easy being green

sweater: Target // top: Lauren Conrad for Kohls // shorts: old Forever 21 // tights: Target // boots: Nordy Rack // glasses: BonLook // necklace: Bip & Bop

Photos by Briley Noel

I'll be honest: I don't know a lot about the true meaning of St. Patrick's Day, but I know that I don't like getting pinched. I started brainstorming green outfits for today and got worried that I didn't have anything to wear. Then I realized that I actually wear green pretty frequently, but I wear it as outerwear: my favorite green sweater, my green utility jacket, and my green peacoat.

In college, I used to rock the shorts-over-tights look almost daily throughout the fall and winter. Now that I have a relatively big girl job, I don't wear it as often, but it's still an easy weekend outfit when I'm sick of wearing pants and I don't feel like wearing a skirt or dress. 

This particular outfit was inspired (per usual) by a look Holly posted. I swapped the stripes for polka dots and the oxfords for boots. I liked the outfit so much, I wore it to my friend's housewarming party, and then another time to brunch.

Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Or do you, like me, participate just enough to not get pinched?

// sweater previously worn here, here, here, here, and here
// polka dot blouse previously worn here and here
// Don't forget to get your many days, many ways posts ready for the link up this Wednesday Feb 19!


  1. ok yep. you're the best. and you have amazing hair.

  2. So cute!! I love the look of shorts over tights, but have never done it myself! I think I should try it since it's cold, but not too cold right now! Your polka dot blouse is adorable!

  3. I can't really tell but is that a llama necklace?

  4. So cute! I've really been digging the tights and shorts combo lately, but I love how you added the green sweater. Perfect for St. Patty's day!

  5. This is adorable! I love wearing jean shorts with tights! Kinda perfect for a day like today in Austin actually :)

  6. man, you are too dang cute. everything about this outfit is perfect!

  7. it's a giraffe! the necklace is linked in the outfit deets if you're interested!

  8. I love your blog! You have such a lovely style that is a mix of retro, prep, and class. This is the cutest look - you are pulling off the tights + shorts look amazingly.


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