Racing Stripes for the Win.

We’re tracking the side stripe trend and it’s in full gear! Add a hint of sport and Team USA spirit with a red, white and black (on blue) stripe by Joe’s Jeans or Hudson. Go edgy with a crisp white stripe on black or grey denim from Mother Denim. Or make a subtle statement with a tonal blue ribbon by Hudson or shadow stripe by 7 For All Mankind.

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Shop the STRIPE SHOP

Stripes are adorning sweats too! An allover modernized retro vibe is achieved with this ultra soft fleece Beatrice Pullover with ribbed striped cuffs, neckline and hem (just restocked! Hurry on over!)

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Stripes are the statement to make this season. Pair your striped denim with a classic sweater or the perfect tee. Or match with another blossoming trend this season – florals! We love the Awilda floral silk blouse with a pop of colorful stripe.

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XO.

Motivation Monday: Keep Moving.

I have the resolve to keep my New Year’s resolutions for roughly a week. Then the excuses pour forth. I was resolved to go to the gym 4 days each week. I’ve gone a total of 3 days. It’s January 15th. Please don’t do the math. Life gets hectic and priorities change on the daily. Time flies, small crises arise, you spend your spin class budget on dinner and drinks with friends… (This is a judgement free zone, friends.)  The key is to not let it get you down, but look forward to the next opportunity to become a better you.  Sometimes it may take a little extra to motivate you…a new pair of leggings for your spin class, or a perfect-fitting pair of jeans to show off  your hard work. (You could even pop in a pair of gold studs to sport during or after your workout.)

Regardless of how well [or not well] you are sticking to your resolutions this year – don’t quit! Keep moving.

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Remember, the turtle won the race, not the rabbit. It’s not about your pace, it’s about your persistence and steadfast commitment to keep pressing forward, even when you may stumble. Fly, walk, run, crawl – go pursue this week one forward motion at a time.

Happy Monday.

XO

2018: Comfortable, Confident Style + Clean Beauty

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We all love (see also: NEED) a restart. An opportunity to rejuvenate our routines, wardrobe, diet, etc. Since 2018 started on a Monday and the Olympics are only one month away, we think it’s the perfect opportunity to start anew, get motivated and pull it together. I like to start each day by stretching and doing some variation of a quick but effective workout or yoga sequence.

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Now is as good a time as any to start routines that help you feel great, boost energy and make you the best you.  And let’s be honest, sometimes the motivation you need is something new to wear to your 6AM workout or a luxe skincare routine to look forward to after you sweat out the toxins. Keep reading for our wardrobe and skincare trends and picks for a new year and fresh start. 

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Shop All Leggings by Beyond Yoga, Free People Movement, Sundry, Monrow and more! 

ATHLEISURE. Our favorite trend turned lifestyle. Anyone else partake in “it-totally-seemed-worth-it-at-the-time” dietary excessiveness over the holidays?? My favorite pair of skinny jeans does not have the ease and stretch I remember. Enter: the high-waisted legging. We are fully embracing this seriously stylish trend-that-keeps-on-trending. Transition effortlessly from one daily activity to the next – from morning savasana to ski-day base layer, warm and sleek workday essential, to apres ski chic. The legging has you covered and comfortable. This wardrobe workout doesn’t end with leggings, though. Top with a statement hoodie in plush fleece or cozy cashmere for a luxe look. Race to the finish with sleek track pants adorned with nostalgic side stripes – pair with a heel, top with cashmere. Sporty chic stripes, wide leg trouser-esque sweats and sneakers are all starters in the 2018 athleisure game. Go team. 

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Shop the Cecily Hooded Chunky Knit Sweater by Generation Love

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Shop The Sundry Stripe Flare Pant
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Shop the Sundry Stripe Track Pants

Shop ALL Athleisure by Z Supply, Free People Movement, Beyond Yoga, Joie and more! 

