Wednesday, March 14, 2012

outfit post: Green Legs + Ham

Gone Green: Up-cycled braided fabric necklace c/o Howrah Bridge
So here I am, shivering like a Aspen in the Emerald City. And, just 'round the bend, the green-soaked and greatest of American drinking holidays known as St. Paddy's Day. I was reminded by Terry, via Twitter that my favorite fashion meme, Everybody Every Wear was celebrating the color green this month,  and that got my shivering legs in motion, and me hunting down my own version of homage to this color of forests, fauna and envy.

As usual, I was drawn to florals. After all with the rain pounding on the doors + windows, I thought this little jacket looked like just the thing to answer it. It's a sweet vintage jacket that should be finding its way into the Etsy shop soon and would probably look wonderful on you. The vintage dress is one of my favorites but seems on the south side of wear- the fabric is very thin + fragile so I wear it with the awareness that life is fleeting and best left to appreciate in the moment. I love how the dress hugs my womanly curves; I feel quite the Femme Vitale when I wear it.

Green: Everybody, Everywear

I'm not crazy about how the outfit turned out- the green legs are a bit "too green." I think a teal or a grey blue pair of tights would have worked better. But I did get to wear my Howrah Bridge braided fabric necklace so that's something to cheer me. Howrah Bridge is the labor of love by my blogger pal, Anupria, aka the Polka Princess of Chappals vs Stilletoes. You can order your own at her Etsy shop or check out the latest Howrah Bridge items on her Facebook fan page: Howrah Bridge.

I did enjoy hamming it up indoors however, since it was too cold + grey + rainy to get any good pictures outside. Believe you me, I tried. Nothing like sliding on a wood floor and posing in front of a nervous kitty to remind me how silly I can be. I also enjoyed the beautiful fresh tulips that I got as a parting perk for attending the Nordstrom Rack Opening Tweet-up. I was honored to be asked (along with lots of other bloggers + social media types) to attend a sneak preview of the new location and bonus pre-opening shop session at the Nordstrom Rack in Westlake Center. The store is a beaute, the people who work there are sweet as sugar cubes, and the shoe department was full of temptation. In short: a very fun time.  Grand opening is Thursday, March 15th, 9 am, so if you're in Seattle, here's a chance to get some shop on and maybe even win a $2000 shopping spree!

Now Wearing: 
  • Everybody Every Wear GREEN
  • vintage floral print canvas jacket
  • braided fabric necklace, c/o Howrah Bridge
  • vintage floral sundress
  • vintage gold metal belt
  • We Love Colors tights
  • non-leather brown boots, Target


Anonymous said...

Yeah! You did it! And against all odds. I followed your tweets about your visit to the new Nordstroms Rack and thought you were wasting no time. Your hair looks so red in these photos!

Patti said...

The gorgeous red hair and riotous florals are so fabulous! And of course the green tights - the perfect accent : >

Melanie said...

I love love that full-on riot of spring, all those jostling gossipy colours and pattern misbehaving in the best possible way! And the green legs are awesome - one can never go too green with one's legs. What's that backdrop? Even more creativity and expression seem to be in the air... Oh, great necklace too!

Unknown said...

Your hair is gorgeous Bella!! I adore your mix of florals and awesome green tights!

Thrifted Shift said...

I love the dress with the tights! You look especially great in the third photo!

DeniseAngela said...

Totally love your hair & how you make florals rock!

Jean at said...

Red hair and green legs, wonderful floral prints, and your gorgeous face. What's not to love?

Sara Kristiina said...

I love this!! Your hair is supercute!

Stephanie Loudmouth said...

Looove the jacket, I'll have to check that out for sure! And you look amazing as always... you inspire me!!!

Please may I? said...

The mix of florals looks fab but the green tights steal the show! They are fantastic.

X x

mispapelicos said...

Perfect clash of patterns, my dear Bella. I love your new hair colour, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Brilliant and always inspiring, my dear friend.

Vix said...

Your outfit is utterly fabulous and totally Bella-tastic! the print clash and Spring-like colours are all vying for my attention but your hair steals the show. Man, it's freaking gorgeous. I'm more in love with you than ever. xxx

Stacey said...

You are quite seriously my idol for clashing patterns! I love this outfit, right down to the too-green tights. Your hair looks incredible too!

The Style Crone said...

Bella, I love your new hair color! The perfect change for your new life. Despite the stress of a major move, you appear serene, meditative. The tulips reflect your outfit and you always know how to make florals look delicious. Though your dress is fragile it is well loved, as are you.

Unknown said...

weird, I was thinking the green on the floral dress was just the perfect mix


Anupriya DG said...

Ah! All those florals together - you're one garden I'd love to get lost in.... :)

P.S.: You're wearing that necklace beautifully, my dear! Love to see it on you!

Sasha Maria said...

Your hair looks absolutely amazing! Wow, I can't get over it. I love the mix of dark and light florals too. :)

gabrielle said...

i love the green tights! i think they're perfect. although i almost never listen when blog readers tell me they like something i already decided i hate. lol


Laura Tenshi said...

We should all celebrate the color green! Absolutely wonderful and brightens everyone's mood.
Love the floral print dress and the tights!
Have a fabulous day!

Laura Tenshi said...

We should all celebrate the color green! Absolutely wonderful and brightens everyone's mood.
Love the floral print dress and the tights!
Have a fabulous day!

Desiree said...

Hey! I'm stopping by from EBEW (I'm one of the sad sacks with a link at the bottom because my photo wasn't big enough0. Great look!

doradadama said...

Aye Diosito!! You look femme fatale hot with your red hair color.
I love them bright greens/floral patterns.eyeing up your fabric necklace.

Adrienne said...

Love the florals and the red hair! I love green, and need to wear more this month!

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Hang T. Tran said...

Your hair is gorgeous Bella!
I really love the jacket and the dress too. Flowers in bloom on you!
It 's so hot here that all the flowers die after 2 days in a vase. Really envy your tulips!

SeƱora Allnut said...

love your floral inspiration and green tights!, and love how green color enhance your red hair!, prettiness!

mtg said...

Cute necklace. Love how you mixed different florals together (dress and jacket).

Thank you for following me. I've been your follower and fan for some time now.

lasophia said...

I'm digging your mixed florals and your rosebud red hair. Emerald tights in the emerald city, muy bella.

My Unfinished Life said...

love the whole look..but the howrah bridge necklace is truely awesome!!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

oh wow! this dress is so pretty. i love the colors and the way it looks with the tights. lovely!

hope you're having a fab weekend!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

That dress is perfect and I love your hair again - so beautiful!