Wearing O’ the green

Happy St Patrick’s day, lovely people! I hope you’re all wearing green today so you don’t get pinched. I know I am. My poor cats however, have no green to wear. But I’m the only one here with them today so I think they’re safe from getting pinched by anyone. Ha!

This top is a lovely shade of jade green. Definitely enough green not to get pinched on St Patrick’s day.

 

Green top, jeans, denim jacket, gray combat boots, black cat eye sunglasses, Betsey Johnson handbag & tassel earrings

Green top, jeans, denim jacket, gray combat boots, black cat eye sunglasses, Betsey Johnson handbag & tassel earrings

 

But why do we go around pinching people not wearing green on St Patrick’s day anyway? Seriously?

Apparently this tradition was started in America, not Ireland. It was said that wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns who would pinch everyone they could see – those not wearing green. Wearing green made you invisible to the leprechauns. People began pinching others that didn’t wear green to remind them that leprechauns could sneak up and pinch anyone not wearing green.

Okay. Whatever.

I totally remember trying to sneak green in where it wasn’t visible in elementary school. Like, “I have green on my underwear!” I believe in elementary school if someone pinched you for not wear green, you could punch them back. Hahaha. I was pretty shy growing up, so I really don’t remember actually punching anyone back, but I remember it was a thing. Ah. The dorkiness of being a kid.

 

Green top, jeans, denim jacket, gray combat boots, black cat eye sunglasses, Betsey Johnson handbag & tassel earrings

 

Brown puffer vest, denim jacket, jeans, gray combat boots, black cat eye sunglasses & tassel earrings

Brown puffer vest, denim jacket, jeans, gray combat boots, black cat eye sunglasses & tassel earrings

Brown puffer vest, green top, denim jacket, jeans, gray combat boots, black cat eye sunglasses & tassel earrings

 

Green top, jeans, gray combat boots, black cat eye sunglasses, Betsey Johnson handbag & tassel earrings

Brown puffer vest, denim jacket, jeans, gray combat boots, black cat eye sunglasses & tassel earrings

Green top, denim jacket, jeans, gray combat boots, black cat eye sunglasses & tassel earrings

Green top, jeans, denim jacket, gray combat boots, black cat eye sunglasses, Betsey Johnson handbag & tassel earrings

I think we are finally pulling out of our cold spell here in Oregon, but last weekend when we took these photos, there were still bits of snow on the ground and it felt like winter out. This weekend we are finally warming up and it feels like spring is on the way. I hope I didn’t just jinx it by saying it. (If it snows tomorrow, it’s my fault for saying spring is finally coming.)

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

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Tweed two ways

Going into the new year, I’m still loving the tweed trend. The only tweed I don’t like is when there are colors I don’t like in the pattern. This blue tweed jacket is becoming a staple piece in my wardrobe. I wore it here one way. Today I’m going to show you how I styled it another way.

 

Tweed jacket, black skirt, black boots + black cat eye sunglasses

Tweed jacket & black boots, Shop Girl Consignment, metallic black floral top, Ross, black fluffy scarf, given to me, black cat eye sunglasses, Rue 21, disco ball earrings, old, Ann Taylor Loft, black pleated bow skirt, old, Ann Taylor Loft

My son found this wonderful bridge to take photos at. This time of year it’s a bit shady and cool in this spot but it looked like there was a park nearby that would be nice to visit on a warm sunny day.

Please tell me warm sunny days are coming soon! It is rainy and miserable in Oregon right now. But we had sun a few days ago, and I know it will return! The only problem is that when it returns it get really cold and windy out. I still think I’d rather have the sun than rain right now.

 

Tweed jacket, black skirt, black boots + black cat eye sunglasses

 

 

Tweed jacket, black skirt, black boots, fluffy black scarf + pave ball earrings

Tweed jacket, black skirt, black boots, fluffy black scarf + glitter tights

Tweed jacket, black skirt, black boots, fluffy black scarf + glitter tights

Tweed jacket, black skirt, black boots + black cat eye sunglassesTweed jacket, black skirt, black boots + black cat eye sunglasses

 

So, this time I wore the tweed with a cute pleated skirt from the Loft, black boots with a cute chain detail, sparkly tights – because you know I love me a little bit of sparkle! On the top I had a metallic top with a rose pattern, the blue tweed jacket, black cat eye sunglasses and metallic pave ball drop earrings. A fun look you could wear to the office, to church, or for a day on the town.

 

Blue tweed jacket, shiny pants, black top, metallic flats and purple sunglasses

Here is a photo of how I styled the tweed before. I do love those shiny pants. So wonderful!

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