At the beginning of the year, as I was planning out a few months worth of blog posts, I’d had a notion to base this year’s Color My World posts on the pairing of Greenery (Pantone’s 2017 color of the year) with other colors. Last month, I featured White White with it being the dead of winter and there being a ton of snow in many parts and this month I chose pink as a nod to Valentine’s Day even though it was earlier in the week. I don’t really have a lot of green in my wardrobe but there are a few pops of it here and there so it appears mostly as an accent and not as the main attraction.
Polka Dot Peplum Top – Kohl’s, bought last year (cute option, another choice)
Cardigan – Kohl’s, bought two years ago (very similar, another option)
Skirt – thrifted (similar look, another option)
Shoes – Jessica Simpson, thrifted
Purse – INC, old (option 1, option 2)
An alternative title for this post could have been “Lots And Lots Of Polka Dots” since both the top and the shoes are sporting polka dot patterns. While you too may be fond of this pattern that consists of dots of uniform size and arrangement, do you know the unusual origin of the term “polka dot”? I found this explanation in a post on Wordorigins.org: “In the 1840s, the polka was sweeping Britain and America. It was the latest dance craze, like the Charleston of the 1920s. In an effort to cash in on the fad, manufacturers began naming all sorts of thing polka. Polka gauze, polka hats, polka curtain bands and many other products with the polka name hit the market in the 1840s. Although, the actual term polka dot is not attested to until 1857. Of these, only the polka dot survives today.” So, who feels like dancing?
Perhaps it is the rhythm and symmetry of the pattern that elicits a happy and positive response from those viewing it. My peplum top with it’s mix of green, pink, and white polka dots certainly caught my eye when I spied it at Kohl’s several months ago. The green in it isn’t quite the shade of Pantone’s greenery, but it’s my blog and I call it close enough. Fine, whatever.
And if we were to get really picky on details, black is really the dominate color in this outfit but, as I said earlier, bright and bold colors can be just as interesting as pops and accents as they would be as the star of the show. Black doesn’t need to dark and dreary if you’ve mixed it up with texture, pattern, and color.
Let’s Wrap This Up
Now, onto the Fine-Whatever link up for this week. There were so many great posts added to the link up last week that I had a hard time decided on just one to feature so I’ve picked three. Check out the fabulous jacket that Laurie from Vanity and Me showed in her very popular post (it received that most clicks). The workplace chic look Joi shared in her post on In My Joi is a fantastic example of what can happen when you throw out the rules and stay true to your own style. And lastly, I had to show you the look that Jodie from Jodie’s Touch of Style had based on a post of mine from last October’s Color My World post. Bravo to all three of these fine ladies.
Have you jumped onto the greenery trend yet? Are you going big and bold or are you limiting it to pops and accents? What is your favorite color pairing for greenery?
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