pinterest is one of my favorite spots for inspiration, whether it's for personal style or personal space. i saw this picture months ago and i fell in love with the color/pattern combo:
emerald and ivory, accented with leopard print - love.
here's my spin on it, with an office-chic slant:
|dress / blazer (old - anthropologie) / belt (old - j.crew)|
that subtle pop of coral from the cocktail ring is a great addition, as well!
bright nails would be a frugal and effective way to get the effect :)