Staple Summer Wardrobe

Breezy fabrics, feminine details, light tones, effortless looks = summer style. We’ve curated a capsule wardrobe for summer featuring new arrivals this season, with looks that you can mix and match and wear again and again from casual to cocktail. Sport these staples all summer long, varying the look with with novelty pieces already in your closet.

TOPS: The right top can set the tone of any look!

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BOTTOMS. Make sure you have a few perfectly-fitting, lightweight shorts and pants for the hot summer months. 

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DRESSES. We live in them in the summer.  Who doesn’t love their easy, breezy and oh-so-comfortable appeal? Having the perfect dress for every occasion is completely doable with a combination of staple-styles mixed and matched with fun accessories and sassy shoes. 

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SHOES. The easiest season for footwear is summer. Stock your shelves with casual slides, transitional heels and a party-pair for happy summer feet. 

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ACCESSORIES. Add these key accessories to your summer capsule….Sunglasses are a high-impact (and practical!) must-have; a lightweight cashmere scarf is perfect for cooler nights and travel; a straw carryall is ultra on-trend and ideal for beach days; and a statement leather belt adds major interest to any outfit! 

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TIPS to Creating a Capsule Wardrobe! Tailoring a foundational seasonal wardrobe to your lifestyle is key to getting the most out of each piece. Our suggestions may not fit your exact routine or style, so go ahead and mix it up! 

  • Know your style. Sporty, boho, minimalist, career, colorful, casual. Make sure each piece in your capsule represents who you are and what you like to wear. 
  • Know what you reach for. Don’t underestimate the items that make you truly comfortable 24/7. If you know you’ll never wear a silk tank, substitute in another classic tee or breezy buttondown! 
  • Know your season/weather. ie, if you live in Arizona, maybe forget the long denim for summer and add an extra semi-casual date-night dress.
  • Know your activity level. Hitting the gym, all day, everyday? Add in your favorite essential workout tanks, leggings or running shorts and the best running or hiking shoe. Jet-setting from meeting to meeting? Add black slacks or a timeless pencil dress or skirt into your summer wardrobe. 

Almost summer! Happy shopping!

XO

Eat Cake for Breakfast.

We honor the life and memory of a fashion icon, incredible artist, and pioneer of sophisticated color, confetti and whimsy. Dear Kate Spade, your vision has brought us joy, style and refinement for decades. Today, we eat cake for breakfast, for you. XO

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For the many struggling with thoughts of suicide, please reach out.  You are loved, you are enough. There is hope, help, and a safe place. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Be Kind.

XO

S’well // Chic Hydration + The Perfect Gift!

In an era of innovative fitness trends, changing diet fads and a constant influx of athleisure fashion, there’s one variable that stays constant throughout – HYDRATION. Whether you are into yoga, running, cycling, crossfit, lounging, teaching or mom-ing, S’well’s stainless steel bottles are perfect for keeping you hydrated and on-trend. These vessels are seen on the desks of women at Vogue and in the hands of celebrity career moms such as Jennifer Garner. Plus, on the heels of Earth Day, we think that this reusable, super-chic bottle is worthy of a highlight!

S’well was founded with a call-to-action to lower the number of plastic bottles on earth. This woman-owned company (one of the fastest growing in the country! A $100 million-dollar brand) thought if she could make a water bottle as chic as it is functional, more people would be inspired to put down the plastic, disposable bottles and use S’well. Eight years later, and S’well is making big dents in the number of bottles NOT reduced to waterways and landfills. 

