Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Mint Green

New Year's resolution to post more often!

When I put outfits together, I start first by choosing a color combination. Red and green are nice together but it's a strong contrast and everyone feels compelled to say "you have so much Christmas spirit", so I like to add earthy/natural colors to offset it.



I've had this jacket in my closet for at least 5 years but I've never worn it...ever. The tags and extra buttons were still attached. It's kind of fun to see how the company tags have changed!



New Tory Burch purse! There's such a mix of materials on this small purse, the curved black patent strips and piping, gold screw head studs and chains, canvas panels on the sides, and straw weaving in the center. It feels like such a resort collection clutch.



And btw Michael Kors has the best wedges! MK always has funky wedge heel designs.



And everyone needs a brown belt. This one's from Japan, with rusty antique studs and a worn in belt.



Oh yes, and after I wore this out, I realized this outfit is similar to Blair Waldorf's outfit with the green coat.

Jacket: Caslon
Dress: Calvin Klein
Studded Belt: from Japan
Shoes: Michael Kors
Purse: Tory Burch


Thank you so much for reading and all your nice comments!!! I'm going to visit your blogs now and say hi!!!

80 comments:

  1. i love EVERYTHING about this outfit. 100% perfection my dear!!!

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  2. i love your coat, its so cute!

    lovelove, M.
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  3. Hi Patty, I normally write posts both in Czech and English. It is just today that I decided not to...I was too lazy:) But I promise if you come back another time there will aslo be post in English:) And btw I love your green coat...it is stunning!!!

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  4. Who would have thought? I'm really loving the way you styled this -- it showcases your eye for color combination.

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  5. What a gorgeous coat! I love it with the red! I'm glad you'll post more often!

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  6. I miss you girl... fabulous outfit. Yeah kinda remind me of Blair Waldorf.

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  7. You know we want you to post more... miss your regular insights!

    http://dreamingspiresandoldcartyres.blogspot.com

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  8. i love the red dress ^^

    nice coat and omg u have great weather ^^

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  9. Beautiful coat and I love your wedges!

    http://flowergirlfashion.blogspot.com

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  10. Universal Studios is freakin awesome ! :D Loved it
    And no, I didn't take the Highway1, I have already done it 1½ (hehe) times.. so we just did the 101 and sang along to "driving down the 101, California here we come.." :D
    Oh, such a nice outfit- the colors goes great together !

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  11. I love your jacket & dress!! Great pics!!

    http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

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  12. This outfit is very Blair Waldorf-ish! Very classy and elegant take on the red and green combination!!

    The clutch and wedges are amazing too:)

    xx

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  13. love the outfitt; especially those shoess- gorgeousss girl!
    xx
    and gorgeouss blogg; will definitely be back visiting soon!

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  14. I am in love - with your coat.

    Yes!

    Oh Yes.

    :)

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  15. Love the bag and the jacket! Very Blair Waldorf

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  16. Lovely blog!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  17. OMG i love the dress, nice outfit ;)

    i'm following you!

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  18. you look so pretty! :)) yay for sunshine! I envy you for that so much! :))
    xoxo

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  19. Just discovered your blog and am now officially following...love, love, love that bag!

    www.cherrypickedstyle.blogspot.com

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  20. oh such an unexpected combination but i love it and love your blog! such great style sense!

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  21. I love this outfit and color combination! That coat is so adorable also-looks very comfortable! And that Tory Burch purse is very chic and I agree-resort collection. This is such a ray of sunshine on a cold snoy day like today.
    xoxo-Tiffany-http://imashoewhore.blogspot.com

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  22. ooh this is so chic and elegant - fab style!

    thanks so much for the lovely comment - i love your blog - i hope you'll be a regular on mine =]

    Stay safe and chic darling
    English Rose x
    http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

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  23. Daisy Dares You is very good. Love the song :) And thanks for your comment and for visiting my blog. I love your outfit and high ponytails are my favourite thing at the moment. I'll be following you from now on! xxx

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  24. Love your shoes!!
    Thanks for your comment!

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  25. i love the jacket! and your sunglasses are very pretty--i have huge black jackie o's too!

    i want to post more often this year too. good luck with your resolution!

    <3 erica
    sweetsandhearts.blogspot.com

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  26. Ohhh love this look, your jacket es perfect!!

    xoxo

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  27. You look amazing! Gorgeous outfit. You do look like Blair!

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  28. Oh wow- those shoes are so gorgeous! I agree that red and green can look Christmasy- but you've worn them together well! Can't believe that's a Tory Burch purse. Really lovely-- I can't stand the ubiquitous TB logo!

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  29. hey thx so much! ill totally use your advie thx! BTW love the bag :D

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  30. I love your outfit!

    http://dreamchymecindy.blogspot.com

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  31. I love the blaire waldorf comparison :) I am sooo missing my gossip girl right now! But I love this outfit! I need to find a chic coat that goes with my dresses!

    Love always,
    Breckenridge Clare

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  32. Hi!
    Just found you blog, and I must say I'm impressed.
    I love the jacket and I've got a dress like that, only it's black and made by my grandmother(for herself back in the days)with this patterned fabric. I also have one similar in gold with arms.