SNEAKERS. Comfort that goes with everything. My leather slide sneakers are all I reach for these days. They’re effortless with denim, create a chic athletic look with your high-waisted leggings, easily transition your joggers from lounge to lifework, and give your classic pencil skirt an elevated update. If your ankles are feeling a draft, step up to a sleek high top with a profile that closes the hemline gap but won’t bog you down like a snow boot. When necessity calls for something to take you from house-shuffler to errand-runner, opt for a sherpa or fur-lined suede slide. Cozy as a slipper, practical as a sneaker. And with all of the fringe, metallics, seasonal colors (think blush and navy!) and platform soles, you won’t be limited in your statement making styles this year. 

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Shop the Warren Suede Platform Sneaker by Vince (on sale!)
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Shop the Wedgie Hidden Heel Sneaker by Steve Madden (NEW – only $89!)
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Shop the Laurant High Top by Miz Mooz
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Shop the Verrell Shearling Lined Slide by Vince

Shop All Sneakers by Vince, M4DE, Superga, Steve Madden and more!

SKINCARE. Take care of your temple. Now is the time to take stock of what you’re putting in and ON your body. It is, after all, your temple! It’s true that what you put into your body can manifest itself onto your skin. So while you put forth effort into aggressive 3-week dietary cleanses, smarter shopping at the grocery store, drinking more water, wholesome cooking habits, and preparing fortifying meals, we suggest simultaneously detoxing your beauty routine to keep the inner glow shining through. Green your routine with Tata Harper’s all-natural, skincare regimen that boasts non-toxic, powerhouse products to use from head to toe. Made in Vermont, Tata’s face and body products quench parched winter skin, melt away imperfections and buildup and bring to the surface your inner illumination.  We love this line for so many reasons – read about our individual favorites below!

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Shop all of our favorite no-tox solutions to anti-aging, dry skin, blemishes and more. 

Sarah’s Pick – Nourishing Body Oil – Ultimate head-to-toe moisturizer for dry skin, smells amazing and goes on as light as air. Apply directly after showering to damp skin or before bedtime. One of my favorite daily routines! SHOP Revitalizing Body Oil

Liz’s Pick – Regenerating Cleanser – Gentle enough for everyday use and leaves my skin feeling so fresh and clean. SHOP Regenerating Cleanser

Stormi’s Pick – Clarifying Mask – Makes my face feel clean and soft. Tingles after applied – you can tell it’s working and it’s so refreshing! Powerful enough to help with imperfections and never leaves my face dry. Plus it has a fun (natural) old-school green mask color! SHOP The Clarifying Mask

Mary Lou’s Pick #1 – Nourishing Oil Cleanser – Lightweight super-moisturizer that won’t leave your skin greasy.  And it’s a powerhouse makeup remover! SHOP Nourishing Oil Cleanser

Mary Lou’s Pick #2 – Illuminating Eye Cream and Moisturizer – Feels and looks so healthy and adds a natural glow. SHOP Illuminating Eye Cream and Moisturizer

Join us next week for an awesome event to kick off the new year! 

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2018 is calling for confident, smart, comfortable fashion and clean beauty routines.

Be the best you this year.

XO 

Fresh & Festive: Holiday Fashion Trends for 2017

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Tis the season to come rushing in,  in need of an outfit  20 minutes before the party. Those of us at Green Envy are always up for the challenge, and we appreciate how hectic life and fashion-needs are during the holiday season.  Below are a few tips and trend alerts on holiday party fashion to make your outfit assembly a bit easier and more fun.

Need a head-to-toe ensemble or a statement piece to update your go-to party look, all roads lead to these holiday trends:

  • Velvet
  • Metallics
  • Off-the-Shoulder
  • Leather
  • Silk + Satin

Combine these eye-catching yet timeless textiles with today’s “anything-goes” sense of free-spirited independence, and you have an instant outfit that is current and purely YOU.

