style : green + pink

Lilly scarf for Breast Cancer Awareness sponsored by Ford Motors.

Hi Everyone -

I hope you're all still with us after our day of things ugly here in quaintland? It wasn't so bad and a little bit cathartic, but I have no plans to do it again anytime soon. I would definitely encourage all of you to consider it because I'd love to see your dirty laundry so to speak. Sharing is caring ;). Ok, now back to our regularly scheduled posting.

Today is St. Patrick's Day and we live in a neighborhood with many people of Irish descent and will be having the customary corned beef and cabbage dinner tonight - can't wait. I have several friends from Ireland who never really had that meal until they arrived in the US, which is interesting. I also used to work on Fifth Avenue and have seen & heard the grand parade many times. All day long the beat of the bass drum - thump, thump, thump, thump!

In keeping with the green [+pink] theme, I saw an episode last week on Martha Stewart about the 50th anniversary of Lilly Pultizer. I don't have many pieces of Lilly's or come from the customary waspy background, but I embraced preppydom when I was in college and somewhat ever since. Scott is also quite preppy and does come from the customary waspy background. Since green + pink is a classic color combination, I thought it would be fun to feature them, today.

Erin Go Bragh (Ireland Forever) and Lilly, too!

xo, Cindy

Kate Spade for Lilly : see the word lilly in green?

The Preppy Handbook is a classic. The Sea of Grass is the perfect color combo.

Brooks Brothers shirt. I took this photo the other day, which is why it's not on white like the others.

Swell paper Bermuda bag by Cynthia Rowley.

Lacoste is my preference, but Scott likes Ralph Lauren polo shirts.

I don't know why I have this Tipsy In Madras book as we don't drink. Kate Spade paisley journal.

PS I'm trying a soft focus setting on my camera and getting the white balance just right has been a challenge. The light is changing for the better as we transition into spring, but is also taking some adjustment. If I don't set the exposure just right, it is a real struggle for me in post-production as my hair tends to get very messy when I pull on it ;).


Joyce said...

I like the KS purse! My husband has family in Ireland and your right they don't celebrate like we do! LOL...
Enjoy your meal tonight!
Happy St. Patty's Day!

marie-louise said...

Nice colors - It feels like spring!

Jude said...

Here's to pink and green! Happy St. Patty's Day to you.

hmstrjam said...

yay happy st. patricks! i love the 'ugly post' love those stacks of magazines! tipsy in madras is a hoot! wtf? will be enjoying corn beef and cabbage here tonight as well!

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Great photos Cindy.

I'm so curious about the soft focus thingy. I haven't tried that. Are you going bold and using the manual function on your camera? I've just started experimenting with it on my good camera, which is old school, i.e., film. I haven't developed the rolls yet, so have no idea what the results will be. ;)

Cindy said...

suzanne - thanks to helen at tartelette i'm now shooting on aperture mode. i'm making some minor adjustments to white balance and exposure while trying more things as i go along. the 'soft' focus is in the optimize image menu for a nikon d60.

i got a vintage 35mm film camera for christmas and my first roll of film was blank. i don't know what i'm doing and forget to use it when i set up the still life photos. ugh! i'm looking forward to seeing your pics and have no fear that they won't be blank, too ;).

Anonymous said...

Your photos are perfect for St. Patrick's day, with a modern and chic twist!

I also truly enjoyed your "ugly" post, most specifically about the bright side you shared about every negative drawback. You are absolutely right about how lucky we all are.

please sir said...

Great examples and you are doing great with your photo work. I really loved your ugly post - thanks for being so honest!

Helene said...

I laughed this morning when my dad came downstairs in his bright green Lacoste shirt and did not even realise it was St Paddy's day!
Lovely colors!!

Deniz said...

uh, i love pink&green-combos, its great and all time favorite!

happy st.patrick's day!

Blair Friedeman said...

oh, I do love lily and this color combination. I actually own the preppy handbook--quite a fun read:)

Krissy | Paper Schmaper said...

haha! The preppy handbook- my husband insisted that his ONE book (the preppy handbook) be displayed properly in our home library :)
happy st pat's day!

Anonymous said...

Lovely choice of colours there, I have to play more with my camera, I'm getting there!!