Fall Fashion Colors 2012 ~ Chartreuse

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You know- I never really liked chartreuse.  That is until Birchbox sent me my September box & low & behold, there was a little bottle of chartreuse nail polish in there.  At first I was skeptical. But you know- I left it on my bathroom counter for a few days & then decided I would give it a try.  They also have me some polish remover wipes in there so I figured I would be set if I didn’t like it.  You know what- I LOVE IT.  I thought it would wash out my pale skin or make me look a bit jaundice nope.  It actually adds just what my toes need to make them look great.  Plus, since I am still wearing sandals, it’s a nice bright pop to make me smile.   We don’t get “regular” fall like colors here.  It’s always brown & I have to drive pretty far to find fall colors in nature.  So I have to find new ways to add fall colors  to my life- the best way- in my wardrobe.

Birchbox September 2012

So this got me thinking-  how many things besides polish would I choose in this color?  How can I incorporate it into my wardrobe?

I adore these tear drop earrings from Yummi Glass– (an old friend from HS actually is the personal assistant to the owner/designer of Yummi Glass).  I love that this color is actually pulled from the color of the leaves as they are turning from green to yellow.  I always associated chartreuse with spring or summer- but really, it’s a very fall like color.  I love that!!  Check out all the ways – both BOLD & subtle- that I found to add more of this color to my everyday life.

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This is probably how you will find me the majority of the time once cooler weather decides to show up here.   I love a slight boot cut denim to  balance out my hips, a nice draped chunky knit cardigan for texture, some rockin’ booties to elongate my legs & then a nice bright pop of chartreuse in a timeless style to keep it current.   I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone with your fall fashion this season.   Pick a color that you wouldn’t normally wear & give it a try.  You might just be pleasantly surprised like I was.

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True Religion destroyed stretch denim Carrie jeans ( I like a bit of distressing- again for the texture it adds)
VPL shift cardigan
Emilio Pucci black patent & suede ankle boots
Celine citron yellow Nano luggage tote bag
Happy Shopping Everyone!  BE BOLD! 


  1. says

    I’m so glad I heard about Birchbox from you. I got signed up for this month and I am sooooo excited to get my box! And you’re right, chartreuse does grow on you. :)

    • says

      Oh I am so happy to hear that Danelle! You will really love it. I find that I run out of my samples right about the time a new box arrives so it’s always like getting a little gift in the mail. Needed smile for sure.

  2. says

    truthfully, i never think of chartreuse as an option either, but you have certainly displayed many beautiful chartreuse items. i may just have to step out on a limb this fall! :)

  3. says

    Beautiful color! I would have been scared to try it too, but how cool! Love all of your finds, especially the tote bag!

  4. says

    I love adding unexpected color like that. I’ll have to look into this chartreuse business a little more. And, I’m from California too! Where are you from?!

  5. says

    I’m loving the yellows this fall and I too was dubious. But, it has been fun! I got the blue polish from Birchbox and have been surprised at how much I love it!