Any of you who have been reading for quite some time and have come to know me well through my blog most likely figured out that my title truly has little to do with the color of my top and more to do with my obsession with the theatre. Think “Ms. Darbus” in High School Musical – that’s how much I loved theatre when I was in school. I still have such a fondness towards the arts, primarily theatre, since I grew up with it and know so much about it. While I may not be up-to-date on the latest and greatest (I still haven’t listened to the Hamilton soundtrack all the way through – don’t hate me), I will never grow tired of my favorite show: Wicked. I could listen to that score twenty times a day, every day of the year, and I would never cease adoring it. One of my favorite songs from the show is “One Short Day (In the Emerald City)” and it was instantly what I thought about when I put on this emerald-green top.
Now that I’ve scared off half my readers with my theatrical mumbo-jumbo and total nerding out, let’s get on to the outfit. Winter has been bizarre this year, with the temperatures coasting along at about 45-60°F during the day. On the afternoon when I shot this look, the wind may have nearly lifted the extensions right off my head, but the sun kept me and my blogger bestie mostly warm – warm enough for a short-sleeved top! I picked up this sheer, lace, emerald top at Target (also available in a light mauve) the other day while browsing for transitional pieces. With spring coming up relatively soon, I wanted to be prepared and not caught off guard on the warmer days.
When looking for early spring clothing items, I tend to pick up pieces that can be as versatile as possible. If it can be warn either beneath a jacket or cardigan, over a short-sleeved top, and easily dressed up or down, it meets the criteria. With this top, I got everything I was looking for, and used it to “dress up” a more casual outfit. I slipped on my favorite pair of skinnies, grabbed my most-loved bag, and accessorized with the cutest tassel earrings of all time. These black tassels are available short or long in length, and in an extensive array of colors. They’re handmade and of the most excellent quality from Court Perk Designs. The owner, Courtney, was sweet enough to give my readers a special discount code: tassel20 for 20% off your purchase!
This spring, I’m hoping to incorporate more texture into my wardrobe. I absolutely love lace, velvet, and all things embroidered! I’ll also be attempting to bring more colors to my palette. I’ve grown so acclimated to wearing black on black on black during these winter months, that a pop of pink or blue will be quite refreshing. What’s on your mind for transitioning your wardrobe from winter to spring?