Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Greens

Does anybody else get excited when you see fresh vegetables that look this good? I can't remember what they're called but they were calling to me at the nearby organic food store. A quick saute with garlic and a dash of natural soy sauce and it's yum, yum ... the wonderful flavors of really good vegetables!

Green has mostly been dismissed from my closet. There are times when I try to convince myself it's refreshing and makes my complexion more peaches and cream by contrast. But the truth is, it brings out the not-so-lovely shadows under my eyes and casts an overall sallow undertone.

But! There are also times when I don't care and am drunk on too much crewlade. Such as when I learned of the Metallic Giraffe Day Coat. I hunted for months, maybe a year, until I found it in my size and miraculously, it was in mint condition.

And then there are times when I know I can't pull it off. Case in point, the Madelene dress. I really don't want to be so sensible, especially after Shopping with M's review. It looks so comfy, cute and casually tailored on her. Waaah!
I'm 5'2" and wearing XXS
This is how I can get away with green: surround it with a lot of navy blue and then guss it up with more colors.

I'm wearing the stripe sweater dress with the Ashbury perfect shirt and my most recent favorite shoes, the Clifton booties.

For some reason, I was pleasantly surprised by the pockets even though the online pic clearly shows the model with her hand in one. It's basically the Jules dress in a sweater format. For my comfort zone, it's just long enough to be work appropriate. I'd say the knit is 12 gauge, about the weight of most sweaters such as the heart me. It's fashioned with a wide, open, boatneck neckline, dropped shoulders and extra long cuffs (I have them folded up once).

It's fitting me looser than how it's fitting the model but that's OK by me. I like how it's not clinging to every ... thing. It feels as comfortable as a favorite sweater or sweatshirt for the weekend. Slightly sloppy. But again, that's OK by me.





14 comments:

  1. This dress looks perfect on you! Love the whole outfit, esp. loving those booties. Thanks for the review. :)

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  2. The neckline is great for a buttondown. I'll have to try that. Cute!

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  3. Love how you styled it with the button-down -- adorable!! Thanks for the linky. :)

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  4. I know just what you mean about green---it's tricky. I love the striped dress, though, especially with those cute pockets and the neckline---can it be worn un-layered, or is it too wide?

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  5. I love this dress ;-) it looks great with the button down shirt! I wish the green vegetables could always look good like this, I'd be skinny forever!!! Xoxo

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  6. Hello JustVisiting and thanks so much for visiting! The booties are wonderful and redefined what I thought was maximum height for comfort.

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  7. Gigi - give it a try! And think of the possibilities. I WAS going to wear the tartan shirt but thought it too wintry. Next winter though ...

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  8. Thanks, Tabitha! I can't believe I didn't work in the green-with-envy pun regarding those of you who can wear it so well.

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  9. shopwithm - I'm you-know-what with envy about you and the Madelene dress! ;)

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  10. Sue - I love those pockets too. I tried on the dress by itself just for you and yes indeed, it's also easy wearing without the shirt. The neckline is as wide as the usual boatneck but not off shoulder.

    The silhouette is very forgiving. If I stretched out my arms to the sides, the dress falls in a straight line from the dropped shoulder seams, only narrowing slightly at the banded hem. It will look huge out of the package, I was certain my dress was mislabeled (until I put it on).

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  11. Thank you, Andrea! I've been known to eat a whole head of cauliflower or a pound of broccoli for dinner. But you are right, so much of the taste depends on the quality and freshness. I've found organic vegetables to be noticeably more flavorful. Thanks for coming by!

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  12. LOVE IT! I'm so glad to see this dress styled so well as I just snagged a popback in an XXS and was sort of regretting my final sale purchase. It arrives tomorrow and I can't wait to style it similarly to you. Great ideas!

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  13. Hey OperaRach! Congrats on snagging your size. I can't wait to see how you'll style it!

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