Friday, May 7, 2010

Sorry, Mom

Sorry, Mom

Works Cited
army green pants: next
white tank: old navy
olive sweater: j crew
sandals: old navy
scarf: target maybe?

Sorry, Mom

Confession: I had to google "shades of green" to figure out the precise names of the colors I am wearing this morning. But while I don't know a lot about color names, I do know that mixing shades of green drives my mother crazy (almost as crazy as wearing red and pink together). I also used to be gun-shy about greens together, but recently I love the look of olive and army green and especially turquoise all together. Though I still wouldn't mix several bright greens, I think several neutrals looks amazing.

Sorry, Mom

But don't worry, Mom, you can still tell Dad he shouldn't try this at home.
P.S. Exciting giveaway coming up Monday! Can't wait!

45 comments:

Rebecca said...

The army green is definitely neutral, and it goes well with olive. I also like olive and turquoise.

goldenmeans said...

ahhh, I am a total fan of your color mixing (and proportions!) here, even if your mother isn't ;)

Lisa said...

Those shades of green work beautifully together - and those cropped pants are awsome. I totally couldn't pull that off, but you are working it.

lumikha said...

hearts!

Melanie's Randomness said...

I never wore much green til recently. I like the Olive sweater it's a very cool color. Yeah my mom is that way too about mixing certain colors. hehe. That ivy plant is pretty too. Ooo a giveaway!! Cool!!

Emily Kennedy said...

But what about chartreuse?!

I'm wearing teal and two different navys today. I love the two or three tint color outfits.

interrobangsanon said...

The human eye can see more shades of green than any other color, which is why many people find it hard to mix greens - they just never seem to "go." However, I love it and you did it well; I'm sure you're mom will forgive you...eventually.

Scholar Style Guide said...

I think the outfit looks especially good posed in front of the kelly green ivy leaves! You could have easily brought that color into the outfit with an additional pop of color without it being "too much," in my opinion. (sorry, Mom!)

-Liz

Breanne at Bella Vita said...

I think your mixing works beautifully :-)

Destrehan's Daughter said...

I like the two colors together and think of olive as a neutral you could pair with anything. Isn't it fun to mess around with colors?

the style crusader said...

i like those two shades of green mixed together. love that you threw in some green leaves as well! haha. am especially loving the shade of that cardigan on you. really lovely. xx

Shop T.O. Live said...

Ha. I think I'm a monochromatic monster. I love to wear outfits with lots of shades of the same colour.

(And I think it's so funny that you had to google for 'olive' and 'army' green - too cute!)

ShopTOLive.ca

Lori said...

I love the color of the sweater.
By the way, I FINALLY completed a skirt using the pattern you linked. I posted it last night :)
http://nomoresweatpants.blogspot.com/2010/05/look-what-i-can-do-kind-of.html

FashionTheorist said...

I love that mix of colors on you - it's perfect with your hair and skin tones (no matter what Mom says!). Great location, too - the cardigan is very vibrant against the brick wall.

Clare said...

Oooh, those shades of green are WORKING for you. I love this!

Ashley Nicole said...

I love the way you mix those shades of green!

KT said...

These green shades look stunning today. And I love the pants!

Melanie said...

Those pants look fantastic on you.

Melanie @Unravelled Threads
Tomorrow is the very last day to enter my custom elastic waistband skirt giveaway!

Ellenitza said...

I'm a fan of mixed greens - ha!

Julie said...

It's OK, I wasn't allowed to (literally, wasn't allowed to) wear most shades of pink from about 9-14. Now it scares me to. But I DO!!
You look great! And no worries about the comment-answering, I bet it can be a doozy!

MADAM CHINO said...

This is my favorite! people who can rock these pants display a special form of confidence that knocks socks off!

Little Ocean Annie said...

Love the greens! You are dedicated to be looking up color names! I really love those pants, especially the little bow sash!!

minerrva said...

What does mom think about wrinkled pants?

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I am a big fan of mixing greens and blues right now. It occurs in nature during springtime, so why not?

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

You are rocking those awesome pleated pants. I wish they were available for purchase here. I agree that "army green" pants are a basic neutral. (Although I always thought they were called "olive drab". Ah, I know nothing about color!)

Tanvi said...

This is working so well! I have gotta try this!
First need to go shopping ... haha!
You look grt! Excellent combination!

Jilliebeanie said...

Love these greens together!

WildBirdVintage said...

absolutely great! keep mixing these colors.

piglet said...

These greens look quite lovely together. I think it works well because the pants are quite neutral. (and the pants are amazing by the way!)

eek said...

I love your mix of greens too :)

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

I think the neutral greens all mixed together look great. My mum would be the opposite, she would definitely approve, She loves olive green.

LyddieGal said...

I think mixing different shades of the same color is a great way to create an outfit! And red and pink -- I've done that too!

I love olive and army, throw in that turquoise and its perfection!

Chic on the Cheap

Sit Under the Apple Tree said...

I love, love, love this. Those colours are so gorgeous, especially the rich olivey green. It reminds me of Italy.

Destined For Now said...

I love those greens together. Perfect.

Eli said...

oh dear I love these greens together though! they just work

Viv said...

How cute are you to google the color names! You look gorgeous in your shades of green, even if Mom is against it. They also work beautifully when one shade has a texture or print... or try 2 of the same color, one with print one without. (you can tell Mom). Great blog!

Elizabeth Lessing said...

woa, who knew that greens could look so nice together. Happy to be corrected.
Mom

lindenswallow said...

I think I'm about the same age as your mom (as well as being a fellow nerd and grad student) and I think the combination is beautiful. The thing that makes it for me is that the pure white keeps the greens from looking too muddy. As an autumn who wears lots of earth tones, I've noticed this before in my own clothes. Beautiful!

Kyla said...

I really dig this mix of greens!

Kelly @ blackdog finds said...

Well, I'd say you've expertly mixed these shades of green. Looks fabulous!

Future Lint said...

I love the green mixing - that sweater is my favorite color!

orchidsinbuttonholes said...

I love that mix of greens! They play off each other and compliment each other, and I love how you grounded them with the crisp white. Lovely look (and I adore the fit of those trousers)!

princesspolitico said...

you did a fantastic job mixing greens! i’ve never heard of someone hating green’s being mixed together… i am OBSESSED with your puce cardigan – it’s one of my favorite colors!

xo.
princesspolitico.blogspot.com

bonjouritsjinah said...

Oh my, green is so your color!

eveningshawls said...

I love the olive green cardigan with the white shawl, but have to agree with mom on the military green vs. olive green issue!

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