Thursday, February 7, 2013

can you wear green?

Emerald Green: the color of the year.

I've never been one to wear green. Except when I was a little girl. Because I was born on St. Patrick’s Day, I would often wear a green dress on my birthday (my favorite aunt Millie would buy me a pretty green something on some of those early birthdays).

So, then, back in the eighties, I had my colors done (remember "Color Me Beautiful?") which confirmed that I really don’t look good in green.

But I love green. My house is full of green. My gardens are alive with green of every shade imaginable. How could such a vibrant and alive color make me look washed out and dead?

That being said, I never give much thought to wearing green on places of my body that don’t come in contact with my face. Like, a bag, pants, shoes, a skirt?

Here is my  inspiration for the season…It's all about the Michael Kors. To be honest with you , I am FREAKING OUT over this collection.  Take a few minutes to watch the Spring 2013 Runway Show. I don't know why...maybe it's the boldness, the simplicity, the fresh new take on some classic shapes and patterns. Oh my gosh, I am crazy about it. There are rugby stripes.






What???? Stop the show! Green rugby stripes? Well then.
 

                            And  so, here is what I'm working on. Right now. And I AM SO excited.

This is going to be such a cool fun skirt. I can't wait to finish it this weekend!

And, let’s not forget that we can commit to do green in 2013 by adding more of it to our diets:
my favorite roasted brussels sprouts with pancetta
asparagus and gruyere on puff pastry
                                     That’s a win/win combination of green if you ask me.

13 comments:

  1. Where did you find the beautiful green rugby stripes?

    will you share your recipes? They look fabulous. We love brussel sprouts in our family! g

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  2. That skirt is going to be fabulous. I too wonder where you bought the fabric.

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  3. I love emerald green, and recently bought a bow-front top in this great colour. It doesn't hurt that I am named after St Patrick either! Also love your green stripe fabric, and would have some in a heartbeat if I could get it!

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  4. I love emerald green...but...I have a little ASD girl in my class this year who just has complete meltdowns at the mere thought of green! Going to be a long year of no green for me...

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  5. My husband made that asparagus recipe and it was a huge hit! I thin k I need to whip up a green ensemble to wear if he makes more.

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  6. I am also one who cannot wear green. But I love your idea of wearing it as a skirt. And your skirt is turning out SO cute. Love it!

    I also fall into the "black trap". So much of my work wardrobe it black. I have vowed to make more colorful clothes this year, and get out of my black "uniform" rut.

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  7. Kelly ripa is wearing Emerald Green this morning...a very pretty green silk blouse...

    I love the asparagus puff pastry...I should try that

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  8. And my local news anchor is wearing green today!

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  9. These rugby stripes are so cool! Thanks for sharing! Your skirt is going to be way cute!

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  10. Love all the green and the skirt is just lovely. Walking today, I listened to an older podcast - Sew Forth Now - and had to visit your blog. It's great!
    Cynthia

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  11. Depends on the green. Springy green, OK. Kelly green I'd rather eat.

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  12. I wear a very small amount of green, but only because it's a top in a teal and blue print.

    I steam my brussels sprouts while slow-cooking bacon, to which I add butter and copped onions, then stir into the steamed (then quartered) sprouts.

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