Happy St. Patty's Day!
No boozing for me today. Instead, I have a nice dinner with my very own Irish leprechaun (that's him on his first day of high school!!!)
It was a "working" dinner. We finally finalized details for his quickly approaching 31st birthday. We are doing a 13 year-old boy theme complete with Donkey Kong tournament, Shakey's Mojo potatoes and a dress code straight out of 1990.
It's going to get real nerdy up in our house. 90210 nerdy.
Forever 21 black pocket dress
Fuchsia wrap sweater
Marc Jacobs Sophia bag
Marc Jacobs green heart kitten mary janes
Louis Vuitton earrings
Faux Louis Vuitton bangle
Forever 21 green bead necklace
I will admit it...I love costume parties. LOVE THEM. Love Halloween. LOVE IT! Love black tie events! LOVE 'EM!
However, the whole wearing a Hawaiian shirt on "Hawaiian shirt day" at work or green on St. Patrick's day tends to feel forced to me. Awkward fashion dictating seems to lead people into fashion faux paus they would never normally make. I bet you can attest to this after seeing some real green horror scenes today...
But I decided to try to put that all aside this year. Decided not to be such a fashionista narc. Opted instead to have fun with the green mandate and make it fashionable and natural extension of my taste level.
Built the outfit from the ground up. Specifically around my purliest Marc Jacobs shoes. They are truly heaven on earth. The pot of Lucky Charms at the end of the rainbow, if you will.
They garnered quite the reaction at The Office. Lots of "FUN shoes" "Well, just LOOK at those" "how FESTIVE." It was funny to me. They are just green shoes with hearts on them, people, keep walking, nothing to see ;)
Bought them resale at Buffalo Exchange years ago for about $50 bucks. Super comfortable kitten heel and when you walk in the sunlight the hearts reflect the light. Twinkle-toes-style!!!
The shape reminds me of yesterday's vintage shoes that I got for $2 at an estate sale 6 years ago. Marc does such great retro designs with a modern twist. Adore him.
The color palette came to me in a dream last night. I flashed on a magazine photo I had seen with some Hollywood bobblehead wearing hot pink and kelly green.
So preppy. So Camp Beverly Hills. So Juicy Couture.
Added the bead necklace at the end followed by the new Louis earrings (gold and fuchsia) with my little faux bangle that I also scored in black.
Felt cute and quirky and carefree all day. Yay to getting over myself on a Monday.
p.s. I am pretty darn excited that the Bachelor started today. I haven't watched it much in recent years but it always fascinates the psychologist in me. It's like rats in a maze to me. The ultimate psycho(logy) experiment.