Friday, March 25, 2011

Ms. Green Pants

Sure it doesn’t have the same ring to it as Mr. Green Jeans, but we can’t all be on Captain Kangaroo.  Also, I’m not a man and these are not jeans…

Yes, that's right, a visible bra strap - because I'm classy like that.

…they’re pants.  Green pants that I really don’t wear often enough, but thought they might be a good transitional item for spring.  The pants are “Tall” from New York & Co (via Ross) which means they’re just long enough for me to wear with flats.  I paired them with a bold floral print top (Old Navy), peacock cardigan (a.n.a/JC Penney) and some neutral flats (Kenneth Cole Reaction).

I like the fit of these pants, but I’ll be honest, green pants are hard for me to style.  I don’t wear a lot of green and have no idea what compliments it.  However, I remembered our conversation from last week about pairing items based on the colors in a print and once I spotted this blouse in my closet, it all came together nicely.

I apologize for any dog hair on today’s outfit – my dog was extraordinarily affectionate this morning (usually he’s just sleepy) and this cardigan collects dog hair like it’s trying to be on an episode of Hoarders.

Also, I still haven’t packed and I leave tomorrow.  I think I know what I’m wearing on the plane though, so that’s some progress.  And, although I’ll be taking pictures in Santa Fe, I won’t be posting anything or viewing any blogs (sad face) while I’m there.  But, I’ll be back Tuesday evening though and will start catching up with everyone and everything.

I hope everyone has a lovely weekend!



  1. I think you are rocking those green pants! I love green with blue so this is a winner in my book. I loled at the cardigan collecting dog hair comment - I have some items like that too. In fact, I think my robe might have been on hoarders last week...

  2. I love the outfit! Those green pants look great on you.

  3. @Allison - Seriously, don't you hate items like that? No matter what you do, they have dog hair all over them!

    @GretchTM - thanks, Gretchen. I thought it was appropriately spring-y.

  4. The pants look good and I would think of them as khaki rather than green, i.e. almost a neutral, and going with everything. e.g. your favourite orange.

    The colors in the outfit work together nicely. However I would say that the broad expanse of decolettage that this top creates really calls out for a necklace or a scarf...

  5. great choice, Gracey! love that you wore the green pants with a floral top and shiny ballet flats. those green pants would look great with any neutral top too (black, cream, gray!) or bright colors like fuschia, purple or yellow. play with them, bet you have a bunch of stuff that would match!

  6. Hey Gracey.. I love the colors of this outfit and you suit these colors.. the pants are awesome-- I think you just need to play around with color and you can wear them more often. I like the floral top with them.. you could even wear them with some black.. the color suggestions above would most certainly work.. good to see you playing around with color combos!!

    have a great trip to Sante Fe.. havent ever been there but would LOVE to go!! hope you are taking pics from there!! see ya babes.. be safe xoxoxo Jodi

  7. I love love LOVE these pants! This kind of army green is one of my favorites. I tend to pair it with blacks or whites, rather than patterns. (And in case you haven't noticed, I have bra straps showing ALL the time!)

  8. Super cute outfit, I LOVE every colorful piece!

    I thought I had trouble finding long pants, but you've definitely got more of a challenge, being 3 inches taller than me!

    psbtw, my shorter friends in high school (many moons ago) would call me the Jolly Green Giant. The green pants in this post reminded me of that. But please don't think I'm calling you that, ok?!

  9. I love that print top!!! It is so cute...the whole outfit is great :) ohhh and thanks for the info on the scarf tying, your tutorial is great :)

  10. the blue looks great with green pants! and the patterned top brings it all together!

    have a great trip!

  11. Great look :) The top is perfect and the cardi is just lovely

    Hope it 's been a great weekend your end! :)

  12. Very cute pants! Love it with the florals. xo style, she wrote

  13. such a lovely outfit! very nice style

  14. I can see how it's easy to get hung up on certain colors, but I think the trick to just think of it as a neutral. Pretend you are styling your pair of brown pants. anything you'd wear with them would be fair game for the green!

    Chic on the Cheap

  15. Gracey!!! Wanted to tell you I awarded you the "Stylish Blogger Award." I know you have already gotten one before but I don't care. You inspire me and you always look great. So anyway, I posted it today (Tuesday).

    Can't wait to see your next outfit!


  16. This outfit looks very flattering on you and the bright colors suits you well!

  17. @ismay - Yes, one could quite easily wear a necklace or scarf with this outfit. And you're right, my favorite orange scarf will go fabulously with these pants.

    @Claire - Thanks, Claire. I actually wore these with grey last time (great minds)and I think I'll take your advice and try purple or yellow next time around.

    And thank you for the Stylish Blogger Award too - that's so sweet!

    @Marella - Thank you, Marella!

    @Jodi - Thanks, Jodi. I did take some pics in Santa Fe and can't wait to share them with you guys.

    @Erin - lol. Well, I'm glad I'm not the only flashing a bra strap in the blogosphere!

    @Linz - Thank you so much for stopping by. I totally don't think you're calling me the Jolly Green Giant and this comment actually cracked me up. Also, your blog is adorable!

    @Emmy - Thanks, Emmy! I loved this top when I saw it too - the bright colors make me so happy. And I'm glad you liked the tutorial!

    @Dotty - Thank you, Dotty! I think this blue works especially well because it's a blue green shade.

    @Stef - Thanks, Stef. I did have a very good weekend!

    @Style, She Wrote - Thank you! I do love a good floral.

    @Steffy - Thanks, Steffy. I got it fairly recently at Old Navy - I'm sure they have more.

    @It blog girls - Thank you for stopping by and for the kind comment.

    @LyddieGal - Yeah, I just need to stay out of my head when pairing items. These really are a very neutral green.

    @Angie - Thank you! I definitely prefer the brighter florals.

  18. personally I think that particular shade of green is so versatile that it is basically a "neutral" for me. I think it 'd go great with so many different palettes depending on your mood. Red and green are compliments on the color chart and to avoid the xmas feeling, go for shades with coral or pink tones rather than a crimson (although I love crimson and green together, too. throw some gold in there and it's rasta not xmas...)
    a great book for getting ideas on how to mix colors is Style by Kate Spade. Although her general look is too preppy for me (her bags I mean), she explains wearing and matching colors in a really elegant but exciting way.

    other combos I'd do with these pants:
    yellow top (lemon or mustardy) with navy
    black and lemon yellow (sorta military-ish)
    bright orange and medium or light brown (70s vibes)
    any kind of floral
    lavender with dark purple accents (my personal fav based on colors)

  19. @Melina Bee - I'll definitely have to take a look at Kate Spade's book. I find her a bit preppy as well, but do love how she mixes colors.

    I love red and green together too, so might try an orange-y red, I also love the idea of black and lemon yellow or navy and yellow with them. I can't wait to try some of these!


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