Although I always give credit where credit is due, I really don’t remember who introduced me to Design Seeds. And that’s a shame because this website
rocks is a phenomenal style resource and I want to personally thank whoever it was that turned me on to it.
Without it, I would never have dreamed that all these elements could come together so harmoniously. I guess I’m just not a visionary when it comes to greens. I love the color but am always so stymied when I think to style it.
It’s no surprise, then, that when St. Patrick’s Day comes rolling around, I experience serious performance anxiety. I was almost gonna pass it up this year, what with my lack of green-outfit-making skills and my not even being Irish and all. But around these parts, it’s criminal to deny the Emerald Isles (the hubs insists he’s Irish, is a die-hard Notre Dame fan, and chose our firstborn’s name specifically for its Irish roots) and at the very least, I feared getting pinched within an inch of my life.
I had no choice.
So there’s corned beef and cabbage in the crock pot as we speak, and I scrambled like a madwoman over the weekend to come up with today’s ensemble, thanks in large part to Design Seeds.
I present to you, my friends, the inspiration:
Gorgeous. I know. I won’t blame you one bit if you decided to visit the site now.
Go on. I’ll wait.
Back so soon? But do you see what I mean by inspiration? It’s like having the entire paint sample wall from Home Depot at your fingertips, and without the mess or the guilt of having swiped dictionary-thick stacks and surreptitiously thrusting them into the depths of your purse. No? Oh, just me then.
Anyhow, I’m just giddy that I had all these pieces in my closet to replicate the palette. And I’m doubly giddy that, rather than feeling intimidated by green anymore, now I can’t wait to mix and match and play with the green items I’ve got. [Insert a maniacal rubbing of hands and cackling here]
So take that, St. Patrick’s Day! I’ve got you beat!