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Here are some highlights for holiday:

Velveteen + Leatherette. The skinny, crop and wide leg are getting a holiday lift this season with sleek leather and velveteen finishes. These classic materials are a great foundation to any party outfit. Soften your leatherette with a plush cashmere sweater in winter white or dusty blush pink, OR put-the-icing-on-the-cake by mixing a silk blouse with your velveteen skinnies.

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Shop 3×1 Higher Ground Velvet Crop ($245) AND AG Isabelle Leatherette Straight ($255)

Velvet + Off-the-Shoulder. Pair this flirty and feminine off-the-shoulder velvet top from Joie with your favorite denim for a casual party look, or with a long satin skirt for something more formal

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Shop the Velvet Off-the-Shoulder Blouse by Joie ($218)

Silk + Satin // Shine + Structure. From a luxe pant to stunning off-the-shoulder blouses, silks and satins add a feminine aesthetic to your holiday wardrobe.

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Shop the Michael Stars Satin Pants ($198)
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Shop the Out Take Top by Bailey 44 ($188)
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Shop Amanda Uprichard’s Avalon One-Shoulder Satin Top ($202)
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Shop Go Silk’s Graphic Winter White Satin Blouse ($332)

Shine + Embroidery. Eyes up here! Florals aren’t just for spring this year. These statement shoes add a decorative touch to a monochromatic look and will be a comfortable and chic asset to your wardrobe after the holidays.

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Shop the Free People Brocade At-Ease Loafer ($128) or Free People Metallic At-Ease Loafer ($98)

Elevate your holiday look with a platform sneaker. Probably the best news to hit the fashion scene…ever. Yes, it’s true, sneakers go with everything. From formal gowns to suits to everyday wear, luxe sneakers in suede, metallics and leather are a leader in the trend race.

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Shop All Platform Sneakers by Steve Madden, M4DE, Vince + More

Block Heel Booties.  A true classic, the block heel provides style and support. For the holiday parties that take you over the river and through the woods in a blizzard, a sensible and ultra sleek block heel bootie is a must-have. Pair with a velvet skinny or LBD, these black suede booties by Vince and Blondo are versatile and will not disappoint your fashion or function needs. Bonus! Blondo’s booties are WATERPROOF.

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Shop Blondo’s Rapha Suede Bootie or Vince’s Ostende Suede Bootie

Shop all holiday-ready pieces HERE or drop by and let our knowledgeable team outfit you for your event!

Happy Holidays. XO

 

 

UP NEXT: DENIM 101 FOR 2018

Holiday Gift Guide

Whether you’re struggling with what to buy for the stylish person in your life, or want to treat a loved one to a luxe surprise this season, we’ve narrowed down our top choices for you. At Green Envy, we have something for everyone, at every price point. We’ve hand-picked our holiday favorites that are sure to be a delight to give and to get!

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STOCKING STUFFERS + BUDGET CONSCIOUS 

THE PERFECT POM. Chunky knit hats with a statement pom-pom in neutral colors will keep your loved one warm, cozy and on-trend. 

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Shop hats HERE. Starting at $48.

COSMETIC POUCH. Gifting is in the bag with these luxe little essentials. The perfect gift to give and to get! I am a fan of giving the gift you would love to get but wouldn’t get for yourself, and the Truffle leather cosmetic bags take the prize. For cosmetics, office or travel, you can never give or get too many! 

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Shop cosmetic bags HERE. Starting at $38. 

SOCKS. They make a great stocking stuffer for all ages. Patterns this cute will double as slippers for lounging around the house on chilly winter days. 

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Shop socks by Free People HERE. Starting at $14.

JEWELS. Gorgeous beads and a statement tassel make the perfect gift. And, boasting a price less than $50, these new gems have your last-minute gifting all wrapped up! We have a selection of jewelry for every gifter. From classic studs to on-trend leather wraps bracelets to intricate handmade pieces from Bali. 

