Can green be a neutral?

When it’s as subdued as it is in these jeans, I’d say so.


I always wear brown as a neutral. And I tend to layer it. Like here, in the three different shades of my belt, my vest and my cardigan.


Quite the earthy colour palette, isn’t it?


A little less earthy? My shbooties. They’re pure city.


So the only question is: can this pose be any more posey? Ummmm, doubt it.

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  • Reply sofiasophie September 27, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    I think this is one of my fav outfit!
    beautifull, everything, love the colours and the combo is just perfect, casual but elegant and edgy…. perfect!

  • Reply quelle September 28, 2009 at 12:06 am

    loving this colour palette and layering!
    ps – did you end up going to the shoe sale?

  • Reply miriam September 28, 2009 at 2:35 am

    i think you’re pretty good at posing ; )

  • Reply la flore et la faune September 28, 2009 at 2:46 am

    let’s try a haiku.

    Green pants
    Are the stem
    Of a lovely flower

  • Reply la flore et la faune September 28, 2009 at 4:28 am

    Dear Kelsey,

    I tag you with the “Over the Top” award. So you have to answer a few questions with one word and then hand the award over to others.

    Questions are there :

  • Reply Gerri Ward September 28, 2009 at 7:32 am

    WOW! I agree with Sophia Sophie, this is one of my fave outfits too! The color combination is rich and the outfit from top to bottom is sheer ELEGANCE with a FABULOUS EDGE for detail !!!:)

  • Reply Kelsey September 28, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Sofia — Favourite? Really?!?! Why, thank you.

    Quelle — no, I didn’t end up shoe shopping. But I still need black boots. Yeesh.

    Miriam — seriously. It’s a bit out of control.

    La Flore — let’s try a limerick:

    There once was an illustrator from France
    Who I bet wears really nice pants
    Gave the Anthology an award
    And proclaimed “Oh my word”
    So I just wanted to say “thanks”

    Gerri — Elegant aaaand edgy? Thank you!

  • Reply Teresa September 28, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Really love the pants. That particular shade is really nice and ‘earthy’ ;-)

  • Reply lisa September 28, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Olive green is one of my favourite neutrals too. It’s got just enough oomph to look good with denim and black but is subdued, just as you said.

  • Reply nicole September 28, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Kelsey, you can do no wrong. love the outfit! I think olive green does count as a neutral, at least to me haha. I love the draping of the vest and of course your gorgeous shbooties :) cute bag too!


  • Reply Etrapar September 28, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    I love you vest and if you think taht your outfit it’s to earthy you simply need a colorful necklace…but I think it’s ok without like it is ^.^
    PS: you should read this post from Dream Sequins

  • Reply Fiona September 29, 2009 at 2:31 am

    I love how you pair the outfit. It looked really good!

  • Reply Saskia September 29, 2009 at 6:19 am


    It’s perfect!

    I have a new Toast jacket the exact same shade as your trousers… very neutral if you ask me!

    Saskia x

  • Reply dreamsequins September 29, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Yes- your pose could be more pose-y ;) If you put your hand on your hip. And did a fish face. I love you in the layers of autumn. And your shbooties.

  • Reply bonnie September 29, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    looove this green color! you look wonderful.

  • Reply Gabbi September 29, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Lovely outfit! Especially the Shoobooties! :) Did I spell it right…

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