Monday, November 28, 2011


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I had such a great Thanksgiving holiday I'm almost sorry to see it go. I have had so much to be thankful for this year that I spent the weekend reflecting. The "good" for this year was really good and the "bad" was oh so bad. I lost a few close friends and relatives this year. And while I'm saddened by their passing, I rejoice in the fact that I got to know them in the first place. I was very ill earlier this year but I made it through without hearing words others have heard from doctors far too often. Some things have gone really well and some I learned from the mistakes I made. It was a year of growth for me and I appreciate all of the lessons I've gathered. I've made new friends who will never replace those I've lost but I'm glad for the opportunity to make new memories. Even though I look forward to the new year's arrival, I'll still be sad to see 2011 take its' leave.

Friday, November 25, 2011


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Thursday, November 24, 2011


The Emerald Obsessive wanted to take the time to say Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Be safe, be blessed and more importantly, be a blessing!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


 JIBRI Plus Size Wiggle Dress w Oversize Button Details  ($250.00)            
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(You know I'm loving the green tights!)
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Monday, November 21, 2011


If you're in the Attleboro, MA area on November 27th, stop by
Mallory Musante Shoes
Holiday Trunk Show!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Today's Real People Wear Green series features actress Zoe Saldana shining on the green carpet at the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. Check out the Heineken green carpet! Send pictures of you or someone you know wearing the color green to
You just may be featured like Zoe Saldana!

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Monday, November 14, 2011


My husband woke me up last night to tell me that the NBC logo was all green. I didn't understand what he meant so I got up to look and there it was: the NBC peacock was sporting all green feathers! I grabbed my cell phone and took the best picture I could with eyes half open.

I went back to sleep without thinking too much about it. But when I woke up this morning, The Today Show logo was green as well. Surely they didn't change their logos just so The Emerald Obsessive would have something to talk about so I looked up the reason.

"NBCUniversal is making a commitment to sustainability across the entire company. Our Green is Universal initiative focuses on bringing an environmental perspective to everything we do, informing and entertaining our audiences while incorporating more sustainable practices into our own operations. As one of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies, we want to participate in and help lead one of the most important dialogues of our time–and build a stronger business and a more sustainable world in the process."

The simplest way we can help is by using drinking mugs and coffee cups instead of paper, styrofoam and plastic!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


I'm in love with most shades of green, but the the bluish greens are the ones that get most of my attention. The yellowish greens aren't a good color for me but when looking into the color green, you can't leave them out. When I decided to start focusing on the color green, I found out there are so many shades. First you have your nature shades: asparagus, dark, fern, forest, hooker, jungle, laural, light, mantis, moss, myrtle, pale, pine, sap, tea and teal (there are probably bunches more). Then you have the other greens: Army, bottle, bright, Brunswick, Cal Poly Pomona, celadon, Dartmouth, emerald, feldgrau (field grey) , green-yellow, Harlequin, hunter, India, Islamic, jade, kelly, midnight, MSU, neon, North Texas, office, Pakistan, Paris, Persian, rifle, Sacramento State, sea, UP Forest. (Again, I'm sure there are more)

Before I became aware of anything honoring the month of my birth with the gemstone, emerald, I knew about the Emerald City in the movie The Wizard of Oz. I must admit I never read the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank  Baum. In the book, everything in the city is emerald green. In reality, everything in the city is a normal color but glasses worn by the residents are tinted with emerald green. Thanks Wikipedia because I never knew that! Now I feel like I've cheated my kids out of the full story of The Wizard of Oz! The first recorded use of the word emerald as the name of a color in English was in 1598.

Now I knew Ireland was referred to as the Emerald Isle but I didn't know Seattle Washington is sometimes called the Emerald City because the rain keeps the vegetation lush. I never heard of the Emerald Buddha which is okay because the figurine is actually jade. Speaking of jade (jade green), in the Chinese culture, you give something made of jade to express love. Jade unlike emerald is usually found in the opaque color. The color teal is a medium blue green that was used as the background color in the post-2004 redesigned version of the United States $100.00 bill.

