|OK you fashion bloggers out there - how in the heck do you take a picture in the mirror with an i-phone? I kept pulling back and my neck looked like Jabba The Hutt|
|See background. Teddy the pup came back from the groomer wearing a green scarf. The kids took it off saying it was not "manly" enough for him.|
This is an outfit from Banana Republic, a place I never shop except to buy long white shorts, because it always seems kind of workish-y and I don't have a job. (I'd like to get one but there is the little matter of my needing a nap at 1pm and I imagine most employers don't see that as a plus.)
Anyway I really liked the advertisement in Oprah magazine. Yes, how dorky is that, I copied an advertisement. It's the ultimate matchy matchy, but feck it - it's easy to wear. Maybe a long gold necklace would mix it up a bit?...let me know if you see one.
I've been looking for a pant for a year (in the US everything is singular: a pant, a trouser, a smoky eye). None of the J. Crew ones look any good on me and other brands look like Nana pants or (TMI alert) show my cellulite.
Not to Wikipedia you on a Friday but in the Middle Ages green was worn by merchants (as opposed to red for nobility and grey and brown for peasants) and during the Renaissance painters learned to paint faces with first green then pink which made the skin look more realistic.
A stylist once told me I didn't suit emerald (or black) but this is more bottle green. Gaghh! Bottle Green???? I've shuddered at Bottle Green since my High School years when it was the colour of our school uniform. The bottle green wool pleated shift would be worn in winter and bottle green skirt for the summer.
Our High School's motto was "Incipe!" (Begin!) but our unofficial chant was: "We are the boys and girls from....High! Where the girls are easy and the boys are sleazy!" Lovely.
Maybe with this outfit I've finally made peace with bottle green and my High School years. (Mean girl JB - if you're reading this, it doesn't let you off the hook.)
Kim of NorCalStyle has the most gorgeous post on green so I exhort you (see what wearing green does to you?) to head on over.