Tammy: Green Velvet and St. Patrick’s Day Enchantment

By Tammy Seibert

“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time – a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.”  – Adrienne Cook

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Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day and choosing an outfit can be tricky. Sure you could pile on shamrock necklaces or throw on a Lucky Charms t-shirt but who wants to walk around looking like a leprechaun?

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The key to wear green for St. Patrick’s Day is to mix with neutrals and denim and let it shine. If it’s competing with other non-neutral colors, it won’t be the star of your outfit which defeats the purpose of wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day…right?

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The wind is fierce in Oklahoma. The wind truly comes sweeping down the plains. The temperatures around here can give you whiplash.

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March is such a fun, challenging month, wardrobe wise. Let’s be honest: it’s just straight up challenging in Oklahoma. One day we have record-setting, 70-degree sunshine and then it’s cold and rainy or flurries and straddling the line between hair-frizzing humidity and springy chill. So how do you dress for this kind of weather?

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Marcie talked about this on Monday with season transitions but you can also transition daily in March by wearing layers.

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I am wearing a romantic floral chiffon blouse and black denim jeans with black booties with a moss green velvet jacket that is over 12 years old but I still love the color and style of the jacket. It’s a great way to dress up jeans to feel more feminine. Wearing a velvet blazer can immediately upgrade your jeans in an ultra versatile way. I personally think it’s still okay to wear velvet into the middle of March in Oklahoma. The official start to spring is March 20 so the spring equinox is close on our heels and soon the Redbud trees will be budding out once again in Oklahoma but for now I’m dreaming of green in velvet.

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Fifty-four years of life has given me the freedom to embrace my curves! Lord knows … I fought the way God made me my entire life. I’m not Twiggy…I’m Tammy! I’m not a size 2 but I’m truly seeing the beauty in who I was created to be! Fearless and free to be me!

The Real-Real Behind the Scenes: Tammy’s Book Recommendation

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Living a Beautiful Life: 500 Ways to Add Elegance, Order, Beauty and Joy to Every Day of Your Life, by Alexandra Stoddard

My mom and I love this author. Alexandra Stoddard is one of our favorites, and I own 14 of her books. They are all good. We have heard her speak a couple of times in Oklahoma City at the Women’s Health Forum that Integris hosts and once in Dallas on book tour. With the publication of her first book, Living A Beautiful Life, she originated the idea of creating an atmosphere of beauty and tranquility with simple touches that turn the ordinary into extraordinary.

Through her writing and lectures, she has encouraged millions to brighten their lives and their homes but turning mundane task into small pleasurable rituals that add beauty and joy to everything they do including bedroom rituals. This fashion blog encourages our readers to explore what dressing over 50 means to you…Alexandra Stoddard delves even deeper by asking us to slow down and enjoy our daily rituals with dressing and undressing and arranging our wardrobes in an environment that should be a beautiful, private sanctuary for the mindful woman. Does your closet suit you? With March 20 right around the corner, it might be a good time to think about spring cleaning and what that means for your wardrobe and closet.

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Shopping Links

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Lost + Wander Bonbon Velvet Blazer, Nordstrom, $120.

Crushed Velvet Moto Jacket, Forever 21, Small only, $30.

Velvet Bomber Jacket, Olive, Ruby Claire Boutique, Small and Medium only, $30.

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Velvet Blazer, Plus Size, Jessica London, $34 – $45.

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Chiffon Blouse, Black Floral, H&M, $13.

Floral Two Pocket Zip Front Blouse, Express, $60.

Floral Print Deep V Blouse, IVRose, $20.

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Mid Rise Baby Boot Jeans, GAP, $28.

Mid-Rise Micro-Flare Jeans, Blackjack, Old Navy, $37.

Vince Camuto Elvin Leather Shooties, Black Nappa, Dillard’s, $78.

 

*Photos of Tammy by Marcie Everhart

3 Comments

  1. St Patrick’s Day is always a great day to wear GREEN! The jacket is a specially beautiful color of green, and makes your blonde hair really shine. I so enjoy seeing the pieces you put together and makes me think about what I can mix and match at a much older age than 54. You look terrific.

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