Pairing Lilac with Lime Green as an Interesting Color Combination
Quote of the day: “Be so busy enjoying your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear.” via recoveryexperts.com as in Guideposts May 2016
This combination is almost a repeat of my purple & green post (here) from over a year ago! I think of lilac as a warmer color—besides, I needed an excuse to go shopping (ha ha). I feel like I’ve just discovered lime green in this past year, and for some reason I’ve been pairing it with almost every color. It seems to brighten the dullest of hues and be quite unexpected!! In these three examples, I feel like the lime green & lilac could be too bright or colorful, so I tried to subdue it with another color.
50+ Outfit: This necklaces is a perfect example of how Pinterest can be a bad influence. I saw this necklace while browsing a couple months ago and fell in love! They didn’t have that exact one still available at that time. The one that I have on is a close copy though! Of course I see the original one is back for sale here. What I love about this company is 1-It’s handcrafted in the USA (the company is in Seattle—hey Sherry, maybe you should go check her out!!) 2-And it’s reasonably priced—this necklace was under $40 with shipping and I’ve only seen one or two items that are over $100. I love the chunky stones, and that it’s multi colored!! Now I just need the designer to make a bracelet like it!!
As for my outfit, I decided to wear my olive green jacket over my lime green shirt. Also because we were going out to eat and I always take a jacket for the A/C. I am a lover of color, but I do worry that I go over the top at times, thus I wore my nude sandals for the day. Even though these shoes have a three inch heel, I can walk all day in them with no problem. I think it’s the fact that my foot is well encased with all the straps. That and the fact that the heel is somewhat chunky!
Jeans:Free People–thrifted (similar here)~~Blazer: DKNY Jeans (similar here as a utility jacket. A shorter one here but more expensive)~~Top: Covington (similar here)~~Shoes: Nine West (similar here)~~Necklace:McKee Designs (here)~~Bracelet: Charming Charlies (similar here in a darker green)
60+ Outfit: I’m sure you’ve heard me say it before, but I’m a sucker for white jeans! I love these two colors (the lime green & lilac) with the white—it seems much lighter overall. I know many women think capri’s are not for them, but when it’s hot outside, they can be a great option!
Of course the floral ballet flats keep it fresh, don’t you think? Nancy bought these flats without me at her side—at Target, no less! Since I’m always looking for some kind of interest in an outfit, I think a floral shoe can be the item of choice. This is especially true if you tend to wear all solid colored pieces.
Pants: Gloria Vanderbilt (similar here)~~Blouse over top: Apt. 9 (similar here in many colors–no darts though but that’s easy to add)~~Top: Chicos (similar here)~~Shoes: Sam & Libby (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
70+ Outfit: Just like in the lilac & purple post (here), mom put on trousers that were gifted from Fabrizio-Gianni last year. Unlike Nancy, mom doesn’t have a lot of capris in her closet, so I think the length is a nice variety for the summer months! She actually wore them out and about in the winter months with her navy riding boots!
Did you notice I took a picture with the blouse tucked and untucked? I couldn’t quite decide which looked better, so I thought I’d include both. My mom’s in the habit to tuck in her shirts. But I know many older ladies would rather keep them long. Do you have a preference? (There’s a full body shot at the top with the untucked version too).
I’ve seen a few scalloped edges on skirts and shorts lately and even on the bottom hem of shirts. However, I haven’t seen many with the scalloping on the top portion. I feel like it’s such a elegant detail!
Pants: Fabizio Gianni (similar here in black)~~Cardigan: Hillard & Hanson (similar here in a crew neck)~~Top: Sara Stephen (similar in a black blouse here)~~Shoes: Anne Klein (these are a great height with a little fun added-similar here or plain ones here)~~Necklace: (similar here in a double strand)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
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