Besides boasting eco-friendly goals and sleek style, S’well can brag about these patented functionalities: 

  • Keeps cold beverages cold for 24 hours
  • Keeps hot beverages hot for 12 hours
  • Boasts a triple-wall Therma-S’well exterior that holds in condensation
  • Constructed from BPA-FREE 18/8 Stainless Steel

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FullSizeRender (5)^ The Roamer took a giant step forward in the S’well brand. This large growler-sized bottle is perfect for road trips, day trips, beach days (don’t forget the perfect beach bag!) and all-day sporting events with the littles. With an impressive 40 oz capacity, the Roamer still shares the same functionality as it’s classic S’well siblings. Keep yourself ultra-hydrated or go ahead and share your beverage with others! 

swellsocial_angelfoodeeab590f03ff8051d3b6419ef552357fOne of our favorite summer-time uses of S’well? COCKTAILS, of course! The 25 oz bottles hold an entire bottle of wine. We suggest you test that out, or try these staff drink picks:

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Outfit your outings and accessorize your outfits with S’well!  Shop these NEW styles of S’well and so many more at our boutique in Stowe, Vermont. 

Happy hydrating. 

XO. 

Up Next // Mother’s Day Gift Guide

 

Tom Ford // Our Sunglasses Muse

Tom Ford’s style is sexy, sleek and unapologetically bold. His brand has become a 21st century icon in fashion, known for clean, architectural lines and modern craftsmanship and detail on timeless silhouettes. We love Tom Ford sunglasses for their versatile yet stunning shapes, colors and metals. They go with everything yet add a clear sense of fashion and statement to every outfit you pair them with. TF has a following by headlining celebrities – Beyoncé, Kate Bosworth, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston (dare we put them next to each other?!), Gwen Stefani, Kim Kardashian and Justin Timberlake – and we are following their lead. 

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Tom Ford’s are sold in store only. Please call (802.253.2661) or shop our boutique in Stowe, Vermont!

Happiness and sunshine.

XO

Up next // S’well: Hydration at it’s coolest! 

 

 

Let’s adDRESS party season…

Proms, graduations, weddings, bridal showers…the dress code is: the dress.  In an era where anything goes and fashion is art, there has never been a better time to flaunt your unique style. And finding the perfect dress for you should be part of the fun experience, especially if you go into your search with a few things in mind. Let us help you find YOUR dress for party season! 

The Musts of Dress Shopping (from wedding-guest to weekend brunch):

  1. Feel comfortable. Comfort is key to feeling at ease at a formal occasion.  In this anything-goes style shift, discomfort in the name of fashion or fitting-in is unnecessary!
  2. Feel confident and beautiful. If a dress doesn’t make you feel either of these things, then it’s not your dress. Keep shopping! Be-YOU-tiful.

Finding the Right Fit.  Knowing and embracing the best way to showcase your unique proportions and assets is important when looking for the right dress for your event. Some professional suggestions for your shape (pictures/examples below):

  1. Rectangle/Straight. Equal width proportions from hip to shoulder. Choose a-line, or sheath. Draping and gathering at the waist adds curvature and interesting low necklines add dimension to your stature. Avoid a simple shift. 
  2. Hourglass. Equal width hips/shoulders, narrow waist. Curvy. Wrap-style dresses flatter your small waistline. A fit-and-flare shape will show off your tiny waist and feminine hips. Fitted dresses will accentuate your curves and elongate your stature. Don’t embellish too heavily at the bust or hip with draping, gathering, beading or high necklines. 
  3. Pear/Triangle. Narrow at the shoulders, gradually widening through the hips. Look for detail on the top! Cowl draping, cap sleeves, boatneck, sweetheart neckline, off-shoulder sleeves. A bottom that fits through the hips and flares mid-thigh will show off your curves and even your proportions. 
  4. Apple/Inverted Triangle. Smaller through the hips, widening through bust/shoulder. Add volume to the bottom and define your waist. Long, flowing maxi dresses can add proportion to a smaller bottom half. An a-line or fit-and-flare will add dimension to the waist and hips and balance out a wider shoulder. Avoid bold prints or embellishment at the top/neckline. 

