Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patty's Day Greens

I love having a holiday that begets dressing up right when starting a new job. It's my excuse to break out a little. Today, it was colour mixing and a touch of bigass: This is a new-to-me Talbot's shirt - it's 100% cotton and wrinkles if I even look at it, but I love the slightly olive tone to it and the tux details on the front. It was $10.50 thrifted.

I just now realized that the skirt is also a Talbot's item - I've had it for about 3 years and just love it (last seen here).

A close-up of the top half:
The collar of the shirt is actually mandarin - I folded it down to make a V to show off the (doubled up) necklace).

My bigass-ery is the rose and the shoes (naturally).

The stuff: You can see a bit more of the ribbon trim on the tux front of the shirt there. This is the second wear of the shoes (last seen here).

Close-up of the bling:
I did a mix of copper, orange and green. And isn't that a realistic-looking fabric rose?

Blouse (Talbot's, thrifted), vest (Vero Moda), skirt (Talbot's, consignment), shoes (Marc Fisher), rose (Roberta's Hats), necklace and earrings (Plum), jade ring (vintage, Mom's).

I miss being able to leisurely browse all your blogs - thank you so much for continuing to read and comment! - but I am back to minimal non-work computer time. And tonight, I have to dash off to Book Club.
I changed, since I'm walking there:

Of course, green boots are required!

Sweater (Max Studio), cami (Smart Set), jeans (Jackpot, swap from Caro), boots (Pegabo), same jewelry as above.

13 comments:

  1. Perfect green with a flower touch...I really like it! This is my favorite green!
    Happy Paddy's Day!

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  2. So happy to hear of the successful first day and to see the BLING today!

    By the end of the week, it will all seem "old hat"!

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  3. Admiring the rose! I'll still be here when your life calms down.

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  4. Sweet top - And a very spring forward outfit. I love the new green blouse. Don't you hate it when clothes wrinkle like that?

    Also triple yes for the OTK boots. ♥

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  5. That skirt is beautiful! I love your St. Patrick's Day outfit - so festive! I didn't even think to wear green today, but I suppose I look Irish enough most days anyway.

    I hope the new job is going well!

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  6. ahhh ... we wore a similar style shirt today (the green one). I'm finding out that green is my color -- and it was a color that I studiously avoided in the past! I won't be posting pics though until tomorrow ...

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  7. I love this outfit! And I admire your passion for jewellery and unique clothes! The rose is awesome!

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  8. That new shirt is really pretty, color and details alike! Very fun and festive.

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  9. I love the little square buttons on the blouse.

    And the over-the-knee boots are amazing!

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  10. Congrats on getting the job! I love those boots every time I see you wear them.

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  11. Thanks, Pam - I like almost any shade of green!

    Rebecca, yes, it was great. Ha, I hope so.

    Terri, thanks, I appreciate that. I feel guilty for not being able to read/comment as much as I've been doing.

    Megan, thanks! Yes, I hate wrinkly clothes!

    Anne, thank you! I could have gone much more green (of course) but I think I'll save it for next year. The job is going well, thanks.

    Hi, Kari! That's so funny - I love your leopard skirt from Wednesday! I will visit your blog after this weekend and check out your green.

    Dimi, thank you so much for your kind words!

    Alison, thanks!

    Northmoon, me too - I love that kind of detail.

    Thanks, Kim! I know, I'm trying to wear them as much as I can before they get too warm.

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  12. You look like autumn! All outdoorsy greens, oranges, and reds... lovely.

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