Thursday, June 21, 2018

Chartreuse and Green Lace

It's late, I'm hungry (I'm cooking dinner while I write this), and I'm not feeling terribly verbose. 

Look, an outfit!
 Solid reactions on this outfit today from the work crowd. The mix of chartreuse and emerald green were much commented upon.


  • Cardigan - Joseph A, consignment; purchased here for $34.98
  • Sweater - Ellen Tracy, swap from Caro; last seen here in April with some drape
  • Skirt - Alfred Sung, vintage 80s, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit) in July 2017 with a mermaid-inspired outfit
  • Shoes - Eject; last seen here in May with Alexander McQueen trousers


Having the cardigan and shoes matching helped tie it all together, as did going with this neutral taupe-y coloured tank-style sweater underneath.
 Loved wearing this long swooshy cardi all day.

And it has pockets! I hear roofers above me.
For a bit of fun, here's the first time I wore this skirt, back in 2009 (I wore the same green bead necklace!)

From the back I'm nothing but chartreuse!
 This was a very comfy outfit.

I didn't think I would need anything for outerwear, but as you may have noticed in the top stair picture, it was windy!
 My olive green velvet ball cap! To the rescue!

The stuff:
 Comfy shoes! They're such an odd style and colour, but they've been so useful. Can we call chartreuse a must-have?

Green and gold bling:
I have a lot of green jewelry, I've realized. I have 6+ more necklaces, bracelets and earrings with green too!


  • Jade ring - vintage 70s, Mom's
  • Green/gold ring - consignment
  • Earrings - consignment, Vancouver
  • Bead/chain necklace - vintage 70s?, Mom's
  • Gold chain - Grandma J's
  • Bracelet - vintage 60s, Mom's


I'm going to a vintage fair tomorrow night after work, so make sure to swing by on Sunday for my bigass weekend wrap-up to see what I bought! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

26 comments:

  1. This is a fabulous colour combo, Sheila! I love the chartreuse cardi and shoes. I'm really into green lately so I love this outfit! Hope you have a great weekend! XXX

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    1. I thought of you in your green cardi from the other day, Sasha! Happy weekend to you too, my dear.

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  2. I love those sandals and how cute you look in the cap!
    Have a fab weekend and hope you find loads of good stuff at the vintage fair. xxx

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    1. Thanks, Vix! I'm so glad I remembered that I had that cap. I'm excited for the vintage fair - the last time I went to this one, I found my copper belt. May the vintage gods smile upon me!

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  3. Wow, what an outfit! I love those shoes. Who knew chartreuse and emerald green would looks so good together? - you obviously :) Great styling. Lise

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    1. Aw, thank you, Lise, that's so sweet. I was really pleased with the combo!

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  4. lovely color combo!, and obviously, we can call chartreuse a must-have, as I'm concerned! it's so fabulous that your shoes and cardi match so nicely and the green skirt is stunning!, love this outfit!
    besos

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    1. I do love a good matchy pair of items, don't you? Chartreuse is practically a neutral.

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  5. I love this color combo, and it's definitely my kind of outfit! I have my blue lace skirt I'd love to try something like this with, although the long cardigans I do have aren't so similarly coloured.

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    1. You should totally try this, Mica - do a neutral cardi and a blue top instead!

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  6. Hi there. I found you on Anna's Island St blog. Love the lime of this outfit. How handy to have steps to model on:)

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    1. Nice to meet you, new Anna! Thank you so much! The stairs are an external covered staircase in my condo.

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  7. I love this outfit - green really suits you!

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  8. Rly loving all the green and especially the skirt and vintage bracelet.

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    1. The skirt is such a favourite, such a unique piece. Thank you, hon!

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  9. What a lovely outfit and you know how I love green of any shade. The shoes are delightful!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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  10. Smashing outfit, color and fit!

    Sitting in Seattle airport awaiting flight home to NY. By the way, we returned to Beacon Hill Park yet again; Robin said it was a definite highlight of Victoria. Fred and I have been inspired (thank you :)) to check out a consignment shop three towns north of us where I think we may find some interesting pieces.

    Have a grand time at the Vintage fair. I hope you have some good finds!
    Cheers,
    Laurie.

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    1. Thank you so much, Laurie! I hope you had a good flight. So glad you enjoyed Beacon Hill Park so much! Oh, and turning people on to the benefits of consignment shopping is the best - I hope you find lots of treasures!

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  11. LOOK ! Another fabulous outfit. Loving this artistic and rich combo of chartreuse and green with grey. The lace pattern is exquisite, and the strappy shoes are beyond. They are comfy too, lucky you!
    Wear green, be seen ! Love the loads of green jewelry too.
    Now eat something and enjoy the weekend!
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. Thanks so much, Elle! I had fun with this outfit. Happy weekend!

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  12. Oh a vintage fair sounds amaaazing !
    I adore that long cardigan, what a marvellous piece and the addition of the cap is unexpected but so COOL.

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  13. I used to love wearing chartreuse when I had red hair, but I find it doesn't look so good with grey. I have a pair of black and white shoes by Eject that have the same type of heel; they look so damn cool but they are too narrow across the front for my bunions and too high to be worn for very long....sigh

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    1. Oh, that sucks - I'll eventually be all grey, and I wonder how the colour will be for me then? Bummer about your Eject shoes!

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Sheila