    I know what you mean with red-green. I have red hair, so if I wear something totally green and, say, red tights, I do get the Chistmas-comment :P

    I love how you wore this outfit! :D

    Well, here's my blog:
    http://www.sophieneechan.blogspot.com
    It's not just about fashion, I write about my everyday life most of the time.
    But since I work in a fashion boutique(God, that sound WAY more fancy than it does in Norwegian..) I do take picture where I have clothes on(!).. xD

    xx
    Sophie

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  33. You did a beautiful job color coordinating everything in your outfit. It's both conservative and colorful. From the belt, purse and shoes to the nice contrast of jacket and dress your thoughtful choices resulted in a very nice look.

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  34. i rarely seen girls who experiments a lot with colors and patterns, i'm so glad to have seen your style. you really rocked the overall combination. off the record, the neighborhood where you took your pictures seems like a very nice place to live in! :)

    thank you for the sweet comment too! :)

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  35. You look so cute in all your outfits.

    Love this blog!
    xo.

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  36. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Great blog btw love your style xoxo

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  37. you look like you stepped out of a vintage fashion magazine - love the green coat with the red dress!!
    xox alison

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  38. thank you very muuuuch!
    i love this look, specially a bag!!!

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  39. Great color combination.. It's funny cause I have a green coat I've had for years that I'm ready to wear too.. Love this outfit!

    www.fashionofmysoul.blogspot.com

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  40. I love that purse! Its so beautiful!

    xoxo, thn

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  41. Thanks for you lovely comments!

    I blog in German btw.

    Have a nice day,

    Karin <3

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  42. Great purse :) and I'm really jealous of this sunny weather ;)

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  43. Amazing outfit! The jacket and dress are fabulous. Love them. Lovely blog, I'm following you. Please, follow me too :)

    -The Trendy Fashionista
    http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

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  44. Pretty photos :)
    I totally agree about red and green being a lovely and very festive choice of colours together.
    LOVE your coat :D
    xx

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  45. obsessed with your belt girl! so cute. and i love the way the long coat and longer dress looks...very chic.

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  46. that is a bright coat. It's so nice something not black for a fresh change.

    you look absolutely gorgeous.

    I am Denise Katipunera

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  47. This outfit ... Everything just flows ... Perfection! You're right, it is similar to Blair's coat! Wear it more often?! It's sooo eyecatching!

    And YES! I'll follow you too!

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  48. i have no idea how to express how much i love this outfit . the vintage bag, long coat, and the lighting of the photos is beautiful .

    thanks for the sweet comments dear :D
    loved this post very much .
    thanks for sharing..

    visit / comment / follow me back at..
    GLISTERS and BLISTERS

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  49. You look beautiful as usual. I love your bag, absolutely stunning. I also like your combination of red and green. Its nice when you rediscover an item that you have never worn before. Almost like an entirely new outfit.

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  50. Where do you live man!! It look samazing I wanna live there too! Its all snow here :(

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  51. cute outfit. i especially love your jacket!

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  52. looooove your coat gorgeous! everything is perfect!

    xx,
    betz
    http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

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  53. Fab outfit and that jacket is TDF!

    Missy
    For all things fashion:
    http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

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  54. Hehe, he's next door's cat but he always comes into our garden :) xxx

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  55. yes Ann, that's true. you can't move around before midnight. well actually, you can but you can't go back to your spot. so if you have a great spot, you'll never dare move. it's you against the thousands of people. it's fun though. you should come over here and spend nye at times square next time. =)

    xx,
    betz
    http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

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  56. the green and red is so unexpected but lovely!

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  57. oh the dress that was on my blog was a karen walker dress, and yes it is amazing. hahahah i just adore your blair waldorf style! omgosh ilove the place where you took the photos, the trees! i love the trees, creates a nice tropical scenery

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  58. you look great ;))

    xoxo
    bloo.

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  59. That belt is too cute! I think you did a very nice job putting the red and the green together, the outfit as a whole is very pretty. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog- I truly appreciate it! :)

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  60. That jacket is adorable and you know your way around color lady!

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  61. These are such awesome pictures! I love the first two espesh.. What a beautiful outfit!
    Oh, and thank you for you comment, it made me smile :-)
    Panda xx

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  62. like en love the outfit, it`s got something vintage. love the bag!

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  63. This is the first time I see these colors working really well together. Lovely!

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  64. that's one of my resolutions too! :o) and i totally agree, MK wedges are the best!

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  65. I'm SO ENVIOUS OF YOU WEATHER. SO AMAZING. I miss the sun!

    And you look fantastic - that red is just so BAM and amazing. LOVE.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!
    quirkyexplosion.blogspot.com

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  66. Same here, I hope to blog more often this year too!

    Lovely outfit, it's very elegant!

    Happy New Year Patty Ann! Hope you had a lovely holiday with your family. =)

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  67. Patty this is such an amazing outfit girl ! The green coat with that red in your outfit is just so perfect:)

    And I'm so so envious of your new purse,I've always wanted to own something by her.
    Really beautiful photos taken!

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  68. oh my gosh green coat you never showed me?! ;O

    also, is that japan headband in 3rd pic??

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  69. ohhh pretty
    i plan my outfits based on what i'd think suits the weather and the location i'm actually going to
    but we all plan it in different ways :)

    and awwww thanks for YOU'RE lovely comments haha

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  70. Very chic i love the coat and how it bounces off the red dress,you would think it would seem too much but it completely works.

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  71. Oooh I really love that red dress and the jacket has some of my favorite colors in it.. Gorgeous! Thanks for the follow sweety........

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