The Power of Green and White

I don't know what exactly it is about a kelly green and white print, but to me, it's like catnip. Sure, green is a healing color, the color or nature, representative of spiritual this that and the other thing, and about eight million other things that you may or may not choose to believe, but at the end of the day, I just like it because it looks cool. Or I think it does, anyway. I suppose knowing that you only paid $5.99 for your green and white printed jersey dress at the local Goodwill back in your hometown, USA probably has something to do with it. Yep, again. $5.99. It was a really good thrift haul for summer dresses, what can I say?

Green and white. That reminds me of a story (dubious segue alert). I was in Glasgow last week for a dental appointment. On my way back to the multi-story car park where I had left the car, I stopped at Starbucks for the ubiquitous coffee, which naturally comes in their signature green and white cup. Upon leaving the car park, I had a sudden realisation that I had left my brand-new Starbucks coffee on top of my car and drove off; the oldest trick in the book! "Ah well" I thought to myself, "that's that then". It's not like after driving down four stories of steep, corkscrew parking ramps and over speed bumps that the coffee would still be sitting on top of my car. Clearly it was not meant to be.

As I wound my way through Glasgow rush hour on my way to the M8, this guy in a black SUV pulled up next to me. After some rather amusing gesturing, I understood that he wanted me to roll down my window.

Yep, you guessed it.

"You've got a coffee on your car."

It was still there. No foolin'.

"Oh my GOD, it's still there!?!? Holy cow, I thought I'd lost it!" I shrieked.

I pulled-over (sort of) right there in the middle of traffic, retrieved my Starbucks cup (which was still warm), toasted the guy in his SUV (who was slumped over the steering wheel over laughing), took a giant swig, and continued on my way.  One of life's small victories!

Green and white. For me, they are officially the colors of lucky.

So thank you random Glaswegian guy in the SUV for your good citizenship, and thank you Starbucks for making such aerodynamically sound receptacles for your coffees.

thrifted jersey dress (originally Old Navy), similar / Naturalizer shoes (old), similar / gold plated coin ring (old), similar

This post has been happily shared with Style Nudge and Happiness at Mid-Life


  1. Another wonderful dress, another wonderful stamping, another simple and uncomplicated design, another demonstration of the most basic elegance. M love the way the neck, pockets and belt. I like long sleeves and long dress, so feminine, so elegant. I love the look.

  2. i have done the coffee on the roof more than once! Love this dress, very Diane von Furstenberg. xox

  3. I love Kelly green and white. I wished it look better on me, but no... Cannot wear it. It is just a happy color. Love this dress. It's very flattering and love your coffee story.

  4. Hello there from drought-ridden SoCal! I'm a longtime reader, first-timer commenting.....great dress: crisp, summery and thrifted (Goodwill rocks!). Great story....I spit up my coffee with a loud and blurty guffaw. Geez.
    Always a pleasure reading your stories..have a good one!

  5. I adore green.

    You are obviously a very conscientious mellow driver.


  6. This dress is stunning on you and those are some great nude heels.


    Would love to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  7. Dress fab. Coffee story fab. You too are fab. Such a big fan x


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