Sweater, Tommy Hilfiger. Scarf and jeans, Banana Republic. Flats, Geox.
OK, so I know that this outfit is not exactly original, but you may be surprised to learn that it landed me several compliments (and only a couple of those were backhanded) when I debuted it at work last spring. I believe one guy even called me original, suggesting that I'd somehow invented pink and green. Together. Obviously this man had never been golfing, or anywhere in New England, or noticed Andy Bernard's wardrobe on The Office. But who was I to teach him about the preps and the wasps? Besides, it's not like making such an outrageous claim was beneath me. Back in high-school, I terrorized my little sister with the Kelly Green and Lavender combination. "Soooo me," "no one else thought of it," and "I should patent this," were heard leaving my lips. And although I like to think I've matured since then, my sister won't let me forget it. Undeserved flattery from a coworker instead of warranted mockery from a family member? Yes, please!