Chartreuse in Boots


This was one of those outfit posts. The ones where almost none of the photos looked right: blurry, wind in my face, stupid faces, awkward posing (thanks to the wind)…Ah, can’t win ’em all, I guess.

I do love adding an unexpected color to pop against the rest of a dark ensemble. This chartreuse trench is an amazingly odd combination of yellow and lime green…totally unexpected. Totally gets looks in the seafood restaurant as you walk in on your dinner date. Erm. Yes. Yes it did.

I love the old-lady feel of this thrifted silk shirt with its tassels and antique chairs print…the shirt even has shoulder pads. I die. I love it. It’s so ridiculous that it actually works.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! HB took some quick V-day outfit shots in the hallway of our place so I’ll post those soon.

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  • Great outfit, gorgeous photos. You look amazing.

    • Aw, thanks Alessandra. Hope you're well sweetheart!

  • Simply put, that trench is fantastic! As is the shirt! Love this look!

    • Thanks Abbe! Now if I can just find the perfect classic trench that isn't lime-green (er, chartreuse)…. Clearly, prioritizing is not my strong suit.

  • I think this is beautiful! Even if the wind wouldn't cooperate…a lovely example of style! Thanks for sharing it with little ol' us! xoxo

    • Aw thanks kate – and you're so welcome! It wasn't much but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, right?? 🙂

  • I LOVE LOVE LOVE yellow on blondes!!! and the pattern of this top. You are gorgeous and so are these photos! xo, Kim http://www.eatsleepwear.com

    • That's so funny you say that Kim because I always thought blondes weren't supposed to wear yellow…and in fact I just don't in general…I guess I always thought it was like how redheads are not supposed to wear pink (what a bunch of bologne!!)…

  • love this look, and i totally hear ya on uncooperative weather! those boots are EXACTLY what i've been looking for…hmm! Might need to purchase (thanks for including link).
    xo

    alyson
    http://www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

    • No problem Alyson – enjoy them, they're super comfortable and they took me all around the streets of NYC!

  • I have wanted a yellow coat so badly. I'm crossing my fingers for the thrift store stars to align. Also, the tell the chartreuse coat is not sold out anymore, in case anyone wants it.
    My Heart Blogged

    • Thanks! Yes, Mod Cloth emailed me today and told me the same thing! The link to the coat is now updated in the outfit credits for all who want in before it sells out!

  • very cute! love this look very unique

  • Hi Kristina!! I totally know how you feel with the photos. That happened to me today… and I still wasn't happy with the ones I ended up posting! Can't win em all! But lucky for you, yours turned out fabulous as always! I love the color or this coat! It's not "just another trench." The color brings the whole look to another level! Bravo!!

    • Thanks Krystle! I feel like it raises a few eyebrows in public but do I care? No, not really.

  • i love this chartreuse coat on you!! the color is fabulous in the wintertime and i love the wide collar lapel.
    cute and little

  • This outfit is so fun, I love the pop of color the trench adds along with the edgy looking handbag. Ugh, I know what you mean about photos not cooperating – haha. I've had that happen before and it's so frustrating. At least you got a few useable, pretty shots!

    • Thanks Kinsey – yes, HB managed to get a few where I didn't look a) mad as hell b) crazy-lady with my hair on-end, or c) like I was flashing everyone my non-existent abs.

  • Absolutely gorgeous! I am loving the yellow trench (so gorg) and the print on your blouse is fantastic. Great job at the IFB conference by the way! xx veronika

    • Thanks Veronika, that's so sweet of you to say! Glad you were able to catch it!

  • wow, that outfit is so sweet! i think i'm in love with the bag and the coat… !!

    • The bag has been sold out and restocked many times – be sure to catch it before they run out again!!

  • I love bright coats–they really spice up a wardrobe!

    –Alexandra
    http://www.alexandrampatterson.com

  • So gorgeous and pretty looking..love the outfit..

  • Tomeka Davis

    This would be a different look for me, but I am open to trying a look like this since there are so much colors which I love.