Friday, December 28, 2012

The inedible greens entering my life...


"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises." 
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca 


I think a lot of the loveliness of spring and summer is from the abundance of green. 
From that initial pop of lime as new leaves appear, to the fading green as the temperature cools,
there does seem to be a lot of green in this part of the world this time of year.

You may have noticed I tend to gravitate towards either black or really bright fabric,
and this outfit seems to showcase both of those weaknesses. 

Both the top and shorts are two recently (and hurriedly) finished sewing projects of mine to 
wear to various Christmas occasions. 
I fell in love with this lime green fabric months ago when I also bought its sister fabric in pink to make a dress for my 21st birthday.
I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out however the top did unintentionally end up as a crop top, 
so my current thinking is to add a peplum to the bottom; thoughts?


shorts and top - made by me
hunger games necklace - Amazon
shoes - garage
lego watch - Asos
bracelet -  Cutey


For these photos Ellen and I tried hard to find a blooming pohutukawa tree
(A native New Zealand tree that has amazing red blossoms around Christmas)
but failed and settled with this red tipped hedge instead, we shall keep trying though.
Hope you had a nice Christmas!




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25 comments:

  1. Awesome style, dear!

    I really like your blog, how about following each other via GFC / Bloglovin' / Facebook?

    I would love to ♥
    
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  2. I just love that quote! How lovely and your outfit is quite lovely too!
    Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  3. love love the green!!!
    thanks for the lovely comments

    happy holidays

    xx

    selvia

    am2pmchic.com

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  4. Wow! Can't believe how skilled you are at making clothes! And as far as my thoughts on peplum: peplum never hurt anybody. ;)

    xoxox
    theefface.blogspot.com

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  5. Lovely look!
    Thank you for sweet comments dear :)

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  6. like these matching colors!
    my blog is
    donnaiveh.blogspot.com

    check it out, if you like lets follow each other via GFC, FB, Twitter, Bloglovin

    with love <3

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  7. I love bright colors and black too- and together they make a great combo! Love the booties. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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  8. I love the black and green together!! Great pictures!!
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  9. You look so pretty doll and love the color combination.

    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  10. I also tend to wear mainly black with pops of colour. Great DIY pieces xx

    x Hope you have a Happy New Year! x
    http://thecurvygirlinthecorner.blogspot.com

    P.S. Liked this post on Bloglovin ;)

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  11. Love this dress... green looks good on you!
    What about to follow each other?

    Be Happy with Fashion

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  12. Beautiful outfit!
    Happy holidays, darling! x

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  13. i love the outfit! very minimalistic and chic! i've followed you on GFC~ please visit me and follow back? i think you'll like my fashion/art posts!~

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  14. Hello dear, I just discovered your blog and love it!

    i'm already follow him!
    Come visit my :)

    Have a nice 2013

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    kisses from Portugal

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  15. nice jacket !
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  16. I LOVE YOUR SHOES !great blog ! Would you like to follow each other ?

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  17. Love the green and black together, you're very talented to make those pieces :) Really like your boots too.

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  18. wow thats awesome that you made your top and skirt!!! you loo so cute :D

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  19. Liking the neon so much...can't believe you made this outfit!

    <3 Cambria
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    Happy New Year!
    Here's wishing you more happiness 
    Than all my words can tell, 
    Not just alone for New Years Eve 
    But for all the year as well.
    Diana

    double-ganger.blogspot.com

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Ellen and Tara

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