Yes, as all my friends know, I am insane. I get these weird little ideas and I run with them. I started a green trend in the beginning of March. Then I tried to see if I could stretch it out. I decided that I would see if I could wear green for every day until St Patrick’s Day without repeating anything, not the green and for the most part, not the other items at well. I ended up wearing skirts more than usual because I only have so many pants.
I decided I would would stop on St Patrick’s day because everyone else would be wearing green and I don’t want to be part of a large herd (I like special small herds).
This is what I am wearing today. (click images for larger version)
Wearing green for 17 days and stopping on the day most other people join in is bad enough but then I decided that I needed to take a picture of all the green things I wore for 17 days (I started on Feb 28).
This is everything green I wore in a pile of variations of greens.
This is everything I wore in the order I wore it Monday through Sunday of each week (the last week was only M-W). I did stop at pulling out everything I wore and only stuck to the green things.
Yes, I do have a list of what was on what day as well as what else was in the outfit. I thought to be nice to everyone (and not bore them) and not write it all out here. I would have taken daily pictures if I knew at the beginning that this was something I was going to do.
And I just couldn’t stop. This is most of the other things of green that I could wear but didn’t for different reasons. Some have holes in them, some are skirts that are way to short to wear to work or on a windy day, some are to big but still wearable. Some are just inappropriate for where I had to wear them. Some could have worked but I just didn’t have enough days to include them.
I was upset with my lack of planning after the first week because I had worn multiple green items when I didn’t realize I might have the ability and the clothes and the insanity to stretch it out to the 17th. I felt I wasted them when I could have used them later as individual green items. Then I really dug into my closet and realized I have a lot more clothes than I ever think I do. I did not repeat a single green item. My greens ranged from emerald to khaki to sea green to grass green to light green to dark green to olive green to sage green. Just a few greens. The odd thing is that for some reason, each of these greens actually looks good on me. I would expect some of them to be good and some to be bad, but I think they all work. At least that is my impression and no one has admitted to me that a green didn’t work when asked. They could be lying to me but surely I am not that imposing.
And no, green is not my favorite color and not the color I have the most of. I just have a lot of a lot of colors, green being one of them.
Someone suggested that I finish out March wearing green every day. I think that is more than even I could handle. I just don’t have that much green. Although, I didn’t count things that have some green in them somewhere…
To quote furycom, I am such a freak.