OOTD: Decked in Green for St Paddy’s

Green is one of my favourite colours. I’m constantly on the lookout for the perfect Little Green Dress in Forest Green since my wardrobe is full of funeral garbs (i.e. LBDs, black blazers, black tights). Yesterday, I managed to be dressed from head to toe in green for St Patrick’s Day.

St Paddy's Outfit

By the way, the iPhone camera seems to bleach my skin but everything else should be colour accurate.

Dress: Zara FW2006 | Hat: Saucy Milliner Ingrid silhouette | Scarf: no-brand scarf from sidewalk vendor | Earrings: Bijou Brigitte (2008/9) | Shoes: Old Navy FW2013

The Dress

The dress is one of the ‘oldest’ item in my wardrobe, which I’d bought from Zara on Boxing Day 2006 for probably around C$30-40. It is an autumn/winter dress and of the loveliest shade of green – I think it’s forest green. I’m hoping to find more dresses in this colour. Under my green dress, I wore a white RW & Co camisole. Camisoles from RW & Co are very comfortable but quite expensive in my opinion (I bought 2 for 1).

The Hat

This is my go-to hat when it’s not raining in Vancouver. I blocked this fur-felt hat last year at the Saucy Milliner’s atelier and it was the Saucy Milliner who recommended I block it in Hunter Green. The ‘Ingrid’ silhouette is from a vintage hat block from Vancouver in the 1940’s (if I remember correctly – please verify with the Saucy Milliner). It provides the right amount of shade when the sun is shining brightly (so I can SEE). While this hat may be too warm during the summer, it keeps the head warm during the other seasons (it won’t keep ears warm though).

I’m undecided on whether or not I’ll add a fur felt band to the hat. Do you like it plain or does it need some trimming (‘decorating’)?

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Accessories

I picked these earrings from Bijou Brigitte in 2008 or 2009 because they were the loveliest blue-green (Paraiba Tourmaline?) drop earrings. I did have two other green earrings but I wanted something subtle.

The spring/autumn scarf was bought from a street vendor last summer. He didn’t have royal blue or burgundy or forest green, so I went with this olive green.

The Shoes

No, I suppose I didn’t need any more shoes but these velvet dark green scrunched shoes at Old Navy were too pretty to resist (and on sale for $10) last Boxing Day. The soles are surprisingly comfortable but I think the scrunch shoes are far too tight (size is right – next size up would have been too long), which eventually cause my bunions to hurt. 🙁 I also added a Dr. Scholl’s heel liner because the back had been pinching my Achilles tendon (I think that’s what it’s called). Even with my bunion spacers and my arch support, these shoes are best worn for a short period of time. They’re tight so they won’t fall off but they’ll cause more pain to the feet than a pair of pointe shoes would if you wear them for the entire day. Oh well.

Nails

I painted my nails green with Rimmel’s 60 Seconds Nail Polish. This shimmery emerald green is called 830 Camouflage.

Camouflage nails

Hope everyone had a splendid St Patrick’s Day weekend!

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