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Shop Tassel Necklaces in store. Shop all Jewelry HERE. ($$-$$$)

S’WELL. To-go never looked so good! Soup, coffee, tea, cocktails and more all get a lift with these functional and fashionable Swell tumblers! 

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Shop in store. Starting at $35.

EAU DE PARFUME. Gorgeous fragrances by Raw Spirit smell as lovely as their packaging looks. Derived from the natural and inspired by cultures worldwide, Raw Spirit perfumes are the perfect gift for any woman. 

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Shop fragrances here. Starting at $85.

One of our favorite brands is stepping into the perfume world and we couldn’t be more delighted. The sophisticated, refined style of Joie is now available in Folle de Joie. Inspired by the sea and Parisian charm, this light yet refined scent blends citris, rose, woodsy florals, with saturated notes of cognac and leather. Designed just as artfully as the rest of its retail line, this gift is as beautiful to see displayed in your vanity as it is to wear.

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Shop Folle de Joie by Joie Here. ($98)

HANDBAGS. From the cutting edge vegan line of Remi & Reid to timeless silhouettes of a Longchamp, we have the style, size, material and design just right for that person on your list.

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Shop Handbags Here ($$-$$$)

NATURAL SKINCARE. Award-winning, with an A-list following, Tata Harper skincare is the gift that keeps giving and a line that we cannot live without. This all-natural, anti-aging skincare line boasting powerhouse natural and organic ingredients that boost, brighten, diminish wrinkles and tame fine lines. Pamper your recipients this holiday with a luxurious skincare set, perfect for the first-time Tata user. 

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Shop Tata Harper Gift Sets Here. Starting at $70.

LUXE GIFTS

We’ve got the scoop on how to splurge on that special someone. From slippers to sleepwear to mittens, it’s all about treating your skin to the most luxurious materials on an everyday basis.

SLIPPERS. These colorful fur slippers are insanely adorable, comfortable and functional. Who wouldn’t want to slip into these on a cold winter night? 

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Shop Mou Fur Striped Slippers Here. ($205)

SLEEPWEAR. Winter nights don’t have to mean flannel PJs all the time! These new silky jammies from Ginia include shorts-and-top sleep sets, robes and camisoles. Bonus** The camisoles can go day-to-night. A two-fold wardrobe essential.

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Shop Ginia and Intimates Here.  ($69 – $240)

MITTENS. When the mitten meets luxe fur and detailed design the result is the famed Astis mitten. From intricate beadwork to fringe, to short and mid-length sizes, the Astis mitten is a definite statement piece that will keep your loved one toasty and warm while looking cool in the cold.

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Shop Astis Mittens Here ($$$)

CASHMERE SCARVES. Scarves never go out of season, and this might just be the most perfect one we’ve ever encountered. Grisal’s craftsmanship is on point with their lightweight cashmere design that is half hand-woven, half machine-made. A fabrication that drapes effortlessly without bulk. It’s a no-brainer when you want to add a little something to any outfit. Warning – it’s hard to contain yourself to just one!

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Shop Grisal Cashmere Scarves in Store. ($$$)

Let our list be your personal shopper, or allow our gracious and knowledgeable staff assist you with your holiday gift giving. Call or stop in and we will help you find the perfect something for everyone on your list!

Happy giving. XO. 

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Summer in Vermont is a very short season, and lucky for us peonies pop in June

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We love a bunch of single color blooms in a simple vase or try a few single flowers grouped together in mason jars.  Cut the stems so the weight of the flower is supported by the vase.  Enjoy!!!

 

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One of the biggest trends this year is off the shoulder tops and dresses.  It’s not new, as with everything in fashion, it’s been here before as seen in this amazing picture of Brigitte Bardot

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circa 1960: Studio portrait of actor and model Brigitte Bardot wearing a light blue off-the-shoulder dress. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Get the look with this printed blouse, wear with a simple skinny or bootcut jean for a sophisticated bohemian summer vibe.