Thursday, March 8, 2012

green, navy & enamel: yes, sir!

     The whole time I was wearing this outfit, I wished I had worn white jeans instead. I think the green and navy would have really popped against the white! But it was still kind of rainy, and I have a horror of getting my white jeans dirty.
     Merona navy short-sleeve buttondown (previously loved by E.I.)
green sweater, Old Navy
enamel necklace, eBay


     I wore this with the collar buttoned, and was surprised that it wasn't uncomfortable -- I always thought it would be. I added the necklace because I kind of remembered that Elaine of Clothed Much had dressed up a buttondown with a necklace and it looked fantastic. I looked up the post after I wore this outfit and realized, oops --  she recommends belting a sweater/cardigan to avoid a manly look! Just call me sir, I suppose ...

30 comments:

  1. I don't think it looks manly at all! It looks so pretty, loving all the colors and that gorgeous necklace!

    Jenn

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  2. SeekingstyleblogMarch 8, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    I really like that necklace!

    xo Jennifer

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  3. I don't think it looks manly either :) Looks great with that necklace :) You are getting much wear out of that necklace huh?:)

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  4. Thank you, Jenn! I don't think the chilly weather will stick around much longer, so I want to get some use out of the green sweater while I can. :)

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  5. Thank you, Jennifer! I'm trying to keep my eBay jewelry shopping in check ... there are so many pretty, affordable items for sale there. :)

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  6. Kat - really love the jewelry I got off eBay! Price is right and the pieces I picked up add something special to an outfit. :)

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  7. No way! I love that you didn't belt the sweater to let the necklace shine. It's so pretty! It's the feminine touch that's needed when you button up your collar all the way. I love styling tops this way.

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  8. the dressed-up buttondown is amazing! a perfect bit of color for a rainy day!

    dash dot dotty

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  9. I love all your bright colors. The navy and green look great together!

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  10. This is not manly looking at all! I like the colours and next time you can show us the look with white pants :) And put this and the other outfit post into a collage and you can see the difference ;)

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  11. ThreadsAndButtonsMarch 9, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    I don't think that you look one bit manly at all. The color of that sweater in so pretty, and I LOVE that necklace!

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  12. Good ideas, Bessie! Yes, definitely going to re-create this with the white jeans. :)

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  13. I think the necklace is a great touch to your outfit!

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  14. That necklace is amazing! I love how much it adds to the outfit. And haha, I don't think you look manly at all!

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  15. Too Much Soul SupportMarch 10, 2012 at 8:35 PM

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  16. Yes it would have looked lovely with white jeans. Love the necklace though!

    ♥ www.thegirlatfirstavenue.com

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  17. LOVE that necklace and it transforms the whole outfit!

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  18. thank you for dropping by. :)

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  19. I think it looks great as is, but it would also look AWESOME with white jeans!

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  20. Thank you, Inna. I hope the rain is gone for now so I can bust out the white jeans and wear this outfit again - the colors make me happy. :)

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  21. What a fantastic necklace! Wow - I love the color.

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  22. Thank you, Betsy! One of the best things I've bought via eBay. :)

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