I tend to call it my Pea Green, but during Reno the boys dragged me to All You Can Eat Sushi at which it was decided it was really Wasabi green.
I can't remember where I got it or how much I paid for it, possibly 23 Skidoo for about $25. For Reno I paired it with cream, and wore it with flats. Again, me and the swingy skirt rule (flats with a full skit, heels with a pencil). And I donned my crochet gloves and cream hat with the magnetic attachment allowing for a blue and green flower.
BP shoes from Nordstrom $70, cream snake textured belt from Target $15, net gloves from Bon Marche Thrift store $2.
In the past I have paired this dress with black. It's amazing how different the dress looks with just a switch in accessories. Here I am at Literary Orange at UC Irvine with the Kollin brothers.
Green, particularly a nice bright green like this, is another one of those colors I would urge you not to be frightened of. There usually is a tone to suit any complexion. It has a lovely cheerfulness about it without being as cheerful as yellow, as aggressive as red, as cutie as pink, or as safe as blue.
Christian Dior 1947 via The Victoria & Albert Museum; 1941 Fashion plate; late 1950s picnic dress; Vogue 1960 cover.
As you can see (above middle) this bright green is sometimes paired with red. I'm not certain I would have the courage to do that. I tend to be rather safe with my accessories and go for neutrals with a bright main, only pairing red accessories with neutral dresses.
Green, it's not just for redheads anymore . . . Joan on madman sports green relatively frequently.
Alexia's version! 1868 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
And now, back to work with me.