Tuesday, March 5, 2013

How I Wear My: Green

My Luxe Rachel Zoe olive green military-style jacket.

It’s March! While winter is still very much around for a lot of the country, it will be spring (and Easter!) by the end of the month so Adrienne of The Rich Life (on a budget) and I thought it’s a perfect time to celebrate the upcoming season by showing “How I Wear My: Green.”

Green is a color I don’t have a lot of in my wardrobe so when I saw this olive green military style jacket by Rachel Zoe last fall, I jumped on it. I got it on eBay for the very nice price of $30 from Phoenix Trading Company. It was a perfect transaction, and they even accept returns if something doesn’t fit. I highly recommend them!

I use the scarf to tone down the military feel of the jacket.

I love the big pockets, I love the belt!

I usually wear the jacket with a black chenille scarf from J. Crew, jeans, and black wedge boots so I don’t look like I just walked right off an army base. And a red nail goes great with this jacket and makes me think of Rachel herself! This jacket was originally sold on QVC as part of the “Luxe Rachel Zoe” line and I have to say, the quality is excellent. It is lined in a gorgeous shimmery peridot green and the buttons and belt buckle are gold. My husband’s comment when he saw this in my closet was one of dismay. “That looks expensive,” he said. “30 bucks!” I told him with glee.

You know I love military style. Aye-aye, Captain!

My other favorite green piece is an emerald green velveteen scarf with fringe that I bought from a street vendor in Manhattan not long after I moved here in 1996. It’s an oldie but a goodie!

My emerald green Manhattan street scarf. I still love it.

You have to see the looks in green over at Adrienne’s. I think you will love them all.

For April, Adrienne and I would love to see your everyday handbag, the workhorse of your wardrobe! Whether it’s designer or no-name, vintage or new, low-key or flashy, send a picture to Adrienne or me by April 3 for “How I Wear My: Everyday Handbag.”

Do you wear yours over your shoulder, across your body, tucked under your arm or dangling from your wrist? No matter how you hold your handbag, we want to see you carrying it so be sure to include your stylish self in your photo.


silkpathdiary said...

I love your military jacket and your velvet scarf is adorable - very luxe!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I really like the military jacket...get look, Jill!!

jill815 said...

Hi Silk Path and Pam! Thank you ladies so much for joining us over at Adrienne's. I think this may be my absolute favorite post in the 'How I Wear My' series. XO, Jill

gracefully50 said...

Great jacket!! I'd love to get my hands on one, too! And for $30?! Yes, pleez!

Adrienne Shubin said...

Love the military look on you, Jill. And that dark green scarf is gorgeous! You can't beat that $30 price tag. I love when husband's say, "that looks expensive" and we get to tell them it wasn't at all.

What a turnout this month for HIWM! Biggest ever.
xoxo, a

Bella Q said...

I love both greens of you Jill! That jacket is going to go great with a nice summer floral frock too. And some black boots.


Excellent military jacket. I am a fan of military styles like you. You look stylish and I love the green scarf Jill. Have a lovely week! The series turned out great! xx/Madison

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Love the military look to your jacket!! Your husband's ' 'it looks expensive' comment (you had him worried there for a sec!) lolzzzz

grunge-queen said...

Jill, gorg jacket - love the detailing too, and it looks great with the pants. Thanks for including me in today's installment. I just put up a "How I Wear My: Greens" post and linked back to you guys. Alas, didn't get to snap that other green jacket I was telling you about but I did do a little green retrospective and even threw in a green baby find in honour of the occasion. Thanks again; I love this series! :) xoxo

happyface313 said...

I think both look lovely on you - the jacket and the shawl!
Shoot, I forgot to join the "how to wear..." again. I knew what I was going to wear, just simply missed the date. Well, I'll write the new date for the bag how to in my calendar now ;-) :-) Take care :-)

Veshoevius said...

Oh that Rachel Zoe jacket is A FIND! You look so smart in it! I love those gold buttons on it. Like you it took a while to unearth the green in my wardrobe - thanks for inviting me to participate, it was fun!