While I'm at it, the green used as the green light of a stop light is made up of a blue lens on a yellow light for the benefit of people who have red-green color blindness. Bet you didn't know that!

I hope I didn't bore you with my newly acquired knowledge of the color green but there are just some things we need to know!!! I'm off now to buy my kids a copy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz for Christmas. They need to know the truth about the Emerald City!  Have a generously green week!

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Thursday, November 10, 2011


Today's "Real People Wear Green" series features my niece Benicia Thompson! She's seen here with her husband Kenneth Thompson, my nephew. I don't want to say Benicia loves green as much as I do, but her bridesmaids wore green too! Send your pictures of you or someone you know wearing green to

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Say what you will about Rihanna, but the girl has great fashion style! This picture was taken earlier this year while Rihanna was at House of Fraser in Central London to promote her new fragrance Reb'l Fleur. I absolutely love the outfit even if it is turquoise and not green! Tell us what you think.. love it or loathe it?

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I've never purchased anything from Coldwater Creek but with what I found this morning on their website, I just may have to change that! I found an adorable reasonably priced green velvet dress! Just had to share it with you. And if I buy the bracelet from the Pinar Collection that I featured in a previous post, I will have a great outfit to wear during the holidays or just out on town with the hubby! ($109.95-$119.95 Cascading velvet dress) The dress also comes in red and black.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I'm looking for pictures of people who have on green and lo and behold guess what popped up on daughter in green!

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Saturday, November 5, 2011


My daughter just skimmed through Elle Magazine's October 2011 issue when she came across something she knew I would love! Thank you Samantha! Their From Russia With Love article featured...GREEN! I just had to share the pictures with you. For those of you who are shy about wearing color the short green leather gloves or the cape lined in green would be perfect for you. But for those who aren't shy, that vintage Max Mara cotton jumpsuit (circa 1976-1977) is just the thing for you! I'm loving the green tights and the elbow length gloves! Tell me what you think and when you wear green .. send a picture to so I can post! (clothing by Max Mara. Pictures featured in Elle Magazine and taken by Carter Smith)

Friday, November 4, 2011


Okay, so after my last post, I immediately began looking for a white velvet dress.. haven't found one yet but I'm going to keep looking...but I found something that I just have to have and need to find a reason to wear it. I found emerald green velvet Infinity Dresses by Vintage Origin on!

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I've spoken before about wearing white after Labor Day and I think we all agree white can be worn any time of the year. With that thought in mind, I started looking for white items I would like to buy and ran across a great website! Take a look at they've got a fantastic sale going on. The website reminded me that there are several events that a white dress is required ie: perhaps graduation, sorority initiations, vacations, informal weddings etc. Can you imagine all of your guest wearing white for Christmas!

This site also gave me a great idea...I'll post pictures as soon as I find it! Oh, you don't want me to keep it a secret... a white velvet dress! I hope I find one!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


I know what you're thinking...we haven't eaten the turkey for Thanksgiving and I'm already talking about Christmas. But since a lot of us are already thinking about what we want for Christmas, I thought this would be a good time to talk about giving. One group I'd like to acknowledge is the Dress for Success/Suits to Self-Sufficiency program. You can find a location near you on

For those who don't know what this program is about, in short, they collect gently used suits for disadvantaged women to wear to interviews for employment. Whatever you would wear to an interview is what they are looking for. "The clothing that Dress for Success provides to our clients symbolizes our faith in every woman's ability to succeed." Their belief is "Dress for Success solves the catch-22 that confronts disadvantaged women trying to enter the workforce: without a job, how can you afford a suit? But without a suit, how can you get a job?"

Once a client in the program obtains employment, she can return to Dress for Success to receive enough clothing to mix and match for a week's worth of outfits. Since now is the time most retail stores are hiring seasonal workers, a lot of women will be out searching for employment. Looking good at the interview may help them land a permanent and full time job!

Please support this program for Christmas...give a gift that keeps on giving!