Daily Archives: January 23, 2015

OOTD :: of emerald green and Windsor knots





This week is brought to you by: “striped shirt, cardigan, skinny dress pants, emerald green, camel, ballet flats, and a leather handbag”.

For your viewing pleasure, I give you: the cardigan and emerald green, the latter of which I am particularly proud because, as long-time readers know, I have often struggled with the dearth of said color in my wardrobe. Happily, in my quest to own a pair of Chucks in every single color of the rainbow, I have just recently acquired these emerald green beauties and I am thrilled to have an opportunity to show them off today.

The extra bits: I have also recently rediscovered my penchant for ties, the catalyst of this rediscovery being the 12th grade maths teacher, the only staff member at my site who actually wears ties and who taught me how to do up a proper Windsor. When I put together this outfit, I felt there was something missing, even with the cardi as completer piece. I tried a statement necklace, but it just got lost in the busy pattern of the shirt. Enter my fave Vivienne Westwood tie, stage right. Et voilà! Success! It picked up the navy in the shirt and bookended the navy of the skinnies and thus I am able to get away with pattern mixing once again.

Vive le vendredi!

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – Joe Fresh @ jcp
Cardi – Woolovers
Skinnies – Mossimo @ Target
Tie – Vivienne Westwood
Shoes – Chucks

:: Linking ::
Blogging Besties @ Whitney à la mode and Undergraduate Style
Fun Fashion Friday @ Fashion Should Be Fun

:: Grooveshark it ::
The Diary of Jane by Breaking Benjamin