luck of the irish

top o' the morning to ya!!
happy st. patrick's day ya'll!!
seeing as i'm only the tiniest of tiny smidgens irish, i'm only giving you a smidgen of green.
partly because i don't own anything kelly green and mostly because this day snuck upon me and i was not fully prepared with a head to toe leprechaun look.
i DO own a pile of army/olive green and while it's not a shade designated for st patty's only, it's serving its purpose for today.
 i love love love these shorts!!
they are my new favorite "dolphin" fit, which is basically like a dressed up track short.
the faux leather waistband and pocket trim give a little touch of luxe and add the "expensive" factor to an otherwise cheap pair of shorts (im talkin 17 bucks from F21!)
i paired it with this leopard print blouse to dress it up an extra notch and slung on my favorite ivory blazer (also from Forever 21) to lighten the look.
when putting together outfits, i don't really believe in matching, i like to coordinate, so for me, its all about the details.  
the waist on the shorts, the zippers on the blazer, the sparkle in my heal; they are the touches that matter in pulling together a polished look.
what's your process in dressing??  do you start with 1 feature piece and work from there??
"luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" 

ALL IMAGES MARIE RODRIGUEZ
armstrong blouse StyleMint // ivory blazer Forever 21 similar here and here // olive shorts Forever 21 similar here and here // eileen heels ShoeMint also love Bovary and Giselle // cross-body bag Rachel Rachel Roy // sunnies Forever 21 love these // leather wrap Stella & Dot // watch Michael Kors // bangles Alex and Ani // midi rings BaubleBar