Thursday, April 2, 2009
I love a chartreuse. It is not for the faint of heart and can look quite tacky if not done right. But what's chartreuse anyway?
Chartreuse (pronounced shahr-trooz, -troos) a color halfway between yellow and green that was named because of its resemblance to the green color of one of the French liqueurs called green chartreuse, introduced in 1764; whereas chartreuse (the traditional color) is a yellow color mixed with a small amount of green that was named because of its resemblance to the yellow color of one of the French liqueurs called yellow chartreuse, introduced in 1838.
The color precisely halfway between green and yellow, so it is 50% green and 50% yellow. Chartreuse is the most visible color to the human eye because it sits directly in the middle of the frequencies of visible light (Wikipedia).
Turquoise Cardigan - thrifted
Chartreuse Top - JCrew
Skirt - Laundry
Braided belt - H&M
Earrings,bracelet & necklace- thrifted