28 Nov Monochromatic Green outfit for the Holidays
Monochromatic In Green for the Season
Well, first I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving here (in the States) and were grateful for many things. I know I would have liked to have been at my mom’s house, but it wasn’t realistically possible this year, due to my condition. We did, however, had a very nice evening with all the fixings, and my favorite, corn pudding. MMM…mmm. The dogs were of course begging for scraps, and we obliged. We also get them canned pumpkin, as they devour it and it’s good for them!
This week I have styled some Holiday looks and mostly reached into my closet for this green ensemble. The cardigan is new, however, and I bought it at Target. They have a number of shades to choose from, si I bought it in black and green. It’s quite soft and a fine knit, so one of those basics you may reach for over and again. I am wearing an XS, and it is a bit cropped, but the skirt is a higher waisted skirt If you want it to fit a bit longer, go one size up. I did that with the black cardigan, and bought a small.
Zara is a favorite retailer that I browse on Poshmark, and on their site. This longer lace pine green skirt is about 3 or 4 years old, and it is a higher rise skirt with a slip a bit shorter, to show the legs, while still keeping it modest in length.
Green, historians have said, goes back quite a while, as to it be a color in the tradition of Christmas.
One of the theories is this:
“Many Christians believe red, and green were inspired by the life of Jesus, whose birth Christians celebrate on Christmas. Green, for example, represents the eternal life of Jesus Christ, just as evergreen trees remain green the whole winter long. Likewise, red represents the blood shed by Jesus Christ during his crucifixion.” source Wonderopolis .org
There is certainly religious and Winter symbolism in the colors green and red. b
I love the touches of gold, adding warmth to the green color as well. The chain here, and my ball gold earrings add a nice touch to this Holiday look. My bag is also older but was perfect for this all-green look. It’s a Rebecca Minkoff quilted bag that is no longer available, but I’ve linked this gorgeous textured chain bag as well.
See how I styled it IN THIS POST with more of a vintage vibe.
Keeping with the Holidays approaching, we went to the Huntersville Market on Saturday and there were many local vendors there, sharing their wares. We were interested in shopping some small businesses and we came away with a few great things. We spoke with a former Chief of Police, who was now retired and doing woodworking. We bought a dark wood cheese slicer from him. I also passed by these darling ornaments, handmade, of different animals. Yes, they had a shih tzu! Nevermind that is was a long haired one, you don’t see them! Later, we went to a local bar to enjoy a few glasses of wine and beer, and the pups were able to come in as well. (they don’t serve food) (the bar, not the pups!) We have many events planned and get togethers throughout December, so it should go by like a whirlwind! Not too fast, I hope!
`Sweater– Target ( 5 colors)
skirt- old from Zara ( preloved in XS
bag- Rebecca Minkoff ( same color)
I hope to see you tomorrow for Turning Heads Tuesday
Have a great day!