Friday, December 3, 2010

Look of the Day: Chartreuse By Any Other Name

Chartreuse is fast becoming one of my favorite colors. Funny thing is, I didn't know what color chartreuse was until just a few years ago. You see, I was under the impression chartreuse was a reddish shade. I never mentioned my mistake before but today I decided to investigate aka Google. Good old Wikipedia informed me that it was not my mistake for not correctly knowing what hue chartreuse is; in fact it was Crayola's fault.

"This was a mistake most likely due to the fact that the Crayola crayon company incorrectly labeled an amber-like color in 1972 as being chartreuse; this color was in 1990 re-labeled Atomic Tangerine."
{via wikipedia page "chartreuse"}

Ah ha! Right in the prime of my color learning experience and the height of my crayon usage, Crayola had misinformed me. It wasn't my mistake after all, perhaps it was my mistake for relying on Crayola for my color expertise. In any case, I am a big fan of crayons. To this day I have a jar full of them on my desk. So I forgive you Crayola for misguiding me, we all make mistakes.
"We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box."
~Robert Fulghum~
That's not junk in the trunk, that's an iPhone in the pocket.
Forever 21 Sweater, Nordstom Button up Top, Jbrand jeggins, Deena and Ozzy Tread boots.
Have a great Friday and weekend!!


  1. Hahaha, LOL at the iPhone comment.
    I love this sort of preppy look on you.

  2. LOL. I love that! You look smashing. Thanks for all the blog comments lately-- I'm jumping back on the blogging wagon! :)

  3. I love this look - and on you it is perfect. Thanks for sharing... I am going to copy you! ;) Have a nice weekend and I look forward to your next blog... they are always so fun.

  4. Thanks for clearing that up. I also wasn't really sure what Chartreuse was exactly :) You look great in the colour by the way and I love your boots. Have a great weekend!


  5. I always thought the same thing although it wasn't because of a crayola lol I always thought it sounded like a name for a red wine haha so always related it to a shade of red! Love this outfit! And The iPhone comment cracked me up!!!


  6. that's the color dress i wore last night to a red carpet event!

  7. I'm going to look for the same sweater/shirt combo tmrw! I think it's such a cute look for work and after!

  8. I would have never guessed it was that color! lol...really cute outfit :)

  9. Lol about chartreuse! I learned the color from the movie "That Thing You Do!" One of the characters said "Chartreuse with envy." So it makes sense that it would be green. :p

    You look great! But you and those darn boots! You keep tempting me to buy them everytime you wear them!! Grr! :p

  10. haha junk in the trunk!
    i like how you mixed together the black pants and brown ankle boots with the different colored tops. Black and brown is one of my favorite color combination, but its not easily done. Beautiful job!