Wednesday, March 17, 2010

There's always a great reason to wear GREEN!

Are you one of those people who make a point to wear green on St. Patrick's Day, and for those violators who chose not to - you constantly harass them?? Well your in luck, this posts for you!

Fashion Revolutionaire history moment: Many people celebrate this day by the wearing of green, and legend has it that there are three main reasons as to why GREEN is the color of choice. The first reason is because of the green shamrock leaf. According to legend, the shamrock was a sacred plant to the Druids of Ireland because its leaves formed a triad, and three was a mystical number in the Celtic religion. It was used by Saint Patrick to illustrate the doctrine of the Holy Trinity as he introduced Christianity to Ireland. In the 19th century, it was a symbol of rebellion and anyone wearing it risked death by hanging. This period spawned the phrase "the wearin' o' the green." Occasionally, a fourth leaflet will appear, making a "four-leaf clover," said to bring good luck to the person who discovers it. The second reason green is an Irish color is because Ireland is called the "Emerald Isle" with lots of green pastures. The third reason is because the people of Ireland would burn green leaves to spread over their land to make their soil richer.

Now with that said, let the fashion begin! In honor of St. Patrick's Day, and the recession (always have to keep that in mind these days), I chose to show three outfits based on one GREEN blouse. Need outfit ideas for later this evening, well take a look - you may be inspired!

The green blouse can be found at Talbots - Drape-front silk shell $80 -

Here's a nice conservative look - now the key to this look is how you rock your green shirt. One of 2 ways, wear this inside of the white dress shirt and tuck in both shirts inside of the skirt for a nice clean conservative look (make sure to leave a couple of the buttons open to reveal your splash of color. The other is totally how I would rock it. I would wear the green blouse on the outside of the white shirt (tails hanging out) and cinch it with a nice black wide belt. Trust me it will be super hot!

Drape-front silk shell $80

Gap Dobby shirt $27

B W Ankle Strap Heels $42

Tailored Pencil Skirt $70

Black Spot Pearl Necklace $18

Dark grey mock pearl stud earrings $9.03


So you are casual a Lady, but still want to represent for the GREEN - check out this look, still cute and sassy without sacrificing the comfort. Skinny cargo pants and camel colored knee-boots are key to this look.

New York & Company Sateen Skinny Cargo Pants $9.99

Bronx Flat Festival Boot $110

Womens AE Chambray Moto Jacket $40

Chain Bars Necklace $11

Han Cholo The Baby Hoop Earrings $22

kate spade new york Idiom Bangle Bracelet $42


Glam Rock Lady! We have something for you as well, we arent taking you out of your stilettos, no ma'am - matter of fact we have some KILLER ones on deck. Here I paired a sequined vest, killer stilettos and tie-dyed (subtle) dark skinny jeans.

Joe's Jeans "Silver Glitter" subtle Tie-Dye Cigarette Jeans in Glitter Wash - Straight & Skinny Leg $200

Darling Trim Sequin Jacket $83

Rock & Republic Lotus Platform Pumps with Chains $295

Short Mesh and Bead Necklace: Necklaces $150

Starfish Posts $14




SonyK said...

Love the splash of color!!

Globetrotter22 said...

I love all of these looks, especially the second one.