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Is Green Really the New Black?

GreenerySpring is in full swing and it’s time to ditch our winter darks for pops of vibrant green. Or is it? On the latest issue of LA Fashion Magazine’s interview with yours truly I suggested green is the new black. However, I didn’t make this up out of thin air. I promise. 
From the article written by Gabriella Layne: 

LA Fashion Magazine: “GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK To follow suit with the garden feel of the season, the color of the season is undoubtedly green along with complimenting colors, according to experts at PANTONE. Prominently seen throughout SS17 runway collections including BOTTEGA VENETA and COACH, rich shades of green are paired with lush texture and intricate prints to create sleek yet dimensional looks.”

Me: “Considering PANTONE’s Color of the Year is Greenery, all shades of green are super hot this year. Colors, hues, and shades that are in the same family and pair well with Greenery are making it into our closets as well; blues, yellows, pale and bright pinks and a soft hazelnut neutral.” —Rayne Parvis

LA Fashion Magazine
Rayne’s 2-page feature in print from LA Fashion Magazine Spring 2017 issue.

I was just the”color” messenger. However, it was Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, deemed Greenery to be the color of the year for 2017.

According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, “While Serenity and Rose Quartz, the PANTONE Color of the Year 2016, expressed the need for harmony in a chaotic world Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate, revitalize and unite, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”

Rayne Parvis co-hosting on The Show & Tell Show with Caroline Elliott and women from Bunny World Foundation.
Rayne Parvis co-hosting, wearing Greenery, on The Show & Tell Show with Caroline Elliott and women from Bunny World Foundation.

Greenery is popping up in home decor, tech design, logos, fashion, beauty and in food and beverages. Grab something green and sport it with confidence! You may see less of it next year as the color of the year changes but the color will never go out fo style. May you receive all Greenery has to offer you in revamping, renewing and radiating. 

For more on my article feature on what’s in and out for spring with LA Fashion Magazine click here to download the full issue!  

To see a Greenery dress in action along with DIY, beauty, health and lifestyle tips for women  watch the full episode of The Show & Tell Show with Caroline Elliott Episode: 

5 Ways to Dazzle This Holiday Season

For the stylish record, I choose to sparkle all year long. HAHAHA! Even if you’re not into the typical razzle and dazzle my guest blogger has awesome options for you. I reached out to Christina Proctor, Certified Style CoachTM and the owner of Wear Out There, a wardrobe styling company based in Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada for her advice of what is gonna make us shine bright in the upcoming party season!

Here is what my fellow Style Coach™ sister suggests:

The countdown to Christmas and New Year’s is officially on. With a calendar that’s packed with a cornucopia of errands, shopping, parties, and other social situations, you may be feeling a little run down. I can certainly relate! With a variety of activities and events packed into such a short time period (…and often back-to-back), picking out a daily outfit takes some extra thought. With all of this extra preparation, you may be feeling a little less than dazzling. But the holidays are a magical time of year, don’t lose your luster!

5 Tips on How to Look Fabulously Festive this Holiday Season:

Add some sparkle with a shimmery top, skirt, or accessory.

Holiday Sparkle


Have you noticed your co-workers upping the glam in their daily outfits? I know I have! They, like you, need an outfit that can easily shift from day to evening. The holidays call for big, big shine, so have fun with your wardrobe. However, keep in mind the level of appropriateness for your office. It’s best to choose one sparkled piece, and neutralize the rest of the look with blacks, greys, or beige. This way your glitz becomes the focal piece.

A festive necklace always makes a statement.

Statement Necklace


Whether you wear them every day or only on special occasions, statement necklaces make an impression. Wear them with any garment, and with any neckline to truly shine.

Jewel it up.

Jewel Tones


Black may be your go-to uniform throughout the year, but the holidays call for a bit of color. Jewel tones add instant drama and strong visual appeal to your party looks. For the best results, mix your pop of color with neutral accessories.

Play with gold and silver…eye shadow that is.

Makeup Looks


Whether you glow in gold, or sparkle in silver, shimmery eye shadows are made for this time of year. Boost your makeup look with a swipe of shadow, a bit of bronzer, and a touch of gloss for a natural look. For a day to evening transformation, add a colored lip, extra eye liner, or a smoky shadow. With makeup, less is always more, so choose one feature to highlight.

A jacket may just be your best accessory.

Warm and Cozy


With the dual challenge of dressing fashionable and staying warm, it’s always best to choose comfort over style. Don’t fight the elements; just work your holiday wardrobe around it. When selecting a jacket, be sure to choose a style that’s dressy enough to go with your party attire, but also expresses your personality.

Do you have any tips on how to look and feel your best over the busy holiday season? We would love to hear from you!

Check out the latest video on I was featured on The Show and Tell Show with Caroline Elliott. Yay to sparkle…a lot or a little.

Guest Bio: As a Style Coach, Christina works one-on-one with clients, conducts group workshops, and hosts virtual consultations to help men and women of all ages develop a style they love. When she’s not styling clients, Christina enjoys walking her yellow lab, Quix, reading, traveling, and sampling craft beer. To learn more about Wear Out There, visit or connect with Christina socially on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Christina Proctor

Do you still want more fashion advice? Check out Ultimate Guide to Style: From Drab to Fab! on Amazon.

3 Summer Trends You Can Rock At Any Size

Summer can evoke fear if you’re not comfortable in your own skin. Negative thoughts like “I’m too big for the beach” or “nothing looks good on me” may creep into our heads. Please, for the love of style, stop repeating anything negative about yourself. Everyone has positives…so let’s enhance them!

Whether you’re a size 2 or a 24, wear a cup A or E, need a tankini, cover-up or just want to bump up your beach experience, I’ve got you ALL KINDS OF COVERED!

1.Floral Prints in swimwear separates: Are you over a size C in a bra or prefer more coverage on your bottom half/tummy area? Bra-sized and high-waisted swimsuits will change your life…and enhance your gorgeous curves! My friends at Sunsets Inc. have amazing swim separates for all body shapes.

Beautiful model in Tropical Oasis collection. (Photo courtesy of Sunsets Inc.)
Beautiful model in Curve by Sunsets, Tropical Oasis collection. (Photo courtesy of

2.Geometric Patterns: Going to a bbq or pool party and don’t want to walk around in only a bathing suit? Cover-ups, kimonos and maxi-dresses can be your go-to summer style in geo prints and patterns. Check out Lavish for fashion inspiration.

Lavish by Sunsets Inc. cover-up. photo courtesy of
Kimono by Lavish at Sunsets. (Photo courtesy of

3.Eye Catching Beach Accessories: Yes, over-sized cat eye glasses are in, but let’s go bigger. You can create you’re own staycation getaway in your backyard or take a day trip to the beach with fashionable Beachbreallas, towels, pillows and sheets. And the best part, the Beachbrellas will also protect you from harmful UV rays. Yay!

Beautiful photo of family enjoying the beach with fun accessories. Photo courtesy of
Beautiful photo of family enjoying the beach with fun accessories. Photo courtesy of

May these inspire you to get out there and strut your beautiful stuff at any SHAPE, AGE, or CUP SIZE!

With Love & Style,


Rayne Parvis in Sunsets Separates in Castaic Lake, CA.
Rayne Parvis in Sunsets Separates in Castaic Lake, CA.


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