WIW 10.15.13

I must be on a roll. It took less than 5 minutes to plan this outfit last night. I really wanted to wear this vivid juicy shade of green with the caveat that I had to be warm. My office is like a freezer (at least where I sit!). I love green with white, touches of gold, and blue. Yep, pretty nautical but I think this stops short of being a literal interpretation.

I'm wearing:

  • Jacket - Kasper 
  • Sweater - Old Navy 
  • Navy Trousers - Banana Republic Martin fit 
  • Gray Pumps - Lands End 

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  • replied 9 years ago

    You look great, DV! That green is gorgeous on you.

  • amiable replied 9 years ago

    Absolutely love it!

  • Neel replied 9 years ago

    Love the outfit!  Especially the grey pumps peeking out of the pants!  I adore your bookending skills!

  • Jaime replied 9 years ago

    Gorgeous green on you - you always look fantastic!

  • Beth Ann replied 9 years ago

    Kelly green and navy is a classic combo that always looks fresh and professional.  Love the long line and fit of the trousers. 

    Hope you have a great day at your new job!

  • citygirldc replied 9 years ago

    I love the color combination and the Kelly green looks fabulous.  I need to find a nice sweater in that color.

  • Thistle replied 9 years ago

    That green look gorgeous on you. You really are the master of fit, proportion and color. I love the way the charcoal and black work together with the green. The trousers are perfect in length and fit, and the jacket is absolutely superb. 

  • Angie replied 9 years ago

    You are rocking fabulous. End of story. 

  • Amy replied 9 years ago

    Very nice! I agree with thistle's observation. I study what you do so I can apply what I learn to my own outfits.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 9 years ago

    Stunning combination DV - in colour and fit.

  • Joy replied 9 years ago

    Every detail looks perfect on you. Navy and green is a favorite color combination, but adding grey with a touch of white makes it look new and sophisticated.

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    Beth Ann - it's a good day at the office. I wish it were sunny. Gray skies don't exactly entice one to spend time in the great outdoors.

    Citygirldc -- you know the first time I really liked this color is when I saw it on my mom about 3 or 4 years ago. She's a little darker than me but the color looked so lovely on her skintone. If that doesn't work there's always pants or skirts. About 3 weeks ago I was in a tea shop and I saw this gorgeous man wearking taprered khakis (they could have been jeans) in the same Kelly green color with a lovely navy blazer, traditional penny loafers and a crisp white shirt. Not only did he look fabulous his outfit was fabulous.  

    Thistle/Amy - thank you! I just love a slouchy trouser. I generally size up  one size in trousers. I think it's because my bottom half can handle lots of volume.  

    Angie - "Rocking fabulous" I think the sun just came out ;-)

    Shannon - I'd like to be as comfortable doing this with patterns. Not sure if solds are a preference or a comfort level.

  • Vicki replied 9 years ago

    This is a gorgeous combination, Day Vies, and no matter how cold it gets in your office, you've warmed it up with style!  Yours is a beautiful shade of green.  Regarding solids and patterns, I'm recalling Inge's recent guest blogger who wore that delicious green dress and paired it with her animal print pumps.

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    Vicki you've got an excellent point. This green looks delicious with leopard prints. Note to self -- buy that leopard print scarf.

  • Suz replied 9 years ago

    Ooh! I love this and now I love the image of the sweater with animal print, too! Great outfit as usual. Strong, simple, clean, and beautiful. 

  • Caro in Oz replied 9 years ago

    Beautiful DV :)

  • lyn* replied 9 years ago

    You ARE on a roll - a very stylish and fashionable roll!

    :3 I am envious that all colours look so beautiful on you!

  • Windchime replied 9 years ago

    The green is beautiful on you. Your gold jewelry really adds a warm luster to this look.

  • Ingunn replied 9 years ago

    Perfection. Your WIWs are always a treat, and this is no exception. I love the crisp color combination. Your eye for proportions is evident asusual. I hope you kept warm!

  • Jeanie replied 9 years ago

    Pretty and I love your menswear inspiration story!  I would be fun if everyone posted Pins of men and copied them.  Somewhere I think I read that you wear a petite jacket.  Is this a petite?  Do you target the top of the hipbone for the perfect jacket length?

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 9 years ago

    Great shade of green and what fun that you are putting looks together in record time! 

  • Day Vies replied 9 years ago

    Jeanie - Ah yes -- that man was fabulous on both levels. I think copying a man's outfit would be an interesting copycat challenge ;-) hmmm...
    You are correct that I am wearing a petite jacket in this picture. The hip is a good stopping point for my jackets but it really depends on the fit through the torso and shoulders. I have jackets that stop past my hip and stop at the tops of my thighs. They all tend to have a nipped waist built into them. Longer jackets work best on me with a long leg line so I have to make sure my pants cover the tops of my shoes for that to work (at least to my eye).  

  • Jeanie replied 9 years ago

    Thanks DV!  You are a great teacher!

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