Perhaps more so for vintage fashion lovers than for adorable frog puppets, though. :)
1940s green floral hat: Blue Rose Vintage
Faux pearl stud earrings: Claire's
Pearl necklace: Birthday gift from Tony ♥
Green 1950s dress: etsy seller Sam Kay Designs
Cream c.1940s gloves with smocking detail: (I think) eBay
Brown faux alligator purse: Le Chateau
Nude seamed stockings: eBay
Brown faux alligator peep-toe heels: Gift from a dear vintage loving friend ♥
Lip colour: MAC Diva
Photography by Antonio Cangiano
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As you may recall from numerous posts throughout 2013 already (such as this one, and this, and also this), I dubbed green my colour of the year and have been having a ball ever since, both wearing and buying more of this hue for the past eight months.
I've loved getting to know green better, pairing various shades together in the same outfit (as in this spring time look), better getting to know which spots on the verdant spectrum work well with my skin tone, and enjoying the many fantastic colour combinations that one can create with green at the helm.
Today's outfit however, does not feature green plus a rainbow of other colours. No, in a move that I believe the dear aforementioned Mr. Frog would wholeheartedly approve of it, it all but sings and dances a jig in the name of green, with supporting roles being carried out via earthy brown and soft cream accessories. I look at it, and feel as though it exudes a certain spirit of summer – alive and bright, and so wonderfully tranquil.
I've had this lovely 1950s dress for the better part of two years, but I don't wear it all that often because there's a fair bit of excess fabric in the bust area (Jayne Mansfield I am not in that department) and each time I do sport it, I find myself thinking that I should probably sell it to someone else whom the universe was more generous with in the bust giving department. But then I see it's gorgeous, sage meets jade meets blue spruce hue, remember why I feel in love with it in the first place, and can't quite bring myself to say good bye yet. Perhaps one day I will (in all seriousness, if anyone is interested in it, feel free to email me for the price and/or size measurements), but for now it's chilling contently in the ever-expanding green section of my wardrobe.
One thing that I'm definitely holding onto for keeps is this fantastic 1940s flower covered green hat. I love toppers like this that are decked out in a florist's shop worth of blooms. They're fun, cheerful, and so redolent of the bountiful nature of spring and summer. This beautiful hat came my way as a review gift care of the wonderfully nice folks at Blue Rose Vintage, a recently new-to-me website devoted solely to selling vintage hats.
Lifelong vintage hat lover that I am, I was absolutely thrilled when they contacted me to ask if I'd be interested in selecting a hat of my choice from their inventory, which is updated with new listings on a daily basis. In the coming week, I'm delighted to say, you too will have the chance to add a chapeau from Blue Rose Vintage to your own wardrobe, because we're going to be holding a giveaway for the chance to win the hat of your choice from their beautiful offerings in just a few days (on Wednesday the 28th).
I've loved getting better acquainted with green through the year. It's a colour I've discovered, humbly, often works well with my pale skin tone, auburn/red hair, and eyes which are themselves green. As we inch ever nearer to autumn, I'm sure that I will continue to shop for, and wear, plenty of green, but I know that the change in the seasons will mean a pull towards certain other colours, too (for instance, I've recently become enamored in a whole new way with purple). As such, it seemed only fitting that while the summer's glistening, sauna-warm sun was still steaming down, I decided to don such a generous helping of this peaceful colour.
Because, as the title of this post says, if there's one thing I've learned this year, it's that being - or moreover, wearing - green can be pretty easy, especially when you've got splendidly fun yesteryear chapeaus like this one to propel your outfit choices. Who knows, maybe all Kermit needed to lessen his troubles was a fantastic green vintage hat of his own!