Chartreuse:Weekend to Workday

Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft, Skirt: Target, Pink Shoes: ShoeDazzle, Pants: Express, Strappy Shoes: Marshalls, Bag: Guess, Watch: Michael Kors, Necklace: I think I picked this up in NYC at a wholesale market, Bracelet: Lord's Prayer: HandPicked/Love.Faith.Hope: The Bag Lady, Rings: $6 vendor (photos: Carrie Hawkins Foust)
 I'm not sure what drew me to this bright chartreuse (mix of bright yellow and green) shirt this weekend. Maybe it was because I received some sad news from home and I needed to cheer up. Whatever it was though, I was really drawn to it. So much so in fact that I wore it on Saturday night and all day today at work. I've said it before and I'll say it again. I don't really have the capacity for creativity on Monday mornings, so I usually end up recycling something I wore the weekend before. Bright neon colors are big for Spring, and although it is not quite Spring yet, the sunshine makes me want to rush it. On Saturday night a bunch of friends and I got together to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. We played pool, drank big tall beers out of frothy mugs, had cake, and laughed until it hurt. It was a perfect night and just what I needed. We were just going to a bar to hang out, but I felt like dressing up a little bit, so although I could have easily paired this top with dark denim and boots, I decided against it and went for this comfy black and white striped skirt that I scored at Target a couple of weeks ago. It has an exposed hardware like zipper in the back which I love. It was a little cold out by 9pm when we left the house, so I put on black tights with it, and paired it with these bright pink suede  pumps (perhaps I was still high from my previous color blocking post). I love chartreuse and pink together. I am a child of the 80's and I can't quite fight the urge to pair one neon color with another...ala Cyndi Lauper. I really like the way silver accessories look with bright colors, so I ignored my (favored) gold jewelry for some silver stuff. I have had this necklace forever and never worn it before. I think it was the green and blue in it that really drew me to it, and initially I had these rings on opposite hands, but decided to stack one on top of the other for more of a statement piece. For work today I grabbed this shirt (that was still hanging off of the knob on my nightstand) and threw on some simple black slacks. I almost put on plain black pumps, but last minute grabbed these strappy, peep-toed Jessica Simpsons. They are tan, camel, and black and had yet to be broken in. Sometimes I think I use my day job as an excuse to break in very non-corporate America looking shoes. These were surprisingly comfortable, at least until about 4pm (which could possibly be a new, personal record for my absurdly large collection of non-sensible shoes).


  1. FIRST! :) Who's my lil fashion plate?! lol You look good in everything Melissa! Hopefully if I keep reading your blog I'll always look as fabulous as you!
    XOXO Twila

  2. Twila, my dear...you better stop with that nonsense. You ALWAYS look great! You are doing it!!! Working mom, wife, home renovator and diva...somebody stop her! XO