Sunday, 24 July 2011

14% Green

I’m branching out!

Anyone who’s known me for any length of time quickly realises that I like green. A lot.

I am frequently dubbed “green lady” or “green faerie”. Because, for the past ten years or so, I’ve worn exclusively clothes that are green.

35 green laundry

All my clothes are green – everything, right down to my bras and knickers. Well, I shouldn’t exaggerate; I don’t wear *only* green, I also wear Forest and Hunter and Sage and Emerald and Kelly green. Asparagus, Fern, Jungle, Moss, Pine, Shamrock, Bottle green, and occasionally Lime and Khaki.

My closet is a pleasing assortment of greens, it makes me happy to see all the shades, and feel like I’m in a lush forest.

53 green closet

People frequently give me green things; just because they’re green. Or they assume some random lost object they’ve found *must* me mine, because it’s green.

So when I went around the village on the weekend sporting a new pair of brightly-striped rainbow socks, it caused quite a stir! I love my new socks, and they are, in fact, only 14.28% green!

59 14percentgreen

This could be the start of a revolution!


  1. Why the green?? Apart from the loveliness of the various shades ;-)

  2. Why?? um... I think I just started out by waking up every morning and choosing what I felt like wearing, and it was always green.
    I didn't go all-green overnight, it was a slow process over about two years... but now I just don't feel right wearing anything else.

  3. Love the socks! Totally hot. :)

  4. Glad you approve, Beth. They are cute, and not grey in the slightest ;)

  5. Jeeej for that! I am more the rainbow kind, got some brown, white en black things in my closet and contemplating if I should get rid of it.
    Choosing a favourite colour makes it so much easier to choose in de morning or to buy in a shop.
    People also get me colourful things, they always know great gifts for my birthday.
    Nice green colours you have got there :) <3

  6. You are looking beautiful as ever, with or without your rainbow socks ;)

  7. Yay your socks are here, they are gorgeous as is your beaming smile in that photo xo

  8. Love green scrumptious!
    And the socks! They are so very HAPPY!!
    happy socks, happy toes!!
    Life is good!!
    You go girl!!

  9. Love the rainbow socks. A perfect way to branch out.

  10. Green is my favourite colour, then brown, purple & black. I've always though all your greens were lovely.

  11. Love, love, love the rainbow socks! You are rockin' that outfit, mama! Blessings.

  12. I love that you calculated the percentage of green.
    (and that you like Kermit)

  13. What can I say; I enjoy mathematics and I have a rockin style sense :)


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