Other considerations:

  1. Budget. Enough said. 
  2. Style, of course. One of my favorite parts of dress shopping is finding a dress that really exudes my personal style. Traveling and dressing up? Look into the local vibe. You may find that you want to lean towards your destination’s more bold look (Think Cancun) or a more buttoned-up look. (Think Connecticut)
  3. Matching your date…or not matching your date! 
  4. Weather. Consider the venue, air conditioning, weather changes, time of day, etc. Invest in a cashmere ruana to keep bare shoulders warm when the sun goes down and dancing stops. Don’t forget a pair of metallic flats for walking outside or tired party feet! 
  5. Color. Choose a color (or print!) that works for your skin tone, style, and event.
  6. Accessories. Maybe your dress is understated elegant but you wear killer shoes! Find a classic and elegant dress that will beautifully show-off your coveted accessory…and easily transition to another event! 
  7. Undergarments. Dare we mention unmentionables? From knee-to-shoulder shape-wear to the slimmest of seam-free intimates, you don’t want to notice what you’re wearing under your dress, so it’s a consideration not to go unnoticed. 
  8. Dress code. Black tie? Cocktail? Graduation little-white-dress? Keep in mind any strict guidelines for your event. 

Trends we are seeing for the 2018 party season:

Light hues. From the popular blush pink to crisp white. The little white dress is perfect for graduation, Sunday brunch or  a bridal shower! 

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Straight or Apple Shape…These pretty cap-sleeves and bell a-line skirt will cinch in the waistline and create an even shape on top and bottom. Shop the Double Faced Linen Dress by Theory.
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Straight or Triangle Shape? This belted waist will add dimension to your waist. A long blouson sleeve adds volume to your top half and a straight skirt won’t accentuate your hip level assets.
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Inverted Triangle or Straight Shape…Are you less endowed at the bust but have collarbones or shoulders to show off? This breezy strapless shift is an effortless way to go strapless.
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Hourglass, Inverted Triangle or Straight…This simple silhouette has just enough flare at the bottom to add dimension to the hips and a simple, low neckline to add length to a wider shoulder and dimension to a rectangle shape.
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Shop the Black Eyed Susan Dress

Flounces and Florals. Nothing says feminine like a delicate silk ruffle or perfect floral print. These pretty styles can go from brunch to cocktail-hour effortlessly with a few accessory changes! 

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Straight Shape…all of this detail, flouncing and interesting lines will add dimension to your straight stature.
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Inverted Triangle Shape…this pretty flounce will add volume to the hips and a simple pretty v neckline will elongate and compliment your collarbone.
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Pear/Triangle Shape…The perfect combination can be found in this dress by Gretchen Scott. A relaxed straight silhouette with ruffled neckline and sleeves will balance a smaller shoulder with wider hips.
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Straight or Hourglass….A wrap waist, a-line skirt and low v-neckline are all perfect to accentuate or add interest to your shape.

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Floor length and flawless. The gown is still a go-to for prom and black-tie. This season’s silhouettes are sleek and classic, with bold necklines, statement slits and pops of color. 

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Apple/Inverted Triangle…this beautiful blue maxi with flowing a-line bottom will accentuate your hips and cinch in your waist. This ultra interesting neckline and narrow strap draw attention in from a wider shoulder.
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Inverted Triangle/Apple Shape…This pretty and simple neckline, wrap waist and flowing maxi will even out your proportions!

Jumpsuit. Comfortable, confident and cool, a silk jumpsuit is the gown’s synonym this season. 

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Rectangle/Straight Shape…we have your jumpsuit!

Dresses above not on our site? Call the store! 802-253-2661

Party and Prom Dress Event @ Green Envy!

WHEN : Friday, April 6th, 5-8PM

WHAT : Showcasing looks from best-dressed brands of dress design – Amanda Uprichard, Alice & Trixie, Susana Monaco and more!

DEALS!

  • Enjoy 20% OFF all dresses, shoes and jewelry for ONE NIGHT ONLY
  • FREE spray tan at Mirror Mirror with dress purchase at event
  • Enter-to-WIN raffles like dinner for two at Juniors in Stowe 
  • Shop our 50% OFF dress sale section!

Let our in-store style experts help you pull together a look that’s uniquely and completely you and perfect for your prom or party! 

Happy shopping! 

XO

 

Next up: Spring Shoes!

