OOTD :: of emerald green and Windsor knots

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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

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18 thoughts on “OOTD :: of emerald green and Windsor knots

  1. You always look great in a tie. And you always mix and match so many colors and patterns with success. Love this look, Maricel!

    P.S. Remind me when is your link-up and is it themed? So I can start to link up with you.

    Have a great weekend hun. ❤ Ada.

    • Ah, that’s a wonderful compliment. I always did harbor a very masculine side, but bemoaned my curves, thinking they prevented me from going truly androgynous. Good to hear I thought wrong, eh?

  2. I just love your sense of style! It’s always so fun and unique! I think I’ve asked before but do your students love to see what you show up in every day? I think that would be the highlight of my school day if I were one of your students!

    • They used to comment all the time, but I think the older I get, the more distant I become and perhaps nowadays, my kids might find me too intimidating to feel comfortable enough to comment on something so potentially personal like style/fashion choices. But thanks for the kudos; I reciprocate and say that I bet I’d be fluent in French right now if you had been my teacher. I’d have been more eager to learn from someone as vivacious as you.

  3. GREEN CHUCKS! You are all set for St Paddy’s Day – haha.
    I noticed the proliferation of ties and jeans lately. Was thinking it was you going for an antidote to styling all those dresses! (I’m still amazed that you did my challenges EVERY DAY utilizing dresses).

    • I know, right? No more St. Paddy’s Day angst for me!

      And you give me too much credit about hitting your challenges with my dresses; you allowed for very loose intrepretations which is how I was able to get away with it. ;p

      Perhaps it IS a subconscious backlash from all the dresses, these ties and jeans.

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