish story short - the zipper was faulty and the sales rep had to cut (yes, cut) the zipper out of the dress. I was devastated. From that point I was on the hunt for this little number. As evidenced from the pictures, I found it. (It's amazing what a girl will do for a good dress!)

Read on for photos of my look and details on what I'm wearing!

Dress, BELK (last year) // Jacket, LIZ CLAIBORNE // Heels, NINE WEST (so old)
Necklace, GROOP DEALZ (so close to the J. Crew one!) // Ring, KATE SPADE via T.J. MAXX // Sunnies, SOCO VINTAGE

You can check out my team's emerald outfits on their blogs and follow along on twitter with the hashtag #northvsouthstyle!

Alex at Lex What Wear // Michelle at Pink Champagne // Tracy at The Right Shoes
Shelby at Glitter and Gingham // Katie at Pearls and Twirls


Nicole said...

Julie! This entire combination is so perfect and I'm totally smitten by it. I ADORE the dress. I often forget about stores like Belk, and this is a great reminder not to. And, now I am even MORE tempted to grab the floral necklace while it's on GroopDealz. Fabulous!

Alyssa said...

So many pretty ladies wearing emerald! I love your personal style posts...you always look amazing, and this dress is no exception!

Blue Dog Belle said...

This is so great! You're definitely my favorite! I'm so glad you found the dress!!

Katie said...

LOVE this story! I totally know what you mean about "have to have it" moments. They make us a little crazy but it's so rewarding in the end with you finally get it! ha! :) And I totally love the dress! Perfect color, stripes and a bow? Amaze!


Unknown said...

SO adorable lady! The necklace makes it :)

Unknown said...

I love this column. You're all so stylish but do it so differently. Happy Friday!

Pink Champagne said...

SO Kate Spade, and it looks gorgeous on you! I am the EXACT same way...when I decide I have to have something, I will call every store in America to locate my size! XX

Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled said...

Soooo loving this entire look! You are fabulous!!

Love and Hugs,
Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled

navy and orange said...

love seeing everyone's style!

xoxo navy & orange

lauren @ la petite fashionista said...

emerald is one of my favorite shades lately. i love your dress + the story behind how you got it :)

Sam (Savvy City Chic) said...

Adorable dress. I know what you mean. I can't even begin to tell you the number of times I have tracked down something I just had to have.

southernbellejm said...

love the dress and necklace! so cute:)

glitterfancy said...

Very Jackie O! I love it!

My Cherie Amour said...

Your dress is adorable. Your'
s is definitely my favorite of all the north vs south.