This SALE is in the BAG.

A good bag is like your chic side-kick. It represents you. Keeps your necessities organized. Helps you move through the day hands-free or less bogged down than you would be without it. Whether you are a backpack, carry-all tote, structured shoulder, compact crossbody, sleek gym duffle, boho satchel or “I can fit it all in an iPhone card case” kind of girl, we have a bag (and a SALE) for you! Read through for all the details on our favorite bags, upcoming sale and GIVEAWAY…

TSA APPROVED & PERFECT POUCHES. Let’s start small. We can’t resist a super soft leather pouch for storing our iPad, passport or jewelry. And with travel on our horizons, these Truffle clear pouches with leather trim are ideal – meeting TSA requirements for storing carry-on liquids! 

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Shop the Truffle Small Clarity Pouch
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Shop the Truffle Small Clarity Pouch
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Shop the Leather U  Cosmetic Pouch by Baggu
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Shop the Boulevard Jewelry Case

INVESTMENT LEATHER. Power suit? Meet the power tote. These 100% leather bags are pieces that will carry you from work to weekend, in effortless, sophisticated style. 

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Shop the Camden Shopper in Red by Rag and Bone
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Shop the Woven Leather Tote by Rag and Bone 
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Shop the Ampersand as Apostrophe Sideways Tote – more colors!
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Shop the Ampersand as Apostrophe Tall Tote (Reversible!)
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Shop the Field Hobo by Rag and Bone

THE TIMELESS TOTE. Heading out for the weekend, running to the gym or day-tripping to the ocean, owning a solid canvas tote with durable leather handles is a must. 

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Shop the Rag and Bone Canvas Tote – more colors available!

STRAW FOR SPRING. A casual nod to a playful statement made by Jane Birkin. The straw-basket bags of today are on trend and ultra functional. This beach-ready tote has an eclectic summer vibe that we can’t resist. 

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Shop the Gemma Straw Tote by Fallon & Royce

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A COOL CROSSBODY.  We love the versatility of a chic crossbody. Most double as a shoulder bag, clutch, tote or cardholder, but give you a hands-free option perfect for festival days, walks through the city or shopping excursions! 

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Shop the Ravenna Foldover Crossbody by Liebeskind
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Shop the Ravenna Suede by Liebeskind
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Shop the Hobo Nash Crossbody (a FAVORITE!)
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Shop the Small Baggu Crossbody – more colors available!

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Now, let’s talk our BAG SALE! Here are the details:

WHEN: Thursday, March 22nd – Sunday, March 25th

Enjoy 20% OFF your first bag purchase! (wallet/tote/crossbody/clutch/etc!) 

Receive 30% OFF your second bag purchase.

Receive 50% OFF your third bag purchase.

**Some exclusions may apply. See store for details. In store only.

BONUS: Enter to win our GIVEAWAY for this B May Crocodile Clutch & a Hobo Wallet! Not in Stowe, Vermont? EMAIL us at greenenvyvt@gmail.com and include BAG GIVEAWAY in the subject line to enter! 

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XO.

Join Us // Lip Makeover with Brit

Speaking of lips…join us in store this Saturday, January 27th from 10AM – 11AM for a lip makeover! Local news personality and beauty aficionado Brit Kelson will be hosting a Facebook Live Event featuring Lip Sense! Give your lips a new luxe look and grab your Valentine’s Day gifts (or something special for yourself!).

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Watch Brit’s Facebook Live Event HERE on Saturday at 10AM!

MUAH! XO. 

Visit our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide post for heart-day gifting inspiration!

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. 

local love (part 1)

Just in time for summer and the perfect addition to a casual, boho chic outfit is a stack of buddha bracelets made by local college student Annika Norden.

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Add one (or 2 or 3) to you favorite summer wrap bracelets.    Or wear one by itself, they are so comfortable you can wear it to a yoga class, and the adorable buddha heads are sure to make you smile.  They make a perfect graduation, teacher or thank you gift.  And they are available exclusively at Green Envy!