Tuesday, February 14, 2012

It's Not Easy Being a Green Coat

I've already waxed poetic about my love of the color gray, but my other favorite color is bright lime green. It's so bright and cheery, and it is found throughout my English classroom. However, I don't usually wear it because I don't think it's a very "wearable color". This coat is the exception.



I love this coat. I bought it at Old Navy (go figure!) over four years ago, but I had a particularly mean-spirited student my first year teaching who teased me saying the coat made me look like a leprechaun. So for the past four years, the beautiful coat has been pushed to the back of my closet- hidden and unloved.



This week we've finally had a cold snap. I knew I would be outside taking pictures, and I knew it was going to be cold. I've already featured my beloved red coat on this blog, so I didn't want to wear it again. But as I was browsing through my closet, in a dark, dusty corner, I saw it. My forgotten green coat!



And boy is it a beauty! It was so cheerful! No one called me a leprechaun. In fact, a sweet little old lady at the pharmacy said I looked "cute as could be". Of course she may have been nearly blind for all I know, but I'll take it!

I've linked up with "What I Wore" Wednesday at Transatlantic Blonde! Check out what Melaina's wearing and the others who linked up!



30 comments:

Carrie said...

Love that color! The orange and yellow accents are so fun. I'm glad you dug it out of the closet and gave it some love. :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I really loved the orange and yellow with it too! Super spring-y!

Melaina25 said...

I love the green coat! I always forget what a fun colour it can be; hope you are keeping warm!

Sandra Hayes Frost said...

Love the color! You look amazing!

Thetinyheart said...

The green looks amazing on you, especially with your fun yellow flats! You should definitely add more kelly green to your wardrobe :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Feathers & Freckles said...

That flower pin is so cute and I'm loving this color green on you! Definitely cute as could be :)

Tara_St said...

I wear a lot of bright green and I even have that same exact coat! It's my favorite coat and I wear it all the time. I always get compliments on it. You look great and you should bring that coat out more often.
Tara
Penniless Socialite

Ashley Pichea said...

I think that is an AMAZING color of green! And I love the scarf and button you used to make it really POP! :)

tashia graham said...

Love the green coat with those bright yellow ballet flats. You look like spring! Now if only February would hurry her cold self along...

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Kathy Haynes said...

I love the lime green coat, and you look so cute! I may need to check out Old Navy!

Mary said...

I love that coat! Lime green is one of my favorite colors, too :)

Lauren E Akers said...

Bright green is one of my favorites, as well. I have a very similar coat by Calvin Klein, and I always get compliments on it. Bright green looks great on everyone.

Kim A. said...

Katie, that green coat is fabulous! Love your flower pin and yellow flats.
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Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I've had that flower pin for years, and I just love it for a little pop of color!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

It is a very flattering color, yet people tend to shy away from it!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I knew you had good taste, Mary!! ;) How are you?!?

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Agree x 1000!! I am over winter!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you Ashley!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you Tara! You are clearly a lady of impeccable taste to own the same coat!! It looks like it costs way more than it did! Great detailing!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Sharon! It's a great spring color.... maybe I do need to buy a few new pieces!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

My flower pin reminds me of that cute flower in your hair in your profile pic!

sabrina said...

beautiful coat!!!amazing blog!!i'm following you!!if you like mine,do the same!!
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Anna A Hodge said...

obsessed with all the color. so stunning. loving your blog. totally following. I can't wait to read more. If you get a sec, I'd love if you'd check out mine. It's all about the adventures of a small town girl taking on the LA fashion scene. xo

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Annie said...

Katie I LOVE this outfit - so colorful and fun! That green jacket is the cutest :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Going to check your blog out right now! Sounds awesome. Thanks for following and the kind compliments

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks for following! Going to check your blog out right now!

Rachel said...

green is my all time fav colour! this coat is amazeballs! and im loving the little yellow pumps too! gorgeous hun!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Oh, Yummy Mummy! Can I tell you how much I love you for using the word amazeballs? You are amazeballs!

gen321 said...

You look so cute and you are making me ache for spring!!!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank yo! I am aching over here too!

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